Cleverly Changing Podcast

Cleverly Changing Podcast

Hosts Elle and Miriam are two Black homeschooling moms embarking on a self-defining journey. Listen in on conversations that will encourage you to be your authentic self, while uplifting your spirit and motivating your inherent potential. They’re defining what culture is for their families and want you to do the same. Bring your children along too, so they can meet the Cleverly Cultured Kids. They’re all for teaching the babies while they’re young, adapting to the challenges of parenting, homeschooling and being willing to learn the lessons that the children have to offer. It’s all about uplifting one another and reclaiming your innate greatness.

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May 23, 2022 52 min

Help us keep supporting African American Homeschool families with our podcast by purchasing items from our shop. There are hoodies, t-shirts, sweatshirts, pillows, and more. Place your order at CleverlyChanging.com/shop.


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Which continent has the largest families?

African families have 4.5 children on average, while in Asia they have an average of 2.1 children, in Latin America 2.0, in North America 1.9 and in Eur...

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Christine Aldrich is a children's author who recently published her first children’s book, Braiding Crowns of Friendship. It's a story about an African American girl who learns to love her hair, and in doing so she helps to teach others about the beauty in diversity. When Christine wrote the book, she pulled from her own life experiences growing up in a predominantly white school where she didn't see a lot of other chil...

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May 2, 2022 57 min


An article on StLouisFed.org entitled, History’s Lasting Imprint on the Racial Wealth Gap intrigued me. It discussed, "Today’s Black-white wealth gap—Black families have about 12 cents of wealth for every dollar held by white families—largely reflects, then, the culmination of all those shared historical experiences of exclusion and destruction. And this gap hasn’t changed much in the last generation, despite educational and ot...

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Do you know where your knowledge of financial literacy and competency came from? For many of us, the way we save and spend our money comes directly from the lessons we learned around us. Most of those early finance lessons depend significantly on how we see our parents or guardians spend their money. We've had several financial conversations on our podcast, and today's discussion will differ. Our guests, Lola and Dupe Ajayi...

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One in 40 people are believed to be living on the autism spectrum. Unfortunately according to Spectrum News “Black children with autism tend to be diagnosed later than white children and are often misdiagnosed with other conditions. They also have less access to services and tend to be underrepresented in most studies of autism.” We have shared several episodes that highlight special needs children on the Cleverly Changing Podcast....

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April 11, 2022 57 min

Have you ever thought about worldschooling? On the Cleverly Changing Podcast we've had two episodes that mention worldschooling and both guests go about traveling and teaching their children in different ways. Our first introduction to worldschooling was Episode 48 Worldschooling with Jade Weatherington, Jade discussed teaching and traveling the world with her daughter as an educator and single mother. Our next guest who talked...

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April 4, 2022 54 min

Our inspiring guest today is a mom and author Tiffany Obeng. Tiffany is on a mission to educate and inspire Black children to aspire to be anything they want to become! We believe Black youth are capable of accomplishing their dreams. She writes career books for kids to introduce children to various professions, especially stealth professors.

This episode is brought to you by sickle cell books. I'm Elle the producer of the clev...

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Our guest today is Fatmata who is a nurse practitioner, a children's book author, a military wife, and the owner of a staffing agency. She's a multifaceted woman from Sierra Leone, living in America and raising her 3-year-old son alongside her military spouse. Today she spoke with us about motherhood, how her son is developing an Interest in Reading, the impact of books on the lives of our children, and raising a confident ...

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March 14, 2022 52 min


Are you juggling a lot? Do you have multiple children you desire to teach? Do you need some time to connect with yourself and your spouse? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then please listen to this full episode. Our guest, Christina Garrett, is a productivity and organizational coach for busy women who equips women of faith with practical time management strategies and self-care opportunities to get more done without...

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March 7, 2022 34 min

All children need to learn how to deal with adversity, but having self-worth and confidence are necessary skills that will help youth thrive into adulthood. This episode is a conversation about how to raise confident kids.

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Here are a few interesting facts to explore with your child. Today we will discuss the confidence and leadership of Nelson Mandela, his leadership style was respected around the world. He br...

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Three top reasons to listen and share this episode about homeschool dual enrollment.

1. Have you ever wondered how parents of multiples teach all of their children and work too? Shaun Taylor, todays guest has three businesses and three children and is able to make it work.

2. How are parents teaching their high school level children? Tune in and hear real examples of how one family is teaching her students in upper grades.

3. What doe...

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February 21, 2022 44 min

Did you know that the continent of Africa is one of the most diverse places on earth and there are more than 1500 languages spoken there?

African Proverb
“Wisdom is like a baobab (pronounced "baw - bab") tree: No one individual can embrace it. - Ghanaian proverb

Word of the Episode
 Hela means "Money" in Swahili

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February 11, 2022 57 min

There are a lot of students that ask themselves, is college right for me? Some students and families are concerned about student loans, acquiring scholarships, traditional methods of education and career in-roads. It's important to know there are a lot of other ways to get into your career of choice and to create multiple streams of income using your innate talents and self-learned concepts. Some of these alternate paths includ...

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February 4, 2022 66 min

There were great civilizations that flourished in Africa before the 1500s. Some of those civilizations were  Kush, Mali, and Great Zimbabwe. Long before European expeditions Africans participated in international trading networks and in trans-oceanic travel. It is well documented that they had trading relations with India, China and other parts of Asia. In addition, when Europeans started doing expeditions they often hired Africans...

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January 28, 2022 51 min

Some of the biggest contributors to sculptural art is from African Sculpture artist. Their expertise dates back thousands of years ago. Some of the oldest sculptures have been found in Egypt.


In this episode Miriam gives us an update on her life with her four children.


Today’s proverb is: 

Unity is strength, division is weakness. – Swahili 

Grown Folks
With season four underway, Miriam is giving us a peek into her homeschool. With three...

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January 21, 2022 46 min

To learn more about early African teachings with children visit Coolaboo.com.

Today's African Proverb
“Rain does not fall on one roof alone.”  this proverb is from Cameroon.

Word of the Episode
Sango nini means what's new in Lingala.

Grown Folks

For our season four opener, Elle is giving us a peek into her life. Her girls have been homeschooled all of their lives and now that they are 13 years old, they're experiencing what t...

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January 17, 2022 25 min

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September 14, 2021 60 min

You're listening to the Cleverly Changing Podcast. Episode 65. Our guest for this episode is social worker turned travel blogger and now she is a newly published author too. Let's welcome Tiffany Heard to the Cleverly Changing Podcast. If you or your children dream of writing and publishing a book, then this is an episode that will inspire you. Please, share this episode with a friend who will feel motivated as well.

THE AFR...

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August 20, 2021 55 min

Our guest today is Patrina Dixon. Patrina's story is important because many of the lessons we learn about money are not from school they are from the habits of our parents and guardians. Homeschooling isn't just about the regular electives and academic courses, it's also about teaching our children life skills so they will have positive behaviors. In this episode of the Cleverly Changing Podcast we will discuss the impo...

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Our guest today is Brad Butler II. His story brings a new perspective to the Cleverly Changing Podcast because he spoke about growing up in a home where his parents and grandmother were functioning addicts. We believe that all people have the ability to rise from adversity to listen to Brad tell us about his journey from special ed to becoming a Mentor, educator, and motivational speaker.

THE AFRICAN PROVERB FOR THIS WEEK'S PODC...

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