Homeschool Podcasts You Don’t Want to Miss

Homeschool podcasts you don't want to miss

Homeschool Podcasts You Don’t Want to Miss

What is a podcast?

If you’re new to podcasts, it might help to begin with explaining what a podcast is!  “Simply put, a Podcast is a series of audio or video recordings, that you can subscribe to and listen to whenever you like.” – The Podcast Host.

This makes it easy to listen to your favorite individuals in areas that are important to you and your family, such as homeschooling and parenting.

On the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network you can listen to podcasts by streaming directly on the website for any of the show hosts. You can also subscribe to the shows via iTunes or Google Play and the new shows will automatically load to your subscribed shows. Easy peasy.

How will homeschool podcasts benefit my homeschool?

As a busy homeschooling family, you may wonder how adding one more thing to do to your day will benefit your homeschool. With the wide variety of homeschool podcasts to choose from there are so many ways you can reap the benefits!

  • encouragement- it’s not easy to get away to a homeschool conference. With the push of the “play” button you can listen to a pep-talk from your favorite speaker.
  • methods and homeschool philosophy-  you can listen to ways to homeschool.
  • homeschool helps- math, grammar, writing … there’s a podcast to help.

Homeschool Podcasts You Don’t Want to Miss

This isn’t an exhaustive list of all of the great homeschool podcasts, just a list of favorites according to listeners and a few of my own.

Do you have a favorite show post or podcast show on the Network? I’d love to hear which podcasts speak to you!

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A Remnant of Righteousness

A Remnant of Righteousness

with Anne Marie Gosnell

Anne Marie Gosnell Mommy Jammies Night with Gina Glenn A Remnant of Righteousness

 

Join Anne Marie as she focuses on moms being leaders of the remnant. We will dig into the book of Judges and pop into Ruth as we discuss teaching ethics and sanctification to our kids. Let’s make sure they know the WHY and the HOW of being a Christian.

Freebie from Anne Marie: Checklist-1

Giveaway from Anne Marie: http://ultimateradioshow.com/giveaways/

 

Show notes:

The Remnant of Righteousness

Introduction:

  • Look up Judges 2.
  • Story of futureflyingsaucers.com name
  • Disclaimer to moms – Surround yourself with mercy and grace.

Judges:

  • Set the stage from Joshua
  • Why does the oppression in Judges happen?
  • It only takes 1 generation
  • Cycle of sin

Ruth:

  • God always has a remnant no matter how dark and oppressed the world gets.
  • There was “something” about Naomi
  • What a blessing Ruth was to her generation and to those afterwards

Remnant of Righteousness Still Exists

  • Average Christian Life vs Normal Christian Life
  • Your WHY + HOW = WHAT

How Do We Teach the WHY and HOW to our Kids?

  • Isaiah 30:21
  • Shadow Stepping
  • Ephesians 5

 

Connect with Anne Marie:

Anne Marie has a graduate degree in education with a focus on developing curriculum and instruction. Her life journey includes over 25 years (so far!) in Children’s Ministry: Sunday School, Puppetry, Vacation Bible School, Children’s Church, Awana Bible Teacher, and various outreach ministries. She is the founder of www.futureflyingsaucers.com where she shares creative, engaging resources so parents and teachers can share Jesus without fear.

Anne Marie’s blog: http://www.futureflyingsaucers.com/christian-parenting-the-remnant-of-righteousness/

 

The Benefits of Read Alouds in Your Homeschool

I wasn’t homeschooled, but I can remember loving library time in elementary school. It wasn’t just the books or the break away from the regular classroom. It was sitting on the big round rug listening to the librarian read aloud.

Benefits of read alouds in your homeschool

The Benefits of Read Alouds in Your Homeschool

There are studies that demonstrate that read alouds can improve pronunciation, reading speed, and a student’s ability to make connections while reading. Further, “Reading aloud to young children, particularly in an engaging manner, promotes emerging literacy and language development and supports the relationship between child and parent.”1

Beyond studies, as homeschooling parents, we understand that adding read alouds to our homeschool can foster much more than an improvement in reading and a love for it, it can foster relationship. Relationship is fundamental to a successful homeschooling experience for our families.

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Through relationship we reach the souls of our children and through this relationship God shows us Himself.

How to Read Aloud

This might seem obvious. You choose a book and you begin reading aloud. Couldn’t be simpler, right? There are some tips and techniques that can make your read aloud time a better experience for everyone.

  1. Practice reading aloud. Vary your cadence. Use fun voices for certain characters if that seems fun to you!
  2. Pick a book YOU love when you first begin. If your favorite book is a longer one, try reading just a few chapters at a time, finding a stopping point that leaves them wanting more. This also teaches your child the art of savoring a book for themselves in their own reading.
  3. Keep a list of lists. Books lists will help you know the classics, the tried-and-true, the most-loved books. Suggestions: Caldecott winners, homeschooling read aloud lists, the 1,000 Good Books List, and the Vintage Homeschool Mom reading list podcast. 
  4. Take turns! You don’t have to be the only reader! Even the littlest of your children can take a turn in the read aloud seat!
  5. Make use of audio books and let the narrator take the role of teacher. This works wonderfully during long drives and the dinner making routine. You can find a wide selection at your library or even Audible.com. Our all-time favorite family read aloud was Where The Red Fern Grows. Other favorites include: The Courage of Sarah Noble, Heidi, and David Copperfield.

What if I don’t Like Reading Aloud?

If you don’t like reading aloud, it’s likely due to one of the following:

  • it’s a new concept to you and the learning curve seems too great
  • you’ve never developed a love of reading
  • you’re scared of failing
  • you’re tired after a day of homeschooling and homemaking or working and you don’t need to add one more thing to your list

I understand! You don’t have to be perfect at reading aloud, you just have to begin! It’ll be an adventure! Make use of some of the techniques above and master the new skill or allow others (your own children and audio books) to help you!

Happy reading!

1 Archives of Disease in Childhood.

 

Read alouds by Media Angels: (available on Kindle)

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Future Flying Saucers?

What are future flying saucers?

A better question is who is the lady behind Future Flying Saucers?

Meet Anne Marie Gosnell.  Anne Marie is the founder of Future Flying Saucers where she shares creative, engaging resources so parents and teachers can share Jesus without fear.

And she’ll be joining us for Mommy Jammies Night March 14th.

Anne Marie Gosnell on Mommy Jammies Night

I’m pretty excited to learn how we moms can be leaders! She’ll take us on a walk  into the book of Judges and pop into Ruth and discuss teaching ethics and sanctification to our kids.  Anne Marie says, “Let’s make sure they know the WHY and the HOW of being a Christian.”

And that’s a struggle for moms isn’t it? How well do we know our own faith? Do we know it well enough to share it without fear? If we don’t, how will our kids? Do we know the why and how of being a Christian?

My youngest child is now 17 years old. I don’t know about you, but those teen years were a challenge for them in the culture in which we live. I was thankful for the time we’d spend in homeschooling making sure they knew their faith and could cling to it in times of trouble.

There are times we might wish for a “do-over” in regards to raising our children. If you find yourself in that situation, just know that it’s never too late to get reaquainted with the Lord.

I hope you’ll join us March 14, 2017 at 9 pm (est). In the meantime, get to know Anne Marie Gosnell and Future Flying Saucers by visiting her site.

She has a freebie for you!

Free sample lesson upon subscribing!

In Walk This Way: Ethics and Sanctification Lessons for Kids, you’ll discover:
  • How to define a godly lifestyle so kids gain understanding.
  • Twenty lessons for children in grades K-6 to be used at home or church.
  • Engaging dialogue that gets kids thinking critically about life topics.
  • Tips and retrospectives that help you improve your teaching skills.

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Get a Sample LESSON sent to you (17 pages!), along with weekly Bible lessons, tips for teaching kids the Bible, and Children’s Ministry ideas. Just type your email address here.

Mommy Jammies Night 2017 Preview

Mommy Jammies Night

Mommy Jammies Night 2017 Preview

I’m so excited about Mommy Jammies Night this year! You’ll see some new faces and some old favorites and lots of exciting topics!

I’m going to introduce you to our guests for this year and share a little about each one so you can get to know them!

In January we had Jennifer O. White and she shared about One Wise Choice That Can Improve Any Relationship. You can catch that replay and get to know Jennifer on social media here.

February (this coming Thursday, a special night) we’ll have the creator of Mommy Jammies Night, Felice Gerwitz. She’s going to share with us about True Womanhood. Get to know Felice via her Vintage Homeschool Moms podcasts here.

March 14, 2017- Anne Marie Gosnell  About Anne: I have a graduate degree in education with a focus on developing curriculum and instruction. My life journey includes over 25 years (so far!) in Children’s Ministry: Sunday School, puppetry, Vacation Bible School, Children’s Church, and various outreach ministries.I am also the author of Walk This Way: Ethics and Sanctification Lessons for Kids.

April 11, 2017 Kendra Fletcher  About Kendra: While many things could define my life in terms of how I spend my days...I want most to find my identity in Christ alone, knowing how quickly all the other descriptors can take my focus off the one who has Redeemed my soul.I’m married to the best man I know– Fletch is my friend, confidant, provider, humorist, and lover of Jesus. There are also 8 fun-loving children entrusted to this home and growing up (or grown up already) here.

Blogging and podcasting at HomeschoolingIRL, where my husband Fletch and I tackle the not-so-pretty and the very good of homeschooling with humor and tongues in cheek.

Since 2006, it’s been a passion and a privilege for me to encourage other moms beginning their homeschool journeys with little ones underfoot.  The Preschoolers and Peace website and blog can be found here.

May 9, 2017- Lindsey Stomberg About: Two different perspectives on life, motherhood, homeschooling, and more. Join the conversation with moms just like you at TalkingMom2Mom.com!

June 13, 2017 Heather Laurie About: I started Special Needs Homeschooling because 4 of my 5 children were diagnosed with autism. Our homeschooling was filled with therapy, doctor’s appointments, and behavioral issues that others just didn’t understand. Later we found out that I and my children also have mitochondrial disease.

Our homeschooling is unique and this journey had taken us to many unexpected places. We have homeschooled in the hospital, doctor’s offices, and therapy parking lots. The wide variety of problems the children are dealing with have left Chris and I uniquely positioned to cover first hand a large variety of problems.

I began my blog to reach out and help other families homeschooling with special needs. My blog Special Needs Homeschooling has grown since then bigger than I ever imagined. It now has a Facebook page and group that is highly active.

July 11, 2017 Kathy Lee About: Kathy H. Lee is an award winning author that has been dedicated to the well-being of young children for over 25 years. As a former teacher and ​​administrator,​ Kathy has extensive experience in the field of early childhood education.She is the mother of many children, both adopted and biological and enjoys sharing her journey of imperfect motherhood. A sought-after speaker worldwide, Kathy is most often described as a passionate, experienced, and humorous presenter.

August 8, 2017 Lea Ann Garfias  About: I’m a homeschool graduate and homeschooling mother of four children, ages eight to seventeen. My oldest just graduated! My husband works for Bank of America, coaches his own competitive soccer club, and leads children’s ministry.  I teach our children, make lists, scream at soccer games, conduct church choir, and play the violin in local symphonies. Somehow in the midst of that I find time for writing.

September 12, 2017 Jen Grice About: I believe beauty can come out ashes. Your story is not over after divorce; it has only just begun. I am not a therapist or a psychologist, and I do not know the perfect path to healing. I have just been there. I support others as they start on this new chapter of life… after divorce.I know God can heal, redeem, and restore your life… just like He did mine.

October 10, 2017 –  Karla VanBibber About:  At Living the Life Fantastic, I share the tips and resources my children have learned to use to manage their own anxieties, and help you find peace of mind.
November 14, 2017 – LaToya Edwards  About: Hi! I’m LaToya, a certified Christian Life Coach and mentor. I am a recovering perfectionist and control freak who loves old movies, good books, and strawberry Häagen-Dazs® ice cream.  A few years ago I traded in a law degree to stay home and homeschool my boys and I never looked back!

December 12, 2017 – Two Teal Mugs, Prayse and Danielle About: Two friends, lots of kiddos, spilling coffee and a little bit of chaos! The creators of the Intentional Life Planner are going to share organizational ideas, planning, and ways to make 2018 your best (most organized) year yet!

I hope you’re just as excited as I am!

See you soon!

Gina

Encouraging words for the homeschool mom

Encouraging words homeschool mom

Encouraging words for the homeschool mom

Where do you for for encouraging words as a homeschool mom? We can go to our friends. We can sometimes go to our family. Can I suggest we go first to God’s Word?

Encouraging words from the Bible

The Bible has over 780,000 words so sitting down with Bible in lap to find ones to encourage you might seem daunting! What if I share some of my favorite with you? That will get you going.

  • Be still, and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10). I love this one because it means I don’t have to have everything figured out. That’s God’s job.
  • For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, “Do not fear.  I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:14). If you’re like me, fear can be a bad motive in decision making. This verse reminds me that I can depend on God. So can you.
  • Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. (Psalm 127: 3-5). This one keeps me grateful when the laundry is piled high and dinner dishes are still in the sink at breakfast. My children are a reward, not a burden. So are yours!
  • Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. (Proverbs 31:31). You know when you’re sporting that pony and sweatpants this is the verse you say to yourself. 🙂

My challenge to you this week is to write these verses out. Hang them where you can read them and begin memorizing them! Meditate on them this week when motherhood gets hard.

Join us at our next Mommy Jammies Night at a special date, Thursday, February 16. 

Encouragement for the exhausted homeschool mom

Encouragement for the exhausted homeschool mom

Encouragement for the exhausted homeschool mom

Can you really provide encouragement for the exhausted homeschool mom? Can you really know just how tired I am? Do you understand what it’s like to be too tired for date nights with my husband? Does anyone really understand the loneliness of a homeschool mom?

Yes, I can. I’ve been there. My name is Gina Glenn and I’ll be hosting Mommy Jammies Night. I wanted to introduce myself to you and let you know, I understand. 

I’m the mom of four kiddos. They are now ages 17-24 and life is changing for us at a dizzying pace. But, it wasn’t that long ago that I had my littles in my lap. My hairstyle was pony-tail chic. I hope to encourage you with the lessons I’ve learned along the way and get to know you!

Can we be friends?

All good friendships start out with getting to know one another. I’ll go first and I’d love if you’d share with me all about you in the comments!

I’m a mom of four (I mentioned that) and a homeschooler for twenty years. I educated my children with the Principle Approach until they were self-directed. We then switched to a form of Living Books education, but not a strict Charlotte Mason.

My oldest child is finished with college and lives (too) far from home. The next two are college-bound in the fall and the “baby” is still homeschooled.

I’ve written a primer on the Principle Approach which you can find here. I’ve been a mentor in the Principle Approach for 15 years.

I am a Christian and I love to share the love of Christ with others.

Chocolate and salty chips are my weakness. Scripture is my kryptonite.

Mommy Jammies Night and encouragement for the exhausted homeschool mom

Nine o’clock on the second Tuesday of each month rolls around and you might ask yourself, “Why should I stay up and listen to a podcast?” I get that. You’re already tired, right?

You come to the gathering for a little self-care. You come to be encouraged and lifted up. That’s the intent of Mommy Jammies Night and I’ll be hoping to see more of you there!

Until we meet on our next Mommy Jammies Night (note: a date change!), I want to leave you with a bit of kryptonite of your own.

“Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.” John 19:25-27

See how Jesus cares for moms? He cares for you and loves you. Meditate on that today.

Christian Persecution

Christian Persecution with Israel and Brook Wayne

Christian Persection

Listen to this podcast with Israel and Brook.

Israel and Brook Wayne are authors of the books: Pitchin’ A Fit Overcoming Angry and Stressed out Parenting, and Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship.

Terrible Twos?

Terrible Twos?

Terrible Twos?

with Israel and Brook Wayne

Got a toddler in the house? What is a parent supposed to do to help their child become the “Terrific Twos” rather than the “Terrible Twos”? Israel and Brook share their experience and Biblical instruction.

 

Israel and Brook Wayne are authors of the books: Pitchin’ A Fit Overcoming Angry and Stressed out Parenting, and Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship.

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