Your Morning Basket

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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 43m. Bisher sind 126 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 20 hours 43 minutes


episode 93: YMB #93 Poet Teaching Poetry: A Conversation with Sally Thomas

Join me today for a delightful conversation with a Charlotte Mason homeschooling mom who also is a poet. In this episode Sally Thomas and I discuss what drew her to writing poetry. how to experience poetry which your kids, and how you might encourage them to write their own.

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episode 92: YMB #92 Growth Mindset for Kids: A Conversation with Ginny Kochis

Growth mindset is a hot buzz word in the education world these days, but what do you do if it makes you feel a little, well, uncomfortable. All that self talk can sometimes seem like a little too much dependence on self and not enough dependence on God and His will. That is why I am chatting today with Ginny Kochis who approaches the idea of growth mindset from a Christian perspective. How can we balance our belief in ourselves and our abilities with our need for God's grace and help...



episode 91: YMB #91 Active Kids 2.0: A conversation with Larissa Maloney

 Want your kids to get moving and maybe you aren't so good at moving yourself? Larissa Maloney joins us on today's podcast to talk about why getting our kids moving is important to their learning. She also gives some fun tips on how to inspire them to get going. Enjoy!

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 2021-03-30  40m

episode 90: YMB #90 Travel: A Conversation with Dachelle McVey

Planning a little trip? It turns out that Morning Basket is a great time to explore all the places where you might want to travel. I am joined on today's episode by Dachelle McVey, a mom who makes travel a big part of her homeschool. And the learning doesn't just happen ON the trip. Dachelle is full of ideas for how to make it happen before and after travel as well.

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 2021-03-16  46m

episode 89: YMB #89 Building the Mini Habits of Reading: A Conversation with Abby Wahl

Fellow Scholé Sister Abby Wahl joins me on today's episode of the podcast with some encouraging help for moms who want to build a reading habit this year. In the show we talk about how to develop our reading taste, what to do if you feel like you have no time to read, and Abby's secret sauce for building a successful reading habit from the very first day.

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 2021-03-02  1h2m

episode 88: YMB #88 Morning Time with Many Ages: A Conversation with Heather Tully

It is the question we get asked more than any other. How do I do Morning Time with kids that span a wide range of ages and if I have toddlers in the mix. Well today we have the answer. In this video workshop replay, mom of ten Heather Tully shares with us why and how she perseveres and does Morning TIme with her kids from ages 2 to 19.

Full of practical advice, realism, and grace this workshop will bless you as you prepare your own Morning Time...


 2021-02-16  47m

episode 87: YMB 87 Tea and Culture: A Conversation with Jennifer Stowe

On today's podcast I am joined by homeschool mom Jennifer Stowe who has turned a passion for all things tea into a business and educational experience for her entire family. Join us as we talk about the historical, cultural, and literary learning we can derive from tea, fun food ideas for tea time, and how to expand upon passions to enhance learning.

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 2021-02-02  40m

episode 86: YMB 86 Liberal Arts in the Age of Stem: A Conversation with Martin Cothran

Everyone knows that we should focus our educational efforts on teaching kids skills they can actually use in real life, right? Except maybe that is not the best path to the most practical education after all. Yes, a classical education can build virtue, but it also creates the best employees for the modern world.

Need convincing? Then you are going to enjoy this interview with Martin Cothran of Memoria Press...


 2021-01-19  42m

episode 85: YMB 85 Goals, Words, and Redeeming Your Mornings

A new year can be both daunting and exciting at the same time. It is a fresh start and a time for change, but that doesn't excuse the need to be realistic about what you can actually do amid the uncertainties of homeschool mom life (everyday is different, yes?)

So today community manager Dawn Garrett and I are here with some real talk and best tips for setting goals, getting mornings started well (note: I didn't say early.), choosing a word for the year and so much more...


 2021-01-05  52m

episode 84: YMB 84 Advent Carols: A Conversation with Genie Shaw

Continuing with our November theme of celebrating Advent this year, I am joined on today's show by the Your Morning Basket Plus music specialist Genie Shaw. We are talking all about Advent music, what makes it different from Christmas music and why you might want to add some of these pieces to your holiday playlist. We give you ideas for which pieces to start with and how to add celebrating these to your holiday season.

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 2020-11-17  44m