The History of Tailor Made

The History of Tailor Made

Tailor Made is an eclectic homeschool mom’s group, formed to meet the unique needs of mothers who cut and piece together their curricula to fit the needs of their children.

Tailor Made began in October 0f 2001.  We met informally to encourage each other.  Quoting Candace, we realized that “we are all on a unique adventure and one size does not fit all!”  She’d noticed we needed this and got it started in her home with a lovely invitation to get together.

Our first meetings included read aloud time from The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery and great snippets from Robert Fulghum’s All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten:  Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things.  We enjoyed it when Deb demonstrated how to mix and roll flour tortillas, and, YES, we ate them with real butter!

We shared ideas about language arts and music resources, talked about Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy, and ate plenty chocolate with our coffee.  Of course, we also enjoyed curriculum swapping and great food and fellowship.

After some trial and error, we chose to bring more accountability and stability to the group as a whole by bringing a sincere focus to the meetings.  Focusing ideas emerged to direct meetings toward a goal.

TAILOR MADE FOCUSING IDEAS:

Let us encourage each other to remain focused on the ideas for each evening.

Let us foster a warm environment that maintains respect for each other’s opinions and at the same time gently guides each other to fulfillment in our roles as wives, mothers, educators, and friends.

Because our time away from home is so precious, in confidentiality, let us reserve judgment and be respectful of the tasks at hand, limiting outside issues to fellowship time after meetings gracefully conclude.

Quotes and notes from various books, articles, and websites, as well as blog posts on this blog are to be considered copyrighted.  Please give full credit where it is due.

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