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Featuring award-winning author and speaker, Cindy Rollins, this beloved podcast is all Charlotte Mason all the time. Join Cindy and host David Kern as they (and their guest) discuss topics like narration, nature study, morning time, and more. The Mason Jar is a production of the CiRCE Institute. Learn more at circeinstitute.com.

Featuring award-winning author and speaker, Cindy Rollins, this beloved podcast is all Charlotte Mason all the time. Join Cindy and host David Kern as they (and their guest) discuss topics like narration, nature study, morning time, and more. The Mason Jar is a production of the CiRCE Institute. Learn more at circeinstitute.com.
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Featuring award-winning author and speaker, Cindy Rollins, this beloved podcast is all Charlotte Mason all the time. Join Cindy and host David Kern as they (and their guest) discuss topics like narration, nature study, morning time, and more. The Mason Jar is a production of the CiRCE Institute. Learn more at circeinstitute.com.

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Episodes

Moms Are Teachers, Too (with Andrea Lipinski)

10/11/2019
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Join Renee Mathis as she chats with her old friend, Andrea Lipinski, the director of the CiRCE Apprenticeship program, as she shares how mentors helped her become a better teacher (at home and in the classroom) and how their influence impacted her life as a working mom. Remember: if you like this podcast you can rate and review it and help us spread the word.

Duration:00:35:10

Christina Fox Discusses What Moms Need Most

10/7/2019
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Author of the recently released book Sufficient Hope, Christina Fox joins Renee Mathis to discuss some of the important issues facing moms and how the gospel has the answer for each of them. Remember: when you rate and review the show it helps us spread the word!

Duration:00:26:08

Josh Krebs: Untangling Relationships

9/19/2019
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In this episode of The Mason Jar Renee Mathis chats with Josh Krebs, a counselor, therapist, and homeschooling dad of 4. They chat about husbands, wives, moms, dads, and the power of great communication.

Duration:00:47:31

Jamie Rives: Building a Group of Mentors

9/11/2019
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Join Renee Mathis for another conversation here on The Mason Jar with homeschooling mom and co-op leader, Jamie Rives. Jamie leads a Charlotte Mason co-op of 25 families in the Houston area. Find out the surprising truth of who is benefitting most!

Duration:00:40:59

Rachel Jankovic

9/5/2019
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Welcome back to the Mason Jar season 3! In this episode, Renee is joined by author and mom of 7, Rachel Jankovic. Rachel’s book You Who? addresses why moms matter -- and what that means practically speaking. She also has a great solution for countering the wrong voices with the right truth. If you like this show, please be sure to rate and review!

Duration:00:38:50

On Homeschooling and Family Relationships (with guests Jami Marstall and Jodi Shell)

8/28/2019
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Welcome back! In this episode, season three host Renee Mathis is joined by two homeschooling sisters, Jami Marstall and Jodi Shell. Join in as they talk about homeschooling and family relationship (including dynamics between sisters, siblings, and cousins, oh my!).

Duration:00:44:24

Homeschooling in the Trenches (with guest Katie Krebs)

8/21/2019
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The Mason Jar is back with a new series of episodes with Renee Mathis, a longtime homeschooling mother, conference speaker, and a head mentor in the CiRCE Institute's apprenticeship program. In episode 3.1 she is joined by her daughter Katie Krebs, a 2nd generation homeschooler, to discuss the kind of encouragement is needed for mom's who are “in the trenches” every day.

Duration:00:32:04

"Living Pictures" and the Power of Literature

8/9/2019
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Join Karen Kern and her guests, Emily Hill and Heidi White for a discussion about the power of literature to provide children with what Charlotte Mason described as a "sense of the spaciousness of days" and "living pictures." They chat about choosing the best books, what engaging discussion looks like, narration, and reading aloud. Thanks for listening to this season of The Mason Jar! If you enjoyed it please consider rating the show on whatever app you use to listen.

Duration:00:59:37

Elsie Iudicello on Play and Recreation and Its Impact on the Culture of the Home

7/11/2019
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Join Karen Kern and Elsie Iudicello as they discuss what Charlotte Mason wrote about the importance of play and getting outdoors, how the beauty of nature restores and refreshes, the difference between recreation and amusement, and how to guard our families against the negative influences of technology. Remember: subscribe, rate, review! And be sure to follow Elsie on IG @farmhouse_schoolhouse!

Duration:00:53:38

The Beauty of Nature and the Cultivation of Culture (with Emily Hill)

7/2/2019
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In this sixth episode of this season of The Mason Jar, Karen Kern and Emily Hill chat about how the experience of the beauty in nature contributes crucially to any family's culture. They discuss Charlotte Mason's essential teaching on getting children outside everyday and how she does with her own kids. She describes her three kinds of nature books, how getting kids outside with dad is different than being outside with mom, and offers some resources and tips she has found helpful. Plus, they...

Duration:01:02:39

Elsie Iudicello and Emily Hill Discuss Using Music and Art to Build the Culture of Our Homes

6/10/2019
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Join Karen Kern as she chats with guests Elsie Iudicello and Emily Hill about the importance of exposing children to excellent art and music in a way that gives them the opportunity to participate at their own skill level, and how the arts train children to pay attention and discover truth, goodness, and beauty -- since, after all, education is a life! Elsie and Emily also share how they incorporate the arts into their daily and weekly schedules and offer suggestions for activities and...

Duration:01:02:41

How Cooking and Food Nourish the Soul and the Soul of the Family, with Renee Mathis

5/29/2019
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In this episode Karen Kern is joined by Renee Mathis to discuss Renee's longtime love of cooking and the importance of establishing mealtime routines and traditions when children are young, thus passing on culinary delights to the next generation and preserving the culture of our homes. Remember: subscribe, rate, review!

Duration:00:51:31

Nurturing a Culture of Service in the Home, with Christina Davis

5/22/2019
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In the third episode of this season, Karen Kern chats with Christina Davis, mother of seven (and a longtime military wife), about nurturing a culture of service and kindness in our communities and within our own families. Christina looks back at what made her desire to have a family who serves others with delight, how her husband encourages her boys to have a "can do" attitude about work and service, and how she gives even the youngest children opportunities to take on meaningful tasks....

Duration:01:05:27

Cyndi McAllister on the Role of Faith in Building Family Culture

5/1/2019
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In episode two of this brand new season of The Mason Jar, Karen Kern is joined by Cyndi McAllister, a friend and a pastor's wife, about nurturing a culture of faith in our homes (both purposefully and unconsciously). They discuss how faith must be evident in ourselves through forgiveness and repentance. Special attention was paid to the wonderful book, For the Children's Sake, particularly passages that encourage us to avoid parenting fearfully. Future topics in this season will include:...

Duration:00:54:03

Education Is a Life: Creating Purposeful Culture in Your Home

4/23/2019
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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...

Duration:00:39:57

The Mason Jar is Back!

4/15/2019
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After our winter hibernation, The Mason Jar is finally back with a new format, and new voices. In this trailer episode Karen Kern explains what the next few months on the show will look like, and David previews the new format.

Duration:00:06:54

Cindy's favorite reads of 2018

12/17/2018
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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.

Duration:00:38:59

Karen Kern talks Advent and Christmas Traditions

12/6/2018
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In this Advent-themed episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat with Karen Kern about their favorite traditions for Advent and Christmas. Remember: subscribe, rate, review!

Duration:00:47:53

Jodi Mockabee on personalizing her own homeschool

11/21/2018
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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...

Duration:00:37:30

Lynn Bruce on the Coming Advent Season

11/16/2018
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In this episode, Cindy chats with her old friend Lynn Bruce (of the Ambleside Advisory board) to kick off a series of conversations about advent: how they celebrate, their favorite traditions, things that have changed over the years, movies, books, recipes, 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...

Duration:00:49:15