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  1. I haven't kept up with these threads, so forgive me if this has already been shared. This company has been republishing classics and recently published this book by Ella Frances Lynch: Educating the Child at Home. I thought that I'd share it here in case anyone would like it. 🙂
  2. Since I'm always interested in curriculum, I decided to take a look at Master Books. I was especially intrigued since there was mention of it being "Charlotte Mason inspired". But, after looking at a couple of their language samples, I can decidedly say that this not at all in keeping with Charlotte Mason. How misleading! I see that they define it as "inspired", but some of their lessons are actually in complete contradiction to her ideas and methods. There are different approaches to "narration", but this emulates another style and not CM. Where are the living books? On
  3. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
  4. I'm so sorry. This must be such a difficult time for you and your family. I hope your niece comes home safely.
  5. I'm so sorry! Thinking about you and your family during this difficult time.
  6. Aww, I'm sorry. 😞 That sounds tough. Hang in there.
  7. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family.
  8. Thornton Burgess also wrote a book for birds, the seashore and flowers. He also wrote some titles such as The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse, The Adventures of Grandfather Frog, etc. Feel free to message or email me if you have any questions. I'd be happy to help! Also, there are lots of articles on the blog portion of the website: A Mind in the Light as well as links to many books and resources under the tab Resources.
  9. books dark chocolate candles fires...and cooler weather to make fires nice trees windy days snuggles with children blackberry cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream hmmm...oh yes....books!
  10. My two daughters (17 and 23) were gifted a pair and absolutely love them! We know of others who have them and love them too. I recently gifted my mother a pair, since she loves to wear leggings and is always so generous with us. She loves them too. We are sure to wash them carefully and not put them in the dryer. Also, the big price tag includes a lifetime warranty, so if anything at all happens to them you can send them in for a new pair for free. 🙂 I found this article and thought it had some good tips! https://www.styledemocracy.com/lululemon-secrets-from-previous-employees
  11. I'm so sorry for your loss, OP. And my condolences to all of those in this thread who have suffered loss.
  12. I found this on a website: Medium 16 inch (40cm) Bitty Baby Doll Measurements taken on Bitty Baby by American Girl Doll has soft stuffed cotton body, vinyl arms, legs, head, and sleep eyes. Chest - 13 inches (32.5cm) Waist - 12.5 inches (31.5cm) Hips - 13.25 inches (33cm) Across shoulders - 5.75 inches (14.5cm) Shoulder to waist - 4.5 inches (12cm) Top of arms - 5 inches (12.5cm) Waist to below knees - 5 inches (12.5cm) Waist to ankles - 7.5 inches (18.75cm) Medium 15 inch Baby Doll Measurements taken on American Girl Bitty Baby Chest - 13 inches Waist - 1
  13. I just wanted to support this perspective. My younger daughter has been heavily involved in dance since she was a little girl. She attends a true classical dance school, which teaches jazz, modern and contemporary, but with its biggest focus on ballet. In all her years there (she's a senior this year), she has never been taught the style of dance often taught at competition type schools. Research would show that true versions of these styles of dance do not involve any of this. Her classes in jazz, modern and contemporary were never taught this way. In fact, modern dance can sound as if she we
  14. I'm not sure how helpful this would be, but I recently wrote an article about Charlotte Mason style narration and young children. I'm attaching it here, in case anyone might enjoy reading it. I have to agree with some previous posters that a Charlotte Mason narration is very different from the style taught by SWB and other curricula writers. If I find some spare time, then maybe I could write a better post about this. I do have a number of articles about narration at my website, which may be helpful too. Narration and the Very Young.pdf
  15. Yes, but give me a few weeks and I can convert the others over too. I'm currently moving my guides to my website Shop as PDFs. I'm so glad that you like the samples!
  16. I'm a huge fan of the books by Dorothy Mills -both of my daughters love(d) them! I haven't yet found books for history which are so highly readable, but yet interesting and thorough. I also love how Mills extensively incorporates quotes from primary history sources. This made it so easy to add to this part of history, if I felt the need. I simply offered or expanded on the quoted primary source. I loved them so much that I created guides for them. 🙂 I do have and have looked at HO and while I agree they are well-done, they just weren't the right fit for us.
  17. I hope all is well for you, SIL and babies.
  18. 🤗 Sending lots of hugs!
  19. Hi! I created guides for most of the books by Dorothy Mills. We loved them at our house. 🙂 The guides follow the main principles of a Charlotte Mason education, but with some additional writing elements to it. It probably feels like a cross between CM and classical to many. Each chapter includes narration suggestions and many other chapters have suggestions for additional reading, primary sources, Great Ideas Discussions and writing assignments. Here is a link to my website, which takes you to my Bookstore: A Mind in the Light Scroll down just a bit on the page for Classical Lesson
  20. I'm so sorry for you loss. My thoughts are with you, your son and your family.
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