Charlotte Mason, homeschooling

Morning Time {Series Kickoff}

Hey friends!

Last week I kicked off my summer series with my first video about Morning Time! If you’d rather watch than read about this, you can find the YouTube video here: What is “Morning Time” in homeschooling? And how do you do it?

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below and I may receive compensation for purchases made through the links in this post. These are all products that I highly recommend and have personally used.

If you’ve been in the homeschooling community for much time, you have likely heard of this thing called “morning time”. So, what is it, exactly? Morning time (also called daily gathering or symposium) is a time to gather with your kiddos and infuse their hearts and minds with things that are important. It is a time to be together. To share thoughts. To steep yourself in the good, the true and the beautiful. To wrestle with ideas. To ask tough questions. To laugh together. In the words of Emily Hill (the host of one of my favorite podcasts), morning time is answering the question, “what do I want my children to know and love?” 

For me, I want my children to know and love God’s word. To know and love Jesus. To know and love the written word, different cultures and ways of life and to know stories about bravery, kindness and other virtues. Knowing what’s most important to me helps me to hone in on what I want to focus our time on each day. 

Morning time isn’t just for little kiddos or stay at home mommas, nor is it only for homeschool families. Morning time is something that families of all education styles and kiddos of all ages can benefit from. Whether it’s just a five minute huddle each day before everyone goes their separate ways or 90 minutes of uninterrupted time, gathering together to help cultivate our childrens (and our own) hearts is a privilege. 

In the five videos and blogs that I will be releasing in this series, I will cover the five core things that I include in our morning time each day. I invite you to join along and pick and choose what you might like to include for your own family! Some of the topics that I’m passionate about might be things that you also love… or they might be things that you don’t care to impart to your kids at all. Remember, that’s the beauty of this–only YOU can answer the question of, “what do I want my children to know and love?”

Here are the five things that I’ll be covering:

  • Prayer
  • Bible Study and Journaling
  • Poetry
  • World Culture/Global Perspective
  • Character/Virtue Study

I’m excited to have you on this journey with me! TTYS!

P.S. Here are links to all of the resources that I mentioned in my video (plus some others on this topic that I think are just GREAT)

The Dwell Podcast Episode that I referred to: https://embed.acast.com/$/6011da1ff7c9fb486e303a07/morning

My Favorite Books on this topic

“A Philosophy of Education” by Charlotte Mason https://amzn.to/38lTxwv

“Morning Time: A Liturgy of Love” by Cindy Rollins https://amzn.to/3xbgQ4P

1 thought on “Morning Time {Series Kickoff}”

  1. I ran across your video about moving to NW AR a couple of years ago and thought it was a wonderful job. And your follow up ones as well. I am just a sinner but I wanted to thank you for putting out there the wonderful work of God. I’m afraid our world has spun their back to God. My mother was a devout Christian lady and I miss her. She walked the walk and did her best to influence us, four boys, to love and respect God and Jesus. I miss her. I miss all of the people in our little church that have gone on. They were truly positive and big influencers. It is good to know that young people like yourself are still doing God’s work and being great examples to your children and others. As should we all. Thank you.

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