Archive | 2015

Homeschool moms are doing a great work

Well Worth the Effort

Some days it requires a Herculean effort to do homeschooling. Let’s be honest. Homeschool moms carry a large load, and at times we just don’t feel like we have the gumption to do another math lesson or supervise another science experiment or even listen to another narration (let alone cook another meal!). Sometimes we feel […]

Simply Charlotte Mason Answers Your Questions

New Video Series: SCM Answers Your Questions

Today we’re happy to announce a new free video resource: SCM Answers Your Questions. Last week we invited you to send in your questions about homeschooling with the Charlotte Mason Method. We selected ten of those questions to answer, and I was able to sit down and record my thoughts for you via video. Click […]

Explaining homeschooling to your relatives

Explaining the Charlotte Mason Method to Your Relatives

You’re sitting on the couch, drinking cider from a holiday-themed paper cup, and carrying on a friendly conversation with Uncle Joe and Aunt Phyllis. Uncle Joe smiles and leans forward a bit. “We understand that you homeschool,” he says. “Our daughter is thinking of homeschooling. Can you tell us about it?” (more…)

Mom and Daughter

3 Little Words for Habit Training: Watchfulness

Have you ever noticed how some things jump out at you once you start thinking about them—things you didn’t notice until someone brought them to your attention? For example, portion sizes. My husband and I eat out a lot when we’re traveling around the country doing conferences, but I never really noticed how large the […]

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival

CM Blog Carnival

Every month you have a wonderful opportunity to access an inspiring collection of blog posts from other moms around the world who use the Charlotte Mason approach. It’s called the CM Blog Carnival. At the carnival site you will find links to the posts that have been submitted for October’s enjoyable reading. And if you […]

Charlottes Heart for Teachers calendar journal

2016 Calendar Journal Now Available

I’ve been copying a lot of meaningful entries in my Commonplace Book lately. Many of them have come from the little but rich volume that Charlotte Mason gave all her teaching-school graduates, The Cloud of Witness compiled by Mrs. Lyttelton Gell. It is full of thought-provoking inspirational poetry and quotations organized by theme. (more…)

Mom and daughter homeschool

Sequence Your Day: Simple Tips for a Smooth Year, Part 3

There seems to be a somewhat common misconception among homeschoolers—especially those who are new to the Charlotte Mason Method. Let’s set the record straight: the Charlotte Mason approach is not just living books. There is much more to Charlotte Mason than reading and narrating! Charlotte’s students wrote, sang, memorized, recited, drew, worked with manipulatives, went […]

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