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February 18, 2020
How much should you expect of the young adults living in your home?  What if they are going to college or have a job?  How do you set rules and boundaries that make sense for your adult child and the rest of your family?  Learn from our mistakes!
February 4, 2020
Simplify your homeschool by teaching the same subject to all of your children at the same time!  Learn how in this podcast! In this episode: *Subjects that easily lend themselves to being taught all together. *How to teach to varying ages. *How to choose curriculum that helps you teach everyone all together. *How to keep young ones engaged and older children challenged.
January 21, 2020
Feeding a healthy diet to your large family takes coordination, time, and resources, but it's not as difficult as you may think.  With a little creativity and grace, you can easily feed your family healthy meals that don't take all your time, energy, and money!
January 8, 2020
If your homeschool schedule feels chaotic and messy, you probably need to put some anchors in place to keep your homeschool day on track!  Learn how in this episode!
December 10, 2019
Keep your home tidy and festive this Christmas season...even with a lot of kids...even with homeschooling...even with all the stuff you have to do!
November 26, 2019
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!
November 12, 2019
Between education and entertainment, our children spend a lot of time in front of screens.  How do 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!
October 29, 2019
Make your next day trip smooth sailing with these tips on what to pack, how to keep the kids calm, and much more!
October 15, 2019
Does meal time feel chaotic, loud, and full of picky eaters?  These tips will help you manage meal time with grace and calm when all you have are little ones sitting at your table!
September 24, 2019
As Christians, the things we do as a family take on significance far beyond our earthly home.  Learn why family traditions matter and how to start your own simple traditions today!
September 17, 2019
Are you worn out and needing a break, but don't know how to get more margin in your homeschool day?  Have you ever felt guilty for using workbooks in your homeschool?  Do you wish you could ditch the workbooks, but you just can't figure out what you would do instead?  This podcast will help you use workbooks to your advantage without making your homeschool dry and boring!
August 20, 2019
Are you stressed out by homeschooling this year?  This podcast will give you the practical tools you need to become a relaxed homeschool mom!
August 5, 2019
Are you feeling less than excited about getting back to homeschool?  Start your homeschool year off right with some new (and simple!) traditions!
July 23, 2019
Is your Quiet Time lacking since you had children? It's time to organize your spiritual life!
July 15, 2019
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!
June 10, 2019
Every professional that helps them do their job well.  Moms need a uniform as much as anyone!  The great thing about our uniform is that we can personalize and customize to show our uniqueness, all the while reminding us of who we are in Christ and helping us serve those He puts in our path!  Creating a Mom Uniform will give you the tools you need to do your job well!
May 21, 2019
Everyone has a story about how they came to homeschooling.  This is mine! While I didn't start homeschooling for the most noble of reasons, I soon caught a vision for it, and have loved every moment since!
May 8, 2019
Are you planning on "trying out" homeschooling this summer?  Perhaps you are considering homeschooling year round or you feel like you need to "catch up" a bit this summer.  Or maybe you just want to have a little educational fun during the summer months!  Whatever your reason, these summer homeschooling plans will help you plan without breaking a sweat!
April 25, 2019
Are you considering homeschooling your preschooler?  Do you wonder how you will fit it in with all the other homeschooling and tasks you have to do in a day?  Are you overwhelmed by all the choices out there for preschool curriculum?  This podcast will help you decide if homeschooling preschool is a good idea for your family, how to choose a curriculum that won't overwhelm you, and how to fit it into your day.
April 8, 2019
Get organized in your kitchen by making stations that group items you use often.  Learn how to create a Baking Station, a Juicing Station, a Breakfast Station & more!
March 5, 2019
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!
February 19, 2019
Every family has medical needs, but this podcast deals with ongoing medical issues that require organization and planning to manage effectively.  From pregnancy to surgery, chronic illness and ongoing medical treatment, learn how to manage it all without confusion and added stress.
February 5, 2019
A Delight Directed Homeschool isn't a method - it's an approach.  One that works with ANY curriculum!  Learn how to make your curriculum delight directed and spark passion in your children's lives!
January 21, 2019
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!
January 7, 2019
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.
November 19, 2018
Control the chaos and have a blessed Thanksgiving with this guide to a fantastic holiday from a large family mom's perspective!  Learn how to manage the kids, the crowds, the food, and the festivities in this idea-packed podcast!
November 8, 2018
Are you seeing attitudes in your boys that seem disrespectful and rude?  Are you worried you won't know how to handle them as they get older?  This podcast shares the secret to dealing with boys and their attitudes!  You won't want to miss this!
October 15, 2018
Homeschooling through the holidays can be so much fun!  Learn about great resources for homeschooling during Thanksgiving and Christmas, and how to make memories along the way!
October 2, 2018
Busy moms tend to forget to cultivate art and beauty in their own lives.  They are so busy pouring out, they don't realize how important it is to show their children what an abundant adult life looks like.  Learn how to inspire your children with your own creative life by building what the Charlotte Mason method calls "Mother Culture."
September 25, 2018
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!
September 13, 2018
Homeschooling is a big job! Learn how to put some of your subjects on autopilot will give you more margin in your day and less stress in your life! Find the show notes here https://www.raisingarrows.net/podcasts/
September 7, 2018
Now that I have a mix of big helpers, medium helpers, and little not-so-helpers, we can do a supercharged Weekly Home Blessing with decluttering and deep cleaning!  Learn how we do it in this podcast!
August 27, 2018
During busy seasons of life, a weekly chore rotation is super helpful!  This method works best when you have children who are beginning to be able to help out with cleaning chores, even though their standards may not be on par with your own.  I used this method when I had a mix of older and younger children. Resources mentioned:  My book - Home Management for the Homeschool Mom Large Family Logistics
August 6, 2018
When you have a lot of little ones, survival cleaning is often the best way to go.  Putting together a simple chore board can be a sanity saver because it doesn't require a lot of forethought and can be done anytime, anywhere! Post & Video can be found here - https://www.raisingarrows.net/2016/08/chore-board/
July 26, 2018
When I had 2 small children, I did the majority of the house cleaning every Monday morning, mostly by myself.  Learn how I organized the chores, how long it took me, and how I kept it clean the rest of the week. In this episode: How I got control of my messy house. My Monday morning chores. How I kept the house clean throughout the week. Resources: FLYlady app
July 19, 2018
Are you a mom who is easily overwhelmed by noise, lights, touch or smells?  You might have sensory issues like I do.  Listen to learn how I deal with being a large family mom and having sensory issues.  Learn my tips and tactics for managing all the sensory input a mom comes in contact with during the day! Resources mentioned: Educating Your Gifted Child The Out of Sync Child The Out of Sync Child Has Fun
July 5, 2018
The tools your children need for college are the same tools they need for life - so give them that college-prep homeschool education even if they don't go to college! Here's what we did! Read the post here - https://www.raisingarrows.net/2018/05/preparing-homeschooler-college/ Helpful link for Graduation Requirements - https://uh315.isrefer.com/go/phsc/Amyarrows/ Transcript help from The HomeScholar - https://uh315.isrefer.com/go/tts/Amyarrows James 1:2-4  Proverbs 22:6
July 1, 2018
After years of doing the same thing in our homeschool, we are changing it up in a major way!  Come hear all our news, plus learn tips and tricks for making major changes in your own homeschool curriculum and schedule! In this episode: New curriculum reveal! How we make the Charlotte Mason method work for our family. Ideas for making the transition to a new curriculum and schedule easier.
May 30, 2018
Does notebooking overwhelm you?  Do you feel like a notebooking flunkie?  Do you wish you figure out how to make time for it?  This podcast is for you!  Learn how to make notebooking easy for your family! In this episode: How to combine subjects for notebooking. How to store (and not store) notebooks. Tons of ideas to take the stress out of notebooking!
May 7, 2018
Menu planning is hard.  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.  What if you had a list of meals you knew your family loved?  This podcast teaches you how to revolutionize your menu plan with meals your entire family loves! In this episode: The family voting process. Finalizing your meal list. How to create a rotating menu plan from your li
April 18, 2018
What makes you strong as a family? It's the things you do together as a family - the traditions your family has created over the years. If you find yourself lacking in these rich family traditions (or you want to build even more!), this podcast is for you! In this episode: 3 reasons why you can't seem to build solid family traditions Easy tradition ideas you can start today! How to put together a list of family traditions.
March 28, 2018
Is it possible to homeschool an entire grade over the summer or at least get a child caught up in a subject or two?  Absolutely!  With a little hard work and diligence it is doable and here's how! In this episode: What topics to cover to maximize your time. Resources to make summer schooling easier (and cheaper!). Reward ideas for you and your child working so hard! Resources mentioned: Compass Classroom (video based curriculum) Khan Academy Starfall Reading Eggs Beacon Handbook
March 15, 2018
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.
March 6, 2018
Are extracurricular activities overwhelming you? Learn a better way to choose activities for your family that put the entire family first and build strong relationships within your family rather than pulling you apart! In this episode: -What activities work well for the entire family. -How to decide it the amount of time it is taking away from the family is worth it. -How to fight the "that's not fair" argument. -How to mesh your child's giftings with their extracurricular activities.
February 26, 2018
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.
February 17, 2018
Moving creates a lot of upheaval for your family, and homeschooling often suffers in the move.  Our family has moved many times, so today I am sharing our tips and tricks for homeschooling during a move. In this episode: How to keep homeschooling and when to stop How to pack and unpack while homeschooling How to create a new schedule
February 4, 2018
Everyone has an opinion on the controversial topic of putting babies on a schedule.  Here's my take as a mom of 10! Resources mentioned: Sleep Training post on Raising Arrows - https://www.raisingarrows.net/2013/03/ask-amy-sleep-training-babies/ No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley - http://amzn.to/2EdUSo8 Rock 'n Play Sleeper - http://amzn.to/2FHnoLV
January 8, 2018
Stomach flu with a house full of children is never fun, but as a mom of 10, I've learned a few tips and tricks to managing the sickness that will make the mess less and help you keep your sanity through it all! In this episode: What supplies you should always have on hand. How to "contain" the sickness. (or not) The best way to take care of a vomiting baby. The #1 thing you MUST do while in the thick of it! What the recovery phase looks like.
November 6, 2017
Every child is unique, but how can a homeschool mom teach to so many different styles without wearing herself out?
October 30, 2017
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 at https://www.raisingarrows.net/decluttering-part-2-podcast-031
October 23, 2017
For the past month or more, Halloween decor, costumes, commercials, and more have been bombarding our lives.  While my response in the past has been to ignore the day completely, this year I'm taking a new look at Halloween. In this episode: How we used to celebrate Halloween. Why I started rethinking what we should do on Halloween. Plans and links for meaningful object lessons. Resources and plans can be found at https://www.raisingarrows.net/2017/10/halloween-reformation-protestant-lessons/
October 17, 2017
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.
October 10, 2017
Are you tired of having a harried, crazy, unrestful Sunday? Can you truly have a day of rest? Yes, you can! This podcast shares how I began the search for a relaxing Sabbath and where it led me.  In this episode: Why Sunday never felt restful to me, and why I began searching for something better. The resources that led me to where I am now. How I have changed how I look at my weekend. How our family spends the weekend.
October 2, 2017
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. Learn how to begin ordering your day, how to make meals, school, and personal time more productive, how to put things in their proper order, and how to plan for interruptions that don't derail your entire day.
September 25, 2017
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! *Thanks to a partnership with JonathanPark.com, I have a coupon code for 20% off the Series Packs. Use code: arrows20 In this episode: How many hours does homeschooling actually take? How long should each subject take? What can you count as school?
September 18, 2017
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!
September 11, 2017
It's time to say goodbye to summer!  Whether you love Summer and are sorry to see it go, or you are more than ready for Fall and all the smells and sights it brings, start a new family tradition by having an End of Summer Picnic with your favorite summer treats as we usher in the new season! In this episode: Our picnic menu. How we incorporated our back to school kick off. Ideas for creating your own end of summer memories!
September 5, 2017
Go to https://www.raisingarrows.net/podcasts/ to find the show notes and resources mentioned in this podcast!  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!
August 28, 2017
As a mother of 10, you'd think I'd be an expert at potty training, but it has been a lot of trial and error, and I still don't think I'm very good at it!  However, I have discovered one method and a lot of tips and tricks that work really well, even with my stubborn potty trainer! In this episode find out if my boys were easier to train than my girls, learn my potty training in 1 day method, and get the low-down on how we reward our potty trainers!
August 20, 2017
This podcast is my very best advice for running your home and parenting your children during morning sickness! In this episode: The one thing you need more than a schedule - How I managed to grocery shop with morning sickness - How I meal planned while I was sick!
August 14, 2017
Over the years, how I do laundry has changed to accommodate many factors including how many kids I have, where my laundry room is located, and my current life circumstances.  This podcast goes through all of the methods I have used along with my current method.  Find inspiration and ideas for conquering your own Mt. Washmore!
August 7, 2017
It is my passion to provide encouragement for the homeschooling mom, so the first podcast of every month this school year will be a Homeschool Mom Support Group!  We'll call it the RAP session (Raising Arrows Podcast - get it?!), and this is the very first one!  Today's podcast will be all about finding your focus and purpose this year as a homeschooling mother!
July 31, 2017
No homeschool science curriculum would be complete without learning about God's creation!  Keep your nature study tools all in one place with a Nature Bag! In this episode: What nature study tools are best to keep in your Nature Bag. Where to keep your Nature Bag. How to incorporate unit studies into your Nature Bag.
July 24, 2017
It's that time of year again!  Check out our Preschool through High School homeschool curriculum choices!
July 17, 2017
I have a VERY busy preschooler.  In this podcast I share the resources we use to keep him occupied and how we structure his day so he stays out of trouble!
July 10, 2017
How do you find quality clothing for all of the children in your family?  This podcast gives you tons of ideas and resources!  You will learn about my favorite baby clothes, how I find great deals online, and when I start requiring my children to help pay for their own clothing.
July 3, 2017
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!
June 26, 2017
Does Read Aloud Time stress you out?  Has your vision of being surrounded by children who listen intently and sit still while you read beautiful picture books given way to the reality of kick fights, crying babies, and nonsensical questions from the toddler?  Have you vowed to never read aloud to your children again?  This podcast is for you! 
June 19, 2017
Have you ever wondered what my day looks like?  Here's your chance to see how my routine works, and what an average day is like in the Raising Arrows household! In this episode:   Why I don't get up early. How I manage my rowdy preschooler. When I fit in blogging. What a typical homeschool day looks like.
June 12, 2017
When you have a baby, their things are spread out all over the house.  You have diaper changes, feeding paraphernalia, bedding and clothing, and more!  Here's what I keep in my bedroom, and how I organize those things!   In this episode: My favorite organization tools. Things I keep in my bedroom for my special needs baby. How I keep baby's clothes organized + my favorite baby outfit! How I keep my toddlers busy while my hands are busy with baby. Show notes at: https://www.raisingarrows.net/podcasts
June 5, 2017
Are you considering homeschooling year round and wonder how that looks when it comes to scheduling?  In this episode we will talk about several different options for homeschool scheduling plus ideas for what to do during your time off, and why homeschooling year round might just make you a better homeschool mom!  Show notes at https://www.raisingarrows.net/podcasts
May 31, 2017
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 20, 2017
Summer reading lists don't have to be serious, and they certainly shouldn't feel like homework!  They should inspire!  What's on my summer reading list? Why fiction inspires me more than a method. How a sappy book inspired me to find the perfect biscuit recipe!
May 13, 2017
Is homeschooling year round a good choice for your family?  Listen to this podcast and consider all the reasons why it might be a good fit! In this episode: The crisis that started our homeschooling year round story. Learn why homeschooling year round saves you time. Reasons why homeschooling year round is a good fit for many families. Why homeschooling year round is not as exhausting as it sounds! Find show notes at: https://www.raisingarrows.net/podcasts
May 6, 2017
Is your kitchen a mess?  Work alongside me as we go through the kitchen, cleaning and decluttering! In this episode: Why I have always struggled to keep my kitchen clean. How many of each item I keep in my kitchen. Appliances I can't live without. A tour of my kitchen, including bulk purchases and stations I have set up.
April 29, 2017
Make family meal times with your little ones nourishing for body and soul!  This week's podcast is full of ideas for making meal time less stressful! In this episode: How to de-stress meal time. Easy breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas! Resources for managing little ones during meals. Creating a pleasant mealtime atmosphere. Find all resources mentioned at: https//www.raisingarrows.net/podcasts
April 22, 2017
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
April 15, 2017
In this episode, I share: How to choose speaker sessions to go to. Why you should consider budgeting for convention audios. The biggest problem with homeschool convention speakers. Why even veteran homeschool moms need to hear homeschool convention speakers. Resources mentioned: FREE Homeschool Convention Survival Guide!
April 8, 2017
In this episode, I share: How to make the vendor hall seem less scary. Why changing your mind about curriculum at the convention is ok. Why you shouldn't buy on the first day. Pitfalls of the vendor hall and how to avoid them. Resources mentioned: FREE Homeschool Convention Survival Guide! Wheely Cart (my made-up name for the cart on wheels that can hold all your conference finds!)
March 28, 2017
In this episode, I share: The key to sticking to a schedule. How to set up a simple schedule you can follow. How to create more margin in your day. How to get in the "extras" you always want to get in, but don't seem to have the time for. Resources mentioned: My At a Glance Schedule (circa 2015 - and seriously needing an overhaul!) Margin by Richard Swenson, M.D.
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