Should I Homeschool Over the Holidays (Podcast 370)

December 5th, 2022

Should I Homeschool Over the Holidays?

 

It’s a question many homeschool moms have asked themselves. Sometimes we just need permission to homeschool differently through the holiday season and other times we need permission to lay it all down and do something completely different.

My friend Sara (veteran homeschooling mom) joins me today as we share our experiences and thoughts from our many years of homeschooling (or not) through the holidays!

 

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Homeschooling Today

 

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

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Should We Give Gifts at Christmas? (Podcast 369)

December 2nd, 2022

The commercialism that has become Christmas in our culture can feel disheartening and make us want to run in the other direction, but what if there is another option? 

We are taking time today to reflect on some thoughts that will hopefully help us keep things in perspective and put the wind back in our sails when it comes to this wonderful season!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Unwrapped: A Brief History of Gift Giving at Christmas

Dig Into Culture Building Webinar

Ecclesiastes 9:7-10

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

The Unhurried Homeschooler Mentoring Course

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

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Incorporating Worship and Homeschooling into Our Christmas (Podcast 368)

November 28th, 2022

A mom asked about how to incorporate worship and homeschooling into the celebration of the Christmas season, so my good friend Sara and I are talking about that today! Listen in for a fun conversation and some great ideas!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

The Unhurried Homeschooler Mentoring Course

Jotham's Journey (whole series) by Arnold Ytreeide (daily stories for read aloud)

Come Let Us Adore Him by Paul David Tripp (family devotional reading)
God With Us by Catherine Pawlak (Jesse Tree ornament study)
Unwrapping the Names of Jesus by Asheritah Ciuciu (what our small group is using this year) 
Unwrapping the Names of Jesus (children's version)
(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)
 
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Countdown to Christmas with Our Kids (Podcast 367)

November 25th, 2022

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year, especially with children.  However, it can be consumed quickly by relentless and unnecessary expectations that distract us from truly enjoying this time in a meaningful way with our kids. 

Amy Fox joined us a few weeks back to talk about Thanksgiving and today she is here again, this time to share simple, meaningful, and unhurried ways to engage our kids in this Christmas season.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Countdown to Christmas(CODE FOR 10% DISCOUNT: WILSON)

goldenprairiepress.com

Free Ebook

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

The Unhurried Homeschooler Mentoring Course

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

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Simple Gift Giving Ideas for Christmas (Podcast 366)

November 21st, 2022

Are you overwhelmed by gift-giving as we head into the Christmas season?

Join me and my sweet and practical friend, Sara, as we talk about some ways that we have simplified gift-giving for Christmas over our many years as moms!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Homeschooling Today

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

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Simple Money Saving Tips (Podcast 365)

November 18th, 2022

Inflation is on the rise so my husband and I decided to share some simple tips for saving money! 

We have lived on a single modest income for over 3 decades while raising 8 kids and we have watched God multiply our dollars as we tried to faithfully steward what we were given. 

We hope you find lots of encouragement in this episode!

 

Resources mentioned in the podcast: 

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

 

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

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Encouragement for Parents of Kids with Disabilities (Podcast 364)

November 14th, 2022

Our son was recently diagnosed with a disability, but honestly, I already knew because I know our son.

However, because we took an unhurried approach to his education and adjusted to what worked best for him, he continued to make progress and didn't hit any obstacles (we believed were important) that he couldn't overcome so we never felt the need to dig deeper.

Today I'm sharing principles that hold true because they are based on God’s word. The methods may vary, but the principles remain solid and because of that, we can work from a place of confidence and faith even when our kids are diagnosed with disabilities. 

Resources worth mentioning:

Shepherding the Simple

Deceived by OCD: When Crooked Paths Seem Straight

Finding Your Child's Way on the Autism Spectrum

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Homeschooling Today

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 

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Processing Change or Loss Through the Holidays (Podcast 363)

November 11th, 2022

The holidays are considered to be the "most wonderful time of the year", but if you are walking through change or loss there is a good chance that is not the case.

If this resonates with where you are right now, you'll want to listen in as Nikki Dutton and I talk about our own experience with this AND speak words of life and encouragement over you!

If this doesn't resonate with where you are, listen in for ways to encourage those who are struggling with change or loss through this holiday season!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

The Unhurried Homeschooler Mentoring Course

nikkidutton.com

More with Nikki Dutton Podcast

Liturgies for Hope: Sixty Prayers for the Highs, the Lows, and Everything in Between by Audrey Elledge and Elizabeth Moore

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 

 

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Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude (Podcast 362)

November 7th, 2022

The month of Thanksgiving is such a great reminder of the importance of gratitude.

While we know it's important to be grateful, sometimes we lose touch with why it's important. (Hint: it's not another thing to add to your "to-do" list...it's really a game-changer!)

Today Nikki Dutton(author, podcaster, and speaker) and I talk about the why's along with some practical, doable ways to practice gratitude. 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

More with Nikki Dutton Podcast

nikkidutton.com

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Homeschooling Today

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 

 

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Countdown to Thanksgiving with Our Kids (Podcast 361)

November 4th, 2022

It can be so easy to let Christmas overshadow Thanksgiving, but Thanksgiving is rich in history and full of opportunity!

Today Amy Puetz Fox and I will be talking about how to enjoy the countdown to Thanksgiving by engaging our kids in simple, meaningful, and unhurried ways!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

The Unhurried Homeschooler Mentoring Course

Countdown to Thanksgiving (CODE FOR 10% DISCOUNT: WILSON)

goldenprairiepress.com

Of Plymouth Plantation

Free Ebook

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

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