I love journals and the idea of journaling. I have countless journals saved that contain a few weeks worth of consistent entries. Then, life happens, as a result, I get busy. My daily tasks take over my desire to just sit still, write and be. This year we're doing things a bit differently in our homeschool. The structure and schedules that … [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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Hands-on Elementary History is an excellent way to bring homeschool history to life! Project Passport has helped fit this role for us and makes history simple and fun. Benefits of Hands-On Activities for History When we first began toying with the idea of homeschooling, many questions plagued me. One of the most frequent was how to keep a child … [Read more...]
Don't let the winter weather derail your learning and outdoor exploring. Here are 6 winter nature studies for the Charlotte Mason Homeschool that are perfect for this time of year! As you know, Charlotte Mason homeschooling has a focus on nature walks during all seasons of the year. Once a week you and your child should be outside enjoying the … [Read more...]
Beauty is about picturing God’s unchanging goodness and daring to bring it into my own small, dusty days. - Sally Clarkson, The Lifegiving Home Bringing beauty into our dusty days is one reason Charlotte Mason was so intent on mother's keeping their lives full of education. Charlotte Mason motherhood is in keeping with education as a life and … [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...]
Today's episode is brought to you in part by Audible. Get your free Audible Trial here. Listen here: Five Tips to Avoid Homeschool Mom Winter Burnout Hello friends, and welcome back to Season Three of Cultivating Grace for some homeschool mom encouragement. I am so happy to have you here with us again. We've missed you. I … [Read more...]
Listen here: If you are homeschooling Mom using the Charlotte Mason philosophy, the ultimate goal of cultivating your children’s character is instilling good habits. As homeschooling parents, it is our responsibility to ensure we are consistent with disciplining our children. And, consistency with Charlotte Mason training is key to its … [Read more...]
Today's episode is brought to you by Audible. Get your free Audible Trial here. Listen here: Christmas Poetry Readings Friends, this is our final episode of Cultivating Grace, Season 2! Thank you so much for staying with us this season. We cannot wait to share all the wonderful guests and homeschool helps we have for you in season … [Read more...]
Today's episode is brought to you by Audible. Get your free Audible Trial here. Listen here: Four Main Truths that Need to be Fastened like Nails in Every Child's Heart This is Dr. Mark Hamby here at Lamplighter Ministries. Got some exciting things to share today. God's word is very profitable to us. It goads us, it guides us and it … [Read more...]
As we begin to embrace the cold and clammy months, Charlotte Mason homeschoolers may begin to feel a bit of frustration and anxiety keeping the kids busy during afternoon homeschool schedules. It’s much easier to tell the kids to go outside during sunny and warm days, but as the chill in the air begins to sting, resistance is futile. Yet, it may … [Read more...]