Simply Charlotte Mason

Sonya Shafer is a popular homeschool speaker and writer, specializing in the Charlotte Mason method. She has been on a nearly 20-year adventure studying, researching, practicing, and teaching Charlotte’s gentle and effective methods of education. Her passion for homeschooling her own four daughters grew into helping others, and then into Simply Charlotte Mason, which publishes her many books and provides a place of practical encouragement to homeschoolers at .To minister to younger mothers and those dealing with special needs, Sonya shares her heart through and her book This Anguishing Blessed Journey: A Mother’s Faith Journal Through Autism.


Charlotte Mason & Her Methods
Join Sonya for a practical and encouraging overview of the simple, yet effective, methods used in the Charlotte Mason approach. You will learn about Charlotte—and experience using her methods for yourself—during this session.

Laying Down the Rails: The Power of Good Habits in Your Homeschool
Discover the secret to smooth and easy days: habit training. Learn how to instill good habits, discover which habits Charlotte Mason encouraged parents to cultivate in their children, and get practical tips for cultivating the “top three.”

Buttons, Beans, & Coins: Making Math Come Alive
Discover Charlotte Mason’s simple yet brilliant approach to teaching elementary arithmetic. Learn her teaching techniques, which give the student a solid understanding of math, help instill good habits, eliminate drudgery, and encourage creativity. Gain the confidence you need to go at your child’s pace while adding variety and refreshment to math lessons.

The Five Flavors of Homeschooling
The world of homeschooling is a lot like the world of food. You know that you want to provide nutritious meals for your children’s minds, but there are so many possibilities for what that food could look like and taste like. Join Sonya for a simple overview of five main flavors of homeschooling: traditional, classical, Charlotte Mason, unit studies, and unschooling. Find your preferred flavor and learn how to shop for a successful homeschool menu.

Lessons from the Valley
After her youngest daughter was diagnosed with autism, Sonya found herself in a spiritual valley. Though your valley may look different, the giants she encountered there may seem eerily similar to your own. Learn what Scriptures the Lord used to help her overcome five giants in the valley: the giants named Fear, Faltering Faith, Uncertainty, Guilt, and Self-Pity.