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S3E47: Christmas Memories with Lynn Bruce and Donna-Jean Breckenridge

Our flesh the Word became, and dwelt with us,
And we beheld His glory, as, of God,
The only-begotten Son: we who believed
Knew glory when we saw it, by the signs—
Not of the pomp and majesty of Kings—
But Grace, the touch of God, showed sweet in Him;
And Truth, discerning all things, made Him simple,
His glory saw we—full of grace and truth.

Charlotte Mason, from “Savior of the World,”
Prologue to the Gospel according to St. John

Show Summary:

  • Today’s guests are Lynn Bruce and Donna-Jean Breckenridge, and together with Cindy they talk about Christmas memories
  • What did homeschooling look like around the Christmas holidays?
  • Why it is okay to take time off from your normal school work for Christmas celebrations
  • Why traditions are so important, possibly even more so as children grow older
  • What are some traditions that your family keeps from previous generations?
  • Handling changes and trauma as the years go by and still keep Christmas with courage
  • What are some Christmas “fails” that happened in your family?

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Books and Links Mentioned:

Saviour of the World, Volume 1 by Charlotte Mason

This Country of Ours: Annotated, Expanded and Updated, Vol. 1 by Donna-Jean Breckenridge

Episode 40: Donna-Jean Breckenridge on Updating This Country of Ours

Hallelujah: Cultivating Advent Traditions with Handel’s Messiah by Cindy Rollins

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder

Find Cindy, Lynn, and Donna-Jean:

Morning Time for Moms

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Mere Motherhood Facebook Group

The Literary Life Podcast

Cindy’s Facebook

Cindy’s Instagram

Lynn’s Instagram

Donna-Jean’s Facebook

Donna-Jean’s Instagram

Donna-Jean on MeWe



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One Comment

  • Patty

    Cindy, thank you so much for this! As a mom who has just graduated my first, I am drawn more and more to what I call the “CM grandmas”. I do mean that with all respect! You all have so much wisdom to share. I really appreciated thr discussion of grief from these godly ladies. Much needed right now. Thanks again and Merry Christmas!

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