CMP Review 2023-11-30

CMP Review 2023-11-30

November 30, 2023

Imagine reading Charlotte Mason’s Home Education Series for the first time.

The year was 2007 and I was a young(er) homeschool dad. My firstborn was 6 years old, we were starting formal lessons, and I didn’t know what I was doing. I just knew I wanted to do it the Charlotte Mason way.

In the midst of worries, doubts, and uncertainties, there was one place I would turn to for answers. Six pink-trimmed paperback books, a gift from heaven, a message from a different time and world. I pored over every word and I stored every idea in my heart.

I wanted to share with others what I was learning. Social media was in its infancy, but there was an email discussion group reading the volumes together. I asked if I could join, and then I started sharing my reflections and essays, chapter by chapter. The journey took me through parts of volumes 3, 4, and 6, and all of volume 5.

If you’re reading Charlotte Mason’s Home Education Series for the first (or the nth) time, and you’d like to see the perspective of a dad who loved his children and was looking for light, I’ve ported those emails to a single page organized by chapter so you can follow along with me. Find it here.