The Power of Reading Aloud to Recapture Joy (Podcast 337)

August 12th, 2022

As moms, we set the tone in our homes. 

Joy is a key element to learning, but even more importantly, we are called to it as believers. God gives us tools to help recapture joy when it has waned or has been lost completely.

Today Jennifer Pepito, owner of The Peaceful Press and author of Mothering By the Book, joins us to talk about the power of reading aloud to recapture joy! 

Resources mentioned:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Simply Unhurried Community 

Charlotte Mason Companion

The Awakening of Miss Prim

Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto

Passion Driven Education

Mere Motherhood

Ways to connect with Jennifer and find her new book with a special bonus!

www.motheringbythebook.com

www.instagram.com/jenniferpepito

www.instagram.com/thepeacefulpress

www.thepeacefulpress.shop

(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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The Power of Reading Aloud to Help Overcome Fear (Podcast 336)

August 8th, 2022

God knows that we will face fear as humans and a particularly intense battle with fear when it comes to being a mom and He graciously gives us tools to help overcome fear. 

Join Jennifer Pepito (owner of The Peaceful Press and author of Mothering By the Book) and me as we have a great conversation about the power of reading aloud to help overcome fear! 

Resources mentioned:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Homeschooling Today

Ways to connect with Jennifer and find her new book with a special bonus!

www.motheringbythebook.com

www.instagram.com/jenniferpepito

www.instagram.com/thepeacefulpress

www.thepeacefulpress.shop

(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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Why Grade Levels Don’t Really Matter That Much (Podcast 335)

August 5th, 2022

Many parents orient their homeschooling plans strongly around grade-level standards. But how crucial are grade levels and more importantly, where did this concept come from?

Listen in for a bit of a history lesson along with some insight and encouragement toward the freedom that is ours in home educating our kids!

Resources mentioned:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Simply Unhurried Community 

Here is the first in the series on Ecclesiastes

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2lpOv8MddcJqkrXz11L8i2

Homeschooling: Purpose or Performance?

Let’s Talk About Testing

Creating High School Transcripts

Life Counts for High School Credit Part 1

Life Counts for High School Credit Part 2

Homeschooling with Confidence When Teaching a Struggling Learner

Tips for Disciplining Littles

(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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Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment with Hannah Anderson (Podcast 334)

August 1st, 2022

It seems as though we need more discernment than ever, especially as moms. We are raising the next generation of image bearers who will carry with them the values that we instill in them. We want those values to be solidly rooted in biblical truth and for them to not only be well-versed in them but to meaningfully apply them. 

But where do we start? What does discernment really mean? How do we walk out a life that practices discernment? 

How can wisdom change a person’s life and the lives of those around them?

Listen in as Hannah Anderson gives us a deeper understanding of what it looks like to be discerning wives, moms, and women!

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Homeschooling Today

Ways to connect with Hannah

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Hannah's Books:

Made for More

Humble Roots

All That's Good

Turning of Days

Heaven and Nature Sing

(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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How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul with Hannah Anderson (Podcast 333)

July 29th, 2022

The topic of humility can conjure up images of feeling restricted or in bondage to something, but as odd as it sounds this invitation to humility is incredibly freeing! It’s another one of those principles that are simple (not to be confused with easy) and surprisingly has a very direct impact on our level of anxiety and stress!

This podcast is LOADED with encouragement! 

Listen in as Hannah Anderson answers questions like:

How does humility free us from the stress of comparison, of always evaluating our performance against someone else’s?

How does humility free us from stress in our work?

Why is the message of humility particularly relevant in this day and age?

And more!!!

Resources mentioned:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Homeschooling Today

Ways to connect with Hannah:

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Hannah's Books:

Made for More

Humble Roots

All That's Good

Turning of Days

Heaven and Nature Sing

(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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My Mentoring Mom Mistake (Podcast 332)

July 25th, 2022

I recently made a big mistake in terms of what online mentoring can or should look like.

It’s important to understand what role our online resources CAN play and what role they can NOT play so we aren’t expecting things that we shouldn’t. 

I’m also including some important counsel regarding the local church because our family found ourselves struggling for several years to find a church that was biblically sound. I know some of you are struggling with that as well.

BE ENCOURAGED!

Resources mentioned:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Simply Unhurried Community 

Applying Romans 13 to Here and Now 

Links to messages that lay out the church’s biblical role (transcripts included):

Who is the Church and What is She For?

Local Church Leadership Pt 1

Local Church Leadership Pt 2

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book and best seller on Amazon, 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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Yes, I Had 8 C-Sections! (Podcast 331)

July 22nd, 2022

They say it can't be done, but clearly, it can. However, I have learned so much from my experience and I'm hoping to encourage you all through my story! 

Resources mentioned:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Homeschooling Today

Podcast mentioned:

Children a Blessing, NOT a Burden

Story mentioned:

Celebrating Silas

(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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Tips for Homeschooling 5-7 Year Olds (Podcast 330)

July 18th, 2022

It's easy to feel the pressure to dive headlong into "school" once our kids reach the age of 5, but the truth is that a slow, more unhurried approach has proven to be far more beneficial. There are many reasons for that, many of which I share in my simple, mercifully short book, The Unhurried Homeschooler. 

Today my daughter, who has 4 kids 7 and under,  joins me to talk about what a simple, unhurried, more natural, more effective, and WAY less stressful approach looks like!

If you have little ones 7 and under, you won't want to miss this episode!

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

100 Easy Lessons to Teach Your Child to Read

(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!)

(Credit for image below: flandersfamily.info)

 

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Tips for Disciplining Littles (Podcast 329)

July 15th, 2022

Last week I had our oldest daughter join me to talk about Tips for Life with Littles (0-6ish yrs old)reminding moms that although this season with our kids can feel repetitive and even mundane at times, there IS purpose in it!

Today I wanted to share some tips on disciplining littles. I even open a can of worms that most believers aren’t willing to, not because I actually wanted to open it, but because I think it is necessary.

Resources mentioned:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Tomato Staking: A Relational Parenting Tool

https://www.durendawilson.com/podcast/episode/c788594f/the-homeschool-life-tomato-staking-a-relationship-based-parenting-tool-podcast-163

Parenting books:

Parenting by Paul Tripp

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

Don’t Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Hubbard

 

 

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Tips for Life with Littles (Podcast 328)

July 4th, 2022

Life with little ones is busy. Much of what we do can feel repetitive and mundane but make no mistake, there is purpose in this season!

Today my oldest daughter joins me to talk about the importance of prioritizing during these years with our little ones. She currently has 4 kids 7 and under and at one point I had 6 kids 9 and under so we get it! 

The purpose of this episode is to encourage you and help you keep your eyes on what is important during these very special years with your kids!

A great resource to understand your child's developmental stages (Use biblical discretion as these are not a Christian resource, but still very helpful!) 

Your 1-Year-Old

Your 2-Year-Old

Your 3-Year-Old

ETC.

Other resources mentioned:

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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