The Homeschool Life - Finding Rhythm in Your Homeschool Days (Podcast 161)

September 25th, 2020

Welcome to my series called The Homeschool Life where I tackle one topic or commonly asked question per week based on my 25 years of homeschooling experience with 8 kids. Today I'm talking about finding rhythm in your homeschool day because it really does matter. It can mean the difference between feeling stressed and actually enjoying these years with your kids.

Finding rhythm help tremendously in building a strong family and homeschool life! Today I define what rhythm is, why it's important, and how to find it!

For more details on our homeschooling and taking a more unhurried approach, please check out my book on Amazon: The Unhurried Homeschooler: A Simple, Mercifully Short Book on Homeschooling! (aff link)

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Protecting Your Kids From Pornography (Podcast 160)

September 24th, 2020

Pornography is essentially a hijacking of God's design. Unfortunately, it's a very real struggle for 70% of men and 33% of women, even those who attend church. 56% of divorces list pornography as one of the causes. The average age that a child is exposed to pornography for the first time is 8-13 years old. So how do we protect our kids while still preserving their innocence?

Today I am having a great conversation with Sam Black from Covenant Eyes as he shares effective tools to remove ignorance so our kids can assist us in protecting their innocence.

(Listen in for several free resources at the end of the podcast!)

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

Covenant Eyes Website

Focus on the Family resources on sex education

BARK (Parental control best for ages 3-7)

Good Pictures Bad Pictures (age-appropriate book for ages 10-12)

Good Pictures Bad Picture Junior (age-appropriate book for ages 4-10)

Boundaries by Henry Cloud

The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality

Unwanted by Jay Stringer

Here are links with the HEAV code embedded.

Direct signup link for 30 days free with the HEAV code embedded. https://covenanteyes.sjv.io/c/1143342/387466/5624?u=covenanteyes.com/signup-v2/

Connected, a free ebook shows how strong family relationships lead to internet-safe kids.
https://covenanteyes.sjv.io/c/1143342/387466/5624?u=learn.covenanteyes.com/connected/

Confident: Helping Parents Navigate Online Exposure. This free ebook is a step-by-step guide for Christian parents to provide help when a child or teen has been exposed to or is looking at pornography.
https://covenanteyes.sjv.io/c/1143342/387466/5624?u=covenanteyes.com/when-your-child-is-looking-at-porn/

Link to the SHE Virtual Recovery Summit - https://shesummit.heysummit.com/

To reach Sam Black via email

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The Homeschool Life - Am I Qualified? (Podcast 159)

September 21st, 2020

I talk to moms all the time and the most frequent concern/misconception is that they are not "qualified" to teach their children. It doesn't seem to matter if they have a degree or dropped out of high school, they share this same fear. Today I'm going to help dispel that myth so you can homeschool with more confidence!

This is the third in my new series called The Homeschool Life!   Each week I address one commonly asked question or topic on homeschooling based on 25 years experience homeschooling 8 kids from the beginning (7 are graduated so far)!  These podcasts will be shorter in length, perfect for busy moms!

(Check out The Unhurried Homeschooler on Amazon today!)

Podcasts mentioned:

The Homeschool Life: The Powerful Gift of Childhood

How to Start a Small Co-op

Because every parent wonders if they are going to ruin their kids, here is our adult kids' perspective on homeschooling: Podcast #'s 60, 62, 63, 64, 66, 68 (Each podcast number is linked to that particular post)

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The Homeschool Life - The Powerful Gift of Childhood (Podcast 158)

September 16th, 2020

I'm excited to be offering a new podcast series called The Homeschool Life!

Each week I will spend 15-30 minutes tackling ONE specific question or topic related to homeschooling and/or living the homeschool life. Experience from 25 years of homeschooling eight kids shared in short podcasts...perfect for moms!

Too many adults have forgotten the crucial role that childhood plays in our kids' development. Children deserve a childhood. It is a gift from God, but one that only WE can give them! Listen in to find out how giving your kids a childhood not only benefits them during childhood but lays a foundation for higher learning!

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Homeschool Bravely with Jamie Erickson (Podcast 157)

September 14th, 2020

When we decide to homeschool, it's because we really want to do right by our kids, but often we are filled with fear and trepidation. What if I told you that it's possible to learn to walk this journey with courage!

Jamie Erickson, homeschooling mom of 5 and author of Homeschool Bravely is sharing her heart today answering questions like:

Why is it necessary and healthy for homeschooling moms to acknowledge their limitations?
Why is there so much fear surrounding the choice to homeschool and is that fear valid?
What are some of the typical lies parents who homeschool can be tempted to believe?

With a child who can be particularly difficult, why consider homeschooling when getting them out of the house seems like such a win-win?
And more!!!!

Listen in to find out how to win a free copy of Homeschool Bravely!

Ways to connect with Jamie:
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The Homeschool Life - When Life is Messy (Podcast 156)

September 7th, 2020

I'm really excited to be starting a new podcast series called The Homeschool Life!  Each week I will be addressing one commonly asked question or topic on homeschooling based on my 25 years experience homeschooling 8 kids from the beginning!  These podcasts will be shorter in length, perfect for busy moms!

Today I am talking about when life gets messy. How do we reconcile that with living the homeschool life? Are we short-changing our kids because things feel chaotic? How might the messiness of life actually give our kids a better education?

(Check out my book The Unhurried Homeschooler on Amazon!)

 

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Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - Freedom From People Pleasing (Podcast 155)

August 26th, 2020

What do you do when a friend, relative, or stranger hassles you about the decisions you've made for your children? Today we are talking about why you can walk in freedom from people-pleasing!

Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! 

In the weeks ahead, I will be reading from my devotional Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart-31 Days in God’s Word (available on Amazon *aff link))

Each devotional is less than 10 minutes long.

I’ll start by reading a short scripture passage and then share some thoughts from my own heart as written in my devotional. 

I will ask some questions at the end to help you dig deeper and then end in prayer.

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Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - He is Good (Podcast 154)

August 24th, 2020

We all long for peace, but where can peace be consistently found? Today we are talking about finding peace by trusting in the goodness of God!

Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! 

In the weeks ahead, I will be reading from my devotional Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart-31 Days in God’s Word (available on Amazon *aff link))

Each devotional is less than 10 minutes long.

I’ll start by reading a short scripture passage and then share some thoughts from my own heart as written in my devotional. 

I will ask some questions at the end to help you dig deeper and then end in prayer.

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Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s heart - Power over Fear (Podcast 153)

August 19th, 2020

It's not uncommon to feel powerless in many situations and relationships. So what should we do when we feel powerless?

Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! 

In the weeks ahead, I will be reading from my devotional Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart-31 Days in God’s Word (available on Amazon *aff link))

Each devotional is less than 10 minutes long.

I’ll start by reading a short scripture passage and then share some thoughts from my own heart as written in my devotional. 

I will ask some questions at the end to help you dig deeper and then end in prayer

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Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - Whole Hearted Trust (Podcast 152)

August 17th, 2020

Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart!

What can we do when we feel powerless? Today we are digging into Proverbs 3:1-6 and talking about power over fear! 

In the weeks ahead, I will be reading from my devotional Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart-31 Days in God’s Word (available on Amazon *aff link))

Each devotional is less than 10 minutes long.

I’ll start by reading a short scripture passage and then share some thoughts from my own heart as written in my devotional. 

I will ask some questions at the end to help you dig deeper and then end in prayer.

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