Redeeming Parenting Failures
Feb27

Redeeming Parenting Failures

Hey, homeschoolers! You've been there. You've blown it with your kids. Maybe you lost your temper or disciplined in a way that you're not proud of. In this episode, my guest and I will discuss how to redeem those parenting failures. Before I introduce Andee Martineau, I want to be clear about my perspective on discipline. It is first of all grounded in God's Word. But whether families share my faith or not, I believe they have to...

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Is Homeschool Chaos Normal?
Feb20

Is Homeschool Chaos Normal?

Listen to the podcast Watch on YouTube In this conversation, Melanie Wilson addresses the question of whether chaos is normal in homeschooling. She defines chaos as unexpected and unplanned interruptions and explains that it is common for homeschooling moms to experience chaos, especially when starting their homeschooling journey. She emphasizes that chaos can be frustrating but often leads to unexpected and better outcomes. However,...

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Using Story to Teach Kids Truth
Feb06

Using Story to Teach Kids Truth

Hey, homeschoolers! Any time a teacher uses story to teach children, I am all for it. Story is not only the most enjoyable way to learn something but the most powerful. When former guest Elizabeth Urbanowicz told me she had created a picture book to help children discern what truth is, I asked her to join me on the podcast again. In a culture obsessed with identifying misinformation, we want to equip our kids to separate truth from...

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How to Be a Patient Homeschool Mom
Oct24

How to Be a Patient Homeschool Mom

Hey, homeschoolers! I intended to publish this episode last week but ended up giving you a chance to practice patience in waiting for it. I want to share what I’ve learned about being a patient mom, but first, I want to thank the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. They are celebrating their 10-year anniversary, which is amazing to me. I can’t believe it’s been that long since the kind and generous Felice Gerwitz offered me the chance...

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Teaching Mental Health to Teens
Oct04

Teaching Mental Health to Teens

Hey, homeschoolers! Even in an age of enlightenment, there is still stigma and misunderstanding about mental health. As homeschoolers, we don't want to neglect to teach it to our children–especially to our teens. But before I introduce my guest, I want to thank you sponsor: Reading Eggs. Sponsor: Reading Eggs With Reading Eggs, your homeschoolers will enjoy a highly personalized learning journey,designed to support them at every...

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How to Find a Just-Right Dating Philosophy for Your Family
Aug30

How to Find a Just-Right Dating Philosophy for Your Family

Melanie introduces the topic of dating philosophies and their extremes and encourages parents to find an approach that is just right for their family.  Listen to the podcast Watch on YouTube This episode is sponsored by the Route 60 movie. The Extremes of Dating Philosophies Melanie introduces the topic of dating philosophies and their extremes.Discusses the “too strict” philosophy born out of fear of negative...

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