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…

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…

Family Travels and Field Trips

~ I ~ Bermuda was awesome!  Loved the history, loved the people, loved the beauty of this place.     Our family had an amazing time of togetherness.  We were spoiled by our butler.  Every afternoon Belle would wonder aloud what "prizes" (surprises) he had left for us in our room.  We ate and ate and…