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Simple and Effective

Sometimes we make things harder than they need to be. Take writing this blog, for instance. I started the process several times this morning, deliberating, pondering, debating over how best to communicate what I’ve been thinking and feeling. I must have written and rewritten five different introductions before I decided to simply state it outright. […]

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival: What I Like Most About CM

Sometimes the question is asked by a newbie who is just beginning to research the different approaches to homeschooling. Other times a fellow CMer asks the question because she likes to hear more about something she enjoys too. Then again, the question might come from a veteran homeschooler who is curious about Charlotte Mason and […]

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Lesson 1 from the Exhibit Hall: Savoring vs. Shoveling

As we travel to various homeschool conventions across the nation, there is much to observe, much to learn. This season I have been pondering two lessons that have been played out in the exhibit hall again and again. I’ll share one of those lessons this week and the other next week. First, the lesson of […]

Mom with homeschool questions

Three Questions for the Homeschool Mother: How?

In the past couple of weeks we have looked at two very important questions for homeschool mothers: Why must the children learn? and What should they learn? Charlotte Mason believed that those questions needed definite and thoughtful answers if we would be in a position to teach our children well. “She must ask herself seriously, […]

Mom with homeschool questions

Three Questions for the Homeschool Mother: What?

It seems like What? is one of the main questions we homeschool mothers ask: What books? What math curriculum? What supplemental courses or classes? What outside activities? We spend a lot of time pondering the What as we pore over catalogs, ask for reviews from our friends, and research on the Internet into the wee […]

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