Our Nature Study Collection

One of the most well known aspects of the Charlotte Mason approach to education is nature study, the quaint Victorian era practice of an English educator getting children out of doors and enjoying the natural world. I have often wondered if the Anne of Green Gables character Miss Stacy was inspired by educators trained in … Continue reading “Our Nature Study Collection”

Homeschool Doldrums: and how you can beat them

As the sailors in the days of the great clipper ships had to face the doldrums in order to reach their destinations, so must we face our own doldrums in order to reach our goal of a successful homeschool year.

As the sailors in the days of the great clipper ships had to face the doldrums in order to reach their destinations, so must we face our own doldrums in order to reach our goal of a successful homeschool year.

The Best and Worst Homeschool Advice

When you homeschool you receive a lot of advice. Some of it is good. Some of it is bad. Here are a couple of the best, and worst, pieces of advice I’ve received over the last fifteen years.

When you homeschool you receive a lot of advice. Some of it is good. Some of it is bad. Here are a couple of the best, and worst, pieces of advice I’ve received over the last fifteen years.

Sonlight Curriculum’s History / Bible / Literature – A Review

I have been using Sonlight curriculum continuously since 2002, and I plan to use for at least the next seven or so years. So, it’s about time I wrote up a detailed review of it. Note: This review is for Sonlight’s History / Bible / Literature packages. I’ll review Sonlight’s Language Arts and Science packages … Continue reading “Sonlight Curriculum’s History / Bible / Literature – A Review”

4 Reasons Why I Don’t Lesson Plan

Having lessons planned out in advance would make it harder for me to say yes to opportunities, yes to extra review, and yes to rabbit trails. And lesson planning takes time away from my family, without giving me any saved time in return.

Having lessons planned out in advance would make it harder for me to say yes to opportunities, yes to extra review, and yes to rabbit trails. And lesson planning takes time away from my family, without giving me any saved time in return.