CM_logoWelcome to my Charlotte Mason website.

I started using Charlotte Mason’s ideas in my homeschool in 1994. It has been an amazing journey. I hope you’ll join me in this journey in your own homeschool.

For years, I have been sharing how to incorporate Charlotte Mason by presenting workshops and a multimedia seminar, “Charlotte Mason Approach to Home Education.”

I wrote the original Charlotte Mason Study Guide in 1997 because I wanted to share Charlotte Mason’s own words with busy homeschool moms and show how to apply those principles in education at home. Then after 10 more years of experience using Miss Mason’s idea with my children, I wrote an expanded 2nd edition of the Charlotte Mason Study Guide with the deeper understanding I had gained.

“To write is to crystallize thought.”
~Penny Gardner










Upcoming events:

September, Charlotte Mason Seminar in Los Angeles area
I may be coming to Southern California this fall. If you would like to host a meeting in your home or another location, please email me.

Adventures with Nature Journaling and Writing: Reserve your spots for this 3-session course in September in Utah County. Each class runs for 2 hours. There will be an art lesson, as well as three writing lessons on using text structures, informational paragraphs, and poetry. Our nature outings will include walks at Highland Glen and the Canal on the BYU campus. The dates and times will be determined by those participating. Cost is $38 per child which includes materials. Moms are required to attend (or make arrangements for another mother to help watch your children). There is no charge for mom other than $8 for supplies, if needed. You may bring your young ones. Suggested ages: 6 and up. Large family discount: Pay for 3 and one more is free.


Penny Gardner
7682 N Butterfield Rd
Eagle Mountain UT 84005