How to Encourage Kids to Be Responsible for Their Own Learning
Apr26

How to Encourage Kids to Be Responsible for Their Own Learning

Hey, homeschoolers! Many of the homeschoolers I talk with at Great Homeschool Conventions want to know if Grammar Galaxy is good for independent learning. It absolutely is! A student reading at a strong 3rd grade level or above can read the story and complete the mission with very little teacher assistance. When I heard about friend Dennis DiNoia’s book on teaching independently responsible learners, I thought that’s what...

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3 Reasons to Attend a Homeschool Conference In Person This Year

Hey, homeschoolers! If you’ve ever considered attending a homeschool conference, this is the year to do it. If you’ve attended in the past, I have three reasons you should attend again. In short, you should attend for the curriculum, the speakers, and the fellowship with other homeschoolers. Listen to the podcast Some resources I mention in today’s episode are: Great Homeschool Conventions Grammar Galaxy Books Carole...

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Lessons Learned Doing a Social-Media Fast
Jan25

Lessons Learned Doing a Social-Media Fast

Hey, homeschoolers! It was the end of October when I saw a post on Instagram from a former guest on this podcast –Karla Marie Williams. She shared a picture of Wendy Speake’s book The 40-Day Social Media Fast and said she would be back on Instagram after she’d completed her fast. I wrote, “Wait! Take me with you!” I knew nothing about the book or Wendy, but the idea of a social media fast was as appealing...

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Depression and the Homeschool Mom
Jan18

Depression and the Homeschool Mom

Hey, homeschoolers! This is going to seem like a weird way to start the year, but I am recommitted to my mission on this podcast of promoting happy, healthy homeschooling. I spoke with a family recently whose presenting problem was child misbehavior. What became obvious, however, is that the mother’s depression was leading to marital and parenting problems. Depression puts our homeschools at risk. Children of depressed mothers...

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How to Achieve Your Goals: 10 Tips
Jan04

How to Achieve Your Goals: 10 Tips

Hey, homeschoolers! If you’re wondering how to achieve your goals this year, I have 10 tips for you. And this podcast is implementing one of them. I’m co-podcasting with my friend Barb Raveling for this episode that I hope inspires you in the new year. Listen to the podcast Goal Resources Free Homeschool Routine Kit A Year of Living Productively Anti-Procrastination Bible Verses Decision-Making Worksheet for...

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How to Make the Most of the Rest of the Summer

Hey homeschoolers! We are already well into July, and if you’re like me, you feel like summer is slipping away. Fortunately, we can still make the most of it. I’ll explain how. Listen to the podcast Before I do, I want to thank my sponsor for this episode CTC math. Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to...

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