How to do Relaxed Unit Studies

To my mind, a good unit study plan needs a little bit of structure and a whole lot of room to wiggle around and shoot off in all different directions.  In case you aren’t familiar with homeschool unit studies, here is a nutshell definition: Unit Studies approach a … Read More…

mom of 15 tells how to do relaxed science

How to do Relaxed Science

People are always asking me about what Charlotte Mason science resources I use. I have a bit of trouble believing most people will ever use (or remember) all of the technical baloney taught in most advanced science textbooks. Unless a child is destined to attend a competitive college, … Read More…

Teach Your Child to Read for FREE

Yes, that’s right. You can teach your child to read for free with this post. No gimmicks, not sign-ups required. All you have to do is scroll down to the bottom of this post and click to download your free reading program. This is something I’ve been working … Read More…

Math Without Fear

Don’t let math intimidate you! Homeschooling has the clear advantage, trust me. This post outlines the down-and-dirty, nitty-gritty truth about math instruction; what it was, what it is, what it should be! First, what math instruction was…. Before the 20th century people didn’t care much about mathematics. Beyond … Read More…

Charlotte Mason for REAL Moms: Who Has Time for Handicrafts?

Don’t have time for crafting? It’s been a real struggle for me, but well worth the effort when I made it. Children should be working with their hands to create useful and beautiful things–this is what Charlotte Mason believed, and it lines up well with the Bible, research, … Read More…

Loads of Charlotte Mason Videos

Where has the time gone? I’ve been having so much fun over at my YouTube channel that I’ve spaced writing on my blog altogether–so sorry! Anyways, in case you are a great fan of Charlotte Mason, or just barely ready to dip your toes in, these videos are … Read More…

Charlotte Mason for REAL Moms: The Basics

The best way to simplify a complicated subject is to make an outline. The same is true when dealing with something as complicated as The Charlotte Mason Method. So, in this video we will be discussing the basics in a list format (with some side-stepping for explanation and … Read More…

Charlotte Mason for REAL Moms: What Education Is and Isn’t

What is education, anyways? Aren’t schools the place to find out? Unfortunately, no. Due to many, many things they are probably the worst places to discover what true learning is. This is the way I see it; if I wanted to know all about housecleaning, I wouldn’t ask … Read More…

Charlotte Mason for Real Moms Video series Introduction

Charlotte Mason was an amazing educator who has given the modern homeschooling movement balance and direction. The hinge pin of her methods was simplicity, but putting her ideas into practice at home is anything but simple. That’s what I’ve found, anyway. I started out with only glimpses via … Read More…

How to Handle Your Homeschool Circus

If you are teaching two or more children at home, you have a three-ring circus under your roof! In order to become a ring master, you need some tools and some skills! In my latest vlog I explain just a few of the ways I have learned to … Read More…