Busy moms tend to forget to cultivate art and beauty in their own lives. They are so busy pouring out, they don’t realize how important it is to show their children what an abundant adult life looks like. Learn how to inspire your children with your own creative life by building what the Charlotte Mason method calls “Mother Culture.”
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A couple of things just to clarify…white space…are you defining white space as something with nothing in it or as a place to put mother culture? My white space right now is for catch-up on everything else. I am trying to create for mother culture on the weekends. This is definitely something that I am still working out in my own life. Keeping self-help books out of mother culture is hard. (I would add walks without podcasts for myself and a majority of time spent on the Internet isn’t the type of beauty-filled mother culture that I need right now!)
Slightly off topic, but I think that you mentioned in a different podcast you had to go to Kansas City for doctors’ appointments. They have a free art museum there that my husband and I enjoyed last spring. Wonderful Mother and Father culture!
White space needs to start as something you do not fill to teach you to sit still. Later, you can add a bit of mother culture into it, but it should never be completely filled because we need to learn to slow down, and part of that slowing down is allowing white space to be white. I’m not talking hours. Just minutes. Some women can’t find ANY time for mother culture. Learning to find white space will help them find that time. (and I’ll have to look up that museum! THX!)
Amy! I’d love to hear your birth stories if you’re up for sharing 🙂 I’d also like to hear about your health journey—you’ve mentioned that you’ve learned a lot about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. How have you managed to do that? Thanks so much for this ministry! It is such a blessing to me.
Definitely going to put these on the list for podcasts!
Really enjoying these podcasts!! Thank you so much!
I had never heard the term “mother culture”. Of course you hear about “me time” all the time and it has always felt like it took away from the family instead of enriching it. I find myself hiding away from the kids (which wastes time and brings out the guilt) but would much rather be organized enough to create the extra space in the day to relax and create or read. I’m an artist that never has time to paint and it’s always felt like a selfish struggle. Thank you for creating the podcast!
You are so welcome, Tabitha!