Category Archives: Charlotte Mason

Famous in the Second Degree

My friend Donna-Jean, of Liberty and Lily blog, is famous in the first degree because she was interviewed by Cindy Swanson, who has a radio program with an Illinois radio station. Cindy also has a blog, Notes in the Key of Life, and there is a partial transcript there. I get to promote myself to […]

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Recommended Reading

Bulfinch’s Age of Fable– available free (and we have pockets full of free at our house) at Gutenberg- all you have to do is print it out. I recommend copying it, saving it to your word processing file and adjusting the font and spacing to suit you, then print it out. This is one book […]

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Prayer, and Katrina in Mississippi

Amanda Witt has a post of comfort and solace to those among us who can do ‘no more than’ pray. Katie Barr at CM, Children, and Lots of Grace, has some very specific and heartbreaking information from MIssissippi. I’ve been bothered by how much emphasis we here at the Common Room have placed on the […]

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A Living Book

A well read person, said Miss Charlotte Mason, will be familiar with “Men and their motives, the historical sequence of events, principles for the conduct of life, in fact, practical philosophy, is what the emergencies of the times require us to possess and to be able to communicate.” We don’t learn these good things in […]

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Narration Jar

Narration is an important part of a Charlotte Mason education, and a deceptively simple one. Do not be fooled by its simplicity. Narration is the bones for essays, critiques, and all other sorts of more formal writing later on. Narration seems so simple, but it really gets the brain working on all sorts of complex […]

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