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Karen Andreola

In 1987, while living in Bromley, England, Karen Andreola began extensive research into Charlotte Mason's educational philosophy and methods in preparation for educating her children at home. After returning to the United States, in 1989 she and her husband Dean began the Charlotte Mason Research & Supply Company with the republishing of the classic six-volume Charlotte Mason's Original Homeschooling Series. The writings had been out of print in their entirety for nearly 80 years.Karen has continued to spread the word about Charlotte's "gentle art of learning" over the years through her books, The Charlotte Mason Companion, Pocketful of Pinecones, and Lessons at Blackberry Inn. Besides writing, Karen enjoys knitting, historical girlhood samplers, flowers, and cozy fires in the large colonial fireplace at her home in the heart of Amish country. You can read more of Karen's ideas and gentle encouragement at her blog, Moments with Mother Culture.