When you’re homeschooling, it’s easy for days to get crazy and chaotic, isn’t it? Please tell me it’s not just me. It happens to you too, right?
Thanks to a post from Roan with 10 ways to help your homeschool day run smoothly, we have today’s podcast with Roan’s wisdom together with some tidbits of my experiences as well. Hopefully you’ll pick up some ways to improve your day.
While some of the suggestions are very specific to homeschooling, I think there are some great tips for most at-home parents. So, you might want to give it a listen if you’re home with your kids, even if you’re not homeschooling.
The end of the episode features a quote and a small homework assignment. If you’re already listened to the episode, you can share your answer to the homework here in the comments, if you’d like. Of course, you might need more time to think on it or start planning, so that’s cool too. But, if you happen to have an answer ready, I’d love to hear more about it!
One Small Change to the Podcast
After doing some discussing with Eric, as well as with Rob, and then thinking about my own preferences as a reader/listener, I have decided to have each podcast episode include just one segment plus a closing thought/quote section, rather than two segments plus that closing thought/quote section.
The guys and I all agreed that for busy readers/listeners, shorter episodes would be easier. Most of the episodes will end up being somewhere in the 8 – 15 minute range. I like that length because it makes it doable to be able to listen to a whole episode while you do things like drive around town doing errands or other smaller tasks. Of course, if you are looking for something longer to listen to, this will just mean that you can listen to more than one episode, if you want.
How to Listen to This Week’s Episode of the Real Life at Home Podcast
You have a couple of options for checking out today’s podcast episode. You can either listen to it right here on the site, thanks to this handy dandy audio player. (If you’re reading this in a feed reader or by email, you probably won’t be able to see the audio player without coming to the site.) You can also download this episode to your computer and listen to it. (Here are older podcast episodes.)
Another listening option would be to go to iTunes and either download just this episode (which is free) or, what I would recommend, just subscribe to the whole podcast. It’s free to subscribe and then you won’t have to worry about going to iTunes to download episodes. They’ll just be added to your iPod/iPad/iPhone/whatever whenever there are new episodes.
If you listen to today’s episode and like it, I would really love it if you could rate the podcast or leave a review on iTunes. It helps us reach new people who might also be in need of some encouragement. Thanks!
|Angie, a domestically challenged nerd and mom of three very fun kids, is the founder of Real Life at Home, the combined home of the former sites Many Little Blessings, The Homeschool Classroom, Catholic Printables Online, and Catholic Mothers Online. Angie also listens to music every chance she gets, writes eBooks, loves Pinterest, documents the little moments in life on Instagram, and occasionally sleeps.|
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