Tag Archive: Charlotte Mason

Homeschooling Preschool: Is It Even Necessary?

First of all, I’d like to define our terms here. Technically we could say that from the first moment we start teaching our children anything (even telling them “no” when they want to pull on the lamp cord) we’re “homeschooling.” For instance, I know some homeschooling parents will say that they’ve been homeschooling “since birth.”…




Homeschooling ABC’s: J, K, and L

With this post we’re officially half-way through our “Homeschooling ABC’s” journey.  I hope you’ve enjoyed these posts!  If nothing else, you’ve got to love the picture above.  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a trip to the beach.  The sun and the surf…I love ’em! J is for Jocularity: Isn’t that a…




How To: Teach Social Science, Part 2 (History)

I love history.  As a matter of fact, I am working on (finally!) finishing my Bachelor’s degree and while I am majoring in English Literature, I am minoring in History. Going through school I was fortunate enough to have some great history teachers.  However, when I first attended college over 30 years ago (ouch!), I…




How to Home-School: Charlotte Mason Method

This post is the fourth in a six-part series on “Teaching Methods.” Charlotte Mason (January 1, 1842 – January 16, 1923) was a British educator who believed that children learned better through exposure to real books, nature, and life.  She eschewed textbooks in favor of great literature; her students spent a large portion of their time…