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You get to ask the questions. In the context of promoting joy, fun and an environment of love, your hosts, Bonnie and Elizabeth welcome you! Bonnie is a homeschool mom of seven kids, 29 years in (with a few more to go), writer, speaker and cheerleader. Elizabeth, mom of four, in the thick of glorious family life, brings her questions and yours to the table. Join us for some honest discussion about how to make home education cozy. Just like you imagined.
 
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Today we interview the lovely Jena Love of Rooms Need Love…she’s organizing specialist who teaches women efficient homemaking and organizing systems. In 2019, she traded in her corporate spreadsheets to become a full-time homemaker and homeschooling mom while supporting women in their pursuit to create peaceful homes for themselves and their famili…
 
Is it your dream? It’s certainly the dream of many homeschool families…to pack up their homeschool life as they know it, move to the country and start farming. I had the blessing of having our guest move just up the road from me, and friendship was born. Her family farm is right here on Vancouver Island, so have a listen! Today we talk to Rachel, f…
 
Elizabeth and I chat today about some thoughts on meal strategies to make life sail a little smoother! https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/20-minute-udon-noodles/ https://kalynskitchen.com/slow-cooker-recipe-for-louisiana-style/ https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/sweet-potato-lentil-curry/ https://www.amazon.com/Half-Baked-Harvest-Super-Simple/dp/052557…
 
⚠️ Trigger warning: In today's interview with Sarah, we talk about the challenges she's experienced, which include pregnancy loss, for those sensitive to this topic. Sarah is an army wife...life has taken her on perhaps more adventures than she ever imagined possible. Through challenges aplenty, Sarah shares how she railed, found peace and continue…
 
Wow. Today’s podcast brings to the forefront mental illness and homeschooling. “If you suffer from depression…can you homeschool, should you?” It’s such a great question and we so appreciate this beautiful interview with Kileah. She shares her perspective, her struggles and her advice and her management tools. She blessed Elizabeth and I richly, we…
 
In today’s podcast we talk about the ways that this time of year can get us down, and kick around some ideas on what we can do about it. We discuss value of community and our longing for it, especially in this COVID environment. Our new support network https://www.bonnielandry.ca/the-watering-hole Low days Posts on community https://www.bonnielandr…
 
Today we sit down with the lovely ladies from Latte and Laundry, our biggest fans! We hear about their podcast, Latte and Laundry, in which they discuss the importance of being both Mary and Martha and we learn a lot about friendship. I hope you enjoy today’s episode with these wonderful ladies, and give their podcast a listen! Link in bio. Our new…
 
Today we interview Drew Vernon, marketing guy for an unbelievably unbelievable product for families and my mind is totally blown. You might want to consider watching this on YouTube, because there are some visual examples of what Drew is telling us about, that would not want to be missed. I get requests all the time to review products, which I don'…
 
Today we interview Trent Horn, Catholic apologist, famous guy and recovered homeschool skeptic. With three young boys, he recognizes the joy of participating in their education, and the value of the parent's role in this. Trent shares the reasons and process that brought him to an appreciation of homeschooling. His family has started their homescho…
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. ALSO, masterclass coming up on dictation This week we address some of the common problems or challenges that families experience while homeschooling. Building community, time to ourselves, being present and letting go of an agenda when necessary. Posts about community and how to build i Keep sc…
 
We're back with season two of Make Joy Normal! "Having a baby or not having a baby could be equally risky." When and how do we decide it's the right time to have another baby? Elizabeth and Bonnie discuss the various stages and concerns we go through when we're thinking about adding to our families. One of the things we have to consider is that the…
 
In our last episode of this season, before we break for Christmas, we get started on a discussion that will require some furthering in future episodes! How can we make the most of the books we read? How can we get education naturally derived from our walk with reading to our kids? How we approach reading can really open up some many ways for educat…
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. We discuss a few different things this episode. Starting with technology and it’s place in homeschooling, we share experiences and ideas for managing what’s good online and avoiding the crap. We also talk about when kids interrupt while you are trying to get things done with other kids. What’s …
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. We interview Michael P. Foley, author of Drinking With The Saints: The Sinner’s Guide to a Holy Happy Hou We address the topic of why a niche book like this matters for busy parents! Michael and his wife homeschool their six kids, AND like a nice cocktail, so definitely experts on this particul…
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. This episode we chat with the lovely Kelly Briggs, aka Simple Home Mom - Kelly brings such helpful gifts to the table for moms. Simple is her modus operandi, and helping moms do the same…we share her journey, struggles and successes. What do we value? What matters to us? How do we do it all? Or…
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. This episode we take a few questions on different topics. We discuss a question from a dad…the varieties of the father’s role in homeschool, and what is the best way a dad can support his family in the homeschool endeavour. We also address an age old question…what DO I do when my family or frie…
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. In today’s episode, we interview Lauren Power. She’s a mom and entrepreneur. We’ve brought her on the show this week because we receive questions about working and homeschooling. Her homeschooling days are done, as her kids are grown, but she worked all through those homeschool years. But it’s …
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. This week, we talk about discerning our family’s activities and our involvement in parish and community life. Including extra curricular activities, we delve into how to decide how much is too much and what our family needs most. How do we fit it all in? And more importantly, what SHOULD we be …
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. Catch Janelle’s fire! A natural cheerleader, Janelle will pick up your wellness game because she’s just so darn lovely…so grateful to have her on our show. Where do we find the balance with faith, fitness, homeschool and family life? Let’s see what Janelle has to say, in all her beautiful realn…
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. Interview with Matthew and Esther of Veritas Current Events This episode we interview Matthew and Esther, a young couple who have started a Christian world view current events curriculum Veritas Current Events that homeschoolers should absolutely be dialled into, particularly for middle school …
 
Today we discuss a beautiful book by Sally Clarkson about kids who don't fit into our expectations. Kids who think differently, learn differently, respond differently in life. In the context maintain our relationships, we also discuss kids who lie...the different types of lying and the different reasons kids might lie...and, most importantly - what…
 
This week we delve into how to keep homeschooling efficient! Homeschooling is a magical environment for combining subjects and interdisciplinary studies. We can learn how to make the most of the natural learning present in our family lives. We also address head butting, or, more to the point, avoiding head butting. This national pastime does not ha…
 
This week we tackle some questions on pregnancy, post partum and the various times in our life when we’re on the low and trying to homeschool, too. It’s a guarantee that we’re all going to have low periods in our life, whether through pregnancy, physical or mental illness, loss or sometimes for no apparent reason. We look at ways we can cope in cri…
 
This week we talk about spouses who are opposing each other in the discussion about whether to homeschool or not. How to foster discussion about this big life decision. We also talk about our husband’s role in homeschooling our kids…expectations, involvement and how dads can have a huge impact on our homeschooling lives. The Ignatian Spiritual fram…
 
This week, we introduce you to Teresa Wiedrick "helping to turn homeschool mama’s challenges into their charms." She's a homeschool mom, coach, lovely individual who wants to see moms succeed. She talks about what she offers, and what coaching looks like. Here are some links to Teresa's resources for your perusal! https://youtu.be/6NUoi1gfktw https…
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. In this episode, we talk about motivating reluctant kids. Kids with learning challenges, or laid back kids who just don't like to be challenged; sometimes kids just going through a phase! How can we avoid yanking them along, undermining the relationship and frustrating ourselves and the relucta…
 
In this episode, we talk about our Faith lives, growing in faith and how we manage that with a young family. We share the resources that have made our prayers lives more successful, our struggles and successes along the way. https://purplehousepress.com https://www.amazon.com/Saints-Boys-First-Little-Catholic/dp/1939094208/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywo…
 
In this episode we talk about how to deal with toddlers while you’re homeschooling. It’s tricksy, right? We chat about sibling relationships and some management and co-oping with other families. And just a quick reminder…we love you guys, you know that, right? If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. A day in the life Plastic sleeves …
 
In this episode, we continue our discussion of curriculum options, focussing on Science, Art and Music. Bonnie and Elizabeth talk about experiences with approaching these areas, and recommends resources. We talk about World Book encyclopedia and capitalizing on learning using encyclopedia. A boat load of science and art resources are in the show no…
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. In this episode, Elizabeth and Bonnie welcome Bonnie’s daughter Lucy as a guest. We discuss a variety of random things, including, but not limited to: spelling, comparing dictation with copy work, spelling, tips and tricks for teaching a child who knows everything, teaching differences accordin…
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. In this episode, we interview our first guest, Phillip Campbell III, author and speaker. He recently has written a history program geared at homeschoolers called The Story of Civilization. A self professed history nerd, Phillip shares the nature of his program, and some of his other projects. H…
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. In this episode, Elizabeth and Bonnie discuss math options for homeschool families, pros and cons and what kind of program might suit your child or family. Bonnie makes wine recommendations. They discuss some options for studying history and social studies. We’ve linked the resources we’ve ment…
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. In this episode, Elizabeth and Bonnie discuss submitting a “learning plan” if it’s required in your area, particularly if socratic discussion, literature based, organic learning is what you are after! Paralleling that idea is the fact that most of us want a “plan” - to feel like we know where w…
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. How to read a book so it becomes the curriculum Blog posts The big picture of reading aloud Literature as social studies The story book grows up How to force kids to learn stuff you think they should know Homeschooling high school (creating a transcript) www.iew.com…
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. PARAGRAPH WRITING WORKSHOP, homeschool masterclass makejoynormal@gmail.com Blank multiplication chart pdf What to do when Five minute education Posts on chocolate chip math: Taste Buds Six year old writes math program, shocks mother with how six year olds really learn A day in the life without …
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. In question one, we talk a lot about managing chores and developing a system for busy family life. Question two is about managing behaviour without using rewards and consequences, aka "carrot and stick" methods. What works when you don't want to use coercive disciplinary options. Third question…
 
If you would like to support this podcast, click HERE. In this episode, we talk about what summer break looks like in our house, and what options are available for homeschoolers. What about highschoolers? How do we know how to choose curriculum, there is so much to choose from, what’s right for our family? How do we moderate what comes into our hou…
 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THIS PODCAST, CLICK HERE In this episode, Elizabeth and I discuss the importance of reading and some of our favourite story books - here are the links to the books we talked about: Go Dog Go Clown of God Something from Nothing My Very First Mother Goose D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths The Tale of the Three Trees books…
 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST, CLICK HERE This week, Elizabeth and I discuss several questions on dictation. What is dictation, how does it work? When do you start dictation, and how long do you do dictation? What can you learn in dictation? What about high school? How does it look at times of crises, or during pregnancy or post partum?…
 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST, CLICK HERE In this episode we talk about the importance of building the relationship and reducing the drama. It affects our whole day, not gonna lie. Parent resources: Hold Onto Your Kids by Gordon Nuefeld Judy Arnall (professional parenting Why attachment? A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood Carrot and S…
 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST, CLICK HERE Do your kids get input on what you study and how you spend your day? How do you decide what to cover each year? How do you know what to do next? Is it important to have mentors? How does technology play into home education? Are there good apps for kids that you’ve come across? Reading aloud…how …
 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST, CLICK HERE The first half of this episode discusses a question about prayer life in the family, finding time, developing habits. As I have a lot of secular followers, I wanted to qualify that I don’t think it will be a waste of time for you! Finding time for self reflection, gratitude, sorting out our idea…
 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THIS PODCAST, CLICK HERE This week, Elizabeth brings some basic questions about what Bonnie believes about joy. As the episode unfolds, they discuss what the ideal day might look like, the proper place of curriculum in our homeschool life, all those unused curriculum sitting in storage... Some thoughts on structure and …
 
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