Maybe it’s never happened to you, but it has to me. I’ve cooked a particular dish for years and think I know the recipe inside and out. But then one day I come across the original recipe, and lo and behold, I’ve been leaving out an ingredient! Or I’ve been cooking at the wrong temperature. Or something else in that little reminder taps me on the shoulder and points out what I’ve forgotten (or at least, remembered incorrectly).
Sometimes it’s good to go back and look at the recipe, just to make sure we’re on track.
For many of our readers, these current weeks signal the beginning of a new school year. Some may have been “cooking” the Charlotte Mason way for a long time; others may be just starting. Either way, we thought a little smattering of reminders might encourage you to go back and check the recipe to make sure you’re spreading the feast you want to spread.
So pick a topic below that you want to review and compare your practice with the recipe. Just to make sure.
School-Year Calendar Journals on Sale
We have just a few of our 2013-14 school-year calendar journals, A Growing Time with Charlotte Mason, left in stock. These personal notebooks combine the organization of a calendar with the feel of a journal, providing room to organize and chronicle your year. Jot down prayer requests. Keep a list of books you read. Record what you are thankful for or who came over for dinner. It’s a great way to create a keepsake of your year.
While supplies last, the 2013-14 school-year version of A Growing Time with Charlotte Mason is available at the special price of $12.95. The school-year version goes from July through June, with monthly articles to keep you encouraged and focused. The 2014 calendar-year version will be available later this fall.