Classical Homeschooling: Staying the Course

by Edie Wadsworth on January 21, 2010


I find myself at a bit of crossroads in my homeschooling journey. For the sake of those who are new to this blog, I’m in my second year of homeschooling my two littlest children—7 and 9, both doing 3rd grade*ish work—after quitting my job 3 years ago as a family practice physician. I have loved […]


What I love about homeschooling: edition 1

by Edie Wadsworth on December 4, 2009


1. Going on field trips with 2 of the most well-behaved and fun-loving girls I know. (The Kingsport Ballet performs the Nutcracker—great performance) 2. The spontaneous holding of hands that still occurs, even at ages 7 and 9.3. Teaching the girls how to absolutely enjoy an afternoon in an antique store. (it helps when they […]


So, what does your winter uniform look like?

by Edie Wadsworth on October 17, 2009

As the cooler weather sets in and I am rummaging through my closet to find my boyfriend lounge pants, I am reminded of this post from last winter and thought I’d share it today. It’s another tribute to my love for make up. I am indeed a southern girl through and through. Visit my friend […]


Apples to Apples

by Edie Wadsworth on October 2, 2009

Is there anything that ushers in fall better than a trip to the apple farm on a cool, crisp autumn day? So, my friend Tammy and I loaded up our kids and headed for Carver’s Apple Orchard. We had lunch at their restaurant—-with honest to goodness apple fritters (deep fried no less) and fried catfish. […]


How We Spend our Days…….

by Edie Wadsworth on September 25, 2009

I am no pro at this. I am not even what most would call a ‘seasoned’ homeschooler. But as year 2 is delightfully underway, I am more convinced than ever that this is where I belong. I receive lots of emails about homeschooling and I am probably ill-equipped to answer them. I wish I were […]


Today’s (Not-So) Creative Blog Post

by Edie Wadsworth on September 17, 2009

hello, my name is edie and i have ADD. i’m highly distracted by all things shiny, and sweet…. and colorful….. so, when i should be sleeping, i sew quilt squares…….and when we should be counting by 6′s, we’re fighting over who gets to play (frightfully bang) on the new-to-us piano……and when we should be ironing […]


Geography lessons with the Griswalds

by Edie Wadsworth on August 26, 2009

As a vital part of our homeschool, I like to choose a few quality toys that they can play with while they’re listening to books on tape or while we’re taking breaks. Legos have to be my favorite, second only to Lincoln logs. But girl-ish legos are hard to come by. So, when I saw […]


Logos School gets ready for year 2…….

by Edie Wadsworth on July 28, 2009

To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly… all days holy, all men divine. R.W. Emerson Our homeschool starts almost as soon as we get back from vacation. I’ve been reading and searching and making our final selections. We’re making some changes this year, mostly in literature and math. In […]


Surround Them With Beauty

by Edie Wadsworth on July 11, 2009

This is part 3 of a 4 part series on Creating An Environment of Learning. The start of the series, along with links to parts 1 and 2 can be found here. It may surprise you that I have included ‘beauty’ as a cornerstone for learning. I hope you will soon agree that it is […]


Surround Them With Mentors

by Edie Wadsworth on July 1, 2009

Learning to knit from a great mentor, my mother-in-law This is the first part of a four part series on Creating an Environment of Learning for your children.  Read the introduction here.    I read a book recently,   A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver Van DeMille, which I will refer to as TJED,  that […]


Room Makeover: from Garage to Schoolroom

by Edie Wadsworth on June 29, 2009

When I decided to homeschool, I knew right away where the homeschool room would be;  the GARAGE!  I had already,  four years earlier, painted the floor and the walls and converted it into a playroom, so the transition to ‘schoolroom’ was inevitable.   I bought bookshelves and the most darling sofa EVER from IKEA and […]


Curriculum List and Review

by Edie Wadsworth on May 22, 2009

We follow a classical program called The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer.  It is history and literature based and  there is a lot of freedom to fill in the ‘specifics’ for each individual subject;  Susan makes recommendations and then you must figure out what works best for your family.  We have just finished our […]


Exhibit A: Honor’s Day

by Edie Wadsworth on May 7, 2009

It’s a curious thing, this homeschooling. There are so many things I love about it. The closeness (can’t peel them off me–EVER) with the children, the control over their environment, the classical training, the ability to impart Lutheran doctrine and practice, and even learning to be IN my house 24/7, are all reasons I’m beginning […]


One mama’s journey through goodbye…..

by Edie Wadsworth on May 2, 2009

Edited to add:  I’m linking this post with Emily’s Tuesdays Unwrapped so welcome to all you friends of Emily.  She’s the best! It’s been a busy week for our family as we anticipate the fast approaching graduation of my son, Taylor. He was honored with many of his classmates this week as being among the […]


Tales from a Homeschool Conference

by Edie Wadsworth on April 24, 2009

As many of you know, Steve and I took the ‘little’ girls with us to Cincinnati last weekend for the Midwest Homeschool Conference. Because this is our first year homeschooling and our first conference to attend, we were a little afraid at what we might find. Since we’re only taking two of our children, will […]

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