This made me happy:

I cannot thank you enough! 

You have reinvigorated our love for learning and our perception of time and difficulty. You are a shining example to my children and I. Thank you for sharing of yourself and skills so willingly.

Last fall was our third year working through Henle 1. The joy was gone. None of us wanted to work through exercises. Moreover, we felt like the work reaped no reward; it was simply busy work. 

Also, they were not seeing Latin around them–so their SAT scores would not reflect a Latin bounce (PS. I never took the SAT but got my degree. So, I do NOT measure worth through a test, but was hoping that our work would yield more benefit). We were all discouraged.

We took a break; I prayed; and started searching and found you. 

Your website and resources are an answer to prayer.

My kids and I read your entire “Via” book. They asked me if it was a sequel to, “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.” 

They loved it; their hearts were encouraged and emboldened. They felt like they understood HOW to study Latin (and anything else) and they were prepared for the really hard work because you didn’t candy-coat reality.

We are now working through Lingua Latina and loving it! They are attempting to use Latin to speak and we are listening to the Bible in Latin. You have brought the joy of learning back into our home. I cannot thank you enough!

Blessings to you and your family!




Sigh.  Latin is a silly burden we lay on the unsuspecting shoulders of our children.  It doesn’t have to be a burden, but typically… it is.

If you are looking for a better way, combine Visual Latin and Lingua Latina by Hans Ørberg.

I haven’t been posting much lately.  Here’s why.

As you likely know, I love Lingua Latina by Hans Ørberg.  It turns out, there is a similar series for French, Italian and English.

But… there isn’t one for Spanish.  I have been looking for about ten years.  No exaggeration.  It just doesn’t exist.

So, I am writing one for Spanish.  I am using Lingua Latina, and the French, Italian and English texts to create the Spanish version.  And, I am tired.  So, so tired.  My head hurts.

So, I am just not blogging that much these days.

This letter of encouragement came at the right time.