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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 Mondays, you can listen in on discussions with Charlotte Mason mamas, interviews with seasoned homeschool parents, and even CM 101 classes. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode! Pull up a chair, we are so… Continue Reading >>
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 Mondays, you can listen in on discussions with Charlotte Mason mamas, interviews with seasoned homeschool parents, and even CM 101 classes. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode! Pull up a chair, we are so glad you are here. << Show Less
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S6 E14 | Homeschooling Through Life’s Challenges: Medical Crisis (Julie Ross with Ella Savchuk of Schoolhouse Grace) When a crisis strikes, how do you keep homeschooling?  What does it look like to continue educating your children at home when your time is torn between caring for your children and caring for your husband in a medical crisis?  Ella Savchuk joins Julie Ross to share the story of her husband’s unexpected medical event and how she and her family managed to stay afloat in the aftermath.  Ella’s story is one of giving yourself and your kids extra grace, prioritizing what’s most important, and leaning on God’s strength in every moment.  Whether you have walked through a crisis or not in your homeschooling journey, may you be encouraged by the story of hope Ella shares in this episode. About Ella Ella Savchuk is a follower of Yeshua, wife of 17 years, mother to 5 children from high school to preschool, former L/D RN, and a Charlotte Mason leader. She began homeschooling 6 years ago, created a flourishing CM community in the Twin Cities of MN, and taught many co-op classes. She recently moved across country from MN to SC to begin a homesteading lifestyle, raising animals and growing cut flowers. She loves reading, gardening, and water coloring in her nature journal.  About Julie Julie H. Ross believes that every child needs a feast of living ideas to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. As a former school teacher, curriculum coordinator, and assistant director of a homeschool academy, Julie has worked with hundreds of students and parents over the past 20 years. She has also been homeschooling her own five children for over a decade. Julie developed the Charlotte Mason curriculum, A Gentle Feast, to provide parents with the tools and resources needed to provide a rich and abundant educational feast full of books, beauty, and Biblical truth. Julie lives in South Carolina. When she’s not busy homeschooling, reading children’s books, hiking, or writing curriculum, you can find her taking a nap. Resources mentioned Home Education by Charlotte Mason A Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason A Delectable Education Charlotte Mason Podcast Books by Elisabeth Elliot Books on Rees Howells Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan Connect Ella Savchuk of Schoolhouse Grace | Instagram | Website | Amazon Storefront Julie Ross | Instagram A Gentle Feast | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Website Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website Thank you to our sponsors! A Gentle Feast: a Charlotte Mason curriculum for the entire family Want to know more about the Charlotte Mason method?  Visit www.agentlefeast.com and click on LEARN MORE to receive a FREE four-day introduction course. Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there! For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show. View full show notes and transcript on the blog.
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S6 E14 | Homeschooling Through Life’s Challenges: Medical Crisis (Julie Ross with Ella Savchuk of Schoolhouse Grace) When a crisis strikes, how do you keep homeschooling?  What does it look like to continue educating your children at home when your time is torn between caring for your children and caring for your husband in a medical crisis?  Ella Savchuk joins Julie Ross to share the story of her husband’s unexpected medical event and how she and her family managed to stay afloat in the aftermath.  Ella’s story is one of giving yourself and your kids extra grace, prioritizing what’s most important, and leaning on God’s strength in every moment.  Whether you have walked through a crisis or not in your homeschooling journey, may you be encouraged by the story of hope Ella shares in this episode. About Ella Ella Savchuk is a follower of Yeshua, wife of 17 years, mother to 5 children from high school to preschool, former L/D RN, and a Charlotte Mason leader. She began homeschooling 6 years ago, created a flourishing CM community in the Twin Cities of MN, and taught many co-op classes. She recently moved across country from MN to SC to begin a homesteading lifestyle, raising animals and growing cut flowers. She loves reading, gardening, and water coloring in her nature journal.  About Julie Julie H. Ross believes that every child needs a feast of living ideas to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. As a former school teacher, curriculum coordinator, and assistant director of a homeschool academy, Julie has worked with hundreds of students and parents over the past 20 years. She has also been homeschooling her own five children for over a decade. Julie developed the Charlotte Mason curriculum, A Gentle Feast, to provide parents with the tools and resources needed to provide a rich and abundant educational feast full of books, beauty, and Biblical truth. Julie lives in South Carolina. When she’s not busy homeschooling, reading children’s books, hiking, or writing curriculum, you can find her taking a nap. Resources mentioned Home Education by Charlotte Mason A Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason A Delectable Education Charlotte Mason Podcast Books by Elisabeth Elliot Books on Rees Howells Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan Connect Ella Savchuk of Schoolhouse Grace | Instagram | Website | Amazon Storefront Julie Ross | Instagram A Gentle Feast | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Website Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website Thank you to our sponsors! A Gentle Feast: a Charlotte Mason curriculum for the entire family Want to know more about the Charlotte Mason method?  Visit www.agentlefeast.com and click on LEARN MORE to receive a FREE four-day introduction course. Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there! For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show. View full show notes and transcript on the blog.
S6 E13 | Scheduling a Successful Homeschool Day (Jeannie Fulbright) This one single Charlotte Mason method, more often neglected than implemented, could be the answer to all your homeschool struggles with your children. Following this seemingly unimportant but actually all-important teaching made all the difference for me and my children. It all boiled down to the length of time I allotted for each lesson. My entire homeschool was transformed when I scheduled my homeschool as Charlotte Mason suggested. In this podcast, I will share the whys and hows of scheduling a successful homeschool day--and training your children in two extremely important habits as a by-product.  ABOUT JEANNIE Jeannie Fulbright, a 24-year veteran homeschooler, is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Apologia Young Explorer science series: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics, Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy & Physiology. She is also the author of the action-packed historical time travel book series Rumble Tumbles Through Time, as well as preschool science books and activity kits, the Charlotte Mason Heirloom Planner, and many high-quality Charlotte Mason based products. Jeannie and her husband Jeff became empty nesters in 2019. All four of their children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship (homeschooling works!). For more than 20 years Jeannie has traveled around the country speaking to homeschoolers at conventions, covering a plethora of topics from Charlotte Mason to marriage and prayer.  CONNECT Jeannie Fulbright | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Group | Pinterest | Website Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website Thank you to our sponsors! Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there! For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show. View full show notes and transcript on the blog.
S6 E12 | Homeschooling Through Life’s Challenges: Toddlers (Julie Ross with Lyndsey Mimnagh of Treehouse Schoolhouse) Having toddlers in your home is a beautiful season, and it can also be challenging!  Especially if you are trying to homeschool older children while meeting the many needs of your little ones.  This is a topic that Lyndsey of Treehouse Schoolhouse shares openly about on her platforms, and she is joining Julie in this episode to discuss the reality of homeschooling with toddlers underfoot.  Not only do Lyndsey and Julie talk about the difficult parts and offer strategies for making the most of this season, they also share encouragement about the gifts it holds.  And if you are a homeschooling parent who also works from home, stay tuned until the end of the episode where both share what it’s like to run businesses from home while being fully present in their children’s education.  This conversation is packed full of practical strategies, encouragement, and laughter! Guest biography Lyndsey is a homeschool mom of four and the founder of Treehouse Schoolhouse. Before motherhood, Lyndsey had a career in children's ministry and special needs education. Her home education centers around living books and ideas, hands-on learning, nature exploration, and biblical discipleship. She shares experiences and home education inspiration through her Instagram and blog, as well as creates curriculum and resources for families around the world. Her most popular curriculum titles are An Expectant Easter, A Connected Christmas, and Treehouse Nature Study. Host biography Julie H. Ross believes that every child needs a feast of living ideas to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. As a former school teacher, curriculum coordinator, and assistant director of a homeschool academy, Julie has worked with hundreds of students and parents over the past 20 years. She has also been homeschooling her own five children for over a decade. Julie developed the Charlotte Mason curriculum, A Gentle Feast, to provide parents with the tools and resources needed to provide a rich and abundant educational feast full of books, beauty, and Biblical truth. Julie lives in South Carolina. When she’s not busy homeschooling, reading children’s books, hiking, or writing curriculum, you can find her taking a nap. Resources Check out Lyndsey’s seasonal, family-style nature study curriculum: Treehouse Nature Study Connect Lyndsey Mimnagh of Treehouse Schoolhouse | Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Pinterest Julie Ross | Instagram A Gentle Feast | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Website Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website Thank you to our sponsors! Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance A Gentle Feast: a Charlotte Mason curriculum for the entire family Want to know more about the Charlotte Mason method?  Visit www.agentlefeast.com and click on LEARN MORE to receive a FREE four-day introduction course. Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there! For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show. View full show notes on the blog.
S6 E11 | Keys to Character Training (Jeannie Fulbright) What is more important to our children's future than good character? The good news is, there are several keys you can implement to ensure your children develop strong character. In this podcast, Jeannie Fulbright will share the teaching of Charlotte Mason on character development and the simple but effective methods that actually enable God to be the author and director of your children's character. Host biography Jeannie Fulbright, a 24-year veteran homeschooler, is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Apologia Young Explorer science series: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics, Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy & Physiology. She is also the author of the action-packed historical time travel book series Rumble Tumbles Through Time, as well as preschool science books and activity kits, the Charlotte Mason Heirloom Planner, and many high-quality Charlotte Mason based products. Jeannie and her husband Jeff became empty nesters in 2019. All four of their children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship (homeschooling works!). For more than 20 years Jeannie has traveled around the country speaking to homeschoolers at conventions, covering a plethora of topics from Charlotte Mason to marriage and prayer.  Connect Jeannie Fulbright | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Group | Pinterest | Website Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website Thank you to our sponsors! Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there! For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show. View full show notes on the blog.
S6 E10 | Education is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, and a Life | Virtual Book Club: A Philosophy of Education, Chapter 6 (Julie Ross with Shay Kemp) The fun of our Volume 6 Book Club continues as Julie and Shay Kemp discuss Chapter 6, which is a summary of one of Miss Mason's most quoted mottos: "Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life." Each of these three powerful instruments can be used as motivators in our homeschools to provide a nourishing education to our children, so join us as we talk about how to consider each one and evaluate how we are implementing them to our best advantage! Guest biography Shay is a homeschooling mom of 5 who loves enjoying the learning journey with her children and encouraging others in their paths of faith, parenting and homeschooling.  She believes the best conversations happen when you are comfortable on the front porch and loves to share her own journey from there!  Host biography Julie H. Ross believes that every child needs a feast of living ideas to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. As a former school teacher, curriculum coordinator, and assistant director of a homeschool academy, Julie has worked with hundreds of students and parents over the past 20 years. She has also been homeschooling her own five children for over a decade. Julie developed the Charlotte Mason curriculum, A Gentle Feast, to provide parents with the tools and resources needed to provide a rich and abundant educational feast full of books, beauty, and Biblical truth. Julie lives in South Carolina. When she’s not busy homeschooling, reading children’s books, hiking, or writing curriculum, you can find her taking a nap. Resources Related podcast episodes: Education is an Atmosphere, Education is a Discipline, Education is a Life Connect Shay Kemp | Facebook | YouTube Julie Ross | Instagram A Gentle Feast | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Website Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website Thank you to our sponsors! Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance A Gentle Feast: a Charlotte Mason curriculum for the entire family Want to know more about the Charlotte Mason method?  Visit www.agentlefeast.com and click on LEARN MORE to receive a FREE four-day introduction course. Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there! For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show. View full show notes on the blog.
S6 E9 | The Art of Poetry (Jeannie Fulbright with Shiela Catanzarite) Our special guest, Shiela Catanzarite, shares the importance of poetry in a child's education. Not only has God given us poetry through His Word, but, as He tells us in Ephesians 2:10, our lives are a form of poetry to the Lord. Neuroscience supports the power of poetry. Charlotte Mason, always ahead of her time, encouraged us to ensure our children interact with poetry daily. Jeannie and Shiela discuss these truths and share ideas on how to easily incorporate this beautiful art form into your homeschool, making it a memorable, special, and joyous time as a family. Guest biography Shiela Catanzarite is a 20 year Charlotte Mason veteran homeschooler. She’s worked as Jeannie Fulbright’s editor and designer for 10+ years helping develop Jeannie’s Apologia science curriculum and most recently her Charlotte Mason products published through Jeannie Fulbright Press. Shiela earned her bachelor’s degree in Special Education and her master’s in Christian Education. She is pursuing her Doctor of Education studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Shiela and her husband Bruce became empty nesters in 2017. Both of their daughters attended private colleges on scholarship and went on to pursue graduate studies. She attributes her daughters’ love for learning to homeschooling with Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and methodology. Shiela is currently a Language Communication Coach, working one on one with students who have language learning and communication difficulties. In addition, she teaches private middle and high school communication classes that focus on speaking and writing. Shiela has a passion for poetic language and most recently completed her first poetry curriculum, Living Verse, published by Jeannie Fulbright Press. Host biography Jeannie Fulbright, a 24-year veteran homeschooler, is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Apologia Young Explorer science series: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics, Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy & Physiology. She is also the author of the action-packed historical time travel book series Rumble Tumbles Through Time, as well as preschool science books and activity kits, the Charlotte Mason Heirloom Planner, and many high-quality Charlotte Mason based products. Jeannie and her husband Jeff became empty nesters in 2019. All four of their children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship (homeschooling works!). For more than 20 years Jeannie has traveled around the country speaking to homeschoolers at conventions, covering a plethora of topics from Charlotte Mason to marriage and prayer.  Resources A Child’s Anthology of Poetry by Elizabeth Hauge Sword A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson Poetry.com (search for Longfellow, A.A. Milne, Goeth, Kipling, Frost, Wordsworth, Yeats) Archive.org has digital poetry anthologies and other books to borrow or download (if they are out of print). Do a search for words such as "children anthology poetry". Living Verse Poetry Curriculum Connect Jeannie Fulbright | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Group | Pinterest | Website Email Jeannie me@jeanniefulbright.com Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website Thank you to our sponsors! Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there! For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show. View full show notes on the blog.
S6 E8 | Live from Ambleside: Thoughts from a Charlotte Mason Graduate (Julie Ross interviews her daughter, Rachel) If you are one of the many parents who has wondered whether a Charlotte Mason education will truly prepare your child for college and beyond, this episode is for you!  Julie interviews her daughter who is a student at the University of South Carolina.  Rachel shares what led her to major in neuroscience, the skills she gained from her Charlotte Mason home education that she uses in college, and her advice for parents who are considering this type of education for their children.  Spoiler alert: the Charlotte Mason method really works! Guest biography Rachel Ross is the second of Julie’s five children.  After graduating from a Charlotte Mason homeschool, Rachel is currently a student at the University of South Carolina studying neuroscience on a pre-medical track.  Host biography Julie H. Ross believes that every child needs a feast of living ideas to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. As a former school teacher, curriculum coordinator, and assistant director of a homeschool academy, Julie has worked with hundreds of students and parents over the past 20 years. She has also been homeschooling her own five children for over a decade. Julie developed the Charlotte Mason curriculum, A Gentle Feast, to provide parents with the tools and resources needed to provide a rich and abundant educational feast full of books, beauty, and Biblical truth. Julie lives in South Carolina. When she’s not busy homeschooling, reading children’s books, hiking, or writing curriculum, you can find her taking a nap. Resources Smelly Socks by Robert Munsch A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter S2 E4 | A High School Charlotte Mason Education, Part 1 S2 E5 | A High School Charlotte Mason Education, Part 2 S4 E16 | Transitioning from Written Narrations to High School Writing (with Chelli Guthrie) Connect Julie Ross | Instagram A Gentle Feast | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Website Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website Thank you to our sponsors! Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance A Gentle Feast: a Charlotte Mason curriculum for the entire family Want to know more about the Charlotte Mason method?  Visit www.agentlefeast.com and click on LEARN MORE to receive a FREE four-day introduction course. Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there! For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show. View full show notes on the blog.
S6 E7 | Guard Your Schedule (Jeannie Fulbright) Episode summary In this chaotic world, our first duty as mothers should be to make our home a sanctuary—a tranquil place where learning and creativity thrive. That's why it's vital that we guard our schedule. It's such a blessing that there are so many wonderful activities, opportunities, and curricula to choose from. But with so many choices, we are at risk of adding things that are not God's best for us. In this talk, Jeannie Fulbright will share the mistakes that taught her to guard her schedule, and how God shows us when we should say yes and when we should say no. Host biography Jeannie Fulbright, a 24-year veteran homeschooler, is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Apologia Young Explorer science series: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics, Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy & Physiology. She is also the author of the action-packed historical time travel book series Rumble Tumbles Through Time, as well as preschool science books and activity kits, the Charlotte Mason Heirloom Planner, and many high-quality Charlotte Mason based products. Jeannie and her husband Jeff became empty nesters in 2019. All four of their children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship (homeschooling works!). For more than 20 years Jeannie has traveled around the country speaking to homeschoolers at conventions, covering a plethora of topics from Charlotte Mason to marriage and prayer.  Connect Jeannie Fulbright | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Group | Pinterest | Website Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website Thank you to our sponsors! Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there! For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show. View full show notes on the blog.
S6 E6 | The Sacredness of Personality | Virtual Book Club #7: A Philosophy of Education, Chapter 5 (Julie Ross) In this episode, Julie and Shay discuss the ways to motivate our children to learn what Miss Mason addresses, as well as how each one can have pitfalls we should consider. What is the one true motivation that we can confidently use to encourage our children to pursue knowledge for knowledge’s sake? Miss Mason shares her wisdom and direction for families that truly want to learn to respect their children as persons.  Host biography Julie H. Ross believes that every child needs a feast of living ideas to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. As a former school teacher, curriculum coordinator, and assistant director of a homeschool academy, Julie has worked with hundreds of students and parents over the past 20 years. She has also been homeschooling her own five children for over a decade. Julie developed the Charlotte Mason curriculum, A Gentle Feast, to provide parents with the tools and resources needed to provide a rich and abundant educational feast full of books, beauty, and Biblical truth. Julie lives in South Carolina. When she’s not busy homeschooling, reading children’s books, hiking, or writing curriculum, you can find her taking a nap. Connect Julie Ross | Instagram A Gentle Feast | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Website Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website Thank you to our sponsors! Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance A Gentle Feast: a Charlotte Mason curriculum for the entire family Want to know more about the Charlotte Mason method?  Visit www.agentlefeast.com and click on LEARN MORE to receive a FREE four-day introduction course. Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there! For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show. View full show notes on the blog.
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