Teaching Reading the Charlotte Mason Way - Getting Started

Teaching Reading the Charlotte Mason Way – Getting Started

It’s easy to think that there isn’t much to do school-wise for the first six years of a child’s life when you plan to home educate the Charlotte Mason way. She assertively states in her writing that a mother’s (modern-day…

What Americans are Getting Right and Wrong in Their Obsession with Parenting

What Americans are Getting Right and Wrong in Their Obsession with Parenting

Parents are investing more and more time into their children’s development, Alia Wong points out in the beginning of her recent article on The Atlantic: The American Obsession with Parenting. Wong points to several studies showing that this is quantitatively true,…

Three Simple Activities to do when your Preschooler is Interested in Rainbows

Three Simple Activities to do when your Preschooler is Interested in Rainbows

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that N age-nearly-three asked me if we could make a rainbow. I saw this as a great opportunity to follow his interest and to expand his experience with rainbows. Today I want to share…

Simple Christmas for Families: Gifts

Simple Christmas for Families: Gifts

I am a total gift person. If I had the time and money, it would be so easy for me to buy mountains of Christmas presents for my family and friends. I would love to be able to pick up…

How to Get Started with Child-Led Learning

How to Get Started with Child-Led Learning

I will be the first person to admit that I am a bit pooh-poohey about home preschool curricula. We know that young kids need to play. A lot. So, for the most part, I don’t have any big plans as N. approaches…

Simple Christmas: Taking the Crazy out of the Holidays

Simple Christmas: Taking the Crazy out of the Holidays

Growing up, my mom did a great job with Christmas. My memories blur together a bit, but I remember pajama days, presents, special breakfasts, and lounging around with my siblings until it was time to go to the evening service…

Respect Play

Respect Play

When N was much younger, a friend asked how was getting on. This happens to be one of my favorite topics, and I quickly started describing how he was hitting different toys with a mallet – obviously figuring out the different…

Hammock Camping

Hammock Camping

One day last spring I happened upon an article about hammock camping. Thanks, Pinterest. Basically, hammock camping is meant to be amazing. Much more comfortable than sleeping on the ground. Less complicated than a tent. And just more fun in…

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