Entries by Raechel

Homeschooling Kinder

My eldest is of kinder age and it feels good to do a touch of formal teaching. I admit, I’d rather wait until she is 6. But she is ready. The bulk of our time is outdoors, reading aloud, taking care of the home and each other, but this year we’re easing into a sliver […]

8 Ways to Ease Into Nature Journaling

In true Charlotte Mason style, nature journaling has been a passion I’ve tried to ignite in our young homeschool family. The first year was frustrating! There was little to no interest (which was an indication of prematurity). But coming out of that first year into a sweet second, I can attest the flame is a […]

Six Places We Always Keep Books

I can narrow my homeschool goals down to three things that I want most for my children. Number one, is a relationship with Christ that bears fruits of righteous living. Number two, is a strong appetite and aptitude for reading. Number three is gaining a vast array of handi-crafts or trades. That’s it! If I […]

How does “Inquiry led” work?

Many educational philosophers, like Charlotte Mason or Reggio’s Loris Malaguzzi, agree that Inquiry led learning is best!“Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do, and then, if you have understand well, perhaps teaching will be different from before.” Loris Malaguzzi The term is thrown around a lot in […]

What’s A Morning Basket

One question I get asked most on our homeschooling journey is “What’s a morning basket?” It’s encouraging to have other mothers in my life seeking a literacy rich homelife, and lovely habits. “The mother who takes good care to endow her children with good habits secures for herself smooth and easy days”- Charlotte Mason I […]