Charlotte Mason Monday~A Morning Basket of Living Books

Years ago when I first started blogging, I had a little series of posts called ‘Charlotte Mason Monday’. Obviously these posts were posted on a Monday 😉 and were about homeschooling using the Charlotte Mason methods. Following on from my post last week, ‘When You Have To Compromise On Your Homeschooling Philosophy’, I promised to share how we still implement CM …

When You Have To Compromise On Your Homeschooling Philosophy…

We’ve been homeschooling using the Charlotte Mason philosophy in our homeschool for many years. Everything about her philosophy was just “right”. I totally fell in love with her living books, her rigorous yet gentle approach to lessons. I believe totally in the ‘Science of Relations’, in her statement that ‘Children are persons’ and in her entire approach to educating both the …

Appreciating Art – Appreciating Charlotte Mason’s Method!

** Tomorrow we are off on a 5 day holiday on a boat on the Norfolk Broads. We are super excited of course, but I thought that while I am away it would be fun to re-visit a few of my older posts. Shall we start with a hands on lesson on how to implement a Charlotte Mason Art Appreciation lesson …

Autumn Mushroom Study

Each October, we have a little colony of mushrooms that spring up near the shed in our back garden. Last year we let this little colony live out it’s little life-cycle with just an observation – nothing more. We wondered if they were poisonous, but left it at that. This year, our little mushroom colony sprang up once again right on …

A Wise ‘Letting Alone’

I have recently been reading Karen Andreola’s, ‘A Pocketful of Pinecones’ – AGAIN! Honestly, this book is a treasure and I never seem to tire of it. Each time I read it something new strikes me. This time was no different.   While reading this lovely story where Karen has cleverly woven in very practical ‘How-To’s’ in starting and sustaining Nature …

A Double Diamond Celebration

How exciting! I am hosting my first Charlotte Mason Carnival! Welcome to ‘Under An English Sky’ my fellow CMers. Here in England, we have just come out of some very exiting celebrations. Our Queen has reigned for 60 years. What an achievement! England has been alive with bunting and anything and everything red, white and blue! Queen Elizabeth is the second …