Contently Humble

A Charlotte Mason Homeschool in a Digital World

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Contently Humble

Howdy! I’m Jennifer…
Coffee? Tea? It’s fresh, honestly!

Let me clear a spot for you. I’ll move the books, computer, colored pencils. We are in our third year of homeschooling and things just seem to pile up.  At any given time you might find a science experiment, rock collection, math game or insect hopping around.

After teaching high school science for sixteen years I finally saw the huge benefits of homeschooling. Personalized curriculum, meaningful field trips, community engagement. How could I deny this to my daughter? I went from a world of textbooks to living books thanks to a Charlotte Mason Philosophy.

Opps, I tend to get over excited when I talk homeschooling. I hope I didn’t spill any of my coffee on you. Spills are common around here. The drenched paper is just our memory verses for the week. They’ll dry. As a child of God saved by Grace, I know how He can take messes and create things anew. Fortunately, He gives us the Grace we need as we strive to live Contently Humble for Him.

 

11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.
Philippians 4:11-12 NASB

 

Now…where are my manners?! I haven’t introduced you to my better half. I married my high school sweetheart and he hasn’t been able to get rid of me yet! His patience is phenomenal. Of course, it would have to be if you are married to a hyperactive, geeky, science loving Momma who also likes to write.

Liking to write….I guess that leads me to why you are here. Our homeschool schedule when written down ended up in strange places. I found it washed in the laundry, covered in cinnamon and ransomed by elves who hide in our house. To save my sanity I started to put our schedule online, then my favorite website Ambleside Online added a printable weekly schedule so I loaded up my printer with ink and toner and changed gears regarding blog focus. So, please join along as I share my thoughts, ideas, stories and see how we strive for contentment as we travel along this homeschool path.

As you venture around, I hope this day finds you Contently Humble.

Refill??

8 Replies

  1. Michelle

    Enjoying you in the realities of homeschooling! I did this with my oldest and now am returning to it with my 9, 11, & 16 yr olds…what ages are you homeschooling? What area of the country are you in? And what do you mean you post you schedule online? I use google calendar for a lot of stuff but I typed up a schedule for the kids to check off.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you Michelle for stopping by! I’ve sent you an email to address your questions.

  2. Hi Jennifer thanks for checking out my blog, I don’t home school, but won’t ever rule it out , due to my sons anxiety, Lucky the School allows us two half days at home, to keep anxiety as low as it can be. Love your blog.

    1. Jennifer

      Homeschooling has been great for us-I schedule like crazy and we take it day by day. It’s wonderful that your son’s school is partnering with you to accommodate his needs!

      Thank you so much for stopping by, I think your blog is outstanding and I’m looking forward to reading your posts.

  3. We love this Jennifer! We are a few years away from children but are currently discussing homeschooling. Handing the children over to the state for half of their growing years just doesn’t sit well.

    1. Jennifer

      Homeschooling is a wonderful adventure! We are learning each day and feel blessed with the opportunities it provides.

      I know there exists administrators and teachers in the public schools who see students as a whole person and not as numbers on paper. They pray fervently for their students and seek a better way as they are trying to fight the system. Unfortunately, too many factors are outside of their control. I can only pray that some day their vision will be the norm, not the exception.

  4. I love your down to earth writing style. I am enjoying your blog.

    1. Thank you for visiting Jennifer!