In this interview with my oldest son Shawn, we talked about how reading aloud good stories from living books and using Charlotte Mason principles was the main method I used to educate him and how that has impacted his life.
I’ll give you a hint. He liked being educated that way and calls it the happy way of learning!
Watch it here!
Morgan has been wanting a job for a long time. Since before he turned 16. Really ever since he graduated from Modeling and Acting classes two years ago. He turned 16 on New Year’s Eve, so he has been eagerly seeking a place that will hire a 16-year-old. He interviewed at Old Navy but didn’t get that job. Then he applied at Papa Murphy’s where Kelsey works, but they never got back to him. So he found out that La Madeleine, a French country cafe, was hiring and decided to apply there. He has been studying French for a while and thought it would be a great place to work.
Morgan and I had quite an adventure in applying for the job and then a wonderful day actually eating there and getting the big news.
Kelsey made a lovely dinner. All by herself. She is 17 years old. She is doing well at her job, too. We did a scope about it.
I did a Periscope Broadcast today. I prayed for new homeschool families and prospective homeschool families. I also prayed for those who are having a hard time getting back into the groove of learning after the holidays – students and moms!
Join me and Shawn here as we discuss some ideas for making homeschool less stressful and more enjoyable for the whole family and moms and their kids in particular.
Some of the ideas we cover are reading aloud and narration, delight-directed homeschooling, led by the child’s interests, and using more organic methods instead of curriculum that forces arbitrary topics at arbitrary times.