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Welcome to the Charlotte Mason Show; a podcast dedicated to discussing Miss Mason’s philosophy, principles, and methods. It is our hope that each episode will leave you inspired and offer practical wisdom on how to provide this rich living education in your modern homeschool. On Wednesdays you can listen in on discussions with Charlotte Mason mammas, interviews with seasoned homeschool parents, and even CM 101 classes. On Fridays, you can get a weekend boost of encouragement with audioblogs read by a variety of Charlotte Mason writers, excerpts from Miss Mason’s own volumes, and articles from the Parent's Review magazines. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode! Pull up a chair, we are so glad you are here. - Julie H. Ross, Host

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Episode Archive

CM 19 - 101 Education is an Atmosphere

CM 19 - 101 Education is an Atmosphere

In this podcast, Julie talks with fellow CM homeschooler Shay Kemp about homeschooling in times of crisis, not only with the coronavirus issues our world is facing now, but also in personal times of crisis such as moving, having a new baby, etc. Using the Charlotte Mason motto, “Education is an atmosphere, a discipline and a life,” they discuss how each of these areas can be addressed in order to bring peace into the home in a time of upheaval, touching on issues such as routines, intentionality, cultivating habits, exploring the personal interests of your children, mother culture, and how living books can encourage us all during this time!

CM 17- Brittney McGann - Sloyd is Super Awesome

CM 17- Brittney McGann - Sloyd is Super Awesome

Description: Those who have studied or heard of Charlotte Mason have likely heard of sloyd, even if you are not sure what it is. What is sloyd, though? Why would Charlotte Mason want to include it in her programmes? What resources will help us to actually do sloyd? In this episode, Julie H. Ross talks all things sloyd with Brittney McGann to answer these questions and much more. Join them as they also discuss the benefits of learning sloyd, how to progress throughout your child’s years with it, the tools needed to do sloyd, and recommendations on how to start.

CM 15: Sarah Bliss, Nature Study with Littles

CM 15: Sarah Bliss, Nature Study with Littles

In today’s episode, Julie H. Ross is joined by author Sarah Bliss as they discuss nature study for the young and special needs children. Their discussion travels through topics of the benefits of nature study, a description of a typical nature walk, how being in nature can help children with sensory processing dysfunction or ADHD, and how nature study can aid in learning the habit of attention. This rich conversation finishes with resources to use in your nature study.

CM 13: Emily Groth Starting a Charlotte Mason Book Club

CM 13: Emily Groth Starting a Charlotte Mason Book Club

Emily Groth loves Jesus, His people, and His good creation (admittedly all rather imperfectly and only by grace!). She has lived on two continents and across 5 states, moving 9 times since she and Troy were married in 2001.

CM 11: Ana Willis Getting Started with the Charlotte Mason Method

CM 11: Ana Willis Getting Started with the Charlotte Mason Method

What are some of Charlotte Mason’s foundational principles to her teaching philosophy, and how can I begin to implement them? What is narration and how do we start doing it? In today’s episode, Julie H. Ross and Ana Willis discuss some of the foundational elements to a Charlotte Mason education, including an example of what a day looks like for the Charlotte Mason homeschooler.

CM 9: Amy Fischer-Charlotte Mason in the Early Years

CM 9: Amy Fischer-Charlotte Mason in the Early Years

Description: What did Charlotte Mason have to say regarding education for our early learners? What should our children be doing before beginning formal lessons at the age of 6? What if we live in an area that is required to begin school before our children are 6 years old? In today’s episode, Julie H Ross is joined by blogger and author Amy Fischer to address these topics and more to help you apply Charlotte Mason’s principles with your early learners.

CM 7: Leah Martin- The Power of Habits to Transform Your Homeschool

CM 7: Leah Martin- The Power of Habits to Transform Your Homeschool

Leah Martin was called to be a teacher at a very young age. She taught in public schools for 7 years, before teaching at an Ambleside School, where she learned about Charlotte Mason's philosophy. After leaving her teaching career, she decided to homeschool. She started My Little Robins in 2016 as a way to challenge herself to keep learning about Charlotte Mason's philosophy, and as a platform to continue to teach others. Leah lives in Colorado and enjoys an outdoorsy lifestyle with her husband and three children.

CM 5: Shay Kemp 3 Foundations of a Charlotte Mason Education

CM 5: Shay Kemp 3 Foundations of a Charlotte Mason Education

In this episode, Julie Ross chats with Shay Kemp, a fellow homeschooler, about the ways that her homeschool has changed since using the philosophy, principles and methods of Charlotte Mason. They discuss the topics of children owning their own education, flexibility within the structure of a schedule, living books, narration, and how each of these has helped their homeschooling day flow in a meaningful way as her family grows in using the methods of Charlotte Mason. Julie and Shay also share about how to begin a Charlotte Mason education with older children and ways to make that a smooth transition.

CM 3: Lynn Seddon; Exploring Nature with Children

CM 3: Lynn Seddon; Exploring Nature with Children

Charlotte Mason puts a great emphasis on children having plenty of time outdoors. In her programmes, students would study specific aspects of nature each term. How do we incorporate this part of the feast in today’s modern, mostly inside lifestyle? What about the mom who has little experience in the natural world? In today’s episode, Lynn Seddon, creator of Exploring Nature with Children will help answer these questions and many more to help get you started on offering this rich subject in your home.

CM 1: CM 101  – Who Was Charlotte Mason and Why Should I Care?

CM 1: CM 101 – Who Was Charlotte Mason and Why Should I Care?

Without knowledge, reason carries a man into the wilderness and rebellion joins company. Charlotte Mason, Times 1921

Audioblog Archive

CM 18: AudioBlog: 5 Ways to Love Being a Homeschool Mama-Jenny Underwood

CM 18: AudioBlog: 5 Ways to Love Being a Homeschool Mama-Jenny Underwood

Listen in to today’s audioblog as Jenny Underwood reads her encouraging blog post on five ways to love being a homeschool mama. These points can help you to have a happier home on your homeschooling journey.

CM 16: Audioblog- Sarah Bliss Why Nature Study

CM 16: Audioblog- Sarah Bliss Why Nature Study

Julie H. Ross is joined by author Sarah Bliss as they discuss nature study for the young and special needs children. Their discussion travels through topics of the benefits of nature study, a description of a typical nature walk, how being in nature can help children with sensory processing dysfunction or ADHD, and how nature study can aid in learning the habit of attention. This rich conversation finishes with resources to use in your nature study.

CM 12: Audioblog- Christina Umbriaco The Hiding Place

CM 12: Audioblog- Christina Umbriaco The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom was the first living book I vividly remember reading. I was about eight or nine years old and I stumbled upon it in our basement while searching for yarn or something in the many random bins we had down there. I’m sure I read books previous to this one, or was read to by one of my teachers but I just don’t remember. However I will NEVER forget the incredible story and life of Corrie Ten Boom as she prays that the guards would pass over her as she walked nearly naked with a Bible around her neck while in the concentration camp. I can even see myself in the basement of the home I grew up in, simply devouring that book.

CM 10: Audioblog- Amy Fischer Using Your Home Atmosphere as an Educational Tool

CM 10: Audioblog- Amy Fischer Using Your Home Atmosphere as an Educational Tool

What did Charlotte Mason have to say regarding education for our early learners? What should our children be doing before beginning formal lessons at the age of 6? What if we live in an area that is required to begin school before our children are 6 years old? In today’s episode, Julie H Ross is joined by blogger and author Amy Fischer to address these topics and more to help you apply Charlotte Mason’s principles with your early learners.

CM 8: Audioblog - Leah Martin - Your Secret Weapon for Forming Positive Habits

CM 8: Audioblog - Leah Martin - Your Secret Weapon for Forming Positive Habits

Leah Martin was called to be a teacher at a very young age. She taught in public schools for 7 years, before teaching at an Ambleside School, where she learned about Charlotte Mason's philosophy. After leaving her teaching career, she decided to homeschool. She started My Little Robins in 2016 as a way to challenge herself to keep learning about Charlotte Mason's philosophy, and as a platform to continue to teach others. Leah lives in Colorado and enjoys an outdoorsy lifestyle with her husband and three children.

CM 4: Audioblog- Julie Ross The Outdoor Life of Children

CM 4: Audioblog- Julie Ross The Outdoor Life of Children

Charlotte Mason puts a great emphasis on children having plenty of time outdoors. In her programs, students would study specific aspects of nature each term. How do we incorporate this part of the feast in today’s modern, mostly inside lifestyle? What about the mom who has little experience in the natural world?