Hi,  I’m Marjorie.

I’m a Charlotte Mason lover and long time homeschooler.

I’m passionate about helping you use Charlotte Mason’s instructions and ideals to create a homeschool that fits your family, regardless of your cultural or religious background.

My goal is to rid you of homeschooling guilt one post and email at a time. My mission is to empower you to create a peaceful and calm homeschool that is filled with joy.

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charlotte mason preschool guide

Lessons learned giving Charlotte Mason Exams

three lessons learned you can apply immediately to your own homeschool. WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I GAVE MY CHILD CHARLOTTE MASON EXAMS FOR THE FIRST TIME?I gave my first exams last year.I have been Charlotte Mason homeschooling for 15 years, and yet it took me that long to work up the courage to do exams. I just didn't think that they were all that important. Isn't Charlotte Mason about not giving tests ? But in her ...
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8 Great Podcasts for thinking homeschoolers

Discover intriguing new podcasts to add to your playlist. Between homeschooling, keeping the house reasonable, getting time outdoors, and all the other demands on my time, it seems I rarely have time to read anymore. For years, I've combated this with copious use of audiobooks in the car, but sometimes I crave more than a good story. Enter podcasts. While podcasts can be stories, they're more often like sitting in on a talk or discussion ...
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Form III Schedules for Today

LEARN THE FREQUENCY AND DURATION OF Middle School SUBJECTS IN A CHARLOTTE MASON EDUCATION, AND UPDATE FOR TODAY!Making a homeschool schedule can overwhelming. What is realistic? What's too much? How often should we do math every day?Moving into middle school/junior high can feel even more daunting.We don't just want to hand our kids a list of assignments and pages to be read at the beginning of the week and then say "have at it" with ...
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How to Create a Healthy Home Rhythm

An easy step-by-step tutorial to creating a healthy home rhythm, and why you need one. The kids are constantly cranky and you're on edge. The to-do list seems endless and once again the littles fell asleep in front of the TV at who knows what hour. Your day feels out of control, like you never know if you're coming or going. How are you supposed to get dinner on the table at 6 when you ...
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6 Essential Charlotte Mason Resources (you can’t live without)

Discover the six essential resources that will help you create the Charlotte Mason homeschool you've dreamed about. Are you tired of asking for resource ideas, only to get overwhelmed by long lists of books, overly religious content, or the same books recommended over and over? Just tell me what I really need, you think. I don't want a a list of thousands of books, I just want to know what are the best resources to ...
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Beginner’s Guide to CM Terminology

Crack the code to Charlotte Mason lingo and feel like an insider. A big stumbling block to any new field is learning the lingo associated with it. Do you remember having to learn vocabulary at the beginning of a new course? It made the rest of the class go much more smoothly. Charlotte Mason is no different. Here's your guide to unfamiliar terms often trip up new people -- and even some veterans! (Disclaimer: this ...
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Easy & relaxed Charlotte Mason schedule for early elementary (Parents’ Review)

Learn to create a CM routine with no timers or alarms. Does the thought of keeping a rigid school schedule with a timer make you feel like you're back in public school drudgery? Does it give you flashbacks to gray hallway lockers and cliques of popular kids laughing as they walk past you? Does a niggling part of your brain tell you that if you don't follow a time table, you're just not doing it ...
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Form II Timetables for today

Learn the frequency and duration of upper elementary subjects in a charlotte mason education, and update for today! We've looked at modernizing the Form 1 time table (approx ages 6-9); now let's do the same thing to the Form 2 time table (approximate ages 9-12). In general, students were in Form II for a total of 3 years, approximate ages 9-12 depending on when their birthday was and also when they began with the PNEU ...
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