Homeschooling Resources


For those of you who have students who are serious about art I recommend Masterpiece Society's Art School excellent lessons for learning about various media. We used them in the high school years.


Charlotte Mason Simple Spanish is a newish curriculum that is ideal to use with very young children and beyond. It may all be done orally and is easy to use and very economical. My review may be found here.

Masterpiece Society and Charlotte Mason Simple Spanish are affiliate links. If you purchase using my links I will receive a small compensation. 

Find me online:

I write an article for the Common Place Quarterly in a column titled 'Dappled Things'

Journey & Destination Facebook page

My Homeschool - weekly Charlotte Mason 101 Zoom workshops

2017 Mum Heart Conference, Newcastle, NSW

As Mums, we can have a tendency to judge each day by the fruit we can or cannot observe. We need to remember that it is the seeds that we plant and nurture today that determine the fruit we see in our children in the future. So what kind of fruit do we want to see? What seeds are we planting?

2019 My Homeschool Seminar, Sydney, NSW

Consistency and daily effort, even if it is only small, will add up over time.
Charlotte Mason once said that it is not about how much a child knows when he finishes his education, but how much does he care and how large is the room he finds himself in. Keeping a rhythm to our days and attending to first things first gives our children the opportunity to develop and grow and put their feet in ‘a large room.’

2020 Australian Homeschooling Summit

This online summit is great value and although it is hosted in Australian, there are plenty of workshops that would be appreciated by homeschoolers anywhere. I presented three workshops at this event:

* Charlotte Mason for Beginners
* Helping Your Child Love Writing
* Q & A Session.

The following were guest posts I wrote for 31 Days of CM Myths at Afterthoughts:

Myth: Charlotte Mason Doesn't Work for High School

Myth: Charlotte Mason Means You Never use a Textbook...Ever

Plutarch - written for the 31 Days of Charlotte Mason at Afterthoughts


Melissa said…
No suggestions for AO5?
Carol said…
I've just added some, Mel.
Unknown said…
Hi Carol,

I have lost your email which I meant to reply to ages ago. So Sorry. Am using many of your Year 6 suggestions this year. Just been doing some holiday reading myself and found some neat Australian history books - 'Tyranny of Distance' by Geoffrey Blainey - storied version of history and eminently readable and explained many things in Australian history for the first time for me - probably yr 11/12. Also 'Boy from Cumeroogunga' by Mavis Thorpe Clarke (famous Australian Children's author) as almost the only book I could find on either a missionary to Aboriginals or an Aboriginal Christian - written for children.


Carol said…
So good to hear from you Shona! I have an email link at the top of the blog but I think I was using my ipad email address which is different. I'll send you an email on that later on. I haven't read either of those books so thanks for the recommendations. My dd took me to a great bookshop in the city last weekend - I could have stayed there all day. Hope you & your family are well. X
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