Reasons for a Schoolroom

You do not NEED a designated schoolroom; education is an atmosphere of real world living and feeling and it starts within a mother’s heart and attitude. Once lessons begin, connections, narrations, and conversations will flow from your studies and your whole space will be touched with memories of learning. But at this point for us,Continue reading “Reasons for a Schoolroom”

Our Gentle (second child) Kinder Year

This post is meant to empower and encourage you if you are in the similar situation of having a second child that is learning very differently from your first and your wondering, oh my goodness, do I need to buy all these new things? For me, it felt overwhelming to juggle my first grader’s lessonsContinue reading “Our Gentle (second child) Kinder Year”

10 Reasons Not to Homeschool

You probably already do homeschool but you’ve also probably realized by now how insanely hard it is (or can be) so I’ve made you a list of a *few* more reasons why it’s probably not a good idea.  10.) You’ll know the librarians by name and you’re so introverted. This will be really hard onContinue reading “10 Reasons Not to Homeschool”

What is and How to Use a Book of Centuries

WHAT IS A BOOK OF CENTURIES? A Book of Centuries is simply a book to document all of your historical learning throughout your home education journey. Starting a Book of Centuries (BoC) is an excellent way for any homeschool to keep record of all the people, places, and events that they are learning about! ThereContinue reading “What is and How to Use a Book of Centuries”

How to Establish a Quiet-Time with your Children and Why it’s Important

Every single morning in our home starts out like the opening scene to Love Actually. You remember, loved ones embracing in the airport like they haven’t seen each other in years. Yes, that’s us first thing in the morning. The two year old will say, “I misst yoooouuu” as I scoop her up, bed-head andContinue reading “How to Establish a Quiet-Time with your Children and Why it’s Important”

Protecting our Children from Zombie-Mommy

I get it. You’re a mama desiring to give your children a beautiful, magical childhood and education through Charlotte Mason homeschooling but you think, “how can I possibly be around them all the time.” They’re little now and you’re sleep deprived and you are giving and giving and giving, only to wake up to doContinue reading “Protecting our Children from Zombie-Mommy”

Narrations + Recitation; Cycle I Term II Exams

We completed exams for A Gentle Feast for this term. Hooray! We will have a family celebration next week with grandparents and treats as a way to celebrate their work. She will recite all of her work, verse, poetry, etc, and display all of her drawings, nature journal, handicrafts, etc. By having these little end-of-termContinue reading “Narrations + Recitation; Cycle I Term II Exams”

Kindergarten with the Peaceful Press

I simply wanted a place to share and document what our early (early!) years looked like. We use A Gentle Feast now but wanted to keep a place dedicated to what our learning time prior to “formal lessons” looked like. This time was very child-led and is not what I would recommend if your childContinue reading “Kindergarten with the Peaceful Press”

Avoid this Mistake when Teaching

The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom was the first living book I vividly remember reading. I was about eight or nine years old and I stumbled upon it in our basement while searching for yarn or something in the many random bins we had down there. I’m sure I read books previous to thisContinue reading “Avoid this Mistake when Teaching”

How to do a Picture Study

Picture Studies are apart of our Morning Time routine and they can take anywhere from 10-15 minutes. You can find Miss Mason’s steps for a “Picture-Talk” in her Home Education volume on pages 310-311, but I will lay out the steps here for you as well. In addition to a formal picture study during lessons,Continue reading “How to do a Picture Study”