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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival :: Holiday Edition 2013

Hello Bloggy Buddies and fellow Charlotte Mason Enthusiasts!

I hope you all are enjoying this holiday season, we sure are! I just can't believe it, because of the busy wonderfulness of having guests, the holidays really snuck up on us ever so suddenly this year! This year, being the first year in a long time we've been able to pull out all the stops having all our holiday paraphernalia on site. We've been enjoying our Basket of Delights and holiday themed movies and nativity scenes and Christmas trees and lights and traditional daily Advent readings...

This unwrapped recently from our Basket of Delights
This year, I wrapped up a number of old favorites to add an element of excitement. 
We unwrap and read one per night.

Can you believe we've almost finished another year?! 2014 is only days away. Have you had a chance yet to reflect back over 2013 yet? How has this year gone for you in your family, in life, in your homeschool? What have you accomplished this year that you are proud of? Which things have you had to put aside because plans up and changed? What circumstances have made you and your family stronger? In which areas do you see need for improvement? As the end of the year approaches, these are things that have been on my mind and I'm planning to blog about reflection in the next couple of weeks. See more here.
“The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.”
Proverbs 16:9 (ESV. Good News Publishers/Crossway Books. Kindle Edition.)

Sometime during the next couple of weeks, wouldn't it be neat if we could make and take the time to reflect and write down some observations on the past year? Perhaps this kind of an exercise might help us to make wise decisions regarding how we face the coming New Year?*

(*If you happen to decide to blog your reflections on the past year, don't forget to visit this link to find out how you could receive a free 2014 Art Calendar!)

As far as the CM Blog Carnival is concerned, we've covered a LOT of ground this year. See digest below for links to all the carnivals in 2013! It could NOT have happened without all of your help. I am especially grateful to all the wonderful hostesses this year. I'm already looking forward to next year!

Thanks to these blogging lovelies, we have a handful of freshly blogged reading selections to spread over the next couple of weeks until the CM Blog Carnival starts up again next year. Grab a cuppa somethin' and enjoy!

Cindy shares: Christmas Nature

Nancy shares: Christmas Books

Celeste shares: Picture Books We Love :: My Top Ten Christmas Books for Littles

Patti shares: Rosa Bonheur - Deer in the Forest, Arcangelo Corelli - Trio Sonatas Opus 3, John Oxenham - What Can a Little Chap Do?

Carol shares: Ambleside Online Year 2 with an 8yo

Jen shares: What We've Learned October through December 2013

Tammy shares: Peacefully Guided

amy in peru shares: A Year's Reflection & Joy to the World, a Christmas Carol Songbook (a blast from the past)

My kids are getting so big... they're all bigger than at least one tree now! :S

Digest of 2013 Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival Editions:
New Year Edition: Favorite CM Moment! @Holisitic Homeschooler
Self Education @Journey & Destination
Born Persons / Nature of a Child @Grace to Abide
Proper use of Authority @Delightful Education
Sacredness of Personality @Living CM in California
Education is an Atmosphere @Windy Hill Homeschool
Education is a Discipline @North Laurel
Education is a Life @Harmony Arts
Making use of Mind @Afterthoughts
Way of the Will @Dewey's Treehouse
Way of Reason @The Winding Ascent
Summer Edition: What we love MOST about CM!! @Simply Charlotte Mason
Knowledge of God @Higher Up and Further In
Knowledge of Man: History @Piney Woods
Knowledge of Man: Literature @Journey & Destination
Knowledge of Man: Citizenship (Morals & Economics) @The Common Room
Knowledge of Man: Composition @Epikardia
Back to School Edition: CM Planning and Organization! @Our Journey Westward
Knowledge of Man: Languages @Fisher Academy
Knowledge of Man: Art & Music @I will lift up
Knowledge of the Universe: Science @HNS blog
Knowledge of the Universe: Geography @Dewey's Treehouse
Knowledge of the Universe: Math @Aut2bhomeincarolina
Knowledge of the Universe: Physical Development & Handicrafts @Hunsucker's Home
Holiday Edition: Celebrating the Year! @Fisher Academy

If you are a fellow Charlotte Mason enthusiast have always dreamed of hosting the Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival on your blog, please send an e-mail to charlottemasonblogs (at) gmail (dot) com, as the schedule for 2014 is in the works!

See you all next year!!


{This is embarrassing... just in case some of you are ultra prompt and find a couple of missing links in this post, due an unexpected turn of events, the links referring to A Year's Reflections will be posted sometime tomorrow. I was waylaid this week and I really didn't want to postpone publishing this carnival even a minute longer... my clock says 11:55pm, December 14, which means it is not technically late, yet!! ;) }

1 comment:

Celeste said...

Thank you for hosting! Looking forward to reading the posts here--and your coming reflections. :)

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