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Latest Episodes

Do Not Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Welcome to the CleverlyChanging Podcast in this episode we talk about mental health. Our podcast is all about learning how to educate your kids. This is episode 20. Our goal is to provide you with encouragement, insight about African history, and support as a parent and home educator. New episodes are uploaded biweekly. Please remember to subscribe and share. Intro (02:06) The African proverb for this week’s podcast goes as follows: “Little by little fills up the measure.” – Swahili proverb Word of the Episode (2:33) Abusua means family or clan in Ghana Cleverly Cultured Kids (2:48) Talk to your kids. One way that we can help build confidence is by taking the time to listen to our kids. In this episode, we talk to the Cleverly Cultured Kids about confidence. Grown Folks Talk – Therapy and Health (7:07) As adolescents grow there may come a time when they need to speak to a mental healthcare professional. Having a tough time as a teen is common and is not something they should be ashamed of. Thus, as a parent, it is our responsibility to give them the tools they need to cope with life. Sometimes those tools are beyond our own areas of understanding so find someone that you and your child feel comfortable with. Reader Participation Learn to Love Math was today’s topic if you have found resources that you love and you have a child that loves math. Please share those resources in the comment section below. We Need You To Share This Episode The title of this episode is “Do Not Be Afraid to Ask for Help” right in line with that sentiment is that we need your help as a listener. Please please tell your friends about our podcast. While we love having a conversation with each other, the podcast will only be able to exist if more people are listening. If you know some who has children, our tips and tricks are beneficial to parents who homeschool and those who are interested in supplementing the education of their children. Furthermore, wherever you are listening to this podcast, please leave us a review. Listen to and Share Past Episodes Lastly, if you want to hear more about homeschooling and how we have managed to make it work, please check out our past episodes. * Episode 19 – College Counselor Jewel Walwyn Talks Planning for the Future * Episode 18 – How to Get your Homeschooler Ready for College * Episode 17 – Questions from Our Listeners * Episode 16 – Learn to Love Math * Episode 15 – Are You Comfortable Homeschooling* Episode 14 – Starting a New School Year* Episode 13 – Homeschooling As A Family* Episode 12 – Protecting our Children part 2* Episode 11 – Protecting Our Kids from predators...

51 MIN1 d ago
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Do Not Be Afraid to Ask for Help

College Counselor Jewel Walwyn Talks Planning for the Future

In today’s show, we are discussing college readiness with a college counselor who is a new homeschool mom. We find out more about the college admissions process and how to transition homeschoolers into thinking more about life and career goals. Please share this episode with all parents. Intro (00:00) The African proverb for this week’s podcast goes as follows (01:12): “A person who desires to rise must stay awake.” – Swahili proverb Word of the Episode (1:36) Akwaaba means welcome. The word comes from the Akan language of Twi. Cleverly Cultured Kids (1:57) If higher education is important to you, it’s never too early to start planting seeds about college. In this episode, I ask my children questions about college and I share my personal college experience with them. Grown Folks Talk With College Counselor Jewel Walwyn (7:52) Today’s guest is college counselor Jewel Walwyn. Jewel started counseling middle and high school students over 19 years ago. She is the founder of Walwy...

39 MIN2 w ago
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College Counselor Jewel Walwyn Talks Planning for the Future

How to Get your Homeschooler Ready for College Ep 18

Homeschooling isn’t new and there are parents who are achieving lots of success and fulfillment while teaching their children but what about getting ready for college? If I were to have a an official homeschool mom that I look up to, it would be Eva Wilson. Eva is a Caribbean Blogger and homeschool mom. She homeschooled her children for about 9 years. While homeschooling she achieved success personally and as an educator. What I’ve always admired most about Eva, as a homeschool mom, is that she seemed so knowledgable, confident, and carefree like she had reached homeschool “zen,” if there is such a thing. In today’s discussion, Eva shares how she helped her eldest child go from a homeschool student to a college student. Thank you, Eva, for sharing your candid wisdom on how get a homeschooler ready for college with the CleverlyChanging Podcast audience. Intro (00:18) The African proverb for this week’s podcast goes as follows: “If the rhythm of the beat changes the dance steps...

43 MINNOV 15
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How to Get your Homeschooler Ready for College Ep 18

Questions from Our Listeners Ep 17

In this episode we answer some of your questions. Sometimes as parents the best thing we can do for our children is to listen to them. When you sit back and open your ears and let your kids express what’s on their hearts you may hear something endearing, laugh-worthy, or something that will move you into action. Intro (02:06) The African proverb for this week’s podcast goes as follows: “Wisdom is like fire, people take it from others.” – Hema Proverb Word of the Episode (2:33) Shule means school in Swahili Cleverly Cultured Kids (2:48) Sometimes our kids just want to express themselves and we have to take the time out of our busy schedules to listen. We are answering your questions (7:07) Questions from our listeners: * Is it possible to homeschool using a full curriculum in less than 5 weekdays? * How do you pick the right curriculum? * Homeschooling vs. Unschooling? * Is it possible to combine homeschooling with working part-time? * Can you split teaching different subjects w...

55 MINNOV 2
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Questions from Our Listeners Ep 17

Learning to Love Math Ep 16

Math doesn’t have to be hard, in fact some people love math. It also shouldn’t be frustrating but in order to learn with ease, a strong foundation is needed. In today’s episode, we discuss how parents can give their kids a strong foundation and how kids can learn to love math. Intro (00:00) Mathematics had a huge influence on Ancient Africa. In fact, the earliest measuring stick (the Lebombo Bone) that was ever found was found in ancient Kemet. The game mancala gets its origins from Ethiopia. If you want to learn more about mathematics in ancient Africa check out this youtube video Manu Ampim: “Classical African Contributions to the World in Math & Science“ Further reading about Math in Africa: Bangura,Abdul Karim.African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers. Gerdas, Paulus. On the History of Mathematics in Africa South of the Sahara. Zaslavsky, Claudia. Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Cultures 3rd Edition Word of the Episode (2:00) Hesabu means math in Swahili Cle...

44 MINOCT 18
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Learning to Love Math Ep 16

Are You Comfortable Homeschooling Ep 15

This is Elle’s sixth year of homeschooling and Miriam’s third year it has taken some time for them to become comfortable homeschooling. It can take a little time to find your groove within your homeschool and we are here to encourage you along your journey. Our goal is that you will remember that there is comfort after the fear subsides. Intro (00:11) He who learns, teaches. ~ Ethiopian Proverb Word of the Episode (1:18) Ukweli means truth in Swahili Grown Folks Talk about how to be Comfortable Homeschooling (1:45) Furthermore, Mariam and I discuss how we are feeling about our educational choices. Thus, we have a candid conversation about how we teach our kids within our comfort level, but also meet the state guidelines. This is a real discussion about how we found comfort homeschooling our children. After this conversation, we discuss a current news story. Homeschool Guidelines of Commar In addition, this link will tell you everything you need to know about homeschooling your chi...

45 MINOCT 5
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Are You Comfortable Homeschooling Ep 15

Starting a New School Year – Episode 14

A new school year comes with great excitement. In this episode we talk about our hopes and plans for the new school year. Intro (00:15) Where you will sit when you are old shows where you stood in youth. — Yoruba proverb Word of the Episode (2:46) Mwanzo means beginning in Swahili Cleverly Cultured Kids (4:15) Our daughters discuss how there new school year is going. Grown Folks Talk about Homeschooling as a Family (7:05) Mariam and I shared our new curriculums and school regiment with the podcast audience. Homeschooling Resources Here are a few educational homeschool resources that were mentioned during the podcast * Math mammoth – https://www.mathmammoth.com * Blossom and Root – https://blossomandroot.com* Funcation Academy – https://www.funcationacademy.com * Child1st Publications – https://child1st.com * Hand Writing Without Tears (PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) afilliate links Subscribe to the Cleverly Changing Podcast Additional directories: SoundCloud| Spot...

44 MINSEP 20
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Starting a New School Year – Episode 14

Homeschooling as a Family – Episode 13

This is the first episode of Season 2. I am honored to have my husband as a special guest. He will be discussing homeschooling from a dad’s perspective. Episode 13 of the CleverlyChanging Podcas Intro (00:15) African Proverb – “A single hand cannot nurse a child” Word of the Episode (2:46) Baba means father in Swahili Cleverly Cultured Kids (4:15) My daughters discuss how their dad assists with their homeschool education. Homeschooling as a family is a way of life for my daughters because they have always been homeschooled. It was great to hear from them about how they see their dad’s role in their education. Grown Folks Talk about Homeschooling as a Family(7:05) The Dad in the cleverly changing household speaks up and shares his thoughts about homeschooling our children. Homeschooling Resources for Maryland Here are a few educational homeschool resources in the Maryland area. These are the ones that I personalize utilize or ones that some of my friends are using. Facebook Grou...

34 MINSEP 6
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Homeschooling as a Family – Episode 13

Protecting our Children part 2- Cleverly Changing Podcast Episode 12

Intro Listener Discretion is Advised. Today’s episode is a follow up on Episode 11. We are interviewing Faith Davis, a licensed clinical social worker who has been licensed for dealing with substance abuse addictions. Faith has also done an internship with abuse victims, including sexual abuse and physical abuse. She has worked in North Carolina, Maryland and Washington DC. Red Flags and How to Protect our Children What are some of the red flags to look for in your children that can signal sexual abuse? You may be surprised by some of the warning signs. Non-verbal cues that something is going on are worth exploring. (8:15) Preventative Measures What can parents do to reduce our children’s likelihood of being victimized? (13:30) Steps to Take You just found out that something happened to your child, what do you do next? Faith tells us what the process is like when you file a report on behalf of your child. She also talks about getting the support needed to heal and move forward. (1...

61 MINJUL 5
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Protecting our Children part 2- Cleverly Changing Podcast Episode 12

Protecting Our Kids from predators – Episode 11

LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. Today’s episode is all about doing our best to make sure our children are not easy target for sexual predators. This is a sensitive topic for many, as far too many people have been the victims of sexual predators, abuse and assault. You may not want your little ones present when you listen to this episode if you’re not ready to have this type of conversation with them or you are not ready to answer some of the questions this topic can raise. The Cleverly Changing Podcast 11 – how to protect our children from sexual predators As always, our conversation comes from a place of love and a genuine desire for your family to be safe and healthy, thriving in the best way possible. As parents we are our children’s first and best advocate, so please stay vigilant and trust your gut. Our babies deserve it. If you’re looking for more information here are a couple of resources you may find helpful. “8 Ways A Predator Might Groom A Child” from Educate Empowe...

38 MINJUN 22
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Protecting Our Kids from predators – Episode 11

Latest Episodes

Do Not Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Welcome to the CleverlyChanging Podcast in this episode we talk about mental health. Our podcast is all about learning how to educate your kids. This is episode 20. Our goal is to provide you with encouragement, insight about African history, and support as a parent and home educator. New episodes are uploaded biweekly. Please remember to subscribe and share. Intro (02:06) The African proverb for this week’s podcast goes as follows: “Little by little fills up the measure.” – Swahili proverb Word of the Episode (2:33) Abusua means family or clan in Ghana Cleverly Cultured Kids (2:48) Talk to your kids. One way that we can help build confidence is by taking the time to listen to our kids. In this episode, we talk to the Cleverly Cultured Kids about confidence. Grown Folks Talk – Therapy and Health (7:07) As adolescents grow there may come a time when they need to speak to a mental healthcare professional. Having a tough time as a teen is common and is not something they should be ashamed of. Thus, as a parent, it is our responsibility to give them the tools they need to cope with life. Sometimes those tools are beyond our own areas of understanding so find someone that you and your child feel comfortable with. Reader Participation Learn to Love Math was today’s topic if you have found resources that you love and you have a child that loves math. Please share those resources in the comment section below. We Need You To Share This Episode The title of this episode is “Do Not Be Afraid to Ask for Help” right in line with that sentiment is that we need your help as a listener. Please please tell your friends about our podcast. While we love having a conversation with each other, the podcast will only be able to exist if more people are listening. If you know some who has children, our tips and tricks are beneficial to parents who homeschool and those who are interested in supplementing the education of their children. Furthermore, wherever you are listening to this podcast, please leave us a review. Listen to and Share Past Episodes Lastly, if you want to hear more about homeschooling and how we have managed to make it work, please check out our past episodes. * Episode 19 – College Counselor Jewel Walwyn Talks Planning for the Future * Episode 18 – How to Get your Homeschooler Ready for College * Episode 17 – Questions from Our Listeners * Episode 16 – Learn to Love Math * Episode 15 – Are You Comfortable Homeschooling* Episode 14 – Starting a New School Year* Episode 13 – Homeschooling As A Family* Episode 12 – Protecting our Children part 2* Episode 11 – Protecting Our Kids from predators...

51 MIN1 d ago
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Do Not Be Afraid to Ask for Help

College Counselor Jewel Walwyn Talks Planning for the Future

In today’s show, we are discussing college readiness with a college counselor who is a new homeschool mom. We find out more about the college admissions process and how to transition homeschoolers into thinking more about life and career goals. Please share this episode with all parents. Intro (00:00) The African proverb for this week’s podcast goes as follows (01:12): “A person who desires to rise must stay awake.” – Swahili proverb Word of the Episode (1:36) Akwaaba means welcome. The word comes from the Akan language of Twi. Cleverly Cultured Kids (1:57) If higher education is important to you, it’s never too early to start planting seeds about college. In this episode, I ask my children questions about college and I share my personal college experience with them. Grown Folks Talk With College Counselor Jewel Walwyn (7:52) Today’s guest is college counselor Jewel Walwyn. Jewel started counseling middle and high school students over 19 years ago. She is the founder of Walwy...

39 MIN2 w ago
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College Counselor Jewel Walwyn Talks Planning for the Future

How to Get your Homeschooler Ready for College Ep 18

Homeschooling isn’t new and there are parents who are achieving lots of success and fulfillment while teaching their children but what about getting ready for college? If I were to have a an official homeschool mom that I look up to, it would be Eva Wilson. Eva is a Caribbean Blogger and homeschool mom. She homeschooled her children for about 9 years. While homeschooling she achieved success personally and as an educator. What I’ve always admired most about Eva, as a homeschool mom, is that she seemed so knowledgable, confident, and carefree like she had reached homeschool “zen,” if there is such a thing. In today’s discussion, Eva shares how she helped her eldest child go from a homeschool student to a college student. Thank you, Eva, for sharing your candid wisdom on how get a homeschooler ready for college with the CleverlyChanging Podcast audience. Intro (00:18) The African proverb for this week’s podcast goes as follows: “If the rhythm of the beat changes the dance steps...

43 MINNOV 15
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How to Get your Homeschooler Ready for College Ep 18

Questions from Our Listeners Ep 17

In this episode we answer some of your questions. Sometimes as parents the best thing we can do for our children is to listen to them. When you sit back and open your ears and let your kids express what’s on their hearts you may hear something endearing, laugh-worthy, or something that will move you into action. Intro (02:06) The African proverb for this week’s podcast goes as follows: “Wisdom is like fire, people take it from others.” – Hema Proverb Word of the Episode (2:33) Shule means school in Swahili Cleverly Cultured Kids (2:48) Sometimes our kids just want to express themselves and we have to take the time out of our busy schedules to listen. We are answering your questions (7:07) Questions from our listeners: * Is it possible to homeschool using a full curriculum in less than 5 weekdays? * How do you pick the right curriculum? * Homeschooling vs. Unschooling? * Is it possible to combine homeschooling with working part-time? * Can you split teaching different subjects w...

55 MINNOV 2
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Questions from Our Listeners Ep 17

Learning to Love Math Ep 16

Math doesn’t have to be hard, in fact some people love math. It also shouldn’t be frustrating but in order to learn with ease, a strong foundation is needed. In today’s episode, we discuss how parents can give their kids a strong foundation and how kids can learn to love math. Intro (00:00) Mathematics had a huge influence on Ancient Africa. In fact, the earliest measuring stick (the Lebombo Bone) that was ever found was found in ancient Kemet. The game mancala gets its origins from Ethiopia. If you want to learn more about mathematics in ancient Africa check out this youtube video Manu Ampim: “Classical African Contributions to the World in Math & Science“ Further reading about Math in Africa: Bangura,Abdul Karim.African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers. Gerdas, Paulus. On the History of Mathematics in Africa South of the Sahara. Zaslavsky, Claudia. Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Cultures 3rd Edition Word of the Episode (2:00) Hesabu means math in Swahili Cle...

44 MINOCT 18
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Learning to Love Math Ep 16

Are You Comfortable Homeschooling Ep 15

This is Elle’s sixth year of homeschooling and Miriam’s third year it has taken some time for them to become comfortable homeschooling. It can take a little time to find your groove within your homeschool and we are here to encourage you along your journey. Our goal is that you will remember that there is comfort after the fear subsides. Intro (00:11) He who learns, teaches. ~ Ethiopian Proverb Word of the Episode (1:18) Ukweli means truth in Swahili Grown Folks Talk about how to be Comfortable Homeschooling (1:45) Furthermore, Mariam and I discuss how we are feeling about our educational choices. Thus, we have a candid conversation about how we teach our kids within our comfort level, but also meet the state guidelines. This is a real discussion about how we found comfort homeschooling our children. After this conversation, we discuss a current news story. Homeschool Guidelines of Commar In addition, this link will tell you everything you need to know about homeschooling your chi...

45 MINOCT 5
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Are You Comfortable Homeschooling Ep 15

Starting a New School Year – Episode 14

A new school year comes with great excitement. In this episode we talk about our hopes and plans for the new school year. Intro (00:15) Where you will sit when you are old shows where you stood in youth. — Yoruba proverb Word of the Episode (2:46) Mwanzo means beginning in Swahili Cleverly Cultured Kids (4:15) Our daughters discuss how there new school year is going. Grown Folks Talk about Homeschooling as a Family (7:05) Mariam and I shared our new curriculums and school regiment with the podcast audience. Homeschooling Resources Here are a few educational homeschool resources that were mentioned during the podcast * Math mammoth – https://www.mathmammoth.com * Blossom and Root – https://blossomandroot.com* Funcation Academy – https://www.funcationacademy.com * Child1st Publications – https://child1st.com * Hand Writing Without Tears (PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) afilliate links Subscribe to the Cleverly Changing Podcast Additional directories: SoundCloud| Spot...

44 MINSEP 20
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Starting a New School Year – Episode 14

Homeschooling as a Family – Episode 13

This is the first episode of Season 2. I am honored to have my husband as a special guest. He will be discussing homeschooling from a dad’s perspective. Episode 13 of the CleverlyChanging Podcas Intro (00:15) African Proverb – “A single hand cannot nurse a child” Word of the Episode (2:46) Baba means father in Swahili Cleverly Cultured Kids (4:15) My daughters discuss how their dad assists with their homeschool education. Homeschooling as a family is a way of life for my daughters because they have always been homeschooled. It was great to hear from them about how they see their dad’s role in their education. Grown Folks Talk about Homeschooling as a Family(7:05) The Dad in the cleverly changing household speaks up and shares his thoughts about homeschooling our children. Homeschooling Resources for Maryland Here are a few educational homeschool resources in the Maryland area. These are the ones that I personalize utilize or ones that some of my friends are using. Facebook Grou...

34 MINSEP 6
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Homeschooling as a Family – Episode 13

Protecting our Children part 2- Cleverly Changing Podcast Episode 12

Intro Listener Discretion is Advised. Today’s episode is a follow up on Episode 11. We are interviewing Faith Davis, a licensed clinical social worker who has been licensed for dealing with substance abuse addictions. Faith has also done an internship with abuse victims, including sexual abuse and physical abuse. She has worked in North Carolina, Maryland and Washington DC. Red Flags and How to Protect our Children What are some of the red flags to look for in your children that can signal sexual abuse? You may be surprised by some of the warning signs. Non-verbal cues that something is going on are worth exploring. (8:15) Preventative Measures What can parents do to reduce our children’s likelihood of being victimized? (13:30) Steps to Take You just found out that something happened to your child, what do you do next? Faith tells us what the process is like when you file a report on behalf of your child. She also talks about getting the support needed to heal and move forward. (1...

61 MINJUL 5
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Protecting our Children part 2- Cleverly Changing Podcast Episode 12

Protecting Our Kids from predators – Episode 11

LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. Today’s episode is all about doing our best to make sure our children are not easy target for sexual predators. This is a sensitive topic for many, as far too many people have been the victims of sexual predators, abuse and assault. You may not want your little ones present when you listen to this episode if you’re not ready to have this type of conversation with them or you are not ready to answer some of the questions this topic can raise. The Cleverly Changing Podcast 11 – how to protect our children from sexual predators As always, our conversation comes from a place of love and a genuine desire for your family to be safe and healthy, thriving in the best way possible. As parents we are our children’s first and best advocate, so please stay vigilant and trust your gut. Our babies deserve it. If you’re looking for more information here are a couple of resources you may find helpful. “8 Ways A Predator Might Groom A Child” from Educate Empowe...

38 MINJUN 22
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Protecting Our Kids from predators – Episode 11
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