Even though intended as a daily practice, the examen seems like a perfect tool for evaluating any event, time period, or circumstance. I especially appreciate that the examen incorporates humility, repentance, gratitude, and hope. We come to God with an attitude of humility, thank Him for where we have been, confess our shortcomings, and move forward with hope.
Education is no mere filling up the mind with facts and training the hands with skills. It is an ordering of affections, a nourishing of the soul and broadening of the experience of the mind that leads the student into fruitful involvement in the world around them.
You know those days where nothing seems to go according to plan? You wake up late, the pot boils over, the kids are arguing...and you haven’t even started your school day yet! We all have those kinds of days. This is life, and it’s not always as pretty as what we pictured when we started out.
We’ve all felt it. Whether you are a brand new homeschool mom or a veteran, you know the feeling. Your stomach turns when you try to go to sleep at night. You see all the cool things other families are doing that you’re not.