Education

Patience, Wonder, Ignorance, and Joy in a Classical, Charlotte Mason education (with Karen Glass)

What an absolute delight and privilege to chat with Karen Glass in this episode of Homeschool Conversations! I so appreciate her emphasis on humility, wonder, joy, and patience in a classical, Charlotte Mason approach to education. You will not want to miss her analogy between feeding our children good food and nourishing them on good …

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Learn in Color: curiosity, flexibility, and entrepreneurship (with Samantha Shank)

You are going to love this conversation with Samantha Shank, homeschool graduate and creative entrepreneur. She started her blog when she was only 14! She shares her perspective on her own homeschool experience, talks about the surprising childhood obsession that turned into a full-time career, and gives tips for graduating from college early…and Debt Free! …

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Nature Study Hacking and Nurturing a Life of Learning (with Joy Cherrick)

Have you ever noticed that the school part seems to be crowding out the life part of your homeschool? When Joy Cherrick began to feel stagnant in her homeschool, she realized she had forgotten Charlotte Mason’s reminder that education is a discipline, an atmosphere, and a life. She joins us on this episode of Homeschool …

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Thanksgiving hands on crafts and activities for homeschool

Hands-On Homeschool Fun for Thanksgiving: art, science, games, and more!

I love to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. I love to snuggle up on the couch and read our favorite Thanksgiving picture books (even to the teens). I love to sing songs of thankfulness and weave Thanksgiving-themed aspects into our Morning Basket and daily homeschool routine. But when it comes to crafts and hands-on activity …

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Humility, Worship, and Relationship (with Melissa McMahan)

Sometimes we homeschool mamas can be tempted to look to homeschooling for our identity and even as a source of pride. But when we view homeschooling as but one aspect of our role as mothers, when we see that it is an act of worship and service to God, and when we prioritize relationship with …

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Jen Mackinnon homeschool conversations interview

Successfully working while homeschooling (with Jen Mackinnon)

Jen Mackinnon helps working moms balance their career and homeschool their kids by providing practical solutions that help them cut through the noise and overwhelm and focus on their family’s unique needs. Today she joins us on the podcast to share her perspective as a working homeschool mom of 2. This conversation is sure to …

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Healthy Eating on a Budget (an interview with Steph Jenkins)

We all know homeschool kids are basically hobbits. Homeschool families especially seem to experience a constant stream of feeding people at multiple meals and snack times a day! Can a homeschool family really enjoy healthy eating while staying in their budget? Steph Jenkins from CheapskateCook.com is here to chat all about meal planning, snack times, …

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Amanda McCrina author of YA WW2 novel Traitor interview

Traitor: an interview with author Amanda McCrina

In this special bonus episode of Homeschool Conversations I had the privilege of chatting with Amanda McCrina, author of the newly published YA novel, Traitor. Amanda is a homeschool graduate, and Traitor began as a short story assignment for history during her senior year! Listen to this episode to hear Amanda discuss the writing process, …

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Homeschooling with Gospel Hope (an interview with Kendra Fletcher)

Where do you place your hope as a homeschool mom? Is it in your homeschooling? In your curriculum choices? In your parenting philosophy? As soon as you shift your hope to anything other than Jesus, you’re sure to be disappointed. Today’s guest, Kendra Fletcher, reminds us that the love of God for us in Christ …

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