2 years of free copywork? Yes, please!

Copywork plays a key role in Language Arts in our homeschool. You can read more about how we tackle this subject area here. Copywork accomplishes so much in such a simple way. Obviously, it provides practice in the basics of handwriting when a child is first starting formal lessons. But it also improves spelling and…

From The Velveteen Rabbit to the Pre-Raphaelites

In just a few months I'm heading to England's beautiful Lake District for a home educator's conference. Yes, I'll be staying in Ambleside. I know. I know. What more could a Charlotte Mason mom ask for?! I am getting super excited! To prepare, I've been steeping myself in English poetry, reading biographies of Wordsworth and…

I Love Morning Time

And, by that, I do NOT mean that I am a "morning person". That's fodder for a whole other post. My favourite part of our homeschool day happens during breakfast. It's what we (and countless other homeschoolers) call "morning time". We have been at this homeschooling thing for longer than I realized. I kept thinking…

Just Another Saturday Night

It's been a peaceful week around here.  What I thought would be a busy week when looking at my calendar last Sunday has turned out to be a pleasant surprise.  The girls spent a few nights with grandparents and instead of feeling lost and lazy without them around I actually tackled some projects and caught…