And the Winner is….!

Using the website, (which actually works on more than 100 entries),  we randomly picked a winner from all of your sweet comments!

And the winner is…drum roll…. Sally T. from Burnet, Texas!! Congratulations, Sally!

And to Thank You for Entering Our Giveaway…

We are offering you very special pricing on our Daily Lesson Plan CDs!

If you have been homeschooling any length of time at all you know how difficult it is to find the RIGHT homeschooling curricula.

It’s either…

  • too hard to follow
  • takes too long to plan and/or prepare to teach
  •  too expensive
  • too traditional, full of monotonous textbooks and worksheets written from a secular worldview
  • does not incorporate HISTORY, SCIENCE, LANGUAGE ARTS and FINE ARTS in one, simple to follow plan, OR
  •  is just plain boring!

Read What Others are Saying About our Curriculum…

[I was concerned about] buying the books and the price of the first grade daily lesson plan curriculum, [but found] it was awesome!!!!!! So much better than doing Charlotte Mason on my own and we tried {popular Christian, literature-based curriculum} and it doesn’t compare. I like how everything is incorporated. It has been put together so much better than anything else I have looked at. The books are great, the schedule is easy to follow. If I were to write a curriculum ( as if I had the time) this would be it, but this is so much better that what I would have put together. My daughter loves it too!!!  –Wendy

The greatest part of Epi Kardia is the wonderful collection of (recommended) whole book titles for the different time periods and the way arts and science are already woven together for me to use. An added benefit is the love of learning this curriculum has helped instill in my children. They are NEVER bored with this program.  –Jennifer

I would absolutely recommend Epi Kardia especially for any family that is interested in well-planned curriculums that are literature-based using a Charlotte Mason approach… I was impressed with how comprehensive the Daily Lesson Plans were and our family was not disappointed with the results of using it… I have learned so much about our history and Charlotte Mason’s methods…I think I learned more from your curriculum than I did in school. –Tracey*

Our Daily Lesson Plans were written by homeschooling moms, just like you!

By God’s grace, we successfully homeschooled our children through high school.

Although I occasionally chose to put my children in a class taught by someone else, especially for that high school math, I never sent them out to any of the recently popular and expensive “homeschooling” options where someone else chooses the curriculum, someone else does the teaching, and I was only responsible to make sure their (overabundance) of ‘homework’ was done.

Instead, we chose to keep our children at home, where we could focus on mentoring and discipling them, training them from our
Biblical worldview, and teaching them how to love and serve each other, our family, and others.

Rather than trying to do “school at home,” as in many of the popular “canned” textbook curricula, we chose to teach the way children naturally learn, using Charlotte Mason’s methods of superior, well-written literature, short lessons, plenty of time out of doors, and early focus on instilling obedience and habit training.

This was our mindset in creating our Daily Lesson Plans…

…which feature

  • integrated daily lessons in history, science, reading, vocabulary, spelling, grammar, literature study, poetry, fine arts, and more
  • weekly themes and objectives outlined at the beginning of each week in all of the subjects we cover
  • reading assignments, discussion questions, science experiments, history activities, art projects – with weekly materials and list of supplies to make preparation a cinch
  • vocabulary and spelling (up to middle school) words and copy work selections already chosen from the history and science reading
  • short grammar lessons with answer keys provided

VERY Special Pricing for One Week Only!

Beginning TODAY and continuing until Thursday, March 28th at midnight, we are offering our Daily Lesson Plans CDs at a whopping 50% off — with FREE SHIPPING* on all CDs ordered!

This applies to one set or several! Save as much as $100 + shipping fees on one CD if you buy one complete year of lesson plans!

 Set I, II, or III of any grade level – usually $75 + shipping charges, now only $37.50!!

Complete Year’s Plans – usually $200 + shipping charges, now only $100!!

All you have to do to place your order is go to our online catalog and order. Your shipping cart will automatically calculate your savings – no coupon to have to remember and type in.

If you would rather order by mail, please let us know what you would like to order by email and we will immediately invoice you. Remember, there is no shipping charge on CDs. If you choose to order other items at the same time, shipping will be calculated only on those items.

To take advantage of these spectacular prices, head over to our online catalog. Remember, the sale prices will be reflected in your shopping cart once you add one or more CDs to the cart!

 *for U.S. orders


Best Regards,

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*Take a look at the rest of Tracey’s detailed review of our First Grade Lesson Plans!

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival – Education is a Discipline

Welcome to the March 20th edition of the Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival!Christian literature-based homeschooling curriculum using Charlotte Mason methods

If you are new here, you will want to carve a little time out of your day, grab a cup of coffee or tea and spend some time perusing the articles  from homeschooling moms who use Charlotte Mason’s methodology in their home schools. Expect to learn, be inspired and encouraged!

This edition’s theme is “Education is a Discipline,” but there are always posts that relate to other areas of Miss Mason’s philosophy included in the carnival. And we usually squeeze in a few posts on the last edition’s topic as well. :-)

I hope those of you who are in ‘cold country’ especially, will enjoy the photos! Your flowers will come soon, I promise.

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival, Education is a Discipline

Parenting = Teaching and Training

The parent who believes that the possibilities of virtuous training are unlimited will set to work with cheerful confidence, will forego the twaddle about ‘Nature,’ whether as lovely in itself or as an irresistible force, and will perceive that the first function of the parent is that function of discipline … — Volume 2, p. 65

Nancy, from Sage Parnassus, posts Parents as Rulers, Inspirers, and Revealers – Charlotte Mason on Thoughtful Parenting, wherein she suggests that Miss Mason had much to offer not only the educator, but also the parent.  Melissa also shares her thoughts and ruminations on our topic from her blog, Educating Mother: Education is a Discipline {chewing on a couple of things}.  Barb at Harmony Art Mom offers us food for thought with her post entitled Homeschooling for Life and Not a Lifestyle. I agree that Charlotte would have wanted to see her charges develop a lifelong love for learning.

Editor’s Note:  Due to a technical problem, this is a post that is being added a few hours after the publishing of this issue:

Here is Erin’s post, Education is a Discipline, from her blog, Seven Little Australians and Counting.

A very clear presentation of how Sarah instills morning habits in her children, Discipline and the Two R’s,  is posted on her blog, All That’s Good. I love these concrete examples, don’t you?  Another beneficial post along these lines is by Tammy, who chronicles her experience Curing the Habit of Frustration, presented on her blog, Aut-2B-Homeincarolina.

Why Homeschool? Retaining Sibling Relationships, is a thoughtful post by Kelly at The Homeschool Co-op. You will not only enjoy the post – the photos of her kids are too cute!  Nadene also talks about her children, and transparently shares a current struggle  implementing the ‘perfect’ Charlotte Mason home school.  Read her post, Stresses and Struggles, on her blog, Practical Pages.

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Here are a few posts that either didn’t make it into the last edition of the carnival or were included after it was initially published: Laura shares her first experiences sharing poetry with her son at her blog, Windy Hill Home School in her post entitled Poetry.  At the other end of the homeschooling spectrum, here is an inspiring poem with suggestions for middle and high school lesson plans included on the Epi Kardia Blog, Poetry Study: Anne Bradstreet: Puritan Poet.  Additionally, Amy from Fisher Academy International shares her very useful post on how to analyze poetry For Novel Poetry Analysts…Like Me!.

Nature Study & the Arts

The Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival would not be complete without celebrating nature and all we may learn there, especially during the delightful Spring season! Barb at her Handbook of Nature Study blog shares her informative and visually cheerful post, Early Spring Flowers – Nature Study and Art Project. After Barb’s post, head over to Hodgepodge where Trish offers us 10 Easter and Spring Arts and Crafts activities to enjoy.   Jimmie at Jimmies Collage then features her Georgia O’Keeffe  Artist Study (along with the display of her daughter’s beautiful work!) Thanks to all three ladies for the lesson plans and photos of gorgeous art work to inspire us.

Even if you are not quite ready for the art studies, Melissa’s post Snippets from Charlotte on Being Outdoors will encourage you to carve out the time to regularly leave your four walls and go outside (with your children!) on her blog, Bugs, Knights, and Turkeys in the Yard.

Living Math

In her post at Jimmie’s Collage, Jimmie describes how she incorporates principles of “living” math along with a textbook curriculum in Using Teaching Textbooks in a Living Math Approach.

Scripture Prayer Calendar

Charlotte Mason Education is a Discipline

And, finally, a lovely gift to us of a downloadable Scripture Prayer Calendar from Nadene of Practical Pages. Thank you, Nadene, for the helpful photos and clear directions for creating our own calendars, as well as for the reminder of the need to be lifting up our children in prayer.


Thank you to all of the authors for their useful entries and to our readers for taking the time to read and comment on our posts!




The next Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival on April 3rd will be hosted by Jimmie at Jimmie’s Collage. The theme will be Living Books –  (definition of, why we use them, our favorites, choosing books, etc.)
* PR article to read for background: Schoolbooks and How They Make for Education.

Editor’s Note: if you would like to have one of your posts included in the next edition of the Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival, please send the following to instead of using the blog carnival form:

  • the name of and link to your blog
  • the title of and link to your post
  • any remarks you would like to make about your post


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P.S. Reminder to those interested in entering a no-strings-attached give-away of a year of Charlotte Mason curricula : click here to see how to enter. The random drawing will tomorrow, March 21st.







Daily Lesson Plans – Give-away and Free Shipping!

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So Much News!

First of all, you know how you hate to order a CD and pay a small fortune for shipping?  Well, we do, too.

And that is why we are now offering FREE SHIPPING on all of our curriculum CDs!  Yep! (To United States’ destinations.)

Free Shipping AND Give-away

This give-away is ‘in honor’ of the completion of our Second Grade Daily Lesson Plans – (which actually happened a while back, but  if you read my last newsletter you understand what happened to delay this announcement).

Next Wednesday, March 21st, we will randomly select ONE WINNER TO RECEIVE A YEAR OF our Christian, literature-based DAILY LESSON PLANS ON CD!!  Worth $200, this is all the homeschooling curricula you need to teach history, science, language arts and fine arts – for one entire school year for one of your students!

In addition to our Teacher’s Guide that instructs how the plans are to be used, you will receive:

  • Set I (Ancients, Middle Ages and Renaissance & Reformation) AND
  • Set II (Colonial Life, Revolution and Western Expansion), AND
  • Set III (Civil War, Immigration and Modern)

You choose the grade level!  Currently available: First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, or Middle School (best for 7th or 8th graders).

All you will need to get to go with the lesson plans are the books we use and the supplies for projects and activities. The books are available at your local library, used bookstore or on! (See our book pages to see which books we suggest for each grade level. You may even have some of them already.)

You have several chances to enter! Do one or more of the following:

  1. Tweet this offer. (You may use the button below this post on our blog.) Make sure you leave another comment with your twitter name letting us know about it.
  2. Read and comment on one of our last three blog posts  before this one and comment on this post to let us know.
  3. Leave a comment on this post and tell us why you would like to win!
  4. Post this offer on your Facebook page and comment to let us know. (Below this post on our blog .)
  5. Post this offer on your Google+ page and comment to let us know.
  6. If you haven’t already, go to our home page and join our mailing list. Then leave a comment on our blog and tell us you did!

If You Don’t Win, Don’t Worry

Of course, we can only have one winner – but for everyone else, after our random drawing we are going to be offering VERY special pricing on all of our Daily Lesson Plan CDs for one week only.  Along with the free shipping – this will be a fabulous offer!

If you have been looking longingly at our daily lesson plans, this will be your chance to take care of all of your history, science, language arts and fine arts curriculum for one of your students for next year, at a price you can afford!

Look for the details of this sale when we announce the winner of our Daily Lesson Plan Give-away.

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P.S. Don’t forget – our free shipping on Daily Lesson Plans CDs will be in effect as well as the very reduced prices for one week AFTER our give-away!