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Hosts Elle and Miriam are two African American homeschooling moms embarking on a self-defining journey that is showered with self-determination. Listen in on conversations that will encourage you to be your authentic self, while uplifting your spirit and motivating your inherent potential. They’re defining what culture is for their families and want you to do the same. Bring your children along too, so they can meet the Cleverly Cultured Kids. They’re all for teaching the babies while they’re young, adapting to the challenges of parenting, homeschooling and being willing to learn the lessons that the children have to offer. It’s all about uplifting one another and reclaiming your innate greatness.

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Hosts Elle and Miriam are two African American homeschooling moms embarking on a self-defining journey that is showered with self-determination. Listen in on conversations that will encourage you to be your authentic self, while uplifting your spirit and motivating your inherent potential. They’re defining what culture is for their families and want you to do the same. Bring your children along too, so they can meet the Cleverly Cultured Kids. They’re all for teaching the babies while they’re young, adapting to the challenges of parenting, homeschooling and being willing to learn the lessons that the children have to offer. It’s all about uplifting one another and reclaiming your innate greatness.

    Entrepreneurship with Elizabeth Ayoola - Lesson 37

    Entrepreneurship with Elizabeth Ayoola - Lesson 37

    In episode 37, we talked about entrepreneurship from two perspectives: a child and a new business owner. Our special guest was Elizabeth Ayoola, the founder of Love On A Canvas.

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    Navigating Special Education at Home | Lesson 36

    Navigating Special Education at Home | Lesson 36

    In episode 36, we spoke with Jocelyn, a 20-year high school Special Needs Education Director, about how parents can navigate the special education at home.

    • 34 min
    Juneteenth and World Sickle Cell Day Lesson 35

    Juneteenth and World Sickle Cell Day Lesson 35

    June 19 Marks our celebration day of Juneteenth and also World Sickle Cell Day

    • 34 min
    Young People and Race Lesson 34

    Young People and Race Lesson 34

    CleverlyChanging Homeschool Podcast · Is Summer Cancelled?


    2020 is shaping up to be a record-breaking year in every way. If Covid-19 wasn’t jarring enough, we are now dealing with rebellions and protests after several deaths of unarmed black men.Today we learn how young people are impacted by race relations today.
    [Warning!] Episode 34 discusses sensitive topics that may not be suitable for your younger children; especially, if you have not had the discussion of police brutality or racism with them yet. As a result, we have chosen to omit the Cleverly Cultured Kids segment in today’s episode.


    Intro (02:10)



    Today’s African proverb is



    “We are born from the womb of our mother; we are buried in the womb of the earth” – from Liberia



    Word of the Episode (2:35)



    Matumaini means hope in Swahili.







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    Grown Folks Discuss Race Relations and Civil Rights (8:36)



    In episode 34, I sat down with Nia a college student with 4 younger brothers. She talked to me about what she thought about today’s race relations.



    Resources to Help Parents Discuss Race With Their Children



    * 6 Things I want my Brown Children to Know* I’m Tired of Being Angry* How To Talk To Your Kids About Race And Being Anti-Racist



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    Also, please tell your friends about our podcast. While we love having a conversation with each other, the podcast will only be able to exist if more people are listening. If you know some who has children, our tips and tricks are beneficial to parents who homeschool and those who are interested in supplementing the education of their children.



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    Is Summer Cancelled? Lesson 33

    Is Summer Cancelled? Lesson 33

    With COVID-19 looming in the forefront, you may be wondering exactly what this summer is going to look like for your family. No doubt, it will be different, but Elle and Miriam have a few ideas that can help you make the most out of what is sure to be one of the strangest summers in history. The main point we are making in this episode is the IMPORTANCE of PLANNING. There’s just no other way to tackle the pandemic.



    CleverlyChanging Homeschool Podcast · Is Summer Cancelled?



    INTRO (00:00)



    Today’s African Proverb:



    Where water is the boss there the land must obey.



    The Word of the Episode:



    Majira means seasons in kiSwahili.







    Cleverly Cultured Kids (02:48)



    Ask your kids what they want to do for the summer and create a plan with them.



    Grown Folks Discuss Navigating the Summer During a Pandemic (00:00)



    * The importance of planning and continuing schooling if your family has lost a little focus due to the stress of the pandemic. Have you ever considered project based learning? It’s a concept that allows you to hit on multiple subjects within the same activity.* Ways we can keep our children safe and use our village, even during these estrange times. Asking for help isn’t always easy, but sometimes we’ve just got to do it.* Miriam’s interdisciplinary gardening project with her family. She even shares a few tips for your victory garden.* Summer Camp ideas you can implement with your children if your camp of choice is not in business this summer. Planning is definitely the key to making the most out of your summer plans and activities for your family.* Have you looked into virtual camps? There have been plenty of organizations and businesses that have rallied to offer learning experiences, entertainment and positive interactions overall through the Internet. There are so many free or temporarily free/heavily discounted services that you can leverage to stay busy this summer.* Talk to your kids! See what they want to do and what they are interested in tackling this summer. If you have a budding inventor, it’s time to innovate. If you have a musician, dive deeper into the theory or musical styles–see if a favorite artist is offering something online. Get creative and prepare yourself to have to be more hands on.* Are you gearing up for a full blown summer vacation? Or is a staycation better for the situation?* Check out this cool science experiment that demonstrates the need for hand washing. Best of all, there’s no big mess to clean up. Just throw away your baggies and be sure to document your findings.* Elle’s excellent idea for making your summer great. Parenting and educating is a two way street, and it’s always going to take the scenic route.



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    Also, please tell your friends about our podcast. While we love having a conversation with each other, the podcast will only be able to exist if more people are listening. If you know some who has children, our tips and tricks are beneficial to parents who homeschool and those who are interested in supplementing th...

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    Moms and Memories Lesson 32

    Moms and Memories Lesson 32

    Mother’s day is full of wonderful memories for me. While I don’t recall anything significant or special about Mother’s Day I do remember seeing my moms face light up when I brought home my original Mother’s Day poetry. I must admit, having kids that I homeschool it’s rare that they provide me with homemade crafts.
    In episode 32 I wanted to reflect on moms and memories with my husband. In fact when I met my husband the way that he talked so lovingly of his both impressed and intrigued me.






    Intro (00:00)



    Today’s African proverb is



    “We are born from the womb of our mother; we are buried in the womb of the earth”
    – from Ethiopia



    Word of the Episode (2:13)



    Tumbo means womb in Swahili.



    Cleverly Cultured Kids (2:33)



    Surprisingly, it’s not often that I ask my daughters to reminisce about fun memorable times that we’ve enjoyed together, but in this episode I did and one of my girls shared her short and sweet responses which warmed my heart.



    Grown Folks Discuss Moms and Memories (8:36)



    Happy Mother’s Day! This is a special episode for me because I was able to sit down and talk to my husband about his mother and grandmother. This is the third podcast that I’ve done with my husband. You can check out the other two at the following links:



    Homeschooling as a Family – Episode 13



    Homeschooling: The ABCs Of Parenting For Success (full show)



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    Also, please tell your friends about our podcast. While we love having a conversation with each other, the podcast will only be able to exist if more people are listening. If you know some who has children, our tips and tricks are beneficial to parents who homeschool and those who are interested in supplementing the education of their children.



    Furthermore, wherever you are listening to this podcast, please leave us a review.



    In addition, to keep the podcast going consider becoming a monthly supporter through our Patreon page visit our secure page: Patreon.com/CleverlyChanging.



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    Lastly, if you want to hear more about homeschooling and how we have managed to make it work, please check out our past episodes.



    * Episode 16 – Learn to Love Math
    * Episode 15 – Are You Comfortable Homeschooling* Episode 14 – Starting a New School Year* Episode 13 – Homeschooling As A Family* Episode 12 – Protecting our Children part 2* Episode 11 – Protecting Our Kids from predators* Episode 10 – The Cleverly Cultured Kids Discuss Discipline* Episode 9 –

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