YMB #70 The Magic of Folk Music: A Conversation with Professor Carol

YMB #70 The Magic of Folk Music: A Conversation with Professor Carol

Dr. Carol Reynolds joins me on today's show to give a delightful lesson about folk music. In this episode Prof. Carol enthusiastically shares about the value of folk music for our kids, what exactly a folk song is anyway, and how to get started studying them in your Morning Time. Full of wonderful stories and great resources, I think this is an episode you will really enjoy.Links and resources from today's show: SPONSOR:  Your Morning Basket Plus Vist...

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When everyone is suddenly home

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All of the sudden everyone is home all the time. Together. And the places to go? Most of them are closed, too. If they aren’t already homeschooled - kids will be home. If possible, many parents are suddenly working remotely, telecommuting from home. Sometimes both parents, sometimes one comes home into the established homeschool environment. This can be a challenge in the best of times! I’ve been canvassing friends and family for their best practices for continued productivity and all the togetherness.  How can we share spaces and internet and work and still be kids? Have reasonable...

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YMB #69 Morning Time and the Bilingual Homeschool: A Conversation with Lauren Stengele

YMB #69 Morning Time and the Bilingual Homeschool: A Conversation with Lauren Stengele

I am joined on the podcast today by Lauren Stengele, a non-native Spanish speaker who is passionate about raising bilingual kids. Lauren is teaching her kids Spanish in order to reclaim her own Mexican heritage and she is using Morning Time to make this a reality in her homeschool.In this episode of the podcast Lauren and I chat about how she incorporates two languages intro her school day, what makes Morning Time such a great vehicle for second language...

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YMB #68 Choosing Books for Your Morning Time: A Conversation with Jessica Lawton

YMB #68 Choosing Books for Your Morning Time: A Conversation with Jessica Lawton

On today's episode of the podcast I am chatting with a good friend and author of the Morning Time plans at pambarnhill.com. Jessica Lawton is a bibliophile and owner of a library of over 3000 books. She is also great a choosing just the right books to use in Morning Time. Jessica and I chat about how to choose the best books about a topic, which books she thinks are worth owning versus merely borrowing, and how to use different kinds of books for...

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YMB #67 Lenten Practices for Everyone

YMB #67 Lenten Practices for Everyone

Today's episode of the Your Morning Basket podcast has not one, but two great interviews. First up on the show is my good friend Fr. Doug Martin who is here to talk about the spiritual observation of Lent and how all Christians can practice this in their families. As we were preparing that interview we were approached by author Asheritah Ciuciu, an evangelical author who has her own Lenten devotional recently published by Moody Publishers. We decided...

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Biology for the Logic Stage Review

Elemental Science Biology for the Logic Stage

Middle school science is a sort of point of no return. Elementary science is typically easy, exciting, even fun. High school science is historically pretty tough. Middle school, though, is the time when science begins to shift from learning random facts to applying vocabulary words, filling out diagrams, and maybe even getting your hands dirty. Sixth through eighth grade is a make it or break it time for students in science, and with new jobs being created in the STEM fields every day it is important to get it right. I received a co-op package for free in return for my review. The...

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The Ultimate Guide to Shakespeare for Your Morning Basket

Are you hesitant to include Shakespeare in your Morning Basket? Maybe you don't feel equipped with the necessary educational background.  Perhaps your own memories of Shakespeare in high school English class are boring enough to send you running for the hills. Or maybe you just have no idea where to begin. Let me put your fears to rest and assure you that you are capable of enjoying and exploring Shakespeare with your children. Include Shakespeare in Your Homeschool Morning Basket You can confidently include Shakespeare in your Morning Basket with this round up of resources and ideas from...

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YMB #66 Art Appreciation for Your Ears: A Conversation with Alisha and Olivia Gratehouse

YMB #66 Art Appreciation for Your Ears

Today on the podcast I am joined by Alisha Gratehouse and her daughter Olivia from Masterpiece Society. As fans of art, Alisha and Olivia have started a new art appreciation podcast that takes a fun and "cheeky" look at artists and their work. In fact, it is quickly becoming a favorite of the teens and tweens in my house. In this episode of the show discover what is unique about the Masterpiece Maker's approach to studying the artists, why it is far...

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YMB #65 Remembrance and Grammar: A Conversation with Cindy Rollins

Cindy Rollins, mom of nine and "Mama of Morning Time" (so-named by me!), is back on the podcast this week to chat about Stratford Caldecott's Beauty in the Word -- specifically the portion on grammar, or what Caldecott calls "remembering." Join us as we chat about anamnesis, what it is and how it is alike and different what we already associate with memory. Listen for:   The idea of anchoring or tethering our children to a cultural heritage. What are some Morning Time elements that help to convey this cultural heritage. How Cindy handles the aspects of our heritage that are not positive...

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This Is Your Year to Attend GHC!

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You've heard me talk about Great Homeschool Conventions. You've seen my posts about how to get the most out of your experience at GHC. You've scrolled past my downloads, my pictures, my videos, all waxing poetic about how much I enjoy homeschool convention season. This year, it's time for you to join me. If you have never attended a GHC event, you have no idea what you're missing. I know it can seem like a lot of work to get to an event near you. I know it's not always easy to get away from home for a few days. But I also know that attending GHC will impact and empower you, and this is...

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