How to Turn Any Novel Into a Language Arts Textbook

According to Ruth Beechick, the most wonderful texts for language arts learning are well-written books. This is great news for both teacher and pupil, at least in theory. The problem lies in actually turning this valuable information into something you can use practically with your children. Thankfully, I … Read More…

Add Some Method to Your Homeschool Madness

This is the third installment in the Easy Homeschooling series. Today we are going to discuss how we need things we can touch and see in order to keep us on track. If you have multiple children in multiple stages of childhood, this will be especially helpful for … Read More…

Simplifying homeschooling into its most essential parts helps build confidence and quell confusion.

More Tips for Making Homeschooling EASY

Homeschooling is something that is either hugely complicated or wonderfully simple. It all depends on your perspective. While choice is an amazing thing, too much choice can lead to confusion unless you have a framework that dictates which helps you make decisions. By God’s grace (and isn’t it … Read More…

Tips for Easy Homeschooling, Part One

Ever feel like a homeschooling failure? Relax, you’re among friends! Grab a cup of whatever makes you smile and read this post to find out how to make sense of homeschooling and rest your weary heart. (Psst, if you already watched the video on Youtube, you can either … Read More…

How to Demystify Math

I think what intimidates us most about teaching math to our children is our own ignorance of the subject. Knowing how it is approached dissipates confusion and frustration. I’ve created a video that helps explain (but this post has all sorts of other goodies and links you don’t … 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…

a bin labeled using a diy tutorial

DIY Organizing Labels

There are loads of DIY organizing labels tutorials, but most involve special equipment or special expertise. I know this because I found myself in need of some organizing labels after our recent move. I think I must have moved the food in our pantry around at least three … 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…