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make joy normal: cozy homeschooling

In the context of promoting joy, fun and an environment of love, Bonnie welcomes you! Bonnie is a homeschool mom of seven kids, 32 years in - writer, speaker and cheerleader. Meet her cohosts who bring your questions and theirs to the table: Elizabeth, mom of five, in the thick of glorious family life, and Christina, just starting the homeschool journey with three littles. Join us for some honest discussion about how to make home education cozy. Just like you imagined. 

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Raising Critical Thinkers: foundation, practice and application - an interview with author Julie Bogart
Such a pleasure to have Julie Bogart join me to discuss her upcoming book and the importance of teaching writing and critical thinking skills in  our homeschool. 00:41 - Welcome Julie / Beginnings in teaching writing 4:27 - Becoming critical thinkers 8:35 - Differing opinions in families/communities  17:32 - Teaching children how to think, not what to think  25:25 - Separating facts from fiction 36:28 - Assumptions, biases and group think45:10 - Debate and analysis of news articles 52:08 - The importance of asking questionsOn Instagram @juliebravewriter www.bravewriter.comBecoming a Critical Thinker: A Workbook to Help Students Think Well in an Age of Disinformation by Julie Bogart Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent's Guide to Growing Wise Kids in a Digital Age by Julie Bogart The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning and Life by Julie Bogartlanguage arts in high school (blog post)  #makejoynormal #homeschooling #writing #criticalthinking #thinkingskills #discpline #research #study #parenting #opinion #debate Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
57:41 4/6/24
time for joy, time for housework
Another repurposed episode from the pre-podcast days...1:15 - Finding time, creating time 2:10 - Slowing down    9:13 - Using a timer 12:06 - Make mealtimes easier 13:03 - A good day starts the night before 13:50 - Working alongside our children 18:23 - Managing during crisis Sink Reflections by Marla Cilley indentured servants (blog post)a day without programs or workbooks, part two: and all the rest (blog post) #makejoynormal #homeschooling #planning #housework #organization #productivity #order #chores #joy Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
22:08 3/30/24
simplify your life
Repurposing a YouTube live from a while back....At the beginning of covid I did some YouTube live, and thought they’d be worthiwhile sharing.  Here’s where I make the bold statement that I can out talk covid 19.  And I did.  1:20 - Why simplicity matters 6:31 - Start your day with a list 7:44 - Read to your kids 9:09 - Chaos undermines joy 14:35 - Assessing your life 18:40 - Slowing down and finding orderthe law of diminishing returns (blog post) the experience of reading (blog post) #makejoynormal #homeschooling #familylife #order #simplicity #readaloud #planning #activities #joy Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
23:00 3/23/24
church and state: the importance of forming our children in the affairs of both
Welcome to our guest, Patrick Brown, homeschool dad and host of the podcast Crown and Crozier.  2:28 - Welcome Patrick, family life and podcast 13:14 - Raising our kids to be politically, economically awake 17:11 - Educating ourselves as parents 21:30 - Great resources available 32:08 - Voting, freedom and virtue 40:39 - Instilling a love of history 52:09 - Great examples of citizenshipCrown and Crozier Podcast Twitter: crownandcrozier US Conference of Catholic Bishops - Forming Consciences for Faithful CitizenshipWhatever Happened to Penny Candy? by Richard Maybury Usbourne Books - Politics and Government for Beginners Thomas D'Arcy McGee: Canada's Greatest Catholic Statesman?  - Crown and Crozier     Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Thomas More: A Man for All Seasons#makejoynormal #homeschooling #politics #citizenship #economics #freedom #history #law #dignity #justice #religion #faith Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
57:47 3/16/24
how to get started homeschooling and dealing with resistance
Christina and I discuss where to begin if you are new to homeschooling, especially if your child has already been in school.  How to establish a routine and create a playful, joyful environment for learning. We also discuss teaching a second language and using curriculum.  2:51 - Facing loneliness in motherhood 7:55 - Where do you start if you want to homeschool?14:27 - When the social life of school is appealing to the child  22:16 - Approaches to raising bilingual children25:58 - Teaching language arts in a second language 34:00 - Dealing with and avoiding resistance 40:01 - Child led learningHow do we start to make joy normal? Episode one. (Podcast) Done by noon: efficient homeschooling (Podcast) how do we know when to begin homeschooling and other very large questions (Podcast)which curriculum to use for a preschooler - a longer answer than you probably want (Podcast) Dictation workshop (Youtube)actual dictation lesson (Youtube)unsolicited advice: dictation is the answer (Blog post) unsolicited advice: mastery in dictation (Blog post) #makejoynormal #homeschooling #friendship #motherhood #community #fun #play #attachment #reading #languagearts #dictation #parenting #discipline Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
46:26 3/12/24
homeschooling and bioethics: the curricula of human dignity starts at home, an interview with Samantha Stephenson
Homeschooling mom and author Samantha Stephenson joins me to discuss the moral formation of our children and how to discuss sensitive topics with our kids. 3:10 - Welcome Samantha!6:19 - What is bioethics? 18:15 - How to approach difficult questions23:19 - Using dignified language with our children29:14 - Answering questions in an age appropriate manner 37:52 - Teaching the dignity of the human person42:38 - Recommended movies and books 55:11 - What if our teens are pushing back?1:02:40 - Final thoughts/advice for parentsSamantha Stephenson - mamaprays.comOn instagram:  @catholicmamapraysMama Prays Devotional by Samantha StephensonReclaiming Motherhood from a Culture Gone Mad by Samantha StephensonPrairie and Pine - Homeschool Literature Unit Studies The Seven Big Myths about Marriage by Christopher Kaczor#makejoynormal #homeschooling #family #dignity #truth #education #bioethics #science #personhood #marriage Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
66:42 3/8/24
marquette - why talk about NFP on a homeschool podcast?
Well.  If it makes your life simpler, let's try that out.  2:10 - Welcome Ashlee! 3:30 - How did you learn about Marquette? 6:18 - What is ecological breastfeeding? 10:06 - NFP, FAM and how Marquette differs from other methods 18:42 - Would you use Marquette postpartum or while breastfeeding? 20:01 - Is it a challenging method to learn? 22:31 - Isn't NFP the same as contraception? 28:48 - Recommended reading 31:31 - Should you take a course to begin? 34:41 - Career, vocation and homeschoolingVitae Fertility - Marquette Method  Contact Ashlee:   Ashlee@vitaefertility.com NFP Methods Comparison Chart - Vitae Fertility How to Talk about the Use and Abuse of Natural Family Planning - Dr Kevin Miller Marquette Method ProfessionalsBreastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing by Sheila KippleyThe Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding by Sheila KippleyBreastfeeding and Catholic Motherhood by Sheila Kippley The Catechism in a Year PodcastContraception: Why Not - Free Digital Download by Janet E. Smith  Period Repair Manual by Lara Briden Catholics and NFP (blog post) #makejoynormal #homeschooling #naturalfamilyplanning #NFP #fertility #pregnancy #breastfeeding #faith #family #marriage #vocation #career Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
42:30 3/1/24
oral reports - where are we going with this
2:07 - What do you make of oral reports? 5:04 - Learning speech arts through coop activities  14:26 - Historical fiction and memorization  30:05 - Playing with dress up clothesHomeschooling, simplified: great books to study Canadian history The Poet's Eye by Arthur Alexander Make Joy Normal Podcast by topic #makejoynormal #homeschooling #learning #languagearts #speecharts #coop #formation #history #funSupport the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
33:27 2/24/24
talk about burnout
This is a live talk I did online when covid happened, and I've decided to produce a few of them here, converted into a podcast episode.  3:01 - Relationships first 5:58 - Develop a plan 7:12 - Simplicity in our homes14:54 - Taking time off homeschooling 16:22 - Ideas for getting help20:18 - Investing in yourself 25:12 - Creating your village28:15 - Living in a functional community Homeschooling simplified series Sink Reflections by Marla Cilley The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo #makejoynormal #homeschooling #relationships #attachment #selfcare #priorities #order #curriculum #simplicity #community #planning #perspective Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
30:16 2/17/24
realistic expectations
 Homeschooling, simplified: what matters most: securing cooperation without sacrificing kindness#makejoynormal #homeschooling #education #attachment #kindness #relationship #joy Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
07:40 2/9/24
when fertility is winding down: an interview with Abbey
Such a lovely interview where one of my sweet listeners, Abbey, brings questions about the bittersweet time when fertility is "pending" - the onset of menopause and the challenge of not knowing.  4:05 - Welcome Abbey!10:24 - Miscarriage and pregnancy after 4013:53 - Being open to God's will 18:29 - Suffering and grace, the sense of loss and mourning 21:26 - Accepting changes in the body24:41 - Offering up our suffering 32:18 - Menopause as being actually easier 36:23 - Healthy cycles and wholesome foodAre You Menstrual PodcastThe Freely Rooted Podcast Fallon's Table - Recipes and Meal Plans #makejoynormal #homeschooling #fertility #birth #menopause #miscarriage #grace #family #diet #health Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
42:42 1/31/24
educating ourselves
Literature for life: and interview with Joseph Pearce.  As always, Joseph Pearce has great insight and wisdom on literature and how we, as busy parents, can pursue educating ourselves alongside our children.  6:31 - The desire to fill the gaps in our own education16:04 - Creating habits of reading 24:55 - Increasing our knowledge of language and vocabulary 27:33 - Poems and authors that are accessible  36:27 - Ignatius Critical Editions : Great works of civilization 42:47 - Should you always read the book before watching the movie?Joseph Pearce - Member site : The Inner SanctumLiterature: What Every Catholic Should Know by Joseph Pearce Poems Every Catholic Should Know Compiled by Joseph Pearce Poems Every Child Should Know Compiled by Joseph PearceIgnatius Critical Editions poems every child should know: an interview with Joseph Pearce (podcast) Introducing Shakespeare, and that's not all: an interview with Joseph Pearce (podcast)the experience of reading (blog post) #makejoynormal #homeschooling #literature #education #study #classics #technology #spirituality #reading #leisure #poetry Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
44:46 1/26/24
co-sleeping
Jenna Beaugh and I chat about co-sleeping and attachment.  10:32 - Openness to life and relaxed parenting 14:21 - Co-sleeping and how it changed us 18:35 - Books and resources 24:28 - Until what age should you breastfeed your baby? 29:43 - What about kids who keep wanting to sleep with you? 32:33 - Growing in our faith journey  40:03 - Spanking and aggression 46:20 - When older kids want to stay up with you 50:20 - Having babies later in life and menopause Jenna Beaugh on Instagram @eatliverunwebsite  eatliverun.com Sweet Sleep - La Leche League Sleeping with Your Baby by James J. McKenna The Baby Sleep Book by Dr. Sears Holistic Gentle Baby Sleep Coaching and Infant DevelopmentBreastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing by Sheila KippleyBreastfeeding and Catholic Motherhood by Sheila Kippley#makejoynormal #homeschooling #attachment #cosleeping #parenting #fertility #pregnancy #nursing #sleep #breastfeeding #prayer #faith #cathoSupport the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
59:45 1/19/24
What about college? And so much more.
In this episode, we talk about the why of college, intentionality in our choices and the pros and cons of going straight into college after high school.  But we also talk about a whole lotta random stuff - including, but not limited to: blending family traditions, the occult, homeschooling during crisis, the value of a hot water bottle and 1000 hours outside.  Enjoy!1:28 - Blending family traditions3:40 - Paganism, occult and shopping 8:31 - Do kids even need to go to college? 16:05 - Being prepared with a high school transcript 19:54 - Doing a gap year 22:18 - Finding Catholic community 25:43 - Homeschooling through sickness and crisis37:38 - What if you fear you aren't doing enough? 40:00 - Don't debate with people who disagree with you1000 Hours Outside Challenge #makejoynormal #homeschooling #college #postsecondary #education #family #discernement #formation #teens #guidance #community Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
42:45 1/13/24
Christmas message!
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05:09 12/29/23
an interview with my 20 year old son, Abel
Abel and I chat about homeschooling pros and cons, looking back on our family life and transitioning to post secondary.  Shout out to Abel's fans.  2:00 - Graduating high school, transition to University 7:34 - What about essay writing? 11:54 - What were the strengths and weaknesses of your homeschool experience? 15:53 - Self learning in homeschooling 18:36 - Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 23:38 - Do you feel like you should have gone into a trade first? 25:02 - Playing video games  Homeschool Connections Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College Trinity Western University offensive posts (blog post) #makejoynormal #homeschooling #family #highschool #university #college #writing #trades #community Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
29:56 12/16/23
How much is too much for teens, and what about all those quizzes and tests??
Elizabeth and I take a listener's question and share some of our favourite Christmas storybooks and movies along the way.00:53 - Enjoying a slow Advent  5:37 - Favourite Christmas storybooks9:33 - How much homework is too much for a 14 year old? 14:14 - Figuring out what our family needs 16:14 - Creating a family vision18:48 - Quizzes and tests in homeschool learning 25:15 - Top three Christmas moviesStar of Wonder - Advent Pilgrimage of Peaceenjoying your kids even more, family philosophy (blog post) #makejoynormal #homeschooling #highschool #family #vision #readaloud #advent #christmas Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
28:33 12/9/23
ADVENT and CHRISTMAS: Albert and I share family traditions
My husband and I chat about things that we did over the years to mark Advent and Christmas!1:45 - Midnight mass  7:54 - Learning about the Sacramentals 15:18 - Blessing of the Christmas tree 16:49 - Advent family procession 19:37 - Jesse Tree tradition 22:46 - Christmas eve celebration meal 25:30 - Feast of St. Nicholas puppet show 28:33 - Creating a family cultureA Handbook of Catholic Sacramentals by Ann Ball#makejoynormal #homeschooling #advent #christmas #tradition #family #culture #music #prayer #sacramentals #faith Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
30:33 12/2/23
Just do it: building community with Rebecca Genuis
Such a lovely conversation with my dear listener Rebecca! She shares some great ideas for gathering people and growing community.    00:33 - Prayer request 1:11 - Welcome Rebecca, family and vocation 3:13 - Preconception, pregnancy and fertility health 8:04 - Professional development for homeschoolers16:11 - Format for homeschool gathering 18:45 - Growing a community 23:31 -  How to reach out to other families and keep communication open 27:51 - Parenting issues are the most significant 32:37 - Supporting and loving our children 37:20 - Holiness and learning from our mistakes Dr. Rebecca Genuis - Infertility, PCOS, preconception  Revolution of Mercy by Bonnie Landry Hold On to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld #makejoynormal #homeschooling #pregnancy #health #infertility #family #community #parenting #attachment #relationship #growth Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
41:23 11/25/23
Celebrating life, one crumb at a time - an interview on food, family and love with Jenna Beaugh
Jenna Beaugh joins me to discuss family life and culture around the table. We discuss how to encourage our children in a love of cooking, setting the atmosphere around the table and how to increase joy in our homeschooling. 1:01 - Welcome Jenna, family and faith journey 6:30 - How did you start homeschooling? 9:40 - Importance of food and family culture 14:54 - What led you into culinary school? 17:04 - Encouraging a love of cooking, love of table22:33 - Liturgical living, Advent and Christmas 29:01 - Book and future plans 31:33 - Final thoughts on how to instill a love of family time through food Jenna Beaugh on Instagram @eatliverunwebsite  eatliverun.com The Catechism in a Year Podcast with Fr. Mike SchmitzSALT FAT ACID HEAT Nourished: Connection, Food and Caring for Our Kids (And Everyone Else We Love) by Deborah MacNamara PhDNourished: an interview with Deborah MacNamara on her new book (podcast)convoluted Christmas with joy (blog post) #makejoynormal #homeschooling #family #culture #faith #food #cooking #motherhood #blogging #teenagers #advent #christmas #tradition #attachment #joy #nutrition Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
36:02 11/22/23
closeness and learning: getting school work done without strife
Christina brings a great topic of discussion - can kids be trusted or will they take advantage of our goodness towards them?  We discuss productivity, discipline, authority and how to handle kids with controlling or manipulative behaviours.  4:50 - Learning to trust our children 6:46 - Education as a place of building relationship 10:09 - What should we do when we get pushback?  17:18 -  Learning to empathize with our children 21:39 - What if a child is manipulating you?26:58 - Leadership and authority in parenting 30:29 - Respect goes both ways  36:51 - Approach to conflict and relationships Author Julie Bogart on Instagram @juliebravewriter Hold On to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld Revolution of Mercy by Bonnie Landry authority (blog post)#makejoynormal #homeschooling #trust #discipline #education #tenderness #attachment #parenting #respect #authority #rest #enjoyment Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
41:40 11/2/23
Catholic Stories for Children: an interview with Trevor Rothaus
Trevor Rothaus, creator of Catholic Stories for Children  joins me to discuss a fun and engaging way to teach the Catholic faith to children! 00:29 - Welcome Trevor & faith journey 4:15 - What is Catholic Stories for Children? 6:23 - Video production and animation 9:35 - How can people support you? 14:12 - Mass Guide and Feast Day Calendar 19:14 - Printable prayers and Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for kids 24:00 - Growing in virtue 28:28 - What do you have in store for the future? 32:57 - Where to start and encouragement Catholic Stories for Children and on Instagram @catholicstoriesforchildrenforever learning (blog post) #makejoynormal #homeschooling #prayer #catechesis #faith #formation #virtue #habit #learning #faith Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
35:02 10/14/23
Nourished: an interview with Deborah MacNamara on her new book
Wow, what a profound episode with Dr. Deborah MacNamara who joins me to discuss her new book Nourished: Connection, Food and Caring for Our Kids.  We discuss relationship as the foundation to our health, how food and attachment are interconnected and how to create a family culture where food draws us together, is joyful and life-giving.     1:14 - Valuing the family meal, Bonnie's experience 6:40 - Food will either serve attachment or soothe emotional distress 11:50 - Receptivity and operating from the perspective of a role13:48  What if we are met by resistance from our children? 18:55 - Food culture in Italy: food draws people together, celebration, togetherness 22:55 - The work of love and attachment was always meant to be invisible 26:23 - Without connection children become more anxious, agitated, resistant 28:58 - Attachment does not mean the kids run all over you 34:11 - Not making an issue of food 36:17 - How do you hold on to a teenager? 38:24 - Food problems can become relationship problems  49:25 -  Experiencing food, play, and invitation 59:16 - Becoming your kid's best betDr. Deborah MacNamara's website and Instagram @drdeborahmacnamaraNourished: Connection, Food and Caring for Our Kids (And Everyone Else We Love) by Deborah MacNamara PhDRest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or Anyone Else Who Acts Like One) by Deborah MacNamara Rest, Play, Grow: Interview with Dr. Deborah MacNamara (podcast) respect (blog post)#makejoynormal #homeschooling #family #culture #relationships #attachment #nourishment #connection #discipline #receptivity #invitation #warmth #generosity #patience #togetherness #gathering #enjoyment #responsibility #play Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
65:57 10/7/23
a conversation with Father Paul, our Holy Land pilgrimage chaplain
Albert and I chat with Fr. Paul Houlis about pilgrimage, holiness, joy and blessings.  Catholic Heritage Curricula - Ever Ancient, Ever New2:11 - Welcome Fr. Paul and opening prayer 11:24 - Pilgrimages and greatest impact of being in the Holy Land 21:03 - What was your most profound experience? 25:46 - Feeling deeply, longing, and desire  39:42 - About Fr. Paul's podcast : A Holy Mess Podcast 43:22 - What's your favourite thing about being Catholic? 44:42  - Securing joy,  gratitude and holinessA Holy Mess Podcast why I am catholic, chapter the first (blog post)#makejoynormal #homeschooling #travel #pilgrimage #prayer #holyland #sacraments Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
50:58 10/1/23
feeling like a brand new homeschool mom: exploring high school years with Ashley
It catches you by surprise. One day, they're all babies and little kids and you're having so much fun with all the schooling and suddenly, someone is 14 or 15!   It all seems to get a lot more serious and we find ourselves in a completely new landscape.  Thanks to Ashely for her willingness to share her questions and concerns on this podcast, as we explore that new landscape. 00:29 - Welcome Ashley! 2:03 - Developing a high school transcript 5:21 - Having a conversation with your teen about their future 7:48 - Write everything down that they do 11:02 - Discerning what's best for your family 19:20 - Developing a course and grading 28:25 - Coaching our children 34:52 - Family life and time management 38:35 - New school year, where to start? https://www.bonnielandry.ca/pdfsgetting to graduation with grace (Youtube) Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
41:02 9/15/23
making kids do stuff we want them to do and making them stop doing stuff we don't want them to do
thanks to our sponsor, Catholic Heritage Curricula2:11 - Welcome and gearing up for a new school year 5:13 - How do you direct a 14 month old without rewards or consequences? 11:13 - How do we get our kids to do things that they don't want to do? 17:22 - Connect and direct19:44 - Restricting computer time and video games24:12 - Prevention and managing the environment for safety 30:28 - Supportive parenting for creative and sneaky kids Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
37:28 9/1/23
back to school resources linked in the show notes
my homeschool workshop in audio and videoBack to school free planning pagesLydia's Catholic Saints timelineBlog posts:Planning your year with natural learningKeeping trackGearing up for the school yearGetting some mom timePrevious episodes:What will you do all day? Developing routine with littlesPrepping for next year, what we really needSupport the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
01:04 8/29/23
seven strategies for simpler homes
Thank you Kelly!  For more awesome tips on simplifying mom life, find Kelly herehttps://www.simplehomemom.com/1:09 - Welcome Kelly! 2:37 - Strategy #1: Use Go-back Baskets 5:43 - Strategy #2: Use loop planning for low stress chores 11:41 - Strategy #3: Use blitz tidying as needed 17:57 - Strategy #4: Commit to simple daily planning 20:27 - Strategy #5: Use chore habits for less effort chores 22:21 - Strategy #6: Commit to a weekly planning session 24:40 - Strategy #7: Create a plan B chore routine 28:53 - How do you stay on-top of the basics? Meals, dishes? 37:52 - How do you keep laundry flowing smoothly?Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
44:17 8/27/23
defining joy and why homeschooling with joy matters
I have three lovely ladies, Teresa, Leah and Margaret bring their incredible and insightful questions to the podcast.  Honestly, I think this is one of the best episodes we've done...these gals are so insightful with wanting to understand such fundamental aspects of home education and family life.  Thank you, ladies, you are fabulous!7:50 - How do you define joy? 22:01 - Reactive response vs. tender response 27:11 - Why the focus on joy?41:30 - Growing spiritually with our kids44:42 - Offering correction in a loving and dignified way 50:19 - Where did you come across the philosophy of gentle parenting? 59:55 - Combating angst and building resilience Homeschooling with JOY workshop videosSearching for and Maintaining PeaceLet Beauty SpeakBishop Barron seven deadly sinsSheila Kippley Hold Onto Your KidsEpisode on resilience Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
62:22 8/20/23
random discussion about why we do the things we do
Sorry sweeties, no show notes this time!!Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at makejoynormal@gmail.com Search podcast episodes by topic Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
30:32 8/15/23

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