Jennifer Mackintosh is a Catholic home educating mother to 4 children ranging in age from preschool to high school; she has been homeschooling for 12 years. Jennifer enjoys making use of living books and experiences as part of a lifestyle of learning in the home, and though eclectic in her approach to home education, Charlotte Mason’s methods and philosophy of education are the foundation of their days.
Home education brings with it a variety of challenges: time management, organization, planning, ordering spaces, and managing the day in gentle and workable ways that fit the family. Jennifer brainstorms practical solutions to meet the various challenges that home education and home keeping present:
* Organization within the home and the learning spaces.* Planning in home education.
* Nurturing the wonder and gentle simplicity of a living education as well as the practical ideas that make a living education workable in the home.
Five years ago Jennifer began sharing her experiences and ideas through her blog, Wildflowers and Marbles (www.wildflowersandmarbles.blogspot.com), which includes a number of pictures and detailed explanations. In addition to sharing and encouraging through various media outlets, she also writes for mater et magistra, a magazine devoted to nurturing the heart and mind of Catholic home educators and their children.
Jennifer has been married to Rob for 19 years, and together they joyfully live out their home educating days in the beautiful foothills of north Alabama. They delight in the days they share with their children, finding great joy in living out the ordinary.