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Raising Arrows - Large Family Homeschooling

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Learn how to manage your home and homeschool with practical, simple, guilt-free ideas from a mom of 10!

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Learn how to manage your home and homeschool with practical, simple, guilt-free ideas from a mom of 10!

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Great podcast!

By Jodylleigh - Jul 02 2018
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I enjoy listening to Amy’s insights on raising a large family. Her advice is excellent!

Very helpful and fun

By Robin CG - Oct 13 2017
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I love listening to this podcast. Always lots of tips and brings smiles to my day.

iTunes Ratings

124 Ratings
Average Ratings
120
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Great podcast!

By Jodylleigh - Jul 02 2018
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I enjoy listening to Amy’s insights on raising a large family. Her advice is excellent!

Very helpful and fun

By Robin CG - Oct 13 2017
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I love listening to this podcast. Always lots of tips and brings smiles to my day.
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Raising Arrows - Large Family Homeschooling

Latest release on Feb 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: How to Be a Relaxed Homeschool Mom

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Are you stressed out by homeschooling this year?  This podcast will give you the practical tools you need to become a relaxed homeschool mom!

Get my FREE Daily Homemaking Checklist HERE

Autopilot Homeschooling (podcast #50)

How to Put Your Homeschool on Autopilot (post)

The Easiest Homeschool Routine Ever! (video)

How to Choose Extracurricular Activities for Your Family (podcast #37)

Helpful timestamps:

1:17 - How recognizing your unique family dynamic will help you relax.

6:08 - How to choose stress-free curriculum.

10:17 - How to "Delete & Delegate" things in your homeschool day.

14:53 - The #1 thing that causes stress in a homeschool mom's life!

Aug 20 2019

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Rank #2: A Well-Ordered Day

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When you homeschool, it is imperative you have some sense of order to your day because the flow and productivity of your day is entirely up to you.  However, having a well-ordered day isn't about a tight schedule and huge to-do lists.  It's more about structure and margin.

In this episode:

  • Learn how to begin ordering your day.
  • Learn how to make meals, school, and personal time more productive.
  • Learn how to put things in their proper order.
  • Learn how to plan for interruptions that don't derail your entire day.

Resources mentioned:

Home Management for the Homeschool available in audio, paperback, ebook, and Kindle

Loop Scheduling

Tapestry of Grace

PictureSmart Bible

Mommy Morning Routine Podcast

Meal Planning Podcast

How Many Hours to Homeschool Podcast

FLYlady.net

Oct 02 2017

21mins

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Rank #3: My Morning Routine on a Homeschool Day

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Have you ever wondered what a typical morning homeschool schedule looks like in our house?  Today, I share all the subjects we tackle, our Morning Basket or Table Time routine, how we manage lunch on homeschool days, and so much more!   Get FREE homeschooling & homemaking resources HERE!   Resources mentioned: The Homeschool Garden Morning Time Review ~The Homeschool Garden Morning Time Membership~   The Precious People Curriculum Review ~The Precious People Curriculum~   DITL - Typical Friday House Cleaning (VIDEO) How to Put Your Homeschool on Autopilot (PODCAST) Weekly House Cleaning (PODCAST)   Homeschooling Year Round information Making Homeschool Lunches Easy Apologia Science with Multiple Ages Phonetic Zoo Review Reading Eggs (helped my struggling reader!) GradeSpelling.com CLE Science Readers

Sep 25 2018

22mins

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Rank #4: Girls & Their Attitudes

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As your girls grow into their teenage years, you may begin to see attitudes that are so different from what you are used to seeing. Learn 3 secrets to help your daughter navigate her teen years and avoid attitude problems.

Resources:

Subscribe to the Raising Arrows Newsletter for more great content!

Jan 07 2019

18mins

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Rank #5: Balancing Homeschooling & Self Care

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Homeschool moms are busy with a lot of things, but in our busyness are we neglecting to take care of ourselves?  How do we balance all we have to do with our own needs, while avoiding the trap of selfishness?  This podcast might step on a few toes, but it's time we addressed self care as a homeschool mom!

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In this episode:

  • Why I don't like the term "self care" and what I prefer instead.
  • Why homeschool moms are so stressed and in such need of "self care."
  • How to create healthy "temple" habits.
  • How to hit the "reset" button on your day.
  • How to fit self care into your morning and evening schedule.

Resources mentioned:

Nov 26 2019

26mins

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Rank #6: Large Family Laundry Solutions

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Laundry is a part of our everyday existence, especially in a large family!  Learn the secrets of our daily laundry chores and how this routine has evolved over the years!

Resources:

Large Family Daily Laundry Routine (blog post)

Huge List of Large Family Laundry Systems (blog post)

Teach Your Kids to Do Their Own Laundry (blog post)

XL Hamper with Mesh Bag (aff)

Mar 05 2019

17mins

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Rank #7: How to Have Enough of You to Go Around

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Are you feeling stressed out and stretched thin?  Are you wondering how to better manage your day so you can be a better mom?  This podcast gives you tons of great tips on having enough of you to go around in your parenting, homemaking, and every day life!

In this episode:

  • How to delegate and who to delegate to.
  • How to spot time wasters.
  • When to let go of a schedule.
  • How to find peace with your day.

Resources mentioned:

So Many Littles, So Little Time ebook - coupon RAPODCAST 10% off here - https://www.raisingarrows.net/product/many-littles-little-time/

Age Appropriate Chore List

Don't want to listen?  Read the post!

Feb 26 2018

12mins

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Rank #8: Creating a 30 Day Master Meal Plan

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If you are looking for a way to pull together an easy meal plan that gives you tons of freedom and flexibility, a 30 Day Master Meal List is the way to go!  Don't miss the Trim Healthy Table GIVEAWAY!  

In this episode:

  • How I use a rotating list to make shopping easier.
  • Why the Miscellaneous/Sides category is so important.
  • Tons of great recipes!

Resources mentioned:

--> Once a Month Shopping Series

--> Master Meal List post

--> Large Family Recipe page

--> Trim Healthy Table from Trim Healthy Mama

--> Evernote

--> Cinnamon Roll recipe

--> Oven Pancake (aka Dutch Babies)

--> Banana Bread

--> 365:  One Year of Healthy Meals for Busy Families

Sep 18 2017

16mins

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Rank #9: Maximizing Space in Kids' Bedrooms

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Got a lot of kids and not a lot of space? This podcast is all about managing and organizing your kids' bedrooms to make the most of the space you have!

Looking for help with managing your home and homeschool? I wrote the book! >> Home Management for the Homeschool Mom

Posts you may want to read:

Helpful Podcast Timestamps:

1:01 - Why we only use 3 bedrooms no mater the size of our house.

3:27 - Using the Master Bedroom for children.

5:06 - Putting babies in with siblings.

6:34 - Our current boys bedroom setup.

7:02 - Clothing storage options

8:12 - Triple bunks & platform beds (READ MORE HERE)

9:19 - Spaces for babies (READ MORE HERE)

11:08 - Bunk Beds for older kids (THESE are the bunks I mentioned)

11:57 - Hanging vs. Folding clothes

15:17 - Toys in the bedrooms

16:23 - Family closet ideas (READ MORE HERE)

Jul 15 2019

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Rank #10: My ALDI Grocery Budget

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What does a family of 11 buy?  What is my grocery budget each week?  Why will you never see me laying all my groceries out on the table and taking a photo of them?  Learn all of this and more!

Jul 03 2017

31mins

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Rank #11: Decluttering Room by Room Part 1

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Are you looking for a no nonsense approach to decluttering? Jump in right where you are and get started today with this easy quick start podcast!

In this episode:

  • How I dug out of my messy life.
  • Why I'm sick of {most} decluttering books and websites.
  • How much time it takes each day to declutter.

Resources mentioned:

Oct 17 2017

19mins

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Rank #12: 3 Essential Morning Homemaking Chores

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What 3 things could you do to revolutionize your day and take it from chaos to calm(ish) in about 20 minutes each morning?  In this podcast, learn the answer PLUS:

  • How to get your home guest-ready first thing in the morning.
  • My secret weapon for keeping the bathroom clean!
  • How to guarantee meals won't be haphazard.

May 31 2017

14mins

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Rank #13: Parenting High Maintenance Children

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Some children take more energy to parent.  They are emotionally, physically, and mentally taxing, but we can learn how to parent them best if we just take the time to understand who they are and what makes them tick.

In this episode:

  • The one thing that will change how you parent your high maintenance child.
  • How to avoid making a diagnosis an excuse.
  • Finding new discipline methods and coping mechanisms that work.

Resources mentioned:

Homeschooling the Child with Aspergers Syndrome

Mar 15 2018

16mins

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Rank #14: Making Homeschool Planning Easy

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Does homeschool planning stress you out?  If you’ve ever wondered if there is an easier way, this is the podcast for you!

In this episode:

  • Tons of easy homeschool planning ideas!
  • Resources for helping your kids be more independent.
  • What planners work best depending on what kind of homeschool mom you are.

Show Notes can be found at: https://www.raisingarrows.net/podcasts

Apr 22 2017

26mins

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Rank #15: How to Be a Rested and Relaxed Homeschool Mom

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Go to https://www.raisingarrows.net/podcasts/ to find the show notes and resources mentioned in this podcast!

Are you overwhelmed by the task of homeschooling?  Are you stressed out by everything you have to do during the day?  Do you feel like homeschooling isn't at all what you had dreamed it would be.  This podcast will give you the tools you need to find rest and relaxation in your homeschool day and the margin you need to begin enjoying homeschooling once again!

 In this episode: 

  • How to get rest even when you aren't getting sleep.
  • How to find margin in your day.
  • How to choose extracurricular activities for your kids so you aren't run ragged.
  • PLUS!  Get a FREE BeeSilk Lotion Stick!

Sep 05 2017

23mins

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Rank #16: How Many Hours a Day Does it Take to Homeschool?

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Are you worried you aren't homeschooling enough hours?  Or perhaps your homeschool schedule has you stressed out.  Or maybe you need to know how to count homeschooling hours that aren't seatwork.  Everything you need to know is here!

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In this episode:

  • How many hours does homeschooling actually take?
  • How long should each subject take?
  • What can you count as school?

Get your FREE Home Management Training Checklist!

Post on How Many Hours it Takes to Homeschool Post on How Long Certain Subjects Take to Homeschool

2017 Homeschool Curriculum Podcast

Large Family Homeschooling eBook - Offers tons of great tips for managing your time and getting the goodie out of your school day!

Homeschool Made Simple video - fantastic video from Compass Classroom on keeping things simple in your homeschool.

Sep 25 2017

20mins

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Rank #17: Decluttering Room by Room Part 2

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The follow-up podcast to how I declutter room by room, this episode gives you a detailed description of one of my decluttering sessions, as well as an overview of what I've been getting rid and how I'm organizing as I go.

In this episode:

  • My big declutter mistake!
  • How to organize as you declutter.
  • Why you shouldn't buy organizational tools {right away}.
  • How to organize so it stays organized!

Find all the podcast notes and resources HERE!

Oct 30 2017

24mins

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Rank #18: Screen Time Limits in a Large Homeschooling Family

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Between education and entertainment, our children spend a lot of time in front of screens.  How do we handle the balance of online and offline when there are a lot of kids in the house and a lot of school needing to be accomplished?  This podcast gives you tangible, practical ideas for setting limits on screen time! 

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In this episode:

  • How much school work should be done on the computer by age.
  • Why I have a set time of day for screen time.
  • How we organize TV time.
  • Why Friday is "special!"
  • Why Sunday is "different!"
  • How long my kids get to play games.
  • How to handle screens when you have adult children in the home.

Resources mentioned:

Nov 12 2019

24mins

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Rank #19: Making a Menu Plan Your Family Loves

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Menu planning is one of those homemaking chores that can easily become drudgery.  You spend copious amounts of time putting together a list of meals you "hope" everyone will love, then you have to write out your grocery list, and then you have to actually make the meals you planned.  But, what if you had a list of meals you knew your family loved?  Trust me - it will revolutionize your menu planning process!  This podcast teaches you how to build a menu plan your entire family loves!

In this episode:

  • How to put together a meal list to choose from.
  • The family voting process.
  • Finalizing your meal list.
  • How to create a rotating menu plan from your list.

Resources mentioned:

May 07 2018

15mins

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Rank #20: Intro to Delight Directed Homeschooling

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Learn how to incorporate your child's natural aptitudes and interests into their homeschooling using Delight Directed Learning!  Also includes a crash course in making homeschooling a lifestyle of learning!

Resources:

Subscribe to the Raising Arrows Newsletter for more great content for the Large Family Home!

Jan 21 2019

23mins

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