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Want to know what other homeschooling moms are doing, thinking, worrying about? How are they solving problems and thriving as homeschoolers? The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast gives you a peek into what is going on in other homeschools across the country. Grab a hot drink, put your feet up, and welcome to the conversation as we chat homeschool challenges and successes.

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Want to know what other homeschooling moms are doing, thinking, worrying about? How are they solving problems and thriving as homeschoolers? The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast gives you a peek into what is going on in other homeschools across the country. Grab a hot drink, put your feet up, and welcome to the conversation as we chat homeschool challenges and successes.

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Injections of wisdom

By Linwick Family - Jun 07 2019
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This podcast is the perfect length to listen to when I work out in the morning before the kids get up. It helps me remember what’s important as I homeschool and offers so many practical tools and advice.

Get connected and inspired!

By Kyam3 - Dec 14 2018
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I cannot thank you enough Pam for all the work you do. I’m still a homeschool wannabe and I’m just devouring these podcasts. It’s been the perfect way to spend some recharge/alone time at night while I reset our house for the next day. I LOVE hearing from all of these women and how different everyone is. And I just know that growing in confidence, which you speak/write about so well, is what’s going to help me finally jump into the homeschool pool. Thank you again!

iTunes Ratings

268 Ratings
Average Ratings
245
16
5
0
2

Injections of wisdom

By Linwick Family - Jun 07 2019
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This podcast is the perfect length to listen to when I work out in the morning before the kids get up. It helps me remember what’s important as I homeschool and offers so many practical tools and advice.

Get connected and inspired!

By Kyam3 - Dec 14 2018
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I cannot thank you enough Pam for all the work you do. I’m still a homeschool wannabe and I’m just devouring these podcasts. It’s been the perfect way to spend some recharge/alone time at night while I reset our house for the next day. I LOVE hearing from all of these women and how different everyone is. And I just know that growing in confidence, which you speak/write about so well, is what’s going to help me finally jump into the homeschool pool. Thank you again!

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Want to know what other homeschooling moms are doing, thinking, worrying about? How are they solving problems and thriving as homeschoolers? The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast gives you a peek into what is going on in other homeschools across the country. Grab a hot drink, put your feet up, and welcome to the conversation as we chat homeschool challenges and successes.

HSP 003 Mystie Winckler: How Organization is Like Laundry

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In this episode of the Homeschool Snapshots Podcast I chat with Mystie Winckler about second generation homeschooling, what keeps her up at night, and how organization is more like laundry than a craft project.

Jan 14 2015

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HSP 005 Colleen Kessler: Simple and Consistent Parenting

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Colleen Kessler and I chat about consistent parenting, homeschooling as a former teacher, and the joys and challenges of homeschooling gifted kids.

Jan 16 2015

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Homeschool With Confidence

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This SPECIAL EDITION homeschool planning webinar. Homeschool With Confidence by creating a vision and goals for your homeschool. For more information, video slides, and worksheets to accompany this audio, you can go here: http://edsnapshots.com/vision/

Apr 04 2015

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HSP 009 Kendra Fletcher_ Homeschooling and the Introvert Mom

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Mar 10 2015

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HSP 050 Kristi Clover: Getting Organized

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Today we are talking about one of Pam's favorite topics -- getting organized.

Kristi Clover is here to talk to us about her systems for homeschool organization and how they might work for you. We are getting things filed away and even cutting the binding off books!! Join us to find out what this madness is all about.

May 23 2017

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HSP 023 Susan Wise Bauer: It's Mostly About Parenting

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Susan Wise Bauer is a mother of four, a writer, an academic, and a prominent figure in the world of home education. On this episode of the podcast, she shares her own experiences as a second-generation homeschooler and her observations about changes within the homeschooling community in recent decades.

Susan has some great insight about homeschooling within the overall context of the parent/child relationship, and she dispenses helpful advice about outsourcing subjects during the high school years. She also gives us the scoop on the upcoming 4th edition of The Well-Trained Mind. So sit back and enjoy!

Dec 01 2015

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HSP 065 Tricia Goyer: Homeschool Basics & Motivation

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Tricia Goyer shares her myriad of experiences homeschooling her 10 kids. She knows what it's like to homeschool from the beginning, as well as helping her adopted kids transition from public school to homeschool. Tricia's faith shines through as she reveals how she balances her busy life as a wife, mom, homeschooler, prolific writer and speaker. Find inspiration & delight as she chats about homeschool basics & staying motivated.

May 01 2018

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HSP 043 Tonia Lyons: Balancing Homeschool and Home

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It's an age-old question that keeps homeschool moms up at night -- how do you homeschool and get the housework done too? For the most part, you can't do it all. If you do a great job with homeschooling and housework then you really won't have time for anything else -- like a life. As homeschool moms, we have to learn the hard lesson of letting our standards down a bit.

Having said that, there are strategies we can use to make things easier. Tonia Lyons has figured out a few of those strategies and is here to share them with us today. From kitchens, to bathrooms, to laundry let's find a few ways to keep on top of the chaos.

Feb 14 2017

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HSP 059 Christy Thomas: Becoming a More Playful Mom

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Homeschool life can be busy. It's easy to feel like a not-so-fun mom. Would you like to become a more playful mom? Christy Thomas shares her secrets for building connections with kids through play. Don't miss her valuable tips & awesome resource for helping moms relax & enjoy their homeschooling adventures.

Feb 06 2018

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HSP 018 Carole Joy Seid: A Message for Moms

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Carole Joy Seid knows homeschool moms -- sometimes better than they know themselves. She homeschooled her only child and then went on to become a homeschool speaker and consultant.

On this episode of the podcast, she tells us a little about what it was like to be a homeschool pioneer when she was first starting out. She also shares some insight with us on the topic of helping our children work on non-academic areas, like practical life skills and character building, while they're at home with us.

Finally, she encourages us all to have a little fun with our kids. There is a whole lot of wisdom packed into this little conversation, so sit back and enjoy.

Sep 22 2015

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HSP 047 Jennifer Pepito: Talking Preschool

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Preschool is a time to play and enjoy your little one. Sometimes, though, we get mired down in the details of how to make a great preschool experience for our kids and still enjoy it. This week I am joined by Jennifer Pepito, author of the lovely Peaceful Preschool curriculum to talk about exactly that. Jennifer is a mom of seven kids she has homeschooled since the beginning including three graduates, so in addition to the preschool we cover the gamut of homeschool topics from A to Z. Enjoy!

Jennifer is a mom of seven kids she has homeschooled since the beginning including three graduates, so in addition to the preschool we cover the gamut of homeschool topics from A to Z. Enjoy!

Apr 11 2017

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HSP 035 Ainsley Arment: Homeschooling Wild and Free

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Ainsley Arment is the founder of Wild and Free, a community to help homeschool parents connect with others who share the mindset that childhood is an important stage, not just something to grow out of.

Noticing the light of wonder going out of her sons eyes, she became a homeschooling mom six years ago and hasn’t looked back.

Come and be encouraged to trust yourself and your children in your homeschooling adventure by allowing the process of learning to take place naturally.

Sep 27 2016

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HSP 039 - Diane Lockman: Focus on the Skills They Need

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Ever feel like what you do doesn't matter? Do you ever wonder if the sacrifice you made to stay home and teach your children is in vain? Join us for this episode of Homeschool Snapshots Podcast as Diane Lockman encourages us with what really matters.

Diane reminds us to let go of subjects and give our children the skills now to learn the content they need for their callings later. She reminds us that the most important thing we can do is teach our children, how to read, write, think, and speak well, equipping them to seek their passions and find their place in the world. But most of all, Diane helps us to see that when moms are equipped through prayer and education then the whole family benefits.

Just a quick note on the sound quality of this episode; it isn't great. We do apologize for the fuzzy sounds and want you to know that this is not the norm. It only affects Pam's side of the interview so we decided to run it anyway because Diane is just wonderful! Please give it a listen anyway as this was one of my favorite conversations.

Nov 22 2016

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HSP 049 Sara Masarik: Literature is Life

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The only thing that might come close to a good book is having a friend who loves to talk about good books. That's Sara Masarik. She loves to read and talk about reading -- for her and for kids. And she's passionate about helping others get together to talk about reading too.

In this episode of the podcast Sara and I chat about books (of course!), her homeschool, and how she is helping people connect with books and reading communities online. Enjoy!

May 09 2017

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HSP 054 Mary Jo Dean: Encouraging Homeschool Moms

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It's easy to feel alone and discouraged when you're homeschooling in the trenches day in and day out.

This week, Colleen talks to Mary Jo Dean, a homeschool mom who made it her mission and life's work to encourage moms around the country in their homeschooling journeys by founding the Great Homeschool Conventions.

Join us and be encouraged.

Oct 03 2017

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HSP 052 Sara McClure: What to do with Toddlers While Homeschooling

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Homeschooling with toddlers and preschoolers underfoot can be tough. This week Colleen talks to Sara McClure who has a new book out all about how to keep those little ones occupied, engaged, and learning while you focus on homeschooling the bigger kiddos. Join us as we learn all about busy bags.

Sep 05 2017

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HSP 033 Lesli Richards: Things I Wish I Had Known

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Lesli Richards from The Homegrown Preschooler joins Pam to talk about her homeschooling journey, from wonder based pre schooling all the way too the college years -- and some of the things she wish she had known when sending her first teen off to college.

Aug 30 2016

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HSP 062 Holly Giles: Real-Life Nature Study

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Does the thought of nature study make you cringe a bit? Don't worry-you're not alone!

In this episode of the podcast, Amy chats with Holly Giles who shares her tips and tricks for customizing nature study for your family. Holly talks about how nature study has helped her home educate her special needs child and strengthen her homeschool.

She also shares creative ways to incorporate nature study into your everyday life. Get inspiration to get outdoors and experience nature with your kids!

Mar 20 2018

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HSP 063 Connie Albers: Homeschooling the Teen Years & Beyond

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Does the thought of homeschooling the teen years & beyond keep you up at night? Many homeschoolers wonder how to handle more rigorous academics, busy schedules, & raging hormones. Connie Albers shares her experiences & wisdom with wonderful encouragement & insightful tips. Sit back & be reassured that you can survive & thrive homeschooling middle school, high school, & beyond!

Apr 03 2018

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HSP 024 Melissa Wiley: All About Tidal Homeschooling

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On this episode of the podcast, Melissa gives us a little peek into her school days and explains her unique philosophy, which she calls Tidal Homeschooling.

This interview is full of inspiration for how we can foster an atmosphere of learning, creativity, joy, and relationship-building in our homes by recognizing and working within our own natural rhythms or "tides." Enjoy!

Jan 26 2016

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HSP 074 Emily Cook: A Structured Approach to Interest-Led Learning

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When Emily Cook couldn't find the homeschool curriculum she wanted, she made her own! Emily shares how Build Your Library, her literature-based secular curriculum, got started and how it helps families provide a structured approach to interest-led learning using unit studies and more.

Dec 11 2018

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HSP 73 Virginia Lee Rogers: Charlotte Mason IRL

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Virginia Lee Rogers, a contributor to Charlotte Mason IRL, shares the story of this lovely Instagram account. Discover the purpose behind these practical, inspirational, & authentic glimpses into real life CM families. And find out how Virginia Lee strives to apply these practices in her homeschool.

Nov 27 2018

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HSP 072 Maren Goerss: A Peak at Homeschool Unrefined

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As co-host of Homeschool Unrefined, a podcast about all things homeschooling, Maren Goerss delights in lifting up other homeschoolers along their journey. From to-do lists to self care, Maren's reminders and encouragement provide the inspiration to enjoy the everyday and beyond.

Nov 13 2018

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HSP 071 Elsie Iudicello: A Beautiful Blend of Classical & Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

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You don't have to be a homeschool purist. You can find ways to use different parts of different approaches to help your homeschool flourish. Elsie Iudicello shares her secrets for creating a beautiful blend of Classical and Charlotte Mason homeschooling. Be refreshed with her creative ideas and lovely inspiration!

Oct 30 2018

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HSP 070 Katie Kimball: The Benefit & Beauty of Cooking with Kids

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Katie Kimball chats about the benefits of teaching your kids to cook real food. She shares her tips and tricks on enjoying time in the kitchen with your kids, as well as using this special time to connect.

Oct 16 2018

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HSP 069 Jennifer Brockman: Homeschooling a Child with Down Syndrome

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With lots of laughs and a few tears, Jennifer Brockman shares the challenges, as well as the blessings, of homeschooling a child with down syndrome. Her experiences and tips come from a humble heart and offer inspiration and encouragement to families in similar situations. Jennifer also gives us a sneak peek into large family homeschool life on a cranberry farm.

Oct 02 2018

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HSP 068 Misty Bailey: Homeschooling with Joy

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Misty Bailey has a flair for homeschooling with joy. Despite a busy work-at-home schedule, Misty uses her faith to remain positive on her homeschool journey. She shares her experiences and tips to help other homeschool moms keep the joy in homeschool life.

Sep 18 2018

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HSP 067 Lisa Nehring: Online Homeschooling

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As your kids get older, the idea of homeschooling high school can feel intimidating. Lisa Nehring, head of True North Homeschool Academy, shares her experiences and tips from homeschooling her five children. She also explains how you can make the most out of homeschool high school years and how online homeschooling can be just the help you need.

Sep 04 2018

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HSP 066 Karyn Tripp: STEAM-Based Learning in Your Homeschool

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STEAM-Based learning is such a hot topic in the world of education! Karyn Tripp of Teach Beside Me shares her best tips and experiences for boosting your homeschool with creative activities. Discover the benefits of STEAM-based learning and how it can help all homeschoolers.

May 15 2018

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HSP 065 Tricia Goyer: Homeschool Basics & Motivation

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Tricia Goyer shares her myriad of experiences homeschooling her 10 kids. She knows what it's like to homeschool from the beginning, as well as helping her adopted kids transition from public school to homeschool. Tricia's faith shines through as she reveals how she balances her busy life as a wife, mom, homeschooler, prolific writer and speaker. Find inspiration & delight as she chats about homeschool basics & staying motivated.

May 01 2018

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HSP 064 Katie Horner: Homeschooling Overseas

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Wonder what life is like while homeschooling overseas? Katie Hornor shares her experiences as a working homeschool mom living in Mexico with her family. Find out how this second generation missionary lives with intention and praise as she rocks her homeschool.

Apr 17 2018

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HSP 063 Connie Albers: Homeschooling the Teen Years & Beyond

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Does the thought of homeschooling the teen years & beyond keep you up at night? Many homeschoolers wonder how to handle more rigorous academics, busy schedules, & raging hormones. Connie Albers shares her experiences & wisdom with wonderful encouragement & insightful tips. Sit back & be reassured that you can survive & thrive homeschooling middle school, high school, & beyond!

Apr 03 2018

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HSP 062 Holly Giles: Real-Life Nature Study

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Does the thought of nature study make you cringe a bit? Don't worry-you're not alone!

In this episode of the podcast, Amy chats with Holly Giles who shares her tips and tricks for customizing nature study for your family. Holly talks about how nature study has helped her home educate her special needs child and strengthen her homeschool.

She also shares creative ways to incorporate nature study into your everyday life. Get inspiration to get outdoors and experience nature with your kids!

Mar 20 2018

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HSP 061 Selena Robinson: Homeschooling with ADD/ADHD

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Meet Selena Robinson, a second generation homeschooler with ADD who is homeschooling kids with ADD and ADHD. She shares her tips, tricks, and resources for successfully homeschooling with attention deficit disorder.

Mar 06 2018

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HSP 060 Nadine Dyer: Secular Homeschooling with a Twist

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Nadine Dyer talks to Amy about her experiences with life as a secular homeschool living in Canada. She provides tips and resources for a secular approach to homeschool. Also, if you are a homeschool mom who struggles with anxiety, you won't want to miss Nadine's personal story and how she continues to make homeschool happen.

Feb 20 2018

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HSP 059 Christy Thomas: Becoming a More Playful Mom

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Homeschool life can be busy. It's easy to feel like a not-so-fun mom. Would you like to become a more playful mom? Christy Thomas shares her secrets for building connections with kids through play. Don't miss her valuable tips & awesome resource for helping moms relax & enjoy their homeschooling adventures.

Feb 06 2018

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HSP 058 Amy Milcic: Being a Homeschool Travel Sports Mom

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Are you an on-the-go homeschooling mom? Rarely ever home between your kids' sporting commitments? You're not alone. Today, Colleen talks to Amy Milcic, sports mom supreme, who gives tips and tricks for manging it all while injecting loads of fun and family-building into your homeschool life. Make sure you listen to this one, folks. There are a few fun announcements coming your way!

Nov 28 2017

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HSP 057 Gina Munsey: Homeschooling a Gifted Daughter

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Homeschooling a profoundly gifted child can bring lots of challenges others may not completely understand. Want to take a peek into the world of homeschooling gifted kids? Don't miss this conversation with Gina Munsey -- second generation homeschooler and mom to the brilliantly asynchronous Aveline.

Nov 14 2017

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HSP 056 Cait Curley: Introducing Gameschooling

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So many homeschoolers start down this alternate education path to break free from the traditional schooling mode, then find themselves recreating school-at-home and getting frustrated with themselves and their kids. Cait Curley has the answer for you, and she and Colleen talk all about gameschooling for fun AND learning this week. You don't want to miss this episode!

Oct 31 2017

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HSP 055 Aurie Good: Being a Homeschooling Foster Mom

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Homeschooling can be a challenge for the most organized mama, throw in some extra schedules and running around, and it's easy to see how one can get lost in all the details, forgetting to get math in for the day. Today Colleen talks to an inspirational homeschool mom who not only juggles her family activities with homeschooling, but fosters to adopt medically fragile kiddos, taking on all the therapies and visits that go along with special needs.

Oct 17 2017

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