Karen’s Blog

  • Glow of Intellectual Life
    Posted by Karen Andreola on February 26, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Glow of Intellectual Life(an alternative to burn-out)A little phrase in Miss Charlotte Mason’s writing popped out at me. I thought, here’s a reason to rejoice. I highlighted it in yellow. Later I underlined it in green. The 60 years Miss Mason was in close contact with countless children gave her a keen understanding of how they learn. Combine the right atmosphere, books of literary quality and regular opportunities to digest them, Read more →

  • How do you like school?
    Posted by Karen Andreola on January 24, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    How Do You Like School?My sleeping herb garden out the back kitchen French doors.Winter has settled into a routine. I’ve been ministering to my family. Dean’s mother went to be with Jesus. Some of the extended family gathered here for hugs, to remember Mom and to watch old family-movies taken by Dean’s grandfather in the 1950s. Sweet memories.This post is a gentle warning.Gentle, because I omit the list of terrible snares that Read more →

  • A Peek at Charlotte Mason's Early Life
    Posted by Karen Andreola on December 26, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    A Peek at Charlotte Mason's Early LifeJanuary 1st is Miss Charlotte Mason’s birthday (1842-1923). Between holiday cooking and company around our table, I nipped up to the chilly attic. This is where I managed to finish polishing a piece of writing for you, in time for the new year.     The 1983 film "Jane Eyre" is one I like. At the mention of a penniless orphan-turned-governess in England’s 19thcentury, many Read more →

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