Large family homemaking and homeschooling encouragement and tips from a mom of 10!
Changing How We See Sundays
25:09Are your Sundays anything but restful? Are you tired of trying to get Sundays "right?" When you have a lot of kids, Sundays can be hard - getting everyone ready, keeping everyone calm during the service, and then they still expect to eat when you get home! It's time we changed how we see Sundays and lean into Jesus as our Sabbath rest! Focus you calendar on Christ! Celebrating the Church Year Online Guide BUY NOW and start CELEBRATING!
Challenges of Homeschooling Multiple Ages
21:20Homeschooling a lot of different ages and stages presents a unique set of circumstances and challenges. In today's podcast, we'll walk through several of these with real world solutions! Teach your kids to dig into Scripture with games, puzzles, and more in the brand new Bible Investigators: Creation! Need help creating a homeschool schedule you can stick to? Take my class! Creating a Homeschool Schedule You Love! Resources mentioned: How to Add Another Child to Your Homeschool (post) Simple Morning Time (post0 Simple Morning Time (podcast #86) Morning Time with Multiple Ages (post) Independent Schoolwork (post) Teaching Textbooks Large Family Review (post) Secrets for Handling Attitudes in Girls (post) Girls and their Attitudes (podcast #56) How to Parent and Discipline Boys and Their Attitudes (post) Boys and their Attitudes (podcast #54) Homeschooling When Everyone Needs You (post)
Balancing Homeschooling and Homemaking
17:30How do you find time to clean the house while you homeschool? In this podcast, we'll talk about keeping up with the housework and schoolwork using simple routines and systems! Useful resources for managing your home and homeschool: Creating a Homeschool Schedule You Love (ecourse) Home Management for the Homeschool Mom (book) Other resources mentioned: How Many Hours Does It Take to Homeschool? (post or podcast #26) One Day House Cleaning (Home Blessing) - post Cleaning with Children Podcast Series: #46-49 Mega Laundry Post Morning Routine Table Chores Morning Time Teaching Your Kids to Work Independently 15 Minute Tidy Up Evening Routine
Living the Liturgical Year as a Protestant Family
20:06How to use the Christian Church Year to focus your heart and mind on Christ as year long! Get my Liturgical Calendar Guide for Protestant Families HERE! use code: LITRURGY10 for 10% off! FREE Liturgical Calendar Wheel - https://raisingarrows.net/liturgical-church-year-protestant-family/ Resources mentioned: Celebrating the Biblical Feasts by Martha Zimmerman Celebrating the Christian Year by Martha Zimmerman Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp Living the Christian Year Devotional by Bobby Gross Podcast #28 - Having a REAL Sabbath Rest Emily's Story Christmas Homeschool Ideas Free Easter Devotionals for Children
How to Adjust Homeschool Methods for a Large Family
22:14Your favorite homeschooling method may not fit your large family, but a few small adjustments can work wonders! In this episode, Amy shares how to tweak 5 popular homeschooling methods to make them work for a large family. Get the ebooklet mentioned in this episode! How to Make Any Curriculum Work for Your Family Resources mentioned: Charlotte Mason Homeschooling in 18 Easy Step-by-Step Lessons (ebook) Notebooking for the Large Family (post) Tapestry of Grace (page on Raising Arrows) How to Have a Jubilee Homeschooling Year (post) Music In Our Homeschool (online learning platform) Morning Time with Multiple Ages (post) Karen Andreola's books Julia Rothman's "Anatomy" books Related Podcasts: Podcast #124 - Taking a Jubilee Homeschool Year Podcast #70 - How to Use Workbooks to Lighten Your Homeschool Load
How to Find Time to Clean as a Homeschool Mom
13:07Homeschool moms have a lot to do in a day, including trying to keep the house clean! WHEN do you find the time to clean? Let's talk about what works best and why! Buy the Book!Home Management for the Homeschool Mom Take my FREE Class: 4 Steps to a Better Homeschool Day Related Podcasts: Podcast #46 - Weekly House Cleaning Without Help Podcast #47 - Creating a Chore Board Podcast #48 - Weekly Chore Rotation Podcast #49 - Weekly House Cleaning with Older Children Related Videos: Weekly Rotation Cleaning List Chore Boards Friday Home Blessing How to Anchor Your Day Tidy Up Time Table Chores Related Blog Posts: Home Blessing (cleaning your house in a day) Kitchen & Dining Room Chores for Children Morning Time with Multiple Ages How to Put Your Homeschool on Autopilot
Helping Children Grieve
27:48Practical tips to help you help your children walk through the grief of losing a loved one, even when you are also grieving. This week's sponsor: I. W.R.I.T.E - online writing class for teens by E.J. Kitchens Resources mentioned: Psalms for the Grieving Heart (a free 30 Day Devotional) Grieving Mothers page on Raising Arrows 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Why I'm Not a Minimalist
24:36A listener asked my thoughts on minimalism as a large family mom. This is my candid answer as well as a fresh perspective on "stuff." This week's sponsor: Night Zookeeper Get a 7 Day FREE TRIAL and 50% off your Annual Subscription! Resources mentioned: FREE Decluttering Template Creating a Peaceful Home (book) Weekly Home Blessing (post) Half My Stuff Saturday (blog series from 2010) Tidy Up Time (post) Nature Table (post) Simply Convivial (Mystie Winckler's membership site) Send your questions to [email protected] and it may end up featured here on the Raising Arrows® Podcast!
Tips for Teaching Your Child to Read
19:31If you are teaching a child to read this year, you'll need these great ideas for getting the job accomplished! This week's sponsor: Common Sense Press Publishers of Learning Language Arts Through Literature Use code: RaisingArrows20 for 20% off Resources mentioned: Podcast #13 - How to Make Read-Aloud Time More Peaceful Send your questions to [email protected] and your question may be featured here on the Raising Arrows® Podcast!