One of my favorite homeschool podcasts is Vintage Homeschool Moms at the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.
Maybe it's because I trust and respect Felice, knowing that what she shares is real, lived out in her home.
Or maybe it's because I love her wisdom--it's so practical. She is so real. She doesn't sugarcoat her imperfections or mistakes. Felice doesn't gloat about her successes either. She is relatable to us ordinary homeschool moms.
Moms Mentoring Moms
Many women who homeschool feel like they are pioneers, ploughing new paths. They long for a Titus 2 mentoring relationship. In Titus 2, Paul mentions older women teaching younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, and to be busy at home. In a special way, older women who have "been there/done that" have so much wisdom for the next generation of homeschool moms.
Chances are great that whatever you are facing right now is something that an older homeschool mom has met with in the past. Whether or not she handled it successfully, you can learn from her. My grandmother used to challenge me to learn from other's mistakes so you don't have to fall into the same pit.
Some Of My Favorite Podcasts
Here are a few of my favorite podcasts from Vintage Homeschool Moms.
In Speaking Kindly, Felice talks about teaching her children to speak kindly to one another. Felice learned quickly that the issue was a heart one. This has been an issue in our home in the past. If you struggle with this in your home, Felice's wisdom will make a positive impact.
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In "Birthday Celebrations Never Too Old," Felice shares way to make every birthday special--no matter how old or young.
Because of past experiences with birthdays, Felice has toned down the celebrations in her own home. She shares birthdays with little ones, traps to avoid, and celebrations for adults.
Birthdays are a great time to remind people that they are special and significant because God created them.
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In "Teaching Kids to Think," Felice shares her passion for raising kids who can think for themselves.
Here are some things Felice shares that you can do to teach kids to think:
Give them a good foundation
Teach them the definition of worldview
Give them different colored glasses
Read good books aloud as a family and discuss
Fill minds with good things
Give them time to think
Discuss Good/Better/Best Choices
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I Love Being A Sidekick
Here is I review found on I-tunes about Vintage Homeschool Moms: "I have been listening to Vintage for several months now. To me, Felice has become a great mentor friend through this podcast. I also enjoy her sidekick, Meredith. Love them both. I have saved many shows and will soon run out of space on my phone😊. Keep them coming!!!!"
So, you see I am Felice's sidekick once a month. I love being part of her show! Here are two of my favorite shows we have done together.
In "All About Homeschooling," Felice and I answer questions that moms ask about homeschooling. We give honest answers to real concerns.
Here are some of the questions:
What Do I Need to Homeschool?
What about Curriculum?
How Can I Homeschool with Toddlers Underfoot?
Is It Too Late to Homeschool?
What if English Isn't My First Language?
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"Music 101 In the Homeschool" looks at teaching music from the early years through high school. Here are some of the things we talked about:
Music is Mathematical (math/pattern, changing keys, improving math understanding).
Music is Emotional (a great positive outlet for passionate emotions).
Studying the Composers.
Growing from Playing an Instrument to being a Musician (piano, guitar, voice, musicians practice & grow in their gifts).
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I hope you will check out Vintage Homeschool Moms and become part of the family.