Charlotte Mason On

a resource from A new, growing series of workbooks to help you learn and apply Charlotte Mason’s principles, topic by topic. Purchase the first in the series, Living Math. Buy Paperback Buy PDF These principles and methods make education entirely effectual. Charlotte Mason What is Charlotte Mason On? Charlotte Mason On is for you, the homeschooling…

How We are Learning to Sing at Home this Christmas with Christmas Carols Made Easy
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How We are Learning to Sing at Home this Christmas with Christmas Carols Made Easy

In less than six weeks, I will close the books on our homeschool lessons for the year and herald the beginning of our six week Christmas vacation. Six weeks may seem like a long break for a cold and dark time of year, but with a cluster of family birthdays mixed with the extra activity…

What should a homeschool schedule look like?

What should a homeschool schedule look like?

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Getting Started with Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

When we first start homeschooling, we rarely have the benefit of watching other people educate their children on a daily basis (unless, of course, we were home educated ourselves!). We pour over schedules, book lists, and examples of the homeschool days of other families. This can be helpful, but sometimes all the variety can be…

Three Tips for Scheduling Your Charlotte Mason Homeschool

Three Tips for Scheduling Your Charlotte Mason Homeschool

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Getting Started with Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

Not long after I started my first son on homeschool lessons, I shared my process for scheduling a term with Ambleside Online (a free, Charlotte Mason homeschool curriculum). Since then, I’ve been through that process several more times and added another student into the mix. I know many moms wonder where to start with a…

How to Bring Charlotte Mason Math into Morning Time
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How to Bring Charlotte Mason Math into Morning Time

Too often in homeschooling, math feels like a subject tacked onto a literature-rich, Charlotte Mason based curriculum. Not only can it feel dry and rote, but it can also be a solitary subject, with our kids working on their own math problems at their own pace. But while individual work might be necessary, it doesn’t…

Scouting for Wild Ones: A Review of a Homeschool Scouting Curriculum
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Scouting for Wild Ones: A Review of a Homeschool Scouting Curriculum

The latest addition to our Charlotte Mason homeschool curriculum is scouting skills. Scouting doesn’t receive nearly as much attention as other Charlotte Mason staples, like nature study or artist study. However, there are strong connections. The modern scouting movement has roots in Charlotte Mason’s work, and scouting was taught in Parents’ Union Schools. Scouting as…

The Way of Love: Loving your Children
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The Way of Love: Loving your Children

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series The Way of Love

If I wake early to read my Bible and pray, and have not love when my children interrupt me, I am only a donkey in a lion’s skin. I may hide under a mane of righteous actions, but the bray of self-centered entitlement exposes me. If love is patient and kind, I am anything but…

There is no separation between the ‘practical’, ‘intellectual’, and the ‘spiritual’.
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There is no separation between the ‘practical’, ‘intellectual’, and the ‘spiritual’.

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series Mother Culture Road Map

Charlotte Mason advocated for children to receive a broad and generous education. While we, as educators, see the importance of setting aside planned, structured time to give our children a ‘feast’ of ideas, it can be more challenging to partake as a mother. There is a tension between the practical demands on our time and…

The Chief Duty of Mothers
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The Chief Duty of Mothers

This entry is part 19 of 20 in the series Mother Culture Road Map

From the last two principles, we see that we have a will, a capacity to make choices about the ideas we accept or reject, and that we also have reason, which justifies the ideas we accept. This brings us to Charlotte Mason’s nineteenth principle: The main responsibility that we have as persons is to accept…

The Way of the Reason (for Moms)
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The Way of the Reason (for Moms)

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series Mother Culture Road Map

From the last post in the Mother Culture Roadmap, we learned that the will is our means of choosing to do what is right, and that it is easily fatigued. We often try to reason with ourselves in order to work up our will to do the right thing, but this process usually wears us…