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Welcome to The Charlotte Mason Show, a podcast dedicated to discussing Miss Mason’s philosophy, principles, and methods. It is our hope that each episode will leave you inspired and offer practical wisdom on how to provide this rich living education in your modern homeschool.

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    • 4.8 • 92 Ratings

Welcome to The Charlotte Mason Show, a podcast dedicated to discussing Miss Mason’s philosophy, principles, and methods. It is our hope that each episode will leave you inspired and offer practical wisdom on how to provide this rich living education in your modern homeschool.

    S9 E21 | Ending Your School Year Well (Jeannie Fulbright & Shiela Catanzarite)

    S9 E21 | Ending Your School Year Well (Jeannie Fulbright & Shiela Catanzarite)

    God's desire is for us to take time for rest, to enjoy our family, to reconnect with Him and one another, have time for fun, developing new interests, skills, and pursuing our Divine Curiosity and the passions and purposes God puts on our and our children's hearts. In this episode, Jeannie and Shiela discuss ending your school year well, bringing closure in a way that fuels a sense of accomplishment and encourages a love for and confidence in the learning that was acquired. You will find ideas for wrapping up the school year, scheduling your summer, and chronicling the joys, successes, fun, funny, and praiseworthy moments of the last year for your own sense of accomplishment.
    About Jeannie
    Jeannie Fulbright, a 24-year veteran homeschooler, is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Apologia Young Explorer science series: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics, Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy & Physiology. She is also the author of the action-packed historical time travel book series Rumble Tumbles Through Time, as well as preschool science books and activity kits, the Charlotte Mason Heirloom Planner, and many high-quality Charlotte Mason based products. Jeannie and her husband Jeff became empty nesters in 2019. All four of their children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship (homeschooling works!). For more than 20 years Jeannie has traveled around the country speaking to homeschoolers at conventions, covering a plethora of topics from Charlotte Mason to marriage and prayer. 
    About Shiela
    Shiela Catanzarite is an author, speaker, editor, and communication coach. She's a 20-year Charlotte Mason veteran homeschooler and has worked as Jeannie Fulbright’s editor and designer for 20 years helping develop Jeannie’s award-winning Apologia science curriculum and most recently her Charlotte Mason products published through Jeannie Fulbright Press. Shiela is the author of the newly published Living Verse Language Arts in Poetry and is finishing up her second book in the series Living Verse Language Arts in Scripture, to be released spring 2024.
    Earning a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a master’s degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary, Shiela has been teaching language arts in some capacity for 40+ years. Her passion remains helping students understand the elements of language and how to use these elements artfully to communicate effectively. Shiela is currently a language communication coach, working one-on-one with students who have language learning and communication challenges. She also writes curriculum for her private middle and high school English language communication classes that focus on writing and speaking.
    Both of Shiela's and her husband Bruce’s daughters attended private universities on scholarship and went on to pursue graduate studies in medicine and global business. She attributes their love for learning and academic achievement to homeschooling with Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and methodology.
    Connect
    Jeannie Fulbright | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Group | TikTok | Pinterest | Website
    Shiela Catanzarite | Website | Instagram | Instagram
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel | YouTube
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    S9 E20 | Making the Most of the Middle Months: Ideas for Fun & Footloose Summer Learning (Shiela Catanzarite)

    S9 E20 | Making the Most of the Middle Months: Ideas for Fun & Footloose Summer Learning (Shiela Catanzarite)

    The middle months are those wonderful summer months when most of us have ended our formal academic year and are taking a break to travel, see family and enjoy a lighter, more laid-back schedule. Though most of us are vacationing, we don’t want to take a complete break from learning. In fact, some of the most impactful, enjoyable learning happens in these months—and sometimes while on vacation! Making the most of the middle months is simply looking at June, July and August and seeing what learning opportunities are embedded there. It’s about learning differently and often in ways that are more carefree and fun for your family. There are many different educational topics and opportunities unique to the summer months that won’t be available when formal homeschooling starts back in the fall. With a little review and a little planning, you can ensure your family experiences the best the middle months have to offer.
    About Shiela
    Shiela Catanzarite is an author, speaker, editor, and communication coach. She's a 20-year Charlotte Mason veteran homeschooler and has worked as Jeannie Fulbright’s editor and designer for 20 years helping develop Jeannie’s award-winning Apologia science curriculum and most recently her Charlotte Mason products published through Jeannie Fulbright Press. Shiela is the author of the newly published Living Verse Language Arts in Poetry and is finishing up her second book in the series Living Verse Language Arts in Scripture, to be released spring 2024.
    Earning a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a master’s degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary, Shiela has been teaching language arts in some capacity for 40+ years. Her passion remains helping students understand the elements of language and how to use these elements artfully to communicate effectively. Shiela is currently a language communication coach, working one-on-one with students who have language learning and communication challenges. She also writes curriculum for her private middle and high school English language communication classes that focus on writing and speaking.
    Both of Shiela's and her husband Bruce’s daughters attended private universities on scholarship and went on to pursue graduate studies in medicine and global business. She attributes their love for learning and academic achievement to homeschooling with Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and methodology.
    Resources
    S9 E3 | Vision: Beginning with the Ends in Mind
    S9 E10 | Homeschooling Out and About
    Connect
    Shiela Catanzarite | Website | Instagram | Instagram | Email
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website 
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel | YouTube
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 23 min
    S9 E18 | Strengthening Expressive Language Skills through Notebooking Your Homeschool Subjects (Shiela Catanzarite)

    S9 E18 | Strengthening Expressive Language Skills through Notebooking Your Homeschool Subjects (Shiela Catanzarite)

    God designed receptive and expressive language to work together in a child’s learning. The child takes in and absorbs ideas and knowledge then gives them forth, expressing them through his own unique voice by choosing and combining words in a way all his own. This is why notebooking is so valuable and essential. It gives opportunity to strengthen expressive language skills which are vital to a child’s growth in every area. In this episode, Shiela explores the benefits of notebooking and how through written and visual narration, a child finds his voice and builds his confidence to grow into and express the unique person God made him to be. She gives practical, creative ideas for notebooking through the homeschool subjects and how this age old methodology can bring joy to your children’s homeschool days. Go to Shiela’s website to request her free pdf that accompanies this podcast. 
    About Shiela
    Shiela Catanzarite is an author, speaker, editor, and communication coach. She's a 20-year Charlotte Mason veteran homeschooler and has worked as Jeannie Fulbright’s editor and designer for 20 years helping develop Jeannie’s award-winning Apologia science curriculum and most recently her Charlotte Mason products published through Jeannie Fulbright Press. Shiela is the author of the newly published Living Verse Language Arts in Poetry and is finishing up her second book in the series Living Verse Language Arts in Scripture, to be released spring 2024.
    Earning a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a master’s degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary, Shiela has been teaching language arts in some capacity for 40+ years. Her passion remains helping students understand the elements of language and how to use these elements artfully to communicate effectively. Shiela is currently a language communication coach, working one-on-one with students who have language learning and communication challenges. She also writes curriculum for her private middle and high school English language communication classes that focus on writing and speaking.
    Both of Shiela's and her husband Bruce’s daughters attended private universities on scholarship and went on to pursue graduate studies in medicine and global business. She attributes their love for learning and academic achievement to homeschooling with Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and methodology.
    Resources
    S9 E10 | Homeschooling Out and About
    Connect
    Shiela Catanzarite | Website | Instagram | Instagram | Email
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website 
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel | YouTube
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 31 min
    S9 E19 | Hearing God's Voice (Jeannie Fulbright with Mary Ann Otley)

    S9 E19 | Hearing God's Voice (Jeannie Fulbright with Mary Ann Otley)

    Jeannie chats with Mary Ann Otley, the founder of Love Triumphs! a ministry designed to lead women into a closer walk with Jesus, where they can be transformed by His love. Mary Ann shares the story of her childhood trauma and how Jesus brought her total healing. In addition to lots of wisdom regarding our relationship with our children, Mary Ann also discusses the format for her Journaling with Jesus classes and the steps for quieting our hearts so we can hear from God. 
    About Mary Ann
    Like so many women, I experienced the humiliation and shame of being sexually abused as a child. I coped by internalizing the pain and tried to create my own happiness for decades. I lost my bearings as I sought to be accepted from people that could not fill the void in my heart. I felt like a pinball in a pinball machine bouncing from one crisis to the next, experiencing one disappointment after another. The anguish I had experienced for decades began to be relieved as I found the answers to three questions: “What is Real?” “What is Important? “What’s the truth?” I discovered the pathway to healing from a place, I least expected it. And I found that pure love really does exist, healing can happen, freedom is within our grasp. Just as I was led along this healing path, my mission through Love Triumphs is to guide other women along their path of healing and freedom. To learn more, read my story Love Triumphs! Rescued from the Deep Wounds and Dark Secrets of Childhood Sexual Abuse.
    About Jeannie
    Jeannie Fulbright, a 24-year veteran homeschooler, is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Apologia Young Explorer science series: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics, Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy & Physiology. She is also the author of the action-packed historical time travel book series Rumble Tumbles Through Time, as well as preschool science books and activity kits, the Charlotte Mason Heirloom Planner, and many high-quality Charlotte Mason based products. Jeannie and her husband Jeff became empty nesters in 2019. All four of their children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship (homeschooling works!). For more than 20 years Jeannie has traveled around the country speaking to homeschoolers at conventions, covering a plethora of topics from Charlotte Mason to marriage and prayer. 
    Resources
    Love Triumphs!
    Connect
    Jeannie Fulbright | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Group | TikTok | Pinterest | Website
    Mary Ann | Instagram | Facebook | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
     
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel | YouTube
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 37 min
    S9 E17 | Habits for a Sacred Home (Jeannie Fulbright with Jennifer Pepito)

    S9 E17 | Habits for a Sacred Home (Jeannie Fulbright with Jennifer Pepito)

    Jeannie talks with Jennifer Pepito about her new book Habits for a Sacred Home, sharing Biblical truths, homeschool wisdom, and insights for Kingdom Living.
    About Jennifer
    Jennifer Pepito has seven children and has been homeschooling for twenty-five years. She has graduated five children from her program, with two students earning honors degrees from their preferred university and one pursuing a Juris Doctorate. When she discovered that her second daughter had learning disabilities, Jennifer became an avid student of child development, learning from innovators and researchers such as Carol Stock Kranowitz, Gordon Neufeld, John Taylor Gatto, Jane Healy, Maria Montessori, Kim John Payne, and Charlotte Mason. The Peaceful Press resources were born out of these years of research. 
    Jennifer has a passion for equipping families to homeschool in a way that is developmentally appropriate, spiritually nourishing, and based on proven methods of education. She doesn’t want you just to homeschool. She wants to help you enjoy the homeschooling journey and learn with your children in ways that build connected families. Her book, Mothering by the Book can help you overcome the fears that steal that joy so you can savor motherhood. 
    Jennifer is a Simplicity Parenting Coach and a Certified Life Coach. She continually researches education and child development to ensure that Peaceful Press families are getting the best resources based on current research about learning while continuing to integrate the time-honored educational philosophy put forward by Charlotte Mason and Maria Montessori. 
    She’s regularly contributed to the Wild and Free homeschool community and has been published in several online journals and print articles.
    About Jeannie
    Jeannie Fulbright, a 24-year veteran homeschooler, is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Apologia Young Explorer science series: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics, Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy & Physiology. She is also the author of the action-packed historical time travel book series Rumble Tumbles Through Time, as well as preschool science books and activity kits, the Charlotte Mason Heirloom Planner, and many high-quality Charlotte Mason based products. Jeannie and her husband Jeff became empty nesters in 2019. All four of their children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship (homeschooling works!). For more than 20 years Jeannie has traveled around the country speaking to homeschoolers at conventions, covering a plethora of topics from Charlotte Mason to marriage and prayer. 
    Resources
    Pre-order Habits for a Sacred Home
    Connect
    Jeannie Fulbright | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Group | TikTok | Pinterest | Website
    Jennifer Pepito | Instagram | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel | YouTube
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S9 E16 | The Healthy Homeschool Family, Pt 2: Ideas and Insights for Helping Your Family Thrive on the Homeschool Journey (Shiela & Bruce Catanzarite)

    S9 E16 | The Healthy Homeschool Family, Pt 2: Ideas and Insights for Helping Your Family Thrive on the Homeschool Journey (Shiela & Bruce Catanzarite)

    A healthy lifestyle is one of the greatest gifts you can offer your children. In this second episode of a two-part series, Shiela and her husband Bruce expound on what Charlotte Mason believed are important aspects of a child’s health, and how foundational the pursuit of physical health is for learning and brain function. They share some of the science behind healthy habits and also practical tips, ideas and insights to set your family on a journey of health and vibrancy. You’ll realize the power of building family bonds and memories through shared experiences and adventures around fitness and nutrition. Happy Healthy Homeschooling!
    About Shiela
    Shiela Catanzarite is an author, speaker, editor, and communication coach. She's a 20-year Charlotte Mason veteran homeschooler and has worked as Jeannie Fulbright’s editor and designer for 20 years helping develop Jeannie’s award-winning Apologia science curriculum and most recently her Charlotte Mason products published through Jeannie Fulbright Press. Shiela is the author of the newly published Living Verse Language Arts in Poetry and is finishing up her second book in the series Living Verse Language Arts in Scripture, to be released spring 2024.
    Earning a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a master’s degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary, Shiela has been teaching language arts in some capacity for 40+ years. Her passion remains helping students understand the elements of language and how to use these elements artfully to communicate effectively. Shiela is currently a language communication coach, working one-on-one with students who have language learning and communication challenges. She also writes curriculum for her private middle and high school English language communication classes that focus on writing and speaking.
    Both of Shiela's and her husband Bruce’s daughters attended private universities on scholarship and went on to pursue graduate studies in medicine and global business. She attributes their love for learning and academic achievement to homeschooling with Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and methodology.
    Resources
    Whole Health Group
    Connect
    Shiela Catanzarite | Website | Instagram | Instagram | Email
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website 
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel | YouTube
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

illuminadi ,

LOVE IT! More eps on the younger years please!

This is definitely my top podcast for homeschooling. I am new at homeschooling and this is my first year with my 5 year old and my toddler. I only wish there were more episodes geared towards the younger years. Hoping for more on this! Thank you!!!!! You are an inspiration.

FWJ15 ,

Such authentic encouragement for any homeschool mom!

I have absolutely loved this podcast! Jeannie Fulbright is one of my favorite people in the homeschool world. She is filled with such knowledge and encouragement. Adding Shiela has been the perfect addition. I could sit at the feet of these two all day and listen to them speak. They are both so authentic with their experiences. I always feel refreshed after their podcast and so much more confident in this journey.

Thank you to both Jeannie and Shiela for taking the time to provide such encouragement to other homeschool mamas. Your podcast has been an invaluable resource to me!

HBadurek ,

So encouraging!

I met both of these lovely women at the homeschool convention and they are genuinely wonderful and passionate educators! I learn something every episode and come away feeling better prepared to homeschool. Thank you for all your good work and willingness to share everything you have learned so freely!

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