Hi, I’m Carol and I love books, bookshops, and good conversations. I’m the mother of 7, and have always carved out time to read. I’ve been educating our children at home from birth. Six have graduated, and I’m still teaching our youngest at home. I’ve enjoyed watching my children grow and develop into adults who care, are all skilled in music, work hard, value relationships, and who are also great fun to be around! I also love spending time with my three beautiful grandchildren.
I started blogging at journey & destination in 2012 to record our home education journey although we had started that journey ‘officially’ in 1993 before the Internet and blogging. We have used the Charlotte Mason method in our home and my posts reflect that.
I also write about books I’m reading and books we’ve used to read aloud with a wide age range. Mothering a large family, education, faith, creativity, & other areas of life are also topics I explore here.
As my older children have graduated, I’ve had time to be involved in speaking about home education and navigating the path from homeschooling to university. I enjoy helping home educators to choose living books and curriculum for their particular situations and encouraging parents to have the courage to teach for their children’s sake rather than for the system.