Podcasts & Show Notes

#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...

#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....