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Episode 11 - Mauled by Bears...almost

In this episode we have a great laugh about Bob Ross and Winnie the Pooh while visiting the Smoky Mountains! Learn more about David’s connection with Garth Brooks. And finally Kendra shares why You are Enough and why that challenging kid may be in your life for a reason.

Todd Wilson Lies Homeschooling Believe: 
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Show Notes:
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Episode 10 - Return of the Pod

We’re BA-AACK!!! Join us in our honest conversation about TV and screens and the changes we recently made for our family. Also, we share our summer and fall highlights and how we connect with our kids creatively (spoiler: it also counts as learning!).

Welcome to season 2 of the Finding Beautiful Here Podcast where we intentionally look for beauty in the midst of parenthood. Whether it’s the sticky fingerprints on windowpanes that reminds you of the blessings of children underfoot or the sink full of dishes that serves as a reminder of the food you have to eat. Join us on our quest to find beauty in whatever season of parenthood you’re in. 

E-mail or DM your questions/comments to us at Findingbeautifulhere@gmail.com. 

Show Notes:
Check out our website at: www.findingbeautifulhere.com 

Connect with us:
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Episode 9 - Standardized Tests & Musical Singalong Spectacular

In this episode we discuss standardized testing from Kendra's point of view as a previous educator, we talk about praising the Lord with our talents, and somehow end up just singing tunes from our latest musical obsession. 

E-mail or DM your questions/comments to us at Findingbeautifulhere@gmail.com. 

Show Notes:
Check out our new website at: www.findingbeautifulhere.com 

Connect with us:
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findingbeautifulhere@gmail.com 
findingbeautifulhere.com 

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Episode 8 - Technology: The good, the bad, & the ugly

In this episode we discuss how our screen-free week affected our family culture and inspired us to live more intentionally. We also share some practical ways we have set boundaries with our devices to be more fully present with our kids and each other. Hear how our date night went using DateBox! 

Catch Kendra live on IG for further discussion April 12th at 2pm CST! E-mail or DM your questions/comments to us at findingbeautifulhere@gmail.com

Show notes:
If you want to try out DateBox, use this referral link for $10 off your first box! datebox.me/hL9bB 
Check out our new website at: www.findingbeautifulhere.com 

Connect with us:
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findingbeautifulhere@gmail.com
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Episode 7 - Brandi McIntosh

Would you be brave enough to let photographers document a day in your life? Our guest today did just that! Today we are joined by fellow homeschool mom and Instagram inspiration, Brandi McIntosh. She guided us through her process of habit training with her kids from chores to routines which gives a sense of peace in the home. Find her beautiful account on Instagram for more!

Show notes:
"A Charlotte Mason Companion" by Karen Andreola
"The Mission of Motherhood" by Sally Clarkson

Connect with Brandi:
Instagram.com/Brandi.McIntosh 
brandimcintosh.com

Connect with us:
Instagram.com/findingbeautifulhere
findingbeautifulhere@gmail.com 

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Episode 6 - Jennifer Pepito

Join us for an incredible interview with Jennifer Pepito of ThePeacefulPress.com! Jennifer talks to us about the Joy to be found in homeschooling, dealing with difficulties, faith and parenting, and homeschooling from Preschool through High School. Lots of gold in this one! May you be encouraged! 

Show Notes:
Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld
How to Stop the Pain by Dr. James B. Richards
Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic
The Ology: Ancient Truths, Ever New by Marty Machowski and Andy McGuire

Connect with Jennifer:
thepeacefulpreschool.com 
Instagram.com/jenniferpepito 

Connect with us:
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findingbeautifulhere@gmail.com 

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Episode 5 - Gratitude & Creativity

In this episode we discuss where our name Finding Beautiful Here came from and gratitude in the mundane. We introduce our new segment, "Nerding Out" in which we discuss a fabulous TED talk on creativity and how we can keep it alive in our kids! Lots of laughs in this one and of course there's singing. Enjoy!

Show Notes:
Here’s our new kitchen light!
TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson, Do Schools Kill Creativity?
 

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Episode 4 - Hollow legs & holiness

In this week's episode we theorize that the children have hollow legs and Kendra shares a simple meal planning tip that served her well during a stressful time. David gets deep while discussing homeschooling as an expression of holiness, and we learn why Kendra would rather homeschool in the 21st century and avoid typhoid fever. (Full disclosure: At the time of the recording Kendra's voice was still pretty rocky and we apologize for her crazy laugh) 

Show Notes:
"The Life Giving Home" by Sally Clarkson
"The Mission of Motherhood" by Sally Clarkson (this is an excellent read to explore more on the topic of being Jesus to our children)

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Episode 3 - reluctant spouses, dates, & routines

In this episode we chat about how to get a reluctant spouse on board the homeschool express, we share some ideas to help with #datenights, and we discuss the importance of a consistent yet adaptable routine to feeling successful in your homeschooling journey!

Show Notes:
If you want to try out DateBox, use this referral link for $10 off your first box! datebox.me/hL9bB

Connect with us:
Instagram.com/findingbeautifulhere
findingbeautifulhere@gmail.com 

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Episode 2 - the episode with all the impersonations and accents

In this episode we discuss what to do with all that curriculum you never touched last semester and how to approach the New Year. Get the inside scoop on Kendra and David's television thrills (...and chills?) And meet the newest member of our family. (We're like the Jetson's!!!) All this plus a surprise appearance by everyone's favorite Wookie.

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Episode 1 - In which we end up singing theme songs

Welcome to the debut episode of Finding Beautiful Here Podcast! In this episode you'll hear from David and his experience being homeschooled as a child (multiple recesses, anyone?). Kendra shares her favorite December read-alouds (hint: it's not Bunnicula), and David surprises us with his vocal range in an impromptu theme song show down. 

Show Notes:
"The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams
"A Little House Christmas; Holiday Stories from the Little House Books" by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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