Togetherness. Resiliency. Safe Places.

Now Matters for Then

"All the time, too, the children are storing up memories of a happy childhood...In this time of extraordinary pressure, educational and social, perhaps a mother's first duty to her children is to secure for them a quiet growing time...And this, not for the gain in bodily health alone - [but also the nourishment of] body and soul, heart and mind...

...and think what a delightful possession for old age and middle life is a series of pictures imaged, feature by feature, in the sunny glow of a child's mind! The miserable thing about the childish recollections of most persons is that they are blurred, distorted, incomplete, no more pleasant to look upon than a fractured cup or a torn garment; and the reason is, not that the old scenes are forgotten, but that they were never fully seen." - Charlotte Mason, Vol. 1

It's never too late to begin to learn to see.




curiosity, creativity and calm

Nature Walks

"Never be within doors when you can rightly be without." - Charlotte Mason

Explore Bravely

The things and thoughts you surround and immerse yourself in determine the course of life you will live, despite the weather outside the door. 

Nature study has taught my children that every season and every rainy day has something to offer if we put on curiosity, attention, and the sort of humble consideration education requires. 

“All education is self-education,” which empowers a person to Become what they were designed to Be, no matter what age or stage you find yourself.

Look for Beauty

Books and authors, ideas and memories, trees and birds and butterflies can be stepping stones for us in life - and comfy corners can be sanctuaries, as can cozy couches to read on with a child by your side, a table to feast at, a stroll by a pond and the painter who paints it.  

Awakenings, validation, glimmers of hope and opportunity can happen everyday, even on the worst of them. We're here with you.