145 episodes

In the context of promoting joy, fun and an environment of love, Bonnie welcomes you! Bonnie is a homeschool mom of seven kids, 31 years in - writer, speaker and cheerleader. Meet her cohosts who bring your questions and theirs to the table: Elizabeth, mom of five, in the thick of glorious family life, and Christina, just starting the homeschool journey with two littles. Join us for some honest discussion about how to make home education cozy. Just like you imagined.

make joy normal: cozy homeschooling Bonnie Landry

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 59 Ratings

In the context of promoting joy, fun and an environment of love, Bonnie welcomes you! Bonnie is a homeschool mom of seven kids, 31 years in - writer, speaker and cheerleader. Meet her cohosts who bring your questions and theirs to the table: Elizabeth, mom of five, in the thick of glorious family life, and Christina, just starting the homeschool journey with two littles. Join us for some honest discussion about how to make home education cozy. Just like you imagined.

    Crystal on classical education - introducing a new podcast!

    Crystal on classical education - introducing a new podcast!

    Crystal joins me again to share her passion and knowledge of classical education, and tells us about her new podcast Classical Matters. 


    00:30 - Classical education and a new podcast 
    13:45 - Education for the transformation of souls 
    27:53 - Adapting to change, need for assessment
    33:55 - When a child pushes back against school work
    38:00 - How to choose curriculum
    41:07 - Contemplating the human person


    Crystal's website 
    https://crystaljoycampbell.com/   
    Podcast
    CLASSICAL MATTERS with Crystal Joy Campbell


    Wonder and Awe by Crystal (blog post)


    Give Up the Ego-Drama! - Bishop Barron's Sunday Sermon (Youtube)


    why does education matter? (blog post)


    #makejoynormal #homeschooling #classicaleducation #education #contemplation #family #formation #structure


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    • 45 min
    building resilience

    building resilience

    What can we do to build resilience in our lives? 


    2:02 - Creating joy and peace is an act of surrender
    7:25 - Characteristics of resilient people
    27:53 - A mother's duty of the moment


    building resilience, cultivating joy (blog post)

    Bishop Barron on prayer (video)

    The Temperament God Gave You by Art and Laraine Bennett

    The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman 


    #makejoynormal #homeschooling #joy #gentleness #gratitude #kindness #prayer #resilience


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    • 30 min
    exploring the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education with author Leah Boden

    exploring the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education with author Leah Boden

    Such a pleasure today to chat with Leah Boden, author of the upcoming book Modern Miss Mason. We delve into who Charlotte Mason was, keys to her educational philosophy and encouragement for this season of motherhood.   


    1:07 - Welcome Leah  and creating a family vision
    9:21 - Who was Charlotte Mason?
    22:06 -  Shaping our understanding of children and education 
    30:27 - Paying attention to our children's needs
    37:41 - Charlotte Mason's first principle
    46:08 - About Leah's book Modern Miss Mason
    50:36 - A word of encouragement


    Modern Miss Mason now available on pre-order! 
    Modern Miss Mason: Discover How Charlotte Mason's Revolutionary Ideas on Home Education Can Change How You and Your Children Learn and Grow Together


    Leah's website :
    https://www.leahboden.com/


    enjoying your kids even more, family philosophy (blog post)


    #makejoynormal #homeschooling #charlottemason #purpose #vision #education #mentorship  #nurture #grow


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    • 53 min
    carrot and stick

    carrot and stick

    Reflecting on the choices we face as parents in our approach to discipline.


    Art programs by Catholic Heritage Curricula
    Ever Ancient, Ever New: Art History, Appreciation, Theory and Practice


    if not carrot and stick, then WHAT (blog post)


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    • 39 min
    when are they ready...?

    when are they ready...?

    In the context of receiving first Holy Communion, what if we feel that our child is not ready? Should we postpone or push through? Is it possible to read too many books and how to say no in a gentle and loving way. 


    00:28 -  What if you feel that your child is not mature enough to receive first Communion? 
    16:23 -  Could I be doing too much in my homeschool?
    33:03 - What if your child desires an early reception of first Communion?


    attachment grows up (blog post)


    #makejoynormal #homeschooling #faith #sacraments #formation #readiness #tenderness


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    • 35 min
    big questions on parenting and discipline

    big questions on parenting and discipline

    Today we discuss how to discipline a child who is being physically aggressive, dealing with an early riser and engaging in a loving way with a child who is highly talkative. Great questions! 


    1:19 - How do you respond to a child who is being physically aggressive?
    11:41 - How do you deal with an early riser when you need more sleep?
    22:31 - How do you engage with a talkative child when you need a break?


    Interior Kingdom, Faith-based Emotional Regulation Program


    Tonies, Musical Storybox


    attachment in the early years (blog post)


    walk like a mammal (blog post)


    #makejoynormal #homeschooling #discipline #empathy #perspective #communication #attachment


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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Elephanza ,

Faith and parenting

Love this podcast so much!! I am an expectant mom and it is helping gain so much wisdom about compassionate parenting, homeschool, and living out the Catholic faith with children! Thannk you Bonnie, Elizabeth, and Christina!

lovemyname:Mamma ,

Priceless

Bonnie’s wisdom is truly life changing. I have been listening since episode 1, and I feel like I know her. There is no resource more valuable than Bonnie!

ShelfRelianceMom ,

Life changing

Every homeschool parent needs this. I will be recommending it to others moving forward and trying this for teaching reading with my fifth and sixth kiddos. The tips are so simple anyone can use them and yet so powerful. This is exactly what I’ve been searching for and I’m so grateful to have found it. I’m bringing her lectures at the moment. 😊

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