“The mind is capable of dealing with only one kind of food; it lives, grows and is nourished upon ideas only; mere information is to it as a meal of sawdust to the body” (Charlotte Mason, Volume 6: A Philosophy of Education, p. 105).


Charlotte Mason said that in the same way a child’s body needs nourishing food for proper development, a child’s mind must be fed a consistent diet of living ideas in order to grow intellectually. She proposed that the role of the educator is to consistently prepare this abundant and rich feast.


In this hands-on workshop, Julie H Ross will equip you to lay an educational banquet of living books, beauty, and Biblical truth. You will leave feeling inspired with practical, gentle ways to create an atmosphere that nourishes your child physically, intellectually, and spiritually.




Julie H Ross believes that every child needs a feast of living ideas to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

As a former school teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, and Assistant Director of a Homeschool Academy, Julie Ross has worked with hundreds of students and parents over the past 20 years. She developed the curriculum, A Gentle Feast: A Charlotte Mason Curriculum for the entire family, to provide parents with the tools and resources needed to provide a rich and abundant educational feast full of books, beauty, and Biblical truth.

She lives in South Carolina with her husband and five children. When she’s not busy homeschooling, reading children’s books, hiking, or writing curriculum, you can find her taking a nap.