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Modern Miss Mason

By Charlotte Mason Lifestyle || Leah Boden

A Charlotte Mason podcast helping you find freedom in her philosophy. Conversations around childhood, motherhood & education. The Modern Miss Mason Podcast is hosted by Leah Boden 🇬🇧
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The Mighty Mother - With Eloise Rickman

Modern Miss Mason Oct 05, 2020

Joy Or Dread? Ten Tips For A Calmer Christmas - With Leah Boden
Dec 01, 202330:12
A Rich, Creative Life & Other Updates - With Leah Boden

A Rich, Creative Life & Other Updates - With Leah Boden

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Nov 10, 202314:37
Flourishing or Floundering? Ten Tips For Home Life, Education, And Raising Children
Oct 27, 202301:22:54
Travel Talk, Susanna Wesley, And Your At Home Sanctuary - Morning Coffee With Leah
Oct 23, 202314:20
Are You Really Paying Attention? - With Katie Westenburg

Are You Really Paying Attention? - With Katie Westenburg

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Oct 20, 202353:18
Let’s Talk While I Walk - Morning Coffee With Leah
Oct 16, 202316:32
Intentional Mothering, A Writing Life, And Navigating Change - With Bethany Dawson
Oct 13, 202301:05:59
Living Books For Life - With Leah Boden
Oct 06, 202320:07
Simple Things, Two Book Recommendations, And The Music I Love - Morning Coffee With Leah
Oct 02, 202317:27
Christian Discipleship, A CS Lewis Story, And A Trip To NYC - With Dave & Leah Boden

Christian Discipleship, A CS Lewis Story, And A Trip To NYC - With Dave & Leah Boden

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Sep 29, 202339:26
Tea Recipe, My Home Library, And A Read Aloud Session - Morning Coffee With Leah
Sep 26, 202320:29
Want To Get Back Into Reading? Five Ideas To Get You Started - With Leah Boden
Sep 22, 202328:02
Story Telling, Autumn Bakes, And A Surprise Party || Morning Coffee With Leah
Sep 18, 202316:14
Eleven Ways Technology Can Support Your Charlotte Mason Homeschool - With Leah Boden
Sep 15, 202325:26
The Last Home Educated Child, Shelley Poetry, And Pesto Potato Salad || Morning Coffee With Leah
Sep 11, 202326:48
Widowed Young, Home Educating Teens, And National Exams - With Diana Edwin
Sep 08, 202339:23
Introduction To New Season, Flowers For The Soul, And 21st Century Poets || Morning Coffee with Leah
Sep 04, 202312:39
Wordsworth On Wednesday - To A Butterfly

Wordsworth On Wednesday - To A Butterfly

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To a butterfly - William Wordsworth
Written in the orchard, Town-end, Grasmere.

I'VE watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless!--not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!

This plot of orchard-ground is ours;
My trees they are, my Sister's flowers;
Here rest your wings when they are weary;
Here lodge as in a sanctuary!
Come often to us, fear no wrong;
Sit near us on the bough!
We'll talk of sunshine and of song,
And summer days, when we were young;
Sweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.
Jun 14, 202303:24
Narration Advice - With Leah Boden
Jun 02, 202308:19
Wordsworth On Wednesday - Composed On Westminster Bridge

Wordsworth On Wednesday - Composed On Westminster Bridge

Book your conference ticket here: Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
Earth has not any thing to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!
May 31, 202304:25
Wordsworth On Wednesday - My Heart Leaps Up

Wordsworth On Wednesday - My Heart Leaps Up

Book in to the Modern Miss Mason Conference and/or sign up to The Collective here: My Heart Leaps Up by William Wordsworth: My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.
May 24, 202305:10
Reading Alone Versus Reading Together - With Leah Boden

Reading Alone Versus Reading Together - With Leah Boden

Ten Ideas For Book Club Questions:

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Book Club Questions:

1. What were your initial thoughts about the book? Did your opinion change as you kept reading?

2. How would you describe the author's writing style? Did it enhance or hinder your reading experience?

3. Which character did you really relate to or find the most interesting? Why?

4. Any particular themes or messages that really grabbed your attention? How did the author explore them?

5. What parts of the story hooked or surprised you the most? Did any plot twists totally throw you off?

6. Did the book evoke any strong emotions? Which scenes or moments got you right in the feels?

7. Could you picture the settings described in the book? Did the author do a good job of bringing them to life?

8. Were there any quotes or lines that really spoke to you? Share your favourites and chat about what they meant to you.

9. Did the pacing of the book feel right to you? Were there any parts that dragged or went too fast?

10. What did you make of the ending? Did it leave you satisfied or wanting more?

What would you add?
May 19, 202324:22
Wordsworth On Wednesday - To The Daisy

Wordsworth On Wednesday - To The Daisy

To the Daisy
by William Wordsworth.
With little here to do or see
Of things that in the great world be,
Daisy! again I talk to thee,
For thou art worthy,
Thou unassuming Common-place
Of Nature, with that homely face,
And yet with something of a grace,
Which Love makes for thee!

Oft on the dappled turf at ease
I sit, and play with similes,
Loose types of things through all degrees,
Thoughts of thy raising:
And many a fond and idle name
I give to thee, for praise or blame,
As is the humour of the game,
While I am gazing.

A nun demure of lowly port;
Or sprightly maiden, of Love's court,
In thy simplicity the sport
Of all temptations;
A queen in crown of rubies drest;
A starveling in a scanty vest;
Are all, as seems to suit thee best,
Thy appellations.

A little Cyclops with one eye
Staring to threaten and defy,
That thought comes next — and instantly
The freak is over,
The shape will vanish — and behold
A silver shield with boss of gold,
That spreads itself, some faery bold
In fight to cover!

I see thee glittering from afar —
And then thou art a pretty star;
Not quite so fair as many are
In heaven above thee!
Yet like a star, with glittering crest,
Self-poised in air thou seem'st to rest; —
May peace come never to his nest,
Who shall reprove thee!

Bright Flower ! for by that name at last,
When all my reveries are past,
I call thee, and to that cleave fast,
Sweet silent creature!
That breath'st with me in sun and air,
Do thou, as thou art wont, repair
My heart with gladness, and a share
Of thy meek nature!
May 17, 202306:36
On The Stage And Off: An Actors Life - With Daniel J Carver
May 12, 202344:54
Wordsworth On Wednesday - Ode, Composed On A May Morning

Wordsworth On Wednesday - Ode, Composed On A May Morning

While from the purpling east departs
The star that led the dawn,
Blithe Flora from her couch upstarts,
For May is on the lawn.
A quickening hope, a freshening glee,
Foreran the expected Power,
Whose first-drawn breath, from bush and tree,
Shakes off that pearly shower.

All Nature welcomes Her whose sway
Tempers the year's extremes;
Who scattereth lustres o'er noon-day,
Like morning's dewy gleams;
While mellow warble, sprightly trill,
The tremulous heart excite;
And hums the balmy air to still
The balance of delight.

Time was, blest Power! when youth and maids
At peep of dawn would rise,
And wander forth, in forest glades
Thy birth to solemnize.
Though mute the song---to grace the rite
Untouched the hawthorn bough,
Thy Spirit triumphs o'er the slight;
Man changes, but not Thou!

Thy feathered Lieges bill and wings
In love's disport employ;
Warmed by thy influence, creeping things
Awake to silent joy:
Queen art thou still for each gay plant
Where the slim wild deer roves;
And served in depths where fishes haunt
Their own mysterious groves.

Cloud-piercing peak, and trackless heath,
Instinctive homage pay;
Nor wants the dim-lit cave a wreath
To honor thee, sweet May!
Where cities fanned by thy brisk airs
Behold a smokeless sky,
Their puniest flower-pot-nursling dares
To open a bright eye.

And if, on this thy natal morn,
The pole, from which thy name
Hath not departed, stands forlorn
Of song and dance and game;
Still from the village-green a vow
Aspires to thee addrest,
Wherever peace is on the brow,
Or love within the breast.

Yes! where Love nestles thou canst teach
The soul to love the more;
Hearts also shall thy lessons reach
That never loved before.
Stript is the haughty one of pride,
The bashful freed from fear,
While rising, like the ocean-tide,
In flow the joyous year.

Hush, feeble lyre! weak words refuse
The service to prolong!
To yon exulting thrush the Muse
Entrusts the imperfect song;
His voice shall chant, in accents clear,
Throughout the live-long day,
Till the first silver star appear,
The sovereignty of May.
May 10, 202307:36
Wordsworth On Wednesday - To My Sister

Wordsworth On Wednesday - To My Sister

There’s no intro this week, sorry! Thankful I’ve pre-recorded lots of these poems as I have no voice today! - Enjoy the poem, Leah x
May 03, 202302:14
How To Stay Flexible As A Charlotte Mason Educator - With Leah Boden
Apr 28, 202325:40
Wordsworth On Wednesday - The Small Celandine

Wordsworth On Wednesday - The Small Celandine

Join The Collective here: There is a Flower, the Lesser Celandine,
That shrinks, like many more, from cold and rain;
And, the first moment that the sun may shine,
Bright as the sun itself, 'tis out again!

When hailstones have been falling, swarm on swarm,—
Or blasts the green field and the trees distress'd,
Oft have I seen it muffled up from harm,
In close self-shelter, like a Thing at rest.

But lately, one rough day, this Flower I pass'd,
And recognized it, though an alter'd Form,
Now standing forth an offering to the Blast,
And buffeted at will by Rain and Storm.

​I stopp'd, and said with inly-muttered voice,
"It doth not love the shower, nor seek the cold;
This neither is its courage nor its choice,
But its necessity in being old.

The sunshine may not bless it, nor the dew;
It cannot help itself in its decay;
Stiff in its members, withered, changed of hue."
And, in my spleen, I smiled that it was grey.

To be a Prodigal's Favorite—then, worse truth,
A Miser's Pensioner—behold our lot!
O Man! that from thy fair and shining youth
Age might but take the things Youth needed not!
Apr 26, 202305:00
Wordsworth On Wednesdays - To A Skylark

Wordsworth On Wednesdays - To A Skylark

To the Skylark
Ethereal minstrel! pilgrim of the sky!
Dost thou despise the earth where cares abound?
Or, while the wings aspire, are heart and eye
Both with thy nest upon the dewy ground?
Thy nest which thou canst drop into at will,
Those quivering wings composed, that music still!

Leave to the nightingale her shady wood;
A privacy of glorious light is thine;
Whence thou dost pour upon the world a flood
Of harmony, with instinct more divine;
Type of the wise who soar, but never roam;
True to the kindred points of Heaven and Home!
Apr 05, 202303:45
Coffee & Catch Up - With Leah Boden
Mar 31, 202326:14
Wordsworth On Wednesday - I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

Wordsworth On Wednesday - I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
Mar 29, 202302:40
How To Revamp Your Nature Study - With Leah Boden
Mar 24, 202322:46
Wordsworth On Wednesday - Lines Written In Early Spring

Wordsworth On Wednesday - Lines Written In Early Spring

Mar 22, 202302:16
Picture Study Within A Charlotte Mason Education - With Leah Boden

Picture Study Within A Charlotte Mason Education - With Leah Boden

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Mar 17, 202322:57
Wordsworth On Wednesday - To The Cuckoo
Mar 15, 202303:15
What Is A Living Book Anyway? - With Leah Boden
Mar 10, 202324:36
Wordsworth On Wednesday - The Tables Turned
Mar 08, 202302:37
Ten Tips For Navigating Narration - With Leah Boden
Mar 03, 202312:25
Wordsworth On Wednesday - Written In March
Mar 01, 202301:47
Where Do I Start With The Charlotte Mason Philosophy? - With Leah Boden

Where Do I Start With The Charlotte Mason Philosophy? - With Leah Boden

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Feb 24, 202325:28
Realistic Tips For Rest - With Leah Boden
Feb 17, 202320:27
Modern Miss Mason, The Book, One Month On - With Dave & Leah Boden
Feb 10, 202336:11
Part 2: Numeracy & Literacy Within The Charlotte Mason Philosophy - With Leah Boden
Feb 03, 202352:37
Numeracy & Literacy Within The Charlotte Mason Philosophy Pt.1 - With Leah Boden
Jan 27, 202345:34
Charlotte Mason Meets Waldorf - With Rachel Kovac

Charlotte Mason Meets Waldorf - With Rachel Kovac

Listen in to this vibrant conversation with mother of 6 and home educator, Rachel Kovac. The Reading Mind Podcast: How to read literature like a professor: Come and join The Collective: Read Modern Miss Mason, the book:
Jan 20, 202301:02:42
Book Launch Party 🎉 - With Greta Eskridge & Leah Boden
Jan 13, 202352:13
A Christmas Greeting & A Poem - With Leah Boden
Dec 22, 202209:54
Advice For December - With Leah Boden
Dec 02, 202223:06
Charlotte Mason In Australia - With Michelle Morrow
Nov 25, 202257:05
Make Learning Stick - With Dave & Leah Boden
Nov 18, 202254:28