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Jun 19 2019

CTLP Episode 121- Morning Time and Mother Culture with Lara Molettiere


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Show Notes-

On today’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie talks with Lara Molettiere. Lara is the CEO, main writer and homeschool mentor of her website Everyday Graces. Her passion is to help mothers not grow weary in well-doing and to cultivate grace and beauty in their homes. Today MacKenzie and Lara chat about all things lovely, including how moms can add some richness to their days at home with their children.

  • How mothers can take care of themselves and model a life of service
  • The Charlotte Mason concept of “masterly inactivity”
  • Lara’s family routine for daily reading, both reading aloud together and as individuals
  • How Lara structures her own personal reading and mother culture


  • Every mom needs a space to which she can go to exhale and be fully herself
  • Lara’s resources for Morning Time for adding beauty and richness to your day:
    • The Homeschool Garden products including-
      • poetry, copywork, music, art, nature study, geography, Scripture, prayer, tea time outlines, book recommendations and more
    • Why Lara created this resource and how it can be used by many different kinds of families, not just homeschoolers
  • Reclaiming family connection through practices like Morning Time and Tea Time
  • Choosing joy and setting the tone in your home rather than seeking the “Pinterest-perfect house”
  • Lara’s typical daily routine

Current Lovelies-

Lara: remodeling and choosing what projects to work on  around the house

MacKenzie: taking a few minutes to read before bed and being deliberate with her time during the day

Resources Mentioned-


Toward a Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason

Jan Karon’s Mitford Series

As You Wish by Cary Elwes


The Princess Bride


Read Aloud Revival with Sarah MacKenzie

Find Lara-

You can find Lara Molettiere on her website, You can also follow her on FacebookInstagram, Pinterest, Twitter, .

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Koppa on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! You can also listen to her family podcast The Same Page!

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