Cooking With Kids

cooking with kidsCooking With Kids with Felice Gerwitz

Podcast # 224

Do you realize all the reading, math, science and advanced thinking skills are involved when cooking with kids? In this podcast, Felice discusses the long history of cooking in her family long before “farm to table” was fashionable. With a large family, cooking is something we do often – so why not include your children in the process?

Thanks to our sponsor, Raddish Kids! 

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Kids like to eat what they cook. Allowing them to serve their own food helps them in their food choices. Set a good example by eating a variety of foods or having foods available for them to eat. Especially finger foods and cut up fruit.

Age-appropriate tasks and expect a mess!

Show Notes: Cooking With Kids

  • Children Helping in the kitchen:
  • Setting the table
  • Washing dishes / putting dishes in the dishwasher
  • Cooking with mom
    • Select food choices
    • Exempt for cleanup
    • Help plan the menu

Homeschoolers Cooking with Kids -Make cooking part of school:

  • Hands-on experience for the little kids
  • Cleanliness – teach children to be neat in the kitchen
  • Kitchen safety.
  • Writing out the recipes – the children can use it for copy work.
  • Reading and following directions.
  • Math skills – temperature to cook, measuring, calculating, fractions, dividing recipes or increasing them (two or three times), depending on family size.
  • Agriculture – learning about how things are grown
  • Geography: Source – where do foods come from?
  • Good nutrition – how food works to make us strong.
  • Cooking skills – learn various techniques.
  • Shopping for foods – putting together a grocery list.
  • Different cuisines – Asian, Spanish, Italian, Mexican, Thai etc.

Here are some things to ensure better quality time when cooking with kids:

  1. If you are pressed for time, including the kids may not work.
  2. Weekends – the best time for cooking
  3. Age appropriate skills
  4. Safety consideration – sharp knives, hot stove, etc.
  5. Simpler dishes and meals again – again, Raddish kids offered things like chocolate pudding, sloppy joes, and tater tots and salad making. Very high on kids lists of favorite foods – and if you use organic ingredients.

Muffins, or assembling a pizza – you can use mini-bagels, or gluten free flatbreads or English muffin.

More thoughts –

  1. Prep ahead. Sometimes the messier activities are better done in advance, like measuring out flour or sugar and having it ready in containers for the little ones to just pour, older kids can do this on their own.
  2. Washing berries like blueberries – unless they are fresh (frozen makes a mess)
  3. Keep paper towels handy.
  4. Doing some prep work in advance, such as rinsing the berries for muffins etc. in advance does help – again with age appropriateness.

Cooking with kids – kid-friendly ideas

  1. Set the stage for healthy eating – encourage kids to help
  2. Teach kitchen cleanliness. Wash hands first, use clean surfaces.
  3. Use stool to stand on or a separate lower table so they can reach
  4. use charts with the recipes
  5. Raddish Kids – great illustrated cards
  6. Use kid friendly utensils – blunt knives so they can help
  7. Be creative. Use skewers for bite size pieces.
  8. Serve real food – nothing processed
    • As close to raw as possible
    • Organics or locally grown
    • Should recognize what you are eating
  9. Kid favorites:
    1. Kabobs
    2. Smoothies
    3. Fruits
    4. Cheese
    5. Meats
  10. Resources –
    1. Cooking with kids – https://cookingwithkids.org/
    2. Jamie Oliver – Cooking with Kids Video Series – right here

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

Best of Homeschooling IRL: The Purity Culture with Sheila Gregoire

Free homeschool podcast about the purity movement.This week on the Best of Homeschooling IRL:  Sheila Gregoire is the author of the book, The Good Girl’s Guide To Great Sex. She is also a popular speaker and blogger at To Love Honor and Vacuum.

Sheila joins us in the studio again this week as we discuss the phenomenon that is the “purity culture” and its affect on the Christian homeschooling community.

How do we convey a Biblical view of sex and marriage to our kids without strapping them with the burden and bondage of religious behaviorism? How can we equip them to enter into marriage with a healthy, godly view of sex and what it contributes to a marriage?

Join us for a lively and helpful discussion on the purity culture.

EPISODE TIMELINE

3:32 – Fluff : California Rain and Halloween. 
11:28 – Interview with Sheila Gregoire: The Purity Culture
33:48 – Goodbye! The Show Is Over!


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:
To Love Honor and Vacuum – our guest for this episode

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Kendra Twitter

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Betty the Surf Dog – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website
Rasta The Chocolate Lab – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website

Previous Episodes Mentioned:
Talking Sex With Sheila Gregoire

Music clips used on this episode:
White Wedding by Billy Idol – Buy It Here on ITunes


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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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Making Learning Fun with Review Games

Are your kids complaining that their school work isn’t fun? Do you see gaps in their learning? Review games are a fantastic way to stimulate the brain and the body simultaneously. Listen in as Lindsey and Richele talk about their favorite review games to play in their homeschool rooms.

 

Review games we love:

Speed: Learn Multiplication the Fun Way! http://amzn.to/2x4HoXB

Sushi Go: http://amzn.to/2x4wxg6
A list of simple review games to make learning fun: https://www.talkingmom2mom.com/2017/09/review-games-that-make-learning-fun.html

 

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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

 

Healthy Snacks

healthy snacks20 Healthy Snacks For Kids (or anyone!) with Felice Gerwitz

Podcast #223

Snacks are not going away, so it’s time to begin eating healthy snacks. In this episode Felice shares some of her family favorites as well as her passion which is helping her children reach adulthood with a good basis in healthy eating. Eating healthy is fun and there are ways to save money — all in this podcast.

Thanks to our Sponsor

Show Notes: Healthy Snacks:

  1. Survey your family – what are favorite snacks.
  2. When do your children crave snacks?
  3. What are some areas of compromise?
  4. How can you combat those snacks that “creep” into your home?
  5. Make a list and look at ways to turn those snacks into a healthier version

Healthy Snacks: I’ll be adding recipes on my Cooking with Kids Podcast 

  1. Nuts – organic and raw if possible
  2. Seeds – sunflower seeds, pumpkin, golden flaxseeds
  3. Chia Seed Recipes
  4. Dried fruits – apples, pineapple, bananas, dates, raisins, cranberries
  5. Dried veggies
  6. Oatmeal bars – home made
  7. Granola bars – home made
  8. Dark chocolate covered … nuts, dried fruits
  9. Air-popped corn
  10. Cheese and crackers
  11. Kale chips (make them!)
  12. Chia and cashew butter, or chia and peanut butter -organic
  13. Smoothies
  14. Fruit kabobs
  15. Bowls of fresh fruit
  16. Vanilla yogurt – homemade
  17. Banana and peanut butter (or almond/hazelnut butter)
  18. Beet chips – try them!
  19. Fresh veggies with yogurt or nondairy dip
  20. Protein balls
    1. – homemade – dates, whey protein, nut butter, salt and cocoa
    2. – homemade – dates, whey protein, nut butter, coconut, nuts

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

Let’s Get Organized!

Let's Get Organized! with The Real Kathy Lee

Things don’t always work out as planned, but I have learned that it is usually for a good reason. Hoping that is the case with this week’s episode. I was scheduled to talk to my good friend, Mary Ann Kohl (author and process art expert). However, Mary Ann had to cancel so I called up my buddy ASH-A-LEE in Nashville. We decided to chat about one of the topics I get asked about THE MOST, organization.

People often think that because I am the queen of “say yes” and “get messy” that I have a very messy house. Not true. Well, it CAN get messy. However, I am best when my house is organized and everything has a place. Just this week, I tweaked the organization of my pantry. See below.

kitchen organization

I shared some basic thoughts about organization on today’s episode.

  1. Find a place for everything and make that place known.
  2. Minimize your stuff. If you haven’t used it in a year, chances are you are not going to use it. This goes for clothes, shoes, toys, and kitchen utensils.
  3. Less is BEST. As parents we are guilty of thinking our kids need lots of different toys. False. Choose quality over quantity and rotate toys in and out.
  4. It is easier to say yes when everything has a place (ie – paint supplies, legos, etc…)
  5. Organizing children is easier in an organized space.
  6. Have children work together in order to free of individual time with each child. I love that Ashley sent me the following pics a few hours after our podcast. She immediately implemented some of my suggestions. Way to go Ashley!

Home Organization with The Real Kathy LeeToy Organization with The Real Kathy Lee

I hope you make time to connect with your kids today!!


THANK YOU, Raddish Kids for sponsoring our podcast this week. You can find out more about this amazing company that we have used at our house and LOVED at www.raddishkids.com. Also, the creator of Raddish Kids (Samantha Barnes) will be a guest on next week’s show. Don’t miss it!!!

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

 

Living on a Single Income

living on a single income

 

Living on a Single Income with Israel  & Brooke Wayne of Family Renewal 

Living on a single income podcast with Israel Wayne

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Hello and welcome to Family Renewal. I’m Israel Wayne your host. We hope you’ll stay with us for the next thirty minutes as we take a look at faith, family, and culture all the lenses of a Biblical Worldview. This program is a production of the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Introduction to the podcast:

Israel: Today we’re going to talk about a topic that we haven’t discussed previously, and that is, living on a single income. We’ve written about it, but never done a podcast on this. We’re going to talk about this from two different angles, the macro view and the micro view. What the societal view that you’re suppose to have both parents in the workforce and have your children occupied elsewhere. Then kind of the micro view how do you walk out the decision to live on a single income.

I didn’t know until looking at it while writing a chapter of a new book to be released next year, that 7% of households in the US have the dynamic where there is a married couple with children and only the man works and the woman stays home with the children.

Brooke: That is so much lower than I would’ve expected!

Israel: That’s somewhat representative of us, though now I own my own business. We now work in our business together. For years I worked outside the home and Brooke worked outside the home. We are dealing with the dynamic of a single income and homeschooling. While writing last night I was addressing the question people have, which is, will I throw away my college education to stay home to homeschool my children. Society would say you’re wasting your life if you stay home. How does that impact your life, Brooke?

Brooke: I did hear this in a varied form not long ago in a check out at the store.

(continue the conversation in the podcast … )

 

Family renewal podcastJoin Israel Wayne every month as he discusses life, theology, Christian Apologetics, education, family and cultural issues from a Biblical worldview. Israel is an author and conference speaker who often speaks at homeschooling conferences, and churches, as well as marriage and parenting seminars.

Finally, the information he teaches around the nation will be available to listeners like you. Each broadcast will be about a half hour and will feature interviews and thoughtful commentary from Israel and his guests.

Subscribe in iTunes. 

An author of six books and a regular author in several publications. Israel writes about homeschooling, Christian Apologetics and family-based Biblical discipleship.

Israel is a popular conference speaker who desires to see God’s people learn to think and live Biblically. Israel is a regular keynote speaker at events nationwide.

Israel publishes frequently on Facebook and Twitter about his thoughts on current events. Follow him online and join in the discussion and learn about events!

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

Giving Scholarships or Discounts

Giving scholarships or discounts

Does your homeschool group give discounts, scholarships or benevolent gifts? What’s the difference and how should they be operated? Homeschool CPA Carol Topp offers advice and tips on offering help for needy members in this episode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Brain Plasticity- God’s Special Gift

Brain Plasticity - God's Special Gift

In the 1950’s and 1960’s, information about how the brain functioned was based on what scientists could observe.  The general consensus was that the brain was hardwired by the time you were an adult. In other words, it was believed you were stuck with what you had if you were past 20 years old.   As technology advanced and we could see inside the brain with MRI’s and other scans, it was confirmed that the brain changes all throughout life thus confirming there really is brain plasticity.  This will totally make sense to you if you have known someone that had a stroke that included paralysis, loss of speech or other poor functional abilities.  If after a time of therapy, the person gains function, the brain has changed.  This is an example of the brain’s plasticity in action.

What science now confirms with technology is what neurodevelopmentalists have known for years.  The brain changes and grows based on the stimulation that the person’s brain receives. When the stimulation is specific and targeted, the change in function can be dramatic.

The neural pathways in the brain are like roadways on a map.  When there are more roads on the map, there are more options on how to reach a certain location. With a choice of route, you can quickly choose the fastest, easiest way.  Everyone is happier if it takes less time, less fuel and less frustration.  If the brain pathways are increased, the same type of thing happens in the brain as on a road way.  The function of the individual is more efficient, which saves both time and energy.

Listen in as the Brain Coach helps you understand the important principle of stimulation through frequency, intensity and duration.  This principle can help your loved one function better in life!

 

 


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

Paying Volunteers Q&A with Homeschool Leaders

Paying Volunteers Q&A with Homeschool Leaders

The final episode from the Homeschool Leaders Retreat held in Indiana. Carol Topp discusses how to pay (or thank) a volunteer and paying teachers in a homeschool co-op.

 

 

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Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization

Are you paying workers in your homeschool organization? Can a volunteer be paid? Should a worker be treated as an employee or independent contractor? Do you know the difference?

Homeschool leader and CPA, Carol Topp, has the answers to your questions in her book Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization.

This 130 page book covers paying workers as employees or independent contractors. There are alos chapters on paying volunteers and board members. It includes sample forms, tips and advice to help you pay workers in accordance with the IRS laws to help your organization pay their workers correctly. Written specifically for homeschool organizations.

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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

Remedy Spotlight: Arsenicum Album

Homeopathic Remedy Spotlight: Arsenicum Album -- with Sue Meyer from Homeopathy for MommiesJoin Sue for a look into the world of a most popular homeopathic remedy! Arsenicum Album is popular as an acute treatment remedy or as a very deep acting chronic condition remedy. Learn more by joining us in this podcast.

From the Homeopathy for Mommies eBook on Arsenicum Album:

This should be the first remedy that you reach for when illness of an unknown nature is coming through the house. In today’s world, we are constantly being exposed to external gas, toxins or other harmful elements. Arsenicum Album will quickly speak to the body’s unique defense system and trigger its “Poison Incoming” Alarm!    *Suits Well: Full blooded, nervous persons.
~Effects of: Ill effects of food poisoning. Eating ice. Poor diet, watery fruits, tobacco, drugs, sea bathing, traveling. Care, grief, fright, Sewer/swamp gas poising. Toxic exposure. Financial loss, poverty, poisoned wounds.

 

Get Sue’s Homeopathy for Mommies book by clicking here.

 

You can get more in-depth descriptions of remedies like this in Sue’s Crash Course in Homeopathy! Sue has developed a 10-Class AUDIO Series based on her book, Homeopathy for Mommies, that gives you a “Crash Course” in learning how to use homeopathy to treat acute conditions in your family.  Click Here to see more!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

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