Going Natural

Healthy Food for Kids, Too

Because I was a fat child, I seriously researched and learned about healthy and unhealthy food at a relatively young age: in the summer after graduating from grade school, when I first decided I was going to lose weight, I found a book in Papa's library that talked about how losing weight by eating healthy… Continue reading Healthy Food for Kids, Too


Charlotte’s Web

With our Charlotte Mason homeschool encouraging a lot of read-alouds, particularly in the younger years when the child is still strengthening his reading skills, I am now in the third round of reading Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. (Third round, though we currently have two sons, because for a season in our lives, we had… Continue reading Charlotte’s Web

Nature Study

Perfectly Designed Feather

Have you ever paid close attention to an individual feather? 🙂 I know, if it's just a plain white or brown or black chicken feather, it seems to be nothing out of the ordinary, although I'm still amazed at how the tiny thread-like pieces just seem to fit together into one piece. But add to… Continue reading Perfectly Designed Feather


Rilla of Ingleside

Spoiler Alert: If you're about to read the book Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery, please skip reading this post. One of my favorite aspects of a Charlotte Mason education is the emphasis on the use of living books, or books that are written by a person passionate about the subject that he or she… Continue reading Rilla of Ingleside

Charlotte Mason

Charlotte Mason Believes in A Thinking Love

"The mother is qualified," says Pestalozzi, "and qualified by the Creator Himself, to become the principal agent in the development of her child; ... and what is demanded of her is--a thinking love... God has given to the child all the faculties of our nature, but the grand point remains undecided--how shall this heart, this… Continue reading Charlotte Mason Believes in A Thinking Love