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I know that email addresses are precious, and that they are in high demand. So why might you want to subscribe to mine?

  • You won’t hear from me on social media. Even when I do post (which isn’t often), the algorithms don’t work in my favor. I don’t have the time or energy to play the game. A newsletter lets me stay in touch with you without needing to adjust what I write in order to get more ‘likes’. I think this makes my emails more interesting for you, and more fun for me.
  • My blog posts are rarely my only thoughts on a topic! If you like what I’ve written here, I think you’ll enjoy the background ‘scoop’ that I provide in my emails. Always encouraging, always thoughtful, always working out principles that can be applied.
  • You’ll receive access to my read-along podcast of Charlotte Mason’s School Education. In this podcast series I chat through Charlotte Mason’s third volume chapter by chapter. Listen to the first two episodes on SoundCloud.

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  • I send emails every Friday. These are casual letters that discuss ideas I’m thinking about, the practicalities of parenting and home educating, and the Christian faith.
  • I do include links to related resources, like blog posts I’ve written, my podcast, or other sources I love and appreciate.
  • I also include info about upcoming events I will be a part of (like online conferences) or projects I’ve worked on (like a book or a course).

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In addition to my weekly newsletter, you’ll also get access a read-along podcast of Charlotte Mason’s third volume, School Education.


A bit about me.

Hi! I’m Amy. I’m a wife, a homeschooling mom of three boys. I grew up in Indiana, but I now live in the northwest of England. I have an MA in Education and worked for a number of years in higher education before leaving the workforce to take care of my children. 

I first learned about Charlotte Mason when my eldest was just a baby. Since then, I have been reading, writing, and talking about her philosophy. I share the practical working-out of my Charlotte Mason journey here on my blog.

You will also find me at the Thinking Love podcast, where I am a co-host, chatting about Charlotte Mason, the early years, and more.