Charlotte Mason Education is not for Burned Out Mothers

Have you ever sat down to dinner but so tired that you felt no hunger? It is not that your body wasn’t hungry but rest was more needed than food at that particular time. Homeschooling can be like that. I’m actually specifically thinking of Charlotte Mason and her broad range of subjects. Do you know what I hear often? “I… Read more »

My Favorite Resources for Teaching (clean) Art | Homeschool Mom

I had a friend express her frustration over wanting to show her children art but not finding anything clean to share with them. I find this to be a common dilemma amongst homeschooling moms. When it comes to naked art, I personally do not like it. I don’t want to even look at Michelangelo’s David, or any other so called… Read more »

Mama Reads Books | Reading Goals for the New year

Every beginning of a new year gives new promises. These promises sometimes take the form of resolutions, “this year I will finally loose those last x number of pounds.”  “I will complete my buckets list.” or “I will be a better person.”  And so on and so forth.   I love new beginnings because they give me a starting point, like… Read more »

My top 3 books to read this Christmas and others you should consider

For the past several years, I have done the 25 books of Christmas. You wrap 25 books and from Dec 1- Dec 25, you unwrap each book and read it aloud. It’s like a paper chain countdown, but with for book lovers, its the perfect paper chain. The biggest set back I have with this is the amount of trash… Read more »

All About Books, 15 Questions Pertaining to Books

Which 3 books are on your TBR list and 3 books on your wishlist? To Be Read- The Pleasure of Reading in a an Age of Distraction  By Alan Jacobs Mother Carrey’s Chicken by Kate Douglas Wiggens (more known for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm) The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M.T.Anderson Wish List- Some Pig by Melissa Sweet The… Read more »

2 Week Menu Plan: Adaptable for Dairy Free, Gluten Free, always.

I am one of those parents that if the kids aren’t eating the food you put on the table, and you tend to have more leftovers than usual, maybe you’re getting in a cooking rut. I do tell my kids that if they are hungry, “eat what is in front of you” but variety is more my style. I’ll be… Read more »

A Charlotte Mason Education for the Younger Years (wrap up 2016-17)

Of course, as a new school year approached I had all these grand ideas of what our school days were going to look like. Don’t we all? The problem was, I was envisioning of what it should end up looking like, not our beginning footsteps in that direction. For my younger students, (who may or may not be categorized into… Read more »

The Lizard Garden by Anne Phillips~ Review

There are so many reasons why we fell in love with Ms. Phillips book but the number one thing was that the characters felt like they were our best friends next door. The adventures they shared were the kind that could easily happen our lives. You know you have a great book when your child is caught reading it on… Read more »

Thinking Tree: The Fun-schooling Journal~ A Review

****IN ORDER TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, YOU MUST GO TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL!  You can find it here.  Giveaway goes until 6/19 ***************** Last year I stumbled upon the Thinking Tree Fun Schooling Books. I was really intrigued and liked what I saw. I purchased two for my eldest two and decided it would be great for those days when… Read more »

An Organic Diet the Charlotte Mason Way

I love organic food. For the most part, and especially the meat, it tastes better and has a richer flavor. I love that it doesn’t use pesticides and other harmful chemicals in the process of getting food from field, to store, to fridge, and finally to table. However, a complete organic diet is just not in our budget. Not only… Read more »

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 »