Want to raise lifelong learners?

Want to raise lifelong learners? Be one. Moms must be learners, too. We want our kids to love learning, to be self-motivated, to not try to fight us through the school day but rather be eager and excited to learn. The question we must ask is are we that way? Do we want to know about history, about mankind, about Creation, about God? Whether or not we want to can be told not by our feelings or words, but by … Read More

Learning Well 2018 Local Retreat Locations

We are so excited to be gearing up for the 2018 online retreat: Learning Well. Mystie Winckler, Brandy Vencel, Pam Barnhill, and Cindy Rollins will be getting together in Chattanooga, TN along with Dawn Garrett so they can broadcast live and with energy and enthusiasm for you at home. To participate in this retreat you don’t need to leave home, much less travel. There will be chatbox discussions so you can still experience community and know you have likeminded companions … Read More

The Message of Leisure & Scholé: Chapter 4 – work is for leisure, not leisure for work

As a summer special, Scholé Sisters is publishing a blog series through Josef Pieper’s Leisure, the Basis of Culture. This is the book that brought scholé back into our vocabulary. Instead of writing about the book or writing additional commentary, however, we’re taking a thought-by-thought paraphrase approach, chapter-by-chapter. Like The Message is to the Bible, so this series is to Leisure: common idiom, loose paraphrase, with some clarifications and connections and elaborations added for the reader’s benefit. Enjoy! Previously: Chapter … Read More

The Message of Leisure & Scholé: Chapter 3 – the nature of leisure

As a summer special, Scholé Sisters is publishing a blog series through Josef Pieper’s Leisure, the Basis of Culture. This is the book that brought scholé back into our vocabulary. Instead of writing about the book or writing additional commentary, however, we’re taking a thought-by-thought paraphrase approach, chapter-by-chapter. Like The Message is to the Bible, so this series is to Leisure: common idiom, loose paraphrase, with some clarifications and connections and elaborations added for the reader’s benefit. Enjoy! Previously: Chapter … Read More

SS #40: Moms: Learn and Grow! (Part II — with Cindy Rollins!)

In this special bonus summer season episode, the Scholé Sisters meet up with Cindy Rollins for a special, 2-part podcast. Catch the first part over on The Mason Jar podcast, and then come back here for Part II. In Part I, we discussed Charlotte Mason’s views on self-education and how that applies to moms. In Part II, we take it all a step further with discussion of why reading is important, where hobbies fit in, and MORE!     It’s … Read More

The Message of Leisure & Scholé: Chapter 2, part 3 – The leisure to be free

As a summer special, Scholé Sisters is publishing a blog series through Josef Pieper’s Leisure, the Basis of Culture. This is the book that brought scholé back into our vocabulary. Instead of writing about the book or writing additional commentary, however, we’re taking a thought-by-thought paraphrase approach, chapter-by-chapter. Like The Message is to the Bible, so this series is to Leisure: common idiom, loose paraphrase, with some clarifications and connections and elaborations added for the reader’s benefit. Enjoy! Previously: Chapter … Read More

The Message of Leisure & Scholé: Chapter 2, part 2 – Effort is not virtue

As a summer special, Scholé Sisters is publishing a blog series through Josef Pieper’s Leisure, the Basis of Culture. This is the book that brought scholé back into our vocabulary. Instead of writing about the book or writing additional commentary, however, we’re taking a thought-by-thought paraphrase approach, chapter-by-chapter. Like The Message is to the Bible, so this series is to Leisure: common idiom, loose paraphrase, with some clarifications and connections and elaborations added for the reader’s benefit. Enjoy! Previously: Chapter … Read More

SS #39: Plan an Amazing Local Retreat (with Brittany Lindvall)

Welcome to our special 2-episode summer season of Scholé Sisters!! (Try saying that three times fast!) Today, we’re chatting with Brittany Lindvall, leader of one of our Scholé Sisters Local Retreats last year. She’ll tell you what worked, what didn’t, and why she’s doing it again this year. We hope this gets your creative juices flowing as you start to plan your own retreat for your own local Sisters.     Listen to the podcast:   Show Notes: Ready to register … Read More

The Message of Leisure & Scholé: Chapter 2, part 1 – Knowing is a spiritual activity

As a summer special, Scholé Sisters is publishing a blog series through Josef Pieper’s Leisure, the Basis of Culture. This is the book that brought scholé back into our vocabulary. Instead of writing about the book or writing additional commentary, however, we’re taking a thought-by-thought paraphrase approach, chapter-by-chapter. Like The Message is to the Bible, so this series is to Leisure: common idiom, loose paraphrase, maybe a little clarification or connection added for the reader’s benefit. Enjoy! Previously: Chapter 1 … Read More

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