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Homeschooling Harmony: Podcast 9

Even though we school year round with regular breaks and the freedom to take days when we need them, there is something SO fun about Fall and the newness of a school year/season.

We had thoughts about sharing WHAT we are using to teach this year but thought it might be good to share encouragement and motivation  to new homeschooling moms and those that might be in a schooling rut.

  1. We ALL have been a newbie and just starting the homeschool journey and the nerves can be louder than a confident heart.
  2. We all have days, months, even seasons where we second guess what we’re doing.
  3. One of the best encouragements you can find is SOMEONE doing this too and share ideas/struggles with them often!
  4. It’s not about the WHAT (curriculum) and it is the WHO! Curriculum is a dime a dozen. Read great books and discuss things creates a great homeschool environment.
  5. Learn to enjoy your children slow down it’s not a race. Knowing your children and how they  learn and encouraging them in who they are. Focusing on the positive of their strengths is key.
  6. Do not compare your children to other children nor your family to another homeschooling family. We all have unique family dynamics and children. God made you the mom your children need. Press into the Holy Spirit for guidance in this.
  7. Do not give into Fear!!!!! We can glean wisdom from one another but ultimately trust who God made you as a teacher.
  8. Part of homeschooling is not grade but students level. We have to get out of the mindset of pushing our kids through. Giving them a rich education and love for learning is key.
  9. Whether just starting out or starting again, add one thing at a time. There is no advantage in drowning the family on the first day or even week.
  10. Do what YOU love and learn right along side your children.
  11. Kids aren’t going to remember what you do as much as the the time you spend doing it. Relationship is most important.
  12. Just show up everyday to do the work after starting your day with Jesus and let Him be in charge of the results. He will take our effort and make it enough. 

Show Notes:

Teaching from Rest

For the Children’s Sake

The Three R’s

The Charlotte Mason Companion

Writer’s Jungle

 

It is our great joy to encourage the harmony in homeschooling with anyone!

Please comment right here with any questions you might have.

What’s bringing us Joy right now?

Our Super Husbands: Part 2~ Podcast 8

When we recorded this Super Husband session, we had no idea it would turn into 2 episodes but awesome Joe was able to split it up for your listening pleasure.

For Part 2 we polled FB and IG followers to see what questions they might have for Scott and Joe. Thank you to brave friends who sent us questions! We loved them and hope you find the answers helpful!

Always know we would LOVE for you to comment here on the blog with your questions, comments, or suggestions.

Without further ado, have a listen!!!

…..Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Philippians 2:2


{Show Notes}

Ankerich Adoption Video

I Like Adoption Video

Our Super Husbands: Podcast Episode 7

… You husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together.
I Peter 3:7

If you think we do all this with our Super Woman cape on, you would be half right. Standing right beside us are our Super Husbands. I’m married to Scott and Amber is married to Joe. We couldn’t be more blessed to have husbands supporting all the crazy ideas we come up with.

Our husbands have our backs. They support our stay at home status, help with the chores, parent the children, say yes to adoption, step-in to help with the schooling, and cherish us just like Jesus. Marriage is hard work but we know it’s through our faith mixed with grace and mercy that spurs us to love each other well. If there is a disagreement, we talk it out. If there is a problem, we work it out. If there is a hard season, we pray it out. Never in our wildest dreams did we see ourselves delving into podcast world but these two men did and we want to introduce them to you!!!

When we recorded this episode, it was a little longer than the others so we divided it into two shows. The first episode features questions WE had for our husbands. The second will be questions we took from other adoptive friends on FB and IG. I believe what is shared may help other couples find their way to adoption and maybe homeschooling.

You can listen to this podcast here on the website or go to iTunes and listen. Either way please give us a review and know you are giving two southern podcast girls encouragement as we help you find Joy in family, adoption, and homeschooling. We give all the glory to Jesus. May He be glorified in everything we do!!!

…..Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Philippians 2:2


{Show Notes}

Ankerich Adoption Video

I Like Adoption Video

 

Post Adoption Nitty Gritty: Podcast Episode 6

Post Adoption is no joke. I have been home with our newest love for about six weeks. There is much to discuss when it comes to the cocooning period. It is the thick, hard, and redemptive part of adoption. There are many things we can do to help with bonding and attachment be more successful.

We hope something we share will bring joy to the place your joy resides. Whether you are just home with a new child or have been for years, we can all band together encouraging each other in this most holy work of adoption.


Show Notes:

The following link if FULL of great resources concerning adoption:

Top Adoption Books and Resources: A Not-To-Be-Missed List of Recommendations

You can also find awesome information at:

No Hand But Ours

 

Fun Family Culture: Podcast Episode 5

I was chatting with Amber Friday morning and she mentioned they were going for cupcakes for Friday Family Night. I thought talking fun families would be a great topic!

Today we are sharing ways we build a fun family culture with traditions, celebrations, and family nights. From birthdays to Chinese holidays to Family game night. Having a fun family builds a positive environment, makes kids want to be home with their family, and gives everyone something to look forward to.

You can listen to this podcast here on the website or go to iTunes and listen. Either way please give us a review and know you are helping two southern podcast girls encouragement as we help you find Joy in family, adoption, and homeschooling. We give all the glory to Jesus. May He be glorified in everything we do!!!

If you have questions please shoot us an email at southernjoypodcast@gmail.com

…..Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Philippians 2:2


{Show Notes}

Birthdays:
Every Year On Your Birthday

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes

What Brings You Joy:
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissam

Glory Over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House 


Big Family Living: Podcast Episode 4

Today we are sharing 10 Things you should know about large families. Between the two of us we have 15 kids and Amber plans on more. Right Joe? Scott and I have one grandchild and KNOW more of those are sure to come!

Maybe you’ve seen us pull up at Target or church and wonder how many more children will exit the vehicle OR you’ve seen us with kids galore hanging on the cart eating popcorn while WE get some shopping done. We are not gonna lie. There is an art to raising a large family and we are sharing some of our crazy JOY with you! Number 1…

You can listen to this podcast here on the website or go to iTunes and listen. Either way please give us a review and know you are helping two southern podcast girls encouragement as we help you find Joy in family, adoption, and homeschooling. We give all the glory to Jesus. May He be glorified in everything we do!!!

If you have questions please shoot us an email at southernjoypodcast@gmail.com

…..Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Philippians 2:2


 {Show Notes}

 

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Homeschooling: Podcast Episode 3

Welcome back to Southern Joy with Sharon Ankerich and Amber Leggio we are excited to share our passion of ” The Blessing of Homeschooling”. In this Episode we talk about gentle learning with our kids, how it has helped our adopted children, what a typical homeschool day looks like for us, and how we fill our cup as moms to keep afloat on this homeschool journey.

We give lots of suggestions and ways to help your homeschool day. Don’t worry about taking notes as we share.  We have links in the show notes below.

Sit back and enjoy. We pray you will be encouraged in your homeschool journey. Even if you’re a mom just thinking about homeschooling, we pray that this may give you courage as well.

You can listen to this podcast here on the website or go to iTunes and listen. Either way please give us a review and know you are helping two southern podcast girls encouragement as we help you find Joy in family, adoption, and homeschooling. We give all the glory to Jesus. May He be glorified in everything we do!!!

If you have questions please shoot us an email at southernjoypodcast@gmail.com

…..Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Philippians 2:2

 

PS!!!! We have another Giveaway! If you leave a review on iTunes you are entered to win two of our favorite read alouds!

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Picture Books:

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Make Way For The Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Corduroy By Don Freeman

Miss Rumphius By Barbara Cooney

Albert By Donna Jo Napoli

Angelo by David Macaulay

Chapter Books:

The Penderwicks

Mysteries Benedict Society By Trenton Lee Stewart

The Box Car Children By Gertrude Chandler Warner

Carry On Mr. Bowditch By Jean Lee Latham

Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin By Marguerite Henry

Caddie Woodlawn By Carol Ryrie Brink

Lamplighter Books

Burgess Bird Book by Thorton Burgess

 

Audio Books:

Lamplighter Audio Stories

Audible

Librovox

Composer Audio Series

 

Bible:

Jesus Calling For KIds

The Children’s Storybook Bible by Catherine Vos

Jesus Story Bible

24 Family Ways By Clay Clarkson

Character Concepts

 

Curriculum Resources:

Beautiful Feet Books

Simply Charlotte Mason

Brave Writer

Math U See

Five in a Row

Queen Homeschool Supply

 

Filling Up Your Mama Cup:

Jesus Calling

You Version

New Inductive Study Bible NASB

 

Other Resources:

For The Children’s Sake By Susan Schaeffer MacCaulay

Teaching From Rest By Sarah MacKenzie

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Mission of Motherhood By Sally Clarkson

Educating The WholeHearted Child By Clay Clarkson

Read Aloud Giveaway

Our new giveaway is brought to you in anticipation for our new podcast going live tomorrow.

Please subscribe to the blog and you are entered to win THESE two beautiful stories~

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SO excited to share what brought our two families to homeschool.

The winner of this giveaway will be announced June 3 so subscribe and share us with your friends!!!

We hope JOY finds you right where you are!

Blessings and love,

Sharon and Amber

We Have a Winner

Congratulations to CJGRUBBS!!!

You were chosen by random generator and we are so excited for you!!!

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Amber will be sending out your package Monday.

 

Our new podcast The Blessing of Homeschooling will be live Sunday morning.

We hope you will listen and leave a comment here on the blog when it’s up.

AND we have a new giveaway of our two favorite family read alouds.

This time all the subscribers of this blog will be entered to win so if you’re not getting our blog posts dropped into your inbox, click and subscribe.

As always, we hope Joy finds you right where you are!

Blessings and love,

Sharon and Amber

 

Giveaway Update

You have exactly 4 days to get your review up on iTunes for Southern Joy Podcast.

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We will announce the winner Friday morning right before Sharon boards the plane headed to China.

Go to our iTunes page and leave a review.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/adoption-podcast-episode-2/id1111782011?i=1000368384503&mt=2

Click View in iTunes and then ratings and reviews to subscribe/ write review.

We appreciate the stars as well!

 

This time next Sunday a new podcast Episode 3: The Blessings of Homeschooling will be up.

Thank you SO much for your love and encouragement as we keep plugging along.