Loving The UnLovable

loving the unlovableLoving the Unlovable with Felice Gerwitz

Podcast #180

From time to time we’ve all struggled with loving the unlovable. At times if we admit it, I’m sure we’ve been unlovable to someone else. In this podcast we discover ways to love when there is no reason to love and the best ways to serve others and still be true to self.

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved – Mother Teresa…

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Show Notes: Loving The Unlovable

In life we all have challenges but possibly one of the most difficult is those who are unlovable –This could be:

  1. Family members
  2. Extended family
  3. Those who are in your circle of friends
  4. Outside influences

More Quotes By Mother Teresa:

  • “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do…but how much love we put in that action” Mother Teresa
  • “Whatever you do for your family, for your children, for your husband, for your wife, you do for God. All we do, our prayers, our work, our suffering, is for Jesus.” Mother Teresa
  • “People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may acuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It is never between you and them anyway.” Mother Teresa of Calcutta

A person who you deme to be unlovable can control your attitude and mood – or you can pray for the grace to deal with the situation. LOVE – love tends to be what other people do for you – instead of Christian love which is emphasized by turning the other cheek or Matthew 25:40 – Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me..

Nutshell Solutions For Loving The Unlovable –

  1. Treat others as Jesus would
  2. Remember: We are all unlovable at times –  Remember to balance tough love with compassion.
  3. The more you love GOD the more grace He will pour out into the situation. Romans 8:38-39
  4. Serve others when there is no way they can repay you… Matthew 25:40
  5. Expect nothing in return – Matthew 5:46 – If you love only those who love you – what reward is there for that…
  6. Sometimes the ones hardest to love are those who need our love the most.

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Meet Richele and Lindsey

Talking Mom 2 Mom – Meet Richele and Lindsey

Hosts:  Lindsey Stomberg & Richele McFarlin

Show Notes:


Meet Lindsey and Richele, the hosts of the new podcast on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network, Talking Mom2Mom. Lindsey and Richele are two moms on different sides of the same coin. Lindsey is just beginning her homeschool journey with 6 children ages 8 and under. Richele is a veteran homeschool mom with 4 children ages 8 and older. Both work from home, homeschooling moms have 8 girls and 2 boys between them. They will tackle topics that impact moms with understanding, encouragement, and humor.



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Checklist For College – Car and Personal

checklist for college - car and personalChecklist Before College – Car and Personal with Jean Burk

Do you need a check list for college prep? Have you considered what you need for your car or personal items that are necessary to make your life easier away from home? This is a great broadcast for teens and parents approaching those college years.

If you are still studying to take the SAT or PSAT test – check out the College Prep Genius course – online or live classes.


Podcast #47

Car Care

  1. Inspections or have a mechanic check it out
  2. Supplies to change a tire and know how to change one
  3. Car insurance card – keep in glove compartment and insurance
  4. Drivers License up to date
  5. Emergency roadside kit – good flashlight
  6. Change of clothes
  7. Warm Jacket or blanket
  8. Bottle water
  9. Jumper cables or portable battery jumper
  10. Spare car key
  11. Five dollars in quarter or twenty dollar bill
  12. Map of area or surrounding area
  13. Roadside assistance program.
  14. Most states drive license –  800 number for stranded motorists

Personal – 

  1. Dental check up before you head out
  2. Doctor’s checkup
  3. Medical records for school
  4. Take your refills and transfer prescriptions to campus or near dorm
  5. Medical Insurance Records
  6. Cell phones
  7. School supplies
  8. Backpack
  9. Preloaded credit card or cash
  10. Umbrella
  11.  Favorite book, movies
  12. Sports Equipment
  13. Personal items -important, put in lockbox or fireproof box
  14. Check for what is permitted on campus
  15. Cell phone – be sure there is coverage at your college

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True Womanhood

real womanhood mother jammies nightTrue Womanhood with host Gina Glenn & Guest Speaker Felice Gerwitz

What is true womanhood? Being a woman means so much more than the movies and the celebrity media tells us. In this presentation, Felice Gerwitz shares the truth about womanhood that will set you free.

What is true womanhood? Is it marching for a cause, like the women did in the Washington D.C. for the Women’s March? Or is it women marching in Washington in the March For Life? In this episode, Felice explores what it means to be a woman, the joy that comes from true freedom and how to pass on a legacy of true womanhood to our children.

Listen to Felice’s podcast – Vintage Homeschool Moms 

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Links Felice recommends – True Womanhood.

Blog Post – Here

Issues about sexual confusion here

Feminine Genius – FemineGenius   The copy resides here but there was an error on the website.

Show Notes: True Womanhood

True and authentic womanhood is a gift from the Almighty God – something that NO one can take away from YOU – because YOU have been entrusted with a very special gift – and now I want to share that gift.

  1. True womanhood is closely connected to love, it gives life it is balance
  2. True womanhood remembers the gift of our feminine genius – this is the charism that the Holy Spirit gives to women.
  3. True womanhood understands we have our dignity.
  4. True womanhood isn’t an either or – it isn’t a revolution it is a gift given to us as good by our very nature, the fabric of our womanhood. Gen 1:28 “Fill the earth and subdue it” [Given to both men and women.]
  5. True womanhood is realizing by our very nature, we are the only ones who are called daughter – mother – wife – no other. We are gifted with intuition, sensitivity generosity, and self-giving. We are gifted with loyalty… women are fiercely loyal.
  6. True and authentic womanhood is knowing who you are despite being marginalized by society or the circumstances in your life.
  7. True and authentic womanhood gains its strength from an infilling of the Holy Spirit.
  8. True womanhood is the courage to take this gift we’ve been given and pass it on as a legacy to our children.
  9. True womanhood is the gift of being an equal partner (not better or worse than) our male counterpart. Genesis 2:20 “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him” [The help is not one-sided but mutual—womanhood expresses the “human” as much as manhood does but in a different way.]
  10. True womanhood remembers the greatest example in history and that is the mother of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and that is Mary. She exemplifies all that is good and holy in motherhood.

Making Reading Easier

making reading easierMaking Reading Easier by Dr. Jan Bedell


A prerequisite to reading using the phonics approach is a good auditory processing ability (auditory short term memory).  If processing is not well developed, reading with phonics past three letter words can be next to impossible.  Don’t go buy another phonics program!  It isn’t the phonics program that is the issue, it is the processing that causes the difficulty.  You will learn what to do when phonics is not working and how to prepare the brain to be able to use phonics in the future.

When you work on this auditory processing skill and the others mentioned above, it can be instrumental in reducing the symptoms of dyslexia and other reading challenges.  Specific techniques to make reading easier are taught in this session. You will also understand how to improve reading comprehension.


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Rekindle Your Romance

rekindle your romanceLet’s Talk ~ Rekindle Your Romance with Felice Gerwitz Podcast #179

Rekindle your romance no matter how long you’ve been married! Felice shares some tips for keeping the romance alive after thirty-seven years of marriage, five children and busy schedules. Taking time for each other and private jokes, remembering happy moments in the past is a start.

Show Notes:

Romance Killers

  1. Theatrics
  2. Work
  3. Kids
  4. Extended Family

Rekindle your romance, giving of yourself for others – how do you do this? By filling up at the well – for me that is time with the Lord it is giving the Lord permission to be the LORD of my life – to give him my time and give him my business

Anger management

  1. Promises that are broken
  2. Unforgiveness
  3. Irritation of the little things
  4. Kids interrupting


  1. Time for you – even if it means in the evening or early mornings
  2. Time to talk
  3. Time to listen and be interested – friend learned about her husband’s biz so she could talk to him about it – I still don’t know what a hip or roof is =

ASK the Lord to rekindle your romance

Remember those past stories, those insider stories, those things that remind you of happy times and encourage you to spend time together.

Exercise Basics

Let’s Talk About Exercise Basics with Felice Gerwitz

Podcast #178

Yes I still dislike exercising, and no–I still don’t have time to exercise, however, I’m sticking to this plan. Podcast, keep you up to date and encourage you to continue on with me!

Show Notes: Exercise Basics

Handouts from the Creation Anatomy Book:   Creation Anatomy_HandoutsExercise-AllRightsReserved.

Exercise Basics

  1. Make it doable
  2. Good equipment – comfortable shoes and digital tracker (pacer) – free version, with a bonus to buy paid version after I lose 10lbs health and tracker apps
  3. Keep tabs with some print outs – Visual helps
  4. Do it with your kids OR inlist your older children to babysit while you exercise
  5. Keep hydrated!


Begin with stretching


Jogging – be sure to warm up and cool down

Exercises – be sure you have good form. Do it with someone else, ask other homeschoolers – talk about science fair and person who could sign off on papers!

Aerobics – with a video or youtube or even paid subscription classes


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Absent Minded Professor

absent minded professorThat Absent-Minded Professor with Dr. Jan Bedell Podcast #16

Do you have an Absent-Minded Professor at your house?  The child that is really smart but has a low attention span, trouble sitting still, difficulty following directions, knows something one day and not the next, overreacts to sounds, touch, etc.  Many of these are symptoms of ADD/ADHD and from our point of view are caused by something in the brain that is not quite working the way it should.

Be sure to get the handout below.

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  • Help for math facts – here
  • Brain boosting products – here


The medical model is to give medications and suggest ways to cope and compensate for these sometimes debilitating symptoms.  Behaviorists suggest treating the symptoms with behavioral strategies.  Let me ask you this: If a child is challenged by a tactile system that is giving the wrong messages and causing an overload to his sensory system to the point the child can’t pay attention to anything else, would it help for someone to tell the child to sit still?  The answer is; no!  You would be asking the impossible.  Let’s have a paradigm shift to looking at the root cause of the symptom instead of trying to control or medicate it.

Here on this podcast you will hear of possible causes such as the reaction to stress and metabolic issues with an emphasis on the disorganized brain. The NeuroDevelopmental Approach offers a way to look at the root cause of symptoms.  Stimulating the brain at the root changes the function of the brain.  Yes, you can change the function of the brain, which in turn changes the function of the individual. To help you find those root causes, Little Giant Steps offers several options.  One option is a NeuroDevelopmental Screening available in Texas in the DFW area, Houston and Austin as well as at 2017 Home School Conventions in Sandusky, OH; Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN; Benton, AR; Iowa, Oklahoma City, OK; and in Orlando, FL.  littlegiantsteps.com , see “Our Services” in the dropdown menu in the top navigation bar for details.

If you are concerned about the academic progress of your Absent-minded Professor just look at the test results in math, reading recognition and reading comprehension in the handout on this page.  Academics can actually be accelerated instead of the child struggling and becoming behind as is typical with other approaches to treating ADD/ADHD.

Check in next week as we explore how to make reading easier.

Be sure to get the handout attached here!  #Absent Minded Professor – Handout Podcast 16

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Saving Your Heart For True Love

saving your heart for true loveLet’s Talk About Saving Your Heart for True Love with Felice Gerwitz and Meredith Curtis  – podcast 177

What is true love? How can you teach your children the importance of saving your heart for true love? In this episode, Meredith and Felice each share three ways to equip your children with some great resources authored by Meredith to help your boys and girls.

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Show Notes: Saving Your Heart for True Love


  1. Let Jesus be your first love
  2. Esteeming what God esteems in the opposite sex
  3. Prepare for marriage


  1. Relationship with God first
  2. Prepare your heart for true love – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  3. Avoid alone situations – do things in groups


Other shows that discuss love:

1. Mommy Jammies Night – One Wise Choice That Can Change Relationships here

2. True Love and How to Find It

3. What Is God’s Love with Felice and Meredith

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Checklist Before College – Dorm Life

checklist for college dorm lifeChecklist Before College – Dorm Life with Jean Burk


College dorm life can be scary and exciting at the same time. In this podcast Jean Burk shares her long list of things to bring and not forget.

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Show Notes – Checklist Before College – Dorm Life with Jean Burk

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  1. Toiletries – personal items
  2. Mattress protector and bedding
  3. CD player – speakers
  4. Alarm clock – double set clocks
  5. Pictures from home – decorations
  6. Bring towels
  7. Small refrigerators of your own
  8. Broom of swifter
  9. Garbage container with bags
  10. Computer chair
  11. Reading lamp
  12. Drying rack
  13. Computer with wireless
  14. Printer/ paper
  15. Flash drive
  16. Food – cooking/cups, silverware, plates or bowls
  17. Sharing bathrooms – own stuff
  18. Your own stuff – soap, dish rags
  19. Portable fan
  20. Hangers
  21. Irons or iron boards – ask about permission – steamer, spray
  22. Laundry bags – pop-up baskets
  23. Detergent pods
  24. Medicine – first aid kit
  25. Microwave
  26. White and black threaded needle
  27. Shower caddy
  28. Hygiene stuff
  29. Television
  30. Headphones
  31. Wireless external speakers
  32. Duct tape
  33. Toolbox with basic tools
  34. Power strip with surge protector
  35. Bookshelves
  36. Fireproof boxes – name and address
  37. List of contacts – family members and addresses
  38. Stationary or cards


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