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Durenda Wilson is the owner/host of her podcast and is a wife to one for 30 years, mom to eight, nana to 6. She has homeschooled them all from the beginning. She loves to share simple, effective approaches to motherhood, homeschooling and life in general. These tools are a result of many years walking with the Lord and finding freedom in letting His voice quiet all the others. (Durenda Wilson is a free podcast but donations are available at https://www.patreon.com/durendawilson)

January 24, 2020

Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Does God Protect Me (Podcast 108)

It seems like believing that God protects us is a very basic principle we should all know by now, but circumstances can cause us to doubt and be fearful. God’s Word is so clear, so powerful and brings us a clear picture of the many ways that He can and does protect us!  I’ll be reading several passages out loud, praying that God will ignite your heart to faith and trust!

Scriptures shared are from the New Living Translation: Isaiah 55:10, 11 Psalm 34 Psalm 121 Psalm 18 Isaiah 41:8-20 Psalm 91 2 Timothy 4:18

(Please check out my devotional on Amazon: Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart) *aff link (Some of you have asked how you can support the podcast. I now have a link for anyone who would like to donate a couple of dollars a month. The podcast will continue to be available at no cost to you regardless of whether or not you choose to donate)

January 21, 2020

You’re the Parent! Know Your Parental Rights (Podcast 108)

We are seeing parental rights being infringed upon now more than ever and it's concerning, to say the least. Parents know their children better than anyone and should have the right to make the decisions they think are best. Today I am talking with Michael Ramey, the Executive Director of parentalrights.org. We are discussing the current threats to parental rights and how you can not only be aware but also become involved in helping defend the rights of every parent, homeschoolers or not!

Resources mentioned in the podcast: 

parentalrights.org parentalrightsfoundation.org Home School Legal Defense Association

January 17, 2020

Overcoming Mid-Year Homeschool Burnout (Podcast 107)

It’s that time of year when many of us are feeling tempted to throw in the towel when it comes to homeschooling.  It’s important to know that you are not alone! Today my friend Yvette and I are sharing a few tips on how to deal with burnout as well as details for an upcoming event that will be the encouragement that so many families need!

Link for more details on the Homegrown Generation Online Conference (Best $20 you’ll ever spend!)

Homegrown Generation Speakers (aff link)

Homegrown GenerationSchedule(aff link)

*Photo by Kinga Cichewicz on Unsplash

January 14, 2020

Growing Kids with ADD & ADHD (Podcast 106)

Are you or someone you know homeschooling kids who struggle with ADD/ADHD? I can't encourage you enough to listen to this podcast! Today I’m talking with Dan Marcone who is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, Practice Founder & Director of Seasons Counseling in Orlando, Florida. The information and tools that Dan shares in this podcast are incredibly helpful and you don’t have to know everything about ADD/ADHD to be able to grow your kids who struggle with it. As homeschoolers, we can feel burdened by the ADD/ADHD diagnosis, but we actually have an advantage over a traditional classroom setting because we can create a learning environment for our kids that helps them thrive and fulfill the good purposes that God has for them. We simply need to be willing to think outside the box and let God lead us as we grow these unique and amazing kids!

Here's a great quote to remember from today: "Positive emotion builds resilience!"

Go to durendawilson.com to find resources mentioned in the podcast

January 9, 2020

Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Is God Really in Control (Podcast 105)

Welcome to this week's episode of my devotional, Grace for a Mom's Heart! As we head into the New Year, I'm focusing more intentionally on reading the word out loud to you. Each week I will choose a specific topic and I read passages in God's Word that speak to that.  God's word is powerful and doesn't come back empty. I believe that as you listen, He will reveal HImself to you in a very real and powerful way! You may even want to play it with the kids around so they can absorb it as well!  (You can find my devotional, Grace for a Mom's Heart, on Amazon)

Scriptures mentioned(I read from the NLT translation for these): Hebrews 4:12,13 Isaiah 55:10,11 Hebrews 4:12,13 2 Timothy 3:16,17 Isaiah 40:10-31 Psalm 46 Psalm 33 Isaiah 51:12-16 The following verses were read from the NIV translation: Isaiah 46:9-11  Psalm 115:3 Romans 9:20 Daniel 4:35

January 7, 2020

How to Start a Small Homeschool Co-op (Podcast 104)

The homeschooling journey can prove to be lonely at times and it can make all the difference in the world to have the support of other moms.

Sometimes our kids need exposure to more educational experiences outside the four walls of our homes or want/need interaction with other kids.

These are only a few of many reasons it can be very beneficial to be part of a small co-op. But where do you begin?

Today I am chatting with Nancy Manos who has been part of numerous small co-ops over her many years as a homeschool mom.

It’s a great conversation about the reasons to be part of a co-op or NOT be part of one. Nancy will also share simple, essential steps and things to consider in starting your own co-op!

Some of the things we will cover:
Why do a small co-op?
Reasons not to do a co-op
What is a small co-op?
Where do I find people to co-op with?
What’s the best number of kids/families for a small co-op?
How do we get started?
Ideas for planning your co-op
Advice from moms who have done co-ops

Join us now for this great informational podcast!

Durenda Wilson


January 6, 2020

Ditching the Comparison Trap for Good (Podcast 103)

We would probably all agree with the quote that says "Comparison is the thief of joy" and yet it's such a

strong temptation! Today we are going to face this topic head-on, digging into God's word to find our

answers.  May today be the day we ditch the comparison trap for good! (Resources and scriptures are

available in the podcast notes found at durendawilson.com)


December 23, 2019

Our Family’s Favorite Christmas Story Read Aloud (Podcast 102)

Gather the kids and find a cozy spot to relax while I read to all of you our family's favorite Christmas story! Most of my kids are grown up and some even have kids of their own, so it makes me happy to be able to share this with your family today! Are you ready?

December 19, 2019

An Unhurried Christmas (Podcast 101)

We can feel so rushed in the midst of the Christmas season. But this time of year is really so much taking time. It's an invitation to wait in anticipation of a promise of a Messiah that was given so many years ago. Waiting isn't something that most of us do well, but why don't you join me for (literally) just a few minutes to ponder a few tender Christmas thoughts. Get your Free digital Holiday Edition of Homeschooling Today here!

December 17, 2019

Reaching the Heart of Your Child (100th Episode Celebration!)

Welcome to the party! I've connected with some amazing moms over the last 100 podcast episodes, so it seems appropriate that my guest today would be a friend that God brought into my life as only He could! Ginger Hubbard, author of Don't Make Me Count to Three and I Can't Believe You Just Said That!.  She has a heart that beats with mine for families and reaching the hearts of our children. I share a lot about slowing down and taking a more unhurried approach to homeschooling and parenting for that very reason...to connect with our kids so we can truly reach their hearts. Today we answer questions like, "When children misbehave, how can parents view it from a heart-oriented, biblical perspective?", "How can parents get their children to actually implement the principles being taught?", and more! Ginger will also share 3 effective ways parents can reach past the outward behaviors of their children to address the issues of the heart. We are doing a HUGE giveaway. Listen in to hear how to enter!


Here are the scriptures and resources mentioned in the podcast:

James 1:5-8

Romans 3:23

Matthew 12:34

James 1:19

Romans 8:1

Ephesians 6:4

Ways to connect with Ginger: www.GingerHubbard.com IG - @ginger.hubbard FB - @officialgingerhubbard