As we approach the next step in getting started with homeschooling, I would like to make a little disclaimer: my purpose is to help moms educate free and complete people. “Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth ‘thrown in’: aim at Earth and you will get neither.” (C.S. Lewis, ‘The Joyful Christian’) Therefore, our decisions are made through what will move our kids towards becoming free and complete persons. I believe beholding the seven liberal arts, the four sciences; along with training the body and the spirit give the attending pupil the necessary lens for becoming a free and complete human being, who is able to rule themselves in all their domains. Along the way, our children will also find much of the earth as well. The ‘much of earth’ they will find will most likely be all the things we need and are delighted by on this side of eternity, and what Charlotte Mason called the passports to our world and culture. Things like a college degree, if your child needs one for their assignment here on earth, the right connections, and the skills and decorum to help them be successful, etc.. .. As classical educators, we must be very careful that in a moment of worry our focus does not shift from helping our children become whole and free. At the same time, the realm of action is in the particulars. Through my readings of Hicks, Berry, and the Bible I discovered a 3 stage paradigm for making decisions which take all this into account.