Author Archives: Challice

But are you REALLY a Charlotte Mason Method follower?

It all starts with something that draws you in. Maybe a quote? A picture someone posted with the hashtag, #charottemason? A book like, For The Children’s Sake? The living books concept? The possibilities are endless! What originally drew me to a Charlotte Mason education was the basic principal of a living education. Not just studying a textbook and taking a… Read more »

Celebrating World Book Day | My Current Reads

Amazon sent me a fun little email today. It was informing me that it was World Book Day. Now, I am not one to get into the whole acknowledgement of this and that day; however, there was this other Bronte’ day on my birthday… Wait, back on track. I love books. I love books! I LOVE EM! Maybe a bit… Read more »

Earth Day on the Homestead | A Sodbuster way to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

I love earth day. I love it. I love green plants, flowers and trees and trying to protect it all. I love honey bees and very sad about us loosing a lot of them due to the modern world we live in. I love homesteading and am very sad with the way life has become that we have to fight… Read more »

3 Audio Books You Need To Download Now!

Audio books have long been a staple in my homeschool. It all started with Little House on the Prairie from my Mom’s shelf. From there it moved to the Narnia series, also on my mom’s shelf. And then finally, last year we found the dramatization of G. A. Henty.  Recently, I learned how to find audible books affordably.   Certain… Read more »

One of the Biggest Pitfalls of Charlotte Mason & How to Avoid It

I have had this on my mind all week. Considering the fact that this is Thursday, and that I am a busy mama of five, the fact that I keep thinking about this for 4 consecutive days in a row, must mean I need to write this out. Typically when I talk or write about something, I am speaking to… Read more »

What Do You Mean By, “Keeping It Real?”

The posts and conversations have been flying from the fingers in effort to show that life or people are not all what they seem. We talk about “keeping it real” but maybe, just maybe, some of us know reality all to well and work hard to better it. How do we “move on” when we are “keeping it real”? You… Read more »

Living Math Books | Pi Day favorites | Charlotte Mason Style Teaching

Happy Pi day! 3.14(.17). In our classroom, aka the dining room table, we love to find math books that show a different side to teach outside of a textbook. These three series are centered around teaching arithmetic but not in a textbook way but in a way that gives life and a reason as to why we learn such a… Read more »

Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Are you set up for success?

I think quite often, and I am speaking to myself here as well, we get stuck in a rut that says “this is how it looks like for this family and yet that is not how my family dynamics work so I cannot use this method (or tip or whatever the case may be),” without looking at the end goal…. Read more »

Children’s titles on sale! (Amazon)

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I saw these for less than $3 on discount and I HAD to share since my children have been inhaling these books! I also *had* to pick up a couple more for us. 😉 Note: Price subject to change at Amazon’s discretion. REMEMBER BIRTHDAYS AND EVEN BUY AHEAD OF NEXT YEAR HOMESCHOOL’S READS Who Was Walt Disney? Who Was Doctor… Read more »

You Can Afford the Wanted Items

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What do you do when you have “needed” items but no more budget money? How did I end up with three desks, two curtain rods, a specific couch, lamps, and nightstand with no more money in the budget? Funny things happen when you move. No matter how well you budget, prepare for the new home, declutter, and other such things,… Read more »

One of Our Favorite Read Aloud and A Kindle eBook Sale

I wanted to share this Kindle Sale written by one of our favorite authors, Arleta Richardson. In recent months we have been using the In Grandma’s Attic Series, as our evening dinner-table read aloud. If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times, you know you have a great read book when your kids are begging… Read more »

New Changes, New Grocery Budget, And the Meal Plan

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I know it is not a glamour picture, but it was the best I could do after a long day moving furniture into our new home… yep! We’re renters for the time being. It has been a wonderful, crazy ride! I know I did my post on small home living and while I wanted badly to touch on it more,… Read more »

Strengths and Weaknesses | This Thing We Call Parenthood

As I sat digging in the soil and planting my spring flower bed, I  contemplated on the things that parents are plagued with day-to-day; namely, am I doing a good job as parent? I was thinking about how we need to cultivate our children’s strengths and then as I really sat moving soil, pulling weeds, and seeing a beautiful picture… Read more »