Homeschooling?, Book Writing, & Ordinary Days

by Edie Wadsworth on September 22, 2014


“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life.  Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears.  Show them how to cry when pets and people die.  Show them the infinite pleasure in […]


This Goodbye

by Edie Wadsworth on August 12, 2013


I’ve been anticipating this day for months.  The first day of school.  The first day my 7th graders will call someone else teacher.  As I drove home from Asheville this weekend, memories of our days together flooded my mind.  I came home, collapsed into Stevie’s arms, and asked him how in the world I was […]


Why I Gave Up Homeschooling

by Edie Wadsworth on July 29, 2013

Why I gave up homeschooling via lifeingrace

How glorious the splendor of a human heart that trusts that it is loved. Well, first, I blame Instagram.  Everything was fine and dandy;  we were reading The Iliad and using chalk pastels to paint the prettiest chickens in the free world, when all the IG updates started in from kids at the Classical Christian […]

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Our Homeschool Curriculum, 2012:: 6th Grade

by Edie Wadsworth on January 7, 2013

If you haven’t subscribed to the blog, do so before Friday and you’ll receive my first ever newsletter!  You can subscribe here! You asked for an update on our homeschooling?  Be careful what you ask for This post has been in my drafts for 5 months.  Why the procrastination?  Because even after 5 years, this […]


Why I (almost) gave up homeschooling…….

by Edie Wadsworth on September 26, 2012

I’m writing this post as a preface to the bright and shiny one where I’ll  tell you about all the wonderful stuff we’ll be studying this year.   You’ll be tempted to think it’s all unicorns and butterflies here at the Wadsworth house.  This post will shatter all your illusions.  Proceed with caution.  Classical education […]


Homeschooling Curriculum::5th Grade

by Edie Wadsworth on January 20, 2012

I’ve been meaning to do this post since September. A lot of you have asked about our curriculum and though it hasn’t changed drastically since the beginning, I do tweak it every year in a effort to find what best suits my girls and their learning styles and our classical education goals. This is our […]


Why I {still} homeschool

by Edie Wadsworth on August 5, 2011

It is a delicate thing, this public writing.   To write honestly about something you love without conveying a sense of superiority or smugness.   I’m sure I fail at it miserably and I pray you’ll forgive my  shortcomings in this area. I simply couldn’t have expected this turn in my life—-that I would be […]


How to Homeschool::Homeschool Schedule

by Edie Wadsworth on December 2, 2010

It’s almost time to wake the little girls so we can head out on a field trip. We’re going to see the Kingsport Ballet Nutcracker! I’m traveling somewhere else today too. Paige from the blog Simple Thoughts asked me to guest post on the details of ‘what i do in a day’. I sent the […]

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October Gave a Party…..

by Edie Wadsworth on October 22, 2010

i’m sitting on the deck this chilly morning. enjoying the cool weather, the warm coffee, the gorgeous view. finding so many reasons to be thankful. for the gift of vocation, where the sacred intersects the mundane. for the gift of teaching these children to love beautiful things. for the gift of marriage, where we see […]


Daily Homeschool Schedule {Getting It All Done}

by Edie Wadsworth on August 24, 2010

This has become one of the most frequently asked questions about our homeschool.   How do we fit it all into a day?   And still sleep and eat and relax. And I remember those early days when I was researching homeschooling.    I wanted to know every detail.  I poured over Susan Wise Bauer’s […]


Talking to God

by Edie Wadsworth on August 17, 2010

I’m so thankful to be off to such a wonderful start so far this year in our school-at-home.   I’m feeling a little more organized and relaxed, the girls are much more content and willing to work. And there’s just so much great stuff to learn. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I thought […]


Logos School Curriculum Choices 2010

by Edie Wadsworth on August 8, 2010

If you’re new here and visiting from Bring the Rain or from Heart of the Matter, welcome.   You can visit more of my homeschool links here or find out why in the world we ever decided to homeschool in the first place here.  We use the classical model with a blend of The Well […]


How to enjoy your kids in the summer

by Edie Wadsworth on June 14, 2010


1.  Encourage their creativity. Get out some paint or some clay or some crayons and create something. We’re taking a few weeks off from ‘school’ but as I’m hoping to blur the lines between ‘school’ and  ’life’, we’re still busy learning.   One of my very favorite bloggers Meg introduced this wonderful art blog last […]


Homeschool Nitty Gritty Update

by Edie Wadsworth on March 18, 2010


I think I’ve been a little gun shy about posting on our schooling progress without even realizing it.   Because I am a person who avoids conflict to a fault,  I don’t tend to deal well with snarky comments and emails and thankfully, they’ve been few and far between.   When they come, however, they […]


a little spring sewing

by Edie Wadsworth on January 22, 2010


Thank you for all your encouragement and advice yesterday. I don’t think I’ve ever attempted any harder task:  teaching my girls, facing my own demons,  and  praying that at end of the day, God fills in the gaps. We’ve spent the better part of two afternoons in the craft room—-which always seems to cure our […]

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