Artist study is one area I’ve always struggled with. I don’t know much about the artists or styles or periods that they worked. I couldn’t tell you the difference between Impressionist and Post-Impressionist. I’ve always been stumped about what to actually do with my kids during art appreciation. Do we just look at the picture? […]

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy and access to the Members-only Facebook group. It was not dependent on me posting a review (positive or otherwise) and the opinions here are my own. You’ve wanted to discuss Charlotte Mason’s works in an inclusive, accepting group. One where you felt comfortable sharing your own interpretations of Charlotte […]

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You took an online quiz that said you scored high for Charlotte Mason, but you have only a vague idea what it is. You’ve looked at blog after blog, website after website, but you’re still fuzzy on the details. You don’t want to spend days reading about the fine points of a CM education, you […]

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Bringing our own religious beliefs into a Charlotte Mason education can present a challenge, simply because there is no pre-made format for us to use.  As Heathens (Germanic Pagans) we are not “people of the book”, so while Charlotte Mason used the Bible from the time the children first started “school”, we don’t have a similar […]

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I’ve lost my rhythm. It stinks. Not my music rhythm, though I haven’t been singing much lately, either. No, this is my daily rhythm.  The one that keeps the household running smoothly, time spent with my daughter and husband, and our Charlotte Mason lifestyle moving forward. I’ve lapsed into the TV trap and my house […]

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I’m sure you’ve seen them — curricula that people tell you is Charlotte Mason and is absolutely loaded with historical fiction. When I first started homeschooling 17 years ago, the choices for curricula were slim.  Facebook didn’t exist, forums were in their infancy, and email lists were spread mainly through word of mouth rather than […]

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Habit training:  give me a shout if you love it. (Silence) Yeah, me neither 🙁 I think habit training is one of the areas that we get asked about the most, both from a Charlotte Mason lifestyle perspective and simply a parenting one.  In particular, ones that don’t come from a strictly Christian viewpoint. While […]

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In using Charlotte Mason’s philosophy of education, we want our families to experience and learn to appreciate beauty. But who says that beautiful music must only be light and upbeat? Here are several classical music pieces that are perfect to add to your Halloween repertoire.  Play them throughout the day to add some spookiness to […]

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What does that mean? “For the rest of us”? Not Charlotte Mason-lite. Not Charlotte Mason-inspired. Not Charlotte Mason-ish. We knew we would homeschool when our first daughter was born, 21 years ago.  I strongly believe that a Charlotte Mason lifestyle is the right one for our family. But …  we aren’t an evangelical Christian family, […]

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