Lunch w/Meredith & Felice – Growing Up & Moving On!

 

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Lunch with Meredith and Felice

Let’s Talk Kids Growing UP and Moving On

Meredith and Felice have homeschooled in the double-digits in terms of years – and they have the experience to share what works and what does not!

We love to know about curriculum, and organization and family conflict resolutions – and of course we talk about marriage as well…but what happens when your kids grow up and move out? How do you transitition as a family and individually in your relationships? Here to share with you are two vintage moms – one who has had a daughter graduate, get married and now has a family of her own (Felice) and one who will have her first Wedding!! in a few weeks (Meredith) with her daughter getting married.

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Lunch with Meredith & Felice – Curriculum Help


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Lunch with Meredith and Felice

Let’s Talk About Selecting Curriculum!

Meredith and Felice have homeschooled in the double-digits in terms of years – and they have the experience to share what works and what does not!

Want to teach in a way that stirs your children’s imagination or help them to reach for the stars? Join this broadcast as Felice and Meredith share some of their favorite books with you. You’ll be surprised to learn that not both have used a varied approach and just because they did “something” with one set of kids doesn’t mean they won’t change if something better works for the next.

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Vintage HS Moms – Keeping Kids Christian

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Lunch with Meredith and Felice

You raise your kids and pray for the best that when they grow up and leave your home they will love and serve the Lord, right? Wrong. Join Felice and Meredith as they discuss key points to keeping kids Christian – real life struggles and how to bring the strays back into the fold.

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Vintage HS Moms – New Year New Focus

Every First Monday of the Month join Meredith Curtis and Felice Gerwitz at noon.

Every First Monday of the Month join Meredith Curtis and Felice Gerwitz at noon.

Meredith Curtis & Felice Gerwitz

Join Meredith Curtis and Felice Gerwitz monthly for Lunch with Meredith and Felice the first Monday of each month. This month Meredith and Felice cover three important goals each have set for their well-being. If you are a Christian wife, mother and a homeschooler you will benefit from this session.

Here is a printable for you to hold onto or take notes on as you listen to today’s session. NewYear_NewFocus_LunchwithMeredith&Felice

Hassle Free Holiday Strategy

 

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Marnie is the queen of getting things done in small spaces of time! This is one lady that is a dear friend and I can NOT wait until you meet her. Marnie was a homeschool mom and her kids are grown up! She is a Christian keynote speaker anywhere God leads. Check her out at Marnie.com
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Marnie’s Boot camp with her free downloadable balance wheel! HERE

Jesus IS the Reason for the Season

Every First Monday of the Month join Meredith Curtis and Felice Gerwitz at noon.

Every First Monday of the Month join Meredith Curtis and Felice Gerwitz at noon.

Meredith Curtis & Felice Gerwitz

Keeping Christ the center and focus of a holiday celebration can be very difficult in this commercial and media saturated society. However, Meredith and Felice share ways they celebrate Christmas keeping Christ in the center. Lots of great ideas and ways to keep your family joyous without breaking the bank!

Here is a handout along with a free printable to hang on your wall! JOY

Click on the graphic to make it large then download to your computer!!

5-Steps to Guarantee Thanksgiving Before It’s Too Late

Today I won't complain

Could it be too late?

Are you so bogged down that the thought of being thankful really takes a herculean effort? Wouldn’t it be truly wonderful if we could print out this poster and daily pledge to keep the promises, and just do it?

But, let’s face it real life gets in the way. In fairness real life gets in the way 80% of the time. There is so much to handle on a daily basis that without a real effort on our part we’d be in a heap in a corner somewhere. Yet, it is not too late! There is still that 20% of the time, right? What we need is a plan.

A Mommy S.O.S. intervention plan.

I spent a delightful hour with Meredith Curtis a good friend of mine on the “Lunch with Meredith and Felice” session of the Vintage Homeshool Moms. I asked Meredith to send me five points (the day before) she would like to use as encouragement for families to “guarantee” a spirit of thanksgiving. We both have extremely busy households. Meredith has both adult and teen children living at her home. Her husband is a pastor and she is a homeschool mom that teaches at a co-op, an author and is in the midst of planning her Finish Well Conference in Orlando Florida, in January for teens and their parents.

I on the other hand have three teens left at home with homeschooling needs. I run a publishing business, this website, and help my husband with his home inspection and construction business. My dad lives with us and so does my oldest son. Yes… I’m exhausted writing all of this out! So, how do Meredith and I maintain a thankful heart and spirit, daily? First, by the grace of God in prayer but also with a plan to purpose to thank Him.

Our topic was Five Steps to Guarantee Thanksgiving.

The Holy Spirit leads our conversations and this past week’s session it was no surprise that each of our five points seemed to dovetail and fit so perfectly. Doing any one of these suggestions is guaranteed to give you an attitude check. You can listen to the audio here, and print out the printable complete with poster here listing each of our five points.

So? What is the problem? Life.

I learn that while I have an amazing arsenal of ideas life gets in the way. It is difficult to be thankful when I need to pay bills or I have to take my son to the orthodontist today instead of finishing a lesson in Biology. You know when my plans are interrupted by the daily to-do list of life! These things tend to annoy me and I play right into the hands of the enemy. I begin to be discontent, annoyed and grumble. Not always outwardly but in my mind and to my Lord.

I’ve parented long enough to know that my children learn best through my actions. It is what I DON’T say that they learn rather quickly rather than what I SAY to do! My actions are absorbed into their being and that is why parents say things like, “My kids pick up all my bad habits.” Why? Because we model them so well and so often. We need to model the good habits and then we will see the results.

I praise God for a parking spot at the grocery store, thank him for allowing me to find the last shoe in my size, pants on sale for my daughter (that fit and were appropriate!). or a shoes on the sale rack that was 1/3 the price of all the others for my son. My children in turn praise God for little and big blessings as well. What a legacy! We detail more in the audio so I won’t repeat it all here but do know your are not alone. While both Meredith and I may have a bit more on our to-do lists than most families we still want to server our families as best we can. And do this while giving Him all the thanks, glory and praise.

Share one something you do to give thanks in the face of adversity… or anytime.

Vintage HS Moms – Joyful Homeschooling

Meredith & Felice share tips for joyful homeschooling. Pointers are given to help you instill joy in your school day. Tough topics such as special needs, chronic illness and kids who are unhappy no matter what mom does.

You Spoke & We Listened

It is late and my children are all in bed. Just like you, I often snatch what I call “little pockets of time” to do something that requires all of my brain cells. As a mom, I’m good at multi-tasking, but as my children get older I notice that they require all of my attention. Mom nodding while she types away doesn’t sit well with a teen who is trying to tell me something important. And, I know from experience that these years fly by so quickly. I want to savor this precious time with them!

And, I want to share with you – my friends, that I appreciate you more than you know!

The response to the website launch was overwhelming! I want to thank each of you who stopped by and posted on our blog comments section on the Show Hosts Blog Post. I want you to know that those responses have been printed out and put into a notebook and I’ll be addressing your issues in upcoming shows.

We are listening!

Not just me, but the many show hosts of this network, as well. We are here for you! We listened to your input and many responded to your questions with invitations to join their shows – especially if they are recording things you asked for!

My dream is for you to find the help that you need to your most pressing questions – and if you don’t see what you are looking for —  drop me a line and ask. In fact, this week I am talking about Joyful Homeschooling with my friend Meredith Curtis at noon eastern time on Monday. We will discuss joy robbers and how to cope with the things that rob our joy! Believe me there have been many unjoyful times in my homeschool journey.

Every First Monday of the Month join Meredith Curtis and Felice Gerwitz at noon.

Every First Monday of the Month join Meredith Curtis and Felice Gerwitz at noon.

Being joyful is a state of mind and it is attainable despite your current circumstances. We can rise to overcome, however it takes some specific planning and something I call the JOYFUL secret weapon. Join me on Monday to find out what this is…if you can’t be there live – please come back later in the day to listen to the audio.

I’m going to leave you with a hint… look up!

What ways do you combat depressions– feelings of insecurity or general blah in your homeschool day? Please share your ideas and tips with me … or if you need help in a certain situation, let me know. Post your comments below.