Meeting Ambleside Online Co-Founder

Last week, I had the privilege of meeting one of the co-founders of Ambleside Online. Lynn Bruce worked with five other homeschool moms more than 20 years ago to put together a Charlotte Mason curriculum for homeschoolers. They fought in court to keep it free. Details, details, details. You don’t want to know. But trust me, the world of homeschooling curriculum creation can be as brutal as the business world.

Lynn Bruce

Lynn Bruce and I, at Seven Islands

By the way, have you seen the Ambleside Online website recently? It is new and improved. Totally worth a visit.

When my children were younger, we followed Charlotte Mason and principles, guidelines, and recommendations. Many evenings, I would go to Ambleside Online to get guidance and book titles for my children. Good times.

I feel very thankful to the original six women who worked so hard to get this resource together for the children of the world. They know for sure thousands of families are using Ambleside Online on all continents.

It is not that long ago I bought the Charlotte Mason books at a local Christian bookstore. Have I taken the time to read them? I am afraid not. They sit on my bookshelf, patiently waiting for me to go through them. One day…

Together with our hiking club, we and Lynn hiked around Seven Islands State Park and talked about raising children, choosing curriculum, and many other things. I thanked her several times for her contribution to the homeschool world.

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