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Brandy Vencel
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It's live!! So excited. :)
 
The second interview in the Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Methods is with a super-special friend of mine, Brandy Vencel. I am not (currently) a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, but sitting at the feet of Brandy keeps inching me more and more in that…
The second interview in the Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Methods is with a super-special friend of mine, Brandy Vencel. I am not (currently) a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, but sitting at the feet of Brandy keeps inching me more and more in that direction I think. I just love chatting with her about Charlotte Mason. Brandy, who has used Ambleside …
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Lift me up! If you're down, just search this list. :)
 
100 Posts of Encouragement for Homeschool Moms

It happens. It happens more than I like for it to. There are days that I doubt my ability to homeschool my kids. I wonder if they are being socialized enough. I wonder if we are staying home enough and doing enough work. Will I be able to be all they need…
These 100 posts of encouragement for homeschool moms will lift you up when days are bad, give you strength, and let you know that you are not alone.
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Day 2 of talking about notebooking in the context of a classical, Charlotte Mason education. Are you a Keeper? Were you born that way? Or made that way? Or do you need to be made a Keeper yet? A lot to talk about so jump on over to the comments...
Do exceptional people keep notebooks because they are exceptional? Or does the act of keeping a notebook make them great? It's that perennial chicken-or-egg question in a new context.
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It's almost dinnertime, and I'm rushing. I'm rushing because tonight I have a meeting, and I don't want to be late.Tonight we're learning about language arts, and I've already filled my bag with a book to use for a written narration immersion, my journal and pens, and, of course, my notes from the reading assignments. Tonight, you see, is a scholé night for me...
Is it selfish for a Mom to take time to study, to cultivate her own intellectual life?
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We don't start with practices.
Philosophy simply MUST precede practice.
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Good advice here!
 
Ambleside Online may seem intimidating to a young homeschooler, but I'm here to say it's worth diving into.

#charlottemason   #amblesideonline   #homeschooling  
I have several homeschooling sisters and friends with children slightly younger than mine. Because I've heard similar responses from several of them when I tell them I'm using Ambleside Online, I've decided to dedicate a post...
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by Tammy Glaser from Harvest Community School {advice from a pro} :)
It is one thing for families and students steeped in a Charlotte Mason philosophy of education to keep notebooks. It is quite another to introduce keeping during a paradigm shift to her methods.
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Demystifying the way these Charlotte Mason people speak... ;)
Feel like the Charlotte Mason world has its own language and you're left wondering what it all means? This video can help!
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Ho ho ho! It's time for some Christmas scholé! ;)
Almost everything a classical, Charlotte Mason mama could want for Christmas.
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When I was in college, I was generally unimpressed with elementary education majors that I met. Please note that I do mean generally. What I mean by unimpressed is that I met, for instance, teachers-to-be who were addicted to drugs, had poor study habits, and who, perhaps worst of all, absolutely despised reading of any kind...
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On learning to read slowly.
Disciplines that improve our retention when we read -- that encourage growth in wisdom rather than merely gaining information.
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Brilliant and unique application of CM here... :)
 
The winner of Brandy’s book, Start Here: A Journey Through Charlotte Mason’s 20 Principles is Amy, also known as mtcougar. Congratulates, Amy! I feel somewhat sheepish being the one to write this post. Charlotte Mason is one of my favorite education…
Learn principles of smart housekeeping to help you learn to keep & clean house more cheerfully.
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Home Despot
Skills
Sarcasm, burning dinner
Employment
  • Ambleside Online
    Auxiliary Board Member, 2012 - present
  • Our House
    Headmistress, 2003 - present
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Female
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Married
Other names
Brandy Allen
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Ruling the world, one cradle at a time.
Introduction
Wife, homeschool mom, classical and Charlotte Mason aficionado, reader, thinker, Afterthinker, wearer of flipflops, drinker of brewing chocolate. Authoress of the Afterthoughts and Teaching Reading with Bob Books blogs.
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Saved by grace.
Education
  • Biola University
    Communications, 1996 - 2000
  • Talbot School of Theology
    Theological Studies (Diversified), 2000 - 2001
We love Aloha -- Dr. Gloeckner {and all his staff, of course}. We are especially excited about using the OrthoTain to make our children's mouths bigger, instead of doing the usual braces-and-extractions. So glad we found Aloha! :)
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