Connections in History

Connections in History

“The king was now in the hands of the armed forces of the kingdom, not of its Parliament” John Schofield, Cromwell to Cromwell, p. 186 “In this way the King became the prisoner of the army instead of the prisoner of the Parliament.” H.E. Marshall, Our Island Story I picked up Cromwell to Cromwell in…

On Beautiful Churches

On Beautiful Churches

In trying to spend as little money on a worship space as possible or making it nondescript as to make it unassuming or inoffensive, we risk forgetting three things: one, that we worship God in physical bodies in physical spaces; two, that these physical spaces are place of spiritual formation; and three, that all beauty…

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…