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Are you ready for homeschooling to feel joyful again? Do you need support as you learn alongside your kids? Welcome to Homeschool Better Together. Hosted by Pam Barnhill, this podcast shares how to stop questioning if you are doing enough and create a homeschool experience that fits your family.

Each Tuesday, we break down the big ideas into manageable chunks to give you the confidence and resources you need to finally step out of the overwhelm and into the wonder. Homeschool stories and practical tips are delivered straight to your earbuds full of inspiration and encouragement. They are perfect to listen to while running errands or folding a load of laundry. No matter what homeschool method you use, you’ll learn how to remove the overwhelm from your homeschool so you can focus on building relationships. To stay connected and learn even more about the Homeschooling Better Together resources, join the free community: https://pambarnhill.com/homeschool-better-together-podcast/
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Welcome back to the Homeschool Better Together Podcast. In today's episode, host Pam Barnhill and guest Amie Gardner dive into the intricacies of homeschool planning and the tools that can make it all more manageable. Amie shares her experience using Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot, which has been a game-changer in balancing lesson plans for her family and creating a confident, structured homeschooling environment. We'll also hear about Amie's journey from feeling overwhelmed with curriculum to finding flexibility and peace of mind. Pam and Amie reflect on the pressures of finding the perfect curriculum and fostering a love for learning in children. This episode is packed with valuable insights, practical tips, and heartfelt discussion aimed at helping you navigate your homeschooling journey with confidence and ease.Resource and Links:Homeschool PlanetAll About ReadingTapestry of GraceSonlight CurriculumPut Your Homeschool Year on AutopilotNavigating High SchoolHomeschooling Better Together CommunityKey Takeaways:Discover how Amie Gardner uses Put Your Year on Autopilot and Plan Your Year to simplify homeschool planning, providing a checks and balances system for her lesson planningUnderstand the benefits of online homeschool planners in tracking and shifting dates, helping to create an organized education plan within a short timeframe.Explore the flexibility and customization offered by Plan Your Year, making it adaptable for any homeschool approach and reducing chaos in daily schedules.Hear Amie's journey from starting homeschooling due to her oldest child's struggles in public school, to finding the right resources that helped her develop a confident and effective homeschool routine.Learn the advantages and potential challenges of the buffet curriculum approach, and the importance of making decisions ahead of time to avoid decision fatigue.Gain insights into the benefits of structured yet flexible planning processes that provide a sense of direction, reduce overwhelm, and ensure comprehensive subject coverage.Reflect on the balance between finding the perfect curriculum and fostering a love for learning, understanding the pressure on curriculum providers and the value of scripted homeschool curriculums.For full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to pambarnhill.com/hsbt6To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
Welcome to the Homeschool Better Together Podcast, where we explore where we explore building a joyful homeschool experience for your family. In this episode, host Pam Barnhill provides actionable tips to help make your homeschool planning simpler and more flexible. Pam tackles some common struggles, such as, when life happens and your perfectly laid plans fall apart. Listen in for practical solutions like lesson plan lists, loop schedules, and procedure lists that will help you stay organized without the stress of rigid grids.These tips are designed to help you create a homeschool plan that adapts to your family's needs, eliminates decision fatigue, and lets you enjoy the journey more. These strategies have been lifesavers for many fellow homeschoolers.If you're ready to bring joy back into your homeschooling, don’t miss today’s episode. Let's step out of the overwhelm and into the wonder together!Key Takeaways:Simplify homeschool planning by using lesson plan lists, where lessons are ordered by subject rather than assigning specific activities to specific days, creating flexibility in case of unexpected interruptions.Adopt loop scheduling to balance subjects and avoid falling behind in one area while getting too far ahead in another, ensuring consistent progress across all subjects.Utilize procedure lists to streamline the curriculum, specifying the steps needed to meet educational goals, thus making the daily execution of lessons straightforward and manageable.Consider focusing more on the joy and wonder of learning rather than strictly adhering to rigid plans, to alleviate the feeling of failure when plans don't go as expected.Create an efficient homeschooling record-keeping method by annotating completed lessons with dates on your lists, eliminating the need for post-hoc filling of grids or records.Enhance engagement through varied activities, such as incorporating books, videos, and interactive tasks, tailored to meet your educational objectives in an enjoyable way for kids.Explore available courses, such as the autopilot planning course, which provide detailed guidance and tools for more effective homeschool planning and execution.Resources and Links:Homeschool Better Together PodcastWonder World PodcastPut Your Homeschool On AutopilotInnovative Loop Schedule For full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to pambarnhill.com/hsbt5To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
Welcome to the Homeschool Better Together Podcast, where we journey through the challenging yet rewarding world of homeschooling as a community. In today's episode, you'll discover how strategic planning frameworks can relieve the overwhelm of daily decision-making, turning any curriculum into a seamless, open-and-go experience. Whether you're like "Best Intention Becky," who loves to plan but tends to overdo it or "Carefree Cathy," who thrives on spontaneity but struggles to cover the core subjects, this episode offers flexible planning techniques like lesson plan lists and magic number scheduling that could be perfect for you. Pam candidly discusses her own struggles with maintaining spontaneity while keeping up with homeschooling demands and introduces flexible planning approaches that can offer peace and predictability amidst life's uncertainties. Tune in for real stories, practical tips, and empowering resources to make your homeschooling journey more joyful and less stressful. Let's make homeschooling better, together!Links and Resources:Which Kind of Homeschool Mom Are You? Part 1Homeschool Better Together CommunityPut Your Year on AutopilotPlan Your YearKey Takeaways:Learn how structuring your homeschooling approach with lists rather than rigid schedules can provide the flexibility to accommodate life's uncertainties and spontaneous learning moments.Understand the role of a vision statement in creating an effective homeschool plan, allowing parents to test their decisions against their long-term educational goals and stay disciplined.Explore the concept of lesson plan lists without specific dates, combined with magic number scheduling as techniques to maintain educational progression without the stress of constant replanning.Gain insights into reducing stress and decision fatigue by using flexible planning frameworks that turn any curriculum into an open-and-go format, improving the overall homeschooling experience.Recognize the importance of periodic reviews to calmly assess the effectiveness of your homeschool plan, ensuring it remains adaptable and aligned with your family's needs and goals.Discover how autopilot planning can help families stay on track with homeschooling even in the face of unexpected events, like Alicia Brooklands did after hurricane Michael.Hear Pam's reflections on homeschooling year-round, managing seasonal breaks, and the impact of flexible planning on maintaining a joyful and balanced learning environment for her family.For full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to pambarnhill.com/hsbt4To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
Welcome to the Homeschool Better Together Podcast, where we explore building a joyful homeschool experience for your family. In this episode, host Pam Barnhill shares insights and practical tips for determining what's "enough" for your family.Pam breaks down four homeschool mom personality types - Carefree Cathy, Best Intention Becky, Strategic Susan, and Overwhelmed Olivia. You'll find out which type resonates with you and gain valuable advice for overcoming the unique struggles each type faces.Tune in to discover that while each personality type has its struggles, there are practical solutions and encouragement to help you homeschool better. So grab your favorite drink, take a break, and get ready to be empowered to step out of the overwhelm and into the wonder of homeschooling better together. Links and Resources:Which Kind of Homeschool Mom Are You? Part 2Homeschool Better Together CommunityPut Your Year on Autopilot Plan Your YearKey Takeaways:Reflect on the concept of "enough" in homeschooling and the process of defining what "enough" means for your family.Explore the importance of creating a vision for your homeschool and how it helps in determining what is "enough" for your family.Delve into the personality types of homeschool moms, including Carefree Cathy, Homeschooler Best Intention Becky, Strategic Susan, and Overwhelmed Olivia.Understand the struggles and challenges faced by each homeschool mom personality type in their homeschooling journey.Recognize that it's okay to enjoy the homeschool planning process, even if you don't get to implement every single plan.Acknowledge the impact of unexpected life events on homeschool plans and the need to adapt and adjust to challenges.Learn about joining the free homeschool community and share insights about the identified homeschool mom personality type.For full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to pambarnhill.com/hsbt3To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
Welcome to the Homeschool Better Together Podcast, where we explore building a joyful homeschool experience for your family. Are you looking to equip your kids with valuable life skills and build confidence in the kitchen? Then you won't want to miss Episode 2. In this episode, the host, Pam Barnhill, is joined by Katie Kimball, the national voice of Healthy Kids Cooking, two time TEDx speaker, writer, and mom of 4 kids who founded the Kids Cook Real Food ecourse, which was recommended by The Wall Street Journal as the best online cooking class for kids.Together, they explore the world of teaching kids important life skills and the impact of the digital age on parenting.Katie shares her journey from being an elementary teacher to a successful entrepreneur and mom of four kids, discussing the challenges of parenting in the digital age and the necessity of teaching kids face-to-face communication, understanding the value of money, and stress management in this tech-heavy and busy world.The episode is packed with insights and practical tips from experts on developing these vital life skills in kids and teens, making it an invaluable resource for today's homeschooling parents.Links and Resources:Life Skills Now Summer CampKids Cook Real Food BlogKitchen Stewardship BlogHSBT PodcastHomeschool Better Together CommunityKey Takeaways:Discover the value of teaching life skills beyond academics to help children thrive in the digital age and beyond, including communication, financial literacy, and stress management.Understand the importance of face-to-face communication skills and how to teach children polite communication, eye contact, and how to start conversations.Explore the concept of financial literacy for children, including understanding the value of physical money, opening a checking account, and the basics of banking and compound interest.Learn the practical skills of self-regulation, including tools for calming, morning routines, and mastering resilience to help kids cope with stress and anxiety in today’s tech-heavy world.Gain insights into how the workshops offered in the Life Skills Now summer camp provide practical, hands-on learning experiences for children to develop essential life skills.Discover the benefits of the Life Skills Now summer camp, which includes an extensive selection of workshops, prizes to motivate participation, and the opportunity for kids to apply what they've learned.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
Welcome to the Homeschool Better Together Podcast, the place where we explore the wonders of homeschooling as a community. In this episode, host Pam Barnhill shares her personal experience of finishing up the school year with her kids and introduces the new direction of the podcast. She reflects on the importance of simplifying the podcast and merging two previous podcasts into one, focusing on the theme of homeschooling better together. Pam emphasizes the significance of family learning, building relationships, and fostering a sense of wonder in the homeschooling journey. She also invites listeners to join the Homeschool Better Together community. Stay tuned for more episodes filled with practical tips, conversations with experts, and inspiration to make homeschooling more joyful and effective.Links and Resources:Humility and Doxology blog by Amy SloanHome Science ToolsHomeschool Better Together CommunityHSBT PodcastKey Takeaways:Discover the concept of the "I'm done list" as a practical tool for wrapping up the school year, allowing students to focus on completing specific tasks and bringing closure to various subjects.Understand the transition from the previous podcasts to the new "Homeschool Better Together" podcast, which combines the themes of morning time and better homeschooling to create a holistic learning experience for families.Gain insight into the importance of relationships in homeschooling, emphasizing how homeschooling better together can lead to long-lasting connections with children that surpass academic achievements.Learn about the podcast's focus on homeschool topics, including planning, teaching math, accommodating gifted and twice exceptional kids, and incorporating various subjects such as science, history, and geography into the homeschool curriculum.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
Are you ready for homeschooling to feel joyful again? Do you need support as you learn alongside your kids? Welcome to Homeschool Better Together. Hosted by Pam Barnhill, this podcast shares how to stop questioning if you are doing enough and create a homeschool experience that fits your family.Each Tuesday, we break down the big ideas into manageable chunks to give you the confidence and resources you need to finally step out of the overwhelm and into the wonder. Homeschool stories and practical tips are delivered straight to your earbuds full of inspiration and encouragement. They are perfect to listen to while running errands or folding a load of laundry. No matter what homeschool method you use, you’ll learn how to remove the overwhelm from your homeschool so you can focus on building relationships. To stay connected and learn even more about the Homeschooling Better Together resources, join the free community: https://pambarnhill.com/homeschool-better-together-podcast/Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
In this episode of Your Morning Basket, host Pam Barnhill welcomes Jennifer Pepito, the host of the Restoration Home podcast, to chat about creating a sacred home environment. They dive into the inspiration behind Jennifer's newest book, "Habits for a Sacred Home," which draws from the monastery movement and the impact of spiritual disciplines on history. The conversation covers the specific practices that are essential for nurturing a literature-based homeschool and the role of daily prayer in creating a peaceful and connected community within the home.Pam and Jennifer talk about the importance of a rule of life, which helps families identify their core values and live according to those values. To make it practical, the book includes different rules from St. Benedict paired with biographical sketches of women in history who exemplified those rules. The book also offers a study guide, recipe, prayer, scripture verses, and a pre-order offer with additional resources.This episode is a treasure trove for homeschooling parents looking to infuse their homes with meaningful practices and spiritual disciplines. To get access to the resources and the pre-order offer, you can visit habitsforasacredhome.com.Key Takeaways:Understand the concept of a rule of life or a mission statement for homeschooling, and how it can provide a vision and direction for the education of children, as well as decision-making about curriculum and activities.Experience the joys and benefits of incorporating daily prayer and poetry recitation into the homeschool routine, fostering a sense of spirituality and connection within the family.Explore the idea of stewardship within the home, including the importance of teaching children responsibility through daily chores and room care, and the impact of cultivating inner calm through quiet time practices.Learn about the historical significance of the monastery movement and see how this can inspire mothers to create a sense of community and stability within their homes, especially in turbulent times.Embrace the freedom and peace that comes from living according to the values and disciplines of a sacred home, and how this approach can help mothers and families weather the challenges of our culture while living out their faith and values.Links and ResourcesYour Morning Basket+Morning Time PlansMothering by the Book: The Power of Reading Aloud to Overcome Fear and Recapture Joy by Jennifer PepitoHabits for a Sacred Home book by Jennifer PepitoRestoration Home PodcastThe Peaceful PressThe Peaceful Press Curriculum1000 Hours Outside PodcastAt Home with Sally PodcastThe Read Aloud Revival Atomic Habits by James Clear
In this episode of Your Morning Basket, host Pam Barnhill and co-hosts Dawn Garrett and Laney Homan share insightful strategies for incorporating picture study into your homeschooling routine. This episode discusses the benefits of picture study, such as creating a mental gallery of paintings for children to enjoy as well as highlighting that it's not about learning art history, but rather about observing and appreciating the details in a painting. Gain practical insights on how to conduct picture study sessions, including the basic method of observing a painting, discussing it with your children, and prompting them to think about and offer their own titles for the artwork. Whether you're new to picture study or looking for fresh ideas to invigorate your homeschooling curriculum, this episode has something for every homeschooling parent.Key Takeaways:Emphasize the value of setting a timer for 5 minutes to draw a painting as an exercise in attention, not about recreating the style of the artist.Highlight the importance of dividing a painting into thirds and showing each part to children, focusing on details like colors, brushstrokes, light, and texture. Discuss the process of telling a story about a picture to engage with the painting, emphasizing the use of details in the painting to guide the story.Encourage the community to share more ideas for picture study and other activities in a free homeschool portal.Stress the significance of building the habit of attention through picture study and other activities like nature study, music, and poetry.Recommend not revealing the title of the painting initially to encourage critical thinking, and suggest asking questions to prompt children to think about the painting and offer their own titles.Links and ResourcesYour Morning Basket+Morning Time PlansArtistic Pursuits curriculumThe belated Party on Mansfield Mountain by Jerome B. Thompson"Impression Sunrise" by Claude MonetAngelica KauffmanJ.M.W. TurnerFor full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to https://pambarnhill.com/ymb151To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
In this episode of “Your Morning Basket,” host Pam Barnhill and co-host Heather Tully, a mom of ten and a veteran morning time homeschooler, discuss the enriching experience of nature study. Parents will discover the benefits of incorporating nature study into their homeschool routine, learning how it can foster observation skills, connect children with science in a vivid and approachable way, and significantly benefit mental wellness by encouraging outdoor time.This episode covers practical tips for making nature study a seamless part of morning time, including building drawing and watercoloring skills as well as choosing specific topics for deeper exploration. Listen in for inspiring strategies to bring the wonders of the natural world into your homeschool.Key Takeaways:Nature study in homeschooling encourages children to observe and connect with science in a tangible and engaging way.Integrating nature study into morning time can be achieved through skill-building activities like drawing and watercoloring, and by focusing on thematic studies such as rocks or evergreens.Even without venturing outdoors, nature study can be effectively conducted at the table with resources like nature lore books and magnifying glasses for closer observation.Consistency in nature study can be fostered by forming groups for regular nature walks, thereby making the practice a communal and anticipated event.Nature study not only deepens child's understanding of the natural world but also promotes mental well-being by encouraging them to spend time outside, observing and appreciating their surroundings.Links and ResourcesYour Morning Basket+Gather: Exploring the Wonder, Wisdom & Worship of Learning at HomeHeather Tully PhotographyEyes and No Eyes: Volume 1Among the Meadow PeopleThe Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling by John Muir LawsCircle of Seasons; The Journal of a Naturalist's YearSimply Charlotte MasonFor full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to https://pambarnhill.com/ymb150To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
If you're a homeschooling parent looking for meaningful ways to engage with your high schoolers and bring joy to your homeschool routine, this episode of Your Morning Basket is for you. Join host Pam Barnhill and co-hosts Laney Homan and Dawn Garrett, as they discuss incorporating Morning Time for high schoolers and the importance of Morning Time, plans that cater to the whole family.Laney Homan shares her experience of using Morning Time plans with her senior high schooler and her 7-year-old, emphasizing the value of not making high school plans and engaging in enjoyable learning together. Dawn Garrett discusses making Morning Time count for high schoolers and provides insight into incorporating it into their daily routine.Discover how morning time plans offer valuable learning experiences for children of different ages, including high schoolers. Don't miss out on this insightful discussion that will inspire and guide you in making Morning Time work for your high schoolers!Key Takeaways:Morning time plans for homeschooling high schoolers can be varied and flexible, incorporating activities that cater to different subjects and interests.Morning time plans include diverse activities, videos, picture study, poetry, and level-up activities suitable for older students.High schoolers can engage with morning time plans through activities like math, which includes advanced concepts suitable for their age and ability.Discover how morning time plans can benefit high schoolers and the whole familyLinks and ResourcesYour Morning Basket+Month of Morning TimePicture Books Aren't Just for PreschoolersFor full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to https://pambarnhill.com/ymb149To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
If you're a homeschooling mom looking for ways to incorporate current events into your homeschool, episode 148 of Your Morning Basket is a must-listen! Join host Pam Barnhill and returning guest, Carl Azuz the host and executive producer of The World From A to Z as they delve into the world of news and media literacy. Pam and Carl discuss the importance of engaging kids in meaningful conversations about global events and navigating the complex landscape of media and news consumption.Carl shares his experience as a news presenter for CNN and his reasons behind creating, "The World From A to Z," a nonpartisan news show designed to provide a well-rounded look at international events, cultures, and stories for students. Discover how "The World From A to Z" can help bring current issues to your homeschool in a family-friendly manner.Key Takeaways:Learn how, The World From A to Z provides a well-rounded perspective on news and culture.As homeschoolers, we have a unique opportunity to engage our kids in critical thinking conversations about what's happening in the world. Carl shares his journey from CNN to creating The World From A to Z, a family friendly news outlet for students.Carl encourages multiple perspectives and fact-checking in an ever growing digital age. Learn how discussing news and current events can help our children think critically and have meaningful discussions.Encourage our children to have well-rounded perspectives, especially on controversial topics. Encourage our children to bridge disagreement and polarization within their communities with factual news information. The World From A to Z runs a fresh, nine minute episode each weekday.Links and ResourcesYour Morning Basket PlusThe World From A to ZCarl Azuz's YouTube channelCarl Azuz on Your Morning BasketPoynter InstituteSonlight Homeschool CurriculumFor full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to https://pambarnhill.com/ymb148To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
In this episode, discover practical strategies to combat burnout in your homeschool with Pam Barnhill and co-hosts, Ali Madej and Meg Angelino. You will gain valuable insight on using Morning Time and other tools to engage your children during times of curriculum fatigue, seasonal illness, new baby, or overall burnout. This candid conversation acknowledges the natural ebbs and flows in the homeschooling journey and the importance of extending grace to both parents and children during periods of burnout. The team offers practical insights into managing grading and striking a balance between pleasurable learning and skill subjects.Tune in to Your Morning Basket Podcast and start your journey towards a more intentional and joyful homeschooling approach today.Key Ideas About Morning Time and BurnoutUtilize library apps, such as; Hoopla, Libby for audiobooks and online resources to engage kids in learning during times of burnout.Embrace the fun and learning potential in Explorations, read-aloud time, and strewing to keep kids engaged.Explore strategies for managing burnout, including; managing mom's health, starting with enjoyable subjects, and outsourcing subjects.Emphasize the importance of balance and grace for both the homeschooling parent and the children during times of burnout.See Morning Time as a fundamental tool to combat burnout. Links and ResourcesYMB+HooplaLibbyLife of FredPut Your Homeschool Year On AutopilotDenise Gaskin on YMBHandbook of Nature StudyFor full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to https://pambarnhill.com/ymb147To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
Join Pam Barnhill and co-hosts Meg Angelino and Laney Homan as they delve into the purpose and structure of morning time in homeschooling. In this episode, the hosts discuss the importance of setting goals for morning time, its role in fostering lifelong learning and family connections, and strategies for making it a valuable and efficient part of the homeschool day. They share their personal experiences, tips, and insights on how to incorporate morning time into various homeschooling philosophies and its impact on family life.Key TakeawaysMorning Time is adaptable and can work for families regardless of their homeschooling philosophy, prioritizing what is important for each family.It provides an opportunity to include academic subjects, making homeschooling more efficient by teaching everyone at once.It's important to incorporate enjoyable elements for each family member in morning time, using it as a fun way to introduce less favored subjects.The hosts share their approaches to homeschooling and how morning time aligns with their individual philosophies.Tips and insights are provided for moms looking to implement morning time in their homeschooling routine.For full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to https://pambarnhill.com/ymb146To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
Join hosts Pam Barnhill and Dawn Garrett as they revisit a classic episode of "Your Morning Basket" with Sonya Shafer, a homeschooling veteran, speaker, and writer specializing in the Charlotte Mason style of education. In this flashback episode, Sonya shares valuable insights into the power of narration and its role in developing children's personalities and engagement with books. Listen for practical tips for implementing narration, the effectiveness of oral compositions, and the benefits of using living books to foster the imagination.Key Takeaways About Narration:Learn how narration can engage children with books, develop their personalities, and enhance their oral composition, memory, and language skills. Understand the importance of grace for both parents and children as they navigate the learning process, emphasizing patience and trust. Explore the introduction of different types of narration, such as descriptive, expository, and persuasive, to students at various grade levels, and the stages of integrating these compositions into their education. Gain advice on encouraging children's narration skills without over-analyzing, to foster higher-level thinking and a love for storytelling and expression. For full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to pambarnhill.com/ymb145To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
Get into the holiday spirit with the Your Morning Basket Podcast's special episode, "The Team's Favorite Christmas Books." Join host Pam Barnhill as she welcomes Betsy Cypress, Meg Angelino, Genie Shaw, Ali Madej, Jeanette Pascua, Laney Homan, Katy Wallace, and Dawn Garrett as they share their personal favorite Christmas picture books and family traditions. From heartwarming stories to meaningful activities, you'll discover new books to read and find inspiration for creating meaningful traditions with your own family. Don't miss out on this festive episode that will add warmth and joy to your holiday season.Key Takeaways: Discover new Christmas picture books to enjoy with your family, including Mortimer's Christmas Manger by Karma Wilson and The Adventure of Christmas by Lisa Welshell.Start your own family traditions inspired by the podcast team's favorite activities, such as wrapping Hershey's Kisses as a countdown to Christmas or visiting neighborhood Christmas light displays.For full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to pambarnhill.com/ymb144To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
In this episode of Your Morning Basket Podcast, hosts Pam Barnhill, Laney Homan, and Dawn Garrett talk about how to make morning time work for your family. They discuss how long Morning Time should be and why treating it as a separate activity is essential. The hosts share their experiences and tips on incorporating different subjects into morning time, like history, science, and skill work. They also give practical advice on balancing content area work with skill work, especially if you have multiple children. They also discuss whether you should have separate morning time activities for different age groups and the importance of having designated times for everyone to come together. Join the hosts as they give helpful advice on setting goals for morning time and making it a fun and meaningful part of your daily routine.Key Takeaways:Morning time should be seen as a separate activity, treated with importance and joy. Balancing content area work and skill work is a challenge, especially with multiple children. Skill work is often done outside of morning time. It's acceptable and beneficial to have separate morning time activities for different age groups if it works for the parent and benefits the child. Identifying priorities and deciding who needs to be present for certain activities is crucial in optimizing morning time. Setting goals for morning time, considering the ages of your children and the season of life, is an essential part of making it a successful practice.For full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to pambarnhill.com/ymb143To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
Tired of the daily grind of homeschooling? Join Pam Barnhill and her team as they share how Your Morning Basket Plus Explorations can breathe new life into your homeschool. In this episode, Pam is joined by team members Ali and Laney to discuss how using Explorations as the basis for elementary homeschool subjects can nurture relationships, reduce stress, and encourage a love of learning. Hear real-life examples of how topics like baseball, ponds, artwork, and nature have captured children's imaginations across various ages. Discover how activities in music, poetry, picture study, and more can provide a rich learning experience tailored to each child's interests and abilities. If you're looking for an engaging way to teach multiple ages, subject areas, and learn alongside your children, take advantage of this insightful conversation. Let explorations help you rediscover the joy and meaning at the heart of homeschooling.Key Takeaways:Morning Basket Explorations can be the core of an elementary homeschool curriculum, covering subjects like science, history, art, and more.Explorations nurture relationships between siblings as they learn together on topics tailored to their individual levels.High-interest topics like baseball, ponds, fairy tales, trains, and more encourage kids to dive deep into subjects over a month.Consistent activities in each plan, like music, poetry, and picture study, provide a well-rounded experience.Focus is on learning and making connections rather than output of worksheets or compositions.For full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to pambarnhill.com/ymb142To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
Join Pam, Dawn Garrett, and Meg Angelino as they bust some myths about those "extras" in homeschooling. We're airing out all the misconceptions we have heard about Morning Time through the years and today, we're here to set the record straight. Combining subjects? Totally a game changer. Tune in to get a sneak peek into our own Morning Time secrets and see why keeping it simple is key. And hey, don't stress - remember to find the joy and avoid that homeschool burnout. Whether you've got toddlers or teens, we'll chat about how Morning Time is a fit for everyone. Bring the family in on this one! 🌞📚🎉Key Takeaways:Incorporating additional subjects and activities in homeschooling lightens the day and makes it easier to teach core subjects.Combining children in their studies is a good use of time and energy, allowing them to learn from each other.Morning Time doesn't have to be elaborate; even one extra activity alongside reading aloud and memorizing a Bible verse can be effective.Morning Time helps prevent homeschool moms from burning out and provides an opportunity to engage in activities they enjoy.Morning Time is suitable for a wide age range of students and can be adapted to each child's maturity level, with older students even gaining high school credits through Morning Time activities.For full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to pambarnhill.com/ymb141To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
In this episode of Your Morning Basket, host Pam Barnhill is joined by Betsy Cypress, the newest Your Morning Basket team member. Pam and Betsy introduce the Wonder World Podcast for kids. Pam records the show with her daughter Olivia each week, while Betsy is the researcher and writer behind each episode. Episodes explore fascinating topics, including historical events, science, and fun trivia. The Wonder World podcast aims to spark curiosity and encourage listeners to learn about various subjects, covering everything from roller coasters and sports to culture and history. Pam and Betsy also share tips for engaging reluctant writers, discuss the benefits of Wonder World, and highlight the power of podcasts in facilitating fun and engaging learning experiences. Join them for a delightful and informative conversation about a new show that will inspire and entertain the entire family.Key Takeaways:The Wonder World podcast covers many topics, including fun holidays, history, science, poetry, jokes, and trivia.The goal of the podcast is to provide education in a fun and exciting way for curious kids and their families.Wonder World is mentioned as a "ready-made morning time" resource that can be listened to during lunch, extending the listening experience.The podcast aims to provide enjoyable learning experiences beyond what can be found in textbooks.Find the Wonder World Podcast here.Find the Wonder Kids Club here.For full show notes and a transcript of today’s episode, head to pambarnhill.com/ymb140To join our free homeschool community, you can create an account right here.Mentioned in this episode:It's Autopilot Bonus Time!We are in our annual autopilot bonus period. Purchase Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot by June 28th and get our fabulous bonuses. Head to pambarnhill.com/autopilotAutopilot Bonus
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Chasta Elaine

What is the program called that she uses to keep track of all her books?

Aug 10th
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