Five Steps to a Fabulous Summer Plan

Get Organized for Summer with Kids Feature

Ah summer. Swimming pools, ice cream, and hours free to get bored do what you want. I loved summer because our days are more relaxed. I love a break from the structured school time and the feeling of needing to get a litany of school work accomplished each day. But if I am not careful our summers turn into a marathon of cartoons, video games, and YouTube (Does anyone else's kids like to look up their current passion on YouTube and watch all the videos?) This summer I have decided to try and stop those activities before they even begin. We are taking about eight weeks off our homeschool...

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YMB #94 Math in Morning Time: A Conversation with Denise Gaskins

I'm not going to lie, this episode of the podcast is a new favorite. Denis Gaskins, homeschool mom and math-lover, popped into my interview seat and blew me away with some awesome new math analogies, a hint that I might be teaching math wrong (gasp), and a ton of tips and ideas for making math meaningful and fun for my kids. This one is not to be missed!Links and resources from today's show: Join the Your Morning Basket Community Morning Time Plans Workshop Parent Handout Great Homeschool Conventions Let's Play Math Math You Can Play Combo Prealgebra & Geometry Multiplication &...

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Enchanted Journey Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

It's almost summer so we are back with a treat for the entire family. We are so excited to bring you this fun summer reading program of books, ideas, and helpful tips to encourage kids to read all summer long. This is our seventh year doing the summer reading program. This year we are dusting off the Enchanted Journey summer reading program because we created a set of Morning Time plans to go with this program -- doing the plans along with the program will check off squares in the reading program through read-alouds for your kids if they are young, or encourage older readers to learn more...

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YMB #93 Poet Teaching Poetry: A Conversation with Sally Thomas

Join me today for a delightful conversation with a Charlotte Mason homeschooling mom who also is a poet. In this episode, Sally Thomas and I discuss what drew her to writing poetry. how to experience poetry with your kids, and how you might encourage them to write their own.Links and resources from today's show: Join the Your Morning Basket Community Your Morning Basket Plus Abandon Hopefully Homeschooling Mater Amabilis™ - A Catholic Charlotte Mason Homeschool Curriculum Richard Wilbur Ulysses The Triggering Town Talking to the Sun The Rattle Bag Early in the Morning Marguerite, Go Wash...

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YMB #92 Growth Mindset for Kids: A Conversation with Ginny Kochis

Growth mindset is a hot buzz word in the education world these days, but what do you do if it makes you feel a little, well, uncomfortable. All that self talk can sometimes seem like a little too much dependence on self and not enough dependence on God and His will. That is why I am chatting today with Ginny Kochis who approaches the idea of growth mindset from a Christian perspective. How can we balance our belief in ourselves and our abilities with our need for God's grace and help. That is what we seek to answer here. Enjoy!Links and resources from today's show: Join the Your Morning...

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YMB #91 Active Kids 2.0: A Conversation with Larissa Maloney

Want your kids to get moving and maybe you aren't so good at moving yourself? Larissa Maloney joins us on today's podcast to talk about why getting our kids moving is important to their learning. She also gives some fun tips on how to inspire them to get going. Enjoy!Links and resources from today's show: Join the Your Morning Basket Community Active Kids 2.0 (Use the code 'morningbasket10' for a 7-day free trial and 10% off) Hank the Cowdog  Hank the Cowdog Set Pam: It finding that passion within yourself is so important. So the moms of the house need to find what makes them...

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YMB #90 Travel: A Conversation with Dachelle McVey

Planning a little trip? It turns out that Morning Basket is a great time to explore all the places where you might want to travel. I am joined on today's episode by Dachelle McVey, a mom who makes travel a big part of her homeschool. And the learning doesn't just happen ON the trip. Dachelle is full of ideas for how to make it happen before and after travel as well.Links and resources from today's show: Dachelle's Blog Literary Adventures for Kids Inventors History Video Art Lessons 8 For Each State: US Geography Midsummer Night's Dream Pam: A lot of times we think of field trips is like...

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How to get the most out of your homeschool convention

How to get the most out of your homeschool convention

Long before I was asked to speak at the Great Homeschool Conventions I was an attendee. In fact, convention time each year made me rather giddy. I almost always went with friends. We would make a road trip and a weekend of it. I would plot my speaker schedule like a general manages an attack, walk every single aisle of the vendor hall just to make sure I didn't miss anything, and I still have my rolling cart which held everything from water bottles to fun purchases. Read more or listen here: And I just learned so much and felt renewed and refreshed every single year. This year I imagine...

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YMB #89 Building the Mini Habits of Reading: A Conversation with Abby Wahl

Fellow Scholé Sister Abby Wahl joins me on today's episode of the podcast with some encouraging help for moms who want to build a reading habit this year. In the show we talk about how to develop our reading taste, what to do if you feel like you have no time to read, and Abby's secret sauce for building a successful reading habit from the very first day.Links and resources from today's show: Connect with Abby Scholé Sisters Scholé Sisters Podcast Join the Your Morning Basket Community Join the Scholé Sistership YMB #3 Reading in Morning Time: A Conversation with Brandy Vencel YMB #25...

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YMB #88 Morning Time with Many Ages: A Conversation with Heather Tully

family doing morning time

It is the question we get asked more than any other. How do I do Morning Time with kids that span a wide range of ages and if I have toddlers in the mix. Well today we have the answer. In this video workshop replay, mom of ten Heather Tully shares with us why and how she perseveres and does Morning Time with her kids from ages 2 to 19. Full of practical advice, realism, and grace this workshop will bless you as you prepare your own Morning Time. You can watch the webinar with Heather's wonderful photos below.   Links and resources from today's show: Your Morning Basket Plus YMB #56 A...

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