How to Rate, Review and Subscribe to Home Again from Your Computer

How to Rate, Review and Subscribe to Home Again from Your Computer

Thank you for listening to our podcast! Hopefully, you’re reading this post because you’re tired of hearing us begging you to rate, review and subscribe to Home Again and want to learn how to do it.

If you do subscribe to Home Again, please, please think about rating and reviewing it while you’re at iTunes. Even if you prefer listening at our website, we would appreciate it if you make a quick trip to iTunes to leave a rating and a review. iTunes gets all of its information about podcasts from ratings and reviews. The more ratings and reviews Home Again gets, the more likely it will be featured on iTunes, and the easier it is for other people to find it.

That said, if you have a PC, follow the steps at this link to download iTunes: http://www.dummies.com/computers/operating-systems/windows-xp-vista/how-to-install-itunes-on-a-windows-pc/

If you have a Mac, here’s how to subscribe in iTunes:

Step 1: Click on the itunes icon in the dock at the bottom of your computer screen.

OR, if iTunes isn’t in your dock, click the “Go” tab at the top left of your screen.

In the window that opens, click on “Applications.”

Scroll through the applications window until you find the iTunes icon. Now, click on it.

Step 2: The left, gray column on the new iTunes window should look something like this. (Just ignore white columns in the middle and the right for now.)

Check the drop down menu above the gray bar. If it doesn’t say “Podcasts” check the options in the drop down and set it to “Podcasts.” Once you’ve done that, the white section will list podcasts you are subscribed to, or it may be blank if you aren’t subscribed to any podcasts.

Step 3: Click in the search bar in the top, right corner.

Step 4: Change the setting below the search bar to “Store” instead of “Library” if needed.

Step 5: Once it’s set on “Store” type “Home Again” in the search bar. Hit return or enter.

Step 6: Now the page will look pretty much like this:

Look at that! Home Again comes up first! But don’t click on the individual episodes in the vertical “podcast episodes” list. Instead scroll down to the horizontal list at the bottom of the screen, and…

Step 7: Click on the big “Home Again” icon to the far left.

Step 8: That click will bring up the Home Again show page. To subscribe, hit the subscribe button beneath the Home Again icon. (Hopefully, by the time you try this, our fancy pants logo will have replaced the rough draft below.)

Step 9: To rate and review, hit the ratings tab. It’s right next to “Details.”

Step 10: Click the button underneath “Customer Reviews”  that says “Write a Review.”  The new window will look like this:

Step 11: Pick your nickname, pick a title, and write your review.Then, decide how many stars for your rating. To give you an idea of what a review looks like, here’s what I wrote for my favorite podcast, The Lazy Genius.

Step 12: You did it! If you subscribed correctly, Home Again will now be on your iTunes podcast list, and every time there’s a new episode, it will download automatically. These steps can be used to subscribe to and review any other podcast, also. Anne and Jolene recommend The Lazy Genius!

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#4 Whiteboard Central

#4 Whiteboard Central

#4 Whiteboard Central

by Jolene Philo & Anne Fleck | Home Again

Even though it says August, this was our whiteboard schedule for September.

Links to materials used to make the whiteboard scheduler:

We originally purchased a dry erase set with an eraser and cleaning fluid. It’s a good investment so you can clean the board thoroughly now and then.

Sample Weekly Menu

Our favorite grocery store’s ad comes out on Tuesday mornings. Once it’s in our hot little hands, we make menus for Wednesday through Tuesday and complete the shopping list. J indicates that Jolene’s cooking, while A gives the nod to Anne. There are links to recipes that have been previously featured on the blog.

Wednesday: Uncle Ben’s Sausage and Rice (J)
Thurday: Tacos (A)
Friday: Slow Cooker French Stew and biscuits (J) Make double batch and freeze one
Saturday: Grilled pork loin, grilled veggies, and grilled potatoes (J)
Sunday: Slow Cooker Beef Ragu (J) New recipe with freezer meal potential
Monday: Homemade pizza (A) Make triple batch of crust for a total of 9 crusts. Top and bake 3 crusts. Parbake and freeze remaining 3 crusts
Tuesday: Church Connection Group for the Flecks, out to eat for the Philos

Home Again’s luxury audio studio is designed, not just for good sound quality, but to create envy in the hearts of others.

Pear-Applesauce Recipe

Follow the instructions from this post with the following modifications:

  • Use half apples and half pears
  • Use a slotted spoon when spooning the cooked apples and pears into the colander as pears create more juice than apples do. Run fruit through colander and add juice remaining in the slow cooker until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Freeze remaining juice for later use if desired.
  • Don’t add sugar as the pears will add enough sweetness

Other Products and Businesses Mentioned in the Whiteboard Central Podcast Episode

 

#3 Early Conflicts

#3 Early Conflicts

#3 Early Conflicts

by Jolene Philo & Anne Fleck | Home Again

Check out the map that explains the comings and goings of the Home Again family.

Below you’ll find a list of shows, stores, and services mentioned in the Early Conflicts podcast.

Anne’s been watching Strong Women on Korean Drama

Jolene’s been watching
Parks & Recreation and Madame Secretary. Both are on Netflix, at least they were when this podcast went live. 

Tad’s been watching You Tube train videos.

Anne and Jolene’s favorite grocery store chain is Fareway Stores found in Iowa and across the border in surroundings states. 

Anne and Jolene’s book coaching services are explained in full at Literary Midwives.

#2 Establishing Boundaries

#2 Establishing Boundaries

#2 Establishing Boundaries

by Jolene Philo & Anne Fleck | Home Again

To the right is a first look at the white board calendar mentioned during this podcast. We use it to keep schedules straight, which is a big part of establishing healthy boundaries. Check back next week, when an entire podcast is devoted to explaining how we use it and how to make your own.

Click here for the link to the Mom’s Special Calendar that was the springboard for our whiteboard scheduler.

#1 Welcome to Home Again

#1 Welcome to Home Again

#1 Welcome to Home Again

by Jolene Philo & Anne Fleck | Home Again

To kick off the first Home Again podcast, Jolene and Anne pulled out a few pictures to give you an idea what we and the places we’re talking about look like. We hope you enjoy the photo album we put together below.

Top Row:

L: The old farmhouse (some parts date back to 1845) where Hiram and Jolene lived from 1985-2016, and where Anne and her brother grew up.

R: House our families moved into in January of 2017.

Middle Row:

L: Hiram and Jolene yucking it up at Kailen and Anne’s wedding.

R: Anne and Kailen at the dinner table.

Bottom Row:

L: Tad watching Papoo (Hiram) operate large machinery at the old house before the move.

R: Appa the wonder dog.