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Join us as we delve into the principles and practices of homeschool Morning Time aka Morning Basket or Circle Time. With both experts in their fields and mentor-moms, we will discuss everything from how to choose the right books for a wide age range, to how to memorize a poem, to how to get the kids to sit still. All your burning Morning Time questions answered right here -- every other Tuesday.
 
Brief, off-the-cuff conversations about real life homeschooling in the moment. Pam & Mystie both homeschool teens and middle-schoolers and have been homeschooling for over a decade. Together they share what it's really like, give tips and recommendations, and encourage homeschool moms to keep up the good work.
 
Pop in your earbuds and get ready to be inspired. Veteran homeschool mom and podcast host of the Your Morning Basket Podcast, Pam Barnhill unpacks how to have a better homeschool 10 minutes at a time. Full of practical tips, stories, interviews, and inspiration 10 Minutes to a Better Homeschool is your home learning go-to show for quick, helpful information. *Formerly the Homeschool Snapshots Podcast
 
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Pam and Mystie chat about their school week, share some new books they are reading for school, and share and some ideas for homeschooling through the holidays. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: https://amzn.to/3ovvYp1 Birth of a Nation: A History for Peter: https://www.yesterdaysclassics.com/catalog/catalogbytitle_a_history_for_peter.html King…
 
I find it sad when families homeschool up until high school and then stop -- not because they don't desire to homeschool further but instead because they think they can't. On our episode today I am here to tell you YES you can, and my special guest Ann Karako knows how -- she's graduated five kids from her homeschool! Ann and I talk about everythin…
 
Episode summary In this episode, Jessica interviews two seventh-grade boys on the topic of their best book recommendations. The boys offer suggestions for fantasy, non-fiction, as well as books for beginning readers. Host biography Jessica Smartt is a former English teacher and homeschooling mom of three who lives in beautiful North Carolina. She i…
 
If you have ever been in a situation where you were mortified at something your kids did then, well, you are in good company. It happens to all of us at some time or another. That is why my guest today took matters into her own hands and decided that the holiday season was the perfect time to teach some vital manners to her children. She did it eac…
 
Middle school will bring changes to your homeschool and not all of them will be good. But some will. Just like anything there are life-situations that are difficult, but hey, everyone can read now -- which can be a game-changer for homeschooling. Now is the time to nudge your kids into burgeoning independence (but check up on them often!). We give …
 
Behind the scenes banter with real homeschool parents. Get some homeschool dad insight from an interview with Mr. Hifalutin. Then listen and laugh along with a comical rendition of a homeschool marriage court deposition over some common everyday struggles and trials. Mr. Hifalutin-- Damian Cabrera is the husband of Jennifer Cabera, the Hifalutin Ho…
 
Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of most homeschooling parents more than teaching their kids math. What if instead of fear we could approach math with curiosity? What if instead of dread, we instead looked at ways we could play? Today I am joined on the podcast by Mark Hendrickson, the developer of the Math Playground at Beast Academy. Mark cha…
 
What goes into your homeschool is as important as what surrounds it. Today’s episode focuses on how important it is to create an atmosphere of learning in your home. This atmosphere is made up of many things including organization, discipline, attitude and even decor. If you find that your homeschool just seems to be dragging along, let this episod…
 
I can't wait to share this fun podcast with you. Colleen Kessler joins me to talk all about how to capitalize on your kids' interests and add them to your Morning Time. How do you know which interests to follow? Which ones can you do as a family? And finally how do you stay on track and keep from losing your mind while still honoring their interest…
 
Pam and Mystie will discuss how homeschooling is going in their homes and ways to beat the November slump (it’s a thing). They chat about why they think we slump in November and some ideas you can use to beat (and lean into) what might be going on in your homeschool. Mystie also gives an overview of how she uses Simply Charlotte Mason’s Spelling Wi…
 
Homeschooling in the upper elementary years is all about burgeoning independence, but probably not as much as you were hoping for. How can we encourage our kids to take charge of more, while make sure that skills still get covered? And how to we make the all-important leap from learning to read to reading for information? Give this episode a listen…
 
How do you teach your child what it means to be a responsible person? Like most parents, you probably model the traits you hope they will acquire, and that's the best possible way. However, don't forget the power of literature. Fables, parables, stories, and humorous essays (such as this one) can spark discussions, provide vivid examples, and remin…
 
Pam and Mystie chat about their school week including struggling with foreign language consistency and molecular model kids. They also chat about how to handle toddlers and the havoc they cause in our homeschools. Molecular Model Kit: https://amzn.to/3Efifcq Toddler Training Grounds: Managing Expectations While Homeschooling Many: https://pambarnhi…
 
What does it look like for dads to support homeschooling? If mom is the primary “teacher,” what role do dads play? Graham Clark weighs in on the creative ways dads can pitch in to support their wives. Graham is a father of four and wife to Katie who lives in North Carolina. Graham works as a safety consultant by day, but also runs the Strategic Fam…
 
Money is often a tough topic for parents to talk about with kids. Maybe this is because many of us have been raised to believe that it is taboo to talk about money. Maybe it's because nobody ever had these conversations with us, so we flounder over what to say. Maybe we just don't want to give bad advice. Whatever our reluctance to chat about money…
 
There are many different reasons why people decide to homeschool, but not all reasons carry the same amount of “conviction." Regardless of whether you’re just starting out or have been homeschooling for years, getting clear about the “why” behind your homeschool is critical to its longevity. Now is the perfect time to consider again why you’re scho…
 
When you have been homeschooling as long as I have it takes quite a bit to be surprised by a new resources. Before Austen Comes Aesop is a new book that was up to the task of turning my head. This valuable guide for parents not only takes on the misguided idea that our kids need to read the most mature and difficult books at a young age, but also p…
 
Mystie and Pam chat about how hard it is to get back into school after a break (and breaks that go longer than they should) plus what they are using this year for history in their homeschools. Get an email with the link to join the live chat each week: https://www.scholesisters.info/lounge Links: U.S. History Detective https://amzn.to/3jewN3K Ameri…
 
When you are starting out homeschooling the early years you have a tendency to want to do all the things. The good news is -- you don't need to! Instead early elementary is a time for building habits, following interests, and cementing those important basic skills. In this episode of the podcast I dive deep into what you need to do for early elemen…
 
It's the age-old questing that is asked often: what do I do when my child just refuses to do his or her schoolwork? The answer might just surprise you because it has less to do with your child and more to do with you, the homeschooling parent After we rule out that the kid is having a bad day and the refusal is bigger than that, there there are two…
 
How do you manage when you have a number of kids spanning a wide age range? You want your older kids to still be part of your Morning Time, but you aren't sure which activities are appropriate for them? How do you "level up" the activities you do so that little ones AND bigger ones still get something out of Morning Time? This episode answers all o…
 
Pam and Mystie chat about their school week including math mop-up for donuts and how travel affects homeschooling, plus share a bit about what they are using for science this year. Scholé Sisters Memory Retreat: https://www.scholesisters.info/memory/ Home Science Tools: https://www.homesciencetools.com?aff=120 Guest Hollow's Chemistry in the Kitche…
 
A good homeschool day often comes down to a good start. The momentum of getting everyone started in the morning can't guarantee that the day will end well, but days rarely end well that never begin in the first place. Right? So in this episode Pam chats about the importance of getting the day off to a good start -- no matter what time that is -- an…
 
Homeschooling science is often frustrating and impossible, easily replaced with videos, or neglected altogether. Don’t let it be! I’ve got help and great offers! Science can be hands-on, exciting, edible, and dangerous! And can create lasting family memories. Like when you almost burn the house down for the science fair. True, hilarious story here……
 
On today’s episode Pam checks back in after a short vacation (what DID her kids buy at the mile-long yard sale) while Mystie teaches the 8-year-old that lists are no longer optional. They also spill all the details about the upcoming Scholé Sister’s Retreat and share their foreign language picks. Scholé Sisters Retreat: https://www.scholesisters.in…
 
Homeschooling work out way better than what you expected? Maybe now, given the choice, homeschooling is something that you have decided to make a permanent fixture for your family. Welcome to the club! In this podcast episode Pam talks about what changes you can make now that you are a long-haul homeschooler and five resources you can use to begin …
 
Bethany Stuard has both an extensive knowledge of and great passion for choral music. That is what makes her such a fun guest for this episode of the podcast. In this episode Bethany likens choral music to a great room with doors that lead to all areas of knowledge. It is a fascinating glimpse at a tool we can use in our Morning Time to inspire our…
 
Pam and Mystie chat about their school week, plus share a bit about what they are using for math and PE for this year. Math-U-See: https://store.demmelearning.com/math-u-see Mr. D. Math: https://www.mrdmath.com/ Scholé Sisters Retreat: https://www.scholesisters.com/product/memory/ 5 Minute Workout with Coach Kevin: kevinpaulsontraining.com/free Epi…
 
It wasn't what you wanted to do, but because of mandates or other issues, you once again find yourself homeschooling for the new school year. If you are making this change, what are the things that you can do to move closer to a homeschooling lifestyle and enjoy being with your kids more? In this episode we talk about the difference between homesch…
 
Checklist? What checklist? Join Mystie and Pam on the Homeschool Teachers’s Lounge as they debrief how their school weeks went. They discuss 11-year-olds and parenting versus homeschool issues as well as some struggles and tips on getting the morning starting off well. Pam’s FREE Guilt-Free Mornings Course starts September 23: https://pambarnhill.c…
 
So often when we begin thinking about homeschooling our kids we form a picture in our heads of what we want it to be like. Unfortunately for many of us, the idyllic vision we create in our heads is not exactly what comes to pass when we actually begin homeschooling. Does this mean we have to give up the complete vision we created and just settle fo…
 
This is it! We are proud to present our 100th episode of Your Morning Basket. Who would have thought that we could do 100 episodes about Morning Time and not run out of ideas? (Hint: At times it was NOT me.) But we have and I am proud of all of them. In this 100th episode I am joined by YMB community manager (and all-around podcast super-fan) Dawn …
 
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