Forward Motion: Podcast Episodes Coming Soon!

I spent a long time recording today. It is so enjoyable. The added bonus of reading aloud and recording it is that I am forced to be held accountable for self education. Isn't it always a hard thing for us mother's to do to give ourselves time? As Charlotte Says, "Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child's nature.' Or replace "child's" with "person's", because it most definitely applies I think for all ages. 

I remember reading an article from the Parents' Review about mother's finding the time for self education and feeling convicted about my lack of setting aside time and putting effort into reading books for my own self edification. That was partially my motivation in starting this project. Me.

I fully consider this apart of my own mother culture ritual. It is a blessing that I also get to bless others, hopefully, with these episodes.

Is there not some need for "mother culture"? But how is the state of things to be altered? So many mothers say, "I simply have no time for myself!" "I never read a book!" Or else, "I don't think it is right to think of myself!" They not only starve their minds, but they do it deliberately, and with a sense of self-sacrifice which seems to supply ample justification. There are, moreover, unfortunately, only too many people who think that sort of thing so lovely that public opinion appears to justify it."
The Parents' Review: "Mother Culture" by A. 
Volume 3, no. 2, 1892/93, pgs. 92-95

To read more about resources I've come up with about Mother Culture from Charlotte Mason's perspective click here >> Mother Culture Resources, Ambleside Wonderland<<<

Today I had the opportunity with no children in the house and took full advantage to record several more episodes worth of reading. I'm hoping to edit and start releasing it soon, keep an eye out! 

I've decided to start several books at a time and start some what of a rotation adding more books in when I can. Today I started on Parables from Nature, Burgess Bird Book for Children, Aesop for Children, Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin, Viking Tales by Jennie Hall, Sing Song Nursery Rhymes by Christina Rosetti, & The Handbook of Nature Study. (All are linked to their Public Domain Files in case you'd like to find them for yourself.) All of these are books I had physical copies of except Christina Rosetti's Sing Song, that I read directly from 

Without a doubt my favorite book to read today was Viking Tales by Jennie Hall. What a fun story to read! I also deeply enjoyed reading the beginning parts of The Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock, a deep ocean of knowledge about The How and Why of Nature Study. I cannot recommend those two books more. 

I hope to start releasing episodes very soon! 

God Bless,

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