YB #106 What If You Are Stuck in A Morning Time Rut?

Have you ever felt like you were just stuck in a rut with Morning Time? It seems like you are just doing all the same old things and you can't shake things up and make them seem new again. We are talking about exactly that topic on today's episode of the podcast. I hope there is a pointer or two in here for you!Links and resources from today's show: Christmas Around the World Morning Time Explorations Advent Morning Time Plans A Month of Morning Time  Christmas Around the World Morning Time Explorations Advent Morning Time Plans A Month of Morning Time Ready-Made...

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Homeschooling High School: Everything You Need To Get Started

There is likely nothing that strikes more fear into the heart of homeschoolers than the idea of a homeschooling high school. There's teens and then there's transcripts.. and then there's teens. It can be a little bit of a daunting idea for most homeschoolers, but I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be! Homeschooling high school can be absolutely delightful. Can You Really Homeschool All The Way Through The High School Years? One of the first questions homeschoolers often ask is, "Can I really do this?" The answer is a resounding, "Yes!" Ann Karako homeschooled for 22 years and...

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YMB #105 Teaching Christmas Manners: A Conversation with Brandy Vencel

Planning Christmas School Nativity

If you have ever been in a situation where you were mortified at something your kids did then, well, you are in good company. It happens to all of us at some time or another. That is why my guest today took matters into her own hands and decided that the holiday season was the perfect time to teach some vital manners to her children. She did it each day during the season in her Morning Time and she is sharing the how-to-do-it with us. Don't miss this episode!Links and resources from today's show: Christmas Around the World Explorations Brandy's blog, Afterthoughts Start Here: A Journey...

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Homeschooling Middle School: Everything You Need To Make The Transition

middle school homeschool

Are you homeschooling middle school and looking for resources and support? This is everything you need to make the transition to the middle school years. The last thing that any adult wants to hear is that you have to relive middle school. I'm sorry to be the one to bring bad news to you, but if you're homeschooling middle school aged kids, you are kind of reliving middle school. Without some of the bullies, but still there's a lot of angst. This was an age range that I taught when I taught in the public school system. I taught everywhere from grades six to twelve, and quite honestly, I...

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Ancient Greece And Greek Mythology Books For Your Homeschool

These engaging and educational books are perfect for studying Ancient Greece in your homeschool. This booklist includes selections about Greek life and Greek mythology - everything you need for your homeschool ancient history lessons. Our Favorite Books About Ancient Greece This list of books are some of our absolute homeschooling favorites. The Story of Antigone by Ali Smith is a marvelous retelling of a play by Sophocles. Antigone is faced with a moral dilemma; does she bury her brother and defy her uncle, the new king, or does she leave her brother to the crows and keep peace with the...

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Learning Math Through Play In Your Homeschool

Learning Math Through Play In Your Homeschool

Learning math through play in your homeschool can make all the difference. This amazing resource helps you add a little fun and a lot of learning to your homeschool math study. One of the places that I struggle most of all, when it comes to trying to bring a little bit of life and extra understanding to my homeschool and not just check off the boxes, is mathematics. Math is not one of my favorite subjects, so anytime I can help provide resources for homeschooling parents to be able to gain a better understanding of math, I want to help! Why Are Parents So Intimidated By Teaching Math?...

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December Themes and Resources Your Kids Will Love

December is a jam-packed month already with tons of fun activities. How do you handle them all? My pro-tip is to make all the fun holiday activities your school and drop most (or all) of the other subjects for a month of organic learning together. Our nature study, liturgical living, food, books, and learning ideas will get you started for a month of family learning fun. Nature Study In December Brrr. Cold weather is settling in and animals are burrowing down for their winter nap. This month's nature study is about getting warm and cozy and all the plant life that comes with the Christmas...

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YMB #104 Following Rabbit Trails with your Kids: A Conversation with Colleen Kessler

I can't wait to share this fun podcast with you. Colleen Kessler joins me to talk all about how to capitalize on your kids' interests and add them to your Morning Time. How do you know which interests to follow? Which ones can you do as a family? And finally how do you stay on track and keep from losing your mind while still honoring their interests. We talk about all that and more in today's episode.Links and resources from today's show: Christmas Around the World Explorations Raising Lifelong Learners Raising Lifelong Learners Podcast Raising Resilient Sons Little House on the Prairie...

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Homeschooling Upper Elementary: Grades 4-6

Homeschooling Upper Elementary: Grades 4-6

What does homeschooling look like in the upper elementary years? The upper elementary years can be the golden age of homeschooling. The reason? Your children don't need you quite as much for everything as they did when they were little. But then you also don't have those expectations of middle school and high school kind of pressing down upon you. The best part? Kids who are in these grades are really interested in a lot of things, so they're fun to teach! How Homeschool Changes From Early Elementary to Upper Elementary Grade Levels The first thing about these upper elementary grades is...

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Teaching your Kids about Money with Matt Matheson

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Teaching your kids about money can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. This is everything you need to get started and create financial literacy in your homeschool. Why Is It Important For Parents To Teach Their Kids About Money? If the last year has taught us anything, it's that life can be unpredictable. In this economy, it's been a year like we have never seen before. The good new is, our kids' financial future doesn't have to be uncertain. We can provide our kids with everything they need in order to become independent and successful adults.  We spend hours working with them on...

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