Curricula We Use

We homeschool using the fabulous bookslists at AmblesideOnline, with a few tweaks for our Catholic beliefs and family preferences.  I'm happy to be a moderator over at the AmblesideOnline Forums, where there is a wealth of help and experience for those interested in implementing AO in their homes.

I'm also grateful to the Ambleside Online community for their digitization of Charlotte Mason's six-volume Home Education, which you can read for free online thanks to their volunteer typists.

Mater Amabilis - a free Catholic Charlotte Mason curriculum

RightStart Math - our favorite math program
Evernote - my organizational e-lifeline

For more details on what books we use when, check out my School Plans page, where I have our plans listed by year and subject.

(A Very Few of My) Favorite E-Reads

Fellow AO Bloggers...
A Peaceful Day
Beraca Family Academy
Charlotte Mason Institute
Crossing the Brandywine
Fisher Academy International
Flare of Light
Journey and Destination
Living CM in CA
Sage Parnassus
Snowfall Academy
Where the Blacktop Ends

Fellow Catholic Homeschoolers...
Family in Feast and Feria
Like Mother, Like Daughter
Pondered in My Heart
Wildflowers and Marbles

For the Newbie Charlotte Mason Homeschooler

31 Days of Charlotte Mason at Afterthoughts
Busted: 31 Days of CM Myths at Afterthoughts


  1. Hi there. I have been reading your awesome stuff, thank you. Question for you: you have Ambleside and Mater Amabilis- do you use both?

    1. Hi Jenny! I personally use AO, but I really appreciate the work that Mater Amabilis does and am part of the Facebook group for the Catholic CM chat. ;) I occasionally draw religion resources from the MA suggestions too.

  2. Great. Thank you for your rapid reply. I am trying to stuff it all in so that by Monday, at least some will grace our schedule to begin with.

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