What is an Illuminated Manuscript? Illuminated manuscripts have a very dear place in my heart. Many of my favorite artists created frescoes after first learning how to illustrate parchment through this beautiful and tedious art form. There is a feeling of reverence for the devotion to detail this task must have required of the artists who created … [Read more...]
The Charlotte Mason method is based on Charlotte’s firm belief that the child is a person and we must educate that whole person, not just his mind.
Charlotte Mason's Student Motto:
"I am, I can, I ought, I will."
"I am, I can, I ought, I will." This was the motto she gave us. I am a human being, one of God's children; I can do right by my fellowmen and by myself; I ought so to do and God help me, I will so do. Is this not a great message she has given us? - Michael A. E. Franklin, one of Charlotte Mason's students
Charlotte Mason Advent Traditions We are so incredibly excited for Advent this year! Preparing A Gentle Advent for you has warmed our hearts so much toward the coming season. We are delighted that so many of you have decided to join us, and there is plenty of space for your family if you haven't committed to an Advent study yet! You don't have to … [Read more...]
Does the busyness of the holiday season seem to runaway with you? Does it feel like Christmas arrives and your entire season is a blur, leaving you wondering if your children really understand why we celebrate? Have you even talked about Jesus outside of church?I know how that feels. I want my own children to know that Christmas is not about … [Read more...]
Harry Potter just seems like the perfect themed tea. I mean, you just can't get more modern day British. Right?My boys and I are big fans of literary teas and I just happened to get a beautiful new tea set for Mother's Day that we hadn't used yet so we decided to get it out for a Harry Potter Tea.Thank you for joining us on Day 1 of our 5 … [Read more...]
How to Create a Homeschool Room Creating a homeschool space can be daunting. To have a dedicated space or not to have a dedicated space? To decorate it to the perfect degree or go for a minimalist approach? Waldorf or Montessori? And the list of choices and decisions goes on and on and on.Today I'm sharing with you what our current homeschool … [Read more...]
Classical Charlotte Mason Homeschool Classical and Charlotte Mason educational methods are very complimentary. Our homeschool is a lovely hybrid blend of both. By sharing our curriculum, our desire is to give you ideas and resources that will make your homeschool more vibrant.There is no need to ever try and mimic someone else's curriculum … [Read more...]
Homeschool Music Appreciation Made Easy I'm delighted to have my friend Mary from SQUILT Music Appreciation curriculum joining us today on the podcast! She gives us 3 easy ways to incorporate music into our homes and homeschools.SQUILT is a favorite part of our morning time routine and you can read more about that here. Enjoy!Listen … [Read more...]
I know that picture you have in your head.Everyone's up. The beds are made. The breakfast dishes are already rinsed and in the dishwasher. The children are excited to start their homeschool day and you just topped off your coffee. It's Morning Time! The gleeful giggles warm your heart as you dive into a perfect homeschool day.Uh-huh.We … [Read more...]
When we hear terms like living books, narration, copywork, nature study, and habit training, we immediately think Charlotte Mason. Yet these elements do not tell the whole story of the Charlotte Mason method. It is important to know Charlotte Mason’s overall vision of education to determine if this method is right for you.Charlotte Mason … [Read more...]
Choosing Curriculum and Learning Styles One of the most common reasons people contact me about homeschool consulting is curriculum overwhelm. Choosing curriculum is the leading cause of hives for homeschool moms according to my own unofficial research.Yes, there are a lot of curriculums out there, boxed and build-your-own, and they can cause … [Read more...]