The Uphill Road

Finding Joy in the Journey

Morning Time for Moms Summer Discipleship with Cindy Rollins

May 29th – June 30th, 2023
5 weeks of talks – 5 weeks of discussion

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Morning Time for Moms

Summer Discipleship 

  • 30 Day Reading Schedule
  • Two Zoom meetings a week (one for teaching/one for book discussion)
  • Facebook or Canvas group interactions
  • Weekly overview video
Join Us

How does it work?

When you join:

  • I will add you to the class email list.
  • You will be invited to both our Facebook page (makes discussion and interaction very easy) & Canvas for non-Facebook users.

In a couple weeks:

  • You will receive our 30 Day Reading List and other goodies.
  • On May 29th, we will begin our reading plan and interact on the platforms daily with new poems and lots of chances for discussion.

During the 5 weeks:

  • Every Tuesday, we will have a teaching time on Zoom with a guest speaker or myself. 
  • On Fridays, we will often have Zoom meetings to discuss our readings for the week.
  • The Zoom sessions will be available afterwards for those who can’t make it until at least September 2023.
  • Guest Speakers include: Mystie Winkler, Donna-Jean Breckenridge, and Dawn Duran. 

What we are covering this summer


by Christina Rossetti

The Vision of Sir Launfal



Isaiah 40: 28-31


by Diana Pavlov Glyer

Three Stories by Tolkien
Farmer Giles of Ham
Leaf by Niggle
Smith of Wooton Major

The Convivial Homeschool

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Composer: Bach

4 Brandenburg Concertos
Concert for Two Violins


It is Well
Psalm 51
Immortal Invisible
Abide with Me
Come Thou Fount


John Constable


Our Guest Speakers

Dawn Duran

June 6, 2023 at 3pm ET

Dawn lives in Maryland with her husband, two sons, and their dog Storm. She encountered Charlotte Mason’s philosophy nearly 10 years ago and has been following Mason’s principles in her home ever since.

Dawn is also author of the Swedish Drill Revisited series of Charlotte Mason physical education handbooks and A Reasoned Patriotism. She leads a local group of scholars in the study of Shakespeare and Plutarch and also teaches Health Sciences classes online for Purdue Global University.


June 13, 2023 at 3pm et

Donna-Jean Breckenridge lives with her family in a four-generation house in northern New Jersey. She comes from a rich legacy of pastors, evangelists, and missionaries, and takes seriously the verse, “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required.” She herself is a Bible college graduate, with a degree in Biblical Literature.

It was her desire to recreate the best parts of that childhood with her own children. When their oldest child was an infant, early in 1986, Donna-Jean read Susan Schaeffer Macaulay’s For the Children’s Sake and found that Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy was the one she and her husband wanted for their home. She currently serves on the AmblesideOnline Advisory, teaches her beloved grandchildren, narrates books on Audible, and enjoys public speaking. She is also involved in church ministry, and she is actively pursuing several writing projects.

Mystie Winckler

June 20, 2023 at 3pm et

Mystie Winckler married her high school sweetheart, Matt, at nineteen; together they have five children, two of whom are now in college, but all of whom have been homeschooled from the beginning.

When she’s not teaching, checking work, or reading, Mystie publishes articles, podcast episodes, and videos on homemaking without overwhelm or perfectionism on her website, Her community, Simply Convivial Continuing Education, is a treasure trove of mother-mentors engaged in the work at home to which they’ve been called.

Whether we’re talking about personal lives, homemaking duties, or homeschooling days, Mystie seeks to return to and live out the motto, Repent. Rejoice. Repeat.

Who I am &
what we will do?

Hi! I’m Cindy – an author, encourager, and a mom.

I homeschooled nine children for over 30 years using Charlotte Mason’s timeless ideas. As I gathered my family for Morning Time on a regular basis, I realized that the routine had become a regular practice & pattern that carried love and life to my children. The things I discovered in Morning Time were the very best things, and those things have proven to endure in their hearts as well as mine.

Over five weeks, we’ll build community together with Morning Time (a regular gathering focused on remembering – Scripture, songs, poetry, works of music, art & stories). As I like to say, community is something we build while we’re doing other things. While we’re doing the work of learning, growing & being a part of one another’s lives, a community grows with a shared common culture. 

I hope that while we’re together we can see one another in different seasons of our lives, be an example to one another and help one another, hold one another as we adapt to change as women.

I look forward to a great time of discipleship with you this summer!

Cindy Rollins

Passing the baton to the new generation of mothers is the heart of my work, with both The Literary Life Podcast and The NEW Mason Jar with Cindy Rollins.

Cindy Rollins

I have authored also four books with the desire to encourage mothers.

Cindy Rollins

You can also join my patreon at

It is my desire to fill my patreon site with wonderful resources for moms.

Cindy Rollins

Let's get started together May 29th!

by Christina Rossetti

Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
   Yes, to the very end.
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?
   From morn to night, my friend.
But is there for the night a resting-place?
   A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
   You cannot miss that inn.
Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
   Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
   They will not keep you standing at that door.
Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
   Of labour you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
   Yea, beds for all who come.
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Looking forward to Morning Time with you this summer!