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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YMB #64 Memory Work from a Mom’s Perspective: A Conversation with Amy Sloan

HS 179: Memory Work from a Mom's Perspective with Amy Sloan

Today on the podcast I am joined by Amy Sloan from humilityanddoxology.com and mom of five kids ages 4 to 14. For about the past five years Amy has made memory work a central part of her homeschool day. In this episode Amy and I discuss how to be consistent with memory work, how you find great pieces to memorize, and practical ways you can make this happen in your home. We also chat about the debate between memorizing facts versus spending your time memorizing other worthy passages, how to make it work for multiple ages, and even how to deal with attitudes if they arise.Thanks for sharing...

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HS 192: Passing the Baton with Wendy Speake

Wendy Speake The Homeschool Solutions Show

All good things must come to an end and this is one of those cases. I have decided to turn my focus to Morning Baskets in 2020 and beyond and therefore am stepping down as host of the Homeschool Solutions show. But never fear, I am leaving you in great hands. Enter Wendy Speake, homeschool mom and blogger extraordinaire. She is taking the helm of the show and carrying it into the next decade. Join us today to get to know Wendy and hear her vision for the show. P.S. If you want more podcasts from me in the future, you can find me on Your Morning Basket. Links and resources...

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YMB #63 Transitioning to Morning Time with Older Kids: A Conversation with Cindy West

HS 168: Transitioning to Morning Time with Older Kids Feature

What happens to your morning time as your kids get older? Does it change or do we stop requiring them to attend? Can your teen outgrow Morning Time? These are the questions that Cindy West from Our Journey Westward joins me to answer today. In this episode of the podcast we talk about how the tone of Morning Time changes as your kids get older, how to get their buy in with what you are doing, and what a Morning Time with older kids can look like. Enjoy!Thanks for sharing this Morning Time podcast: Links and resources from today's show: SPONSOR:  Better Homeschool Mornings...

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Creating a Memorable Morning Time in December

December can be particularly difficult for homeschool moms when it comes to planning your Morning Time. In addition to all of our traditional school activities, most of us want to incorporate the beauty and meaning of the Christmas and Advent season into our Morning Time. This takes extra planning and work and it can be tough to find the time. In order to make it a bit easier for you, we have gathered up some ideas to simplify your planning when it comes to your December Morning Time. Ideas for Morning Time in December Morning Time Advent Plans - All the Tools You Need for Your Catholic...

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