intuitive homeschoollisten to a few lines from part three of Wendell Berry’s long poem called “The Country of Marriage.”

Sometimes our life reminds me
of a forest in which there is a graceful clearing
and in that opening a house,
an orchard and garden,
comfortable shades, and flowers
red and yellow in the sun, a pattern
made in the light for the light to return to.
The forest is mostly dark, its ways
to be made anew day after day, the dark
richer than the light and more blessed,
provided we stay brave
enough to keep on going in.

join me for 31 days spent exploring life-giving practices that can sustain your homeschooling work,
rhythms and routines that make it easier to do all that needs doing,
what Wendell Berry calls “patterns made in the light for the light to return to.”

on Sundays i’ll post an image and scripture selection culled from the week’s lectionary readings and my personal memory work.
On Wednesdays i’ll share my own inspirations–women whose fine work helps me.
in between there will be time for both theory + practice.

to keep track of the series as it unfolds, you can bookmark this page.
i’ll be adding links to new posts as they are written.
you can also subscribe to the blog from the home page.

on experts 

abbots + mothers

just one thing

sabbath rest

remembering what went right

common place

women who inspire :: Sandra Dodd

schedules, routines, rhythms

homeschool teacher development

small things with great love :: a giveaway!

sabbath rest

homeschool happy :: organization

homeschool happy :: freezer cooking

women who inspire :: Lori Pickert

homeschool happy :: naptime

homeschool happy :: everything has a place

homeschool happy :: margin

sabbath rest

(writing) practice

(drawing) practice

women who inspire :: Melissa Wiley

(singing) practice

beauty every day

plan…to plan

sabbath rest

the intuitive homeschool in action

Shakespeare in storybooks

planned serendipity

at the end of 31 days :: a gift for subscribers


  1. Looking forward to your 31 days! I am especially intrigued by the “abbots and mothers” and “remembering what went right” topics.

    Stopping by from #Write31Days,

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