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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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#076: Homeschooling Middle School Boys

1/14/2019
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Welcome to the Simply Convivial Audio blog, where we practice managing our lives with fruitful, faithful resilience, overcoming distraction and discouragement, so we can glorify God in our work and our attitudes. Today’s audio blog is a favorite of mine from 2018. I wrote it after our local CM book club began Brandy Vencel’s Start Here Guide through Charlotte Mason’s 20 Principles. We discussed principle 1 and it struck me that we need to remember to apply our principles not … Read More The...

Duration:00:14:45

#075: Set Your Mind - Intentionally.

1/7/2019
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Welcome to the Simply Convivial Audio Blog, where we learn to walk more and more in fruitfulness and faithfulness in the midst of the mundane. I’m Mystie Winckler, homeschooling mother of 5, and every day I’m staying engaged in my family duties, learning to love what must be done, and organizing my attitude – because it needs it more than my closets. I’m glad you’ve joined me for this episode on how to set your mind on things that are … Read More The post #075: Set Your Mind –...

Duration:00:06:01

#074: Organize your attitude: a conversation with Virginia Lee Rogers

12/31/2018
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Welcome to a new year and a new plan for the Simply Convivial Audio blog – also known as the Simplified Organization and the Convivial Homeschool audio blogs. Last year I merged my two blogs into one and so it seems fitting that this year I merge the two podcasts into one. Every week a new audio blog post will publish on Mondays – no seasons, no themes, just another 10ish minute short but meaty focus session to help you … Read More The post #074: Organize your attitude: a conversation with...

Duration:00:08:14

SO073: Living From a State of Rest

10/1/2018
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Season 12: Finding Rest as a Homeschool Mom This season of the Simplified Organization Audio Blog is excerpts from an hour-long live chat all about resting as a homeschool mom. Find the link below to access the replay in its entirety! Decision fatigue is super real, and it’s not just our kids pestering that puts us over the edge, it’s ourselves also. Our own minds are always going, going, going. And that’s one reason why we’re brain dumping, we’re getting … Read More The post SO073: Living...

Duration:00:07:49

CH072: Teaching is Hard & Worth It: Seneca on Education

9/26/2018
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Season 12: Classical Voices on Classical Education Seneca here warns us of two opposing dangers, two ditches on either side of our right path: either building resentment and anger in our children (how he says this happens might surprise you) or by stifling and smashing their personalities and energy. In our talk of classical education or a liberal arts education, we must keep our definitions and our aim in view. The liberal arts boil down to studying wisdom. Wisdom comes … Read More The...

Duration:00:50:47

CH073: All God’s Truth: Clement on Classical Christian Education

9/25/2018
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Season 12: Classical Voices on Classical Education The classical tradition does not see itself as a new thing, but as part of the stream of Western civilization that started in Greece, grew in the middle ages, has suffered much recently, but still exists, particularly if we educate our children in its gifts and blessings and warnings. It is the culture of a people who sought truth, of a people then who met Truth, of a people who tried – though … Read More The post CH073: All God’s Truth:...

CH071: Fruitful Subjects of Study: Tacitus & Philo on the Liberal Arts

9/12/2018
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Season 12: Classical Voices on Classical Education General and wide knowledge is the foundation of the educated mind, the roots that nourish it and cause it to grow. It is only from a wealth of learning, and a multitude of accomplishments, and a knowledge that is universal that his marvelous eloquence wells forth like a mighty stream. For The acquisition of all the preliminary branches of education is wholly necessary [to attain virtue]. In order to bear fruit, we must … Read More The post...

Duration:00:09:20

SO071: Rest Isn’t Easy

9/10/2018
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Season 12: Finding Rest as a Homeschool Mom This season of the Simplified Organization Audio Blog is excerpts from an hour-long live chat all about resting as a homeschool mom. Find the link below to access the replay in its entirety! Transcript So, an example is our family’s EHAP. So, EHAP is one of those things, it’s part of Sweep and Smile, it’s a part of the Simplified Organization Course that means Everything Has A Place. Sometimes everything doesn’t have … Read More The post SO071:...

Duration:00:06:38

CH070: Duties & Delights: Quintilian on Teachers & Students

9/5/2018
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Season 12: Classical Voices on Classical Education So, Quintilian wants us to know it’s important what kind of teacher we give our children over to. Do we think this matters less because the teacher is ourselves? No, if we choose to be the teachers ourselves, we must also choose to be the sort of person we would entrust our children to. Nor is it sufficient that he should merely set an example of the highest personal self-control; he must also … Read More The post CH070: Duties & Delights:...

Duration:01:00:11

SO070: The Rest that God Gives

9/4/2018
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Season 12: Finding Rest as a Homeschool Mom This season of the Simplified Organization Audio Blog is excerpts from an hour-long live chat all about resting as a homeschool mom. Find the link below to access the replay in its entirety! Transcript So, start off by listing the things that you currently do for rest. What do you currently do when you feel like you need a break? Of those things that you do for rest which ones do you … Read More The post SO070: The Rest that God Gives appeared...

Duration:00:06:36

CH069: Imagination & Expectation: Quintilian on Education

8/29/2018
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Season 12: Classical Voices on Classical Education We can’t simply demand character out of a person, nor can we explain it with abstract and theoretical definitions and expect that to be sufficient. We have to illustrate – model, tell stories, practice, make analogies – if we want to help people (ourselves, our children) change. And doing so is demanding. It’s hard work. It’s good work. It’s necessary work. It is best and easiest to begin how we mean to go … Read More The post CH069:...

Duration:00:11:12

SO069: Busy Moms: There is No Guilt in Resting

8/27/2018
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Season 12: Finding Rest as a Homeschool Mom This season of the Simplified Organization Audio Blog is excerpts from an hour-long live chat all about resting as a homeschool mom. Find the link below to access the replay in its entirety! Transcript And, thank you all for the participation even before we began on what is rest. I think that we’re all, kind of, on the same page – is what it sounds like because this is what I was … Read More The post SO069: Busy Moms: There is No Guilt in Resting...

Duration:00:06:59

CH068: Homeschool Math Tips with Virginia Lee

8/23/2018
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Season 12: Classical Voices on Classical Education Listen: Transcript Mystie: Alright, well, welcome to season 12. I’m so excited to get this season started, and I’m here today with Virginia Lee to start our season off. Virginia Lee: Hi, everyone. Mystie: For the podcast this season the Simple Sanity Saver is Math-U-See tips. Even if you don’t use Math-U-See I think you’ll still be able to pick up some ideas, some tips, some things to think about. So, what ages … Read More The post CH068:...

Duration:00:18:18

SO068: Realistic Ways to Rest for Moms with Virginia Lee

8/20/2018
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Duration:00:07:18

CH067: Thoughts on Jayber Crow and Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

6/6/2018
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Season 11 : Good Books to Read Somehow, Berry makes you feel affection for all mankind, even those who aren’t likable and maybe even those who are wicked but especially for those who are foolish — which is each one of us. “Membership” with one another is the underlying thread in them both, and these novels have given that word much more depth and richness than I had ever seen in it. Read the original post: Jayber Crow by Wendell … Read More The post CH067: Thoughts on Jayber Crow and Hannah...

Duration:00:08:53

CH066: Thoughts on Consider This by Karen Glass

5/30/2018
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Season 11 : Good Books to Read Yes, we pursue knowledge, but not simply for its own sake. Our aim when we are learning and loving knowledge needs to be acting in accordance with the truth we have discovered – wisdom being knowledge, rightly applied. When our knowledge is transformed into action, it becomes virtue, and virtue was the goal of education. Or, as James puts it, But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. She … Read More The post CH066: Thoughts on...

Duration:00:09:30

SO067: Family is For Fellowship.

5/28/2018
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Season 11: Attitude Organization Tips Keeping house or completing other projects are always means, never ends in themselves. They are ways that we serve others and tools we use to bless others. When we become cranky and angry as we work, it is not a sign that we need to repent of our work, but that we need to repent of our attitude. The home atmosphere is one tool for cultivating relationship, it is not a priority over them and … Read More The post SO067: Family is For Fellowship. appeared...

CH065: Thoughts on Living Page by Laurie Bestvater

5/23/2018
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Season 11 : Good Books to Read Here and there, what Bestvater often only hints at, is that keeping a commonplace notebook will make you a different sort of person: a Keeper, a noticer, a thought-connector. Bestvater continually calls this activity a posture; it is a liturgy: it gives space, perception, identity, and meaning. The act of copying is meditative and contemplative, and it makes the thought grow in you just a little more. Read the original post: The Living … Read More The post...

Duration:00:38:42

SO066: 15 Minutes is All You Need

5/21/2018
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Season 11: Attitude Organization Tips Cleaning and organizing the entire house might be your project, but that’s not going to happen in one day. However, if you set aside 15 minutes every day (or most days, anyway), you can slowly but steadily move toward that object. Embrace the process, the incremental change that you move forward, more than the outcome. We can’t put things off until the perfect moment, because that moment will not come. Read the original post: Embrace … Read More The...

Duration:00:04:42

SO065: Choose Your Expression.

5/14/2018
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Season 11: Attitude Organization Tips Smiling comes naturally to some and less easily to others, but it is a simple gesture that can steer us clear of self-pity and a downward spiral and an act that is contagious to our children. They will catch and mimic what we model, so we should be conscious of our expressions. Consciously choose the emotions you display, and the outward act of the will can work its way inward to change your actual emotion. … Read More The post SO065: Choose Your...

Duration:00:05:45