As a homeschooling Mom of 2 energetic boys, on a 50ft sailboat, there are times when I need to reign in the energy as well as provide some learning opportunities. We try and limit the amount of T.V. around here so finding alternatives that are entertaining, engaging & a treat for the boys is crucial. I was so happy once I discovered the ALMIGHTY PODCAST! Perfect for listening as a family during a meal or on one of the car rides to the many classes around town.
I've also included my favorite podcasts. I love to listen while driving, doing chores or running. I find them inspiring, educational and they give me "food for thought" as I move through my day. I often don't get the chance to have conversations with adults, so I found a passive way to have engaging conversations (even if it is just in my mind) ;).
If you have an iphone you can easily do a search on your Podcast App and subscribe to the following podcasts. Super simple and allows you to listen no matter where you are!
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd - High energy, funny & entertaining, adventures that are filled with historical & local facts, this one keep my boys attention and is their #1 go to when requesting a story. There are even a few that feature places that we've visited or touch on subjects that we are exploring in our homeschooling, total win-win!
The Radio Adventures Of Dr. Floyd has steadily built listenership with wacky tales of the World’s Most Brilliant Scientist, Dr. Floyd, as he races through history, hot on the heels of his arch nemesis, Dr. Steve. The show is breaking ground in the world of family entertainment and is in development as a TV Show and Feature Film.
Wow in the World - I absolutely LOVE this one, the dynamics (and jokes) between Mindy & Guy are hysterical, keeping you laughing as you explore science. Great for longer car rides as each episode is about 30 minutes.
*Warning* the phrase "Bonker Balls" is insanely contagious & fun to say and you will find your entire family referencing this phrase multiple times a day.... see I told you ;)
Hosted by NPR: Wow in the World is a podcast and a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them. Through a combination of careful scientific research and fun, we'll go inside our brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology
Tumble Science Podcast for Kids - Can you tell we love science around here? ;)
Tumble is a science podcast for kids, to be enjoyed by the entire family. We tell stories about science discoveries, with the help of scientists! Join Lindsay and Marshall as they ask questions, share mysteries, and share what science is all about.
Sparkle Stories Podcast - These are perfect bedtime stories or when you are trying to quiet the energy. Soothing voices and sweet stories offer a wonderful reprieve from a busy day.
Sparkle Stories are simple, delightful, and filled with a sense of wonder. They inspire children to play, to marvel, to laugh, and to be kind. You'll never need to worry about inappropriate content, as we craft each of our stories to be perfect for young ears.
Storynory - A wonderful selection of fairytales, myths, world, classical stories
Stories Podcast - The Stories Podcast was created to provide family-friendly content to families on the go, Always free, the podcast is a great way to entertain kids on the go and limit screen time while encouraging imaginations.
Go Zen Anxiety Relief for Kids - Short & Sweet Mindful Minutes for Kids. My kids love these short little meditations and enthusiastically find their eye pillows and throw their legs up the wall as they wait for me to press play. I also found extra engagement & excitement from the kids when they made their own eye pillows (have them hand sew a piece felt, tissues as stuffing & rubber bands as the strap, super simple & works great). I also highly recommend you join them!
A mix of entertaining, inspirational & educational podcasts. Some of us also have some sort of passion, hobby, or side hustle... the last three are wonderful for fanning that entrepreneurial flame that may be burning deep within.
This American Life Mostly we do journalism, but an entertaining kind of journalism that’s built around plot. In other words, stories! Our favorite sorts of stories have compelling people at the center of them, funny moments, big feelings, surprising plot twists, and interesting ideas. Like little movies for radio.
TED Radio Hour TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.
Family Adventure Podcast - Wish you could get away but don't have time? Need some inspiration to get out there? These families will take you away!!
Oprah's Super Soul Conversations - Does Oprah really need an explanation? Nuff said ;)
Biz Chix - encourages, educates, and promotes entrepreneurial women with educational content and training, a community support system, masterminding, coaching, and events.
The Yoga Healer Real Life Show - I listen to this one religiously I just love the practicality & focus on ways to take your yoga OFF the mat. On Mondays, practical holistic tips to integrate (yoga/ayurvedic based) self care into your day to day. Holistic wellness business tips on Thursdays.
The Shameless Mom Academy - Motherhood is a challenge. Daily. Being shameless is required if you want to build a life and a legacy you love. I am here to give you the tools to bridge the gap between motherhood and living the life of your dreams.