Kolbecast Episode 6: Off and Running


AMDG. As the school year kicks into gear, the day-to-day of homeschooling is the topic of the day. Bonnie and Hope offer a range of suggestions free for the taking or leaving about daily rhythms or practices, walking through school days, navigating when someone hits a figurative wall, regrouping when the wheels fall off an entire day, managing sick days, reframing the sometimes-daunting idea of being a “teacher” to the monikers of being a facilitator or air traffic controller (among others), trusting the Kolbe structure and process, and a few other big-picture thoughts.  

Circadian rhythm article: https://hbr.org/2015/01/the-ideal-work-schedule-as-determined-by-circadian-rhythms  

Sheet pan pancakes recipe: https://www.thekitchn.com/sheet-pan-pancakes-recipe-23059380  

I (Bonnie) use 2 ¼ cups AP flour and don’t stir in anything that would provide texture such as fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips. I also preheat the pan while mixing together the ingredients. When the ingredients are ready to be baked, I remove the pan from the oven and line it with parchment paper that I then brush with melted butter before pouring in the batter. Last time we made this recipe, we did without the powdered sugar topping. No one missed it.  For festive occasions we serve bacon and scrambled eggs with the sheet pan pancake.  

One Pan Wonders cookbook: https://www.americastestkitchen.com/guides/one-pan-wonders   

Morning offering coffee mug: https://roseharrington.com/products/morning-offering-mug-bright-white-14-oz 

Morning offering static cling: https://www.studiosenn.com/product-page/morning-offering-static-cling  

One example of a family litany: https://www.etsy.com/listing/775792338/family-litany-of-saints-family-prayer?ref=shop_home_active_11&pro=1&frs=1 

St. Maximilian Kolbe coffee mug: https://beaheart.com/collections/lifestyle/products/maximilian-kolbe-16oz-travel-mug 

St. Thomas Aquinas’s prayer for students: https://aleteia.org/2017/11/21/a-students-prayer-by-st-thomas-aquinas/ 

St. John XXIII’s bedtime prayer: https://aleteia.org/2019/03/31/when-falling-asleep-pray-this-prayer-to-rest-in-peace/