Rank #1: HSP 065 Tricia Goyer: Homeschool Basics & Motivation
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.
Rank #2: HSP 047 Jennifer Pepito: Talking Preschool
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!
Rank #3: HSP 049 Sara Masarik: Literature is Life
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!
Rank #4: HSP 042 Cindi West: Training the Brain
Welcome back to a new season of the Homeschool Snapshots Podcast! We are kicking off with an interview with Cindy West from Our Journey Westward and Shining Dawn Books.
While Cindy is known for homeschool nature study, she is also passionately interested in using a process called Brain Training in her homeschool with some of her wiggly boys. She heard about the techniques years ago and has studied them and how she can implement them into her homeschool.
On this episode of the podcast she shares more about her homeschool, how she got interested in brain training, and some of the techniques she uses with her kids.
Rank #5: HSP 32 Jane Lambert: Learning from a great book
We are wrapping up this season of the podcast with an interview from a real homeschool legend: Jane Lambert. Jane is a veteran homeschool mom who is now cheering on her daughters as they in turn homeschool her grandchildren.
Jane shares how she used excellent books and simple materials to open up the world to her children. She also tells the story of the birth of her much-loved literature-based curriculum, Five in a Row. After more than 30 years in the homeschooling world, Jane is able to speak with warmth and wisdom about the big picture of home education. Enjoy!
Rank #6: HSP 003 Mystie Winckler: How Organization is Like Laundry
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.
Rank #7: HSP 035 Ainsley Arment: Homeschooling Wild and Free
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.
Rank #8: HSP 052 Sara McClure: What to do with Toddlers While Homeschooling
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.
Rank #9: HSP 033 Lesli Richards: Things I Wish I Had Known
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.
Rank #10: HSP 029 Heidi Scovel: Raising a Reading Family
Heidi Scovel is a classical homeschooler and book lover who blogs at Mt. Hope Chronicles. She joins us on this episode of the podcast to give us a peek into what school likes like at her house with four extroverted, book-loving kids and a relaxed classical approach to learning.
Heidi tells how she spreads a feast for her children by keeping copious numbers of rich books around the house, and she even shares some secrets for how she carves out time for her own reading. Enjoy!
Rank #11: HSP 041 Kristen Hochhalter: Secular Homeschooling
Our last episode of the season features Kristen Hochhalter, a secular homeschooler. Kristen never thought she would homeschool, but as soon as some common misconceptions were blown out of the water, the doors of homeschooling possibilities began to open.
Kristen talks about all she has learned from homeschooling, secular homeschooling, and finding community. We get real for a bit as we admit failures, talk about asking for forgiveness, and being your kids first role model.
Join us and be encouraged to find community wherever it is you are. Remember, we're all in this together.
Rank #12: HSP 062 Holly Giles: Real-Life Nature Study
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!
Rank #13: Homeschool With Confidence
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/
Rank #14: HSP 059 Christy Thomas: Becoming a More Playful Mom
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.
Rank #15: HSP 051 Pam Barnhill: Turning the Tables
The question of balance comes up often -- especially when a homeschooling mom is a working mom, too. In this episode, the first with a special new guest host, we turn the tables on Pam and hear HER methods for staying on top of it all... homeschooling, podcasting, blogging, raising a family, and staying sane. This is a fun one!
Rank #16: HSP 054 Mary Jo Dean: Encouraging Homeschool Moms
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.
Rank #17: HSP 31 Amy Roberts: Homeschooling a Large Family
Amy Roberts is a homeschooling mom with a houseful of kidsranging from teens to tots. She joins us on this episode of thepodcast to give a sneak peek into the life of a large homeschoolingfamily.
Amy shares some great toddler-wrangling tips, strategies forstaying organized, and some wisdom for homeschooling through griefand other difficult times. Her warmth and humor make this aninterview not to be missed!
Rank #18: HSP 005 Colleen Kessler: Simple and Consistent Parenting
Colleen Kessler and I chat about consistent parenting, homeschooling as a former teacher, and the joys and challenges of homeschooling gifted kids.
Rank #19: HSP 066 Karyn Tripp: STEAM-Based Learning in Your Homeschool
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.
Rank #20: HSP 063 Connie Albers: Homeschooling the Teen Years & Beyond
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!