Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Early Bird Registration is Ending for the Journey Retreat with Cindy Rollins...

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Journey: An Education for Life

There's only three days left until early bird registration ends for Journey: An Education for Life! Don't delay, get your tickets while they're hot! Join us for a day of home education encouragement and camaraderie as we welcome Cindy Rollins, author of Mere Motherhood and A Handbook to Morning Time and co-host of The Mason Jar podcast, to WI on Saturday, September 23, 2017. 

Early bird pricing is $45, but after Sat, Aug 12th, the price goes up to $60. Registration will not be accepted at the door. A working schedule with descriptions and bios is as follows:


8:30 a.m. Registration Opens

9:00 a.m. Keynote – Melissa Greene

10:30 a.m. Reflections on a Charlotte Mason Inspired Education – Gretchen Houchin

12:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m. Teaching Through Literature and Living Books – Melissa Greene

2:30 p.m. Charlotte Mason in Real Life: Courage for the Long Haul – Cindy Rollins

4:00 p.m. Q & A Panel Discussion – Cindy Rollins, Gretchen Houchin, and Melissa Greene

Session Descriptions

Keynote: The keynote will include a brief introduction to and comparison of Charlotte Mason and Classic Education. There will be highlights of several key principles of Mason's philosophy and what that looks like in the day to day, as well as her methods used and how to incorporate them.

Reflections on a Charlotte Mason Inspired Education: Encouragement from a retired homeschool mom with practical examples of what worked and what didn't. The focus will be on high school and older students, but will blend with methods used in the younger years to build the foundation for the upper.

Teaching Through Literature and Living Books: Description and examples of living books and practical application on how to use them in your homeschool to cover a variety of subjects. Book lists and suggestions will be shared.

Charlotte Mason in Real Life: Courage for the Long Haul: Find joy in the realities of homeschooling when the romance fades. Thoughts on what truth, goodness, and beauty look like in real life. Strategies will be given for the long haul.

Q & A Panel Discussion: All three speakers will be together answering questions from attendees regarding home education in real life.


Cindy Rollins is a mom of nine with over thirty years of homeschooling experience. For more than ten years, she blogged her way through her efforts to homeschool under the principles of Charlotte Mason and classical education. Today, Cindy is an occasional contributor at, the co-host of The Mason Jar podcast on the CiRCE Institute Podcast Network, & the 2016 recipient of the Russell Kirk Paideia Prize, awarded for a lifetime spent cultivating wisdom and virtue. Cindy is the author of Mere Motherhood and A Handbook to Morning Time. She lives in Chattanooga, TN with her husband Tim and however many children happen to be home.

Gretchen Houchin is a retired homeschool mom of two boys, ages 21 and 18. the oldest was homeschooled through graduation and the youngest through 8th grade. Her homeschool was inspired by the Charlotte Mason method. She enjoys sharing her experiences with others and encouraging them in their homeschool endeavors.

Melissa Greene is a mother of five, who's been homeschooling since 2007. She has two graduates, one through homeschool and the other through public school. She is currently home educating her three youngest children. Melissa enjoys reading, cooking, and being with her family. She spends her free time studying different philosophies of education, facilitating a Charlotte Mason Study Group, and blogging at There you will find ideas for planning your homeschool, book lists for reading, and thoughts about education through daily living. You can also find her on Instagram at

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