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S6E74: The Lives of Charlotte Mason Moms and Military Wives

As a matter of fact, we do not realise children, we under-estimate them; in the divine words, we “despise” them, with the best intentions in the world, because we confound the immaturity of their frames, and their absolute ignorance as to the relations of things, with spiritual impotence: whereas the fact probably is, that never is intellectual power so keen, the moral sense so strong, spiritual perception so piercing, as in those days of childhood which we regard with a supercilious, if kindly, smile.

Charlotte Mason, Parents and Children, p. 260

Show Summary:

  • Today on The New Mason Jar, Cindy and Dawn chat with guests Elizabeth and Stacy about the challenges (and benefits!) of homeschooling while serving in the military
  • How Elizabeth and Stacy each first learned about Charlotte Mason
  • What are some of the challenges of military life and frequent relocation?
  • How have you found homeschooling community and friends when changing duty stations?
  • What are some of the benefits your family has experienced because of military life?
  • Are there any homeschooling resources available to military families?
  • How do you adapt your homeschool schedule during the year to stay flexible to change?

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Books and Links Mentioned:

For the Family’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

The Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola

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The Literary Life Podcast

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Dawn’s Swedish Drill Book

Dawn’s Reasoned Patriotism Book

Dawn’s Discerning Home Educator Substack



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Every look of gentleness and tone of reverence, every word of kindness and act of help, passes into the thought-environment, the very atmosphere which the child breathes; he does not think of these things, may never think of them, but all his life long they excite that ‘vague appetency towards something’ out of which most of his actions spring.

Charlotte Mason, Parents and Children, p. 36

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