Wellness for Homeschool Moms An Interview with Lacey Grimfrom The Schoolhouse Life We’re talking homeschooling, homesteading, gardening, wellness, and even essential oils! Yep, education is “an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life.” In fact, you could say that “Life as a Schoolhouse” is a great way to sum up a Charlotte Mason education. And today I’m chatting with Lacey Grim at The Schoolhouse Life.  “Education is a Life” Recently, I was a Guest Speaker on The Schoolhouse Life. Lacey andRead More →

Charlotte Mason Says Kindergarten

Homeschooling Kindergarten: What CHarlotte Mason Says Are you homeschooling Kindergarten or Preschool using the Charlotte Mason method? Or considering homeschooling?  How do the Kindergarten and Preschool years differ from formal schooling in Form 1?  What are the important things you need to know? What Charlotte Mason Says About Kindergarten Recently, I was a Guest Speaker on the subject of Charlotte Mason and what she had to say about Kindergarten on an episode of the “Charlotte Mason Says Podcast” by JohnRead More →

Wellness for homeschool moms: Using Yoga to Reduce stress Do you need a little less stress in your life as a homeschooling mom? Did I hear you say a big YES?! I hear you! We can ALL benefit from less stress and more joy! Today we’re talking about how to use yoga to reduce stress for ourselves and for our kids! And we also discuss how yoga fits so well with the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling! You don’t wantRead More →

SCHOOL’S CLOSED – NOW WHAT?!!!EMERGENCY HOMESCHOOLING DUE TO CORONAVIRUS If you are one of the millions of families who now find yourself homeschooling due to school closures, this is an easy, simple plan to help you continue your child’s education at home.  Watch the VIDEO hereSee tips for a SCHEDULE hereChoices for CURRICULUM here If you are affected by this emergency, you are not alone. The Washington Post reports that worldwide, the coronavirus has interrupted the education of more thanRead More →

Charlotte Mason Q&A

“Help! How do I do ALL. THE. THINGS. in a Charlotte Mason Homeschool?!” This is the first in a new Q&A series where I’ll be answering questions that I get from YOU! Lots of Q’s and lots of A’s about homeschooling with the Charlotte Mason method! It’s going to be fun and informative!  Today’s question comes from Charlotte L. who just joined our awesome Facebook group! She asks this: Q: “How do I fit in ALL THE CM SUBJECTS inRead More →

Principles 14 and 15 The Practice of Narration from a Single Reading -Charlotte Mason

CHARLOTTE MASON’S PRINCIPLES #14 and #15 PRINCIPLE #14 As knowledge is not assimilated until it is reproduced, children should ‘tell back’ after a single reading or hearing, or should write on some part of what they have read. PRINCIPLE #15 A single reading is insisted on because children have naturally great power of attention; but this force is dissipated by the re-reading of passages, and also, by questioning, summarizing, and the like. Acting upon these and some other points inRead More →

5 Tips to Establish the Habit of Attention for a Single, Careful Reading so that Your Child can have Better Narrations Have you ever read to your child and asked for a narration only to get that blank stare? [insert crickets here] Ha! Right?! I know it’s happened to me! Well help is here! I’m going to give you FIVE TIPS to getting your child’s attention for that single careful reading so that you get better narrations! And I haveRead More →

CHARLOTTE MASON’S PRINCIPLES #11, #12 and #13 PRINCIPLE #11 But we, believing that the normal child has powers of mind which fit him to deal with all knowledge proper to him, give him a full and generous curriculum; taking care only that all knowledge offered him is vital, that is, that facts are not presented without their informing ideas. Out of this conception comes our principle that – PRINCIPLE #12 “Education is the Science of Relations”; that is, that aRead More →

Special Needs Homeschooling Amy Bodkin, Ed.S.

SPECIAL NEEDS HOMESCHOOLING AND THE CHARLOTTE MASON METHOD Are you homeschooling a child with special needs?  I’d like to introduce you to Amy Bodkin, Ed.S., Educational Specialist and Special Needs Homeschooling Consultant. In this interview, Amy explains why the Charlotte Mason method truly is a perfect fit for special needs children. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE https://youtu.be/_R73YeFtMac I hope you found this video helpful and inspiring! If you did, then STAY TUNED because Amy is planning a series of videos aboutRead More →

How to Host a Charlotte Mason Fair

A CHARLOTTE MASON CURRICULM FAIR The other night my local Charlotte Mason group got together for an annual event we like to call “A Charlotte Mason Fair.” The idea is for local members of our CM Co-op and our CM Mom’s Study Group to bring the books (there were books galore!) and resources that they love to share with other moms who may be at the beginning of their journey with the CM method. There are experienced CM moms standingRead More →