Cindy Rollins

Cindy Rollins is a homeschooling mom of 9 (8 boys and 1 girl) who attended Stetson University and Toccoa Falls College.She is a freelance writer with monthly columns in the Chattanooga Esprit and Knoxville Smoke Signals. For many years now she has blogged through her efforts to  homeschool under the classical principles of Charlotte Mason at Ordo-Amoris.  She continues to follow her heart's desire to encourage and serve homeschooling moms with a special concern for those raising sons. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband Tim and however many children happen to be home.

Cindy Rollins Nov 7, 2012
Election years are always emotional in our homeschool. When we lived in New Jersey we took 3 months to campaign rigorously for Brett Schundler, the Republican candidate for governor abandoned by the Republican machine of that state. It was heartbreaking. Needless to say last night was another heart-breaker. I was tempted to crawl in a hole with some cheap strawberry wine AND some expensive chocolate this morning but since I am a mother and a teacher I didn't have that option. Instead I took a deep breath and called the kids to Morning Time.
Cindy Rollins Oct 16, 2012
Cover of "Mind of the Maker"

Cover of Mind of the Maker

Cindy Rollins Aug 7, 2012

Cindy Rollins Aug 3, 2012
English: The Israelites Gather Manna in the Wi...

English: The Israelites Gather Manna in the

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Cindy Rollins Apr 25, 2012
We are nearing the end of the so-called school year. Many of our children have already faced grueling testing processes. Now we know what kind of students they are and can predict their future life success because children are not born persons, they are really just mathematical equations ready to be sorted. Assessment may be just a tool but it is a tool that tries to master us and often succeeds. I have seen this play itself out in the homeschool community and I am pretty sure that classical Christian schools are also driven, against their very mission, to bow to this god of the age.
Cindy Rollins Apr 9, 2012
Don’t tell anyone but not all of my children are geniuses, maybe not any of them. Ouch! That hurts. If the definition of classical education was ‘really hard’ then a few of my children would not be succeeding in life right now. They would have crashed on the shore of labels, never to rise again. But there they are, those boys who refused to learn to read the first 2 or 3 go-rounds, succeeding beyond all worldly expectations. Their success may be beyond the world’s standards but not beyond the ideals of Christian classical education.
Cindy Rollins Mar 20, 2012
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Cindy Rollins Mar 5, 2012
Because I blog and talk extensively on the subject of literature as a way of inculcating virtue into our lives, I am sometimes surprised when someone questions the validity of such a stand. What seems like a no-brainer to me is not a truth universally acknowledged.  With the rise of the technological society comes a growing distrust of literature.