This article is for you, my friend -- whether you're new and learning about a Charlotte Mason education or a long-time educator through her methods, or just a parent looking for help in homeschooling an out-of-the-box kid - we're hopeful you'll gain new insights into this important principle. Get comfortable, grab some tea, and relax as we boldly … [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
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Winnie the Pooh Poetry Tea Time National Winnie the Pooh Day on January 18th commemorates author A.A. Milne’s birthday in 1882. He is the author who introduced the world to the lovable Mr. Edward Bear in the poem Teddy Bear in the 1924 publication of When We Were Very Young. This bear, proud of being short and stout, would go on to become Winnie … [Read more...]
There are certain poems that just thrill the soul with their rhythm and the incredible pictures they paint upon the wild canvas of imagination. Charlotte Mason, in her second volume, tells us this, "What kind of poems should be selected for our children? " They must grow up upon the best. There must never be a period in their lives when they … [Read more...]
Planning for a Delightful Homeschool Year You are so ready! It's going to be the best year ever and you know without a doubt that you can plan your homeschool. You sit down with your freshly printed homeschool planner pages, a steaming cup of coffee, and your favorite pen. It is time to plan the most amazing homeschool year ever. But your … [Read more...]
Listen here: Christmas Poetry Readings If you were with us last year, we shared some lovely Christmas poetry as our gift to your family during this beautiful, but often too busy, season. You can read and listen to those poems here. This year we are sharing 3 more beloved Christmas poems. We hope you enjoy them as much as we … [Read more...]
Listen here: Adding Enchantment to Your Homeschool Hello fellow homeschool moms. I'm Dachelle from Hide the Chocolate. I'm so excited to be here today and I'm grateful to Lara for this opportunity. Today I wanted to talk to you about Adding Enchantment to your homeschool. We have a relaxed Charlotte Mason Homeschool and one of our joys is to … [Read more...]
What do you think of when you smell cookies baking in the oven? Or walk through the doors of a building and the earthy vibrance of spruce scented air fills the room? Home. Grandma's house. Christmas time with laughter and love abounding in the kitchen. A time of joy, simplicity, and a wistfulness to have it all back even if just for a … [Read more...]
There is nothing quite as wonderful as the smell of freshly baked muffins spiced with cinnamon wafting through the air when you wake up on Christmas morning. At least if you're a child. As the adult doing the baking, I prefer the smell of coffee first. Then the smell of delectable morsels accompanied by the galloping of two (always) hungry and … [Read more...]
Advent is a time of glorious expectation, but we are often so overwhelmed with Christmas activities that we miss out on the beauty of the season. I'm sharing today at Life of a Homeschool Mom about ways we can reclaim our joy and celebrate the season with peace and delight. Join me there for Advent for the Weary Homeschool Mom and be sure to … [Read more...]
Charlotte Mason Advent Traditions We are so incredibly excited for Advent this year! Not only are we introducing A Gentle Advent: Colonial Christmas, we have partnered with some blogging friends to bless TWO families with a $500 gift (via PayPal). Tis the season for giving :) Preparing A Gentle Advent for you has warmed our hearts so much … [Read more...]