Life Lessons

Raising Lifelong Learners: the joys and challenges of homeschooling differently-wired, gifted, and 2E kids (with Colleen Kessler)

Homeschool Conversations is BACK for Season 3, and I am so excited you’re here with us! To kick us off this season I’m chatting with my friend Colleen Kessler all about the joys (and challenges) of homeschooling quirky, differently-wired, gifted, and twice-exceptional kids. We both share some of our own personal stories in this episode …

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Rock Your Homeschool: Avoid Overwhelm, Foster Connection, and Pursue Joy (with Amy Milcic)

Homeschool moms can do BUSY like just about nobody else. And sometimes in the midst of the busy we forget important things like fostering connection with our kids, pursuing joy, and nurturing a growth mindset. Can we make learning fun and avoid overwhelm in our homeschooling? Amy Milcic says we can, and she joins us …

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Joys and Challenges of Homeschooling a Large Family (with Heather Tully)

If you homeschool more than one child, at some point you have probably wondered, “How do I balance the academic and emotional needs of multiple kids during the school day? And after I do all that, how do I keep the household running, too?” Heather Tully is a homeschool mama to 10 children from toddler …

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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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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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