Podcasts & Show Notes

#44 When the Cat’s Away, the Mice Will Play

Multigenerational living makes Jolene's business trips easier in many ways, but subtle clues make her wonder what happens when she's gone.  Anne's explanation is quite enlightening and includes a reference to a previous Home Again episode called If a Dad...

#43 Sleep Issues at Home Again HQ

Jolene and Anne mentioned Little Stories for Tiny People, a wonderful podcast that Tad loves so much he sometimes falls asleep listening to it. To the right is the podcast and website logo. Click on Little Stories for Tiny People to learn more about the...

#42 Cooking Lessons

Anne and Jolene talked about how sharing a kitchen has resulted in cooking lessons for both of them.  Here's a list of foods they mentioned. To find individual recipes, go to www.jolenephilo and type the name of the dish in the search bar. The hot links...

#41 If a Dad Cuts Off the Top of His Pinky

Since Anne and Jolene patterned this episode after the If You Give a Moose a Muffin and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie series, so they included the links in case you want to purchase the books for the kids in your life. The pictures to the right show the...

#40 Establishing Routines

Kailen and Anne are back for a second Home Again podcast. Since Kailen shared his version of how he and Anne met in their Living with In Laws episode, today's feature gives Anne's version. The picture reveals what Kailen looked like when they started...

#39 Surviving Winter through Creative Endeavors

Anne and Jolene named their favorite brainless meals in the feature for this episode. Here's the link to the previous episode which is all about brainless meals and includes links to several favorite recipes. Writing is a creative outlet for both Anne and...

#38 Brainless Meals

The idea for brainless meals originally came from The Lazy Genius who calls them brainless crowd pleasers or brainless workhorses. Anne and Jolene encourage Home Again listeners to check out The Lazy Genius website and subscribe to her podcast. It's...

#37 Christmas Decorations for All Generations

In the feature for this episode, Anne and Jolene talked about some favorite Christmas decorations. Anne chose the Hallmark Carousel her Grandma Elsie sent for her first Christmas. When hung on the tree (something we aren't doing until the baby fence...

#36 Christmas Activities and Traditions

Our feature mentioned the nativity set Tad likes to play with. Note Hiram the fisherman to the right of Joseph. Tad adds some excitement to the early life of Baby Jesus by offering spins around the living room in the toy fire truck. A good time is had by...

#35 Living with the In Laws

Kailen and Anne talk about how they met and what i's like for Kailen to live with the in laws. There aren't any links for this episodes. So you'll have to settle for a few photos.   The first photo is Kailen and Anne when they were dating. The second...

#34 Epic Successes, 2018

Before looking back at Home Again epic successes for 2018, Anne and Jolene talked about what they're looking forward to this fall.   Anne's excited because of some upcoming, new offerings through Literary Midwives book coaching . You can soon take a...

#33 Epic Failures, 2018

To make the recounting of 2018's epic failures more palatable, Anne and Jolene start the podcast with a list of favorite finds this fall. They included:   A new series from Netflix called The Good Cop. Quilter Studio, a shop in Massachusetts that...

#32 The Ten Commandments of Multigenerational Living

Here's a list of links to episodes that elaborate on some of the above commandments:   #2 Establishing Boundaries #10 A Closer Look at Boundaries #22 Recognizing Unhealthy Emotional Boundaries #29 How to Handle Every Day Annoyances #27 Crucial...

#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 dairy-free)...

#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...