Listen to this post: I am beyond excited to be chatting about Charlotte Mason's first principle with you! This cornerstone of the Charlotte Mason method is so important for understanding the how and why of this exceptional educational philosophy in your home school. Of all the homeschooling methods, this is my favorite and today we will dive … [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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Homeschool tea time is such a beautiful way to connect with our children and adding the study and music of beautiful hymns is a wonderful way to pass an afternoon. Because of our affinity for both hymns and tea, we often have hymn themed tea times and are sharing our Just as I Am tea time with you. Hymn Poetry Tea Time The next day he saw Jesus … [Read more...]
I took the first steps of my homeschooling journey when my first child was just a baby. I had stumbled upon a homeschooling blog, and with that single click of the mouse, an entire world appeared. A few clicks more and philosophies, curricula, options, and book lists lay before me, seemingly infinite. I hardly knew where to start, other than with … [Read more...]
Homeschool Mom Friendships "We are hungry for the sustenance of sturdy, deep friendships, but we are fed an idea of friendship that is neither nourishing nor satisfying. Friendship can and must be so much more." — Sally Clarkson (Girls' Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World) Motherhood and Community A beautiful part of … [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: Teaching Your Children How to Pray the Scriptures Hello, my name is Anne Marie Gosnell now and you can find me at futureflyingsaucers.com. Thank you so much for letting me share with … [Read more...]
Listen to this post here: “The schoolboy ‘crams’ for an examination, writes down what he has thus learned, and behold, it is gone from his gaze for ever: as Ruskin puts it, ‘They cram to pass, and not to know, they do pass, and they don’t know’ ” - Charlotte Mason While Charlotte Mason did not advocate the type of tests you’ll find in public … [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: Faith Conquers Fear This is Shawna Wingert from Not The Former Things. From the very first day I became a mom, I remember feeling terrified. It's almost like motherhood and fear went hand … [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: Teaching Geography with Living Books Hello there, friends. Today, I want to talk to you about covering geography in your Morning Time. Now, I will be the first to admit I used to think … [Read more...]
With all the options out there for subscription boxes to "make life easier" for mom, how on earth do you figure out which ones are worth the investment? If you're like me, you go to Google and then read many, many reviews! So welcome, Googling friend! This is a review of our experience with Harlow's Harvest, a monthly cooking box made for … [Read more...]
We all want our kids to be great readers. We want them to love learning. But when a child struggles to read, that love of learning can be dashed to bits along with self-confidence. We deal with dyslexia and ADHD in a child who tested at high school level comprehension when he was 7 years old. I can tell you now that when we had him tested … [Read more...]