Monday, May 18

More Amazing Podcasts Just For Women

Since discovering podcasts about 4 years ago, I have been on the hunt for the perfect shows to listen to. I am drawn to podcasts about motherhood, self help, homeschool, and business. I've shared some of my favorite podcasts for moms HERE
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Today, I wanted to share a few more podcast recommendations, that aren't just for moms! Here are a few of my favorite podcasts just for women. 


1. Affirmation Pod - This may be my favorite podcast of all time. I'm listing it first because I could listen to this show every single day. I've been on a personal spirituality journey for a few years and affirmations are a part of my daily life. Josie has positive affirmations for any situation and one listen will instantly lift your spirits.


2. Kalyn's Coffee Talk - To be such a young woman, Kalyn is very wise. I enjoy her uplifting podcasts. I especially like to catch up on these episodes when I am driving.


3. The Black Girl Bravado - After the Affirmation Pod show, this is my second favorite podcast. I have listened to and enjoyed every single episode these ladies have released. Germani and Brittany discuss mental health, current events, self care, and even entrepreneurship. Two black, millennial women, giving me advice, I'm here for it!


4. The Juice - Since this podcast began last year, I have been all ears. This podcast gets into the life of a millennial. Maggie and Sara discuss enneagrams, social media, and just overall life experiences.


5. The Mindful Kind - The creator of this show is a mindfulness coach and she shares simple ways that you can practice mindfulness during everyday activities. 


6. Therapy for Black Girls -  This podcast discusses mental health and personal development as it relates to the lives of black women. The creator also shares tips and strategies to improve areas of your life. 


7. Vibrant Happy Women - Just an overall wonderful show that encourages women to live happy, balanced lives.  


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These are just a few of my favorite and most listened to podcasts. I truly enjoy listening to each of these and more. What podcasts are you enjoying? Share them with me in the comments below. Until next time.


April K.
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Tuesday, April 21

Schooling At Home During A Pandemic: Our Favorite Virtual Learning Websites

The sudden school closures along with closures of museums, libraries, and the limiting of crowds, has caused a lot of uncertanity and anxiety among families with school aged children. We are being taken out of our normal routines and finding resources for some has been daunting. I would like to share a few free, online learning resources that we have been incorporating into our homeschool day.

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1. NatGeo @ Home - National Geographic has recently launched NatGeo@Home on their website. This particular section of Nat Geo is a centralized location of learning materials such as games, videos, worksheets, and books designed to support families in their new normal of learning at home.

2. Scholastic Learn At Home - Scholastic has provided 4 weeks worth of learning and activities for grades pre-kindergarten thorugh the 9th grade. My daughter has already finished the first grade assignments and enjoyed the variation to her normal school work. There is a Resources for Families section that includes science videos, free worksheets, and creative reading and drawing class from the Library of Congress.

3. Corona Virus Homeschooling - This website offers encouragement to families during this unexpected change and free daily lesson plans. Simple, fun, just make sure you are loaded up with printer ink. Just sign up on the website to get started.

4. Giving Artfully Kids - Giving Artfully Kids is an art program that helps kids experience joy in giving. Live art classes take place on Wednesdays and Fridays and my daughter has enjoyed the classes so far. Just head on over to their website to sign up.
5. Education.com - Why didn't I think of this site before? Education.com is providing resources for families, guided lessons, independent study packets and much more. This is another site where you want to make sure your printer is loaded with ink as the activities are printables.

Some other resources that we are enjoying are live drawing and storytime with Pete the cat, Art For Kids Hub on Youtube, GoNoodle, Deep Space Sparkle art class, and Highlights Kids. Before this all started, we did't really use online learning much in our homeschool day, nut I am welcoming this change to our day, my daughter is enjoying it, and I am impressed with the quality of information being shared from these wonderful companies. Have you incorporated virtual learning into your homeschool day? Let me know in the comments below. Until Next Time.
April K.
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Friday, March 20

A Quick Guide on Early Chapter books for your Young Reader

Since starting our first grade homeschool year, my daughter's reading has rapidly improved. We are entering into the wonderful world of chapter books. I'd like to share with you the early chapter books that we have been enjoying lately. Check out the list below.

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What we currently have in our book collection:
1. The Mia Mayhem Collection: Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero!; Mia Mayhem Learns to Fly!; Mia Mayhem vs. The Super Bully; Mia Mayhem Breaks Down Walls

2. The Critter Club Collection: A Purrfect Four-Book Boxed Set: Amy and the Missing Puppy; All About Ellie; Liz Learns a Lesson; Marion Takes a Break

3. Mighty Meg: 4 Books in 1! Mighty Meg and the Magical Ring, Mighty Meg and the Melting Menace, Mighty Meg and the Accidental Nemesis, and Mighty Meg and the Super Disguise


   
4. Owl Diaries, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set. Eva's Treetop Festival, Eva Sees a Ghost, A Woodland Wedding, Eva and the New Owl, and Warm Hearts Day.

5. My Little Pony: Magical Story Collection

6. Bo's Magical New Friend: A Branches Book (Unicorn Diaries 1)


What we are adding to our collection:

    
7. Tales of Sasha: 4 books in 1! The Big Secret, Journey Beyond the Trees, A New Friend, and Princess Lessons.

8. Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up

9. President of the Whole Fifth Grade (President Series)


10. Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy's Ultimate Chapter Book Quartet: Books 1 through 4

11. Zoey and Sassafras Books 1-6 Pack

12. Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book 10-Book Box Set


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I am an avid reader and I am excited to raise an enthusiastic reader. This is such an exciting stage for us. I'm ready to add more books to our collection and if you have some suggestions, please let me know in the comments below.

April K.
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Thursday, March 12

Amazing Podcasts Just For Moms

What was I doing before I discovered podcasts? Who knows, but now podcasts are my thing! If you don't know what a podcast is, it is an audio talk show available to listen to through an app on your smart device. There are multiple podcast apps to listen to your favorite shows, my favorite platform happens to be Castbox. 

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I find some of the best podcasts by searching the word "mom" in the podcast app search bar. Sometimes I subscribe to shows and other times, I simply listen to an episode that resonates with me in the moment. My favorite time to listen to a podcast is while driving in the car alone. I also listen while cooking or cleaning. I'm sharing with you today a few podcasts that I think are worth a subscription. Check them out below. 

1. Respectful Parenting: Janet Lansbury Unruffled  - Respectful Parenting is a podcast that answers listener questions about various parent issues. The answers and advice given is based on respectful and peaceful parenting values. Janet Lansbury's work "informs, inspires, and supports caregivers of infants and toddlers across the globe, helping to create relationships of respect, trust, and love." 

2. The Mighty Mommy's Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting - This has been my go-to show lately. This mama has multiple aged children and I feel that she gives the best tips to handle anything mom life may throw! 

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3. Motherhood Sessions - This podcast lets listeners hear therapy sessions with moms addressing motherhood issues. This is a heavier podcast but the advice given can be used in similar personal situations.  
4. Simple Families - A wonderful podcast discussing simple living, minimalism, and positive parenting. My favorite episodes are the shows about minimalism and de-cluttering. 

Amazing Podcasts Just For Moms


I hope you check out these podcast recommendations! I listen to over 20 shows and I will be sharing the rest in future blog posts. Let me know what some of your favorite mom podcasts are in the comments below. Until next time. 
April K.
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