Motherhood and Parenting

Christine Zell Homeschool interview

Stress-Free Homeschooling and Rabbit Trails Through Literature (an interview with Christine Zell)

Don’t miss this conversation with Christine Zell, fellow homeschool mom and picture book aficionado! We discussed the joys of choosing what works best for our family and children, tips for stress-free homeschooling, and strategies for pursuing delightful rabbit trails from the books we read. Christine’s joy and enthusiasm is contagious! Be sure to check out …

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Mystie Winckler Homemaking Homeschooling Interview

Vision, Attitudes, and Expectations: Faithful, Repentant Homemaking and Homeschooling (a conversation with Mystie Winckler)

Sometimes the hardest part of homeschooling isn’t actually the “school” part. Sometimes our biggest challenge is adjusting our attitudes (and expectations) when it comes to our parenting and our homemaking. Mystie Winckler, a 2nd-generation homeschooling mom of 5 like me, shared some important mindset shifts that will enable us to faithfully pursue our vocations. This …

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Homeschooling High School Confidence, Competence, and Contentment Ann Karako Interview

Homeschooling High School with Confidence, Competence, and Contentment (a video interview with Ann Karako)

Ann Karako brings such an encouraging perspective to this conversation about homeschooling high school. Our discussions ranged from topics like parenting teens, to transcripts, to setting realistic expectations. I came away from this conversation reinvigorated and inspired. Ann convinces me every time I hear her that, really, it’s not that hard to homeschool high school. …

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Homeschooling with Special Needs and Learning Differences (a video interview with Shawna Wingert)

Homeschooling a child with special needs or learning differences presents a unique set of challenges. My friend Shawna Wingert brings personal experience and professional expertise to this conversation. Whether you’re looking for personal encouragement and practical tips for homeschooling your own unique learner, or whether you want to grow in love and understanding for your …

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Missy Andrews Center for Lit My Divine Comedy interview

Identity, Grace, and a Literary Life (video interview with Missy Andrews from Center for Lit)

I’ve often wished I could have Missy Andrews from Center for Lit over for coffee and a chat in my living room. The realities of geography, alas, preclude that. But this conversation is the next best thing. If you’ve struggled with your identity as a homeschool mom, if you’ve wondered how to incorporate literary analysis …

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Inside Family Activities at Home

Family Activities at Home: Boredom Busters, Educational Projects, and Fun for All Ages

Are you unexpectedly stuck indoors with all the kids? Here are some fun, practical, and educational activities the whole family can enjoy at home! Sometimes our best-laid plans go awry. Weather, sickness, or other challenging circumstances can isolate us in our homes. But in the midst of the unexpected, our children still need to learn, …

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Budgeting Homeschool Family

Budgeting for Homeschool Families: a video interview with Matt Miner (MBA, CFP®, and homeschool dad)

Budgeting for Homeschool Families: Does the thought of budgeting make you nervous? Does thinking about financial issues keep you up at night? Managing our money wisely (and realistically) as homeschool families is extremely important, but it can feel overwhelming to even know where to start. This video interview is for you! I recently spoke with …

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