When establishing a family culture around books that everyone can enjoy it can be a bit difficult to find a happy medium. The one thing to keep in mind is that everyone, no matter the age, enjoys a good story. We humans were made for stories! Now I’ve spent hours reading blogs, articles, and books … [Read more…]
There’s just something about reading aloud a story that brings a family together. Reading aloud forces everyone to stop, listen, and enjoy a few moments of time together in a story that is outside of themselves. I have asked my children (ages 8, 6, 4) to help me put together a list of their absolute … [Read more…]
Here are a few snapshots of what our week often looks like. Music lessons, nature walks, observing birds at our feeders, reading lessons, and a whole lot of discipline… I love Charlotte Mason’s motto of “I am, I can, I ought, and I will”. We spend a lot of time talking about how valuable and … [Read more…]
As October is coming to a close and we peek around the corner at November I am looking at our 12th week head of us with a whole lot of pride for all that was feasted on during our lessons and everyday living. This coming week we will spend our time doing our exams. This … [Read more…]
For our Artist Study this term we are studying Johannes Vermeer. What is there to say or write about Vermeer? Of his life there is not much in comparison to the other artists we have studied, for very little is known about him. He has been described as “industrious” in terms of the number of … [Read more…]
Having been blessed by private music lessons as a child I wanted to be able to offer my own children the same opportunity. Music lessons, however, are a financial investment. With this in mind my husband and I started to put away $20 each paycheck for each child from the moment they were born. Being … [Read more…]
There was a time in my life as a literature and writing student when having to read Tolstoy’s War and Peace and Anna Karenina in a two week period was difficult but doable. Granted I had probably been given amble time to read the great masterpieces but I was working close to 30 hours a week with … [Read more…]
We are super excited to finally start up our own website for our little Charlotte Mason inspired community in the Metrowest Boston area. Please be patient with us as we learn the ins and outs of WordPress!