“Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life.”
The Parents’ Review was the name of a monthly magazine edited by Charlotte Mason, an educator who devoted her life to understanding and teaching children from a Biblical perspective. In her work during the turn of the 20th century she established schools, a teachers’ college, and a correspondence school. The Parents’ Review was published for the benefit of these schools and their students’ parents. This purpose of this blog is to recreate in a modern form a similar digest. Each issue of The Parents’ Review edited by Charlotte Mason included scholarly articles written about education, specifically as related to Charlotte Mason’s methods; Nature; book reviews; Articles which nurtured specifically mothers; and even what was called a “budget”, articles specifically written for and sometimes by children. The Parents’ Review Blog takes the original magazine as it’s template.
If you would be interested in contributing to the blog please contact me. Monthly the content of this blog will be updated with an assortment of new articles. If you are a mother, I want you to be spending your time with your children. Therefore if you check back just once a month you will find enough new material to read at your leisure. I hope that this blog will be a place where your mind can feed upon a rich spread of ideas in order to nurture you, as an educator or parent, but mostly as a person created by God and in doing so to nurture His children.
“A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle.” Charlotte’s Web
A note about me:
The book by E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web, is a children’s book about a spider who spent her life saving someone else through her writing. In a way, this describes Charlotte Mason. I believe she would have appreciated the book too because of its wonderful whimsy in which children (and adults) take delight. My name, Charlotte Webb, is obviously a referral to the book combined with the lovely name, Charlotte as a reference to the woman whose writing has changed my life.
A personal note about me:
I am a child of God and a mother of seven young children whom I homeschool, in that order, and the order is important. My daily life of survival includes changing diapers, mending hearts and teaching long division. In other words, just like Charlotte the spider, my life is somewhat messy.