Mother’s Day Q&A with Ashley Smoot

Mother's Day Q&A with Ashley Smooth and The Real Kathy Lee!Recently, I went on Social Media asking moms what questions they would like me to answer on this mother’s day edition of The Real Kathy Lee. I couldn’t believe sooooo many questions were submitted. Although we didn’t get to them all, we did cover some really good ones. Ashley sorted through the questions and chose the following to ask me today.

  1. What’s your perspective on discipline for a toddler/preschooler that is godly, but also developmentally appropriate?
  • Offer real choices
  • Be lighthearted
  • Re-direct
  1. How do you make the decision to homeschool?
  • Do what is best for your family.
  • Not every family is meant to homeschool.
  • Review your decision yearly.
  1. What are your thoughts on time management? How do you have time to take care of everyone and take time for yourself?
  • Know yourself
  • Be willing to work outside a traditional schedule.
  • Be flexible.
  • Find time for yourself.
  • Make time for one on one dates with each child. Learn their love language.
  1. What is your advice on homeschooling beyond preschool?
  • Know your child’s interests and learning styles.
  • Don’t be scared to ask for help.
  • Consider a hybrid if you can’t do it all.
  1. What are my plans for mother’s day???

You will just have to listen to find out. 🙂

 

Happy Happy Mother’s Day!!!!

-Kathy

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Thank you to The Homegrown Preschooler for sponsoring this Podcast! Check out the blog post Kathy mentioned, Farmhouse Schoolhouse, to read more about A Year of Playing Skillfully.

Also, to thank you for listening, you can receive a 10% discount on any purchase at

The Homegrown Preschooler by using the code, THEREALKATHYLEE.

Informer Podcast – Heart to Heart – 2

Are you a new homeschool mom looking for encouragement?Informer-Podcast-Heart-to-Heart
Have you ever wished for a heart to heart with a veteran homeschool mom?

Curl up on the couch and join our Heart to Heart Conversation.

Tara Bentley and guest Deidra Dennis take the time to reflect back on their homeschooling years. Take a listen as they talk about the transition from being a new “school at home” mom to a relaxed homeschool family. What is the most important part of the day? What is the reward at the end of the road? And, what is the best piece of homeschool advice Deidra received along the way?

Do you have a question that you would like to hear on a future podcast?

Leave us a comment and we’ll be happy to answer it in a future show.

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Mommy Jammies Night

MommyJammiesNight_144Gifts come in different shapes and sizes and I often marvel at the amazing group of talented people the Lord has brought into my life. It began with my co-author, Jill Whitlock, she and I spent many hours together in the writing of our books, the Creation Science Study Guides. Jill was a homeschool mom and geologist. After completing her homeschool journey she moved to Ft. Lauderdale where she worked for Creation Studies Institute, teaching classes and ghost writing curriculum. Jill met with an unexpected and untimely death in December of 2007. At that time I re-evaluated many things, one was continuing on with something we had planned to do and that is create audio classes to go along with our books, at Media Angels®, Inc.

As we jump in 2014 I am dismayed to see that it has been seven years since Jill died and I only have three classes completed with one left to go, and that is the Creation Geology class. I see many other things that I need to accomplish such as publishing more books, and adding show hosts to this Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

I have so many ideas that the Lord has given to me, however I have become sidetracked. Does that ever happen to you? Do you become sidetracked?

In prayer, I’ve asked the Lord to point out ways I can be released of several obligations… and one is the topic I bring to you tonight, Mommy Jammies Night. You see, I LOVE Mommy Jammies – it began as an idea in the mind of my southern, friend Cindy Rushton. She had occasional Mommy Jammies Night – a time to sit back and be blessed by amazing talks and presentations. When I purchased the Ultimate Homeschool Expo from her in 2010, I acquired Mommy Jammies! I couldn’t believe that was the event the Lord wanted me to step away from… so I prayed. And, a name popped into my head of a lady I know, online that I thought would be perfect.

But, I prayed some more. Then, I asked another well placed blogger friend. And, can you guess the name that popped into her head … yes, the same one.

So, I reached out to this person, who (surprise, surprise) said, yes! She is so excited! She attends Mommy Jammies regularly, and once commented, “No one told me to bring tissues to this event.” Yes—many of our speakers touch our hearts, encourage and open our minds to the truth that comes from following Christ. These sessions often lead us to the help and support to take care of our families. These sessions are such a blessing.

Tonight we celebrate one last time of me, as the host my special guest, Carlie Kercheval. Carlie and her husband Michael are hosts of a podcast on this network, as well as authors of a new book, Learning to Speak Life.

I have to admit, stepping down from hosting Mommy Jammies Night is is one of the hardest things I’ve had to do, but I know that the Lord must have some amazing plans for growing Mommy Jammies – did you know there is a Facebook Page? Yes, one I have one and I must admit it is much neglected due to all of my other duties. Please join to chat with the new host!

Mommy Jammies Night will always reside on this Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network, and I’m happy to still be part of the network – as founder, and hosting my own shows. You can be sure I will be at the monthly Mommy Jammies Night sessions! In fact I will be the guest for February 11th!

So who is our new Mommy Jammies Night host? Guess you’ll just have to come tonight and listen to the audio to find out! [Please note: The audio will be uploaded by January 15th for replays]

My gifting is mentorship and I still can with Vintage Homeschool Moms and the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Show where I interview amazing authors and speakers… so, I won’t be far.

Has there ever been anything you’ve given up because you’ve felt led to pursue other things? Please let me know I’m not the only one!

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