School is in full swing for us, and it probably is for you as well. This week was unusually crazy, which means I mostly skipped all the things, including my Mother Culture reading. I think I read twice, and I’m not sure I remembered to write down even those! It’s a rare day when I don’t document my reading on my Mother Culture Habit Tracker —- this just goes to show how awry things had gone.
As I was reflecting this, and about how consistent I was during June and July — and how inconsistent I was in August! — I remembered I needed another tracker. I want to keep reading so that I can learn and grow, but also because regular reading makes me a better homeschool mom! As Charlotte Mason once wrote:
For moms, the best way to engage in regular reading is through Mother Culture.
If you’ve forgotten what Mother Culture is, here are the basic guidelines:
- Always have three books available to yourself: a stiff book, a moderately easy book, and a novel.
- Read for 30 minutes per day.
- When you go to read, pick up the book you feel fit for.
- Use my Mother Culture Habit Tracker (free download below!) to keep yourself accountable. ♥
Get your fall Mother Culture Habit Tracker!
If you developed a Mother Culture habit over the summer, you want to keep it. And if you didn’t, well … there is no time like the present! This printable PDF has two boxes for each day of the autumn months — one to check that you did it, and another to mark what kind of reading (stiff, moderately easy, or novel) you did. I also put areas at the bottom to record the titles of all the books you finish! I’m printing my own copy — I think it’ll be fun to look back and see how I did. Pin it up on your fridge or on a cork board — somewhere it will remind you to read.
Fill out the form below to get yours via email. Also, if you want to share what how you’re doing on Instagram — post photos of your habit tracker and books?? — just use the hashtag #motherculturehabit.
Need some book titles to get you going?
I publish extensive lists each summer. (Click here to find them.) For today, I’ll just share one book from each of the categories that I’m reading right now:
Stiff Book: The Intellectual Life by A.G Sertillanges
Moderately Easy Book: Your Teenager Is Not Crazy by Jeramy and Jerusha Clark
Novel: The Rector of Justin by Louis Auchincloss
Happy fall reading, my friends! ♥
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