Road School Moms

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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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!

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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.


Dual Credit on the Road

Dual credit at home is all the talk in Episode #153 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 the Lone Star State. Across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher calls in from historical southern Indiana. The OTR duo are joined by Becky Muldrow, veteran homeschooling mama and creator of the Dual Credit at Home study program. This episode uncovers all the details of the quest to obtain high school and college credit for core subjects. Hit the replay to hear more about how homeschoolers can find this important piece of the college puzzle.

What is Dual Credit

Becky is a homeschool mom with an impressive portfolio of her own. Hear more about the Muldrow family and the story behind Dual Credit at Home.  Her passion for homeschooling is transparent as well her knowledge of successfully homeschooling high schoolers. First of all, she shares the facts about dual credit and exactly what it is. Consequently, she reveals that dual credit is more easily obtained by high schoolers in the homeschool community. In addition, the Dual Credit expert lays out the time frame for this high school journey. More info in this interview includes:

  • Who can benefit from dual credit?
  • Why the time frame for beginning this journey is so important?
  • How to study and achieve dual credit for high school and college?
  • What subjects qualify for dual credit?
  • Where to start for mastering the jump start to college?

Dual Credit at Home for Roadschoolers

Moreover, Becky talks about all the facts for graduating high school roadschoolers. She sheds light on many other important topics of the road to homeschool success in secondary education. For example, she details the facts on creating a high school transcript. Listeners get the inside scoop on how CLEP exams save thousands of college dollars . Further, Becky reminds listeners what’s really important during these all important years of a student’s final years of home education.

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.


Homeschooling High School Made Easy

Homeschooling high school is the hot topic with Cheryl Bastain on Episode #151 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 after wrapping up the FtF Hangout at the Balloon Fiesta in Albequerque, NM for the last time this year. Across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher calls in from the beautiful Parke County, Indiana. The OTR duo are joined by Cheryl Bastain, homeschool veteran mama of seven . This episode sheds light on the challenges and rewards of homeschooling high schoolers. Hit the replay to hear more about this season of a homeschool mom’s journey as uncovered by the Roadschool Moms team.

Homeschooling High School Highlights

Follow the journey of Cheryl Bastain who has successfully graduated high schoolers from her homeschool tribe of seven kiddos. A veteran homeschooling mom for more than two decades, Cheryl admits that she doesn’t live in an RV but has used road trip as a tool for awesome learning adventures. She gives new roadschool moms advice on where to start if high school is on the horizon. Moreover, she reflects on homeschooling high school as a celebration, a season to cherish with high school aged children. Consequently, this engaging interview also reveals:

  • How to easily integrate roadschool experience into high school credit
  • Why math and science naturally are easily woven into roadschool
  • What methods of homeschooling high school are best
  • Where to start if writing is a struggle in this season of homeschool
  • Favorite roadschool experiences with her own high schoolers

Homeschooling High School on the Road

Hit the replay for this engaging hour of homeschooling high school on the road even when it seems a daunting task. The interview is sprinkled with great ideas to grow your high schoolers portfolio over these important years. Finally, Cheryl even touches on keeping transcripts and submitting college applications but promises to return for another show all about these subjects.

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.


Poetry Tea Time Recharges Roadschool

Poetry Tea Time is introduced to Roadschool Moms on Episode #150. 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. Julie Bogart, creator of Poetry Tea Time joins the OTR duo. This engaging episode is full of high energy and wonderful ideas to recharge your roadschool with poetry. Hit the replay to hear more about this concept as uncovered by the Roadschool Moms team.

Poetry Tea Time with Julie Bogart

Listeners may recognize Julie Bogart from the awesome Brave Writer resources for homeschoolers. This episode puts the spotlight on Julie’s genius creation of poetry tea time. Specifically, this time of day is designed to bring the household together for the wonder of poetry, accompanied by great snacks of course. Most of all, Julie brings roadschool moms encouraging ideas to create family memories from these lasting homeschool experiences. Consequently, this engaging interview also reveals:

  • What is Poetry Tea Time?
  • How to add this time to an already full homeschool schedule?
  • Where the best location is for gathering your family?
  • Who can benefit from adding poetry to a roadschool day?
  • Simple steps to start Poetry Tea Time today!

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.


A Homeschooler Grows Up

A Homeschooler Grows Up features Holly Haggerty as the spotlight for Episode #148 on Roadschool Moms. The replay is  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 north east Iowa. The OTR duo are joined by Holly Haggerty, the creator of Cloud Nine Learning, for a candid discussion about her homeschooling journey. Hit the replay to hear these Roadschool Moms get real about homeschooling.

Cloud Nine Learning

Holly gives the Roadschool Moms a snapshot of herself as “A Homeschooler Who Grows Up” and what that looks like. In addition, they talk about
  • Holly’s own homeschool journey as a kid and what led her Mother to it
  • Meeting John Holt
  •  Her own children’s education and what that looks like
  • The creation of the Reading Game and how she is involved with education now
  • A giveaway for all listeners and what’s next for Cloud Nine Learning

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 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


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