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Jun 20 2018

CTLP Episode 69- Mother Culture for Every Mom with Leah Boden


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Show Notes-

Today on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie chats with Leah about “mother culture,” what that phrase means, who it is for and how to find time for it. This month in the Patreon group, we are talking all about reading and learning as self-care, so come join us for even more help jump-starting your own mother culture habits! Leah and MacKenzie dig into the following topics:


  • The principles and background behind the term “mother culture”
    • Mother culture is not just something for homeschooling moms
    • If mothers took the time to do things to help themselves learn and grow that they do for their children, their homes would be happier, more fulfilled places.
    • The difference between mother culture and “me time.”
  • No matter what season of life you are, you need to find habits that can help refill you as you pour out on a daily basis
  • Reading and learning looks different in different life stages and seasons
  • Pressing pause on the busyness and finding small moments to refresh


  • Trying to find moments for mother culture even in the midst of challenging circumstances
  • Having ideas and images of truth and beauty in your mind so that you have something to draw on in difficult time
  • The concept of “mother’s education” and reading a variety of books at the same time
  • A grace-filled approach to mother culture:
    • Practice narration and keep a commonplace book for yourself when you can, but don’t stress about it when you can’t
    • Don’t put extra pressure on yourself to follow some arbitrary reading list or set of rules
    • Make small goals that you can actually accomplish instead of big ones that overwhelm and discourage you

Current Lovelies-

Leah: pouring into other women and mothers through her new course, Plan for Freedom

MacKenzie: planning for the fall while counting down the days until her trip to visit her friend Rebekah

Resources Mentioned-


A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola

Pocketful of Pinecones by Karen Andreola

Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach

Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson

Jon Acuff books


Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick

Parents’ Review Article: “Mother Culture”

Find The Hosts-

You can find Leah Boden at her websites and as well as Instagram and Facebook.

You can find MacKenzie Monroe on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course!

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