September 14, 2021

Noticing the Season

As the season changes from summer to fall, here are a few beautiful pieces to ponder–by yourself or with your students.    Read and Reflect: One […]
September 3, 2020

My Journey with Living Books by Nancy Kelly

[From her introduction to the curated collection of Parents’ Review articles on the left*] Prepare to be delighted by the Parents’ Review articles that focus on […]
March 30, 2018

Musing on the Feast by Shannon Goods

I have noticed an interesting phenomenon over the last year or two–I am hungry! Charlotte Mason often compares education to a feast.  She instructs us to […]
March 23, 2018

A Truth That Anchors by Joy Shannon

We should allow no separation to grow up between the intellectual and ‘spiritual’ life of children; but should teach them that the divine Spirit has constant […]
February 10, 2018

The Anna Karenina Principle: Laws of a Happy Dinner Table by Anna Migeon

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” — Leo Tolstoy, opening lines of Anna Karenina Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina Principle” […]
January 13, 2018

Of Meltdowns and Mysteries by Colleen Klatt

One morning recently, in a desperate attempt for survival, I had a timeout. The day started off as usual but, during a reading lesson, my seven […]
November 26, 2017

Wait for Light by Julie Stuber

“The thoughts of God are broader than the measures of man’s mind And the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind,’ and all other knowledge […]
May 24, 2015

Not Just For The Children by Joy Shannon

Somehow my goal has changed; it is funny, isn’t it? One day we wake up and realize things are different. It didn’t happen overnight — it […]
February 1, 2015

When Doubts Assail, Encouragement From Charlotte Mason by Emily Cottrill Kiser

Both teachers and parents feel strongly the weight of responsibility on their shoulders in caring for and training their young charges. This feeling of responsibility seems […]