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SJP #004 : Pam Barnhill : Taking Back Your Mornings! Tips for a Better Start to Your Day!

By Kristi Clover: Author, Speaker, Blogger, Podcaster, & Homeschool Mom of 5

Welcome to the Simply Joyful Podcast Episode #004 with Pam Barnhill   Show Notes:   This is an exciting episode for me. I have no idea how I missed the whole podcasting revolution when it was starting. Somehow I did. Yet, when my friend was talking about all the encouragement she received from listening to Pam Barnhill’s podcast, my eyes were officially opened to the world of podcasting. I’m so thrilled to have Pam on the show today. I’m a big believer in gleaning from others and tweaking what they do to work in your own family. Well, that is not only the advice that Pam is going to give today, but she’s just the person to glean from.   I’ve pretty much decided that I need to move next door to Pam, so I can check books out from her library. I hate to say it but I was ignorant to so many of the books that she mentioned. Upon looking them up, they all look so adorable. I think my younger kids would love them. Don’t get me wrong. We do a ton of reading…and have read several of the Hank the Cowdog books. However, I’m realizing that I haven’t been checking out some of the great books I used to get for my older boys.   I just know you are going to love this podcast and will learn so much from Pam and her incredible tips about how to create more structure and order to your morning time.   On a “Simply” & “Joyful” side note…   Pam shares about when her husband was deployed and how that changed how she approached things in her home. She also shares about the importance of asking for help.   In This Episode…   In this episode you are going to be inspired to take back your mornings. Whether you are a homeschool family or not, mornings set the tone for your entire day. Pam shares some incredible insight into how to add more structure to your mornings. I hope you will be encouraged by this episode!     Highlights from This Show…   — My podcast episode with MacKenzie Monroe — Yes, you heard me right. Pam has three podcasts: Your Morning Basket, Homeschool Snapshots, and  The Homeschool Solutions Show. — Pam’s podcast episode with Carol Joy Seid — Carol’s DVD series that Pam mentions: Homeschool Made Simple — I love all Pam had to say about remembering to have fun with her kids. — Pam shares a fun tip from Mystie Winkler: Make a note to smile at your kids. — I have a related post about having fun with your kids filled with tons of ideas HERE. — Pam’s Your Morning Basket kit — Minimum Viable Morning: How to find a few little things to work on and create habits that help your mornings run smoother. For moms who need extra help in the mornings. — My Sanity Saver for Mom’s tips: Start your mornings off right. — Morning Time is starting the day off at the table doing some school work together. — Pam shares her best tips for creating routines and rituals in your day. — Don’t forget to add music and praise into your morning time if it’s something your family enjoys. — You can follow some of the rituals that your church uses in your home, too. ….Side note: I’m totally confessing that I didn’t know what “liturgical” was when Pam mentioned it. Just in case you might be unfamiliar with it, here’s what I found. Yes, I’m probably admitting my ignorance and may be the only person who wasn’t familiar with this term. (I’d heard it before, but couldn’t define it.) — Ha! Flashback!! The Mandrel Sisters! Do you remember them?  — I loved hearing how she had a party for Shakespeare’s birthday. Ha! That’s so fun. — My post about how I manage my home and homeschool while my husband travels.     Pam’s Simple Ways to Add Joy to Her “Week” 1) Bubble Bath (whenever possible) — Little treats for yourself. 2) Learning — Continuing to learn by reading or taking classes. 3) Worship –Finding regular time to worship.   Books Pam Loves… The Green Ember Hank the Cowdog Hank the Cowdog Audio Julius Caesar How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare James and the Giant Peach Matilda The Best Christmas Pageant Ever The Little House on the Prairie series Resources for Making Your Morning Smoother… Pam’s Your Morning Basket Pam’s Minimum Viable Morning Resource Temper Tool Kit by Lisa-Jo Baker Make Over Your Morning 14 Day Course My book Sanity Savers for Moms! Saver Saver #1 is all about mornings! You can get this book FREE here.   Please Note…   -- Every podcast episode will have all the highlights and links from each episode (just like this) on my website. So, come on over to the blog to find the show notes. -- Be sure to grab your FREE copy of my book, Sanity Savers for Moms, by joining our Simply Joyful community. It's a great way to keep in touch...and get subscriber only freebies like my book. Click HERE to get the book and join! -- Make sure you head over to listen to my first podcast introducing the Simply Joyful Podcast & myself (HERE). Also don't miss my first two interviews with Tricia Goyer (HERE) and Chrystal Hurst (HERE)!!!! I know you will love these episodes!   Help Get the Word Out... My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy. Thanks!     *My "Thank You" for Your Rating & Review on iTunes or Stitcher* If you do subscribe, rate, & review this podcast in iTunes or Stitcher, I'd love to thank you by giving you my new Sanity Savers for Moms Coloring Book for FREE! Just leave the review and email me, and I'll send you a coupon code to access the coloring book! (See show notes for details)   Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!     I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.   Live Simply. Be Joyful.   Connect Online: My Website Facebook  Instagram YouTube Pinterest Twitter    

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