The Journey Begins

Happy New Year! It is always exciting starting a new year, full of promises for the future and hopeful expectations. I am looking forward to a new set of goals and to grow personally and spiritually.

I am really looking forward to hosting “A Journey Through Charlotte Mason” reading challenge with my dear friends, Molly, Kara, and Tiffany on Instagram. This as been a dream of mine for a while and God helped collaborate the perfect team to help achieve it.

Over the course of several months, I have been able to virtually collaborate with these ladies and to get to know them better. They too, have a passion for living a Christ centered life, loving on their families and have been inspired to teach their children using the Charlotte Mason Method.

Together, we hope to embark on a journey encouraging ourselves and mamas across the globe to dive deeper into Miss Mason’s Home Education Series.

As a way to start off our challenge I wanted to introduce you to the hosts for 2019’s #ajourneythroughcm’s reading challenge. I consider it an honor to share their stories on my humble blog. I hope you’ll take the time to reach out to them and say hello.

Hi there! My name is Molly. My husband and I have been married for 7 years and we have two boys! I was homeschooled until high school and never thought I would choose to homeschool my own children. But then God. So many of the decisions we have made have for our family started out like that. But then God gave us a heart for homeschooling our boys. We came across the Charlotte Mason method and we knew this would be the method for our homeschool. We are so excited to be doing this book study together! You can find out more about Molly on Instagram @homestylewith_molly

My name is Kara Earhart, I live in Iowa with my husband, who is a youth pastor, our three young kids, and our dog. We enjoy being outside, playing games, reading and doing ministry life together. We stumbled across homeschooling purely by accident, but since learning about and focusing on the Charlotte Mason method, have absolutely adored it! You can find out more about Kara here @letterstolyra

I am Tiffany. Wife to Ben for almost 8 years and mom to three daughters, ages 4, 2, and 3 weeks. Wifehood and motherhood are my primary callings and wow, these realms produce enough joy and learning for a lifetime. Education, discipleship, and the culture in my home have been passions since my eldest was born, so my appetite was wet for Charlotte Mason’s philosophies when they came to me through a community of beautiful families who were already living her methods. Her radical and refreshing philosophy of education ignited a spark in me that has grown into a love of learning and a desire to teach my daughters the task of lifelong learning as well. In our homeschool, we are cultivating a love of Jesus and his Word, an appreciation for nature, many opportunities to make beautiful things, and learning together through many books. Childhood autonomy is highly sought after and I pray every day that patience and grace abound. You can find Tiffany here @tiffanykundueller

And lastly, myself! If you haven’t already caught it, my name is McKenzy. I have been married to my husband, Brantz, for seven years and together we have three boys. My husband and I decided early on we wanted to build the life we love. One of which includes starting a little homestead and home educating our children as we get to savor these little years with them. We fell in love with Charlotte Mason’s ideals of life long learning and self propelled education. If you’d like to read more about why we decided to homeschool our children you can read more about it here. You can also find me on Instagram @threelittleacornsacademy.

We are so looking forward to connecting with you all through our reading challenge and I hope you’ll take the time to introduce yourself, share what you love about Charlotte Mason and maybe even what you hope to gain from this experience.

You can begin reading today! Remember, if you read 5-7 pages a day you can easily complete each section in time. Check back in on my Instagram on Monday January 8th and we will discuss the first assignment! If you come across something you loved and want to share it sooner, please do! Use our hashtag #ajourneythroughcm and we will link up there!

You can find a free download of our reading schedule on my previous post, A Journey through Charlotte Mason. Happy reading, friends!