Hello to all from a long time lurker.
We've been using CM methods pretty exclusively for almost 2 years. We have 2 children and live in NH.
I have greatly appreciated the wisdom found on this site and praise God for all of the times a post from someone else has answered my question.
I do have a question regarding history and the use of a "spine" book. Was the use of a spine something Charlotte recommended? To me, they tend to race through history very quickly without really getting to know the people. Charlotte recommended we linger pleasantly over a person's life and the time in which they lived. I'd rather use just living books (which the kids actually remember). But, when we're not using a spine I feel like were leaving <gasp!> gaps!
About every other week I tend to flip-flop how we're going to do history. Any insight will be greatly appreciated!