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Join Audrey and Bonnie, homeschooling moms to a combined total of 18 children, as they explore the joyfully chaotic side of motherhood including managing your own expectations and parenting intentionally. Whether sharing tips for loving your body after pregnancy, setting personal goals amidst the chaos of childrearing or discussing the pros and cons of breastfeeding, these experienced moms bring both wisdom and hilarity to motherhood.

Join Audrey and Bonnie, homeschooling moms to a combined total of 18 children, as they explore the joyfully chaotic side of motherhood including managing your own expectations and parenting intentionally. Whether sharing tips for loving your body after pregnancy, setting personal goals amidst the chaos of childrearing or discussing the pros and cons of breastfeeding, these experienced moms bring both wisdom and hilarity to motherhood.

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Join Audrey and Bonnie, homeschooling moms to a combined total of 18 children, as they explore the joyfully chaotic side of motherhood including managing your own expectations and parenting intentionally. Whether sharing tips for loving your body after pregnancy, setting personal goals amidst the chaos of childrearing or discussing the pros and cons of breastfeeding, these experienced moms bring both wisdom and hilarity to motherhood.

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English


Episodes

The Benefits of Homeschooling with Guest Jason Harney {Episode 82}

8/4/2020
2020 is a time of critical decision-making when it comes to the education of our children. Regardless of what you've chosen for your children's education during the COVID-19 pandemic, today's episode will explore the benefits of homeschooling with a special guest! Jason Harney is the father of 6 homeschooled children, a public school teacher and the author of the blog School Off-Ramp. Join us as Jason eloquently explores the option of guiding our children through their formative years...

Duration:00:46:09

Raising Self Motivated Kids {Episode 81}

7/27/2020
Self motivated kids are every parent's dream! In this episode we discuss in depth the 3 components of raising self motivated kids; autonomy, mastery and purpose. We share how to encourage and discourage each of these elements in kids. Finally, we give examples from our own experiences of raising self motivated kids. Mentioned in this episode: Support us on Patreon! Episode 25 How to Afford Kids Episode 49 Raising Moral Kids Episode 77 Kids and Puberty In depth article on 8 ways to...

Duration:00:41:08

How to Start Homeschooling {Episode 80}

7/20/2020
Our regular listeners know that we're big fans of homeschooling, but we realize how daunting the idea can be for many of you. We've received countless requests for more insight in to the how and why of homeschooling and so we devoted this entire episode to getting you started! We'll walk you through how to decide on an overarching goal for your homeschool, choosing the proper method that fits your goals and then outlining a structure that will allow for you and your family to meet those...

Duration:00:34:51

Smooth Home Management Part 1: Schedules, Systems & Routines {Episode 79}

7/14/2020
Does your home run smoothly like a well oiled machine? Bonnie and Audrey have TONS of experience to share about managing your home so it runs smoothly and feels like a home! We help you identify what's working and what's not, and then give tips and tools for fixing the problems. The 2 main tools we focus on in this episode are schedules, systems and routines. Mentioned in the spisode: Productivity Boot Camp Monday Hour 1 Kids and Chores Kids and Laundry Kids and Toy Management Cheaper...

Duration:00:42:26

Kids and Grief {Episode 78}

7/7/2020
We live in tumultuous times and find ourselves regularly trying to explain global pandemics, violence, natural disasters and more to our young and innocent children. It's natural that our kids will have experiences of loss that will cause them to grieve. So how to we prepare them ahead of time and guide them through these big and overwhelming emotions? In this episode, we'll guide you through what every parent's two main jobs are in assisting our children through the grieving process. We'll...

Duration:00:37:23

Puberty: 5 Major Changes Your Child Experiences {Episode 77}

6/30/2020
Puberty...In this episode we discuss 5 major changes children go through during transformation to adulthood.  Physical changes, hormones, mental changes, emotional changes and spirituality during puberty are all discussed.  Listen to this episode so you're prepared to help your child go through this major life experience. Mentioned in this episode: Great article on hormonal changes in the brain The Care and Keeping of You body book for younger girls The Care and Keeping of You body...

Duration:00:44:42

Create your own New Normal {Episode 76}

6/23/2020
Have you wished you could push a reset button? Create your own new normal? In this episode, we teach you how to create a new normal in 5 different areas; emotional, physical, interpersonal relationships, financial and with your health. If you've been looking for a way to keep the benefits you discovered in quarantine, here's your chance on learning how. Mentioned in this episode: Productivity Boot Camp Budget Boot Camp Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and John Townsend Episode 70 with...

Duration:00:34:33

Extended Family Relationships: Creating loving boundaries and more! {Episode 75}

6/16/2020
For better or for worse, we all have extended family members! Raising your own children can be wonderful with the support of grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and more yet creating boundaries is essential if we want to be intentional parents with our children's best interests at heart. Join us as we explore various sticky family situations including: how to set limits with loving family members, how to invite extended family members to be more involved in our lives and how to deal when...

Duration:00:35:07

Guest Marla Ryan of Motherhood Maternity

6/9/2020
Have you ever asked yourself the question, "What should I wear?" or "Why should I even get dressed today?" We asked those questions to Marla Ryan, managing director of Motherhood Maternity, Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity. Her answers and thoughts are ones EVERY woman needs to hear! Use the code outnumbered to take $10 off a $50 order! Mentioned in this episode: Motherhood Maternity 5 product kits #mhjuggle campaign Motherhood Maternity on Instagram Motherhood Maternity on...

Duration:00:44:29

Summer Activities: Tips and Ideas for Thriving this Summer {Episode 73}

6/2/2020
This year has been bizarre, scary and full of the unexpected...and there's no end in sight! If you're feeling overwhelmed and emotionally tapped out, we're here for you and we've got lots of ideas to help you and your family stay positive. We heard all your requests for wholesome activity ideas and compiled them into this episode all about surviving and thriving all summer long. So, regardless of what happens outside of your home, you and your children will have exciting and, dare we say...

Duration:00:37:24

Guest Heather of Alpine Baby Co: Juggling an online business, family farm & extreme pregnancy illness {Episode 72}

5/26/2020
In this episode, Bonnie & Audrey visit with Heather of Alpine Baby Company. She shares the ins and outs of running her business including what parts she controls and what parts she outsources. We also chat about her amazing family farm and building their house while living in a tiny barn and how she manages it all. And then she shares her heart about why she's willing to endure hypermesis gravidarum, extreme pregnancy sickness. Mentioned in this episode: Alpine Baby Co shop Alpine Baby Co...

Duration:00:34:03

Prioritizing What Matters {Episode 71}

5/19/2020
During this crazy, chaotic time of global pandemic, so many of us have been ruminating on the things that matter most. If you've come out of this quarantine with a firm determination to live your life differently than before, this is the episode for you! We're talking about how to get our priorities in alignment with our most precious values and how to communicate them to the people we love most. We also discuss how to stand our ground when it seems like the entire world is determined to...

Duration:00:39:34

Navigating Financial Hardship with Guests Centsai Financial {Episode 70}

5/11/2020
In this episode, we share our conversation with Dan & Kay of Centsai Financial. They guide us through short and long term financial advice. This topic is relevant for both dificult times of financial hardship, and normal everyday times. We love their advice on avoiding making financial decisions based on external conditions or internal fears/anxiety. Mentioned in this episode: Centsai Financial courses Financial Friday newsletter Mint.com Centsai Financial on Instagram

Duration:00:41:20

Circle Time - It's all about connection! {Episode 69}

5/5/2020
What is circle time? For us, circle time is connection time. In this episode we discuss WHAT circle time means to us, WHEN we fit it in, WHY this time is a priority for us, and share tips on HOW to implement it. Then we share what our current cirle time looks like! Mentioned in this episode: Shel Silverstein poems Paint marker stamps Slime kit Flying Creatures science book Audubon Birds page-a-day calendar ebird.org Good quality microscope

Duration:00:35:54

Teach the Kid, Not the Lesson {episode 68}

4/28/2020
We're opening up about the one major mindset shift we recommend to every new (or reluctant) homeschooling mama: focus on the child, instead of the educational material! We offer some background into what this mindset looks like, why this shift in thinking is so crucial and how to implement it in your home, whether you plan to homeschool long-term or just want to be able to effectively help your children with homework and lifelong learning. Resources: The Baby Is the Lesson article Cathy...

Duration:00:44:06

Grace vs Excuse - How to manage yourself and others {Episode 67}

4/21/2020
Grace vs Excuse, sound complicated, right? Nope! In this episode, we discuss grace vs excuse in ourselves, teaching it to our children, and using and dealing with it in others. We're really excited to offer you this encouraging and uplifting episode. Recommendations: Episode 52 Goalsetting for Moms Episode 56 Goalsetting for Kids Brene Brown blame animation Brene Brown books Brene Brown videos

Duration:00:43:27

Finding Meaning in Quarantine with Guest Rachel Nielson {Episode 66}

4/14/2020
Welcome back! We're thrilled to bring you a very special guest today: Rachel Nielson, host of the super successful podcast 3 in 30: Takeaways for Moms. Rachel helps tens of thousands of mothers every week feel confident and joyful in their attempts at motherhood and we loved hearing firsthand from her wisdom. Today she's taking us inside her own motherhood journey during this time of stress and quarantine due to the COVID-19 epidemic. We know you'll appreciate her loving and gentle...

Duration:00:32:59

Overcoming 7 Main Homeschool Obstacles {Episode 65}

4/7/2020
If you're having difficulty overcoming homeschool obstacles, you need this episode! Bonnie & Audrey discuss teh 7 main obstacles parents are faced with when homeschooling. They offer helpful advice and their tried and true tips from their 35+ years combined homeschooling experience with each of their 9 kids. #1 Obstacle - Lack of Time #2 Obstacle - Kids won't listen #3 Obstacle - Lack of patience #4 Obstacle - Lack of energy #5 Obstacle - Lack of money #6 Obstacle - Lack of...

Duration:00:38:18

5 Tools for Battling Body Image Issues as a Mom {Episode 64}

3/31/2020
Being a mom takes a HUGE toll on our bodies, from bearing and birthing babies, to breastfeeding, to just caring for children in general. Women tend to suffer much more often than men from the effect of unrealistic societal expectations for our bodies; add in the physical strain from bearing children and it's the perfect storm for self-loathing! Today's episode will take you inside the 5 most common reasons WHY we moms struggle with loving and accepting our bodies, as well as 5 tips for...

Duration:00:40:14

Disaster Preparedness: How to be Physically, Psychologically & Spiritually Ready for Anything {Episode 63}

3/24/2020
In this episode, Bonnie & Audrey discuss how to prepare for the unexpected. It's better to be prepared for a disaster than to be caught unawares. We discuss three ways to prepare 2. psychologically 3. Spiritual preparedness In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, and many other disasters worldwide, this episode is intended to help you feel confident about whatever might come your way. Resources mentioned in this episode: Penguin Patrons video Jordan Page Emergency Preparedness & Food...

Duration:00:40:36