Writers’ Quiet Space

Assigned to read an entire manuscript in a weekend, we discovered much more than just the words given to us. My daughter and I received the delightful but daunting request to read an author-friend’s 294-page manuscript. I agreed to write a thorough review, and...

Educating Children with Special Needs

Our Simply Classical Curriculum begins at the beginning with stories, oral language, and readiness. We believe ALL children can benefit from the delight, beauty, and wonder of a good story! From ages 2 through high school, our Simply Classical Curriculum provides...

Aging Cheerfully

My grandma danced when she turned 100. To many her life was quiet and unassuming, but to me her life was Nothing Ordinary. I now envision my grandma dancing in heaven, no longer blind, but still dancing. She often told me she “never expected to live so long on this...

What Is Classical Education?

One of my favorite speaking sessions is “Classical Christian Education: Beautifully Defined.” This is also my most well-attended session, no matter where I speak. I think we are hungry for beauty. In the classical tradition we speak of speak of this triad:...

Shining Like the Stars Forever and Ever

  On this, the anniversary of my father-in-law’s death, I remember my daughter’s words in the last months of his long life. In the book Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child, I share how my two children, despite their significant special needs,...

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