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Join us as we delve into the principles and practices of homeschool Morning Time aka Morning Basket or Circle Time. With both experts in their fields and mentor-moms, we will discuss everything from how to choose the right books for a wide age range, to how to memorize a poem, to how to get the kids to sit still. All your burning Morning Time questions answered right here -- every other Tuesday.

Your Morning Basket Pam Barnhill

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 615 Ratings

Join us as we delve into the principles and practices of homeschool Morning Time aka Morning Basket or Circle Time. With both experts in their fields and mentor-moms, we will discuss everything from how to choose the right books for a wide age range, to how to memorize a poem, to how to get the kids to sit still. All your burning Morning Time questions answered right here -- every other Tuesday.

    YMB 127 - Christmas Traditions: Conversation with Rooted in Rest

    YMB 127 - Christmas Traditions: Conversation with Rooted in Rest

    We are getting close to the holiday season and that means homeschoolers everywhere are getting ready to lean into the Christmas season and enjoy doing Christmas activities -- sometimes in lieu of any other learning activities. On this episode of the podcast I am joined by Abby Stone, mom of five, to chat about how her family slows down to make time for Christmas Traditions each year -- often learning a tone of academics along the way.

    For show notes and episode downloads, visit pambarnhill.com/ymb127.

    • 35 min
    YMB #126: Delighting in the Beauty of Words: A Conversation with Megan Andrews

    YMB #126: Delighting in the Beauty of Words: A Conversation with Megan Andrews

    Snap, crackle, pop! or "my love is like a red, red rose" -- both are examples of fun word play that we can find in writing all around us. These words are what makes writing exciting. Today I am joined by special guest Megan Andrews who is a lover of words of all kind. We talk about how to introduce your kids to the beauty of words and encourage them to enjoy the language but also make the leap to using it in their own writing.

    For show notes and episode downloads, visit pambarnhill.com/ymb126.

    • 32 min
    YMB #125 Mothering By the Book: A Conversation with Jennifer Pepito

    YMB #125 Mothering By the Book: A Conversation with Jennifer Pepito

    As moms we deal with so many struggles and fears. Are we doing enough? Will our kids turn out ok? These fears threaten to overwhelm us and we wonder what can we do about it. My guest Jen Pepito knows those same fears all too well and has found solace and help in an unlikely place -- the books she reads aloud to her kids. Jen proposes that there are lessons for moms in the books we are reading to our family and she helps connect us to those lessons and how we can use them to overcome our fears in her new book, Mothering by the Book. She joins me today to talk about this unique approach and how we can use it to help us and our children.

    For show notes and episode downloads, visit pambarnhill.com/ymb125.

    • 33 min
    YMB #124 How Morning Time Works with Any Philosophy: A Conversation with Amy Milcic and Jessica Waldock

    YMB #124 How Morning Time Works with Any Philosophy: A Conversation with Amy Milcic and Jessica Waldock

     It's true! It doesn't matter what "flavor" of homeschooler you are or what method you subscribe to -- Morning Time can totally work with every single kind of homeschool philosophy. I am joined today by Amy Milcic (eclectic, traditional) and Jessica Waldock (relaxed and interest based) as we chat about how we have made Morning Time work for us (I am representing the CM, classical side of things from a non-purist standpoint.) Have a listen and tell us what you think!

    For show notes and episode downloads, visit pambarnhill.com/ymb124.

    • 39 min
    YMB #123 Geography in Morning Time: A Conversation with Heather Tully

    YMB #123 Geography in Morning Time: A Conversation with Heather Tully

     Don't groan! Geography can be a fun and fascinating topic to study in your Morning Time. In fact, when you get a kid who is into geography they can be so excited over something as simple as locating countries on a map. It is so much fun to see. Join me and Gather co-author Heather Tully as we dig in to all the ways we have done geography in our Morning Baskets through the years and dish on all of our favorite books and resources.


    For show notes and episode downloads, visit pambarnhill.com/ymb123.

    • 32 min
    YMB #122 Top Priorities for Morning Time with Teens

    YMB #122 Top Priorities for Morning Time with Teens

     We've talked a few times on the podcast about how to do Morning Time with your teens, but this episode really hones in on the idea of what do you prioritize when it comes to Morning Time and the teenage years. How do you make it worth their time and energy, how does it change as they get older, and even how do you award credits for what you are doing. 

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
615 Ratings

615 Ratings

Lizzie O' ,

Always a favorite!

Pam continues to do an amazing job with this podcast. She is a wonderful host, never hurried, asks great questions and really lets her guest share his/her experience fully. The variety of experience & wisdom here is fruit for the homeschooling community at large. I’ve been listening from day one and this podcast continues to be a top favorite. Thank you Pam!

RachBoz ,

Morning time will change your life

I’ve listened to YMB and Pam off and on for years, and she literally changed my life 7 years ago when I was just starting to homeschool. I’m so thankful for her ministry and encouragement to homeschool moms of all ages! I highly recommend doing morning time!

Skilletfan13 ,

Love the Folk Music episode

So nice to play folk songs and not only classical music. The soundtrack from Oh Brother Where Art Though? Has some great folk songs. In the Disney Frozen Shorts they have one with John Henry that my boys love. Have fun with banjo and fiddle music!😄

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