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...]
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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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...]
Creation Based Science Kids Love In order to continue cultivating a love of learning in our children throughout their early years of education, we want to be sure that we are carefully choosing the best things for them. We want to engender a thirst for knowledge and an adherence to truth. With this in mind, choosing a science curriculum can seem a … [Read more...]
Advent Homeschool Curriculum Before I had children, I thought I was an organized person. I could write a to-do list and tick off jobs without batting an eye. Keeping track of appointments and deadlines wasn’t a problem. Staying on top of life seemed to come naturally. Now that I have three rambunctious boys, I realize that organization was … [Read more...]
Listen here: Charlotte Mason and the Habit of Obedience Whether you're a Charlotte Mason veteran, exploring Charlotte Mason early years, or transitioning to a Charlotte Mason homeschool, this article is for you. Grab a cup of tea and pull up a chair as we're going over Charlotte Mason Principle 3, the habit of obedience! Did you know there … [Read more...]
Today’s episode of Cultivating Grace is sponsored by: The Homeschool Garden Charlotte Mason Inspired Morning Time Plans for Busy Families Listen here: What's really important when it comes to homeschooling? Hey homeschool moms, Andrew Pudewa here. It's a pleasure to be with you, and I'm happy to be able to share a few thoughts about what, … [Read more...]
Why and How to Create a Morning Basket for Homeschool Moms In the homeschool world, having morning basket time is all the rage! No matter if you're an eclectic, Charlotte Mason, Classical, or even traditional homeschooler - we all love being able to combine multiple ages together to teach one thing at one time, right? Listen to the audio blog … [Read more...]
I am not a big fan of Halloween. I get sad at the inappropriate costumes and demonic exhibitions that seem to get worse every year. We enjoy going to our church fall festival but the boys do visit our neighborhood friends in whatever homemade costumes they come up with. My children and husband love the fun parts like the candy (who doesn't?), … [Read more...]