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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 (the educational ...
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5 TV Shows for a Charlotte Mason home

Discover interesting and twaddle-free TV programs for preschool to adult that are good for homes following Charlotte Mason's methods of education. When your child is too sick to spend a lot of time playing, but not sick enough to sleep most of the day, what do you do?  Randomly flip through the channels hoping something catches your eye before your kid sees something you don't want to watch?  ("No, we are not watching Robin Hood ...
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Do We Have to Start Lessons at 6 Years Old?

Your six year old isn’t ready for lessons – is she doomed to a life of failure? Your little one just turned 6 years old and you can finally start homeschooling! You've been waiting for this for months, dutifully following Charlotte Mason's suggestion to delay academics until 6, and now you're raring to go. At first everything was fine. You were excited, little Junior was excited ... but soon (was it days? weeks?) your once ...
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Breaking Up with Your Curriculum

I sat on my bed and cried, yet again. My heart ached for my child. Most of the books she had no interest in, and some she barely understood. The activities were a bust, too. She’d rather spend her days hanging upside down from a tree than making the “fun and educational” salt dough map of whatever country we were studying.

I obviously was a terrible teacher, and I wondered if I was really cut out ...
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Diversity

Ultimate Guide to Diverse Books

Have you struggled to find diverse books for your children? One of the problems we face as home educators is ...
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Is Charlotte Mason only for Christians?

You’ve heard things about this Charlotte Mason method, and the more you read the more it sounds like exactly what ...
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5 Mythology Books for the Heathen Homeschooler

Bringing our own religious beliefs into a Charlotte Mason education can present a challenge, simply because there is no pre-made ...
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Charlotte Mason for the rest of us

What does that mean? "For the rest of us"? Not Charlotte Mason-lite. Not Charlotte Mason-inspired. Not Charlotte Mason-ish. We knew ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Do We Have to Start Lessons at 6 Years Old?

Your six year old isn’t ready for lessons – is she doomed to a life of failure? Your little one ...
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Form 1 Timetables for today

Learn the frequency and duration of early elementary subjects in a Charlotte Mason education, and update for modern life!Have you ...
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What are Living Books? (CM Basics)

One of the most frequently asked question by those new to Charlotte Mason is, “what exactly is a living book?” ...
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What Charlotte Mason homeschoolers ought to learn from Waldorf

Do you think that Charlotte Mason’s method of homeschooling and Waldorf homeschooling are opposed? They absolutely are not. While they ...
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Foreign Language for the Littles

Do you struggle with how to teach your preschooler a foreign language? Charlotte Mason suggested beginning at the earliest ages, ...
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How fast do we read books in a CM education? (Basics series)

One of the biggest troubles newbies to Charlotte Mason have is reading books slowly. You look at all the great ...
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healthy rhythm

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 ...
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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 ...
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CM termininology featured image with dictionary

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 ...
Read More
napping kids using a relaxed schedule

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 ...
Read More
form 2 timetables schedule for featured image

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 ...
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5 tv shows for charlotte mason homes

5 TV Shows for a Charlotte Mason home

Discover interesting and twaddle-free TV programs for preschool to adult that are good for homes following Charlotte Mason's methods of ...
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Do We Have to Start Lessons at 6 Years Old?

Your six year old isn’t ready for lessons – is she doomed to a life of failure? Your little one ...
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Breaking Up with Your Curriculum

I sat on my bed and cried, yet again. My heart ached for my child. Most of the books she ...
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Whole Family Rhythms: An Honest Review

Yesterday I saw the announcement that Whole Family Rhythms is closing on June 15, 2019, and they don’t know what ...
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13 Secular Preschool Programs for Charlotte Mason Homes

Learn about 13 secular preschool programs that work with a Charlotte Mason homeschool.Are you searching for a preschool program that ...
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Parents’ Review

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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 ...
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Some books recommended in the Parents’ Review

We continue today with reading through The Parents’ Review [1890] Vol 1, No 4.  I’m quite excited about today’s entry ...
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Foreign Language for the Littles

Do you struggle with how to teach your preschooler a foreign language? Charlotte Mason suggested beginning at the earliest ages, ...
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Artist Study with Charlotte Mason

Artist study is one area I’ve always struggled with. I don’t know much about the artists or styles or periods ...
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Secular CM habit training: dawdling

Habit training:  give me a shout if you love it. (Silence) Yeah, me neither 🙁 I think habit training is ...
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Supportive Materials

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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 ...
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Whole Family Rhythms: An Honest Review

Yesterday I saw the announcement that Whole Family Rhythms is closing on June 15, 2019, and they don’t know what ...
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13 Secular Preschool Programs for Charlotte Mason Homes

Learn about 13 secular preschool programs that work with a Charlotte Mason homeschool.Are you searching for a preschool program that ...
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Review: Legends of the Staff of Musique – Foundations of Music

Do you struggle with how to teach music to your early elementary student? Have you tried music books written for ...
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Charlotte Mason Plenary: A Review

You’ve wanted to discuss Charlotte Mason’s works in an inclusive, accepting group. One where you felt comfortable sharing your own ...
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