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Homeschooling well, whether classical, eclectic, Charlotte Mason, or any variation, is about the mother showing up and modeling attention, cheerfulness, and resilience. Turns out that to homeschool is to be educated, not just educate. The Convivial Homeschool podcast will help you keep your head in the game cheerfully, patiently, and engagingly, because moms are the most important part of any homeschool day.

Homeschooling well, whether classical, eclectic, Charlotte Mason, or any variation, is about the mother showing up and modeling attention, cheerfulness, and resilience. Turns out that to homeschool is to be educated, not just educate. The Convivial Homeschool podcast will help you keep your head in the game cheerfully, patiently, and engagingly, because moms are the most important part of any homeschool day.
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Homeschooling well, whether classical, eclectic, Charlotte Mason, or any variation, is about the mother showing up and modeling attention, cheerfulness, and resilience. Turns out that to homeschool is to be educated, not just educate. The Convivial Homeschool podcast will help you keep your head in the game cheerfully, patiently, and engagingly, because moms are the most important part of any homeschool day.

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Episodes

112. Make your checklists priority-focused

10/15/2019
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When we as moms are overwhelmed, a procedure checklist might be just the ticket to calm our stress and help us start doing what needs to be done. We need to stop hunting on the internet for how to organize your life and just start doing the right thing. This month inside the Simply Convivial Circle we’re talking all about procedure lists – when to keep them and how to keep them simple. One key principle that applies is keeping … Read More The post Ep. #112 – Make your checklists...

Duration:00:16:49

111. Procedure Checklists for the Overwhelmed Mom

10/9/2019
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Are you an overwhelmed mom? Frustrated with too much to do? A set of procedure checklists is just what you need to get the traction you want. When you’re looking at how to organize your life, getting a few key procedure checklists is the perfect place to begin. This month inside the Simply Convivial Circle we’re talking all about procedure lists – when to keep them and how to keep them simple. We often think we need some fancy or … Read More The post Ep. #111 – Procedure Checklists for the...

Duration:00:09:27

110. Wobble in Balance

10/3/2019
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True balance is not a matter of perfection, achievement, or equality. It is about making the needed adjustments as you go. When you try to organize your life, seeking balance is good, but only if you have the right metaphor. The truth about any athlete able to maintain balance in awkward positions is that although they look stable and unmoving, their entire body is actually tense and continually on the move, adjusting and twitching to keep their position. It looks … Read More The post Ep....

Duration:00:16:10

Ep #109 – What to do when life feels wobbly, a conversation with Virginia Lee Rogers

9/27/2019
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Balance is something that we all strive for – at least sometimes. Sometimes we definitely give up. What’s the right balance in our home management duties? What’s the right balance in seeking balance? Today Virginia Lee Rogers and I are chatting about balance, why it’s so hard, and how to keep it in perspective. We want balance because life feels wobbly. Today my friend and Simply Convivial customer support manager Virginia Lee Rogers are talking about why we feel wobbly and … Read More The...

Duration:00:21:32

108. Balance is time management

9/17/2019
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How do we organize life and keep all the plates spinning and ourselves in balance? Time management, obviously, is crucial. Today’s podcast episode is all about how to manage your time to keep up with your responsibilities. PS – If it seems hard, it’s because it is. September’s theme topic inside Simply Convivial Membership is balance, and one of our members, Julie, summed it up perfectly: “I think that’s why so many programs and planners and classes or groups are … Read More The post Ep....

Duration:00:12:04

107. A Balanced Life - is it a thing?

9/9/2019
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People talk all the time about living a balanced life, but what do they mean? What do we mean when we say we’re trying to balance our lives? Some mean they are working on work/life balance, a seemingly elusive goal. On the hunt for how to organize their lives, it seems most moms are looking for some secret formula to make juggling our many responsibilities possible – and maybe even equitable. Inside Simply Convivial Membership this month, we’re talking about … Read More The post Ep. #107: A...

Duration:00:08:33

106. How to organize your calendar

8/21/2019
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Learning how to organize your calendar is one of the first steps to take when you want to get organized, because your calendar is your most important organization tool. If you are are learning how to organize your life, your calendar is the best place to start. Learn how to organize your calendar! If you’re a busy mom and you want to be organized, you absolutely MUST have a working, accurate calendar. These 3 tips will have you using an … Read More The post How to organize your calendar...

Duration:00:08:29

105. How to organize your thoughts intentionally

8/12/2019
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If you’ve wondered how to organize your life, you’ve probably also wondered how to organize thoughts about your life. If you’ve ever tried to be a more happy mom, then maybe you’ve realized how important your thoughts are to shaping your life – or at least your perception of your life. Even our thoughts – especially our thoughts – need to be organized. Let’s dig in and figure out how to make that happen. A mind is a terrible thing … Read More The post How to organize thoughts appeared first...

Duration:00:09:01

104. Beat perfectionism with iteration - Get Organized #5

8/6/2019
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Perfectionism slows us down and prevents us from making real, meaningful progress. If you want to know how to organize your life, know that one of the first things you have to do is overcome perfectionism. Perfectionism paralyzes our organization attempts. We need strategies for beating perfectionism so we get organize life and get things done. Iteration, or iterating plans, is how I beat my own perfectionist tendencies. If you’re a recovering perfectionist, this strategy will end your...

Duration:00:08:23

103. Stay organized with a weekly review - Get Organized #4

8/5/2019
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Once we spend some time getting organized, the next step is to stay organized. We can’t stay organized without looking at our plans and keeping our systems on track. A weekly review is my top tip for how to organize your life. A weekly review is my secret weapon to stay organized. It’s a time reserved for big picture thinking, planning, and list making. More importantly, it’s a time to LOOK at those lists – and my calendar. A weekly … Read More The post Stay organized with a weekly review –...

Duration:00:06:58

102. Keep a to do list SHORT - Get Organized #3

8/5/2019
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Keep your to do list short to get more done! This is our third tip on how to organize your life. Too often our plans and lists involve more wishful thinking than realistic planning – and that needs to change. To get more done at home you need to keep your to do list short. A short to do list helps you focus on priorities and feel success, day by day, at home. Every stay at home mom needs a … Read More The post Keep a to do list SHORT – Get Organized #3 appeared first on Simply Convivial.

Duration:00:07:53

101. Write things down. - Get Organized #2

8/5/2019
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Declutter your mind when you write things down, right away. This is step number 2 for how to organize your life – and it’s a habit you should continue daily. You can listen to the podcast version or watch the YouTube version or read the post – however you like to get your tips and tricks delivered. When you’re ready to dig deeper and get these steps established in your routines, check out Simply Convivial Membership – the first two … Read More The post Write things down. – Get Organized #2...

Duration:00:08:39

100 Get organized at home - #1 Shift your mindset

8/5/2019
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The podcast is back, better than ever! Let’s kick it off again with a 5 episode special on how to get organized at home. If you want to know how to organize your life, this is how you get started. You can listen to the podcast version or watch the YouTube version or read the post – however you like to get your tips and tricks delivered. When you’re ready to dig deeper and get these steps established in your … Read More The post Get organized at home – #1 Shift your mindset appeared first on...

Duration:00:07:26

Prudence is a virtue - troubleshooting session

7/1/2019
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The post Troubleshooting session – 070119 appeared first on Simply Convivial.

Duration:00:17:41

#099: Do habits make life easy?

6/24/2019
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Welcome to Simply Convivial, where we organize our attitudes before we organize anything else. Simply Convivial members grow in diligence and delight. Diligence comes from persistent practice, not instant perfection. Delight comes from working for God’s glory, not our own. We continue to grow in both because we know we’ll never attain either completely. We walk in faithfulness, spur each other on to love and good works, and repent, rejoice, repeat. I know many times in the past I’ve been …...

Duration:00:10:03

#098: Persevere, mama!

6/17/2019
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Welcome to Simply Convivial, where we grow in diligence and delight, learning to love what must be done. I’m Mystie Winckler, wife, mother, homeschooler, reader, writer, and project-juggler. With the hundreds of women inside Simply Convivial Membership, I am held accountable not only to taking baby step progress day by day, but also to keeping my attitude aligned with truth every step of the way. We’d love to have you join us, too. Today’s post was inspired by something a … Read More The...

Duration:00:06:51

#097: What is a productive day, anyway?

6/10/2019
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Welcome to Simply Convivial, where we remember that organization is about our attitudes, expectations, and responses more than about our closets, cupboards, and calendars. I’m Mystie Winckler, wife, homemaker, classical homeschooling mom of 5, and I’ve learned in home, homeschool, and life contentment in not getting ahead and in just keeping things together. It’s not giving up; it’s recognizing that God’s plan always rightly supersedes my own. In today’s episode we’ll discover how to rightly...

Duration:00:10:03

#096: Morning Routine Magic

6/3/2019
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Welcome to Simply Convivial, where we remember that organization is about our attitudes, expectations, and responses more than about our closets, cupboards, and calendars. I’m Mystie Winckler, wife, homemaker, classical homeschooling mom of 5, and I’ve learned in home, homeschool, and life contentment in not getting ahead and in just keeping things together. It’s not giving up; it’s recognizing that God’s plan always rightly supersedes my own. Within Simply Convivial Membership, we just...

Duration:00:07:51

#095: When Planners Waste Time

5/27/2019
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Welcome! We are Simply Convivial because we keep first things first and know that our attitudes, our hearts, set the tone in our homes and matter before God more than our to-do list does. Thank you for joining me. Have you ever felt like setting up your planner or even updating your planner is just a waste of time, just an exercise in futility? There’s no denying that sometimes you feel that way because it’s true. In today’s episode we’re … Read More The post #095: When Planners Waste Time...

Duration:00:07:56

#094: Communication tips for teens

5/20/2019
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Welcome! We are Simply Convivial because we keep first things first and know that our attitudes, our hearts, set the tone in our homes and matter before God more than our to-do list does. Thank you for joining me. Last year I read a fascinating marriage book by John Gottman. His is not a Christian marriage book, but he does have a reputation as a researcher who can accurately, within minutes, predict divorce or not based on listening to a … Read More The post #094: Communication tips for...

Duration:00:18:31