You Spoke & We Listened

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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.

Homeschool LifeStyle

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.


What does homeschooling mean to you? I’m not talking about the method or curriculum. I’m talking about the deeper meaning, the reason you get out of bed in the morning and instead of packing the kids off to a traditional school, gather them around the table for breakfast.

Homeschool Lifestyle ~ Episode 1

Join your speaker, Felice Gerwitz, a homeschool mom since 1986 who wasn’t sold on the idea until she tried it!

Handouts here – remember to honor copyright.



Show Notes

This is a production of the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. Welcome to the Vintage Homeschool Mom Show. Be sure to check out my website, Media Angels. 

Welcome to all of you who are listening today. My name is Felice Gerwitz, and I am your Vintage Homeschool Mom Show host. I am so excited to be coming to you live from my little studio at home. I am a homeschool mom. I’ve been homeschooling since 1986, and I am married. I call him my best friend, Jeffrey. We’ve been married since 1979; it has been such a journey and blessing! 

This is our first show 0n the Vintage Home School Moms podcast! I am the founder of Media Angels, Inc., a publishing company. I publish curriculum, self-paced seminars, and webinars. (At the time of this recording, the Ultimate Homeschool Expo was live. Now, it’s available as packaged sets with various themes on the

My heart is for homeschooling. I started as an educator, and when I married Jeff, we moved to beautiful Southwest Florida. I was planning on teaching and changing the world somehow through the educational system. I never considered homeschooling. And so here I am, many years later! I began homeschooling in 1986. I’ve homeschooled five children through the years.

At the time of this recording, Two are graduated and adults. And I’m still homeschooling three more. One of my co-hosts, Meredith Curtis, will share a show with me every month on the first Monday of the month; Meredith and I will co-host a show here at Vintage. It is lunch with Meredith and Felice. Meredith also has her own show on this network. And Meredith switched the tables and interviewed me. You can listen to this interview here. 

Here is a great Lunch with Meredith & Felice talk on curriculum.

I consider myself a veteran homeschool mom since I have homeschooled my children since 1986. And I laughingly like to say I’ve been homeschooling since the dinosaurs roamed the Earth. And my kids say, that sounds dumb, but that’s how I feel. Sometimes.

Homeschooling Changed Through the Years: here

My youngest is thirteen, and he has the advantage of my experience because my homeschooling started changing as I progressed through the years.  I wanted to share some key points with you today. Being the teacher that I am, I want to start this podcast with a simple test! I’ll call it the “Unofficial Vintage Homeschool Moms Test.” If you’re listening to this in the archives, the handouts are available on our show notes page. Look for Homeschool Lifestyles, Episode 1 under Vintage Homeschool

What is homeschooling? It is a lifestyle it is what I do but not who I am.

As I read through the questions on my “test,” answer “yes” or “no.” 

Listen to the audio for test questions, or use the link above to download your copy!

Do the test and score it. All you have to do is tally the number of yes and no.

I have, you know, a slightly vested interest in the scoring here. So, I will share that with you at the very end of the broadcast. So just stay with me. Okay. So we are talking about homeschooling and whether it is a lifestyle or if you consider it a job. And I think I came from an educational background, especially when I first started. 

More on the audio.

Thanks for tuning in to the Vintage Homeschool Mom show. Connect with Felice on social media and her Facebook Groups page here.