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Busted: 31 Days of CM Myths

October 1, 2014 by Brandy Vencel

That’s right. This is what we’ve been waiting for! Every single day in October, there will be a new post right here that busts some sort of myth associated with Charlotte Mason and her educational philosophy and practices.

If you are unfamiliar with Charlotte Mason, you can see the information page at AmblesideOnline.

This post is going to serve as an index, or linked table of contents. Each day, I’ll come back here (and I’ll try to make it earlier in the day, rather than later) and add the link for that day’s post.

So. Did I mention how excited I am about this series? I have been working so hard getting all of it together, and this team of contributors is just awesome and the topics are great and … seriously? What’s not to love?

Here’s what you have to look forward to:

I cannot tell you how excited about this!

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  • Reply YL December 3, 2015 at 6:15 am

    These myths are great! A real help. I want to read most of them. Are they available as PDF? Or even better: as an e-book?

    Greetings from Europe,
    a Swiss CM-homeschool-mom of 4 children (age 5-11)

    • Reply Brandy Vencel December 3, 2015 at 8:24 am

      I wish they were! I wasn’t able to get permission from all of the contributors, so the only option is reading from the index. I’m sorry!

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  • Reply Emily Lyon January 18, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Would love to read your CM 101!

    • Reply Brandy Vencel January 19, 2015 at 9:03 am

      CM 101 is free to anyone who subscribes to the blog {see that bright pink button at the top?} — or it’s a couple dollars on Amazon if you prefer a Kindle version. 🙂

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