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The Homeschool Solutions Show

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Rank #11 in How To category

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New homeschool content from top homeschool bloggers streaming straight to your earbuds every Friday. Includes blog posts from Pam Barnhill, Sarah Mackenzie, Brandy Vencel, Mystie Winckler and more.

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New homeschool content from top homeschool bloggers streaming straight to your earbuds every Friday. Includes blog posts from Pam Barnhill, Sarah Mackenzie, Brandy Vencel, Mystie Winckler and more.

iTunes Ratings

324 Ratings
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290
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Love this podcast!

By stevetheswimmer - May 13 2020
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Wendy Speake is amazing and I have been encouraged by her. I am thankful she is pouring into homeschool moms through this and look forward to listening to her every week! Thanks Wendy!

Loving it!

By Magda_G - Feb 20 2020
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Thanks so much for all this encouragement! Enjoying it so much ❤️

iTunes Ratings

324 Ratings
Average Ratings
290
16
6
7
5

Love this podcast!

By stevetheswimmer - May 13 2020
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Wendy Speake is amazing and I have been encouraged by her. I am thankful she is pouring into homeschool moms through this and look forward to listening to her every week! Thanks Wendy!

Loving it!

By Magda_G - Feb 20 2020
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Thanks so much for all this encouragement! Enjoying it so much ❤️
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The Homeschool Solutions Show

Latest release on Aug 06, 2020

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New homeschool content from top homeschool bloggers streaming straight to your earbuds every Friday. Includes blog posts from Pam Barnhill, Sarah Mackenzie, Brandy Vencel, Mystie Winckler and more.

Rank #1: HS 146 Julie Bogart: The Homeschool Experiment

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Today on the show I am joined by homeschool veteran and writing guru Julie Bogart. Part of our veteran's series, Julie has graduated five kids and now helps homeschool families the world over not only with writing skills through her Bravewriter program but also with how to homeschool bravely through her Homeschool Alliance and her new book The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life.

In this conversation we chat about Julie's fond memories of homeschooling, what she did well, her biggest homeschool regrets, and she shares tons of wisdom on how to be true to yourself in your homeschool.

Feb 12 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #2: HS 142: Heather Woodie Morning Time with Teens

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Today we are joined on the podcast by Heather Woodie of Blog She Wrote, mom of four young adults. Heather has been practicing Morning Time in her family for a number of years, and has seen a shift in the practice as she has graduated two kids and is now left home with two more teens to go.   In this episode of the podcast we chat about:
  1. how Heather's Morning Time changed has changed over the years.
  2. why is Morning Time still a valuable practice in the teen years.
  3. what kind of adjustments and challenges a teen-only Morning Time brings.
  4. how Heather's role at Morning Time changed as the kids have gotten older.
  5. and how Heather has been able to use topics from Morning Time as coursework and credits for the purposes of high school transcripts
  6. plus so much more.
  Sit back and enjoy as we dive into Morning Time with the teen set. Find the show notes at https://pambarnhill.com/hs142

Jan 15 2019

46mins

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Rank #3: HS 194: Homeschooling Encouragement with Sally Clarkson

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Jan 14 2020

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Rank #4: HS 164: Big Family Homeschool Planning by Lynna Sutherland and Heather Tully

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Planning for one or two homeschool kids is challenging enough, but planning for school with six or more? Now that is a Herculean feat. But never fear, we have some mamas on the show today who have been doing that for a number of years.

Lynna Sutherland (mom of 8) and Heather Tully (mom of 10) join me today to discuss the ins and outs of big family homeschool planning -- what's different than regular planning, where to combine, and how to meet the needs of all.the.kids. Enjoy!

Jun 18 2019

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Rank #5: HS #216 — SD Smith — Story-Telling and the Power of Imagination

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I cannot sum up today’s podcast conversation with a simple description. I loved it all and it was sweeping! S.D. Smith talks in quotes. He quotes the master story-tellers who went before Him, but masterfully crafts wonderful words of his own, many of which can stand alone as quotable phrases. The main theme of our conversation was valuing good stories if we want to be good story-tellers — or even good people. 

That said, my very favorite part of this interview was when Sam shared that he often looks out at all of the homeschool moms who come to The Great Homeschool Conventions and thinks, “These are warriors of light!” I may have teared up when he went on to encourage us, “This matters. You are a hero!”

Mar 31 2020

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Rank #6: HS #228 Julie Kieras Family Hobbies Make the Best Unit Studies

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This conversation may be my favorite one to date! We are diving in and talking about unit studies — but not as something more to add to our already too-full plates. We’re talking about slowing down and taking our time to learn more about the things that we already enjoy as a family. I hope you’ll be as blessed by this conversation as I was!

May 12 2020

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Rank #7: HS 138: Symptoms of a Homeschool Mom

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I saw a photo the other day of a worn out, exhausted mother collapsed onto a chair, hand to forehead. The caption under the picture read “I put my symptoms into Web MD and it turns out I just have kids.”

I couldn’t help but giggle.

I knew exactly how she felt.

Listen or read the rest here: https://rinellafamilyoutdoors.com/2017/07/17/symptoms-of-a-homeschool-mom/

Dec 07 2018

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Rank #8: HS 060: The Hack That Will Simplify Your Homeschool For Good by Pam Barnhill

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Chaos is not my thing. Not that anyone really likes it, but some most folks roll with the punches better than I do.

The kids are yelling. The dog is tracking mud through the kitchen while he yips incessantly at said children. A pot is boiling over on the stove.

And in the midst of this I am supposed to be teaching reading, or math, or the kings and queens of England. I struggle.

Oh, I really do. You too?

Listen or read more at https://edsnapshots.com/homeschool-procedures/

Jun 16 2017

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Rank #9: HS 185 [AUDIOBLOG]: Why We Homeschool (and Why We Don't Explain Ourselves to nosy strangers) by Ashley Fox

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Why do we homeschool? Our story to coming to terms with what is really best for our family – and getting over-explaining it to everyone on the street.

“You’re homeschooling? How lovely. WHY would you want to do that?”

Going against the mainstream opens the door to big questions about big life choices to random strangers at the post office.

Listen or read more at https://thehomeschoolresourceroom.com/2017/12/14/pros-and-cons-of-homeschool/

Nov 12 2019

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Rank #10: HS 109: Four Keys to a Homeschool Plan That Will Actually Work by Pam Barnhill

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Last week I told you all about Laura and how her homeschool plan actually created more stress in her life than it did peace.

It happens. A lot.

This week I am back, as promised, to give you four important keys you can use to create a plan that doesn’t feel like a guess, but instead, a tool to help you homeschool strong for the entire year. This is how to get it done.

Listen or read more at https://pambarnhill.com/four-keys-homeschool-plan/

May 25 2018

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Rank #11: HS 160: The Introverted Homeschool Mom with Jamie Martin

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It is no secret that I am an introvert and introverts have a special place in my heart. There is nothing wrong with extroverts, but getting the world to understand the need for a little quiet and time alone and not take it personally is hard.

It doesn’t mean one is shy (I’m totally not.) or awkward (debatable). But it does fly in the face of our very social world at times — especially when you are a mother and even more so when you are a homeschooling mother. We have chosen to be with our kids all day because we thing that is what is best for them, but we do that knowing the toll it will take on us and knowing we will need to compensate for all that together time. It can totally lead to guilt.

That is why I was so excited when I found out about Jamie Martin’s new book The Introverted Mom. Now there is someone who understands and can offer help. And on today’s podcast, Jamie does just that.

There is something for every mom on this show — introverts and extroverts both. I hope you enjoy.

May 21 2019

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Rank #12: HS 175: Charlotte Mason Homeschooling with Brandy Vencel

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The final interview in the Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Methods is with a super-special friend of mine, Brandy Vencel. I am not (currently) a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, but sitting at the feet of Brandy keeps inching me more and more in that direction I think. I just love chatting with her about Charlotte Mason.

Brandy, who has used Ambleside Online since her oldest was in first grade, is on the Ambleside Online Auxiliary Board. She also provides excellent Charlotte Mason support on her blog Afterthoughts.

Find the show notes for this episode at: https://pambarnhill.com/charlottemason

Sep 03 2019

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Rank #13: HS 134: Homeschool Hacks for Juggling Multiple Kids by Pam Barnhill

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I’m not going to lie. Having multiple people in the room all at once is often the hardest part of homeschooling. Harder than choosing curriculum. Harder than keeping up with the laundry. Harder than teaching math. (I know, right?)

Not only are you dealing with personalities and relationships but also with multiple levels and multiple subjects. And it never fails that everyone seems to need you all the time and all at once.

Listen or read more at https://pambarnhill.com/juggling-multiple-kids/

Nov 16 2018

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Rank #14: HS 004: Best Tips for Creating a Homeschool Daily Schedule by Pam Barnhill

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I wish I could tell you that I have the formula for the perfect homeschool day, but sadly I do not. All I know for sure is that there are no two homeschool days that are exactly alike and whatever you plan, it will often not go exactly as planned.

Yes, having a plan in place is important. If we don’t, the overwhelming nature of the task before us will paralyze us. So here are my best tips for creating a daily schedule that inspires you to get things done.

May 26 2016

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Rank #15: HS 003: Loop Scheduling vs Block Scheduling - Which is Right For Your Homeschool? by Pam Barnhill

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Can I answer this question with a question? (No, not that question -- another one.) What do you want to accomplish with your homeschool schedule? Which scheduling method you use depends on what you are trying to accomplish in your homeschool, because both types of schedules lend themselves well to accomplishing very different goals. Block scheduling is used to organize your homeschool subjects in such a way that you are doing fewer of them at any given time. This allows you to focus deeper on fewer things throughout the day, have less anxiety because you are tracking less at any given time, and go more deeply by spending more time on a subject. Loop scheduling on the other hand is a way for you to reduce the stress in your homeschool that comes from skipping or missing subjects because they are assigned to specific days. Loop scheduling doesn't really allow you to do more or less in your day -- just not be upset by which thing you should do next. Let's take a look at a few examples of both to see how this plays out. Listen to hear the rest...

May 25 2016

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Rank #16: HS 103: Ten Big Fat Homeschool Fears (& How to Conquer Them) from Bookshark

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Ask any veteran homeschool mom whose kids have already graduated from high school, and she will reassure you:

  • She had the same fears you have now.
  • She realizes now how pointless most of those fears were.

What a difference 10-15 years of hindsight makes! But you don't have to wait that long. Let's look right now at ten of the biggest and most common homeschool fears so you can face—and more importantly, conquer—them.

Listen or read more at https://www.bookshark.com/blog/homeschool-fears/

Apr 13 2018

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Rank #17: HS 062: Why Your Homeschool Schedule Isn't Working (And Two Simple Ways to Fix It) by Tonia Lyons

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Homeschooling is hard work. Juggling the daily homeschool schedule with managing the kids, the daily chores, the meal planning, and a few minutes for yourself (most likely hiding in the bathroom with a piece of chocolate) doesn’t leave much time for other pursuits. Part of the problem?

Your homeschool schedule.

Listen or read more at https://happyhomeschoolnest.com/blog/homeschool-schedule-mistakes

Jun 26 2017

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Rank #18: HS 128: Avoiding Overwhelm from the Inside Out by Marla Szwast

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I do not think it necessary to expound on why we want to avoid overwhelm in our homeschools. Overwhelm equals stress, chaos, and uncertainty, none of which complement a healthy lifestyle. Overwhelm can be a rather quiet beast, creeping in gradually until one day you just CAN’T.

I find keeping overwhelm at bay starts with intention. We first need to believe it is important and recognize that it will take life-long effort. In our homeschools, our children are constantly growing and changing, and so we must adapt. Avoiding overwhelm on a practical level may look completely different from one year to the next. The important thing is that you have go-to tools to help you avoid it, and if it hits, pull life back into balance.

Listen or read more at https://www.jumpintogenius.com/avoiding-overwhelm-from-the-inside-out/

Oct 05 2018

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Rank #19: #HS 221 Audioblog - Get Organized in Your Homeschooling Routine

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There is much to be said for simply getting organized in your homeschooling routine, yet it can be a challenge for even the most detail-oriented mom. If you have multiple children, it can be quite a juggling act, making sure to find the perfect balance between curriculum, outdoor time, appointments, and field trips. And that’s not to mention groceries, household chores, cooking dinner, and making sure everyone has something clean to wear.

Apr 09 2020

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Rank #20: HS 193: Troubles in the Homeschool, Wendy Speake

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Jan 07 2020

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HS Special Edition #3 Teens, The News, and Positive Screen Time

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Getting your teens to engage with the news can be a challenge but we believe it's crucial for young students to understand what's happening in the world in order to develop critical thinking skills and discernment.

Aug 06 2020

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HS #248 Photographic Memory: Your Child’s Greatest Resource with Dianne Craft

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Today we are going to discuss the most useful resource you can give to your bright, hard working learners. Many people think that some are just born with a “photographic memory”.  But we now know that this amazing ability can be easily taught. The ability to use the photographic memory is one of the best gifts you can give your child. Your child can store his spelling words in his photographic memory for quick retrieval. Poor test takers will learn how to store facts using their photographic memory. Everyone looks smart when these strategies are used.

Aug 04 2020

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HS Special Edition #2 Homeschool Connections Podcast by Sonlight: Literature-Based Learning Conversations

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Today’s two-part podcast features an animated conversation between Stephanie, Judy, and Sarita about literature-based homeschooling. Filled with anecdotes and practical advice for those considering homeschooling, and those already on the journey. In addition, listen to Sarita share what makes great literature and delightful narratives so effective for teaching. Find out what kinds of books to avoid and how to get your kids begging for just one more chapter - even if they aren’t in love with reading yet.

Jul 30 2020

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HS #247 Finding the Right Spot Cynthia Tobias and Sue Acuña

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 Help your children discover what motivates them to concentrate--and how to prove it works.

Jul 28 2020

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HS #246 Homeschooling the Next Great Generation! Jonathan Catherman

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Today we are talking about raising children to be ready to take on the many demands of life! This is so much more than reading, writing and arithmetic. If you’ve ever wanted a “manual” or a “guide” — or wanted to pass a manual / guide onto your children as they hit middle school and high school… this is the conversation for you!

Jul 21 2020

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HS #245: Creating A Plan for Your Family’s Summer- Jessica Smartt

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This episode includes a discussion about building a summer daily routine, helping kids to work, creative ways to make memories as a family, goal-setting over the summer, and how to help parents truly rest without letting the household structure disintegrate!

Jul 14 2020

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HS Special Edition #1 Homeschooling 101: How to Begin with Janice Campbell

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Homeschooling expert, Janice Campbell shares her vast knowledge of all things homeschooling. This workshop is a wealth of information geared toward helping those new-to-homeschooling families begin their journey. Janice discusses how to get started, what you need to know in order to choose a homeschooling method, and the curriculum that fits. She also spends a few minutes talking about how to plan your time and find that all-important support.   Even if you have been homeschooling for a while, you can also find helpful information in this workshop.

Jul 10 2020

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HS #244 Stories and Music and Learning that Sticks with Janice Campbell and Carol Reynolds

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Children are born with a love for music and stories, but sometimes it can seem as if those things are just for fun and must be set aside when “real school” begins. That’s really not true! Join us in this episode as we talk about how stories show up in books, history, science, and music, and why stories and the arts aren’t extras in your homeschool — they’re essential all the way through as you teach your whole child — head, heart, and hand.

Jul 07 2020

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HS Episode #242 with Wendy Speake

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Today we are announcing something thrilling. Here on the Homeschool Solutions Show, we are growing in exciting ways — and we hope that you will grow with us. Not only will you be encouraged, during this episode, to reach out and live out Acts 2:42 in your own community of friends, but Wendy will be sharing how our podcast will be inviting new friends to join us each week as well!

Jun 30 2020

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#243 Dear Mom, Don't Give Up Sean Allen

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You can't quit mom. You're simply too important. To others your work doesn't look like much and I know it often doesn't feel like much but if you left off sweeping your kitchen and nursing bruises and staging impromptu tea parties and the thousand other things you do to enrich the lives of your children, the world would fall apart.

Jun 25 2020

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HS #240 Talking With Our Children About Racism Susan Seay

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Susan Seay’s main message to moms is that we have the privilege and the responsibility of being present and purposeful with our children, every day with every topic we race. Today we’re talking about what intentionality looks like in the conversation about race relations and local social justice for our brothers and sisters of color.

Jun 23 2020

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HS 241: How Morning Time Transformed Our Bilingual Homeschool Lauren Stengele

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 Lauren Stengele is a non-native Spanish speaker, language teacher, and bilingual homeschooling mom. She creates homeschooling resources for bilingual families at www.bilingualtogether.com. Today, Lauren addresses one difficulty all homeschooling families face: where do we find the time to do the things that are most important to us as a family? Listen in as she talks about Morning Time, and how it allowed her to focus on one very important aspect of her family’s homeschool: raising bilingual children.

Jun 18 2020

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HS 238 Planning an Educational Family Vacation Brandy and Matt Gleason

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Summer is upon us! Thank you, Jesus! And now is the time to begin exploring and creating timeless memories with your family. In today's episode, Brandy Gleason and her husband Matt will share from their experiences as a homeschooling family of 10. You'll find many hints and tips to make a day trip or lengthy travel doable and how to create a paper trail for homeschool record-keeping.

Jun 16 2020

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HS 239 How To Get Started In Homeschooling Brandy Gleason

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Making the choice to homeschool your child or children is always the best choice. Not only does it give you the freedom to tailor their specific academic program to their strengths and style of learning, but it gives you so much freedom as well.

Jun 11 2020

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HS #236: Francie Winslow Family Worship

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Maybe our time of “family worship” is less about a devotional and more about our first love devotion to God overflowing in devoted love to the people in our home. Today’s podcast takes us out of a traditional box of “family devotions” and inspires us to live lives of devotion to God!

Jun 09 2020

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HS #237 Letting Your Kids Struggle Erin Kunkle

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Modern culture tells us to pursue pleasure and avoid pain at all costs. But what does the Bible have to say about struggle, suffering and even pain? Are we hindering our kids’ spiritual growth and character development by overprotecting them? This post will help you to help your kids see struggle and suffering from God’s point of view, as well as offer practical tips on how to allow your kids to struggle in healthy ways.

Jun 04 2020

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Episode #234 — Rhonda Stoppe Homeschooling with No Regrets part 2

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Today is part 2 of our 2-part conversation with Rhonda Stoppe. We’re covering the remaining 4 points from her list of 8 very specific things we can do to make sure we don’t look back on these homeschooling years with regrets. If you missed part-1, please listen to that one first! It’s a gem… and so is Rhonda!

Jun 02 2020

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HS #235: Managing a Large Family Homeschool for the Not So Organized Mom

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When I tell people that I homeschool my 10 children, they nearly always say, "You must be very organized!" I smile and pinch my husband so he doesn't reveal the truth that I'm not a terribly organized person. Even though I have never used a fancy planner to plot out my life out on paper, I have discovered three key secrets to managing my large family homeschool. Maybe they will help you, too!

May 28 2020

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Episode #232 - Homeschooling with No Regrets - Rhonda Stoppe

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Today is part 1 of our 2-part conversation with Rhonda Stoppe. We’re covering eight very specific things we can do to make sure we don’t look back on these homeschooling years with regrets. Today we’re talking about our calling, our motivation, and so much more! 

May 26 2020

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HS #233: Homeschooling on Any Budget Level

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Homeschooling on Any Budget Level

Many families are hesitant to take up homeschooling simply because they view the option as very expensive. It’s true that some people spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on homeschooling, but that doesn’t need to be the case for everyone. Just because you are unable to purchase the latest and greatest packaged curriculum along with all the supplements and add-ons doesn’t mean you can’t homeschool.

May 21 2020

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iTunes Ratings

324 Ratings
Average Ratings
290
16
6
7
5

Love this podcast!

By stevetheswimmer - May 13 2020
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Wendy Speake is amazing and I have been encouraged by her. I am thankful she is pouring into homeschool moms through this and look forward to listening to her every week! Thanks Wendy!

Loving it!

By Magda_G - Feb 20 2020
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Thanks so much for all this encouragement! Enjoying it so much ❤️