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6 Reasons I Love the Charlotte Mason Method—reason  6

Reason 6: It Fosters a Lifelong Love of Learning (6 Reasons I Love the Charlotte Mason Method)

Some friends of ours are getting married this summer. As I’ve watched their relationships with their spouses-to-be grow, it struck me how silly it would be if one of them would say, “Okay, I now know my fiancé’s telephone number, favorite food and color, height, weight, and birthday. Whew! I’m so glad that’s over with […]

6 Reasons I Love the Charlotte Mason Method—reason 2

Reason 2: The Child Is Respected as a Person (6 Reasons I Love the Charlotte Mason Method)

Think back to the most recent time you were in one (or all) of these scenarios and let them replay in your mind: You walked into a store and encountered a salesperson. You got a telephone call from a survey group. You interacted with a company about a disappointing purchase. In each scenario mentioned, you […]

Reading by the fireplace

A Slow-Language Movement

It seems there is a movement afoot that encourages people to slow down in order to prepare and eat real food in delicious ways, to enjoy the process as well as the health benefits. It’s called the slow-food movement because it acknowledges the fact that such healthy eating usually requires more time than grabbing processed […]

A Growing Time Calendar Journal

A Calendar and a Reminder That Children Are Not Carrots

First, the calendar. Each year SCM publishes a specially-themed calendar in two versions: a school-year version (July through June) and a calendar-year version (January through December). We’re happy to announce that the 2014 Calendar Journal, A Growing Time, calendar-year version, is now ready! This calendar journal is now out of print. See our current calendar […]

Homeschool boy and mom

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 […]

spaghetti girl

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 […]

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