How to Raise Children You Enjoy

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Hey, homeschoolers! I attended the Great Homeschool Convention in St. Charles, Missouri and met Marisa Boonstra in the booth next to me. When I saw that she taught a course called Raising Children You Enjoy, I had to have her on the podcast. I enjoy my children and consider it one of the great blessings of homeschooling. I want that for you, too.

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Raising Children You Enjoy

Now let's talk about raising children you enjoy. My guest is Marisa Boonstra, homeschooling mom of two and author of Bucking The System: Reclaiming Our Children’s Minds For Christ. She founded Called To Mothering in 2015 to encourage women to find purpose and joy in their God-given calling as mothers and equip them to fulfill the Great Commission at home. Her ministry provides moms with resources to create Christ-centered homes and raise children with a biblical worldview. A native Jersey girl and Oklahoma transplant, Marisa relies on Jesus and coffee (in that order) to get her through the day. She lives in Oklahoma City with her husband of 18 years and two amazing children.

I hope you will connect with Marisa at Thanks again to CTCMath for their sponsorship. Join me next time as I share six lessons my homeschool mentor taught me. You don't want to miss it!

Have a happy homeschool week!

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