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 – Singing

This is instalment #2 in a series taking a look at our family's feast of ideas this term.  If you missed the first one, you can find it here.  So, continuing on with Charlotte Mason's idea of ideas... "Education is a life. That life is sustained on ideas. Ideas are of spiritual origin, and God…

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…