How to make virtual field trips engaging

How to Make Virtual Field Trips Engaging

90: How to make virtual field trips engaging

In this episode, our guest, Shannan Swindler, shares how to make virtual field trips engaging. Shannan’s home base is in Scotland, where she and her husband homeschool their two kids (ages 11 & 15) and they learn on location throughout Europe as much as possible. She is a classical style home educator living out her God-breathed dream of raising her family in Europe. She’s passionate about many things, especially helping others learn on location using the world as their classroom. You can join her at Captivating Compass for homeschool and family travel inspiration.

Shannan explains how her family stumbled upon virtual field trips & museum tours and you can read about some of their favorites in her Virtual Museum Tours for Doing School at Home post.

I have also covered the idea of Virtual Field Trips on this podcast before – so be sure to listen to that episode for ideas too.

Shannan goes on to explain how homeschoolers can get the most out of virtual field trips. Two resources you can find on her website are:

Another exciting resource from Shannan that is free and will be fun to use this summer is her Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt

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How to make virtual field trips engaging

Homeopathy and the Periodic Table with Sue’s Mentor, Doug Brown

This week Sue Meyer interviews one of her mentors, Douglas Brown CCH, RSHom (NA) and they discuss the amazing remedies from the periodic table of the elements.This week Sue Meyer interviews one of her mentors, Douglas Brown CCH, RSHom (NA) and they discuss the amazing remedies from the periodic table of the elements.  Doug shares his personal story about becoming a homeopath and talks with Sue about his experience with remedy provings and his passion for the mineral remedies and the Sensation Method.

Douglas graduated from Yale University as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1987, fully committed to the medical model of health and disease. After 10 years of practice, however, he became convinced of the existence of a link between mind and body which conventional medicine had not yet grasped.

After witnessing the apparent miracle of homeopathic healing firsthand, he enrolled in Hahnemann College of Homeopathy, and began a full-time homeopathic practice in 1998. He has published articles in multiple homeopathic journals, taught internationally, conducted triturations to develop new remedies, and maintains a busy practice in Portland, Oregon.

Doug’s special interests are in the treatment of mental illness, the integration of contemporary developments in homeopathic methodology into current practice and teaching, and the building of bridges between homeopathy and the emerging sciences of consciousness, physics, and biology. Some of his articles are available on his website, http://www.homeopathichealing.org

Teaching is a particular passion of Doug, and his classes, lectures, and courses have consistently been given rave reviews.

Join Sue for the next Advanced Homeopathy Study Group Class Series:

Mineral Remedies 4-Part Series with Doug Brown CCH,FNP

In this forthcoming series of classes on Remedies from the World of the Elements, one of Sue’s mentors, Dr. Douglas Brown CCH, RSHom (NA) will share his love for the way in which the Periodic Table of the Elements gives us a meaningful framework for understanding the ways in which our mineral remedies relate to the evolution of the human psyche and to each other.  After these classes you will no longer see remedies as random collections of symptoms, but as pieces of a puzzle which has coherence, logic, and structure.

You can register here at http://homeopathyformommies.com/fall-study-group-series-live-sue-meyer/

The content of the Homeopathy for Mommies Radio post or page, including text, graphics, images, or information contained in text or audio, or other content, is offered on an informational basis only. No content is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always seek the advice and guidance of a qualified health professional before: Changing or making any adjustment to any medication or treatment protocol you are currently using.

  • Stopping any medication or treatment protocol you are currently using.
  • Starting any new medication or treatment protocol, whether or not it was discussed on the Homeopathy For Mommies Radio show, page or post on this website.
  • Information on this site is informational and not as specifically applicable to any individual’s medical problem(s), concerns and/or needs.
  • These products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat or prevent disease.

In each audio remedies are recommended. We are not claiming that the product will cure any of these problems or disorders. We are merely reporting that people have used the product to aid these conditions.

 

Record Keeping for Homeschool High School

This week on the Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Record Keeping for Homeschool High School.

Record Keeping for Homeschool High School. How do figure out a style of record keeping that actually works for you and your teen? 7Sisters has help!

Record Keeping for Homeschool High School

Sabrina is wants to share about record keeping with our many 7th Sisters today. (Remember, HSHSP is brought to you by 7SistersHomeschool.com. There are 6 of us Sisters Sabrina, Vicki, Kym, Marilyn, Sara and Allison. Who’s the 7th Sister? YOU are!)

Homeschooling high school requires a lot of record keeping. This is something that many of us 7Sisters do not love. But we must keep our paper trails so that we graduate our homeschool high schoolers with a solid backup or proof of what they have done. This might be as simple as a transcript, but often we want to have more records to back up the transcript, just in case.

Remember: there’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school! So there’s not ONE right way to do record keeping. You get to decide what is best for you, your teens and their future.

So what kind of record keeping for homeschool high school do YOU need?

There are almost as many ways of record keeping as there are homeschooling families. If will help if you think about these two ideas:

You need a record keeping system that is sustainable.

  • Some homeschool moms love planners! Planners often help keeping track of all your homeschool “stuff”.
  • Some homeschool moms find planners unsustainable, but they can keep work at track of papers.
  • Some homeschool moms will find they must learn the skill of keeping track of paperwork.

You need a record-keeping system that fits your personal style.

  • You cannot just copy someone else, no matter how impressive. You have to be you.
  • God made you to be a unique person and that is good in His eyes. (He made your teens to be unique, also.) You can develop a record-keeping system that works in your unique situation.

Ask yourself these questions:

These questions will help you figure out why kinds of record keeping will work for you and your family.

  • Who are you?
  • What are the things that make you, you?
  • What is important to you?
  • How do you currently manage your:
    • Calendar
      • Family schedule
        • Medical appointments
        • Family times together
    • Household management schedule
      • Meal planning and prep
      • Shopping
      • Home and car mainenance
    • Church schedule
    • Homeschooling schedule
    • Community schedule
    • Work schedule
  • Does mom do everything or are the responsibilities spread throughout the household? Or is your family free-roam and things get done when they get done?
  • These all make up the feel and structure of your unique family and homeschool. What works for your family, works for your family.

There’s not ONE right way to run a family. A good system for you and your family is the one that you finds works best for you all.

The way you go after success in your family and homeschool needs to be a reflection of the individuals in your home.

No matter what you decide to use for record keeping, please keep records.

In the end, you need to be able to assure that the credits earned by your homeschool high schooler mean something. You need to be able to assure yourself or an employer or college that a credit earned was a credit earned. That the papers were written and the books were read and the hours for Carnegie credits happened.

We want to maintain our integrity as homeschooling parents for the sake of our homeschool high schoolers’ future. Record keeping in some form helps with that.

Remember: The way you go after success in your family and homeschool needs to be a reflection of the individuals in your home.

  • If you have a loose-style/free-roam/organic family, think about having a place in the house that finished work lands:
    • A box
    • A table top in a room (not in the kitchen, hopefully)
    • Set a day once a week or month where you grade and file papers and tests, add up logged hours
    • Place them in some sort of file system (portfolio, crate)
  • If you enjoy more discipline and organization:
    • Think about creating a crate per high schooler with hanging folders for each subject.
    • Regularly go through the crate and grade tests and papers and update adding logged hours
  • Or use your planner to keep papers that need grading, then add them to a file.

IF you fall off your record keeping for homeschool high school, do not criticize yourself.

  • God is a God of grace. Forgive yourself and work on getting back on track.

If you want your teens involved (which we do recommend), there are a couple of ways to handle this process:

Join Sabrina for an encouraging discussion about record keeping for homeschool high school. Also check out our interview on record keeping with our friend, Ann Karako.

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Record Keeping for Homeschool High School

How To Use A Charlotte Mason Approach With Any Curriculum

Hey, homeschoolers!

I know many of you love the Charlotte Mason approach to homeschooling. But if the popularity of my interview with Cindy West on a sane approach to Charlotte Mason homeschooling is any indication, you want tips for making Charlotte Mason work for your family.

My guest today is going to show us how to use Charlotte Mason methods with any curriculum. Before I introduce her, I want to tell you that Grammar Galaxy is a perfect curriculum to use with the Charlotte Mason method. Grammar Galaxy is not a dry textbook approach. It uses stories that engage elementary students. The lessons are also short. You can spend just 10-15 minutes per session focused on formal learning. But it’s not that formal. In fact, every lesson includes an activity that is not seatwork. If you’d like to incorporate nature study into your homeschool, you’ll want to claim a free lesson I created on literary symbolism. Then grab the free nature study printables from Nature Explorers to use along with it. Find the links to both downloads here.

Podcast Sponsor

I also want to thank my sponsor for this episode:  the Homeschool Moms Science Podcast

This new podcast is specifically geared toward helping homeschool moms teach and enjoy science.

It’s hosted by homeschool dad, scientist, and former college professor, Greg Landry.
Topics include:
– When to take which middle and high school science classes
– Why you should laser focus on the ACT and ditch the SAT
– What they learned from finding and choosing colleges for their homeschooled daughters
– How teaching science should differ for likely science major students and non-science students
– Do you have a palmaris longus?
– What you should know about CLEP and AP
– The unusual benefit of daily graphing
– Your science teaching questions answered
– 4 science teaching mistakes and how to avoid them
– And much more
Listen to this upbeat, encouraging, sometimes humorous podcast for homeschool moms…
including the science story of Greg Landry meeting his wife.
Search for Homeschool Moms Science Podcast on your podcast app or visit college prep science dot com slash podcast

Charlotte Mason Method Guest

My guest today is Jeannie Fulbright.Jeannie is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Exploring Creation science series, Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics, Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy.  

She is a veteran homeschool mom with four graduates and has watched all of her children blossom, pursue their passions, and become incredible, successful men and women of God.

Her four homeschooled children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship, and her oldest graduated Magna Cum Laude in photojournalism and was hired as the youngest photo editor for a major news network where she is now the head of her department at age 26. 

As a certified life coach, Jeannie has been speaking and writing to encourage and build up the homeschool community for twenty years. Her passion is to empower parents to homeschool with excellence and to trust God with every aspect of homeschooling. 

Jeannie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Fairfield University, and her Christian Life Coach certification from Life University. 

Jeannie believes every homeschooled child can flourish, no matter what limitations they may have. Her mission is to provide parents with teaching and tools to give their children an excellent education without sacrificing peace and joy. 

Whether it is with her science series, her high school college manual My Road Map to College and Career, her Charlotte Mason tools and teaching, or her videos and blogs, she is dedicated to help you become the best homeschool parent you can be. 

I know you’ll enjoy our discussion.

Charlotte Mason Method Resources

Notebooking resources – scroll to the bottom of this post
Aesop’s Fables
Leading Little Ones to God
Thanks again to The Homeschool Moms Science Podcast for sponsoring this episode.
Join me next week as we discuss having siblings say I’m sorry with guest Lynna Sutherland.
Have a happy homeschool week!

6 Ways for Your Homeschool Co-op to Be Special Needs Friendly

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #116, 6 Ways for Your Homeschool Co-op to Be Special Needs-Friendly, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

6 Ways for Your Homeschool Co-op to Be Special Needs Friendly

In “6 Ways for Your Homeschool Co-op to Be Special Needs Friendly” episode #116, Meredith Curtis gives practical ways to cultivate a culture that welcomes families with special needs. Parents, children, and teachers can all work together to be welcoming and supportive. Since our homeschool co-ops are filled with special needs children, often that we are unaware of, this is an important topic as homeschooling continues to grow exponentially.

 

 

 


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Show Notes

As we are coming out of the Covid-19 Lockdown, we have become more health conscious. How can we stay healthy? Boost our immune system? Avoid getting sick? Well, the answers are very simple and old-fashioned. You might think your listening to your Grandma when I share these things. However, they work and I will explain why.

Sleep

Sometimes special needs are obvious—a young boy in a wheelchair or a severely autistic little girl. Other times, we don’t realize that Johnny is diabetic or Suzi has dyslexia. Because we often gather only a few times a month, we often don’t know all the details of special needs.

I’m not saying that families can’t keep special needs private, but I want to lay out some ways that homeschooling co-ops can be special needs-friendly and cultivate an environment where ALL students, parents, and teachers thrive.

What is a Homeschool Co-op?

For those who are new to homeschooling, a homeschool co-op is a group of homeschooling families that come together to share their expertise in teaching courses and are blessed by other families who do the same.

Examples.

Cultivate a Culture of Truth and Kindness

Truth: All people are value because they are made in the image of God. God has a special purpose for each person, regardless of their challenges. (Psalm 139, Eph. 2:10)

Kindness is a heart issue.

Good manners is on the outside.

Model. Teach. Inspire. Praise. Devotional Times. Address bad behavior.

Address Special Needs at Information Meeting

Mention special needs at that first information meeting at the start of every homeschool co-op year. Share that you value all families, including special needs families. Share any ways you are set up to meet the needs of special needs families. Make those families feel welcome.

Ask Teachers About Alternatives for Special Needs Students in Their Classes

When they fill out forms to teach.

E.G. Laura give oral tests in biology. Pastor Mike extending deadlines. Allowing audio books.

Homeschooling Special Needs Online Conference

I’m speaking at the first-ever Homeschooling Special Needs Online Conference, to be held July 21! One of the keynote speakers is Temple Grandin, a world-famous autism advocate! So excited to encourage and inspire parents homeschooling their special needs children/teens! Just $22!

Meredith’s talks.

Participants will receive LIFETIME access to all the sessions and keynotes, plus coupons, printables, and freebies in the digital swag bag, and access to a private media group.

Homeschooling Special Needs Conference - July 21, 2020

https://homeschooling1child.teachable.com/courses/homeschooling-special-needs-online-conference-1?affcode=603376_gvhqhfd-

Have a Special Needs Section in the Registration Packet

Gives families the opportunity to share those special needs.

Approach Families with Special Needs

Leaders can approach special needs families and get the conversation going.

What are your needs?

What do we do if Micah has a seizure in class?

Make Sure the Physical Environment is Special Needs-Friendly

Can Johnny Move around in his wheelchair?

Is there a place Susie can test her blood sugar privately if she feels unwell?

Is there room for Lynda’s service dog?

The Big Picture

Our culture is getting more and more evil and one thing that terrifies me is the idea that some lives are more valuable than others. It is so important as Christians that we stand firm for LIFE! All life is precious to God: from the womb to old age. Those with special needs, especially severe, are a gift to us to remind us that all life is precious in God’s sight—and, ours, too.

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Resource: Online Conference on June 21

Meredith Curtis Speaking at the Homeschooling Special Needs Online Conference - July 21, 2020

https://homeschooling1child.teachable.com/courses/homeschooling-special-needs-online-conference-1?affcode=603376_gvhqhfd-

Have you been looking for a conference geared to parenting special needs children and teens, not even hoping for the near-impossibility of finding one focused on homeschooling special needs kids? You can stop looking! Join over 20 speakers for the first ever Homeschooling Special Needs Online Conference as they presents over 30 sessions on autism, ADHD, apraxia, and more! Best of all,

Featuring keynotes from renowned autism advocate Temple Grandin, homeschooling encourager Durenda Wilson, and sessions from powerhouse special needs homeschooling educators Peggy Ployhar, Judi Munday, Heather Laurie, and more, this conference will encourage and inspire homeschooling parents of special needs children and teens.

The Homeschooling Special Needs Conference will launch on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Participants will receive LIFETIME access to all the sessions and keynotes, plus coupons, printables, and freebies in the digital swag bag, and access to a private media group. For more info, or to register, visit

Registration is only $22.

https://homeschooling1child.teachable.com/courses/homeschooling-special-needs-online-conference-1?affcode=603376_gvhqhfd-

Resources for Cultivating Truth & Kindness

Friends to the End Lovely to Behold God's Girls Brand New Life Bible Study God's Girls Beauty Secrets
Real Men 103: Leadership Making of Real Men Real Men Build Bible Study Workbook A Wise Woman Builds by Meredith Curtis
God's Girls 101: Grow in Christ Real Men 101: Godly Manhood God's Girls 104: Motherhood by Meredith Curtis God's Girls 105: Homemaking by Meredith Curtis

More Podcasts You Might Find Helpful

Finish Well Homeschooling Podcast, Podcast #108, 7 Ways to Make Jesus Lord of Your Homeschooling with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network Finish Well Radio Show, Podcast #098, The Blessing of Enrichment Courses for All Ages with Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network Finish Well Radio Show, Podcast #093, Make Your Home the Teen Hangout with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network Finish Well Radio Show, Podcast #085, Don't Waste Your Life with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network

Remedies for Injuries and Surgery – Homeopathy for Quick Recovery

Today we’re going to talk about Homeopathy for Injuries or Surgeries. Remedies for Injuries and Surgery: Homeopathy for Quick Recovery

Today we’re going to talk about Homeopathy for Injuries or Surgeries.  While I originally recorded this back in February, it’s a brand-new episode and definitely something that I get asked all the time.  How to take care of injuries and how to care after surgery – very common and in this episode,  I talk about how I use a few remedies to get through recovery.  You can’t really separate surgery and injuries because a surgery is really an injury.    Sometimes arnica is just not enough, and I’m going to discuss this in this episode!

If you are a member of my Members Corner, you can get the handout in the Resource Library.  If you are not a member, find out more about the Members Corner here!

The content of the Homeopathy for Mommies Radio post or page, including text, graphics, images, or information contained in text or audio, or other content, is offered on an informational basis only. No content is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always seek the advice and guidance of a qualified health professional before: Changing or making any adjustment to any medication or treatment protocol you are currently using.

  • Stopping any medication or treatment protocol you are currently using.
  • Starting any new medication or treatment protocol, whether or not it was discussed on the Homeopathy For Mommies Radio show, page or post on this website.
  • Information on this site is informational and not as specifically applicable to any individual’s medical problem(s), concerns and/or needs.
  • These products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat or prevent disease.

In each audio remedies are recommended. We are not claiming that the product will cure any of these problems or disorders. We are merely reporting that people have used the product to aid these conditions.

 

Special Replay: Best Last Minute Summer DIY Tips

Best Last Minute Summer | What are the best last minute summer DIY Tips? In this episode of Vintage Homeschool MomsThe Absolute BEST Last Minute Summer DIY Tips with Felice Gerwitz

What are the best last minute summer DIY Tips? In this episode of Vintage Homeschool Moms, Felice Gerwitz shares her passion for all things DIY and some quick gift ideas to make for the holidays that are just around the corner. Use recyclables you have on hand or with a minimum of cost, create beautiful items you will treasure. The best thing? The kids can help!

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Show Notes: The Best Last Minute Summer DIY Tips

  1. Get Organized.
    • Now is the time to just relax – for me that means doing something creative. If you or your children love to create crafts for gifts make a list of some people on your list.
    • Look around the house. From the podcast I created on getting organized fast here,  you may have things you were going to throw away that you can recycle. What about an old frame, some mason jars or a plastic bin that can be recovered or painted?
    • Trash day. My kids use to ride bikes up and down the road to see what neighbors were throwing away and sometimes came home with treasures. The awesome wrought iron and wood bench (my son refinished with new wood) that sits in front of my pond is one of those treasures. Look around on trash day.
  2. Gift Making
    • Useful items. Picture frames with a treasured memory, hand painted to match any decor specifically for a family member.
    • Tool holders: kitchen utensils, pencils, crayons, etc.
    • Shelves. Floating shelves are all the rage. Ask dad, mom, grandpa or even grandma (not me–but some of my friends are really handy!) to help. Here are some directions on how to make floating shelves.
    • Mixes. A great help for when you begin homeschooling again. Make muffin mixes, sour dough, cookie mix, biscuit mix from healthy alternatives. Use organic ingredients, make them vegan or gluten free. There are many great recipes.
    • Painted pots. Hanging pots with an inexpensive fern or recycled wood look great.
  3. The Best DIY Ideas For Families
    • Gift Cards. My favorite ideas revolve around hand rubs, neck rubs, car washes, etc. When kids were younger it was “watch the baby” for 30 minutes, etc. Give in a homemade envelope or box.
    • Create Job Calendar: These involve paper and clothes pin. Listen to the podcast for specific directions.
    • Meal Schedule
    • Vacation planning
    • Pizza night
    • Last minute getaways or field trip ideas

 

Workforce In The 21st Century

Workforce | What does the workforce look like in the 21st century? Today's guest, Lisa Nehring shares what it means to enter the workplace today. How it is different and what you can do as a student, or adult to prepare. | #podcast #homeschoolpodcast #workforce #workforce21Century #jobs #newjobsWorkforce Today ~ Episode 406

What does the workforce look like in the 21st century? Today’s guest, Lisa Nehring shares what it means to enter the workplace today. How it is different and what you can do as a student, or adult to prepare. Lisa is a podcaster at Lifeskills 101 here.

Find Lisa here: True North Homeschool Academy  True North offers K through 12 live online classes and some prerecorded classes.

So many people today work at home and during the year 2020, we learned the lesson the hard way as more and more stores and offices were shut down. Many were unprepared but those who worked at home just continued on.

*Excerpt of the show – listen to the recording for the full presentation.

Lisa shares how to move forward.  She believes we are just in such a time of transition, technologically we’re in, what’s called the fourth industrial revolution, and it’s really fascinating. You can look it up and check out the three previous revolutions, but we are in an industrial revolution. That’s global, we’re a global culture. And a lot of how we work is changing a lot of how we educate is changing. One book that I’ve really enjoyed the last year is called College Unbound. It’s just about how we were going through school, we would graduate from high school and there were two groups. One group would go to work and get married. And one group would go to college and then get married. Not everybody got married, but it was typical. Today that’s not necessarily the case.

You can go to work in high school. You can go to work after high school, a lot of entrepreneurial opportunities because of technology that didn’t even exist five years ago, are available today. And so a college degree isn’t going to determine your lifestyle necessarily as much as it used to. Licensing makes a big difference depending on the industry that you’re in. But we’re going to see real shifts in, in how people work and technologies that are really important and a couple of technologies that are going to become really important in the next you know, in the future three-D printing, artificial intelligence, and robotics.

During the pandemic, when a lot of people were told to stay home and work from home, people made this big shift in their life. Their kids were sent home, and parents had to figure out how to juggle work, staying at home, managing their lives, and their kids being home. Many people will not go back to work in the traditional ways that they thought they would. Other industries that are going to really explode in the future are, or not go away. They’re not going to change too much. There are jobs with stability such as our counselors, pastors, and physical therapists. And I think those two lists are very interesting. On the one hand, we have three-D printing, AI, and robotics.

We have this real techie space in this rural interpersonal space. And I think as our world grows more technologically astute with artificial intelligence, robotics, three-D printing, I mean they replaced a spleen printed by 3d. That’s crazy, right? But in that technological space, there’s this real need and desire for connection and understanding who we are as people. And that’s where the pastors and counselors come in and physical therapy, of course, a robotic entity cannot take care of PT issues. There’s just not going to work. And I think right now, as we’re all experiences that experiencing this pandemic and just walking through it, we need to be really aware of the fact that we’re living in a, in a world where we can understand what’s going on globally, by turning on our phones or computers.

We have to be really intentional about reaching out in the ways that we can. And thankfully we have technological devices to help us with that. Like just you are half a country away. And yet we’re seeing each other and talking to each other, which is a beautiful thing that is that’s amazing. And, you know, we don’t really think about the emotional side of things.

So we have to be ready. And I just think this is such a perfect time to talk about this because you happen to have an online school that is available. As an educator, for example, I’m sure they’re going to need more because things are, some people won’t want their children to go back to school. At True North, we do an orienteering class where the kids are doing college and career exploration. And they’re doing personality inventories because not everybody is going to be geared towards being an AI specialist. There’s space for everybody and who they’re created to be in this new world.

The four areas to think about are our physical, mental, social, and emotional, and again, when things get really tough, when you have a crisis in your life habits can be disrupted I really think it’s important to keep the habits that you can.  So if you got up at seven before, try to get up at seven even now and then create new habits in the new space that you’re in. So one of the things we always have done for years and years, because we don’t all have to leave right off in the morning, we’re homeschoolers is that we get up and share a cup of coffee together and just talk about things. How’s it going for everybody? What’s the news and just kind of chat together. But if you don’t have this kind of habit already established create some new ones.

We can focus on the things to be thankful for that can get us through a lot of things and, and talk to each other about the things to be thankful for.

 

 

Natural Remedies for Sunburn

Join Julie Polanco on this episode of Crunchy Christian Podcast as she discusses natural remedies for sunburn. She talks about both protecting your skin and helping your skin heal.Join Julie Polanco on this episode of Crunchy Christian Podcast as she discusses natural remedies for sunburn. She talks about both protecting your skin and helping your skin heal.

Natural Remedies for Sunburn

Conditioning the Skin

There are ways to prevent sunburn besides avoiding the sun. In fact, we shouldn’t avoid sunlight altogether since we need it so much for good health. However, we don’t want to burn the skin. Sunburn is linked to skin cancer and premature aging.  So, the best way to get enough sun without burning the skin is to spend only 20 minutes at a time out in bright sunlight. If you want to be able to spend more time in the sun, start with 20 minutes a day and gradually add more time each day.

It’s best if you start doing this in late spring. This gradual conditioning will help prevent burning as your skin gets used to more sun exposure. It will release more melanin, causing you to tan instead. If you are very light skinned, you might want to start with only 10 minutes a day and add 5 minutes daily starting in mid-spring. This can be a tedious process, but it will help you avoid sun burn and it gets you outside! It will not help you avoid pre-mature aging, though.

Get the free report for this episode for some ideas on how to pretreat skin to counter aging. You can also wear a wide brimmed hat and loose, thin, white clothing to both stay cool and cover your skin. In addition, stay indoors in the hottest hours of the day, usually 12pm-2pm. But, what are some natural remedies for sunburn when you stay a bit too long out there enjoying the summer sun?

Essential Oils That Are Natural Remedies for Sunburn

Lavender

Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular oils because it is so versatile and gentle. Most of the time we use it to help calm down and sleep. But, it’s also good for calming the skin and helping sunburn to heal. It can be used in dilution with children.

Moroccan Chamomile

Chamomile is another favorite with families because it, too, is gentle enough for children and also has a calming, healing effect. Just make sure you have the right chamomile. Not all of them work the same.

Geranium

Geranium essential oil has long been used in natural skincare formulas and helps rejuvenate skin and protect against aging. It nourishes, heals, and promotes healthy, radiant skin.

Everlasting

Helichrysum, or everlasting, oil is the premier oil for growing new skin. Adding it to a sunburn formula will help the skin heal faster and look younger.

Herbs/Plants

Aloe vera Gel

Everyone knows about aloe vera gel for burns. It cools and moisturizes the skin as it brings down inflammation. Best used immediately after burning and check the label for added ingredients. Sometimes, store bought aloe products include other ingredients.

Calendula Ointment with Carrot Seed Oil

Did you know that Calendula is the scientific name for marigolds? That means that you can make this ointment yourself at home without any special equipment. This combination works great for household burns, too. On the podcast, Julie tells a story of incredible healing using this formula.

St. John’s Wort Oil

Did you know that St. John’s Wort not only helps with emotional and mental health, but can also help with burns and viral infections as well?

Other Natural Remedies for Sunburn

On the podcast, Julie also talks about using cucumber, vitamin A and E, shea butter, coconut oil to help heal burned skin.

Get your short report, Natural Sunscreen and Sunburn Protection, by clicking HERE. Once you put in your email and get to the downloads page, just scroll down to episode 10 and grab your freebie.

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Special Replay: Caution – Career Path Ahead

caution career choice aheadSpecial Replay:  After High School-Caution, Career Path Ahead with Jean Burke

Podcast #49

It’s time to think about college and now is the time to think about the different career paths. While there are many different paths, the main ones will be covered in this podcast with Jean Burk – “Caution – Career Path Ahead.”

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Three main career paths after high school are discussed in this podcast on selecting a career path and planning.

  1. College
    • Internships – opportunities before high school
    • Costs can vary a few thousand to several hundred thousand for four years
    • Basic degree- BA in Business you should take on another degree.
    • Two Year Degree –Jr. College
    • Different types of jobs requiring 4-Year Degrees
    • Different types of jobs requiring a Master’s Degrees
  2.  Workforce: Vocational Degrees
    • Costs approx.: – $1 to 12-15K
    • After high school may have a job lined up.
  3.  Military: Different branches in the armed forces
    • GI Bill – pay college
    • Officers – for law or medical
    • Top Military school – West Point or Annapolis
    • Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines
    • Enter ROTC program in college

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