When my husband gave me his iPhone upgrade last year, I wasn’t too keen on it. I was used to Samsung, and if my screen hadn’t cracked so badly I would have been quite happy to keep using it forever. But once I had the new phone, I started looking at the podcast app. And I found one show I really liked, and another, and another … and right now I’m subscribed to over a dozen shows.
Because, you know, I have all this time to listen to them.
I usually listen while I’m cooking supper, washing dishes, or sitting up with Rafe in the middle of the night.
I’ve listed some of my favourites below.
Charlotte Mason focused podcasts
A Delectable Education – the ladies of this podcast are three homeschooling mommas who chat about various Charlotte Mason related topics, such as narration, drawing, writing, children being born persons, and the way of the will and the way of reason. This was one of the first podcast I started listening to and I’ve found their discussions to be helpful in thinking through certain issues as I looked toward a Charlotte Mason methodology.
The Mason Jar is another great podcast for Charlotte Mason newbies. Helpful episodes include: Karen Glass on Narration, books to nourish a mom’s soul, Megan Hoyt on Composer Study, and What does it mean that “children are born” persons?
I love listening to Your Morning Basket (and not just because Pam Barnhill has a cool accent). A Mother’s Morning Basket inspired me to put together my own morning basket. Why Fairy Tales Are Not Optional gives great insight into why children should be read fairy tales. Seeking Truth explains the idea of lectio divinia – and if you have no idea what I’m talking out then you need to listen to this episode.
The Scholé Sisters are always so much fun to listen to. You might enjoy Mothers, Don’t Let Your Methods Grow Up To Be Systems, Amusing Ourselves To Leisure, To Pre-Read or Not to Pre-Read (Why Is It Even A Question?). Education is an Atmosphere, Education is a Discipline and Education is a Life focus on Charlotte Mason’s motto: education is an atmosphere, a discipline and a life.
Podcasts for moms
I’ve only recently started listening to the Kindred Mom podcast but I have really been blessed by it in the short time that I’ve been subscribed. Self-care For Moms and The Proactive Pursuit of Wellness have reminded me that moms are people too and I need to focus on taking care of myself with as much commitment as taking care of my family.
Risen Motherhood is podcast to encourage Christian moms. It’s also one I’m new to, so I’m linking to episodes that I may not have listened to yet, but sound interesting: When Momma Gets Mad part one and part two, How Discipline Helps Us Communicate The Gospel, Mom Bods & The Gospel, Nourishing & Training Up Your Children at the Table, Self-Care in the Busyness of Motherhood, and Momma Needs Her Sleep: Gospel Hope for the Tired Mom.
I’m not going to link to individual podcast episodes, since most of them are part of sermon series. I encourage you to check out Your Move With Andy Stanley and Living on the Edge With Chip Ingram if you are looking for sound biblical sermons.
Do you listen to podcasts? Let me know which ones are your favourite?