Charlotte Mason, an early educator from the early 1900’s, had a unique outlook on the education of children. She claimed that the foundation for knowledge didn’t begin in the classroom, but rather in the teaching of good habits at home (the top three being: attention, truthfulness, and obedience).
I’ve been a little MIA as of late. Mostly taking advantage of all the summer fun to be had. We’ve had swim lessons, trips to see family, projects, homeschool prep, and of course berry picking!
I sat down on the reclining patio chair to supervise my barefooted cherubs in the backyard. I made a mental note that the sun was very hot and I hoped the garter snakes stay away till we go inside.
Can you believe 2017 is already half-way over? Last week, I found the book that my mother-in-law gave me at Christmas time and I re-read the quote she scribbled on the inside cover… “Wherever you are, be all there.” -Jim Elliot.
Growing up in a large family, we didn’t do a ton of fancy vacations. In fact, I can’t remember one. My parents idea of a vacation was driving hundreds of miles from Washington to Alaska to look at scenery while camping in the barren wilderness along the way. (Yay. 😉 )
Kids get the summer months to get their hands dirty, enjoy popsicles, and engage in some good, hard play. Why not take advantage of the sun and let them learn a few life skills as well?
It’s time to hear from another amazing mom! Melissa Mancia is the creator of thehomemadelife.com where she shares her journey of motherhood, faith, and creative living.
This will be our first fourth of July back home since we moved last summer. I’ve loved getting reacquainted with the place I grew up, and being close enough to family to share in traditions and holidays.
Garage sale season is upon us and if you are a thrifty mom, now might be the best time to take advantage of the sales while meeting some of your family’s basic needs.
Bubbles are floating around Cinderella’s head as she scrubs the floors on our living room TV. I’m rushing through the dinner-making process, trying not to knock over our eleven-month-old who is using my pant leg for balance.