Garner Go-To Sites

The links were getting longer and longer, and really, who was looking at them?  I start with excellent articles (Super Posts) that provide resources, or clear thinking on a variety of topics, followed by a list of Blogs and Websites by category that are helpful.

SUPER POSTS – Resources

Raising Heavenly Minded Children 

Charlotte Mason Philosophy at The Sparrow Tree Square Blog (This link includes all posts on the topic of Charlotte Mason. )

Classical Christian Education – 1000 Good Books List

Living Science Book List from Applie’s Place

Ten Strategies for Developing A Love of Science in Our Children

Timeline Resources from Half-a-Hundred Acre Woods

Ultimate Guild to Nature Study

SUPER POSTS – Home Education

A Generous Education in Mathematics

CM Style High School Transcript

Educating Christian Children in a Secular Society

Homeschoolers Miss Out on Sexual Promiscuity and Much More

How to Guard Sabbath for Your Children

Perfection in Handicrafts and the Dignity of Work

The Gift of Memorization

The Last Radicals (National Review)

The Lost Art of Teaching Latin

The Pros and Cons of Homeschool

Top Ten Reasons for Latin

Vulgate or Virgil?


Abortion and the Campaign for Immorality

Homosexuality and the Campaign for Immorality

The Crisis of American Self Government

Same Sex Marriage Ten Years On – Lessons from Canada


All Natural Living

Keeper of the Home

Little House in the Suburbs (our laundry soap website)

Our Homemade Happiness

The Holy Kale – (this link is to a post Keeping Your Produce Fresh – a list of tips in alpha order by fruit/vegetable)

Eat Your Flowers –

20 Must Grow Kitchen Garden Herbs

Arts and Crafts (the period)

Arts & Crafts Home

American Bungalow Magazine

Rejuvenation Lighting and Hardware

Christian Worldview

Colson Center for Christian Worldview

Forty Days for Life

Gospel for Asia

Harvest International

Hillsdale College – Constitution 101

Mission India

The New Atlantis

Operation World

Presidential Prayerwatch

World Magazine Online

Garners Around Town (Hampton Roads)

American Heritage Girls – We love our AHG troop!

Lisa Wright Art Classes

Meyer’s Fitness (Fun Homeschool PE Classes!)

Old Dominion University Community Music Division (Piano lessons!)

Young Musicians of Virginia

Garner Homeschool Curriculum Providers

Ambleside Online – We transitioned in sixth grade to a form of Ambleside Online, through the lens of an experienced CM mom who was blogging at Charlotte Mason Help and Higher Up and Further In.

Apologia Science – Young Explorer Series

Apologia Science – General Science

Student News Daily (World News website for older students)

The World and Everything In It – This is a daily, morning audio newscast, about 27 minutes long, featuring up-to-the-minute reports as well as interviews and news analysis.

Henle Latin – After Memoria Press, we picked up Henle Latin for High School.

Horizon Math

IEW – Institute for Excellence in Writing – These materials are great for a semester or a year to help your student organize their thoughts for essays and other writing projects.

Life of Fred

Memoria Press – First Form Latin – And Second Form Latin!

Roman Roads Media – Grammar of Poetry –  An art and a craft that is lost to us no longer. 😉

Sonlight – Loved this for elementary. We have since transitioned to Charlotte Mason philosophy, but thoroughly enjoyed the two years we homeschooled with Sonlight.

World Magazine – Somewhat conservative, news service offering a print magazine, digital and online news and a daily podcast, with a Christian worldview.

Charlotte Mason Philosophy & Application

Do you have questions about who Charlotte Mason is, and why her philosophy is all over the homeschool blogosphere?  These are some of the best blogs to read to find out more.  Her writings are available in the public domain on Ambleside Online, and the blogs listed below are the best I’ve found for describing in real life implementation, with schedules, and book lists etc.

A Delectable Education Podcast – My new favorite! Well-researched, and organized. Never longer than 30 minutes and great show notes.

Ambleside Online – This online curriculum provides structure to our homeschool, although I have made some changes finding it a little thin in American History and Literature.

Charlotte Mason Help – A great introduction to Charlotte Mason.

Common Room Blog – The occasional in-depth discussion of some aspect of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy.

Harmony Art Mom (Home of Sketch Tuesday, and a great resource for Art & Music Study)

Handbook of Nature Study (home of Outdoor Hour Challenge – CM inspired Nature Study)

Higher Up and Further In

Sabbath Mood Homeschool – This is a great blog for Charlotte Mason Science ideas, as well as planning a Charlotte Mason homeschool schedule.

Simply Charlotte Mason

Classical Education Links and Bloggers

Circe Institute – How to Homeschool Classically

Memoria Press Classical Education Articles

Homeschool Support, Encouragement & Community Building

Home Educators of Virginia

Home School Legal Defense Association

Homeschool Share (Lapbooks and Notebooking)

National Home Education Research Institute

SchoolhouseTeachers dot com (membership required for a galaxy of resources)

Homeschool Resources

Absolute Shakespeare

Books Should Be Free ( Stream or download Audio Books)

ClipArtEtc  (line drawings PERFECT for timelines!)

Copyright & Fair Use for Educators

Flashcard Machine – you’ll find a lot already pre-loaded on every topic from Latin to History to Chemistry! Add them to your Android too!

Free Art Instruction Videos

Garner Goings On Pinterest Site – Get the Garners!

Grace is Overrated (It’s not, but she has cute Journal Pages – not notebooking – journaling)

History on the Net (some sections free, others require payment)

Khan Academy – Math, Science, even Grammar now!

Librivox  Universal Access to All Knowledge, ahem.

National Geographic Mapping site

National Park Service


Bible. Is  (we use the New Latin Vulgate in audio format)

Shmoop (a quick “help” site for students)

Smithsonian Education Resources

Space Weather (The Sun’s weather is always unpredictable! Global Warming anyone?)


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