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Hosts Elle and Miriam are two Black homeschooling moms embarking on a self-defining journey. Listen in on conversations that will encourage you to be your authentic self, while uplifting your spirit and motivating your inherent potential. They’re defining what culture is for their families and want you to do the same. Bring your children along too, so they can meet the Cleverly Cultured Kids. They’re all for teaching the babies while they’re young, adapting to the challenges of parenting, homeschooling and being willing to learn the lessons that the children have to offer. It’s all about uplifting one another and reclaiming your innate greatness.

Hosts Elle and Miriam are two Black homeschooling moms embarking on a self-defining journey. Listen in on conversations that will encourage you to be your authentic self, while uplifting your spirit and motivating your inherent potential. They’re defining what culture is for their families and want you to do the same. Bring your children along too, so they can meet the Cleverly Cultured Kids. They’re all for teaching the babies while they’re young, adapting to the challenges of parenting, homeschooling and being willing to learn the lessons that the children have to offer. It’s all about uplifting one another and reclaiming your innate greatness.

Location:

United States

Description:

Hosts Elle and Miriam are two Black homeschooling moms embarking on a self-defining journey. Listen in on conversations that will encourage you to be your authentic self, while uplifting your spirit and motivating your inherent potential. They’re defining what culture is for their families and want you to do the same. Bring your children along too, so they can meet the Cleverly Cultured Kids. They’re all for teaching the babies while they’re young, adapting to the challenges of parenting, homeschooling and being willing to learn the lessons that the children have to offer. It’s all about uplifting one another and reclaiming your innate greatness.

Language:

English

Contact:

410-429-7043


Episodes

Growing Nutritious Foods and Educated Kids

10/18/2022
During this episode we will share and discuss Stacey Woodson's homeschooling journey and how being a dietician and an author influences her parenting and family relationships. History to Explore One of the most influential instruments in African culture are drums. Drums are considered the heartbeat of Africa. The book Oral Literature in Africa discusses how drums were used to communicate different messages in African culture (learn more). Use this resource to learn more about Nigerian...

Duration:00:54:53

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

9/28/2022
During this episode I share information about sickle cell disease in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness month. History to Explore Nigeria has a population of 112 million people. About 25% of adults there carry the sickle cell trait (source). According to the World Health Organization, more than 300,000 babies with severe hemoglobin disorders are born globally each year, but 75 per cent is said to be found in Sub-Saharan Africa (source). African Proverb He who is sick will not refuse...

Duration:00:27:33

Supporting Educational Entrepreneurs With The VELA Fund

9/12/2022
During this episode we share how the VELA fund is supporting educational entrepreneurs. They specifically specialize educational experiences that are out of the box. In 2010 at one of my daughter's pediatric appointments her doctor advised me to homeschool. The thought changed my children's first academic experiences and increased my love for education. African Proverb "In Kijita (Wajita) there is a proverb which says "Omwana ni wa bhone," meaning regardless of a child's biological...

Duration:00:44:43

Music is Great For Learning and Boosts a Child's Self-Esteem

9/5/2022
During this episode we will share and discuss how music is great for learning and boosts a child's self-esteem. Every culture in the world embraces music. History to Explore One of the most influential instruments in African culture are drums. Drums are considered the heartbeat of Africa. The book Oral Literature in Africa discusses how drums were used to communicate different messages in African culture (learn more). African Proverb Fear a silent man. He has lips like a drum. - Yoruba...

Duration:00:51:40

It's Back to School Time, and We Have Something New for You

8/29/2022
Where did the summer months go? If you feel that summer felt way too short this year, we concur 100%. This episode is where Miriam and I update you on our lives with our children this school year, and we have an exceptional offer for you. This is an episode you will want to listen to in its entirety to take advantage of everything we have available. History to Explore According to the United Nations, Africa produces about 2-3% of the carbon - dioxide emissions and has 15% of the world's...

Duration:00:53:49

It Takes a Melanin Village

8/7/2022
Our latest Cleverly Changing Podcast episode discusses the importance of a homeschooling support system and general systems to help your days run more smoothly. We listened to a former teacher who now homeschools and supports other homeschoolers tell us why it takes a Melanin Village to be a Black family homeschooling in America. History to Explore The Sahara desert in Africa is the world’s largest desert. It is nearly as big as the USA! (learn more). African Proverb A fully grown-up...

Duration:00:57:47

From Vet Tech to Cowgirl

7/11/2022
Do you have a child that loves animals? If so, this episode with guest Abriana Johnson about going from veterinarian to cowgirl will be a great episode for you to listen to with them. History to Explore The Emancipation Proclamation was passed in 1862. Did you know that in the latter part of the 1800s, many formerly enslaved people settled west after it was passed? The Forgotten Black Cowboys Of The Wild West, written by William DeLong, records that as many as 25% (about 3,500) of formerly...

Duration:00:56:42

Homeschooling A Child With Type 1 Diabetes

6/20/2022
Today's podcast is close to my heart because when my daughter was in kindergarten, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It is also one of the reasons that I continued to homeschool my children for so long. People homeschool for a variety of different reasons, but health concerns was my top reason. History to explore Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease. The body attacks a person's pancreas and causes the patient to need insulin to regular the glucose in their blood. For multiple...

Duration:00:49:27

Cleverly Cultured Kids on Transitioning Back to School

6/13/2022
Episode 85 is a full show of hearing from our Cleverly Cultured kids . They chime in about their different perspectives on how their school year ended and whether or not they miss homeschooling full time. They shared their perspectives on what it's like to attend a traditional school and how transitioning back to school was after several years of homeschooling. Are you trying to find a way to homeschool your children? Then listen up and visit our show notes page to connect with today's...

Duration:00:52:23

Ending the School Year and Coping with School Shootings

6/6/2022
2022 has been a difficult year for many families, people are still learning how to adjust to life during a pandemic; in addition, there are people who are struggling with their mental health. Unfortunately, the news has been devastating, there have been over 100 mass shootings, but the shootings at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX have devastated communities worldwide, so today we are discussing ending the school year and coping with school shootings on the Cleverly Changing...

Duration:00:50:06

Finding a Way to Homeschool Lesson 83

5/30/2022
Are you trying to find a way to homeschool your children? Then listen up and visit our show notes page to connect with today's podcast cast. We will give you a taste of what homeschooling entails. As a thank you, please help us keep supporting African American Homeschool families with our podcast by purchasing items from our shop. There are hoodies, t-shirts, sweatshirts, pillows, and more. Place your order at CleverlyChanging.com/shop. Something to Explore: Did you know that one of the...

Duration:00:49:48

Educational Summer Activities Lesson 82

5/23/2022
Help us keep supporting African American Homeschool families with our podcast by purchasing items from our shop. There are hoodies, t-shirts, sweatshirts, pillows, and more. Place your order at CleverlyChanging.com/shop. Something to Explore: Which continent has the largest families? African families have 4.5 children on average, while in Asia they have an average of 2.1 children, in Latin America 2.0, in North America 1.9 and in Europe 1.6. Making African Families larger than other...

Duration:00:52:50

Teaching Children to Love their Hair

5/9/2022
Christine Aldrich is a children's author who recently published her first children’s book, Braiding Crowns of Friendship. It's a story about an African American girl who learns to love her hair, and in doing so she helps to teach others about the beauty in diversity. When Christine wrote the book, she pulled from her own life experiences growing up in a predominantly white school where she didn't see a lot of other children who looked like her. If you’re a parent, then you know that all of...

Duration:00:12:00

Generational Wealth Lesson 80

5/2/2022
An article on StLouisFed.org entitled, History’s Lasting Imprint on the Racial Wealth Gap intrigued me. It discussed, "Today’s Black-white wealth gap—Black families have about 12 cents of wealth for every dollar held by white families—largely reflects, then, the culmination of all those shared historical experiences of exclusion and destruction. And this gap hasn’t changed much in the last generation, despite educational and other progress." Thus, when we think about the wealth gap, it's not...

Duration:00:57:42

The Truth about Finance and Kids Lesson 79

4/25/2022
Do you know where your knowledge of financial literacy and competency came from? For many of us, the way we save and spend our money comes directly from the lessons we learned around us. Most of those early finance lessons depend significantly on how we see our parents or guardians spend their money. We've had several financial conversations on our podcast, and today's discussion will differ. Our guests, Lola and Dupe Ajayi, are twin sisters passionate about teaching others the truth about...

Duration:01:00:16

Raising a Black Child with Autism Lesson 78

4/18/2022
One in 40 people are believed to be living on the autism spectrum. Unfortunately according to Spectrum News “Black children with autism tend to be diagnosed later than white children and are often misdiagnosed with other conditions. They also have less access to services and tend to be underrepresented in most studies of autism.” We have shared several episodes that highlight special needs children on the Cleverly Changing Podcast. Some of the episodes that spoke about children growing up on...

Duration:00:56:39

Worldschooling Curriculum Lesson 77

4/11/2022
Have you ever thought about worldschooling? On the Cleverly Changing Podcast we've had two episodes that mention worldschooling and both guests go about traveling and teaching their children in different ways. Our first introduction to worldschooling was Episode 48 Worldschooling with Jade Weatherington, Jade discussed teaching and traveling the world with her daughter as an educator and single mother. Our next guest who talked about using practical knowledge and traveling was Kori from...

Duration:00:57:16

Career Guidance for Kids Lesson 76

4/4/2022
Our inspiring guest today is a mom and author Tiffany Obeng. Tiffany is on a mission to educate and inspire Black children to aspire to be anything they want to become! We believe Black youth are capable of accomplishing their dreams. She writes career books for kids to introduce children to various professions, especially stealth professors. This episode is brought to you by sickle cell books. I'm Elle the producer of the cleverly changing podcast, but I'm also parenting a child with...

Duration:00:54:54

Developing an Interest in Reading Lesson 75

3/28/2022
Our guest today is Fatmata who is a nurse practitioner, a children's book author, a military wife, and the owner of a staffing agency. She's a multifaceted woman from Sierra Leone, living in America and raising her 3-year-old son alongside her military spouse. Today she spoke with us about motherhood, how her son is developing an Interest in Reading, the impact of books on the lives of our children, and raising a confident Black boy in America. Something to Explore: When did Sierra Leone...

Duration:00:53:53

Mom Time Management Lesson 74

3/14/2022
Are you juggling a lot? Do you have multiple children you desire to teach? Do you need some time to connect with yourself and your spouse? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then please listen to this full episode. Our guest, Christina Garrett, is a productivity and organizational coach for busy women who equips women of faith with practical time management strategies and self-care opportunities to get more done without overwhelm, burnout, and frustration. She shared how she...

Duration:00:52:04