Today, and I am sure many days in the coming year, we celebrate homeschooling. It is because of our choice to homeschool that our physical home is used all day, every day. It makes it hard to keep straight. We use the space, really use it, and that means scuffs on the wall, projects on the dining room table, unmade beds used for afternoon reading, and puppies on our laps and at our feet during math. It's an active place where we live and learn. It's the place we make Rice Krispy trains before breakfast and listen to recordings of Shakespeare during lunch. Our home offers us the warm, constant to return to after a cold hike, a long day of museum visits, or an evening on the stage. We are thankful for this sanctuary.