A Simple Equation to Help Kids Love Math
23 min
Math anxiety is real for kids and adults. But parents can help. The solution goes beyond equations and textbooks.
What Should I Read Next?
What Should I Read Next?
Anne Bogel | Wondery
Ep 261: Huggable comfort reads for a cozy reading season
Readers have asked us for “comfort reads” over and over again this year — and it's totally understandable. “Comfort read” means something different to every reader, but if you’re looking for books that slow your heart rate, soothe your soul, and make you want to travel to a quiet English village, this episode is for you.  Today’s guest Gina House appreciates cozy, comforting reads that feel like a warm hug. She adores cozy mysteries like Agatha Christie novels, but she could do without the murder. So today, Anne recommends charming books that pair well with a comfy chair and a cup of tea.  Visit the podcast website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/261 to see the full list of titles discussed, an episode transcript, and more. Thanks to today's sponsors: * Framebridge makes it easier and more affordable than ever to frame your favorite things - without ever leaving the house. From art prints and posters to the photos sitting on your phone, you can Framebridge just about anything. WSIRN listeners get 15% off your first order at Frambebridge.com with code READNEXT. * Over 850,000 families have trusted LegacyBox to digitally preserve their past and they have a team of over 200 trained technicians. Get started preserving your past today, with an incredible limited-time 60% OFF your first kit at LegacyBox.com/READNEXT while supplies last. * Brooklinen is the perfect place to find all the comforts for home, including ultra-soft towels — they offer varying levels of plushness, so you can choose the towel experience that feels most spa-like to you! WSIRN listeners can use promo code READNEXT for 10% off your first order at Brooklinen.com.
53 min
Spark Joy
Spark Joy
Kristyn Ivey and Karin Socci
Ep 160 | Organizing Your Legacy and End of Life Plan with Karen Purze
Karen Purze of Life in Motion Guide joins us to discuss a sensitive, but very relevant aspect of home organization - managing your legacy including vital information and end of life planning. Our guest helps families make end of life plans and decisions so they can focus on what truly matters in the end - people not paperwork. She is creator of lifeinmotionguide.com. When Karen’s parents both got sick suddenly and simultaneously, she helped them make difficult choices about health, housing, finances, and everything else as they gradually lost their independence. She is on a mission to make it easier for others to get their personal information organized. We want to hear from you! Tell us your burning tidying questions or share stories about how KonMari has impacted your life. Find us at www.sparkjoypodcast.com and click “Ask Spark Joy” to leave a question or comment for a chance to be featured on next week’s show. While you’re there, sign-up to join our Spark Joy podcast community and get notified when each episode airs. You can also join the Spark Joy podcast community on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at the handle @sparkjoypodcast. Book a custom Virtual Tidying Experience with For the Love of Tidy (https://fortheloveoftidy.com/konmari-tidying-lesson/tidy-a-z-what-to-expect-from-a-konmari-virtual-tidy/) Join The Spark Joy Club today! (https://www.patreon.com/sparkjoy) In this episode, you’ll enjoy: - Karen's personal experience with helping her family make end of life decisions during an emergency inspired her brand, Life in Motion, which helps others who don't know where to start or what to do first - Reasons why it's important organize vital information and plan the end of your life - The KonMari clutter category that intersects with legacy management - Kristyn's quest to reach the end of her personal to do list (https://fortheloveoftidy.com/konmari-tidy-tips/i-reached-the-end-of-my-to-do-list/) - Where to start: planning for an emergency (medical and household) - A review of Karen's Life in Motion Guide (https://shop.lifeinmotionguide.com/workbooks-and-printables/life-in-motion-guide-end-of-life-planning-workbook/?utm_source=web&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=sparkjoy) - the binder Kristyn is actively using to manage her important information (see exclusive discount code below) - The inspiration behind Karen's guide and how it differs from other resources that help you make plans - The importance of recognizing the process of life planning is in motion, with information that evolves over time - How to securely protect your passwords (https://lifeinmotionguide.com/where-to-store-important-documents/) and other important codes - The most essential things to focus on first when organizing your legacy - Reasons people resist pulling this information together and common myths and mistakes. Karen's decision matrix (https://lifeinmotionguide.com/choose-a-healthcare-proxy/) to the rescue - How to help loved ones organize their legacy and end of life plans - Maintenance: how often you need to revisit the information you've gathered and shared Karen’s favorite legacy organizing tip: Don't think of this as something you're doing yourself. Do it for the people you love and trust the most What's sparking the most joy for Karen: Moving back to her apartment in Chicago after a four month long construction project Connect with Karen at lifeinmotionguide.com (https://lifeinmotionguide.com/) Exclusively for Spark Joy listeners, pick up a copy of Karen's Life in Motion Guide (https://shop.lifeinmotionguide.com/workbooks-and-printables/life-in-motion-guide-end-of-life-planning-workbook/?utm_source=web&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=sparkjoy) binder using code SPARK15 for a 15% discount. Gems: "It's our responsibility as adults to not leave a mess for other people to clean up." "The average person in the US and Canada is likely to live over nine years in poor health." "Being organized facilitates prolonged independence by making it easier for others to help us." "It's not enough to just gather this information or store it...you also need to share it." "We can't predict, but we can prepare." "I created [Life in Motion Guide] for the feeling I had when I was done." *The Spark Joy Anniversary Give-A-Way contest prizes!* Win one of three bundles consisting of _Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up_, signed by Marie Kondo, a fifty dollar gift certificate to the KonMari Shop (https://shop.konmari.com) to select your own Joy Sparking gift, and a two-hour Virtual Tidying Session from _For the Love of Tidy_! Three lucky winners will receive a bundle of all these prizes! To be eligible for all of the prizes above, all you need to do is head over to: www.sparkjoypodcast.com/itunes for detailed instructions on how to leave a review via iTunes. Once there, follow the Apple Podcast instructions to leave us a rating and review in iTunes to help us reach more ears, minds, and hearts. *Most important step:* Send an email to: contact@sparkjoypodcast.com letting us know you left us a review and what screen name you left it under. This will act as your official entry. Don’t forget this step! It is the only way we can officially log you as entered into the contest. Submit your star rating and review by *November 24, 2020*. We’ll announce the winners during our season finale “Best of” show that will air on December 1st. ***Contest runs from September 1 to November 24, 2020.* Winners will be announced during our Best of 2020 show on December 1, 2020**** You can find Karin Socci at The Serene Home (https://www.theserenehome.com/) You can find Kristyn Ivey at For the Love of Tidy (https://fortheloveoftidy.com/) Special Guest: Karen Purze.
35 min
Novel Pairings
Novel Pairings
Novel Pairings
38. The Best Audiobooks We Read in 2020
Have we mentioned how much we love audiobooks? We’ve both been avid listeners for a long time, but between pandemic life and Sara’s Aspen Words reading, this has been a banner year for audiobooks. Today, we’re each sharing twelve of our favorite listening experiences. With a mix of literary fiction, romance, nonfiction, and YA, today’s episode has an audiobook recommendation for every reader. Follow Novel Pairings on Instagram or Twitter. Use our Libro.fm affiliate code NOVELPAIRINGS to get an audiobook subscription for yourself or purchase a gift. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get updates on what we're currently listening to. View all of our recs and shop our links on the blog. Chelsey's Favorites: Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm The Switch by Beth O’Leary // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm Here for It: Or How to Save Your Soul in America by R. Eric Thomas. // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm Sara's Favorites: The City We Became by NK Jemison // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm Members Only by Sameer Pandya // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm Stamped The Remix by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm Intimations by Zadie Smith // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit // Amazon // Bookshop The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Annaparra // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm The Remains of the Day // Amazon // Bookshop // Libro.fm
53 min
Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show
Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show
Slate Podcasts
Thankful In Spite of Everything Edition
On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth gather around the virtual Thanksgiving table to share the major and minor things that got them through this wild year. They also answer a listener question from a mom nervous about changes to her kids’ education as they move across the country.  In Slate Plus: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth duke it out over the best and worst Thanksgiving foods. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Recommendations: Elizabeth recommends using Native-Land.ca to learn about Indigenous lands. If you’d like to learn about land you are on, you can also text your city and state *City, state” 1-907-312-5085 or to LandAcknowledgement on Facebook Messenger. Elizabeth also recommends following sitbymyfire on Instagram. She has a wonderful list of picture books for Native American Heritage Month.  Jamilah recommends peanut butter cups from Emerald Sky Edibles, if you are in a location where cannabis is legal.  Dan recommends watching Slings & Arrows. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Tune in to The Kids Are Asleep, the hilarious Slate Live show hosted by Jamilah. Catch it via Slate’s Facebook or YouTube on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT.    Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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