A Christmas Bonus from the Savvy Homeschool Moms (Ep #66, 12/23/18)

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A Bonus Christmas from the Savvy Homeschool Moms

(To those that celebrate)…a special gift for you!!

And if you don’t celebrate…A special treat for you too!! 
Many of the things discussed can work on non-holiday occasions too!

The Moms discuss how they like to de-stress during the holiday season, and share some of their family’s holiday traditions.

Watch a favorite Christmas movie: (as needed, or 1 or 2 nightly!)

  • Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Rudolph
  • Year Without a Santa Claus
  • Elf
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Miracle on 34th St (original black/white)
  • A Christmas Story (Peter Bilingsley)
  • Scrooge (the musical with Albert Finney)
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • The Santa Clause (all 3)
  • Christmas Chronicles (new favorite)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • The Polar Express
  • White Christmas
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (original)
  • One Magic Christmas

Listen to favorite Christmas music:

  • John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together
  • The Kingston Trio: The Last Month of the Year
  • A Very Special Christmas 1 & 2
  • Glee Christmas albums
  • Manheim Steamroller Christmas albums
  • Christmas with the Rat Pack
  • Putumayo’s Christmas Around the World
  • Celtic Christmas
  • The Stars Come Out for Christmas
  • Amy Grant: Home for Christmas
  • Elmo & Patsy: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (the whole album!)

Other ideas this episode:

  • Eat comfort foods (Tina likes a piece of fudge at the bottom of her bowl of popcorn, a family tradition, Beckie likes hot cocoa.)
  • Go see Christmas lights.
  • Go for a drive in the country/visit nature.

What’s your favorite way of de-stressing? Let us know in the comments below!

And from our families to yours, we wish you all

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4 Responses

  1. Bobbi

    The other Christmas special you’re thinking of is called Nestor the Long-Eared Donkey. That one made a definite impression on me because his mother freezes to death and I felt the same way I did about Bambi, traumatized. 🙂

    it’s great to hear from you guys and I hope that your year is off to a great start.

    • Tina

      Thank you so much Bobbi! I will have to look for Nestor…though that does sound traumatizing for a child, yikes! I’m curious to watch it again though.

      Our year is going. Don’t know if it’s off to a great start or what, but it’s…going. LOL!! Keepin on keepin on and all that. Hoping for things to get better this year! 🙂 Thanks for your kind words!

  2. Justine

    Are you guys still doing the podcast? I just found it, and it’s a dream come true. I really love the information you guys have been putting out. I also wondered if you guys are working moms or know other working moms (full timers) who homeschool? Where could I get information about that? I am so anxious. This will be my first year (this coming fall) where my daughter will be in TK..

    • Tina

      So glad you found us! Yes, we are still doing it, just not very often. I am hoping that as soon as I get my other business launched this year that I will have the impetus to get this podcast going again. 🙂 We just haven’t had the time in recent years. But we don’t want to just give it up. We just talked about it last week, in fact. Talked about doing some more “Day in the Life” interviews since they are so easy and people seem to love them the best of all our shows.

      We are not fulltime working moms. We’ve been home with our kiddos fulltime all along, so can’t help you there. But we both have done side work, and I’ve been working on my own businesses (not very successfully so far, but I’m hoping that will change soon). Try doing an online search, there may be some communities out there of working moms that homeschool. I know they exist. They pop up on Facebook groups I’m on from time to time. So I know there are people out there making it work. Good luck to you!!

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