As home educating mothers, we, out of necessity and commitment, pour ourselves out for our children every day. This life of service and dedication is good and noble work, but let’s face it: sometimes it can leave us feeling a little empty. Charlotte Mason said that the aim of education is to give a full life. This applies not just to the children in our care but to our own minds and hearts as well.
To that end, I will be hosting a series of online gatherings for homeschooling mothers. Please join us for a time of learning, growth, and discussion of ideas as well as fellowship with other moms from all walks of the homeschooling journey!
What this IS: A monthly meeting with a pre-selected article or book chapter that will serve as a springboard for rich conversation and contemplation over some of the things we face as home educating mothers and wives. This is meant to be a time of refreshment and growth for the woman at the center of the “home” school.
What this IS NOT: Something to add one more thing to your plate or create a sense of anxiety. Whether you read the article or chapter ahead of time or not, join in the discussion. There is always much to be gained from setting aside a little time for learning and listening and reflecting regardless of preparation ahead of time.
We will start with a discussion of the article “The Wise Woman: Beauty of Duty” by Lindsey Brigham Knott at 8PM CST on Monday, January 18, 2021 over Zoom (a link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed out several days prior to the event).
Please RSVP if you would like to attend. If you can’t make it to this first meeting but would like to be included on the Replenish email list for future meetings, please RSVP and check the appropriate box.
Jenna Thompson is the wife of Rev. David Thompson, mother, grandmother and home educator for 23 years and counting. She currently resides in Lombard, IL where she continues to homeschool her youngest daughter and works remotely for Great Hearts Academies as a curriculum writer for their co-curricular department.