January Podcasts

WEMH #035 Lessons from the American Revolution

WEMH #035 Lessons from the American Revolution
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These are pictures I took from our visit to Valley Forge last summer that go with the things I talk about in the podcast.

WEMH #142 New Year's Eve in Canada

WEMH #142 New Year's Eve in Canada
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Just off Broadway in New York City still stands a monument to today's hero. How many partiers gathered in Times Square last night have any idea who this man was and what he did for them?

WEMH #143 Liberty or Loyalty in the American Revolution

WEMH #143 Liberty or Loyalty in the American Revolution
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"One of the saddest things about the war for independence was the turning against each other of one-time friends and neighbors. But in most cases, people favored the side which they thought right, and we must allow to each the liberty of his own belief."

​Evidently it's a lesson we still haven't learned!

Pioneers and Patriots by Marguerite Dickson

WEMH #144 Another Story from the American Revolution

WEMH #144 Another Story from the American Revolution
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"They labored, and we have entered into their labors. They paid the price, and we have received the value."

Stories of the American Revolution by Everett Tomlinson (1898)

WEMH #145 The Story of Israel Israel's Experiences with the Tories

WEMH #145 The Story of Israel Israel's Experiences with the Tories
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I thought I'd finish out the week with one more story from the American Revolution. Do you think you could be as brave as the young wife in this story?

WEMH #149 Marie Curie

WEMH #149 Marie Curie
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Sorry I've been gone for a bit...I had some life to tend to...

But I still want to get in a few stories about France, Canada, Switzerland and a poet before we leave this month. So today I am sharing a story of Marie Curie.

Yes, I know she is Polish, but most of her work was in France. And this particular story has several WEH principles woven into it...how many can you find?

Plus, since these are podcasts mostly for Well-Educated Mother's Hearts, she is a wonderful example of the influence of a mother on her children.

She was dissatisfied with the schools in Paris, so she brought her two little girls home and homeschooled them. She even formed a co-op--she took on the job of teaching physics. That would have been something, wouldn't it??

WEMH #150 Joan of Arc

WEMH #150 Joan of Arc
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I never get tired of her story! Here's an introductory story for younger listeners...and also a little background as to how Mark Twain came to write his book about Joan--what he considered as his most important work.

Art credit: Joan of Arc by Jules Bastien-Lepage (1879)

WEMH #151 Marie Antoinette

WEMH #151 Marie Antoinette
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This story focuses on Marie as a wife and a mother. I hope it inspires your heart and stirs your soul as it did mine.

Art: Marie Antionette being arrested with the king.

WEMH #152 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

WEMH #152 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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In line with this month's Mother's University topic of poetry, here is a glimpse at one of my favorite poets, Longfellow.

WEMH #153 The True Story of Evangeline

WEMH #153 The True Story of Evangeline
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In the last podcast, I mentioned Longfellow once said his favorite poem he wrote was Evangeline. Today I share the true story that inspired the poet's heart.

WEMH #154 William Tell

WEMH #154 William Tell
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Just wanted to make a quick stop by Switzerland before we move on...

WEMH #155 The William Tell Overture

WEMH #155 The William Tell Overture
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Sorry to be a little slow posting...we had a little technical difficulty adding the music. But all is well.

Today--a little music appreciation as we look at the William Tell Overture--a perfect kickoff for this month's study of freedom.