Have you found your seat at the homeschooling table perched right next to an astounding buffet of rich, beautiful things to share with your kids,
but you just can't figure out how to fit in everything?
Ever dreamed of mornings full of goodness, truth, & beauty other homeschool moms told you about? Haveyou heard of the tradition of morning time? Did you, like me, immediately know you wanted to put it into practice?
Did you do these things?
scroll & search - nevermind you had no idea what you were looking for
purchase plans to help you "DO" morning time - nevermind the struggle to realize someone else's vision of morning time
print all the art pieces to show your kids - nevermind they never got used
create long "wish lists" of resources & books to add to your "morning time" - nevermind the overwhelming scope of options
still can't get your kids to even pay attention - nevermind getting them engaged
Let me introduce you to...
Mama friend,STOPsearching & scrolling for the morning time solution! It's right here.
Are you ready to stop:
feeling paralyzed by the abundance of options?
trying & failing to force-feed your kids the riches of a homeschool life?
doing the all-or-nothing approach, with a heavy emphasis on nothing?
Gathering Placemats instantly make morning time effortless, meaningful, & special!
GATHERING PLACEMATS ARE THE SIMPLE SOLUTION TO YOUR MORNING TIME WOES
Hey Mama, I used to search & scroll, print & pay for a morning time solution, too.
Hi, I'm Leah! My goal is to help moms connect with their kids in a morning time setting through Gathering Placemats.
I started creating Gathering Placemats for my kids after trying & failing to implement the morning time I had dreamed of.
Instead of bringing truth, goodness, & beauty to my kids each morning, we were getting the opposite - whining, crying,& ugliness.
I just couldn't figure out how this morning time thing would work...for us!
I knew there had to be asimplesolution to my problem.
I leaned in & started to pay attention to my kids. One day I realized the cereal box could hold their attention so easily. Not exactly truth, goodness, & beauty...but at least I could see what had their attention.
After examining the cereal box, I realized I could make something special for our morning time - something bright and colorful, something with real beauty.
Instead of cartoon drawings and inane information, I could include beautiful art, life-giving truth, & all sorts of good things!
I could finally capture my kids' attention & connect!
The first Gathering Placemats I shared with my kids were an instant hit & quickly became the morning time tradition I had dreamed of.
Let me do all the work. You just connect with your kids!
Details on the Introductory Gathering Placemats Collection
Start your new morning time tradition - Gathering - with these included collections:
Gathering: Oceans & Seas
Gathering: Brooks & Streams
Gathering: Microscopic Things
Gathering Placemats feature:
Gathering Placemats effortlessly bring truth, goodness & beauty to your breakfast table.
You'll Love the Introductory Gathering Placemats Collection for the simplicity & richness, your kids will love them because they're FUN!
the Gathering Placemats include Bible verses & favorite hymns to share with your kids
the Gathering Placemats are filled with fun facts, delightful poetry, & simply silly jokesto surprise & delight your kids
the Gathering Placemats feature large, gorgeous prints of some of the world's most esteemed art
the Gathering Placemats ask questions to get the conversation going around your kitchen table
Are Gathering Placemats right for your family?
If you are anew homeschool mom, looking to create consistency & good habits, Gathering Placemats give you:
A time & a spaceto explore a morning time tradition with your kids
Engaging content & conversation startersso you can pursue truth with your kids
Freedom from the overwhelm & burnoutfrom trying to get to all-the-things in the first week of homeschool
All the truth, goodness, & beautyyou knew you would be able to share because of your choice to homeschool
If you are a seasoned homeschool mom, looking to create NEW, meaningful traditions, Gathering Placemats help you:
Connect with your kids in conversations about art, music, & BIG ideas
Gently pursue truth with your kids with memory work & facts
Share hymns, spiritual songs, & Classical music with your kids with custom Gathering Playlists
Contemplate great works of artwith simple conversation starters for art study
If you are an intentional traditional school mom, looking to supplement & support your child's learning,the Gathering Placemats help you:
Discover new & exciting things with your kidsbefore sending them off to school
Build a strong foundation of truth with Bible verses & hymns to memorize
Actually know what your kid learnedbecause you learned it alongside him - no more shoulder shrugs in response to the question, "What did you learn at school today?"
Explore beautiful art pieces & have conversations about beauty;noticing and evaluating art without having to take a field trip
I introduced our Gathering placemats to my kids four years ago & I was blown away at how much they enjoyed them! They would choose favorites & fight learn to trade well with one another throughout the month. Plus, they would start to memorize poetry, Bible verses, & hymns without effort!
We did not take on all the information in the placemats all at one time. The luxury of a month of riches to savor became precious to us! We fell in love with this resource.
Every morning, my son requests that I sing the hymn for him. He is noticing the things on the placemats so much that we worked on his first natural sight words out of Psalm 100! It blesses this Mama’s heart immeasurably!
What do I do with the Gathering Placemats?
I take on a few items during each Gathering time. Sometimes we talk about the art pieces. Sometimes we recite the poem or the Bible verse together. I put in some super simple boxes for my little ones because I have an age range from 11 to 4.
The kids are welcome to explore them on their own during our Gathering or throughout the day, but I don’t feel the need to get to everything every single day.
We pair these placemats with a Spotify playlist with the featured hymn (usually a vocal version and an instrumental version), a folk song, & some Classical music.
Each month I prepare a new set for my kids. New placemats, new playlist; refreshed excitement!
How do I print the placemats?
The instructions are on the front page of each downloadable set of placemats.
The idea is for these to be used as placemats, front & back. Print pages 1 & 2, f/b; pages 1 & 3 f/b; pages 1 & 4, f/b; & finally pages 1 & 5, f/b. I laminated them to make sure they last through the month. The front page is the same for all my students & the backs are all different. This way the kids can trade them as the month proceeds.
What inspires Gathering Placemats?
I have an eclectic approach to our homeschool. We heavily lean on classical principles, but I like the Charlotte Mason approach to many things. I enjoy Ambleside Online’s resources & schedules. I find they fit the rhythms of our year nicely. I do not always do three months of the artist AO recommends.
We are a Classical Conversations family, so some of the boxes are inspired by that. Meaning I will intend them to be extensions of the Foundations curriculum, not the specific memory work (other than skip counting). There are some boxes that will definitely help Foundations and Essentials families pound those memory pegs in.
Do you offer refunds?
Yes! I believe you are going to love the Gathering Placemats!
If for some reason you are disappointed with your purchase, I am able to offer refunds within 7 days of purchase. If you are unhappy with your purchase or have a problem with your purchase, please email me.
Why the name "Gathering"?
We call it Gathering simply because my invitation to begin our family’s special time is, “Gather ’round!”
Our Gathering was super simple in the beginning. It included Bible time, singing, and poetry. Honestly, that is all we had time for.
After I created the Gathering Placemats we were finally able to gather around all the goodness, truth & beauty I wanted to show my kids!
I believe you are going to love the Gathering Placemats, but if for some reason you are disappointed with your purchase, I'm able to offer refunds within 7 days of purchase. If you are unhappy with the product or have a problem with your purchase, please email me.
Still here? I can see you're looking to solve your morning time problem.
Give the Introductory Gathering Placemats a try & discover effortless, enjoyable morning time with your family today.
One more time, here's EVERYTHING you get when you purchase the Introductory Gathering Placemats Collection!