Join Michelle and Lindsay as they chat weekly on all manner of things that pertain to and may interest the Modern Lady. From books to food to current lifestyle trends and issues, they will explore what it means to be a true lady in today's world!
The Season Five Wrap Up
Well, friends, it's that time of year again! As we head into June and summer holidays, we're wrapping up season five of The Modern Lady with a much needed update on the podcast, our conference in Wisconsin and a peek into our hopeful summer plans! What are you planning for the upcoming break? Join us to laugh and chat about what we are envisioning for our homes and our hearts, our family culture and our own self-improvement over the next few months, and be sure to share with us your plans for the summer too!
Spring Trends 2023
It may be hard to believe, but this is our 5th annual Spring Trends episode here on The Modern Lady Podcast!!! The world has changed quite a lot since we first began our yearly commentary on all things new and novel, but one thing has remained the same: the culture informs the trends. It is always fascinating what we learn about our society once we start digging deeper into what is big in the food, fashion and travel industries. So join us this week as we investigate everything 2023: from the Canadian tuxedo to caviar, "set-jetting" vacations to Itameshi cuisine, we are big fans of what is trending right now and we suspect you will be pleasantly surprised too!
A Rousing Easter Special: Handel's Messiah
Happy Easter, dear listeners!
As Christians, we here at The Modern Lady Podcast hold this week, the octave of Easter, in the highest regard - it is a time of great celebration over our salvation and the triumph of Christ over death in His Resurrection! We have decided to honour this holy time by pausing production on our newest episode and instead, revisit a pretty relevant and appropriate Friday Finishing School episode that we released almost a year and a half ago... at Christmas! Handel's Messiah, and his famous Alleluia chorus in particular, was actually originally meant to be performed at THIS time of year, in a sweeping and obvious hymn of praise for the the Risen Christ. But behind the music and the lyrics is a deeply moving story about charity and concern for the most vulnerable in our society - and also, an interesting fact about how one could use the Alleluia chorus to express, not just religious devotion, but political affiliation! We wish you all a very blessed Easter season, and we will be back with a new episode soon!
A Sunday Well Spent
“A Sunday well spent brings a week of content”. So the popular saying goes. And American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once noted that “Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.” Even in an increasingly busy and secular society, “Sunday” still has a quality about it that makes it stand out and stand alone. This week, we're digging in to what it means to “Sunday well”, how it is deeply ingrained in our humanity, and why it is imperative to the wellness of our souls!
The Modern Lady Throwback: Playful Parenting
Welcome back to our second "Modern Lady Throwback" episode!
This week, we're pleased to re-release one of our favourite (and fan-favourite!) episodes from Season 2 entitled, "Playful Parenting"!
"When it comes to playing with our children, it seems we can sometimes be conflicted. We may not always WANT to play house or to play with Legos... and so what do we do when those feelings of duty threaten to drown out the pleasure of spending time with our kids? This week, the ladies discuss play as parents and share some of the childhood memories that inspire them to seek out ways to playfully parent their own crews today. *Stay tuned to the end of the episode for more memories & outtakes!*"
(First aired: May 5, 2020)
The Strength of the Gentle
Life in today’s world and society could easily be described in harsh terms: it can be rough, abrasive and coarse on a soul. And so, if there to be any characteristic worth reviving, it’s clear that the quality of gentleness should be a top contender. And yet, it seems to be one of those things that’s hard to define concretely. This week, we're discussing what it means to be gentle in a world that seems to have lost it's taste for it, why it benefits us and those around us when we practice it, and how exactly we can begin today to cultivate a spirit of gentleness in our souls.
Comfort Creators / ASMR
One of the things that I look for in a podcast is that the hosts have pleasant/comforting voices to listen to. It’s a little be like ASMR, maybe, but pleasant voices help me to create a productive soundscape for my work day. You both have lovely voices, so thank you for helping to build my soundscape today!
Just wanted to say thanks for helping me with my laundry every Tuesday— much appreciated! Your new episodes make conquering that mountain much more enjoyable. I just appreciate so much the intelligent, insightful, honest, relevant and joyful content in this podcast. Thank you for all your time and effort, ladies!
Refreshing and Honest
Wow! I just started listening and I can’t stop. Every episode so far has been insightful, engaging and entertaining. It feels like I’ve got two friends over. Thank you for all of your research and content. A real gamer changer. It is a blessing to have found you. SP