Podcasts & Show Notes

#21 A Day in Our Intergenerational Lives

We've been so busy with garden work and chasing kids that we forgot to take day-in-the-life pictures. But here's a favorite of Papoo and his "helper" Tad doing dishes after supper. As promised, here is Tad's top ten naptime song list:   I Love You...

#20 Making a House Work from Birth to Death

Anne and Jolene collect house plans for intergenerational living on the Home Again Podcast Pinterest page. You can check it out here and share plans you've found, too. Below are pictures of simple changes we've already made to make our house more...

#19 Getting Ready for the Garden

In this episode Anne described her techniques for saving space while  starting tomatoes and peppers. As you can see, the tomatoes (in milk cartons) are going great guns. If you have suggestions about the peppers (red cups), she'd love to hear them! Here's...

#18 Making the Most of Your Library

Anne's favorite books: The Harry Potter Series and anything Jane Austin Jolene's favorite audiobook series is Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone series narrated by Judy Kaye. The first 3 books in the series are A Is for Alibi. B Is for Burglar, and C Is for...

#17 Surviving a Newborn

Anne's top baby product is a baby carrier sling wrap. It was in constant use when Tad was little as he insisted in being held at all times. Lewella is better at sleeping in her basinette, but the wrap comes in handy when Anne wants to do chores around the...

#16 Make Ahead Freezer Ingredients

In this episode, which is a follow up to Sanity Saving Freezer Meals, Anne and Jolene listed many make ahead freezer ingredients. Their favorites, pictured below, include turkey broth, pesto, and pie crust. Here's the complete list of our favorite make...

#15 Sanity Saving Freezer Meals

Anne and Jolene's favorite games mentioned in this episode's feature: This link takes you to the rules for Anne's favorite card game, Nerts. Jolene's favorite game (because kids from age 8 – 98 can participate) is Catch Phrase. To whet your appetite, we've...

#14 Dress Up Fun for Families

Here is Anne's recipe for basic non-dairy fudge. I just had a piece, and it was delicious. Non-Dairy Fudge 3 cups non-dairy semi-sweet chocolate chips (Cost 1 can coconut milk 1/8 cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 dropper of liquid Stevia (Sweet...

#13 Getting Ready for Baby

Everybody at Home Again is getting ready for Baby Lewella's imminent arrival. Below you'll find links to products and establishments that have made getting ready for baby easier. Let's start with the Pumpkin Patch book and toy store where Grammy Jo found...

#12 The Long Winter Begins

This episode is named after Laura Ingalls Wilder's book The Long Winter. We highly recommend the entire series for reading aloud to kids, though winter is not the time to read The Long Winter. Save it for when the weather improves. Anne also mentioned The...

#11 Combining Christmas

We promised links to many of the products, recipes, and crafts mentioned in the Combining Christmas podcast. Let's start with crafts. First up, is the paper cup/jingle bell ornament that is Tad's favorite. All you need is a small red or green paper cup, a...

#10 A Closer Look at Boundaries

These pictures show favorite Christmas memories Jolene and Anne shared at the beginning of this podcast. L: Jolene (in fur stole) playing wedding dress up with cousins. R: Anne and her cousins searching for the American Girl dolls hidden by Uncle John....

#9 Christmas Shopping Without Going Overboard

Anne and Jolene mentioned Grandma Dorothy's Chex Mix early in the podcast. It is also known as That Fabulous Franklin Chex Mix in honor of the school where  Grandma Dorothy taught for decades and where she first sampled the recipe in the teacher's lounge....

#8 Troubleshooting Pie for Thanksgiving

As promised, Jolene and Anne are sharing their favorite essential and ancient pie-making tools. First up, the drip pan that catches boil overs and allows air to circulate so the bottom crust gets done. Next up, Anne's favorite rolling pin followed by...

#7 Home Again Epic Successes

We're proud of our epic successes and want to share them with you. So here are pictures of photographable successes in the order they were mentioned during the podcast. Living Room Remodel: Note Jolene's technique while sweeping the floor in a wheelchair....

#6 Freezer Burn

Goodies from the Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue Feature Right: Old spatula inherited from Jolene's mom that we love. Left: Anne's Singer Featherweight sewing machine. Recipe for Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup Iowa's electronic library, Bridges/Overdrive...

#5 When It Rains, It Pours

Jolene and Anne are mighty impressed with the 6 raised garden beds (each one is 4 x 24 feet) constructed by Hiram with assistance from Kailen and Tad. The lumber was salvaged from fence that's slowly being dismantled. Of special note is Tad's pet...

#4 Whiteboard Central

Even though it says August, this was our whiteboard schedule for September. Links to materials used to make the whiteboard scheduler: Smooth white hardboard wall panel at Lowe's. Unfinished wood moulding for frame at Lowe's. This isn't exactly what we...