Sanity with Kids at Home Full-Time
Mar31

Sanity with Kids at Home Full-Time

Hey, homeschoolers! I have been at home with my kids full-time for 23 years. It wasn’t what I wanted at first and I’ve had my share of challenges, but now I’m so grateful for the time I’ve had. If you’re a homeschooler whose kids are now home from outside classes and activities because of sheltering in or you’re new to having your kids home from school, this episode is for you. I want to share...

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A Mr. Rogers Approach to Homeschooling

Hey, homeschoolers! I watched the movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, about Mr. Rogers and his relationship with a journalist who was sent to interview him. The movie was the sponsor of this podcast. It is rated PG and is a drama that is not fast-paced. For that reason, I think young children would be bored. However, I highly recommend it for you as a homeschooler. It is available for streaming now and I would love for you to...

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How to Know if You’re Doing Enough in Your Homeschool
Aug27

How to Know if You’re Doing Enough in Your Homeschool

Hey homeschoolers! I frequently hear this worry from homeschoolers I talk with at the great homeschool conventions: I don’t know if I’m doing enough. In a time when homeschoolers have an abundance of curriculum options for teaching their children and an abundance of philosophies of education to consider, it’s no wonder that many homeschoolers are concerned that they are doing too little. I’ll address this...

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How Homeschooling Can Be a Fulfilling Career
Aug20

How Homeschooling Can Be a Fulfilling Career

Hey homeschoolers! At the time of this recording, many new homeschoolers are starting this amazing journey. Some of you homeschooling moms are giving up a career, a business, or are putting your education aside to teach your children at home. In this episode, I want to talk with you about how homeschooling can be a fulfilling career. I have the experience to say that it can be. Listen to the podcast But first I would like to recommend...

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How to Deal with a Dawdling Homeschooler
Jul16

How to Deal with a Dawdling Homeschooler

Hey homeschoolers! I frequently hear from homeschooling parents about¬† a dawdling student who takes all of their time because he or she won’t finish schoolwork. I’m going to give you my response to this problem in just a minute. Listen to the podcast Grammar Galaxy is Perfect for Dawdlers But first I would love to have you try Grammar Galaxy. The lessons are short and so much fun that you are unlikely to have a dawdler. In...

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Homeschool Gone Wild: A Fresh Look at Unschooling
Feb05

Homeschool Gone Wild: A Fresh Look at Unschooling

Hey, homeschoolers! I’ve done a lot of reading on unschooling and I’ve experimented with it in the afternoons with my kids over the years. But I was forced to take a fresh look at unschooling when I read the book, Homeschool Gone Wild. I invited the author, Karla Marie Williams, to be a guest on the podcast and I posed some challenging questions to her. Whether you’re all about unschooling or think it’s not for...

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