"The parent's chief care is, that which they supply shall be wholesome and nourishing whether in the way of picture books, lessons, playmates, bread and milk, or mother's love." Charlotte Mason
Sometimes we as homeschoolers find ourselves feeling isolated by the choices we make for our families. Even though homeschooling is becoming increasingly popular, it's easy to feel like a solo performance, forgetting there are other parents out there doing exactly what we're doing every single day. Friends, we were made to live in community! The number of parents choosing a Charlotte Mason education is rapidly growing, so finding like-minded families to share this adventure doesn't have to be challenging. As you've probably realized, this type of home education requires training in methodology for ourselves before we can effectively apply the methods with our children. Wouldn't it be great to have a community providing resources to equip us in these endeavors? As we often say around here, everything is better with friends!
Not only do we as parents benefit from a community of like-minded support, our children's lives are enriched by having friends whose minds are similarly nourished on Charlotte Mason's idea that education is "an atmosphere, a discipline, a life". So often our children find themselves perplexed by the habits and interests common to other young people they meet, even within homeschooling circles. Doing life with families who share our beliefs and ideals is a precious blessing! If you are looking for a community that values a living education and you want to know more, you've come to the right place!
Cultivate Community is here to provide spaces and opportunities to learn the facets of a Charlotte Mason education and then implement them together. Whether you're new to this philosophy or a well-seasoned expert, there is a place for you here. Through monthly parent meetings, nature studies, book clubs, and other opportunities for all ages, we hope to equip and strengthen you and your family on this journey through a lifelong love of learning. Peruse our site, make yourself familiar with Charlotte Mason if you haven't already, then contact us for information about upcoming meetings and events. We'd love to hear your ideas as well, so be prepared to jump in and lead. This is your community to share!