Today, I’m interrupting our Charlotte Mason series to bring you this season’s special conversation. Brittney McGann is back with me today; I hope you recognize her from last season. Brittney has been studying Charlotte Mason for over seven years. Mason’s philosophy embodies all the things Brittney loved about her own upbringing and everything she would have wished for in her education, had she known it was possible. Brittney hosted the Grace to Build Retreat in Black Mountain, North Carolina …January 24, 2019
Educational Philosophy, Home Education
[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very year, I bust out my almost nonexistent crafty alter ego for approximately 24 hours and help my children make Christmas ornaments. We give them away to friends and family and generally have a lot of fun. This year, we decided to try our hands at clay, and it went well, so I thought I’d share how we did it, in case you’re not crafty and have to fake it for a day, too.
First, here are all the supplies… December 22, 2017
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen E-Age-15 was a preschooler, I was in my romanticizing-gardening stage. (Gardening is not a handicraft, but stay with me.) I read a lot of Wendell Berry and dreamed of a day when we raised our own meat and vegetables and dairy products. We ended up doing a lot of those things (we don’t do a lot of them now), but in those early days it was just me and Son E., learning to garden.
Apparently, I have mostly …December 6, 2017
Seven Quick Takes on Non-crafty Mom Solutions, The Stomach Flu that Won’t Quit, and More PRIZE PACKAGES!
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Most of you know that I am a non-crafty mom. I adore and admire crafty moms, but I am not one myself. Part of it is that I overthink. I get overwhelmed by the details. Also: the supplies we don’t already own. And so on and so forth. This is one of my weak spots. So. I’ve been thinking about this again, and might I suggest KITS? Kits are the most wonderful thing in the world …December 4, 2015