Katie is asking me now about my iPod . . .
First, let me say that I do have an MP3 player, but when my husband gave it to me for Christmas a few years back I have to admit that I looked at him with an "I don't really know why you gave me this, but I'm supposed to be surprised and thankful that you picked out this great gift" look.
We're not really in sync when it comes to gifts. He loves technology and I'm clueless about it. I don't even know how to text.
Well, I have grown to love my MP3 player, but not for the reason you might think. I have only listened to songs on it once (when I was in labor with Eli). Instead, I downloaded the Illinois Christian Home Educators conference workshops onto it from my CDs.
There is not much more motivating to me than listening to Voddie Bauchum as I try to keep my heart rate up. When I have time for running I find nothing helps the miles tick away like mentally keeping notes on Jeannie Fulbright's talk on building your home or making science come alive.
I really enjoy music, but most days I really need some encouragement in my homeschooling journey if I have time to get out by myself. So, I opt for encouragement from the experts. Tedd Tripp, Stacy McDonald, Jessica Hulcy, etc. It doesn't get much better than that.
You can get this past year's speakers on the ICHE site. Or, check out Best Christian Conferences for recordings from other area's conferences.
And, if you are looking for more traditional download ideas check out the other readers' suggestions.