I’m coming to you solo today to answer your most frequently asked questions, and you asked some great ones! I’ll be giving a long-awaited update on how (and why) we homeschool, whether our food rules still apply as our kids get older, and what I’m learning as I start to parent teenagers!
Hopefully what I share gives you get a few new ideas or some encouragement… I’d love to hear how you approach all of these topics in a comment or review so I can learn from you as well!
Episode Highlights: Parenting Teens (& a Whole Lot More)
- How my approach to homeschooling has changed over the years
- The skills we prioritize just as much as reading, writing, and math
- Why we chose to tell our kids there are options other than college
- My favorite life hack that helps me prioritize and balance work, family, and pretty much everything
- How life with a teenager is going 🙂 and what I’d do differently as a mom if I could go back
- Little (and big) things we’re doing to encourage entrepreneurship, problem-solving, and creative thinking in our kids
- My take on supplementing magnesium and what’s made the biggest difference for me
- Whether I ever cheat on my food rules (the answer might surprise you)
- My favorite books and resources on parenting
- The program that helped me tailor my diet and supplements to what my body needs
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin C
- Oral Magnesium
- Positive Parenting Course
- Real Plans Meal Planning
- 340: My Son Talks Entrepreneurship, Homeschooling, Sustainability, and His Cookbook Chef Junior
- 309: How I Overcame Trauma (and Lost 50 Pounds)
Books I Recommend
- Chef Junior: 100 Super Delicious Recipes for Kids by Kids
- The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team (I also applied this to family)
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
- Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur
- Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
- Free Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts With Worry)
- The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (& Themselves) by Doing Less
- Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Sinek
- The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
More From Wellness Mama
- 237: World Travel With Kids, Worldschooling & Entrepreneurship With Wonderling Family
- 303: Gabby Reece on Parenting, Creating Strong Relationships, and XPT
- 230: Chalene Johnson on How to Protect Your Mindset & Live a Balanced Life
- 184: Meta Learning, Speed Reading, & How to Learn Faster With Jim Kwik
- 291: How to Create Your Ideal Family, Career, and Life With Kion CEO Angelo Keely
- 6 Favorite Practical Homeschool Resources (My Kids Love)
- How to Set up a Homeschool Classroom
- Top 10 Signs & Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency
- Omega-3 vs Omega-6
- Why We Are Creating a Business Incubator for Our Kids (And How)
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Thanks to Our Sponsors
This podcast is sponsored by Jigsaw Health, my source for magnesium. You probably know, if you’ve read my blog, that magnesium is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It impacts blood pressure, metabolism, immune function, and many other aspects of health, including hormones. It’s known as the master mineral and it’s one of the few supplements I take regularly. And I have found a specific way to take it that works best for me in very specific forms because if magnesium is taken in the wrong way it can lead to digestive upset or if it’s taken too quickly it can cause all kinds of problems. So, I take two supplements. One called MagSRT which is a slow release form of the dimagnesium malate. The slow release technology makes it easier on the digestive system. So I don’t get any of the digestive disturbance that comes with some forms of magnesium. I take this form in the morning and at lunch. So, two capsules with breakfast, two capsules with lunch. And at night, I take a different product MagSoothe, which is magnesium glycinate which is magnesium bound with the amino acid glycine to help sleep. And in combination, I noticed the biggest effect from those two particular products. You can check them both out and save by going to jigsawhealth.com/wellnessmama. And the code wellness10 will give you $10 off any order.
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