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Homeschooling Matters

Homeschooling Matters

By Niki Rodrigues
All you need to know about the breath-taking, heart-warming and life-changing adventure called Homeschooling.
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Giving Thanks
It is so important for us to give thanks. As we begin to wind down this season, I share a little bit about our family's tradition for the past 10 years. With all that has happened this year, this Thanksgiving, whether you usually celebrate it or not should be especially meaningful. Thanks so much for listening.  Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook. Facebook.com/daughtersotk Facebook.com/MIHICS Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com Instagram: @nikidrod Website: nikirodrigues.com Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith     SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link, "Buy Me A Coffee": https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
13:00
November 20, 2020
Matters Of The Womb
In this episode we chat about a parenting matter that i am all too familiar with. People can be rather intrusive. If you have one child they ask when are you going to fix that. If you have multiple they want to know when you plan to stop. In today's episode I share one of my blog posts entitled, "Little Did They Know." I hope it encourages you today. Thanks so much for listening.  Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook. Facebook.com/daughtersotk Facebook.com/MIHICS Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com Instagram: @nikidrod Website: nikirodrigues.com Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith     SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link, "Buy Me A Coffee": https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
18:31
November 13, 2020
Renewing Your Passion And Joy for Homeschooling
Have you lost your joy for homeschooling? Listen to today's episode as I share some of the changes that I have made and the options that I am currently exploring as we seek to keep the enthusiasm alive. Thanks so much for listening.  Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook. Facebook.com/daughtersotk Facebook.com/MIHICS Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com Instagram: @nikidrod Website: nikirodrigues.com Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith     SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link, "Buy Me A Coffee": https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
15:53
November 6, 2020
Thriving with Toddlers
Some parents are just surviving with their toddlers at this time. Consider these few nuggets to help you cope with you little ones during these challenging times. Thanks so much for listening.  Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook. Facebook.com/daughtersotk Facebook.com/MIHICS Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com Instagram: @nikidrod Website: nikirodrigues.com Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith     SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link, "Buy Me A Coffee": https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
19:09
October 30, 2020
We Miss Our Field Trips😕
An episode on field trips was suggested by our eldest because according to him, it was an integral part of his homeschooling journey. In this episode, I talk about what our most imminent "field trips" are even though we won't be venturing outside of the home to do it due to Covid restrictions. We have been enjoying virtual tours, not the same I know, because one of our boasts as Homeschoolers is the freedom we have to do field trips as often as we wish. I shared two "camp out" ideas that we have planned and hope to hear from you what you are up to and more importantly what topics you would like me to discuss in future episodes. Thanks so much for listening.  Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook. Facebook.com/daughtersotk Facebook.com/MIHICS Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com Instagram: @nikidrod_ Website: nikirodrigues.com Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith     SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link, "Buy Me A Coffee": https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
18:46
October 23, 2020
Your Mental Health Is Your Wealth with Mrs. Reycine McKenzie
"When we are mentally well, our quality of life improves" Mrs. Mc Kenzie. Our mental and emotional health have the potential to affect our physical health as well. Are you constantly on the go? Are you proud of your multitasking ways? Don't be. You can be on your way to, "compassion fatigue". Listen to learn more about the dangers of this type of behaviour. If you are experiencing any type of burn out, frustration or depression, contact our guest: Phone: 1-868-287-7956 Website: https://upwardtt.com/ Email: upwardtt@gmail.com Thanks so much for listening.  Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook. Facebook.com/daughtersotk Facebook.com/MIHICS Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com Instagram: @nikidrod Website: nikirodrigues.com Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith     SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link, "Buy Me A Coffee": https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
32:59
October 16, 2020
Beware of Sacrificing Your Marriage On The Altar Of Homeschooling With Barbara Manswell
Many parents have either recently embarked on the homeschooling journey or have been even more engaged with their children's education thanks to virtual learning.  This has taken a toll on many parents especially the ones new to homeschooling and virtual learning.  In this week's episode, I chat with my good friend and fellow homeschooling veteran about the dangers of sacrificing your marriage on the altar of homeschooling. While we may rightfully want the very best for our children in education and life in general, one of the best things we can give them is the security that comes from a solid relationship between their parents.  Thanks so much for listening.  Remember to subscribe to this podcast.     New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon.    Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you.    This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook.    Facebook.com/daughtersotk    Facebook.com/MIHICS     Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com     Instagram: @nikidrod    Website: nikirodrigues.com    Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com     Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith     SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link, "Buy Me A Coffee": https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
35:26
October 2, 2020
The Education System From The Perspective Of A Homeschooled Student Andrew Rodrigues
An honest and open review of the current worldwide education system, it's Genesis, and original purpose. We discover and explore the six functions of state schooling. Armed with this well researched information, what are your thoughts regarding the system?  Do you agree that it needs a revamp? Or should it stay as it is? Contact us and let us know your opinion. Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast.   New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon.  Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you.  This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook.  Facebook.com/daughtersotk  Facebook.com/MIHICS   Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com   Instagram: @nikidrod  Website: nikirodrigues.com   Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com   Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith   SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link, "Buy Me A Coffee": https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
33:27
September 25, 2020
Parenting Matters: The Adolescent Years With Petreece Cuffie (Part 2)
Teen dating, do you endorse it? Teen rebellion, what expectations do you have of your teens? Are there consequences for disbedience? All these we discuss as we continue our discussion about raising adolescence. You can contact our guest via Facebook: https: www.facebook.com/helpwithmylife Whatsapp: 1-868-329-7383 Website: Cuffieconsulting.com Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast.  New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon.  Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you.  This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook. Facebook.com/daughtersotk Facebook.com/MIHICS  Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com  Instagram: @nikidrod Website: nikirodrigues.com  Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com  Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith  SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link, "Buy Me A Coffee": https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
30:06
September 18, 2020
Parenting Matters- The Adolescent Years With Petreece Cuffie Part 1
Did you know that adolescence spans ages 10 to 21 years? What goes on in their brain? What do they need from us? How can we help? In this week's episode we chat with Mrs. Petreece Cuffie beloved counselor who thoroughly enjoys working with people, families and adolescents in particular. Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook. Facebook.com/daughtersotk Facebook.com/MIHICS Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com Instagram: @nikidrod Website: nikirodrigues.com Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link, "Buy Me A Coffee": https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
39:14
September 11, 2020
Homeschooling Matters Season 3 Introduction
Welcome to season 3 of Homeschooling Matters! In this season we will be focusing on topics including but not limited to topics such as; Parenting, Marriage, and all kinds of Personal Health. Of course, we will still be talking about homeschooling as our main topic. Be sure to save and favourite this podcast to hear from us every week, with life-changing advice and invaluable knowledge. Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook. Facebook.com/daughtersotk Facebook.com/MIHICS Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com Instagram: @nikidrod Website: nikirodrigues.com Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link, "Buy Me A Coffee": https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
12:51
September 4, 2020
Homeschooling As A Single Parent With Natalie Woods
Ever wondered about homeschooling as a single parent? In today's episode, I chat with one of the members of my homeschool group, Ms. Natalie Woods, a single mom, and entrepreneur. She is proves that it is possible, even when faced with challenges and a lack of support. Thanks so much for listening.  Remember to subscribe to this podcast.  New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon.    Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook. Facebook.com/daughtersotk  Facebook.com/MIHICS   Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com Instagram: @nikidrod  Website: nikirodrigues.com     Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com     Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith     SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link, "Buy Me A Coffee" : https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
32:25
August 7, 2020
Your Health Is Your Wealth With Marcia Howard CPC
Now more than ever, our health deserves to be prioritized. In light of all that's happening, I decided to publish this interview that I did several weeks ago with certified life coach and natural health nutritionist, Marcia Howard. She shares from her heart and her passion to see people benefiting from healthy lives through proper nutrition.  You can get in contact with Mrs. Marcia Smith-Howard via email: Themoderationcoach@gmail.com  Or through her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marcianutritioncoach/  Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon.     Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you.     This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook.      Facebook.com/daughtersotk  & Facebook.com/MIHICS    Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com      Instagram: @nikidrod      Website: nikirodrigues.com      Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com      Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith      SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link. Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
51:27
July 31, 2020
Educating the Autistic Child with Michelle Foreman
What is autism and the autism spectrum? Is you child autistic? What are some of the markers of an autistic child? What is it like educating them? How can we understand an autistic child and how can we help the parents with these special children? These and many more questions are addressed in this week's episode of the podcast as I chat with Austism advocate Ms. Michelle Foreman. Contact her via email at: autismspirit@gmail.com or via their Facebook page @Autism Spirit. Thanks so much for listening.     Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon.   Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you.   This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook.    Facebook.com/daughtersotk  Facebook.com/MIHICS  Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com    Instagram: @nikidrod    Website: nikirodrigues.com    Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com    Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith    SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link. Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
37:39
July 24, 2020
Educating Through Different Lens
When making the decision first of all it needs to be just that YOUR decision. Because, while I may sing it's praises and share from my experience and occasionally from that of others at the end of the day it is you and your family that needs to decide what's best for the parties involved. Additionally many are daunted by the idea of homeschooling mainly because they fall short in the area of patience or after being blind side by pandemic or crisis schooling feel more intimidated than ever before. Listen to this weekend's episode to learn more about the difference between the two and why we need to view the education of our children through different lens. Thanks so much for listening.    Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon.  Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you.  This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook.   Facebook.com/daughtersotk Facebook.com/MIHICS Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com   Instagram: @nikidrod   Website: nikirodrigues.com   Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com   Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith   SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link. Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
34:38
July 17, 2020
Educating the Special Needs Child ( The Accelerated Learner) with Dr. Fiona Rajkumar
Is your child gifted? If you've been listening to this podcast for any time, you would know that I believe that EVERY child is gifted in some way, shape or form. However, today we will be discussing predominantly the accelerated Learner. We discuss their nuances, quirks and signs of giftedness. Sometimes, that questioning child is not necessarily trying to be insolent or usurp your authority because of how their brains are wired, they think differently. This applies to the accelerated learner as well as the enriched learner. Websites mentioned: https://www.sengifted.org https://www.movingbeyondthepage.com/ Listen in to learn more. Thanks so much for listening.   Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon.  Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you.  This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook.  Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com  Instagram: @nikidrod  Website: nikirodrigues.com  Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com  Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith  SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link. Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
38:40
July 10, 2020
Homeschooling for Home Business
Have you ever considered entrepreneurship? Do you or perhaps your children, if they are old enough, have a talent or a gift that can be monetized? If you have ever considered this or are looking at starting your own business post Covid, then this episode should serve as a source of information and inspiration for you. Thanks so much for listening.  Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook. Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com Instagram: @nikidrod Website: nikirodrigues.com Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith SUPPORT US: You can now support the podcast and blog through this link. Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nikidrod
23:01
July 3, 2020
Educating The Child With Dyslexia with Lisa Donelan Thomas
Many parents are facing new challenges of late, but knowing what you're dealing with is a step in the right direction. Is your child dyslexic? Do they struggle with reading? Did they have difficulty in school and now that they are home, lack focus, seem demotivated or are even acting out? Learning challenges can present in many ways. The good thing is that they are just that, a challenge. It is not a death sentence and once assessed and given the right tools, you will find that it can be much easier to manage going forward. Join me as I chat with Lisa, wife, mother and Public Relations Officer of The Dyslexia Association of Trinidad and Tobago. If you recognize any of the signs in your child, why not give them a call? For more information you can contact them via their website, dyslexiatt.org or via their Facebook page, by email, info@dyslexiatt.org or by calling 868-281- READ( 7323) Thanks so much for listening.  Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook. Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com Instagram: @nikidrod Website: nikirodrigues.com Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith
32:42
June 26, 2020
Confessions
A lot has changed within our homeschooling family since the recent worldwide events.  It has forced us to relinquish the reigns to our Lord since He knows best. We have not thrown in the towel nor have we abdicated our responsibility but since He knows us all best and where we need to be we have decided to really take it one day at a time in our homeschooling practices. We continue to educate our children as we always have but with a bit of a twist. Listen to find out more. See how we do life on our family's NEW Facebook page. See the link below.  Thanks so much for listening.  Remember to subscribe to this podcast.   New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon.       Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you.    This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook.    Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com       Instagram: @nikidrod        Website: nikirodrigues.com     Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com    Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith
22:55
June 19, 2020
Their Thoughts On Homeschooling With Homeschooled Teen Anya Mitchel, 15
In today's episode, we'll be chatting with another child, fifteen-year-old Anya Mitchel, to hear her thoughts on homeschooling. She shares from her heart how much homeschooling has benefited her. Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon.     Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you.  This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook.  Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com      Instagram: @nikidrod      Website: nikirodrigues.com   Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com  Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith
30:30
June 12, 2020
Homeschooling Beyond The Crisis
More and more people are thinking about homeschooling beyond this pandemic. What are your thoughts?Listen today as I offer a bit of advice if you are considering embarking on this awesome but life changing journey. Thanks so much for listening.    Remember to subscribe to this podcast.    New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon.    Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you.  This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook.   Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com     Instagram: @nikidrod     Website: nikirodrigues.com  Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com Family Facebook Page: Facebook.com/livinglargebyfaith
14:20
June 5, 2020
Curriculum Choosing With Annmarie Mitchel, Barbara Manswell, Bernadette Francis and Fiona Rajkumar
As a homeschooling family, you will discover that there are many curriculum choices available. Some are biblically based, others are not.  Some are costly, others are free.  Some have a worktext approach, others are literature-based.  Choosing the right one based on your lifestyle, budget and family's needs is tantamount. It is not a one size fits all approach as children have different learning styles, even those within the same household.  See links below for curriculum mentioned in this week's episode:  https://wisdomhomeschooling.com/ https://www.apologia.com/ https://konos.com/?v=4442e4af0916 https://xtramath.org/#/home/index https://www.explorationeducation.com/ http://www.nowprograms.com/ https://www.amazon.com/First-Language-Lessons-Well-Trained-Mind/dp/1933339446/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Language+Lessons+for+the+Well+Trained+Mind&qid=1590438066&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.com/Well-Trained-Mind-Classical-Education-Fourth-ebook/dp/B01BX7S04Q/ref=sr_1_1?crid=M7SHZ08HEGJ5&dchild=1&keywords=well+trained+mind&qid=1590437754&sprefix=Well+Trained+Mind%2Caps%2C226&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.com/Biology-Pre-Level-1-Real-Science-4-Kids/dp/0979945909/ref=sr_1_2?crid=39ZK427NNGZIH&dchild=1&keywords=real+science+4+kids+prelevel&qid=1590438473&sprefix=real+science+4+kids+pre%2Caps%2C262&sr=8-2 https://www.amazon.com/Ordinary-Parents-Guide-Teaching-Reading/dp/0972860312/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+ordinary+parents+guide+to+teaching+reading&qid=1590438238&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.com/Story-World-History-Classical-Earliest-ebook/dp/B00U75KJ86/ref=sr_1_1?crid=20JU0DDNGCGYS&dchild=1&keywords=story+of+the+world+volume+1&qid=1590438286&sprefix=Story+of+the+World%2Caps%2C282&sr=8-1 Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you.  This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook. Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com Instagram: @nikidrod Website: nikirodrigues.com Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com
52:13
May 29, 2020
All In A Homeschool Day
Many often wonder, some have asked what my homeschool day looks like. While I don't want you to compare your days to mine because outside of you absolutely abdicating the responsibility of educating your child , everyone should home educate their children based on their child's individual needs and that of your family(remember comparison can really rob you of your joy). However, in today's episode I do share some of things that I have done and some of the things we have been doing more of lately on our journey. Some of the suggestions made may work for you, other may not. Take what you will and ignore the rest. This is the link to our new Facebook page. I alluded to it in this episode. It is NOT a business page but it is all about the exchange of information and sharing of innovations and inspiration. Learn more about it in the "About" section. Feel free to like, follow and share the page as you do my blog, "Chronicles Of An Outnumbered Mom" on Wordpress and this podcast. Thanks so much for listening.   Remember to subscribe to this podcast.   New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon.   Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook.  Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com    Instagram: @nikidrod    Website: nikirodrigues.com Blog: Outnumbered8to2.wordpress.com
30:25
May 22, 2020
Making Time For Yourself (Me Time) With Bernadette Francis
There are many who parents feel guilty whenever they take time away for themselves, I know this because I'm the president of that club lol. But whether you're a homeschooling parent or not, married or single, we all need to make time for ourselves. Have you ever heard of that guilty pleasure called, "Mommy Time"?  Well according to my guest Mrs. Bernadette Francis, not only is it NOT a guilty pleasure but a NECESSARY INVESTMENT that benefits not only us but our families as well.  Discover unique and interesting ways that you can carve this time out for yourself without breaking the bank, even in the midst of this lockdown. Thanks so much for listening.  Remember to subscribe to this podcast.  New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon.   Please leave a comment, question or voice note, I would love to hear from you.   This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook.   Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com   Instagram: @nikidrod   Website: nikirodrigues.com
31:15
May 15, 2020
Homeschooling Matters Season 2 Introduction
If you enjoyed season 1, I think you'll enjoy season 2. If you're new here, welcome, I am happy to have you. In this episode, I share what our journey has been looking like for the past several weeks since the pandemic and lockdown restrictions. I share how homeschooling has evolved and continues to as we take our cues from life as it happens all around us. I also share some of the topics that I plan to tackle as well as the interviews carded this season. Do enjoy! Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question, or voice note, I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook. Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikidrod/?hl=en Website: http://www.nikirodrigues.com/ Blog: https://outnumbered7to2.wordpress.com/author/outnumbered7to2/
29:57
May 8, 2020
Your Questions Answered
Since beginning the podcast in January this year I have received questions regarding time management, balancing homeschooling and working, homeschooling with a newborn or younger children in tow and many others.  Today I answer those questions that I wasn't able to address this season via a specific episode. There are many more topics that I would love to discuss.  Please look out for Season 2 Premiering May 8th.  In the meantime feel free to check out my  Blog: https://outnumbered7to2.wordpress.com/author/outnumbered7to2/  Website: http://www.nikirodrigues.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikidrod/?bhl=en
43:48
April 10, 2020
Homeschooling And The Father's Role
Fathers are an integral part of the family and society at large. Many have a lot to say but are rarely given opportunity. They tend to be the ones who would go out to earn a living affording many wives and mothers the opportunity to be the primary caregivers and homemakers. Because of this many erroneously believe that their limited interaction with the children negates their authority on treating with matters pertaining to the home. In a homeschooling family, fathers are actually the backbone, after God. While I am the one who actively homeschools our children, without the listening ear and shoulders of my hubby to lean on, I'm not sure how successful we would have been. So if you have ever wondered about the father's role in a homeschooling family, today I interview my "not so chatty" husband about that and more. This is NOT his cup of tea folks so I am really grateful for his compliance with my request. He's a really wise guy but really dislikes being in the limelight. Enjoy these few minutes with us, share if you think it may help another family and please drop me a line. Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question or voice note I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook. Email: daughtersotk@gmail.com Find me on Instagram: @nikidrod and my website: nikirodrigues.com
24:27
April 3, 2020
What About The Children? Part 2: A casual interview with our first two daughters, Aimée and Brianna.
In case you wanted to hear more from my homeschooling family, I sat down with our two eldest girls to hear their perspective on homeschooling.  We had a lot of fun, some we had to edit out just because of time.  This is their honest take on homeschooling. No coaching necessary :-) Please email me any questions or comments that you may have at daughtersotk@gmail.com  The last episode for this season will be a question and answer segment so please get yours in before then.  We just have one more episode before then.  Aimee's business page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/princesscupcakesinc/  Brianna's- https://www.facebook.com/bbeautyandfashion/ Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast.  New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question or voice note I would love to hear from you.  This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag and Made in His Image Consultancy Services both on Facebook. Find me on Instagram @nikidrod   and on my website: nikirodrigues.com
38:35
March 27, 2020
Taking Care Of Our Little Ones' Health with Dr. Vanessa Stewart
With the threat of this global pandemic sweeping the airwaves and monopolizing our news feed I decided to chat with our children's Pediatrician, Dr. Vanessa Stewart. We spoke a bit about the virus, but mainly on taking care of our children's general health. What are the signs that we should look for in a child who is sick?  Some symptoms require love and attention while others warrant a trip to the emergency room, in the absence of blood, how can we tell? What are the basic items that every at-home first aid kit should have? Commercial medicine or natural medicines to treat health issues, which is 'better"? These and other health-related issues are discussed on today's episode. Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question or voice note I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services both on Facebook. Like to read? Then check out my blog: Outnumbered7to2.wordpress.com Find me on Instagram: @nikidrod And on my website: nikirodrigues.com
27:30
March 20, 2020
Maximizing Your Child's Potential
Do you want to see your child maximize his potential? Of course you do. One of the ways that this can be done is by providing the right stimulation to them. To get great output there must be great input. This doesn't only apply to academics but to the holistic development of the child. Let's not relegate their education and upbringing to screens and apps no matter how educational they seem. Nothing can substitute for your spending quality time with them. Listen as I chat with the founder of the International Children's Academy for NeurodeveIopment on the brain's plasticity and how it can be rewired to help your child's all round development. ICAN'S Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/icantrinidad/ ICAN's Landline number: 223-4226 ICAN's Mobile number: 268-4226 Thanks so much for listening.  Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon.  Please leave a comment, question or voice note, I would love to hear from you.    This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook.  Find me on Instagram: @nikidrod   and on my website: nikirodrigues.com
41:55
March 13, 2020
What About The Children? A casual interview with our first two sons Matthew and Andrew.
Ever wondered what homeschooled children think about being homeschooled? This week's episode shines the spotlight on a couple of them, our two sons. Listen as we discuss their experience, their feelings about being homeschooled, both the positive and not so positive and the advice that they have for both parents and children exploring this option. Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question or voice note I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique where you can get designer dresses without the designer price tag and Made in His Image Consultancy services both on Facebook. Find me on Instagram @nikidrod and on my website nikirodrigues.com
32:07
March 6, 2020
Educating the child with special needs, with Bernadette Francis
The five main types of learning challenges are: Dyslexia Dysgraphia  Dyscalculia  Dyspraxia and Attention Deficits. Even though these may exist, it is imperative that we do NOT label our children, because labels stick.  Join us as we discuss these challenges and learn how she was able to overcome them.  Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question or voice note, I would love to hear from you.  This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag and Made in His Image Consultancy Services, both on Facebook.  Find me on Instagram: @nikidrod  and on my website: nikirodrigues.com
33:31
February 28, 2020
Choosing your Curriculum Part 1
https://www.sonlight.com/  Sonlight https://www.mfwbooks.com/  My Father's World https://www.aop.com/  Alpha & Omega Publications (AOP) https://greatminds.org/  Great Minds https://www.abcjesuslovesme.com/  ABC Jesus Loves Me https://allinonehomeschool.com/  Easy Peasy  Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question or voice note I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag and Made in His Image Consultancy Services both on Facebook. Find me on Instagram: @nikidrod  and on my website :nikirodrigues.com
30:19
February 21, 2020
Think you can't homeschool until University or as a working mom? Think again with Barbara Manswell
Hear how my good friend and veteran homeschooler gets homeschooling done as a missionary and a working mom.  Three of her four children have already successfully graduated from her homeschooling nest and are currently studying in universities in the U.S.  Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question or voice note I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag and Made in His Image Consultancy Services both on Facebook. Find me on Instagram: @nikidrod and on my website: nikirodrigues.com
30:23
February 14, 2020
Homeschooling vs Schooling at Home
Did you even know that there was a difference between 'Homeschooling and Schooling at Home?" Well there is. One encourages a more natural approach to education and fosters a love of learning, while the other teaches based solely on the syllabus and may tend to stifle creativity and sap the joy out of learning. It took me almost three years of doing the latter before I got the memo. This was NOT what we were called to do. Join me as I share part two of my homeschooling journey in this episode of Homeschooling Matters.
48:23
February 7, 2020
Finding your Tribe
Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast.  New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon.  Please leave a comment, question or voice note I would love to hear from you.  This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services both on Facebook. Find me on Instagram:  @nikidrod  and on my website: nikirodrigues.com
34:58
January 31, 2020
Homeschooling through Secondary School: Our story thus far.
Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question or voice note I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique, where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag, and Made in His Image Consultancy Services both on Facebook. Find me on Instagram:  @nikidrod and on my website: nikirodrigues.com
34:37
January 24, 2020
The Legality of Homeschooling in T&T With Bernadette Francis
Thanks so much for listening.  Remember to subscribe to this podcast.  New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question or voice note I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique where you can get designer dresses without the designer price tag and Made in His Image Consultancy services both on Facebook. Find me on Instagram: @nikidrod Or on my website: nikirodrigues.com
28:15
January 17, 2020
Homeschooling 101: What it is and what it isn't
Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question or voice note I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique where you can get designer dresses without the designer price tag and Made in His Image Consultancy services both on Facebook. Find me on Instagram @nikidrod  and on my website  nikirodrigues.com
14:39
January 10, 2020
Exploring the Homeschooling Option
Thanks so much for listening. Remember to subscribe to this podcast. New episodes will be uploaded every Friday at noon. Please leave a comment, question or voice note I would love to hear from you. This podcast is brought to you by Daughters of the King boutique where you can get designer dresses and accessories without the designer price tag and Made in His Image Consultancy Services both on Facebook. Find me on Instagram @nikidrod and on my website:nikirodrigues.com
09:20
January 3, 2020
Homeschooling Matters Introduction
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05:29
January 2, 2020