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The Mason Jar

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Rank #181 in Kids & Family category

Education
Kids & Family
Parenting
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From the CiRCE Institute, this re-freshed version of The Mason Jar will feature a variety of voices that hope to explore the intersection of Charlotte Mason's important work with the application of classical thought, primarily (but not necessarily exclusively) within the context of home-education.

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From the CiRCE Institute, this re-freshed version of The Mason Jar will feature a variety of voices that hope to explore the intersection of Charlotte Mason's important work with the application of classical thought, primarily (but not necessarily exclusively) within the context of home-education.

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Excellent!

By srichardson718 - Aug 01 2019
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I have enjoyed listening to every single episode, old and new! Thank you!!

Excited for the future of The Mason Jar!!

By Listener13579 - Jun 07 2019
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I was so pleased to see The Mason Jar back with a fresh perspective! Can’t wait to listen!

iTunes Ratings

233 Ratings
Average Ratings
201
14
8
6
4

Excellent!

By srichardson718 - Aug 01 2019
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I have enjoyed listening to every single episode, old and new! Thank you!!

Excited for the future of The Mason Jar!!

By Listener13579 - Jun 07 2019
Read more
I was so pleased to see The Mason Jar back with a fresh perspective! Can’t wait to listen!
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The Mason Jar

Latest release on Oct 23, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: #42: Elsie Iudicello on Charlotte Mason and the Young Mom

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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy chats with Elsie Iudicello of FarmhouseSchoolhouse.com about how young moms can navigate the world of Charlotte Mason. Topics include teaching students of all ages in the same home, giving your kids what you missed out on, keeping Charlotte Mason in context, keeping rhythm in your homeschool, habit training and preparation, and much more!

As always, press the arrow above to listen or subscribe to the CiRCE Institute Podcast Network via iTunes here or on Stitcher here. 

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This episode is brought to you by Morningtide to Eventide, purveyors of planners and calendars designed specifically for homeschoolers. 

And by  our good friends at New College Franklin. Set up a campus visit now

Aug 02 2017

57mins

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Rank #2: #43: A Morning Time Immersion

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, we're bringing Cindy's Morning Time immersion talk that she presented at the 2017 CiRCE conference, held in July in Austin, Texas. 

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This episode is brought to you by Morningtide to Eventide, purveyors of planners and calendars designed specifically for homeschoolers. 

It's also brought to you by our good friends at New College Franklin. Set up a campus visit now!

Aug 17 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #3: #46: Lesli Richards of The Homegrown Preschooler

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Lesli Richards of The Homegrown Preschooler, a company dedicated to providing books, curriculum and educational tools for young learners. Topics include new brain research on young kids, teaching math and reading, and much, much more. 

Learn more at thehomegrownpreschooler.com

As always, press the arrow above to listen or subscribe to the CiRCE Institute Podcast Network via iTunes here or on Stitcher here. 

Sep 30 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #4: Karen Glass on Narration

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On this episode of the Mason Jar, Cindy Rollins is joined by Karen Glass, author of Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, to discuss the topic of Narration and her forthcoming book, Know and Tell.  

This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler! 

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Dec 30 2017

44mins

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Rank #5: Education Is a Life: Creating Purposeful Culture in Your Home

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In episode one of this brand new season of The Mason Jar, Karen Kern is joined by her friends Heidi White and Emily Hill to discuss what we mean when we talk about "family culture": Does it arise subconsciously or must it be purposeful? What does it mean practically that our children are images of God to be nurtured? And how can we guard and protect our family culture?

Future topics in this season will include: Faith lived out in the home, culinary arts and tradition, art and music, beauty and nature, literature and poetry, and recreation.

Apr 23 2019

39mins

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Rank #6: Moms: Learn and Grow! (Part I): A Collaboration with the Schole Sisters

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In this very special episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Mystie Winckler, Pam Barnhill, and Brandy Vencel, her friends from the Schole Sisters, for part one of a two-part conversation about self-education for moms. And once you've listened to this part of the conversation head over to the Schole Sisters podcast for part 2!

In part one, discussion touches on Charlotte Mason's views on self-education and how that applies to moms. In part two, the ladies take it all a step further with discussion of why reading is important, where hobbies fit in, and MORE!

While you're at it, make sure to check out their upcoming online retreat, Learning Well, featuring Cindy. It's set to take place on September 15th and you can learn more about it here.

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This episode is brought to you by our friends at IEW, where they offer a 100% lifetime guarantee.

Aug 07 2018

54mins

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Rank #7: Why Poetry is the Most Important Thing You Can Teach Other Than Scripture

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Join Cindy and David for a chat about the essential nature of poetry and why it's the most important part of any child's education other than Scripture. They discuss the best anthologies to keep in your home's library, how to use those anthologies, how poetry can change the lives of our students, and more.


Anthologies mentioned: 

  • The Oxford Book of English Verse, edited by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
  • The Classic Hundred Poems, edited by William Harmon
  • The Harp and Laurel Wreath,edited by Laura Berquist


Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!


If you like this show - and would like to gain access to some great bonus content - please consider supporting it on Patreon.

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This episode is brought to you by our friends at IEW, where they offer a 100% lifetime guarantee.

Aug 01 2018

36mins

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Rank #8: #31: Andrew Pudewa on the Role of Dads in the Homeschool

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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy and David chat with a much-loved speaker and a dear friend of CiRCE: Mr. Andrew Pudewa, founder of the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW). 

Topics include:

  • His role in his home (4:00)
  • Reading dads (16:00)
  • Dad the discpliner (24:00)
  • Ideas for busy dads to help teach (28:00)
  • How wives should approach their uninvolved husbands (34:00)
  • What he wishes he could do over (44:30)

Learn more about Andrew and IEW at iew.com

Jan 31 2017

51mins

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Rank #9: #35: Sheila Carroll on Narration

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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy chats with Sheila Carroll of the Living Books Curriculum about nature study and her work bringing Charlotte Mason to Africa. 

Topics include: her experiences in Africa, when to begin narration, adjusting expectations, dictation and narration, oral expression and young kids, the value of story-telling, and more.

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As always, press the arrow above to listen or subscribe to the CiRCE Institute Podcast Network via iTunes here or on Stitcher here. 

You can learn more about Sheila and her  here.  Remember to use coupon code CINDY to save 25% on any order of $50 or more. 

Apr 01 2017

1hr

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Rank #10: #50: Pam Barnhill Cross-over Episode!

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Join Cindy Rollins and special guest Pam Barnhill for this special cross-over episode between Pam's Your Morning Basket podcast and the Mason Jar. Drawing on their vast experience, Cindy and Pam chat about which subjects are best for Morning Time plus a whole lot more. 

Make sure you search out for the Morning Basket on your favorite podcast app to get the rest of the story!

Nov 22 2017

50mins

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Rank #11: Jodi Mockabee on personalizing her own homeschool

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In this episode, Cindy chats with Charlotte Mason blogger/photographer/Wild+Free-er, Jodi Mockabee. They chat about her journey to homeschooling and Charlotte Mason, how she applies Mason's ideas in her own home, adapting her homeschooling to a student with sensory issues, delaying certain subjects (strategically), and much, much more.

To learn more about Jodi head over to jodimockabee.com.

Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!

If you like this show - and would like to gain access to some great bonus content - please consider supporting it on Patreon.

Nov 21 2018

37mins

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Rank #12: On Recitation, with Maria Bell

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Maria Bell about recitation. Topics include why Charlotte Mason's views on recitation were distinctive even in her own day, Shakespeare and recitation, the Bible and recitation, principles of recitation, and much more.


Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!


If you like this show - and would like to gain access to some great bonus content - please consider supporting it on Patreon.

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This episode is brought to you by our friends at IEW, where they offer a 100% lifetime guarantee.

Jun 16 2018

53mins

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Rank #13: Q&A Episode: April 2018 (The Rapid Fire Edition)

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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include poems for little boys to memorize, favorite journals and art supplies, great baseball books, getting started with Shakespeare, moving from narration to writing more intentionally, homeschooling while pregnant, combining kids in Ambleside online, and how to determine which of the many amazing ideas out there are best for your situation and family.

Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!


Resources Mentioned: 

  • 101 Famous Poems by Roy J. Cook
  • Barrel Pencils
  • Prismacolor Watercolors
  • Prima Watercolors
  • Greenleaf Press sketchbook/journal
  • The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams
  • Childhood of Famous Americans series
  • The Brothers K by David James Duncan
  • A Midsummer’s Night Dream
  • The Tempest
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
  • Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit
  • The Tempest by Marianna Mayer
  • Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
  • LTW
  • Know and Tell by Karen Glass
  • Ambleside spine books: This Country of Ours, Island Story, English Literature for Boys and Girls

Apr 19 2018

52mins

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Rank #14: Q&A Episode: May 2018

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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include how to balance the demands your put on your kids and their own independent work, the relationship between writing programs and narration, whether kids should be rewarded for reading, Charlotte Mason for dummies, and much more (including baseball and Mother's Day talk).

Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!

May 15 2018

49mins

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Rank #15: #30: On Poetry, with Sally Thomas

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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy with award-winning poet (and homeschooling mom) Sally Thomas about poetry. 

Topics include:

  • What to do when you don't love poetry yourself
  • How to make poetry a regular part of your home
  • Sally's experiences as a working poet

You can learn more about Sally and her work here. 

Dec 30 2016

51mins

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Rank #16: A Walk through Cindy's Plans for the Year

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about Cindy's plans for this school year. Topics include: composter study, artist study, spelling, history, poetry, using third-party curricula, and much more.

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Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!

If you like this show - and would like to gain access to some great bonus content - please consider supporting it on Patreon.

Aug 28 2018

56mins

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Rank #17: What does it mean that "children are born" persons?

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Join Cindy and David as they chat about Charlotte Mason's belief that "children are born persons," focusing, in particular, on the idea that children are not things to be "molded" or "shaped." How does literature and the way that great stories form the moral imagination play into this concept? What about discipline? Would Vigen Guroian's classic book, Tending the Heart of Virtue jive with Mason's ideas? And much more! 

This episode is brought to you by our friends at Grove City College, a Christian liberal arts college in Grove City, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh! Learn more at gcc.edu

Jan 31 2018

39mins

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Rank #18: #32: Megan Hoyt on Composer Study

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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy chats with author Megan Hoyt about composer study and Charlotte Mason. Megan is the author of A Touch of the Infinite: Studies in Music Appreciation with Charlotte Mason  and the moderator of the music section at AmblesideOnline. 

Topics include:

  • Math and music (6:00)
  • The most surprising thing she learned about Mason's method for composer study (10:45)
  • A book that encapsulates what Mason was trying to do (18:25)
  • How composer study involves more than she originally thought (21:30)
  • Teaching music appreciation when you are not a gifted musician (24:40)
  • Where to start composer study (29:00)
  • How a little bit goes a long way (38:30)
  • What she's reading (43:30)

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You can learn more about Megan and her work here. 

Feb 20 2017

46mins

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Rank #19: Jennifer Pepito of The Peaceful Press

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Jennifer Pepito of The Peaceful Press and Wild+Free about creating a healthy environment in the homeschool, the simplicity of rightly ordered learning, learning alongside our kids, and much more.



Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!

If you like this show - and would like to gain access to some great bonus content - please consider supporting it on Patreon.

This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler.

Oct 26 2018

46mins

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Rank #20: Cindy's favorite reads of 2018

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In this episode, Cindy and David chat about her favorite reads of the year, including the books that surprised and disappointed her, the mystery novels she discovered this year, gift ideas, and more!

Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!

If you like this show - and would like to gain access to some great bonus content - please consider supporting it on Patreon.

Dec 17 2018

38mins

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