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Elevating Motherhood

130 EpisodesProduced by Lori Beth AuldridgeWebsite

A weekly podcast covering a variety of topics about modern motherhood including parenting, homeschool, health, pregnancy, birth, self-care, community, friendship, and more! Recorded on the island of Maui with your host Lori Beth Auldridge, M.A., M.F.A.


054. Homeschool Planning, Morning Time, & More with Pam Barnhill

“Truth, Goodness, & Beauty”

Get ready for some truth, goodness, and beauty! Pam Barnhill is here to share fresh ideas that will help you feel organized and ready to start your homeschool journey!

Pam’s Bio: Pam Barnhill believes that you don’t have to sacrifice relationships to homeschool strong. An award-winning educator, former journalist, and now homeschooling mom, she has a knack for breaking down big tasks into small, manageable steps and getting to the heart of the stories her listeners want to hear. She is the host of the popular podcast Your Morning Basket and the author of two homeschooling books: Better Together: Strengthen Your Family, Simplify Your Homeschool, and Savor the Subjects that Matter Most and Plan Your Year: Homeschool Planning for Purpose and Peace. Pam lives in the Deep South with her husband of twenty-five years, three (mostly) awesome kids, and the dog dynamic duo. You can find her online at

In this episode, Pam and I talk about:

· Homeschool for virtue

· What is a morning basket

· How to rock morning time (& what it is)

· Pam’s mentor Cindy Rollins (also a great resource)

· Teaching multiple grade levels at one time

· The power of flexibility & learning together

· The benefits of

· Why art & music appreciation are important

· Preserving the relationship when homeschooling

· Thoughts on motherhood & martyrdom

· Thoughts on patience

· Thoughts on being an adult

· Delight vs. fun

· The importance of normalizing homeschool for you AND your kids

· Two different kinds of subjects: Skill Based Subjects vs. Content Area Subjects

· Curriculum mentions: All About Reading, All About Spelling, Math U See, IEW Writing, The One Year Adventure Novel, Morning Basket for content area subjects,

· Book suggestion: Project Based Homeschooling

· Citizen Science Projects

· Favorite Resources: Schloe Sisters Podcast

· You don’t have to figure it all out your first year, first month, or first week

“Education is about learning to love what is lovely.” -(we can't remember)

All the ways Pam shows up for homeschool families:

· Her Podcast: Your Morning Basket

· Her Books: Plan Your Year and Better Together

· Her Course: Plan Your Year

· Her YouTube Channel:

· Her Community: Email her ask to join!

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