Charlotte Mason IRL

“Once upon a time, there was a mama who was learning how to homeschool the Charlotte Mason way, but she had no CM friends to walk beside her. So she went online, discovered Instagram, and began documenting her family’s journey—hashtagging all the way. She soon met some moms who inspired and encouraged her with anecdotes from real-life CM homeschooling…and in time, those connections gave birth to a community called @charlottemasonirl…”💜

One of the most exciting and rewarding ventures of 2017 was teaming up with some inspiring ladies to launch an Instagram Community called Charlotte Mason IRL. Our first post became our logo: a dandelion, freshly-picked by my son, floating within a Mason jar.

We introduced ourselves with a curator collage and the following description:

We are Charlotte Mason IRL, an Instagram Community and gallery of Ms. Mason’s educational methods applied…in real life. Our aim is to showcase authentic CM practices, as shared from the diverse homes & hearts of our community members. It can be daunting to begin the journey of a Charlotte Mason education, but every journey begins with a single step—and that is what we hope to spread before you here: a library of experiences others are sharing about their steps on this journey.

Join us! We are seeking practical tips and inspirational ideas for authentic implementation of Ms. Mason’s philosophy. Each week, we will introduce a new theme concerning CM methodology; tag your response posts with #charlottemasonirl and we just might share your insights and stories with our community here!
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We look forward to journeying alongside you & Charlotte Mason…in real life.

The CMiRL team, from upper L to lower R: Celeste Cruz, Heather Bunting, Camille Malluci, Angela Reed, Dawn Garrett, Virginia Lee Rogers, Amy Snell, Sarah Lashbrook, & Veronica Mahnken