make joy normal: cozy homeschooling

Bonnie Landry

In the context of promoting joy, fun and an environment of love, Bonnie welcomes you! Bonnie is a homeschool mom of seven kids, 31 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 two littles. Join us for some honest discussion about how to make home education cozy. Just like you imagined.

learning with littles: Julia's questions
Sep 10 2022
learning with littles: Julia's questions
My guest today is Julia, a listener with her fourth little one due anytime.  She asks really good questions!  We chat about learning in the early years with just young children, should we do a reading program when our child is already fluently reading and how to respond when moms start talking about what curriculum they use.  Julia also asks me how I got started on this particular journey of child led learning.  We talk about science with young kids, and working in art and music...and the big question...What do we do next?? Join Julia and I for a fun conversation about homeschooling in the early years.  4:07 - Should we supplement dictation with a reading curriculum? 12:19 - Feeling pressure to answer for what curriculum we use 23:41 - Choosing literature for dictation 24:54 - Creating good reading habits as a family26:14 - Social studies, History and Science for young children 35:04 - Adding beautiful Art and Music in homeschool 39:48 - How many hours per day should you be homeschooling? 51:06 - Homeschooling with a new baby  Dictation resources Science story books: Over and Under the Pond A Nest is Noisy DK Wonders of NaturePodcast episodes mentioned: what will you do all day: developing routine with little ones developing a routine that encourages kids to focus  homeschooling with a new baby and other charming and challenging times in our lives Ask Bonnie a question here! Try Riversidefm, Our recording platform.  I use it because it’s easy. I use it because good tech support matters. makes podcasting simple.  I value support in this ministry; the folks at buzzsprout respond quickly and cheerfully.
the joy of nourishment should never be sacrificed - Fallon Lee
Aug 31 2022
the joy of nourishment should never be sacrificed - Fallon Lee
I started binge listening to Fallon and her co-host Kori a month or so ago, when my daughter told me about their work.  Fallon, homeschool mom and a woman who wants to help you to optimal nutrition, shares her story of healing and her passion in the quest for women's health.  Among so many other things, well nourished women have more energy, more stable moods, higher quality sleep...wait...those are all the things you need, am I right?  But it the middle of it all, the whole point is JOY.  Nutrition should be beautiful, not frustrating.  Joyful, not a chore.  Thank you, Fallon, for your gifts.  Join us while we overshare.  2:13 - Welcome Fallon / What brought you to your health journey?16:00 - Wellness should bring you joy 27:52 - How do we start to make positive changes? 35:23 - Body image appreciation 45:57 - The spiritual discipline of fasting 49:42 - Toxicity, gut health and healing through food 1:01:04 - Is there a solution for anxiety?Ever Ancient, Ever New:Art History, Appreciation, Theory and Practice by Catholic Heritage Curriculafallonstable.com     @fallondanaeThe Freely Rooted Podcast #makejoynormal #homeschool #real #organic #wholefoods #nourishment #intuition #foodfreedom #wellness #joy #vibrancy  Try Riversidefm, Our recording platform.  I use it because it’s easy. I use it because good tech support matters. makes podcasting simple.  I value support in this ministry; the folks at buzzsprout respond quickly and cheerfully.
creating homes: pursuing health and holiness in the domestic church: an interview with Mariette, the natural Catholic mom
Jul 2 2022
creating homes: pursuing health and holiness in the domestic church: an interview with Mariette, the natural Catholic mom
Welcome, Mariette!  And apologies on my end for the background noise; I had inadvertently left a secondary mic on, picking up my noise...thank you for your patience with my technical inabilities, my dear listeners.Mariette, the natural Catholic mom, joins me for a beautiful conversation about health, homes and holiness.  Listen as she guides us gently to living a life in closer accord to God's design.   We cover diet, toxins, birth and so much more.  2:14 - Welcome Mariette 16:36 - How does natural living affect our spiritual lives? 20:39 - Where do we start on the journey? 25:56 - How would you guide a young mom in natural childbirth? 30:49 - What resources really helped you in the beginning? 36:15 - Creating good habits around food and benefits of natural living43:57 - For when you feel overwhelmed, knowing your limits 46:51 - How to be open to mentorshipEver Ancient, Ever New:Art History, Appreciation, Theory and Practice by Catholic Heritage CurriculaMariette's website and blog and Catholic Motherhood: God's Plan for You and Your Baby by Sheila Kippley Made for This: The Catholic Mom's Guide to Birth by Mary HaseltineThe Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth100 Days of Real Food Cookbook and websitewhy community matters and how to be part of one (podcast) my own personal - a birth story (blog post)#makejoynormal #homeschooling #natural #healthy #attachment #birth #breastfeeding #connection #mentorship #realfood  #community Try Riversidefm, Our recording platform.  I use it because it’s easy. I use it because good tech support matters. makes podcasting simple.  I value support in this ministry; the folks at buzzsprout respond quickly and cheerfully.
creating homes:  talking marriage with Monica and Renzo from Two Become Family
Jun 18 2022
creating homes: talking marriage with Monica and Renzo from Two Become Family
I am starting a little series for the next few weeks on creating the homes we desire for our family life.  The idea came from this article in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2223:2223 Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home is well suited for education in the virtues. Wow.  Tenderness.  Forgiveness. Respect.  Fidelity.  We'll start with marriage.  I have with me today Monica and Renzo Ortega, who have a beautiful marriage ministry, through their website and their podcast, Two Become Family. Their story is beautiful and they tenderly draw us to greater depth and appreciation of marriage.   We discuss why we've lost confidence in marriage, nature and grace, ways to build self control, developing a family culture, over discernment, and how we can get ourselves out from places in our marriage that we don't want to be.   00:13 - Creating homes series, welcome Monica and Renzo6:54 - Importance of finding support in the first ten years of marriage 10:03 - How did we lose confidence in the family and what is the role of grace?22:24 - Practicing self-discipline impacts the whole family 26:39 - Creating a family culture of kindness, fortitude, prayer30:23 - Guidance for vocational discernment  42:06 - Where do we start when discord has crept into the marriage? Two Become Family - Restoring Confidence in Family Life Pre-Cana with the Pope PodcastGo to Joseph: 10 Day Preparation for Consecration to St. Joseph by Renzo OrtegaGo to Joseph for Children by Renzo and Monica OrtegaFamiliaris Consortio - Pope John Paul II Love and Responsibility by Karol Wojtylacompassion  (blog post) Try Riversidefm, Our recording platform.  I use it because it’s easy. I use it because good tech support matters. makes podcasting simple.  I value support in this ministry; the folks at buzzsprout respond quickly and cheerfully.
Krista from Tan: homeschooling with the whole family in mind
May 14 2022
Krista from Tan: homeschooling with the whole family in mind
Tan has developed a homeschool support system worth taking a look at.  Krista from Tan books is so full of enthusiasm for her work supporting parents and families with what Tan has to offer.  We talk about what homeschooling can look like, and de-stressing the parents who want to create a joy filled environment.  2:12 - Welcome Krista and about Tan books 5:06 - About TAN Academy and how it operates 19:11 - Support for learning disabilities and when your child is behind  26:35 - You don't need to sweat it over testing 27:58 - Preparation for college or university and negotiating tuition 30:52 - Is TAN Academy available to international families? 39:01 - Homeschool one year at a time, one day at a time  43:16 - Mentorship and finding community 47:06 - Story of Civilization, Story of the Bible, Story of the Church 52:23 - TAN Academy is like a blend of Seton and Mother of Divine GraceTAN Books TAN Academy Ever Ancient, Ever New:Art History, Appreciation, Theory and Practice by Catholic Heritage CurriculaClassic Learning Test (CLT) Cardinal Newman SocietyPhillip Campbell : Story of Civilization, Story of the Bible, Story of the Church high school transcripts and other freebies  Try Riversidefm, Our recording platform.  I use it because it’s easy. I use it because good tech support matters. makes podcasting simple.  I value support in this ministry; the folks at buzzsprout respond quickly and cheerfully.