One of the few magazines I still have a subscription to is Common Place Quarterly. It is a magazine for homeschooling parents that is very specific to the Charlotte Mason method. I especially love the featured articles by Cindy Rollins that come in each issue. Often, excerpts from Charlotte Mason’s writings as well as insights into applying her methods are featured as well. It’s also a visual feast of illustrations and photography.
It is with excitement and privilege that I get to share that my second essay was published in the most recent issue of Common Place Quarterly. It was on the theme of “expectation,” specifically what I expected our homeschool to look like and how those expectations got upended when my boys got a dyslexia diagnosis. It is something I keep sharing (with their permission) because it has been a defining element of our homeschooling. It is not a defining element of their personhood, but it has changed how our homeschooling has unfolded and influenced how we’ve done things. It has also meant things haven’t quite gone the way I expected and projected, and that’s what this piece is all about.
I encourage you to check out Common Place Quarterly on their instagram page if you are interested!