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Balancing “Perfect” and Family – MBFLP 153

 

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Don’t blame Pinterest – there has always been a temptation to seek the perfect house, the perfect project, the perfect celebration … and frustration that our very imperfect spouse and children gum up the works. Before there was social media, there were glossy magazines, and before that, critical in-laws and neighbors to keep up with.  While it’s nice to have nice things and impressive events, we shouldn’t ignore that the skills we teach and the memories we make with our family will be a large part of the legacy that remains when children leave home and grandparents pass away! This episode we talk about balancing the desire for perfection with the reality of our family!

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Celebrating 100! – HIRL Episode 100

Free homeschooling podcast about the three things to remember when homeschooling kids.Welcome to the 100th episode of Homeschooling In Real Life! Did you know that most podcasters lose steam and stop at 7 episodes? Not only have we kept going, but we have shows planned that will push us past the century mark! Thanks for joining us as we hit this symbolic landmark in podcasting.

On this episode of HomeschoolingIRL, we took the time to consider everything we’ve said in the previous shows and attempt to share the THREE main things to remember when homeschooling your kids.

You will have to listen in as we discuss these three points, plus celebrate with many of our friends and fellow podcasters who drop by to send in their shout-outs. It’s a big party over here and we are glad you joined us.


EPISODE TIMELINE
1:08 Fluff Time 
6:22 Things to remember – #1
10:20 Things to remember – #2
15:00 Things to remember – #3
18:55 The show is over. What is Coming up next?


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:
Betty the Surf Dog – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website
Fletch Twitter
Kendra Twitter

Previous Episodes Mentioned:
All of them

Music clips used on this episode:
None


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LISTEN HERE

Are you ready to listen to Fletch and Kendra get real about homeschooling? Press the PLAY button below.


Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace and KendraFletcher.com) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every week as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades.

MBFLP 104 – Preparing For Christ-Centered Holidays

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As the holiday season comes into view, we’re reminded that Thanksgiving doesn’t make any sense if we don’t focus on the One we’re thanking — even more so, for the annual celebration of His birthday! But all the business and busyness leading up to the celebrations themselves often distract us from the meaning of the holidays. This episode, we’re talking about re-centering our family holidays – and having more fun with them, too!

Original Release: Monday November 9, 2015 – 9:00 pm Eastern

Resources we mentioned:

Pollyanna – a fun way to learn to be grateful

Christ-Centered Thanksgiving – our ebook full of unit studies, recipes, and planning charts
(get it free with a newsletter subscription!)

Highlights:

2:30 – Celebrating holidays is established in the Bible (Exodus 12)
4:55 – Feasting is Biblical, too (Nehemiah 8)
7:25 – Thanksgiving is specifically about thanking God
9:30 – The history of Thanksgiving and why it’s important to talk about
18:09 – How to manage the holidays so you celebrate, remember, and teach, too

Celebrating 50 Episodes – HIRL Episode 51

Free homeschool podcast celebrating 50 Episodes of Homeschooling In Real LifeWhether it’s burnout or lack of content, the average “brand new” podcast will not survive beyond 7 episodes. At Homeschooling In Real Life, we are NOT average. That is why we are celebrating the past 50 episodes of our podcast with you!

You have to join us for this fast paced run down memory lane. We take our listeners on a brief tour through the best of the HomeschoolingIRL podcast. It’s fun, deep, interesting, and we worked very hard to mill out the content that will challenge you to think and bring a smile to your face.

If you want your friends to know why you love the podcast, share this episode with them. You’ll either get them hooked or scare them far, far away from the biggest homeschool whack jobs you know – Fletch and Kendra, of course!

Timeline
7:00 – Review of Featured Clips
32:00 – Flubs/OutTakes

Show Notes
Our sponsor for this episode: Caroline’s Coffee in Grass Valley, CA. To try the best hand-roasted coffee from the heart of California’s gold country, please visit their online store and enter the custom code: HIRL for 10% of your purchase.

Music clips used on this show:
Click on the song title to purchase the music on iTunes.
All We Need Is Love – Dominic Balli
Mrs. Robinson – Pomplamoose
Monkeys Spinning Monkeys and Scheming Weasel (faster version) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under CC Attribution 3.0.


Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace and KendraFletcher.com) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every week as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades of Homeschooling In Real Life.

MBFLP – Celebrating Reformation Day

MBFLP Reformation Day

On October 31, 1517, a young theologian and priest named Martin Luther posted a list of debate questions on the door of the university church in Wittemburg, Germany. What was intended as a invitation for scholars and theologians to meet and consider, became the starting point of a sweeping reformation of Christ’s church – and led to a life-and-death decision for the young Brother Martin. Our family takes time each year to remember the heroism of one man who stood up for the authority of God’s word against the challenge of an emperor, when that stand could have cost his life! Join us as we talk about our family’s celebration of Reformation Day.

MBFLP – Questions and Answers

MBFLP QuestionsThis week Hal and Melanie answer your questions!

  • How do you handle the transition from sweet little boy to standoffish young man?
  • When’s a good time to start sports with a young boy?
  • What do you do when your sons persistently “don’t hear” your directions?
  • Do you have any ideas for an anniversary celebration for a couple with a large family and a small budget?

And more!