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AfterCast: An Audio Companion for the Classical, Charlotte Mason Mama

For many years now, Afterthoughts has been a sort of intellectual watering hole for all of you classical, Charlotte Mason homeschooling mamas out there – I like to call you Afterthinkers. You are thinking people – idea people – who never let a good book go to waste. You keep yourselves intellectually agile by reading books, often old books, seeking out the best that has been thought and said, and mixing it into your everyday lives of laundry and dishes and dinner and long division. At Afterthoughts, we have spent over a decade nourishing our minds on theology, educational philosophy, and a million other books and subjects thrown in – all the while bringing these ideas into a direct collision course with our daily lives. Because what good is an idea if we don’t use it – live it, breathe it? As an audio companion, this podcast is a chance to hear Afterthoughts blog posts rather than read them. Couple that with some bonus content focused on books and interviews, and you’ve got AfterCast.
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Feb 16, 2017

Why we don't need to rearrange the entire curriculum just because Johnny hates something on the day's agenda ... with some help from Aristotle via C.S. Lewis.

To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast .

To support the show, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/donate .

To find Brandy on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/AfterthoughtsBlog .

Thanks for being an Afterthinker!

Feb 9, 2017

If a logos is a central organizing principle, then we should think about what is the central organizing principle of our homeschools. We might hope it is one thing when in fact it's another -- which means it's time to be honest with ourselves!

To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast .

To support the show, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/donate .

To find Brandy on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/AfterthoughtsBlog .

Thanks for being an Afterthinker!

Feb 2, 2017

Eusebius, The Church History (translated by Paul Maier) is a book I've been reading with E-Age-Fourteen for our Bible/Church History category and it is just fantastic. It reminds me a lot of the book of Acts, and also Bede's Ecclesiastical History. I honestly think reading through it has been a great way to kick off high school.

In today's episode, I read an excerpt and then attempt to pull out a principle that I personally found helpful, and I hope you do, too. I'd tell you what that principle is, but I think it's nicer to hear it in context, so why not click that play button?

To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast .

To support the show, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/donate .

To find Brandy on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/AfterthoughtsBlog .

Jan 26, 2017

Charlotte Mason's 2nd principle says, "[Children] are not born either good or bad, but with possibilities for good and for evil." This can trip some people up, especially Protestants.

When we look at the context of hereditary determinism, we start to understand what she was fighting against. That's what we're doing today: using a bit of Charles Dickens in order to understand the historical context.

To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast .

To support the show, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/donate .

To find Brandy on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/AfterthoughtsBlog .

Jan 19, 2017

When it comes to parenting, I can have an overwhelming desire to intervene. Unfortunately, this desire can interrupt the necessary process of learning through experience. I needed to take drastic measures in order to protect my children ... from ME. Thus the genesis of my Don't Look Theory of Parenting.

Turns out, it's far less tempting to intervene if you're not looking.

To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast .

To support the show, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/donate .

To find Brandy on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/AfterthoughtsBlog .

Jan 12, 2017

 

Charlotte Mason once said that "all education is self-education." Okay. That's great. But what if my child is a late bloomer? Does this mean that I as the mother need to start being more aggressive and take my child's learning in my own hands? Can I MAKE learning happen?

Is it possible that our jobs as mother-teachers requires patience more than anything else?

To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast .

To support the show, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/donate .

To find Brandy on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/AfterthoughtsBlog .

Jan 7, 2017

When Charlotte Mason was asked her opinion on "moral instruction direct and indirect," she offered an interesting third way: wide reading. Today, we'll talk about how wide reading feeds the imagination which fuels moral development.

To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast .

To support the show, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/donate .

Jan 5, 2017

I met someone who told me she didn't require narration because her child like to jump straight to discussion -- and the discussions were good ones, so that was that. In order to decide whether or not discussion can replace narration like that, we need to think through what narration is and why we do it.

To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast .

To support the show, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/donate .

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