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A Charlotte Mason Discussion Meeting

I am having a Charlotte Mason Discussion Meeting on 17 May 2016 in Franklin.  This is for you if: You are a woman interested in knowing more about Charlotte Mason and her philosophy of education You already know about Charlotte Mason and you want to discuss her ideas with others You want to expand your understanding of a Charlotte Mason … Continue reading

Special Price on Courses Ends Soon

I hope you are enjoying the start of 2016. January is a great time for making plans, looking forward to the future, and having hope for good things to come and courage for challenges ahead. I thought I would just drop you a reminder that my courses are only available until the end of January. If anyone joins before the … Continue reading

Time to Go

After 36 years of supporting mothers, including 25 of those years supporting homeschooling families it is time for me to ‘retire’.  I have other things in my family and local community that I am becoming involved in, and I want to concentrate more on those things. I have two things to offer before I ‘close up shop’. First, I am offering all … Continue reading

Thinking Ahead

This week I printed my own copy of The Homeschooler’s Christmas Planner and settled down to organise myself in readiness for ‘the busy season’. It’s funny pulling out  a planner that you made with others in mind and then finding it so useful for yourself.  I like the planner.  I like the way it helps me get organised and focused.  … Continue reading

Art Appreciation in Auckland

At last!  A rare opportunity for people within striking distance of Auckland to experience some cool art appreciation! (And a discount on one of my study guides – read on.) Rembrandt Remastered is described as ‘a remarkable collection of digitally remastered and life size paintings from  one of the world’s greatest painters of all time. Each work reproduced exactly as it may have left … Continue reading

We Have Lambs

Maybe it’s because I am still quite new to country life (only been living in the country a year) but I’m thrilled and delighted every time I see a newborn lamb. The first lamb of the season was right outside our bedroom window – what a happy surprise! We’ve had lots of twins and they are the cutest ever.  They usually … Continue reading

How to Choose an Alphabet Book

My favourite two-year-old was scrambling onto my knee with a library book for me to read to him. It was an alphabet book with beautiful pictures. As we turned the pages and chatted together about the pictures I noticed that some pages were better than others. This is often the case with alphabet books. And it’s not the beautiful pictures … Continue reading

Look at My New Store

I have been updating my online store. My techie person (AKA Philip) listened to my pleas for a simpler system which didn’t require people to have to register and sign in to buy a simple PDF booklet. He searched for a simpler checkout system, and then spent some time moving everything across for me. I am really pleased. I’ve put … Continue reading