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10 Books To Up Your Financial Game

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Financial Reads: 10 Books To Up Your Financial Game | Welcome to another engaging episode of "It's Not About Money," broadcasting live from the BPF Podcast Headquarters. Join your hosts, Matt and Charla, along with our beloved studio pet guest star Rudy, as we delve into the intricacies of financial literacy and parenting | #It'sNotAboutMoney #homeschooling #TipsHomeschooling #money #BeyondChores #Kid’sAllowance #AloneNotLonelyNurturingCreativitybyEmbracingBoredom #AloneNotLonely #EmpoweringTeens28EssentialLifeSkillstoStartNow #EmpoweringTeens #28EssentialLifeSkillstoStartNow #LifeSkillstoStart #BeforePersonalFinance #Episode13 #FinancialReads10BooksToUpYourFinancialGame #FinancialReads #10BooksToUpYourFinancialGame #UpYourFinancialGameFinancial Reads: 10 Books To Up Your Financial Game

Introduction:

Welcome to another engaging episode of “It’s Not About Money,” broadcasting live from the BPF Podcast Headquarters. Join your hosts, Matt and Charla, along with our beloved studio pet guest star Rudy, as we delve into the intricacies of financial literacy and parenting.

Setting the Scene:

As the episode kicks off, we find ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of the podcast headquarters, with Charla and Matt leading the discussion. Amidst the casual banter and playful interactions, the stage is set for a captivating conversation on financial education.

Navigating Financial Literacy Month:

The hosts acknowledge the significance of Financial Literacy Month, reflecting on the interconnectedness of financial education and tax season. With Matt being an accountant, the month holds particular significance, alleviating stress and highlighting the importance of financial expertise.

Dispelling Dangerous Mindsets:

The conversation shifts to the prevalent misconception among some individuals that they can rely on others, such as future spouses or parents, to manage their finances. Matt passionately addresses the dangers of such thinking, drawing from personal anecdotes and experiences from teaching financial literacy classes.

Empowering Through Education:

Charla shares her journey of financial discovery, shaped by personal experiences and a lack of financial guidance during her upbringing. She emphasizes the importance of proactive financial education, both for teenagers and adults, highlighting resources and books that have been instrumental in her own journey.

Teen-Focused Resources:

The hosts introduce two books by Sean Covey, aimed at teenagers: “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” and “The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make.” These resources offer practical advice and insights to help young adults navigate critical decisions and develop essential life skills.

Parenting Challenges and Goals:

Matt and Charla conclude the episode by encouraging listeners to explore resources for both themselves and their teenagers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and empowerment. They challenge parents to strive for greatness in their parenting journey, armed with knowledge and proactive engagement.

Conclusion:

As the episode draws to a close, listeners are invited to visit the podcast website for additional resources and to engage with the hosts. With a blend of humor, personal anecdotes, and practical advice, “It’s Not About Money” continues to inspire and educate its audience on the journey to financial empowerment and responsible parenting.

Books to Read | A List for the Homeschool Mom

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Books to ReadLooking for books to read as you snuggle down this Fall? I’ve got you. Let’s add to your TBR pile with some fun homeschool books to read for the homeschool mom.

I’m mostly recommending books you can easily find on Amazon, so best to know these are affiliate links.

When choosing any book to read, we aren’t left without a guide on how to choose a quality book. Philippians 4:8. And if you really want to deep-dive on choosing reading material (especially related to education), this guide, scroll about 1/2 way down the page is a solid checklist.  And of course, this podcast on choosing good books is helpful

Let’s continue.

Books to Read as a Homeschool Mom

Homeschooling can be fun, for sure. It’s also challenging at the same time. There are days (and sometimes weeks!) when you need a little inspiration, direction, or support. And a book is a great companion for those situations. And Fall is the perfect time of year to cozy up to a book and work on your “homeschool mom education.”

Let’s start with a homeschool refresh.

You don’t have to jump in and put everything you read into place, but when January rolls around, you’ll have done a good amount of due diligence and be ready for that fresh start.

    • Homeschool Planning Guide for the Unorganized Mom: An easy-to-follow plan for successful homeschooling when you don’t even know where to start This one is such a stress-reliever between two covers. You might think you’re organized, and then you’re home full time with a gaggle of kids, and you’ll soon discover you need ninja organizational skills *or* easy-to-implement and follow-up on strategies to get things done. (Secret: go for easy-to-implement.)

Habits: The Mother’s Secret to Success (Charlotte Mason Topics) The concept of habits as rails on which individuals steer through life — homeschool gold. Seriously. Even if you’re not the queen of habits, learning to establish them might take a couple of months, but will serve you for a lifetime. Get your kids on board, and your life just becomes a whole lot more manageable.

The Four-Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life I loved this book for one simple reason: it gives moms permission. There’s a lot packed in this book, including lots of grace for the homeschool mom who is doing more than teaching her kids at home… she’s building a launching pad for life. And that takes more than textbooks and curriculum.

Taking Care of the Homeschool Mom through Books to Read

  • Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace Find homeschooling daunting? Does it fill you with anxiety and sometimes dread? This book will help you learn to let go and trust God with the results by placing your faith in what He can do vs. what you *should* do.
  • Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child with Confidence If you want to homeschool bravely, viewing it as a mission or calling can keep your perspective straight when you’re in the thick of things. It’s not an accident that you are the mother of your children, and Homeschool Bravely can help reorient your homeschool and personal relationship with your kids.
  • Secret Code Time by Felice Gerwitz This mother-daughter book is a wonderful tool to create a bond with your daughter and improve communication, covertly. It’s a story-guide to relationship building!

My Favorite Books to Read, Just Because 

A moment of transparency here, and maybe you can relate. Motherhood and keeping a home has its own unique set of challenges.

If we come from any sort of dysfunction, ordering our own homes can run less than smoothly. Being a mother doesn’t make us immune from emotions such as anger, jealousy, and impatience. In fact, motherhood, contrary to the idyllic images from the Victorian era, can feel like a battlefield.

Kids throw tantrums. Teens talk back. Moms have meltdowns. In truth, we need as much grace as anyone else in the family. And some days, carrying the mental load moms often carry, we need more.

Here’s the good news about grace. God has an endless supply of it. <3  #Amen

The beautiful thing here is that he uses human instruments (authors/writers) to extend it to us just when we need it.

So, I wholeheartedly recommend the following books:

Theology of the Home I can’t say enough about how much I adore this book (and its volumes 2 and on) when it comes to framing the work we do in our homes. The photography is gorgeous, but it’s not a coffee table book. It’s a manual of motherhood and the life-giving nature of the home.

A Mother’s Rule of Life is one of the first books I turned to when trying to understand how to order my home and get out of a place of being overwhelmed. I credit this book for giving me insight to what a rhythm would look like in our house, and how to make it a place of peace, respect, and understanding. A perfect companion to the Theology of the Home series.

What About You? What’s In Your TBR Pile? 

Did you add any of the books I listed here? Maybe you already had several (or all!). What are your favorites? How has God given grace through resources like these? Tell me your story.

 

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Meet Gina Steffy, a veteran homeschool mom of four flown-and-grown wonderful adult children, with the happy addition of one bonus daughter to her new family. She is the author of Principle Approach Primer and writes for Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

What Should We Read? How to Choose Good Books – FAH 24 – Replay

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There are millions of books available today. How on earth can you choose what’s best to read? In this episode, we’ll consider how to choose good books—both for yourself and for your children.

This is part 2 of a series on why, what, how, and when to read and why and how to build a home library.

Three Types of Books

To be able to choose good books, you need to understand the different types of books. Apart from the usual categories of fiction and nonfiction, there are three main types of books:

  1. Living Books – A living book is written by an author who loves the subject; it is challenging and inspiring. Focus on these!
  2. Reference Books – Atlas, dictionary, almanac, etc. These are useful to have on hand even if you also look things up online.
  3. Twaddle – This is Charlotte Mason’s term for dumbed-down, diluted, silly, easy-reading books with poor writing and sometimes tacked-on morals. Avoid these.

What Is a Good Book?

  1. In general, older books are likelier to be living books. New books are often politically correct and likelier to contain offensive material.
  2. Great books feature excellent writing and thought-provoking ideas. They often have an impact on other literature and culture.
  3. “Safe” does not equal “good.” All great literature involves conflict; otherwise there’s no plot. Literature can provide both positive examples to emulate and negative examples to avoid. Use books to teach your children discernment.
  4. It’s OK to read non-Christian authors (even ancient pagans). All truth is God’s truth.
  5. Include a mix of challenging books and easy books.
  6. Every person’s and family’s standards and tastes will differ. Choose good books in accordance with your own standards.

Guides to Help You Choose Good Books

Here are some of my favorite guides to help you choose good books:

For a longer list of my favorite books about how to choose good books, as well as my favorite books about homeschooling, visit my blog for booklovers at EclecticBibliophile.com. That will also put you on the list to be the first to find out about my new e-book about books, coming soon.

And if you wish you had more time to read, you’ll find encouragement and practical tips for time management in my book, Flourish.

Stay tuned for our next episode, when we’ll discuss HOW to read.

Other Resources Mentioned in This Episode

Realms of Gold: The Classics in Christian Perspective by Leland Ryken

A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver Van DeMille

 

NOTE: This post includes affiliate links. I will make a small commission if you purchase books through my links. Just think of this as an opportunity to help me build MY home library while you build YOURS!

Don’t Skip the Picture Books – MBFLP 294

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Do you have a precocious reader? We’ve had some! And when they’re being homeschooled – and around grownups all day – their vocabulary can be surprisingly rich. So should we move them on into the youth books, and skip over the picture books and beginning reader stuff? Or is there a purpose for enjoying the simple books together, even when your child could read more complex things?

This episode we’re talking with Hal’s mom, Norma Young, a retired elementary school librarian with nearly three decades of choosing quality children’s literature for young kids. There is indeed a good reason to enjoy the books we grew up with, and read them to our children just like they were read to us!

A resource we mentioned:

The Love of Reading – a downloadable collection of recommended reading lists for all ages, three helpful workshops on teaching reading, and discounts on other materials too!


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Where to get ebooks for your homeschool

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Where to get ebooks for your homeschool

198: Where to get ebooks for your homeschool

In the last episode, we discussed why homeschoolers should use ebooks. In this episode, I give you ideas on where to get ebooks for your homeschool.

1. The library

2. Amazon Prime, – Gatsby, red badge, midsummer nights dream

3. Epic

4. Project Gutenberg

5. Standard EBooks

6. Bookbub

7. Amazon Kindle unlimited

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Using e-books for homeschooling

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Using ebooks for homeschooling

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Sabrina Justison from 7 Sisters Homeschool explains the benefits of using e-books for homeschooling in this episode.

1. Using ebooks for some or all of homeschooling makes sense for students
– digital natives
– take-it-with-you convenience
– adaptable (font size, text-to-speech)
– often includes more illustrations for visual learners

2. Using ebooks for some or all of homeschooling makes sense for parents
– less expensive
– quickly updates to current versions
– highlights/markings can be removed easily for a younger child to use down the road
– e-schoolbooks don’t get lost as easily when your student is avoiding schoolwork!

You can find Sabrina and 7 Sisters Homeschool on Instagram and Facebook. Join their Facebook group 7 Sisters Homeschool and listen to their podcast, The Homeschool High School podcast

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7 Classic Books Every Homeschool Mom Should Read

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7 Classic Books Every Homeschool Mom Should Read

In “7 Classic Books Every Homeschool Mom Should Read,” Episode, #169, Meredith Curtis shares her favorites with you – books that have inspired, equipped, and encouraged her. These books will change your life and your perspective. Grab a cup of tea or mug of coffee and learn about some classic books that you will want to read and reread again.

 


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Show Notes

The bookcase outside my door.

Books impact our lives. Some of my books are like special friends who have spoken into my life and brought forth something new.

L’Abri by Edith Schaeffer

Frances & Edith Schaeffer’s ministry in Switzerland.

Focus on creating a nurturing environment and ministering in and from the home.

For Better or Best by Gary Smalley

As a young couple, we attended this author’s conference and had our first introduction to the vast difference in the way men and women think. Also how different their needs are.

He also wrote If Only He Knew.

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

My favorite book on parenting. It really shows how to parent by imitating Jesus as a shepherd of our children’s hearts.

Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer

I love art and beauty and classic books. Edith opened my eyes to the true art involved in creating a home from interior decorating to fostering integration of ages, I love this book!

Creative Counterpart by Linda Dillow

A great book on how to be a wife from the relational to the practical including organization.

The Christian Family by Larry Christenson

Every Christian should read this book on the the how, what, and why of God’s design of the Christian family. Covers roles and responsibilities, including the family’s Saviour – Jesus and parent’s role in the spiritual nurture of their children.

Spirit of Loveliness by Emilie Barnes

Lovely inside and out, Emilie reminds us to add beauty in our world to fee our soul. I love all her books but this is my favorite!

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Newspaper Reporting by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Geography by Meredith Curtis British Literature & Writing High School Class HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis

 


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Using Audiobooks in your Homeschool

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Using Audiobooks in your homeschool

Tauna Meyer from Proverbial Homemaker shares why she loves using audiobooks in her homeschool as well as her favorite places to find them. You can find more info on this post she wrote

These are the resources Tauna mentions in this episode:

Homeschool vendors:

Connect with Tauna on the Proverbial Homemaker Facebook Page, in her Facebook group Homeschool Successfully and on Instagram at tauna_phomemaker

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Edventure Together: Books, Travel, and Discovery

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Life Skills 101 Edventure together: Books, Travel, and DiscoveryEdventure Together: Books, Travel and Discovery!

Today, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring, is joined by Angie Ferrell to talk about edventuring with Books!

One of Angie’s favorite book discoveries as she homeschooled was the geography series by Holling C Holling, which includes:

Minn of the Mississippi

Paddle to the Sea

Seabird

Tree on the Trail

These books are beautifully illustrated, visually rich chapter books that read like informative journals. Angie and her family discovered “Seabird” years ago on one of their many visits to Florida and she began collecting others. As a result, they took trips to find the treasures they discovered in the books! What an edventure!

Tying in what you are reading and studying with filed trips and vacations is such a beautiful way to solidify learning, helps students discover new interests and passions and can be a jumping off point for other great areas of learning (like Angie’s sons love of boats- which is leading them on yet another edventure)! It all ties into creating a lifestyle of learning and developing autodidacts.

And, if you listened to me talk about how to future proof your kids, you know that developing their ability to learn well and independently is going to be a skill that sets them apart and serves them well in our future economy!

Fall class registration is open, classes begin the week of August 22! Join one of our many fantastic literature or composition classes and discover the joy of reading living books!

 

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Books Guys Love

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #158, Books Guys Love, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Books Guys Love

In “Books Guys Love,” Episode, #158, Meredith Curtis, mother of a son who loves to read now, but didn’t always in those early years, had to search out books for her son to read. She found a treasure trove in authors like Howard Pyle, Paul Hutchens, RM Ballantyne, GA Henty, Sir Walter Scott, and Scott O’Dell. Meredith will share 21 authors that boys will enjoy reading throughout the homeschool years.

 

 

 

 


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Show Notes

As much as times change, the things that beat in the hearts of little boys and young men stays the same. Let me introduce you to some timeless classics that still captivate the hearts of guys of all ages who still love thrilling adventures and fearless heroes.

What Kind of Books Should You Give Your Children?

Living Books

Classic Books (doesn’t matter age—classics are timeless)

Wholesome Books

Books with Good Role Models

Meet the Authors and Find Out Why Guys Love Their Books

George Sheldon

Felix Sutton

Scott O’Dell

Hugh Lofting

Albert Payson Terhune

William O. Steele

Jim Kjelgaard

Howard Pyle

Paul Hutchens (Sugar Creek Gang series)

Walt Morey

Quentin Reynolds

RM Ballantyne

GA Henty

H Rider Haggard

Robert Louis Stevenson

Sir Walter Scott

Rudyard Kipling

Mark Twain

James Fenimore Cooper

Jules Verne

HG Wells

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