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…

Memory Work Index

Catchy title, eh? Not really, I know. I have to admit, this post is mostly self-serving. It's the index page to our memory work binder that I never got around to making. So I thought, 'hey, I'll make a post on the blog that I can add each term's selections to as we go.' Surprisingly,…

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…

Cozy Keeping

Ahhhh, it's a quiet Saturday evening.  The kids are all tucked in.  PJ is preparing for tomorrow.  And I'm settling in for my weekly alone time.  The best of Handel is playing on the kitchen speaker.  The fake fireplace is glowing.  I just finished a rejuvenating Pilates routine.  And I'm ready to spend some time…