A Life of Leisure

It’s always difficult to slip back into normal routine after a week away. One week of vacation really just whets your appetite for more, doesn’t it? It takes almost a week before you’ve settled into the groove of relaxation, but it’s about that same time you need to start mentally preparing to return to life…

This Term’s Feast – Composer and Artist Study

Welcome back for #3 in our series "This Term's Feast".  So far we have looked at Memory Work and Singing.  This week it's time to turn our attention to the fine arts.  Charlotte Mason said that... "much and varied humane reading, as well as human thought expressed in the forms of art, is, not a…

This Term’s Feast

I absolutely love Charlotte Mason's analogy of a child being born with a mind ready and able to "digest" ideas just as his body naturally digests and is nourished by food.  Exposing children to these ideas that will nourish their minds requires laying a varied feast before them.  That's one reason we incorporate so many…

Dismounting My Charlotte Mason High Horse (behind the scenes at “my hows”)

Does this not look like the most regal dog on the planet?  Well, let me introduce you to Lancelot.  He is a monster...a nipping, barking, food stealing, garbage rummaging, pushy monster of a standard poodle who has been threatened with rehoming more times than I care to count.  After three torturous years, he is slowly…