Welcome to "Sunshine and CM"!
This site is maintained by Kim, who lives in the Sunshine State (a.k.a. Florida) and studies the Charlotte Mason (CM) philosophy and method of education in order to apply it to the family's home school.....hence the title! :-) "Sunshine" is also in honor of Charlotte Mason's advocacy for being out of doors as much as possible. (Though we have miles to go in being even close to her expectations, just for the record.)
I've kept blogs in the past, but my last one had lapsed for so many years, I thought I'd start fresh with a new one. I don't get to write as often as I'd like, but I do try to do "mini-posts" (very mini) on Instagram. I hope to get into a groove with writing more often here very soon.
Some of the things you may find here now and/or in the future:
- examples of how we utilize the CM method in our family
- book reviews
- links to subject area resources (such as picture study, nature study, etc.)
- curriculum reviews
- links to helpful CM sites and blogs
- random ponderings involving anything CM
- writing about homeschool life in general
Basically, this site is my way of narrating what I'm learning, organizing helpful resources, sharing with others, and taking part in the larger homeschooling and CM communities on the internet. Thank you for visiting! I hope you find something helpful here.
We school year round and our 2019-20 year begins in July! This will be our 13th official year of homeschooling. Read a little more about us here.