Uncover the Happiness Myth

The Roadschool Moms tackle the happiness myth in Episode#165. This first episode of the team’s three-part Mythbusters series reveals shocking truths about this superficial state of mind. The replay is a live recording by the Roadschool Moms team from the road. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Familiesbroadcasts from their SouthEast Florida Coast. Across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher calls in from west central Indiana. The OTR duo are on a mission to bust up the happiness myth to Roadschool Moms everywhere. Hit the replay to hear more about this revelation that will unsabatoge your homeschool and your life.

Fact

When googled, happiness comes up 567,000,000 times. In addition to the definition of happiness, guides to finding it, secrets to keeping it, and an official happiness index can also be found. If visual happiness is what you’re looking for get your scrolling finger ready as you can find hundreds of thousands of images of smiley faces, sunsets, rainbows, and unicorns to represent. What does this mean? The world is obsessed with focusing on this temporary, external instead of reaching deep inside to find joy from within.

Myth

Happiness isn’t a real emotion. In fact, happiness isn’t even a feeling. Even Websters agrees it is just a state. Happiness comes and goes like the wind. Finding joy, now that is real. Make a joyful noise, no matter what the situation. The more joy you activate in your daily life, the stronger connection you will have to your faith, your family, and the life surrounding each.

More about Roadschool Moms

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 150 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. As a result, more and more families are moving into a home on wheels. Further, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

Roadschool Moms:  Season 12


 


Instant Pot Thanksgiving in 5 Easy Steps

Thanksgiving Dinner in an Instant is on the priority list for Roadschool Moms in Episode #155. The replay is a live recording by the Roadschool Moms team from the road. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Familiesbroadcasts from on the road in Mobile, Alabama. Across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher calls in from west central Indiana. The OTR duo are together for the 1st of 6 shows in their annual holiday mini-series. Hit the replay to hear more about planning an easy yet delicious holiday dinner using the Instant Pot and a few other essential RV kitchen must haves.

5 Easy Steps to an Instant Pot Thanksgiving

Space is limited for creating a holiday dinner in the RV kitchen but the menu doesn’t have to be.The only way to serve holiday dinner for a crowd, or even your family, with no stress is to put together the plan as if it were a puzzle. With planning and the right tools, a delicious Thanksgiving menu will come together in 5 easy steps using the Instant Pot and a few other must have items.

  • Plan the menu and organize pre-dinner tasks
  • Prepare any side dishes or desserts in the days before the holiday
  • Ready any ingredients possible ahead of time
  • Set early morning cooking on auto pilot
  • Make the last preparations and serve

Holiday Dinner in an Instant

 The first assessment to a successful holiday dinner includes the number of people to serve and the dinner menu at hand. Write the final menu on anything from a Post-it note to an Excel spreadsheet. Think of this as the four corners to the holiday dinner puzzle.

Next, put together all the background pieces of the puzzle a/k/a the Thanksgiving Feast. Gather together any common ingredients that must be used for recipes. For example, if you need diced celery for the dressing and the apple salad, do that a few days prior to the holiday and place the proper amount for each recipe in separate zip lock bags. Look for any side dishes on the menu that can be prepared ahead of time such as the deviled eggs or sweet potato pudding. Insert Instant Pot Thanksgiving shortcut here:  Pressure cook eggs for 5 minutes, quick release and a cold water bath equals perfect hard-boiled eggs. Likewise, dishes such as green bean casserole can be prepared in advance, baked until almost done, and finished (the last 15 minutes) right before dinner is served. Prepare desserts such as pies and cakes in the days ahead of the meal.

The star of the Thanksgiving table is usually a roasted turkey. Think of this as the final centerpiece to the puzzle of the big picture.  Instant Pot turkey will come out moist and delicious. The best part? Pressure cook the turkey in the early morning hours of the holiday before the day is hectic. Holiday ham Instant Pot style is another win for the main event to the table.

Holiday Dinner in an Insant

Tried and true recipes are the best foundation to building a holiday dinner in an Instant. Further, new recipes must take a test run before the final dinner. Grandma always said “Thanksgiving is not the time to try out the neighbor’s favorite recipe.” In addition, the best menu items from our Instant Pot recipe box include

Turkey Breast

Savory Turkey Dressing

Creamy Pressure Cooked Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potato Pudding

Other tools of the trade in the RV kitchen for a quick and easy family feast include a sheet pan and a convection oven/microwave. These extra items can cut meal preparation to a minimum when utilizing the Instant Pot for most of the holiday dinner. For more tips on an Instant Pot Thanksgiving, hit the replay on the Roadschool Moms interview with pressure cooking expert Laura Pazzaglia.

More about Roadschool Moms

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 150 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. As a result, more and more families are moving into a home on wheels. Further, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

Roadschool Moms:  Season 11


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Gutsy Girls with Amy Sullivan

Raising gutsy girls is the hot topic of Episode #154 of Roadschool Moms. The replay is a live recording by the Roadschool Moms team from the road. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Familiesbroadcasts from aboard the Cruise Chics voyage. Across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher calls in from northern Kentucky. The OTR duo are joined by Amy L. Sullivan, the author of the brilliant Gutsy Girls book series. Hit the replay to hear more about Amy and how she came to write this collection of reading material for young girls.

Who is Amy L. Sullivan?

Amy Sullivan is a Christian mama with the inclination to be brave and make a difference. She is also a writer, a dreamer, and a difference maker. First of all, she shares that for some of her life, Christians made her feel itchy like a bad sweater. Consequently, she also talks about the journey that led her to Christ. The engaging author sheds light on other details during this interview including:

  • Who the book series is for?
  • Why there is room for Jesus and science in today’s world?
  • How she came to write about Christian women who impacted the world?
  • What age group the book collection is designed for?
  • Where to find educational resources for the books?

Gutsy Girls and Who They Are

Currently, there are 4 books in this amazing collection that each feature a story of inspiration, courage, and guts. The first story is about real-life missionary, Gladys Aylward and her journey to serve God. The next book is a tale of the ten Boom sisters whose love for God carried them through one of the most horrifying times in history, WWII. The third Gutsy Girl is Fanny Crosby, best known as a gifted hymn writer who also spent so much of her life serving others. Book Four introduces readers to Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, a real-life astronomer with a story to tell. Who’s next in the Gutsy Girls lineup? Hit the replay to find out more!

More about Roadschool Moms

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 150 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. As a result, more and more families are moving into a home on wheels. Further, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

Roadschool Moms:  Season 11


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor!


We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor Sony and their new movie, The Star, the Story of the First Christmas – Coming in Theaters November 17th!

Visit TheStarMovie.com to learn more.


Piano University for Homeschoolers

The Piano University online is under the spotlight in Episode #152 of Roadschool Moms. The replay is a live recording by the Roadschool Moms team from the road. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Familiesbroadcasts from Rozwell, New Mexico. Across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher calls in from east central location Illinois near Peoria. The OTR duo are joined by Connie Cullum, creator of The Piano University online. This episode uncovers all the details of using the curriculum from this tried and true resource. Hit the replay to hear more about why music is an important piece of the homeschool puzzle.

Piano is a Great Place to Start

Connie Cullum, a former concert pianist, has 36 years of teaching experience. Her expertise in the musical field and her passion for piano is immediately transparent. First of all, she shares her thoughts on why music is important and how it benefits roadschool experiences for all ages. Consequently, piano keys are visual and easy to learn on. In addition, the Piano University expert discloses answers to other relevant questions.

  • Who can benefit from music lessons?
  • Why piano is a good place to start for any homeschooler’s music program?
  • How to transition to playing other instruments?
  • What is the recommendation if a full-size piano isn’t feasible at home?
  • Where to start at The Piano University?

Piano for the Homeschool Advantage

As a matter of fact, Connie reveals that music makes kids smarter in many other subjects, including math. As a result, this homeschool elective is proven to actually encourage engagement in students of all ages. For example, Connie talks about the historical time period of George Washington and the composer popular at that time, Ludwig Van Beethoven. Further, making these correlations connect history with music and the world events that surround it.

Color Me Musical is the curriculum written and published by Connie Cullum. Most noteworthy, her character creations aid in the learning adventure of music theory. A special offer exclusive to Roadschool Moms listeners is given in this episode that is good for the entire family. (Email the creator using Roadschool Moms as the subject line to learn more.) Not only do podcast fans receive a discounted price but also get access to all 20 ebooks published by Connie Cullum.

More about Roadschool Moms

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 150 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. As a result, more and more families are moving into a home on wheels. Further, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

Roadschool Moms:  Season 11


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor!


We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor Sony and their new movie, The Star, the Story of the First Christmas – Coming in Theaters November 17th!

Visit TheStarMovie.com to learn more.


Reaching Struggling Roadschoolers with The Brain Coach

The Brain Coach shares all the facts about reaching struggling roadschoolers on Episode #149 of Roadschool Moms. The replay is a live recording by the Roadschool Moms team from the road. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families,  broadcasts from her location at the spectacular Balloon Fiesta in Albequerque, NM. Across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher calls in from the Midwestern region of the Hoosier State. The OTR duo are joined by Jan Bedell, The Brain Coach. This episode sheds light on the neurodevelopmental approach of homeschooling. Hit the replay to hear more about this concept as uncovered by the Roadschool Moms team.

Jan Bedell, The Brain Coach

Follow the journey of Jan Bedell from desperate homeschool mom to master neurodevelopmentalist. The Brain Coach knows there is more to education than technique and curriculum. Moreover, she is driven to provide help and hope to struggling homeschoolers.  Her passion transforms the brains of her students into learning mode. Most of all, brilliant work with students of all ages leads them to discover their potential without labels. Consequently, this engaging interview also reveals:

  • The expanded definition of a NeuroDevelopmentalist
  • Jan’s own homeschooling experience with her daughter
  • How to make a positive difference in a struggling homeschooler
  • If the right curriculum equals a positive homeschool experience
  • Simple steps to start make a difference in your home school now

More about Roadschool Moms

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 150 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. As a result, more and more families are moving into a home on wheels. Further, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

Roadschool Moms:  Season 11


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor!


We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor Sony and their new movie, The Star, the Story of the First Christmas – Coming in Theaters November 17th!

Visit TheStarMovie.com to learn more.


RV Insurance Expert Reveals Facts

RV insurance is the subject of Episode #147 on Roadschool Moms.. The replay is a live recording by the Roadschool Moms team from the road. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families,  broadcasts from her location in Las Vegas, NV. Across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher chimes in from beside the Mississippi River along the Illinois/Iowa border near Quincy, IL. The OTR duo are joined tonight by RV insurance specialist, Marty Adair. Hit the replay to hear these Roadschool Moms chat with the the expert for all the specialty insurance facts.

RV Insurance Specialist, Marty Adair

Marty holds a license in 16 states for all your specialty insurance needs. He is well versed on the difference between rv insurance and fulltime rv insurance. Consequently, do you know the difference? This podcast conversation reveals many answers to the most common questions about rv insurance.
  • How much personal property insurance does a policy provide outside of the coach?
  • Personal Contents coverage vs. Valuable Personal Property coverage?
  • How does vacation liability differ from fulltime liability?
  • Does the coverage extend from a towable to the tow vehicle?
  • What is the single best option for rv insurance?

More about Roadschool Moms

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 140 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. As a result, more and more families are moving into a home on wheels. Further, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

Roadschool Moms:  Season 11


Family Personality Snapshot Reveals All

Ashley Logsdon takes a closer look at what a family snapshot really looks like on Episode #146 of Roadschool Moms.. The replay is recorded live by the Roadschool Moms team from the road. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families,  broadcasts from her location in Las Vegas, NV. Across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher chimes in from Mansfield, Missouri, the historical homeplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The OTR duo are joined tonight by fulltime RVer Ashley Logsdon from Mama Namaste. Hit the replay to hear these Roadschool Moms chat about how to be authentically you while connecting with others in a meaning way.

Ashley, a/k/a Mama Rose, reminds listeners “Don’t react to your family… Connect with them!” She discusses the tools needed to shine, by every member of your family. Mama Rose advises when dealing with any new transition, that it should be met head on and small steps in a forward direction. Further, she mentions a quote that is spoken in her house often,
Be the change you with to see in the world.  -Ghandi

What is on the Mama Rose must read list for living intentionally? The top of her list reveals The One Thing by Gary Keller. Her other best piece of advise? She recommends that everyone needs a Paul (mentor), a Barnabas (supporter), and a Timothy (mentee.) Looking for more insight to living with intention starting tomorrow? Connect with Ashley and find out more!

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 140 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. More and more families are moving into a home on wheels. As a result, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

Roadschool Moms:  Season 11


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor!

 

We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor Raddish – a cooking club and curriculum, specially designed FOR KIDS by chefs and educators! Raddish is perfect for homeschooling families! Teach thematic cooking lessons that incorporate math, science, nutrition, geography, and culture. With Raddish, the kitchen is the tastiest place to learn! Use coupon code PODCAST at checkout for $15 off a 6 or 12 month membership. Visit RaddishKids.com/Homeschool to learn more and to download a free lesson.
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Unlimited Internet on the Road

 

Unlimited internet is the spotlight for the exclusive interview with provider Luke Dalien in Episode #145. The replay is a live recording from the Roadschool Moms team on the road. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families,  broadcasts from her location in Las Vegas, NV. Across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher chimes in from a state park in central Illinois. The OTR duo meet up with another fulltime RVer who offers unlimited data internet packages. Those seeking this holy grail of internet service to power their business, roadschool, or other connective-reliant issues must listen to this podcast!

Expert Luke Dalien Reveals

 He explains thoroughly why campground wi-fi is not enough. Further, he names the carrier with the best coverage. Throughout the broadcast, Luke thoroughly answers all the most asked questions from fulltime families everywhere.
  • What is a grandfathered account?
  • Is the current Verizon plan offering unlimited internet the same service as a grandfathered line?
  • What type of internet is needed to stream movies such as Netflix?
  • Is cable internet feasible on the road?
  • What is the advantage to owning a grandfathered account vs. leasing one?
  • Can Verizon cancel my current unlimited data plan line?
Fulltime Rving families that are new to the road cannot afford to let this podcast sit in download version. Consequently, those dreaming of this lifestyle should research this carefully. Hit the replay and find out how to access the best coverage for true, unlimited data for internet service on the road.

More about Roadschool Moms

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 140 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. More and more families are moving into a home on wheels. As a result, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

Roadschool Moms:  Season 11


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor!

We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor Raddish – a cooking club and curriculum, specially designed FOR KIDS by chefs and educators! Raddish is perfect for homeschooling families! Teach thematic cooking lessons that incorporate math, science, nutrition, geography, and culture. With Raddish, the kitchen is the tastiest place to learn! Use coupon code PODCAST at checkout for $15 off a 6 or 12 month membership. Visit RaddishKids.com/Homeschool to learn more and to download a free lesson.
Check out this info pack: Raddish One Page

Favorite 15 Go-To Homeschool Resources

The Roadschool Mom’s favorite 15 go-to homeschool resources are revealed in Episode #141. The live broadcast comes every Sunday night from wherever in the world this over the road duo wins up. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families,  recaps her roadschool week as she travels through the great state of Idaho. From across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher looks back on their roadschool week from the Hoosier state.

It’s bound to happen. The best homeschool plans can go awry. And when they do, never fear. The Roadschool Moms team has a list of tried and true resources to reroute your roadschool day. These 15 go to resources will keep your rolling homeschool pointed in the right direction. Caution! Learning adventure ahead!!

KT’s list of favorite go-to resources include

The Road Trip Teacher brings 8 more to the table to reveal her favorite go-to resources

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Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 130 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. More and more families are moving into a home on wheels. As a result, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

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Roadschool Plans for Next Year

Roadschool plans for next year is the hot topic for Episode #143 from the Roadschool Moms team. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families,  broadcasts live from on location along the banks of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher calls in from Cahokia RV Parque near St. Louis, MO. 

The over the road duo reflects on last week’s Great American Eclipse 2017 and recaps upcoming events for the rest of the year. KT is the first to reveal her roadschool plans for the next year. While she has considered many shiny new avenues of curricula options, she decides the time is right for TJEd (Thomas Jefferson Education,) a curriculum that she has had her eye on for a few years. Timing is everything and this year the Travs will be using Tjed to guide their upcoming learning adventures. KT points out this method of homeschooling is a classical one. It employs leadership skills and other key foundations for an education rich in history and other key elementars to this philosophy.  In addition, lesson plans in KT’s rig this coming year also include Mystery Science and Saxton Math.
Next up is the roadschool plans for MB’s crew. Morning Time will play a big role in the Road Trip Teacher’s school day for the upcoming roadschool year. Plans are mapped out for bible, character building, geography, music, art, and foreign language. The rest of the roadschool day in this rolling homeschool will be customized to each kiddo. The highschooler will be using Exploring America for 4 full credit this year covering history, geography, bible, and American literature. Teaching Texbooks will be used for Algebra 2 while science will be covered with the Experience Astronomy course that was highlighted in an earlier Roadschool Moms podcast. On an elective note, this roadschooler is building a business plan for a t-shirt design business that will receive a full credit after its completion (that includes a semester’s worth of economics from Notgrass History.) Two middle schoolers in this rig will follow a similar schedule using America the Beautiful in its full capacity for the study of history, geography, bible, and American literature. Teaching Textbooks will be used for math and the Apologia Creation series for science. The Road Trip Teacher is a big fan of Evan Moor and will use different workbooks to focus on certain areas specific to each student. The third grader on the Roadschool 101 crew will be using  Time4Learning for much of next year’s lessons plans. She uses interactive notebooks and notebooking binders for each of those elementary subjects.

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 130 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. More and more families are moving into a home on wheels. As a result, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

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