Get Out and Play

Get Out and Play

Get Out and Play – Episode 88

 

In this episode, we discuss the importance of outside play. So take some time to get outside and play.

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Fall Unit Studies

Fall Unit Studies

Fall Unit Studies – Episode 87

 

In this episode, we discuss Fall Unit Studies. Fall is the perfect time to take a look at Unit Studies.  Fall provides so many opportunities to take advantage of Unit Studies.

Mentioned on the Show

  • How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
  • Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie
  • Johnny Appleseed

Things to Do:

Pumpkins

  • Pumpkin Patches
  • Baking and Cooking with Pumpkins and Pumpkin Seeds

Leaves

  • Nature studies
  • Drawing leaves
  • Cutting Leaves
  • Crafts with leaves
  • Science projects with Leaves

Hurricanes

  • Tracking
  • Study the Science behind
  • Home preparedness projects

 

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Wild Florida Spotlight: Key West

Wild Florida Spotlight: Key West

Key West – Episode 86

 

Travel Florida’s overseas highways to one of the most unique cities in the US. We highlight some of the interesting facts and history of Key West, FL.

Key West is like no other. It is unique, rich in history and culture. Take a road trip with us as we explore this wonderful little island in Florida.

 

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Break New Ground: 2020 Victory Gardens

2020 Victory Gardgens

Victory Gardens – Episode 85

 

We are living in interesting times.  Take a look a Victory Gardens with Suzanne. We talk about the history of the gardens and reasons your family should consider digging up  your own garden!

 

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Time Management with Dr. Melanie Wilson

Hey Friends!  In this episode of Soft Skills 101 we had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Dr. Melanie Wilson, of Psycho With 6, a fellow podcaster on at UHPN! Melanie mentions that she lives with 6 kids 2 dogs and a husband who works from home! No stranger to distractions, she!Hey Friends!

In this episode of Soft Skills 101 we had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Dr. Melanie Wilson, of Psycho With 6, a fellow podcaster on at UHPN! Melanie mentions that she lives with 6 kids 2 dogs and a husband who works from home! No stranger to distractions, she!

Psalm 57:2 “I cry out to the God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.”

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Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads. Habakkuk 2:2

Time Management Tips from Melanie!

  1. Know your Why – create a vision board; write it down!
  2. Make Good Habits easier – define productive time. Encourage yourself. Do the thing that will help you the most.
  3. Make Bad Habits harder – develop strategies for blocking distractions
  4. Develop Time Boundaries – focus on what is in front of you. Multi-tasking doesn’t work. When your family has your full attention, it creates trust and peace in your home.

“What your family wants most from you, Mom, is your happiness!” Dr. Melanie Wilson

Distraction Management

In this episode of Soft Skills 101 we are going to talk about Distraction Management. Of course one of the best ways to manage distractions is to manage your time! We’ll cover phone, social media, emails and kid distractions!Hey Friends!

In this episode of Soft Skills 101 we are going to talk about Distraction Management. Of course one of the best ways to manage distractions is to manage your time! We’ll cover phone, social media, emails and kid distractions!

Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.

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Distraction Management

With the plethora of gizmos, gadgets and tech at our fingertips, it’s so easy to get distracted! Each distraction costs us over 23 minutes; in other words, every time we are distracted, we spend 23 minutes chasing bunny trails, before we get back on track! But the reality is that distraction isn’t about technology, it’s about how we fill our time.

“Distraction, at its core, is this: confusion about what matters. Curt Stienhorst

Being distracted can have negative consequences:

  • Multitasking can lead to information getting stored in the wrong part of the brain.
  • The brain isn’t designed for multitasking; if you switch back and forth between tasks often enough, it can lead to feeling disoriented and exhausted.
  • Your brain produces more cortisol, a stress hormone, when you multi-task, and can lead to irritability, aggression and impulsive behavior.

Let’s talk about how to minimize distractions with

  • Phone
  • Email
  • Social Media
  • Baby and Toddlers while homeschooling
  • And Kids who can’t seem to sit still

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Resources:

Adams Equity theory 

Pomodoro Technique

Time Management Techniques 

Winston Churchill on Success

Distraction is Not What You Think


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Nurturing Creativity

This week I am excited to introduce to you Katie Hornor. Listen in as Katie shares how to  nurture and teach creativity!This week I am excited to introduce you to Katie Hornor. Katie lives with her husband and 5 children in Mexico, developing curriculum, encouraging business owners, running a local coffee shop, and homeschooling.

In addition, they started the first on-line Summit for homeschooling Spanish speakers in 2018 which reached over 5000 people in 2019!

Listen in as Katie shares how to  nurture and teach creativity!

“What do you have in your hand?” Exodus 4:2

24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.” 1 Thesselonians 5:24

“The Lord always provides for what He calls you to do!” Katie Hornor

How to Nurture Creativity:

  1. Schedule time to do creative endeavors- schedule a creativity date on your calendar
  2. Find a place for you that is peaceful and restful where you can contemplate God’s creativity
  3. Be a consumer of good information
  4. Take time to process information. Take time to just “Be.”
  5. Use positive words with your kids and each other. Re-frame situations to encourage your kids to be creative and utilize their own imaginations for good.

 

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Encouraging Creativity in Your Home!

This week I am interviewing Bj Pramman about encouraging creativity in the Home!  Get tips on how to encourage your creative kid!“Creativity takes courage.” ~ Henri Matisse

Welcome to another episode! We are going to continue our discussion on Creativity. Be sure to catch last week’s show where I listed 50 ways to nurture your creativity! And be sure to check out previous podcasts on Critical Thinking, as the two often go  hand-in-hand!

This week I am interviewing Bj Pramman, True North Homeschool Academy’s Art Club Teacher.  Bj is not only a Homeschool graduate, a homeschooling Mom, an on-line teacher, but she is also a speed painter who works with Life light ministries. Bj shares how to encourage your creative kid even if you’re not creative yourself!

Art in Evangelism by Bj Pramman

Life Light Ministries

True North Homeschool Academy Art Club

True North Homeschool Academy Writing Club

Teaching “Adulting” – MBFLP 234

 

Studies show that young adults are often not prepared for adult independence. Psychologists say the current generation is growing up slowly, and some even say “Twenty-five is the new fifteen”!* But if our parents and grandparents were functioning adults at 18 or 20, why can’t our kids be the same? This episode we’re talking about how to teach adult skills intentionally to our teenagers – and what to do if they graduated before you were done teaching!


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