Podcasts & Show Notes

#31 Multigenerational Magic When the Unexpected Happens

The name of the trauma clinic where Kailen received treatment is called Thrive Trauma Recovery. You can read more about treatment methods at their website. Meet Little Bird, the Beany Baby Anne found just before she and Kailen went out of town. Jolene put...

#30 All About Cookies

Anne and Jolene referred to several products and websites in this cookie episode. Here they are for your convenience:   The Lazy Genius Podcast Bakes Cookies episode Earth Balance Soy-Free Vegan Buttery Sticks Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (soy and...

#29 How To Handle Every Day Annoyances

In this episode's feature, Anne and Jolene shared their favorite summer time treats. Anne's is mint chocolate chip ice cream made using her Kitchen Aid mixer ice cream maker attachment. Jolene's is an iced latte made in a Vitamix Blender using a Phillip's...

#28 Stories We Tell Our Children

Jolene grew up hearing stories about her dad's parents Fern Stratton, who died a few months before she was born, and her dad's dad, Cyril Stratton, pictured below with Jolene's older sister in 1951. Jolene also heard pictures about her mom's large family...

#26 Two Men and a Toddler, Part 2

In this episode, guest hosts Kailen and Hiram dished out the dirt on who in the Home Again household won in several "loudest" and "most" categories. For posterity's sake here they are in writing:    Loudest Moper: Appa the Dog Loudest Sneezer: Hiram...

#25 Two Men and a Toddler, Part 1

Meet the handsome hosts of episode 25, Hiram Philo and Kailen Fleck (L) and Home Again's mascot, Appa the dog (R). Here are links to Summer Wars and Drama Fever, the Korean anime movie and Korean drama streaming service Kailen and Anne like. And here's...

#24 Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

Biscotti and coffee are a great combo. Anne and I have been using this biscotti recipe since 2007, and it's delicious. To make the recipe dairy-free use 1 cup lard and one cup Earth Balance soy free vegan sticks for the shortening. Also, try replacing the...

#23 Four Generations of Welcoming Babies

To the right: Allen and Anne Philo, circa 1988 A timeline of welcoming babies into our family for the past 4 generations:   Dorothea Lorainne Hess born at the Pipestone, Minnesota hospital: 1928 Jolene Fern Stratton born at Sacred Heart Hospital in...

#22 Recognizing Unhealthy Emotional Boundaries

Straight from April, 1960, here's a picture of Jolene (front and center) and her sister all dressed up for Easter. Mom's holding my brother. Dad's wearing sunglasses because light sensitivity was one of the effects of his recently diagnosed multiple...

#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...