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The REAL Kathy Lee is an honest podcast for REAL moms. It's where we talk about real life… real motherhood. Topics will include helicopter parenting, how to really connect with your children, how to find your joy in motherhood, why every mom needs an “all by herself” vacation, how to refrain from jumping in the car and just driving away, and why saying YES is the most powerful response to a young child’s requests.

The Real Kathy Lee Kathy Lee

    • Education for Kids
    • 5.0, 20 Ratings

The REAL Kathy Lee is an honest podcast for REAL moms. It's where we talk about real life… real motherhood. Topics will include helicopter parenting, how to really connect with your children, how to find your joy in motherhood, why every mom needs an “all by herself” vacation, how to refrain from jumping in the car and just driving away, and why saying YES is the most powerful response to a young child’s requests.

    Special Replay: Facing the Fall

    Special Replay: Facing the Fall

    Since Ashley and I were talking summer, we thought we would also talk about the thing that comes right after summer… THE FALL. It seems that as soon as July 4th passes, my brain immediately turns to the fall and making plans.



    Over the years I have learned a few things that help me as I face the next school year. We talked about that today on the show.



    1. Pray – Get alone and reflect on last year… what worked, what didn’t. What was challenging for the children? For you?

    2. Prioritize – Set priorities for your family this year. What will you focus on? What will your kids focus on? Anything unusual happening in your year such as; building a house, having a baby, moving to New Zealand?

    3. Plan and prepare – Know how you work and plan according to that. Gather materials, create spaces and work on a routine your family can follow.

    4. Pass on the rest!!! Say it with me…. NO, NO, NO. So many people grab at homeschool moms because it is assumed that homeschool moms have tons of free time on their hands. You must so know to the extra noise… making meals, babysitting, leading bible studies, etc… There is a time for all of that, but it isn’t now.







    Fall will be here before we know it. I hope you are looking to this new school year with your blessings, I sure am!



     

    Find a way to #sayyes today.

    Don’t forget to subscribe to my podcast and leave a review on iTunes!!!



    Thank you to The Homegrown Preschooler for sponsoring this Podcast! Check out the blog post Kathy mentioned, Farmhouse Schoolhouse, to read more about A Year of Playing Skillfully.

    Also, to thank you for listening, you can receive a 10% discount on any purchase at

    The Homegrown Preschooler by using the code, THEREALKATHYLEE.

     



     

    Special Replay: What If I Think My Child Needs a Diagnosis?

    Special Replay: What If I Think My Child Needs a Diagnosis?

    Special Replay from Kathy Lee!  I have the coolest friends. Sometimes I forget that they are even more amazing in their careers. This is the case with my friend, Lei Rhyne. Not only did she homeschool her kiddos fro several years, is beautiful and funny, she is also a psychometrist… say that three times fast. When she mentioned to me that she helped families who saw their children struggling, I wanted to know more.







    In this episode Lei shares the full process involved of having your child tested and diagnosed, putting your fears to rest. She explains the first meeting with the Psychologist, the fact-finding mission that usually involves a couple of days of testing and observations and the results meeting with both the Psychometrist and Psychologist.







    I think one of the best parts about getting a diagnosis from Lei her team at Fresh Start Mind is the fact that in the end, parents will be armed with the information and tools needed to help their child succeed emotionally, socially, and academically.



    If suspected that something is not quite right with your child socially, emotionally or academically, you should consider giving Lei or another qualified educational consulting team a call.



    You’ve got this!





    Find a way to #sayyes today.

    Don’t forget to subscribe to my podcast and leave a review on iTunes!!!



    Thank you to The Homegrown Preschooler for sponsoring this Podcast! Check out the blog post Kathy mentioned, Farmhouse Schoolhouse, to read more about A Year of Playing Skillfully.

    Also, to thank you for listening, you can receive a 10% discount on any purchase at

    The Homegrown Preschooler by using the code, THEREALKATHYLEE.

     

    • 22 min
    Summer Replay: Put Me in Coach – An Interview with Mary Aldrich!

    Summer Replay: Put Me in Coach – An Interview with Mary Aldrich!

    Special summer replay this month, Mary Aldrich now has her own podcast on a sister network of this one, the Ultimate Christian Podcast Network!  Go check her out at Fruit Pursuit podcast!



    I had the privilege of being introduced to Mary Aldrich at a homeschool convention this past summer. When I heard about Mary’s coaching business, I knew I wanted to hear more. I figured if this was something I was interested in learning about, there was a good chance that you all would want to get to know Mary, as well. In this episode, Mary shares her journey of homeschooling seven children (at one point she had sever under the age of ten- OH MY) and how desperation caused her to seek help for her family. It was refreshing to hear Mary’s vulnerability and honesty in raising so many littles at one time. I promise that most, if not all, of you will be able to relate to Mary’s story.



    Mary Aldrich is an energetic mom of seven amazing children and wife to the love of her life, Brandon. Together, they are committed to helping others love God, love others and enjoy the process of both.



    Mary’s passion is to help families who are longing for real joy, deeper relationships, and less overwhelm in their everyday life through coaching people through their conflicts. She is a laser focused, loving encourager for you, if you are ready to find joy, abundance, freedom and peace in your life. She is the founder of Relationship Renovations and an inspirational speaker and retreat leader.



    Aside from relationship coaching, homeschooling, and church ministry, Mary enjoys a variety of hobbies including reading, swimming, healthy living, essential oils, and learning alongside her high school sons.



    Find her on Facebook at Mary Aldrich, Mary Aldrich Coaching, and “Organizing and Encouraging Parents.”



    (taken from maryaldrichcoaching.com)







    Say YES and have a great week!!!



    Thanks for listening. If you have topics you would like for me to discuss or people you would like to hear from, let me know. Just email me at kathy@thehomegrownpreschooler.com or shoot me a message on social media.



    Don’t forget to subscribe to my podcast and leave a review on iTunes!!! Also, to thank you for listening, you can receive a 10% discount on any purchase at The Homegrown Preschooler by using the code, THEREALKATHYLEE.

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    Thank you to The Homegrown Preschooler for sponsoring this Podcast! Check out the blog post Kathy mentioned, Farmhouse Schoolhouse, to read more about A Year of Playing Skillfully.



    Also, to thank you for listening, you can receive a 10% discount on any purchase at

    The Homegrown Preschooler by using the code, THEREALKATHYLEE.

     







     

    • 31 min
    Special Replay: Keeping Your Calm This School Year

    Special Replay: Keeping Your Calm This School Year

    Special Replay!  School approaches ... can you believe it?  Here's a special replay with some special tips to help you get ready to have a calm school year!



     



    As this school year approaches, I thought I would share some of my plans to have a calm year! This year I have one 7th grader, one 9th grader, two high school seniors, one in Estethecian School and one junior in college. Whew, that is a lot. I will be honest, the first couple of weeks I find myself struggling to get us all on the same page. Between school, jobs, sports, etc… keeping this house running smoothly is a challenge.







     







    Here are some of my tips for surviving back to school 2018:



    * Create Dream Posters.

    * Create a Healthy Meal Plan.

    * Follow Through on Healthy Meal Plan.

    * Plan a family night to make dream posters. You will need poster board, markers, magazine, and glue. Invite your children to create a dream poster and display them in your home.

    * Have a Dream Poster Date Night with your partner/spouse.

    * SLEEP… get sleep. Make sure everyone in the home is getting enough sleep.

    * Organize your space and remember less is better. Don’t forget to create a cozy corner for reading books/getting away.

    * Take time to watch and listen. What are your kids talking about, playing with, dreaming of? What pushes their buttons, brings them joy, challenges them?

    * Create a realistic routine that you can live with. Encourage children to stick with routine.

    * Be Flexible – If something isn’t working, don’t be afraid to change it.











    Say YES and have a great week!!! Don’t forget that The Homegrown Preschooler’s biggest sale of the year is going on until Labor Day, save $35 off any order of $150 or more.



    Thanks for listening. If you have topics you would like for me to discuss or people you would like to hear from, let me know. Just email me at kathy@thehomegrownpreschooler.com or shoot me a message on social media.

    Don’t forget to subscribe to my podcast and leave a review on iTunes!!! Also, to thank you for listening, you can receive a 10% discount on any purchase at The Homegrown Preschooler by using the code, THEREALKATHYLEE.

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    Thank you to The Homegrown Preschooler for sponsoring this Podcast! Check out the blog post Kathy mentioned, Farmhouse Schoolhouse, to read more about A Year of Playing Skillfully.



    Also, to thank you for listening, you can receive a 10% discount on any purchase at

    The Homegrown Preschooler by using the code, THEREALKATHYLEE.

     



     







    Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor -Overcomer Movie





    Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down and hundreds of families begin moving away,

    • 18 min
    Sharing the Secret of Sexual Abuse

    Sharing the Secret of Sexual Abuse

    Has anyone watched the Leaving Neverland Documentary or the Oprah special that followed? Well, I did, and boy did it stir up all kinds of emotions for me. While I am a fan of the #metoo movement and the fact that adults are sharing their stories of sexual abuse and hopefully healing through that, I am disturbed for our children. We need to find a way to stop childhood sexual abuse by encouraging them to share their secrets.

    In this episode I share my own story of sexual abuse and how it felt to keep the secret until I was 19. I was repeated molested from the time I was eight years old until the age of fifteen. I was terrified that if I shared the secret my family would fall apart, and I would get in immense trouble. Somehow, I felt it was my fault. Did you know that one in six boys are molested by the time they are 18 and one in four girls? Heartbreaking. The thing most of these cases have in common is that the children are told that they must keep the secret to protect everyone involved. Parents, be careful how you talk about secrets. It is important that your children learn from an early age that you are their advocate and every secret must to be told to the people they trust the most (their parents). This is such a tough subject to talk about, but we MUST.

    If you, yourself were sexual abused, check out this article about adults dealing with childhood sexual abuse.

    Thank you for listening.

    Have a great week!

    To follow my son, Joshua’s journey of fighting a rare Leukemia, check out his Caring Bridge site or FB group.

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    Have a great week!

    Thanks for listening. If you have topics you would like for me to discuss or people you would like to hear from, let me know. Just email me at kathy@thehomegrownpreschooler.com or shoot me a message on social media.



    Don’t forget to subscribe to my podcast and leave a review on iTunes!!! Also, to thank you for listening, you can receive a 10% discount on any purchase at The Homegrown Preschooler by using the code, THEREALKATHYLEE.

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    Thank you to The Homegrown Preschooler for sponsoring this Podcast! Check out the blog post Kathy mentioned, Farmhouse Schoolhouse, to read more about A Year of Playing Skillfully.



    Also, to thank you for listening, you can receive a 10% discount on any purchase at

    The Homegrown Preschooler by using the code, THEREALKATHYLEE.

    • 17 min
    The Enneagram and Self-Care- with Keri Vasek

    The Enneagram and Self-Care- with Keri Vasek

    I think Keri and I could talk for thirty minutes about almost anything, but this thirty minutes was especially fun and went by super-fast. This topic is one of interest to both of us. Honestly, I barely know anything about The Enneagram, but I am passionate about self-care. Not because I do it well but because I know how desperately we all need it. As always, in this podcast we share our honest thoughts about this topic and hopefully encourage you to take a look inside to see what makes you, YOU.







    Perfect Vasek Kids.



     



    After you listen to this podcast, you might be interested in taking The Enneagram Test. Look for a free one online. If you are interested in reading more, check out the book Keri mentioned, The Road Back to You by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile. You can also listen to Ian Cron’s podcast, Typology if you really want to be an Enneagram freak like Keri. :)



     







     



    Even if you decide not to learn your Enneagram type, I hope you will at least get quiet and ask yourself the following questions:



     



    * Who am I?

    * What are my constant struggles?

    * What is the root of those struggles?

    * What are my strengths?

    * What would others say about me?

    * What do I need to do to grow on my journey?



     



    Dare to be reflective and dare to take care of yourself!



     



    Have a great week!



     



    To follow my son, Joshua’s journey of fighting a rare Leukemia, check out his Caring Bridge site or FB group.



    Thanks for listening. If you have topics you would like for me to discuss or people you would like to hear from, let me know. Just email me at kathy@thehomegrownpreschooler.com or shoot me a message on social media.



    Don’t forget to subscribe to my podcast and leave a review on iTunes!!! Also, to thank you for listening, you can receive a 10% discount on any purchase at The Homegrown Preschooler by using the code, THEREALKATHYLEE.

    .



    Thank you to The Homegrown Preschooler for sponsoring this Podcast! Check out the blog post Kathy mentioned, Farmhouse Schoolhouse, to read more about A Year of Playing Skillfully.



    Also, to thank you for listening, you can receive a 10% discount on any purchase at

    The Homegrown Preschooler by using the code, THEREALKATHYLEE.

     

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Bugsterbabe ,

Takes the fear out of homeschooling

I am just starting to consider homeschooling as I have a really little, but Kathy makes the content so relatable and approachable that she has given me confidence. You don’t need to know it all, you don’t need to set priorities or goals for years out, just prepare for this season! The rest will fall into place!
Relieving for a new mom!

Dkartzinel ,

Love How Encouraging She Is!

I love hearing Kathy! She has the most encouraging thoughts for my season of motherhood. I love that I am challenged to be the best Mom I can be but in a very realistic way that feels attainable. I love how practical and helpful her information is as well. I’ve learned quite a bit about childhood development and I appreciate that!

CallieB423 ,

Encouraging

As a mom of littles, this is my favorite podcast. The episodes are encouraging and relatable. I love the length of them as quiet time for me is limited. I always choose this podcast first if there is an episode in my playlist. Good stuff!

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