Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A blog? Really?

Because, you know, homeschooling moms have so much free time!  (/sarcasm)

But I feel the need to at least attempt this, because I am so passionate about two things in my life: Catholicism and Classical Conversations.  I know I'm not the only one - I'm fortunate to have made the acquaintance of several other Catholic moms enrolled in local CC programs, but when we try to spread the word in Catholic homeschool circles, we are often met with horrified reactions because it's a (gasp!) "Protestant program".

And so here I am, wanting nothing more than to spread the word that CC is not anti-Catholic; in fact, it is simply the best Classical homeschool approach I've found, and the sense of community it builds is amazing.  Yes, my kids have made friends with other students who aren't Catholic, but my plan was never to raise them in a Catholic bubble, so this doesn't bother me.

I know there are classical programs out there that are Catholic, but they just haven't fit my family's needs or felt like home the way CC has.  In fact, I'm so passionate about CC that when my current group filled up, I decided to branch out and start a new group - so now I'm not just a CC mom, I'm a Foundations/Essentials Director working to open up a new community in Fall 2012.

I hope I can use this blog to let other Catholic families who might be looking into CC know what it's like. I'm not here to start a fight with anyone, I just want to help overcome this unfortunate stereotype of CC as an anti-Catholic concept!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome, Jen! Even though our family is not homeschooling anymore (long, long story), I am very interested in reading your thoughts and experiences with CC. Please tell me more!