The Mason Jar-logo

The Mason Jar

Kids & Family Podcasts >

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.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

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

7/11/2019
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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

On Remaining Cheerful during Difficult Times

11/6/2018
More
In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David a listener question about maintain cheerfulness and positivity during difficult times. Conversation touches on the necessity for honesty, the importance of seeing our children as human beings, keeping things balanced, the danger of being too goals-oriented, 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...

Duration:00:35:59

On Reading with young kids, "fun books," and finding time to cook

11/1/2018
More
In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David answer some listener questions about reading with younger children, the amount of time spent on "fun" books, and strategies for finding time to cook in the busy homeschooling day. *** 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...

Duration:00:32:19

Jennifer Pepito of The Peaceful Press

10/26/2018
More
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...

Duration:00:46:13

Cara Williams and Dawn Duran on the Common Place Quarterly

10/17/2018
More
In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with her friend and frequent Mason Jar guest, Dawn Duran, and Cara Williams, editor of the new Common Place Quarterly, a Charlotte Mason-themed journal. Cara is the creator of the Quarterly and so they chat about the goals of the publication, some of the topics it will cover, 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 -...

Duration:00:46:30

Renee Mathis on Friendship

10/9/2018
More
In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with her old friend Renee Mathis about the value of friendship for the homeschooling mom. *** 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.

Duration:00:41:33

On Reading (and Persevering with) Difficult Books

10/3/2018
More
In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about reading hard books, especially with late-readers. Conversation touches on topics like how to know which books to persevere with, which books to set aside, using audio books with late readers, and much more (including Cindy's comments on her time at the Wild + Free conference last weekend). *** 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...

Duration:00:35:32

On Creating a Habit of Bible Reading in the Homeschool

9/27/2018
More
In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about building a habit of Bible-reading in the homeschool. Topics of conversation include the value of letting your kids see you reading the Bible, the necessity to have faith in the Bible's power, reading plans and translations, 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...

Duration:00:35:48

Homeschooling during the High School Years

9/11/2018
More
In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about the challenges of homeschooling during the high school years. Topics of conversation include the value of reading widely, how to empower kids to take ownership of their day, lessons she learned along the way, preparing young children for those upcoming years, the challenge of letting go, and more. Show notes: As promised, here is Cindy's plan for the tenth grade year *** Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group...

Duration:00:47:16