Christ Centered – with Judy Dudich

Judy Dudich

Special guest, Judy Dudich

How do you hear the gentle still voice of the Lord? What if you have a thriving online blog and a much sought after book, do you close it down if you hear the Lord calling you home? Listen to this session (guilt free for SAHM or WAHM) as Judy Dudich shares the hard decision she made with host, Felice Gerwitz.

Here is a handout from this week’s session Vintage-GuestJudyDudich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Jesus the Reason for the Season

Jesus is the reasonWhat is the reason for your season?

I can think of so many words that sum up this time of year, see if you can relate to any of these:

  • Stress
  • Harried
  • Busy
  • Rushed
  • Overwhelmed
  • Exhausted
  • Over-commited

Can you relate? Most of us are wives, mothers as well as homeschoolers and these days something has to go in our efforts to be jolly and happy and shop or make gifts for family and friends. And, for me this causes extreme stress which means I don’t do well with the day-to-day to-do lists. In other words I keep forgetting things! My daughter with her five little ones recently shared with me that during the pre-Thanksgiving week she forgot to return library book, pay bills or even {gasp!} do laundry! We both laughed because I knew better. In fact, I returned all our library book early because I knew I would forget to return them!

So what to do?

1. Listen to the audio by Meredith & Felice – https://www.ultimateradioshow.com/jesus-is-the-reason

2. Plan ahead – be sure that whatever you need to get done do early if at all possible

3. Remember the real reason for the Season – if need be print out the poster and read it daily (see post above with the audio with Meredith and Felice for this handout)

4. Institute some type of family tradition – whether it is celebrating Advent with an Advent wreath and Bible readings and prayers, or do some type of charitable activity.

More so, make time for family and friends. Things are so transient and as my family ages it hits me more and more. My in laws who would host holiday events, now they walk with a hobble as they come into my home. It reminds me to cherish time with them and my dad who lives with me! And, I so appreciate all of you. You, my online family are very dear to me. I know it sounds strange but it is so true. I’ve gotten to know many of you through the years! Thanks for being here for me!

So, let’s talk about holiday traditions that are JESUS focused. Can you share some with me?

Holidays + Stress-free = Possible

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Short Cuts – Hints & Holiday Tips by Felice Gerwitz

How does Felice Gerwitz tirelessly entertain 20+ guests of all ages, use real dishes, cloth tablecloths & napkins with home-made napkin rings, and still remain sane after the last guests have left? With some careful planning, cooking ahead and getting some amazing deals and after holiday sales, Felice pulls off the Martha Steward look year after year.

Learn how to create a wish list and look for deals, bake ahead and freeze, enlist help from your family members and guests, make fresh flower centerpieces that look like you’ve slaved for hours and other tips that Felice has learned during the years. She enjoys baking and entertaining but most of all rejoicing in God and celebrating the special ties between family and friends.

Here is a handout along with a free printable to hang on your wall! Vintage Handouts Stress Free Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips for Reluctant Writers | WriteShop

Are you ready for REAL help to motivate your reluctant writer? Want fabulous tips from author and publisher, Kim Kautzer with WriteShop.com.

Kim shares her five tips as to why students are reluctant to write, as well as hope and practical help to overcome those obstacles.

(Please scroll down. The audio player for this podcast is found at the bottom of this post /page. Thank you!)

Show notes:

  • What is the definition of a reluctant writer?
  • Tips for children who are perfectionists
  • Ways to build confidence in young writers
  • Corrections and Meltdowns- what not to do.
  • Encouragement for writers

BONUS:

Reluctant Writer Round-Up 

“Join WriteShop for our special Reluctant Writer Round-up and find helpful tools to teach your own reluctant writer. We’re sharing our best blog posts, Instagram favorites, and Pins.”

This was a conversation I enjoyed having and know you’ll enjoy listening to!

Download the audio and share this link with your friends. We make it easy via social media with a click of a button.

Visit WriteShop.com to learn more about WriteShop curriculum.

Here is a handout just for you to take notes: HANDOUT

Read my review of WriteShop here.

Additional podcasts with Kim Kautzer as a guest on Homeschooling IRL —  I Love Homeschooling but I Hate Teaching Writing

Visit Kim at:

Web: WriteShop.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WriteShop

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/writeshop/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/WriteShop/

You might also enjoy Kim’s blog posts on helping reluctant writers! Here are some of our favorites:

Why is writing so difficult to teach?

7 reasons kids should brainstorm before writing

8 kid-friendly writing warm-ups that spark creative writing

Guarantee to Being Thanksful – It is Possible

Today I won't complainVintage Homeschool Moms Radio Show

Lunch with Meredith & Felice!

Okay so the holidays are coming our way with Thanksgiving around the corner and with a flip of the calendar Christmas quickly following. Are you ready? Is your home and more importantly your heart ready … and how do you homeschool during the bustle of the holidays? Join Meredith and Felice – bring your coffee or your lunch and learn some helpful tips from two veteran homeschoolers.

Show Host Spot Light – Kendra and Andy Fletcher

UltimateHomeschoolRadioShowFelice Gerwitz interviews show host, of the Homeschooling IRL Show, a husband-and-wife team, Andy and Kendra Fletcher. Andy is known as “Fletch” to his friends, and “Dr. Fletcher” to his dentistry patients in California where the family resides. Kendra and Fletch have homeschooled their eight children for many years and they bring a zany approach to their podcast show. It is already wildly popular among our listeners.

Join us for this interview when Felice asks them to share about their life as homeschoolers and what the show will cover. You won’t want to miss this informative session.

Felice Gerwitz is the founder of the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network and hosts the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Show to shine a spotlight on the amazing show hosts of this network.

 

 

Curriculum & Learning Styles – Cathy Duffy

CathDuffyInterviewListen as your host, Felice Gerwitz interviews her special guest, Cathy Duffy. They discuss everything for why Cathy began homeschooling her three boys, now adults, to the difference between learning styles and modalities. Cathy tackles the hard questions in regard to Common Core standards and how homeschoolers perceive this pointing out a very interesting fact – data collection, which we should all be aware of and guard against.

Don’t miss this great interview with curriculum specialist Cathy Duffy.

Visit Cathy at CathyDuffyReviews.com and subscribe to her enewsletter and connect with her on Facebook as well CathyDuffyReviews

Cathy is author of the book – 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum

 

Finish Well Radio

Join the Finish Well Team Mondays at 7 p.m. ET  2 x per month as they talk about real issues that teens face each day. We want to grow in Christ together, prepare for life after graduation, and live lives that glorify Jesus.

Shows typically air live the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. Schedule may change so please subscribe to the email updates.

Show Host Spotlight – Founder Felice Gerwitz

Show Host Button 6 250 Meredith Curtis, puts homeschool mom, speaker-author-publisher, and website owner, Felice Gerwitz in the spot light. Felice created this podcast network and is the owner of Media Angels, Inc.  Foremost is her love for God, her husband, Jeff (celebrated 34 years this year) and her children and grandchildren.

Felice shares her excitement about the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network and her vision of growth, with sponsor promotions which allows the entire podcast to come to the audience live or on-demand for free! Felice will personally host this show, Ultimate Homeschool Radio Show, Vintage Homeschool Moms, Mommy Jammies Night and is moderator of Current Issues & The Constitution.

Meredith Curtis is a homeschool mom who moderates the Finish Well Radio Show for teens. She co-hosts, “Lunch with Meredith and Felice” the first Monday of the month at noon eastern time with Felice. More about Meredith here.

Felice Gerwitz is the founder of Media Angels and the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. She lives in Florida with her husband, four of her five children, her 83 year old father, and one dog on 2.5 acres. She can be found on a softball or baseball field somewhere in Florida during any given weekend. She loves to write, and mentor moms around the world, all from the comfort of her home-office.

 

Conflict & Grace

Conflicts and graceFelice Gerwitz discusses ways to identify and minimize conflict in our lives, especially as homeschoolers, with help for guarding the way we react and the key to resolving problems especially among children.

This episode includes a two page printable.

Handout HERE

Join Felice weekly at noon eastern time on the “Listen Live” page.