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S2E19: “However Imperfectly” with Donna-Jean Breckenridge

But, once more, “This kind cometh forth only by prayer.”

Charlotte Mason, Home Education, Vol. 1

Show Summary:

  • Today’s guest is Donna-Jean Breckenridge, veteran homeschool mom, grandmother and member of the AmblesideOnline Advisory
  • How did Donna-Jean first hear about Charlotte Mason?
  • Where did the phrase “however imperfectly” come from?
  • The value of small things done faithfully.
  • Why Donna-Jean views homeschooling her grandchildren now as a gift.
  • What to do when you are tempted to compare or to change everything up.
  • What Donna-Jean is doing these days besides homeschooling.

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Books and Links Mentioned:

For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

Home Education by Charlotte Mason

A Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason

The AmblesideOnline Poetry Anthology

Consider This by Karen Glass

In Vital Harmony by Karen Glass

Principles at the Helm Audio Seminar by Karen Glass

Find Cindy and Donna-Jean:

Morning Time for Moms

Cindy’s Patreon Discipleship Group

Mere Motherhood Facebook Group

The Literary Life Podcast

Cindy’s Facebook

Cindy’s Instagram

Donna-Jean’s Facebook

Donna-Jean’s Instagram

Donna-Jean on MeWe



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Let us try, however imperfectly, to make education a science of relationships—in other words, try in one subject or another to let the children work upon living ideas. In this field small efforts are honoured with great rewards, and we perceive that the education we are giving exceeds all that we intended or imagined.

Charlotte Mason, School Education, Vol. 3


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