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

Guidelines

  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.

Vintage HS Moms – Time Boosters

Let’s Talk About Time! Time Boosters to Increase Your Time Daily

with Felice Gerwitz

Time Boosters

with your host Felice Gerwitz Everyone lives under the impression that there is not enough time to complete all the things you want to do each day, and I know, because I’ve lived with this concept for years. However, with the time boosting strategies I’m about to share with you – you will learn how to be the master of your own time, increase your productivity and never let the lack of time get the best of you!

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Show Notes:

Books I recommend:

Mary Jo Tate: Flourish at Home

Crystal Paine: Goodbye to Survival Mode

Vintage HS Moms – WAHM with Leah Nieman

LeahNiemanLet’s Talk About Working from Home
Trial, Triumphs & Truth with

Leah Nieman and Felice Gerwitz, you host!

Leah began a idea with a friend, around 2005 and never guessed her group would grow from 12 to 250 to over 200,000 today! Currclick is known throughout the homeschool world as a place to purchase eBooks from curriculum providers as well as attend classes – which is a new feature that was added a few years ago. Listen as Leah shares tender moments with her children, keys to success and answers questions at the end of the broadcast. Leah can also be found at http://www.LeahNieman.com

If you’ve enjoyed this show check out the The Homeschool Sanity Show! 

Sponsored by Felice Gerwitz – MediaAngels.com

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Vintage Moms – Teaching Art

Teaching ArtLet’s Talk About Teaching Art

 

Felice Gerwitz & Sharon Jeffus

 

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Would you like some quick tips on teaching art with techiniques from a Master Artist, Sharon Jeffus? Felice and Sharon have been long-time friends. They met when Felice asked her husband to do the art work on a book she was publishing. They quickly became friends! Sharon shares her passion for teaching art using the elements and principals of art in a cohesive way. She loves to work with budding artists!

Here is the FREE EBook over 30 PAGES  From Sharon Jeffus of Visual Manna — VisualMannaBasicArt

Travel Brings Online Friendships to LIFE!

If you’ve heard my podcast, Destination: Inspiration, here on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network before, you know I LOVE travel. Not just for the adventure and excitement, but truly for building world changers.

And, I guess I’ve traveled so much that I consider myself one of those world changers. I really don’t fit in a box, and travel helps me express my identity. I believe it can help form yours, and those of your children. (Keep reading ’til the bottom to see how YOU can have an amazing travel experience, too!)

It really is my life’s purpose to inspire others, and to get them to GO! After all, Jesus said “Go!” into all the world and share the good news! Even though we “homeschool,” He tells us to GO! This burning passion fueled me to found the new Non-Profit Social Enterprise, Word Traveling.

Throughout all of the significance and blessings experienced through travel, none can compete with forming strong relationships. In fact, I met Felice, our visionary and founder here at UHSRN while traveling! And, we’ve met together in person since then- traveling!

This past weekend, I was blessed to sponsor and attend the 2:1 conference, especially for other homeschool bloggers.

Though the keynotes and blogging tips were fantastic, nothing was more impactful than the prayer and real friendships we were able to continue, and begin, “IRL” (in real life!) I met so many blogging mentors, sisters and friends, continued to develop friendships from  last year’s travel, and was even able to meet my fabulous media director, Amy,  in person for the first time, I’m only bummed we forgot to take a picture together!

Perhaps some of the most special are those ladies I got to hug in person that have become dear sisters through this network. After all, it’s really God’s network. And it yours. And He values family.That means we are family, too!

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I’m blessed to have the extended family here at UHSRN,  and it’s our pleasure as hosts to share our blessings with you! Here’s a quick snap of Kendra of Homeschooling IRL, Amanda (our behind the scenes rockstar,) Katie, Educando en el Hogar, and me- Jen:)

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UHSRadio sisters! (L to R) Kendra Fletcher, hostess of Homeschooling IRL, Amanda Pelser, tech queen extraordinaire, Katie Hornor of Educando en el Hogar, and Me- Jen Reyneri, Destination: Inspiration

Make sure you sign up for the newsletter here and see where we could meet IRL, too!

Check out this video we premiered last weekend to catch the vision at Word Traveling, and how it’s really my dream to help others travel, too! 

Until next time- click on the giveaway graphic and the flip flops below to enter the contest, and a chance to meet IRL ourselves! Share some love on social media, and ~ bon voyage! 

Throughout the month of May, a group of these friends and more will be celebrating the travel effect with posts and a fabulous Florida vacation giveaway! Keep reading to find out more.Click the “WIN” graphic to be taken to the giveaway.

Come celebrate the travel effect with us -- enter our giveaway and find out what our friends are sharing all month long!

Find out what our blogging friends have to say about the Travel Effect!

5-1 Jen at Word Traveling shares Come Celebrate the Travel Effect with Us. (You are here!)

5-1 Amy at Homeschool Blogging shares about Traveling to Conventions.

5-2 Stacey at I’m A Lazy Mom shares My Newest Lazy Mom Travel Essentials.

5-3 Jen at Word Traveling (that’s me!) shares NTTW Kickoff! Infographic & Video Contest Announcement

5-4 Amy at Homeschool Encouragement shares Free Travel Printables for Kids!

5-5 Katie at Paradise Praises shares Large Family Travel Tips

5-6 Jen at Word Traveling shares Travel Effect- The Effects Travel Has on Family.

5-6 Jen at Conservamom shares the Dave Ramsey School of Traveling with Your Family.

5-7 Jenilee at Our Goodwin Journey shares Tips for Surviving Well in Small Spaces

5-8 Jen shares on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. (you are here!)

5-9 Suzette from Godly Rose shares Disney on a Dime.

5-10 Marcy from Ben and Me shares 10 Tips for Saving Money on Vacation.

5-12 Kendra from Homeschooling IRL shares Traveling With Kids Is Worth All the Effort!

5-13 Wendy on Word Traveling shares The Great Escape to Italy: Planning Our Getaway.

5-15 Trisha at Intoxicated on Life shares 4 Passes to Access Over 3,300 Educational Family Adventures

5-15 Jen at Florida Parent Education Association shares Making Memories at Your Homeschool Convention.

5-17 Tonya shares Practical Ways to Save Money on Your Next Road Trip

5-20 Susie (age 6) shares Flying as an Unaccompanied Minor.

5-21 Leslie shares Getting Outdoors While Traveling with Kids.

5-23 Phyllis shares Do You Travel With Children?

5-28 Kathy shares Boredom Busters For Road Trips

Ready to hear about the big Travel Effect Giveaway????

One winner will be blessed to receive:

3 nights stay at Casa del Rey in Hobe Sound Beach, and a chance to meet Jen-value -$450

2 nights stay for a family of 4 plus Breakfast at Sun Tower Hotel Suites in Fort Lauterdale – value $500.

Geo Matters Maps & Geography Bundle TBA ~$150.

Wonder Maps from Bright Ideas Press – value $49.95.

Apple Core homeschool record keeping-one year subscription- value $55.

Car Cache– THE solution to keep your handbag safely within reach. value $23.95

Words With Wings One Year Subscription from Word Traveling – value $59.

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Gun Control, The Law & More

Gun Control

Gun control and so much more in this week’s episode.

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Mommy Jammies Night – Felice Gerwitz

Felice no date“Lemonade from Lemons, Mommy Style”

As Felice was praying about her topic for Mommy Jammies Night, she asked her husband and he gave her the title! This has been a topic on her heart for years — seeing many marriages fail, homes lost and inter-family struggles Felice knows that many families have problems. How we deal with these problems is what sets us apart as Christians.

Felice Gerwitz is a Christian wife and mother. She has five children, three graduated and two she is still homeschooling. Felice is an author, a publisher and the founder of the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network and podcast host of Vintage Homeschool Moms, Ultimate Homeschool Radio & moderates the Current Issues and the Constitution.

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Visit Felice here -Website – Media Angels, Inc.

Facebook – Media Angels Publishing

When Life Crashes In

 Lunch with Meredith & FeliceLet’s face it – none of us live perfect lives – at least Meredith Curtis and I (Felice Gerwitz) will admit we don’t! So what do you do when Life Crashes IN? How do you handle stress and what is the first thing you should do? Listen to this broadcast from two women who have experienced life’s stresses and share their tips with you.

Learn how to turn lemons into lemonade – Felice will be hashtaging #lemonadefromlemons

Felice will discuss this topic at length at the MommyJammiesNight.com episode with host, LaToya Edwards.

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Lemonade from Lemons

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We’ve all done it – you know, made a bad situation better. We pull out our “Mommy Capes” and race head-long into trouble with a prayer that the Lord will help us figure it out, and quick!

The one incident that comes immediately to mind is the time we planned to go river rafting in North Florida, in early August. The national park was beautiful and we had enjoyed a wonderful weekend of camping. Other than my children getting in trouble for feeding the deer with my delicious fruit salad, the week-end had gone without a hitch. The weather was hot but beautiful under the shade trees and if you wonder – yes, we have air-conditioning in our “pop-up” trailer, a microwave and mini-frig.

This camping trip included my brother and his wife. She wasn’t the camping type but then, I assured her either was I! I knew she would enjoy it if she just gave it a try. Well, that was before the river-rafting trip.

We had just rented our large rafts from what we thought was a reputable place and two minutes down the road my brother’s raft was flat as a pancake atop his SUV. We called to alert him of the fact and we both pulled over to the shoulder. A quick trip back to the seller, with us following, yielded disappointing results. The vendor would not replace the raft nor refund our money. What to do! We had paid cash. The weather at that point looked ominous and the rain clouds were pouring in at an alarming rate. This park was 8 hours from where I lived so a trip back would not happen in the near future. The kids knew this.

I felt the Lord had protected us from being out on the river in a bad storm. I had peace.

My brother and sister-in-law, not so much.

They ranted at the sales person and it was so bad, my husband walked back to our car. I had stayed in the car with the kids and began to lead them in a prayer. For our disappointment, and for this unethical vendor!

We had already packed up our gear, and after the rafting trip we had planned to head home. It appeared our trip home would begin a bit earlier than we planned. I called my brother (whatever would we do without cell phones) and told him it was futile. This wasn’t the type of business you could report to a business bureau! My brother finally convinced his wife to let it go, and we were on the road again. The kids were disappointed, yes we could have continued without my brother but then it was not setting a good example. Family sticks together.

He who pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor. Proverbs 21:21.

I asked my brother to meet us on a particular exit that I knew had soft-serve ice-cream and I alerted the children that a surprise was in store up-ahead. Ice-cream is not an equal substitute for river-rafting, but they saw the benefit. It was nothing as opposed to something! By this time my sister-in-law and brother had calmed down and they realized the storm was heading our way rapidly and we definitely would be drenched if we had ventured out into the river.

Big hugs from my kids and a thank-you made it all better – for me anyway.

This situation is something I’ve wanted to share with others, but the opportunity never came up until now! I’m speaking at the Mommy Jammies Night, with host, LaToya Edwards on February 11 at 9PM. The link will be posted here after the event. For now – visit the Mommy Jammies Night page for details.

How have your turned a bad situation into a good one? Share with us! We all need the encouragement.

Home For Learning

I’ve just officially named my blog and while Learning at Home sounds better than Home for Learning you can’t be picky when choosing a domain name these days! The word “blog” had to go – and my on-again-off-again blogging schedule is going as well! It’s not that I didn’t write blog posts, I just never finished them.

Here’s my problem. I use too many words!

And, by the time I completed a blog post I found what I really had was a mini-e-book! Can any of you bloggers relate? Well, short and pithy really isn’t in my vocabulary but as I learn the art of blogging I’ve decided I’ll break up my blogs into posts rather than try to write everything I want to say in one blog post. So, be ready for a series of post on one topic! As always if there is a particular topic you want to learn about let me know. Homeschooling since the dinosaurs roamed the earth in 1986 has to count for something. [For you purists out there — no the dinosaurs did not roam the earth in 1986.]

Many of you have written to us in the blog post early on, when I asked the question about the type of radio show you’d like to hear. We are very close to fulfilling that list, with a few more holes to go. I enjoy podcasts that I can listen to on my phone and I find I learn so much. My children enjoy them as well and I’m happy that we are able to provide two podcastts that have information for teens and more to come. [Current Issues & the Constitution as well as Dollars & Sense]

I’m always learning about shortcuts to cleaning, cooking or even time management. What are you learning about, share it with us!

 

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