Starting the Discussion
There are so many great posts from March, so I think I'm going to dig into that and let the ladies that have linked up share their thoughts with you instead of kicking it off myself.
Before I do that, though, I'll just remind you once again about the post I wrote on Keeping for Charlotte Mason Living last month since it's so relevant to you Keeping Company lovers. I get lots of emails about how to get started in journaling, and I hope that post is a blessing to you!
From This Month
The March collection featured some of my favorite voices on the topic and some newcomers:
:: The lovely Carol down in Australia shows us her middle schooler's notebooks. These updates on Moozle's work are always a lovely look at what a Charlotte Mason education can look like for an enthusiastic student. As she puts it, education is always "an act of faith," so it's beautiful to see it bearing fruit in the hearts and hands of young students.
:: Kelly from A Feast of Books (perfect name!) has a nice chatty post up about all kinds of reading she and her family are doing. I enjoy getting to bits of the various books that are shaping a home at one time! Lots of thoughtful reading going on there, including some of our family favorites.
:: Lucy from Stopping for Butterflies is back with a review of a book I'm not dying to read! She also shares this lovely thought on commonplace keeping: "It is a simple and yet effective approach to raising my ordinary thoughts out of the pedestrian monotony they frequently plod into."
:: Do you have a student with dysgraphia that you're hoping to help develop keeping habits? Freely Learned has some practical tips for you!
:: Lisa continues to share piercing bits of Amy Carmichael's writing. The selection she chose this month is particularly appropos for this time in the liturgical year.
:: Amy of Hearth Ridge Reflections has a short entry from Volume 5 that you do not want to miss. It went immediately into my own commonplace book, even though I usually reserve that for quotes I have come across in my own reading. Too good not to "keep"!
And then over to Instagram...
First off, some history keeping -- maps, timelines, and more!
|dawnduran8708 - jeffsjessie - gdcyrus|
jenbrownsnow - vlcjrogers - rjnsix
|jennyp0208 - kaypelham - brc_mackenzie - ourlivinglearning|
amyofhearthridge - athena_amidstthereeds - housefulloffoxes - learninghowtolivecm
Lots of you are tracking seasonal changes...
|ariellegj - aolander - ladydusk|
And a peek at some nature journals, featuring everything from the birds of New Zealand to the wildflowers of Indonesia to snowflakes in California!
|freelylearned - obispo98 - mariasugiyopranoto - angelaboord|
stoppingforbutterflies - legendsandlace - raisinglittleshoots - amyofhearthridge
sarahjokim - lylyfreshty - h5manriquez - ambervanderpol
I thought this was too fun not to share: these two examples popped up back to back in my Instagram feed one day! Love that these ladies are working on the same thing at the same time in two different parts of the country, and sharing them with us!
|tillberrytales - oneripetomato|
Last but not least: a few favorites I couldn't bear to leave out!
|frannieruth19 - adventureadaycm - greenmangomama|
There are lots more where those came from, so head over to #keepingcompanycm and check out what the ladies there are posting. And link up your own! As long as you have a public account (or I am a follower), I'll see what you tag and be able to feature it here. And more importantly, the rest of the community can respond, encourage, and glean ideas from you.
Now it's your turn...
:: For bloggers: Click on the "Add my link" button below, and it will prompt you to include the information for your post. Once you submit it, your link will be added to the list, and others will be able to click over and read what you have shared.
:: For Instagrammers: Tag related photos with #KeepingCompanyCM.
:: Remember to link to a specific post and not to your blog's homepage.
:: Any posts about CM-style Keeping are welcome! The prompt is optional. Your post can be as simple as a photo of your commonplace book or your kids drawing.
:: Feel free to add more than one post. The link-up will be open for a month, so you can come back and add more if you are so inclined.
:: You can grab the button over there on the sidebar if you'd like to add it to your post or site.