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The Homeschool Sanity Show

English, Children-Kids, 1 season, 149 episodes, 2 days, 11 hours, 59 minutes
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Your prescription for happier, healthier homeschooling with Christian psychologist and veteran homeschooling mother of six, Dr. Melanie Wilson, who interviews experts on the issues that drive you crazy.
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Protecting Kids From Explicit Material

Hey, homeschoolers! This is one of the topics I have been asked to talk about over the years but I’ve frankly avoided. Not only can it cause problems with website and social media platforms that flag the posts but there are strong opinions about the issue. I don’t like wading into controversial waters if I […] The post Protecting Kids From Explicit Material appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
5/21/202435 minutes, 44 seconds
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Special Replay: How to End Your Homeschool Year on a High

If you feel like your homeschool year is fizzling out, you’ll appreciate these tips for ending well. LISTEN ON ITUNES LINKS GrammarGalaxyBooks.com/treasure. Instagram at Psychowith6 Rochelle Barlow’s Learn American Sign Language in 31 Days The Organized Vacation Challenge my recent podcast on being disappointed in your homeschool year The post Special Replay: How to End Your Homeschool Year on a High appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
5/7/202410 minutes, 3 seconds
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Helping Daughters Deal With Comparison

Hey, homeschoolers! If you have a teen daughter, I think this episode is a must-listen. I interview Shannon Popkin and Lee Niehuis, authors of Comparison Girl for Teens, and I haven’t been able to stop talking about it. There is so much wisdom here about our girls and how to help them manage comparison and […] The post Helping Daughters Deal With Comparison appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
4/23/202444 minutes, 47 seconds
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Robotics in Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! Have you considered learning robotics in your homeschool? I don’t have an engineering brain so I enrolled my kids in in-person and online classes. My youngest is now majoring in computer science in college. His classes had a major impact on his career direction. Today on the podcast, you’ll hear about the advantages […] The post Robotics in Your Homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
4/16/202432 minutes, 30 seconds
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Teaching Social Skills In Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers, we know we aren’t weird and unsocialized as a popular blog implies, but you might wonder if we are weirder than kids in public school. I was relieved when my oldest son, after having been in a public high school for a few weeks, told me that he thought that the public school […] The post Teaching Social Skills In Your Homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
4/2/202426 minutes, 25 seconds
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How To Help Your Child Manage Emotions

Hey, homeschoolers! How to help an anxious, frustrated, or bored child is the most common question I get. In this episode, I’ll share a three-step approach you can use to help your child manage any negative emotion. Summary In this episode, Melanie Wilson addresses the common concern of homeschooling parents regarding their child’s ability to […] The post How To Help Your Child Manage Emotions appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
3/26/202418 minutes, 19 seconds
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What Will You Teach Your Kids About Human Evolution?

Hey, homeschoolers! I had the opportunity to talk with my good friend, Dr. Carl Werner, for this episode. He is an expert in evolution who has devoted decades of his life to examining the evidence for evolution. His most recent book is about human evolution. The evidence he has amassed is stunning. Now more than […] The post What Will You Teach Your Kids About Human Evolution? appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
3/12/202443 minutes, 3 seconds
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Wisdom For Raising Boys

Hey, homeschoolers! I never thought I would have five boys, but I am so glad I do. I love them to the moon and back and judging by the response my episode on homeschooling boys got, so do you. That’s why I was excited to read Durenda Wilson’s new book on the topic and to […] The post Wisdom For Raising Boys appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
3/5/202449 minutes, 33 seconds
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Redeeming Parenting Failures

Hey, homeschoolers! You’ve been there. You’ve blown it with your kids. Maybe you lost your temper or disciplined in a way that you’re not proud of. In this episode, my guest and I will discuss how to redeem those parenting failures. Before I introduce Andee Martineau, I want to be clear about my perspective on […] The post Redeeming Parenting Failures appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
2/27/202456 minutes, 52 seconds
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Is Homeschool Chaos Normal?

In this conversation, Melanie Wilson addresses the question of whether chaos is normal in homeschooling. She defines chaos as unexpected and unplanned interruptions and explains that it is common for homeschooling moms to experience chaos, especially when starting their homeschooling journey. She emphasizes that chaos can be frustrating but often leads to unexpected and better […] The post Is Homeschool Chaos Normal? appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
2/20/202428 minutes, 24 seconds
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Working And Homeschooling? Yes, You Can!

Hey, homeschoolers! I was a stay-at-home mom when I started homeschooling. I did freelance writing and speaking and premarital counseling at my church. But I wasn’t spending even twenty hours a week on work until my last two kids were teens. Because of that, I assumed that it simply wasn’t possible to work and homeschool […] The post Working And Homeschooling? Yes, You Can! appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
2/13/20240
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Using Story To Teach Kids Truth

Hey, homeschoolers! Any time a teacher uses story to teach children, I am all for it. Story is not only the most enjoyable way to learn something but the most powerful. When former guest Elizabeth Urbanowicz told me she had created a picture book to help children discern what truth is, I asked her to […] The post Using Story To Teach Kids Truth appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
2/6/202427 minutes, 33 seconds
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Special Replay: Is Self-care A Snare?

Hey homeschoolers! Recently, a woman on my Psychowith6 Facebook page, made a comment on the self-care movement. I wasn’t aware that self-care was a movement, but she got me thinking. Previously on this podcast in an episode called How to Be Happy and Homeschool, Too, I discussed the importance of what could be called self-care. […] The post Special Replay: Is Self-care A Snare? appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/30/202416 minutes, 28 seconds
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How To Help Teens With Loss

Hey, homeschoolers! As parents we often feel ill-equipped to talk to others who are grieving. I’ve discussed this in a previous episode that I will link to the in show notes. When our teens are grieving, we can feel particularly helpless in knowing what to say or do. I’m thankful that my guest, Sarah Arthur, […] The post How To Help Teens With Loss appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/23/202452 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Most Underutilized Homeschool Resource

In this episode, Melanie Wilson discusses the underused resource of people in homeschooling. She shares personal stories and examples of how family members, church members, homeschool community members, neighbors, and friends can enhance a child’s education. Melanie encourages listeners to take advantage of the knowledge, skills, and experiences of the people they know, not only […] The post The Most Underutilized Homeschool Resource appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/16/202427 minutes, 7 seconds
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Chicken Keeping for Homeschoolers

Hey, homeschoolers! If you’ve ever considered raising chickens, you’ll love this episode. I live in a suburb where chickens aren’t allowed, but we had chickens for several years when I was in elementary school. I absolutely loved what my guest, Dalia Monterroso had to say about raising chickens as a homeschool family. Dalia Monterroso is […] The post Chicken Keeping for Homeschoolers appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/9/202440 minutes, 41 seconds
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Real-Life Personal Finance

Hey, homeschoolers! I am happy with the personal finance curriculum I used with my kids. And I’m pleased to say that my kids are much better at managing their money as young adults than I was! But when I heard about Charla McKinley’s real-life approach to teaching kids personal finance, I was intrigued. Charla graduated […] The post Real-Life Personal Finance appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/2/202448 minutes, 12 seconds
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Special Replay: Productivity Tips For A New Year

Hey, homeschoolers! It’s a new year and time for a renewed focus on our priorities as homeschooling moms. God has taught me a lot about managing my time this year. One thing I’ve learned is that I don’t have to look for the productivity holy grail. It’s normal for me to search for a new […] The post Special Replay: Productivity Tips For A New Year appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
12/19/202333 minutes, 40 seconds
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Special Replay: The Most Important Areas To Organize This Year

Hey, homeschoolers! Soon, we’ll be in a new year. It’s that time when many of us think of goals like getting organized. You know you’re unlikely to organize everything in a year, so what are the most important areas for homeschoolers to focus on? My answer may surprise you. Organize Your Homeschool Life All Year […] The post Special Replay: The Most Important Areas To Organize This Year appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
12/12/202316 minutes, 32 seconds
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Special Replay: 6 Christmas Stress Mistakes to Avoid

Are you already beginning to experience stress this season? The busyness can get to us. But we can make things better by avoiding the six mistakes I’ll discuss in this episode. [box] Want to read this episode as a blog post? READ HERE or SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES or ON STITCHER[/box] Mistake #1: Not Planning A Homeschool Break […] The post Special Replay: 6 Christmas Stress Mistakes to Avoid appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
12/5/202315 minutes, 15 seconds
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Special Replay: How To Have A Saner Christmas This Year

Hey, homeschoolers! I don’t know anyone who wants to have a crazy Christmas–the kind that leads to exhaustion, sickness, and dread of the new year. Instead, every homeschooler I know wants to have a meaningful, peaceful, and joyful Christmas. Of course, we can’t control every part of our Christmas holiday. But I believe there are […] The post Special Replay: How To Have A Saner Christmas This Year appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
11/28/202316 minutes, 14 seconds
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Helping Our Daughters Develop Style Confidence

Hey, homeschoolers! Many of you know that fashion is a hobby of mine. I’ve stopped and started a fashion Instagram account numerous times. In the past year I’ve been listening to the Everyday Style School podcast with Jennifer Mackey-Mary and loving it. She talked about how she deals with the topic of fashion with her […] The post Helping Our Daughters Develop Style Confidence appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
11/21/202336 minutes, 14 seconds
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Overcoming Feelings Of Inadequacy

Hey, homeschoolers! I have done a podcast episode on wondering if we are doing enough in our homeschools. But we also wonder if WE are enough. Watch on YouTube My guest is going to help us find the truth about feelings of inadequacy. Sharla Fritz is a Christian author and speaker who weaves honest and […] The post Overcoming Feelings Of Inadequacy appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
11/14/202327 minutes, 28 seconds
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Special Replay: How to Be Happy and Homeschool Too

Hey homeschoolers! This week our topic is how to be happy and homeschool too. Wait a minute. Are you wondering if I’m suggesting that happiness and homeschooling are mutually exclusive? Yep. That’s exactly what I’m suggesting. I’m thankful my friends Andy and Kendra Fletcher were the first to be honest about it, saying that homeschooling […] The post Special Replay: How to Be Happy and Homeschool Too appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
11/7/202316 minutes, 48 seconds
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How To Be A Patient Homeschool Mom

Hey, homeschoolers! I intended to publish this episode last week but ended up giving you a chance to practice patience in waiting for it. I want to share what I’ve learned about being a patient mom, but first, I want to thank the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. They are celebrating their 10-year anniversary, which is […] The post How To Be A Patient Homeschool Mom appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
10/24/202315 minutes, 47 seconds
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Special Replay: Christian Parenting Practices With Israel Wayne

Hey, homeschoolers! Today we’re going to talk about how to parent as a Christian homeschooler. We are spending more time than ever parenting as we shelter in place. There’s nothing like a quarantine to show you what needs your attention. Great Homeschool Conventions Before we jump in and I introduce my guest, I want to […] The post Special Replay: Christian Parenting Practices With Israel Wayne appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
10/10/202349 minutes, 46 seconds
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Teaching Mental Health To Teens

Hey, homeschoolers! Even in an age of enlightenment, there is still stigma and misunderstanding about mental health. As homeschoolers, we don’t want to neglect to teach it to our children–especially to our teens. But before I introduce my guest, I want to thank you sponsor: Reading Eggs. Sponsor: Reading Eggs With Reading Eggs, your homeschoolers […] The post Teaching Mental Health To Teens appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
10/4/202336 minutes, 48 seconds
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How To Teach Kids To Cook Independently

In this podcast episode, Melanie Wilson interviews Chanel Miller, a homeschooling mom, about her journey and her new cookbook for kids called Kid De Cuisine. Chanel shares that she homeschools her three daughters and explains how the idea of homeschooling began during the pandemic when her daughters were in pre-K. She wanted to be more […] The post How To Teach Kids To Cook Independently appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
9/26/202324 minutes, 25 seconds
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What To Do When Your Day Is A Dumpster Fire

Hey, homeschoolers! Do you ever have days that go so badly that you just want to throw your hands up in surrender? I know I have. In this episode, we’ll discuss a better approach than surrender for a day that’s a dumpster fire. But first I want to thank my sponsor:  the Route 60 movie. […] The post What To Do When Your Day Is A Dumpster Fire appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
9/19/202311 minutes, 48 seconds
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Rewrite Your Story To Live Happier Ever After

In this episode, Melanie Wilson explores the concept of rewriting our life stories and guiding our children to do the same. Watch on YouTube This episode is sponsored by the Route 60 movie. Rewrite Your Story Summary Melanie begins by recounting the biblical story of Joseph and how he overcame numerous challenges. She emphasizes that […] The post Rewrite Your Story To Live Happier Ever After appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
9/12/202312 minutes, 16 seconds
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Teaching The Underground Railroad With Danika Cooley

Introduction In this episode of the Home School Sanity Show, Melanie Wilson welcomes back Danika Cooley to discuss her latest additions to the Who What Why series, which is designed to teach Christian history. Sponsor: Reading Eggs With Reading Eggs, your homeschoolers will enjoy a highly personalized learning journey, designed to support them at every […] The post Teaching The Underground Railroad With Danika Cooley appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
9/5/202328 minutes, 2 seconds
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How To Adopt A Dating Philosophy That Fits Your Family

Melanie introduces the topic of dating philosophies and their extremes and encourages parents to find an approach that is just right for their family. Watch on YouTube This episode is sponsored by the Route 60 movie. The Extremes of Dating Philosophies Melanie introduces the topic of dating philosophies and their extremes. Discusses the “too strict” […] The post How To Adopt A Dating Philosophy That Fits Your Family appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
8/30/202319 minutes, 2 seconds
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3 Keys To Staying Sane While Homeschooling Strong-Willed Kids

Introduction: In this episode, we’re addressing a common challenge among homeschoolers: homeschooling strong-willed children. While strong-willed kids have potential to be world changers, homeschooling them can be overwhelming. Tune in to discover three key strategies to maintain your sanity while homeschooling strong-willed kids. Watch on YouTube This episode is sponsored by the Route 60 movie. […] The post 3 Keys To Staying Sane While Homeschooling Strong-Willed Kids appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
8/26/202310 minutes, 29 seconds
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Overcoming Options Overwhelm

Introduction: Sponsor With Reading Eggs, your homeschoolers will enjoy a highly personalized learning journey, designed to support them at every stage. Plus, you’ll get four programs in one with your subscription – Reading Eggs, Reading Eggspress, Reading Eggs Junior, and Fast Phonics. Our interactive lessons are based on scientific research and feature colorful animations, fun […] The post Overcoming Options Overwhelm appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
8/22/202326 minutes, 5 seconds
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6 Signs You’re Trying To Do Too Much

Introduction: In this episode, I address the common concern of homeschooling parents trying to juggle too many tasks, curriculum, and activities in their homeschooling journey. I outline six telltale signs that indicate you might be taking on more than you can handle and provides valuable insights for finding a healthier balance. Watch on YouTube Sponsor […] The post 6 Signs You’re Trying To Do Too Much appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
8/15/202322 minutes, 34 seconds
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Homeschool Freedom With Connor Boyack

Hey, homeschoolers! For me and for so many of you, homeschooling is about freedom—the freedom to educate our children ourselves, the freedom to teach our values. It’s a freedom that we often take for granted. Sometimes it’s a freedom that feels at odds with government education and programs. Watch on YouTube I am happy to […] The post Homeschool Freedom With Connor Boyack appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
8/8/20230
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How To Make The Most Of A New Homeschool Season

In this podcast episode, Melanie Wilson discusses her 25 years of teaching her six kids and helping other families with their homeschooling journey. She reflects on her journey as a homeschooler and talks about her passion for speaking to homeschoolers, creating curriculum, and writing. She encourages listeners who are entering a new season of homeschooling, […] The post How To Make The Most Of A New Homeschool Season appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
8/1/202324 minutes, 47 seconds
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Special Replay: How To Handle Your Tween Daughter’s Emotions

Hey, homeschoolers! This week I am creating a podcast based on a very popular guest post I wrote for LikeMindedMusings.com. Specifically, how to help your tween daughter handle her emotions. I’m looking forward to sharing some tips with you if you have a tween daughter, who also seems to have emotions, if you know what […] The post Special Replay: How To Handle Your Tween Daughter’s Emotions appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
7/25/202311 minutes, 57 seconds
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Special Replay: 6 Back-to-Homeschool Mistakes Veteran Homeschoolers Don’t Make

Hey homeschoolers! I hate to be the bearer of bad news for those of you who don’t homeschool year round. But yes, back to school is right around the corner. I have wise advice for making back to school the best it can be, whether you are a new or veteran homeschooler. This episode we […] The post Special Replay: 6 Back-to-Homeschool Mistakes Veteran Homeschoolers Don’t Make appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
7/18/202315 minutes, 11 seconds
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Special Replay: Habits of the Organized Homeschool Mom

Hey homeschoolers! This week we are discussing habits of the organized homeschool mom. If organization doesn’t come naturally to you as it doesn’t for me, I think you’ll enjoy this episode. First, if you haven’t listened to the last two episodes I did on planning, you’ll want listen to them first. Organizing didn’t come naturally […] The post Special Replay: Habits of the Organized Homeschool Mom appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
6/27/202323 minutes, 22 seconds
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Test Prep For Homeschoolers

If your homeschooler is going to be taking a standardized test soon, do you know the best way to prepare? This is The Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where my guest shares some lesser known insights and tips to put you and your student at ease. Hey, homeschoolers! I had the chance to interview one […] The post Test Prep For Homeschoolers appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
6/13/202331 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why Charlotte Mason Would Love Grammar Galaxy

Do you love Charlotte Mason’s approach to education? This is the Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where I explain why I think Charlotte Mason would approve of my unique approach to teaching language arts and why you might want to consider adding it to your studies this year. If you love a Charlotte Mason approach […] The post Why Charlotte Mason Would Love Grammar Galaxy appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
6/6/20236 minutes, 53 seconds
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Your Top Parenting Questions Answered

Do you wish you could ask a Christian homeschooling psychologist a parenting question? This is The Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where I answer the most common parenting questions I receive. Hey, homeschoolers! Most of the questions I’ve received in my personal and professional life center around parenting. As a parent myself, I understand that. […] The post Your Top Parenting Questions Answered appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
5/30/202318 minutes, 30 seconds
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How To Get Your Kids Interested In Missions

Do you hope that your kids will be involved in missions? This is the Homeschool Sanity Show–the episode where my guest shares practical ideas for inspiring even young children to serve as missionaries to a hurting world. Hey, homeschoolers! With a full-time missionary in the family, we had plenty of mission inspiration in our homeschool. […] The post How To Get Your Kids Interested In Missions appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
5/23/20230
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Can Your High Schooler Homeschool Themselves?

Have you ever wondered if it’s possible (or legal) for your high school student to homeschool themselves? This is The Homeschool Sanity Show — the episode where guest Karla Marie Williams answers our questions about self-directed homeschooling. Karla Marie Williams has been a guest on this podcast before. She’s the author of multiple books, an […] The post Can Your High Schooler Homeschool Themselves? appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
5/16/202333 minutes, 8 seconds
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Why You Don’t Have To Homeschool The Best Way

Have you spent a lot of time trying to determine the best way to homeschool like I have? This is The Homeschool Sanity Show–the episode where I will argue that trying to homeschool the best way may not give you homeschool sanity. Hey, homeschoolers! Last episode, I talked about why you don’t have to get […] The post Why You Don’t Have To Homeschool The Best Way appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
5/9/202324 minutes, 14 seconds
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Why You May Not Need To Get Caught Up

It’s the end of the traditional school year here and you may be trying to get caught up before summer. This is The Homeschool Sanity Show–the episode where I’ll give you permission to stop trying. I cover three key steps to abandoning the quest to get caught up: Ask yourself how behind you really are […] The post Why You May Not Need To Get Caught Up appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
5/2/202317 minutes, 13 seconds
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How To Teach Leadership Skills At Home

Have you intentionally taught leadership skills in your homeschool? Have you wondered how to do that as a homeschool parent? This is the Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where my guest shares practical tips for training young leaders. This Week’s Homeschool Sanity Guest Hey, homeschoolers! My guest for this episode is Clara Stacko. Clara is […] The post How To Teach Leadership Skills At Home appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
4/25/202319 minutes, 32 seconds
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Special Replay: Homeschool Gone Wild: A Fresh Look at Unschooling

Hey, homeschoolers! I’ve done a lot of reading on unschooling and I’ve experimented with it in the afternoons with my kids over the years. But I was forced to take a fresh look at unschooling when I read the book, Homeschool Gone Wild. I invited the author, Karla Marie Williams, to be a guest on […] The post Special Replay: Homeschool Gone Wild: A Fresh Look at Unschooling appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
4/18/202349 minutes, 15 seconds
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Special Replay: Homeschool Your Way: Finding Freedom In Your Christian Homeschool Journey

Do you long for more freedom in your homeschool? More of the peace and joy you thought you’d have as you taught your children at home? If so, this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show is for you. In our time together, I’ll share why a grace-based approach to home education may be just what […] The post Special Replay: Homeschool Your Way: Finding Freedom In Your Christian Homeschool Journey appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
4/4/20230
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How To Teach Grammar In High School

Do you have a high school student who struggles with grammar? Or do you have a soon-to-be high school student and no idea how to approach grammar at this stage? This is the Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where I share a sane approach to teaching grammar in high school. Hey, homeschoolers! If you’ve struggled […] The post How To Teach Grammar In High School appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
3/28/202310 minutes, 58 seconds
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Special Replay: How To Make Grammar Fun Regardless Of Your Curriculum

Hey, homeschoolers! Does grammar get groans at your house?  That’s how grammar lessons taught in the traditional way are usually greeted. And we can’t blame our kids for dreading grammar. It can be dry and tedious. Skipping it isn’t a good option, however. Grammar is important because it comprises a significant part of college entrance exams. It […] The post Special Replay: How To Make Grammar Fun Regardless Of Your Curriculum appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
3/21/20230
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SPECIAL REPLAY: Curriculum Paralysis: How to Decide Which Curriculum to Teach This Year

Hey homeschoolers! This week I had a reader question about curriculum that I just had to respond to with a podcast episode. It was essentially this. I have so many curriculum options. How do I choose which to use this year? We’re going to chat about that in just a bit!   Read the blog […] The post SPECIAL REPLAY: Curriculum Paralysis: How to Decide Which Curriculum to Teach This Year appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
3/14/202316 minutes, 11 seconds
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How To Stop Overshopping

I developed a serious shopping habit. I’d like to pretend it didn’t happen now that I’ve found freedom. But this is The Homeschool Sanity Show — the episode where I explain how I stopped shopping too much and how you can too. The post How To Stop Overshopping appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
3/7/202320 minutes, 49 seconds
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Shame In Parenting

There is a debate in our culture when it comes to using shame in parenting. The first camp says that we are reaping the immorality of having no shame in our culture. That view is described in Philippians 3:19: Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. […] The post Shame In Parenting appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
2/28/202315 minutes, 8 seconds
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How To Plan Your Homeschool Day

The best chance we have of having a good homeschool day is to plan it. This is The Homeschool Sanity Show–the episode where I’ll explain how to plan the day using the 3 R’s. The number #1 complaint I hear about planning is that it’s impossible with so many interruptions–husbands, pets, kids. But my experience […] The post How To Plan Your Homeschool Day appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
2/21/202330 minutes, 59 seconds
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Special Replay: Marriage Secrets for Successful Homeschool Marriages

I can’t wait to share my interview with my husband of 25 years in which we share secrets for a successful homeschool marriage.     Watch on YouTube   Read the blog post Links Apologia: Show sponsor Psychowith6: Homeschool Sanity Facebook page – join me Thursday 6/8/17 at 4E/3C/2M/1P for my interview with Debra Bell Ultimate Homeschool Planner […] The post Special Replay: Marriage Secrets for Successful Homeschool Marriages appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
2/14/202323 minutes, 6 seconds
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How To Develop Your Child’s Biblical Worldview

One of the greatest challenges we face as Christian homeschoolers is teaching our kids a philosophy based on the Bible. This is The Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where guest Elizabeth Urbanowicz gives us easy-to-implement ideas for imparting a biblical worldview. Hey, homeschoolers! One of the things that surprised me about homeschooling was how challenging […] The post How To Develop Your Child’s Biblical Worldview appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
2/7/202340 minutes, 53 seconds
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Get Organized The Easy Way

Does organizing or staying organized seem hard? It did for me. This is the Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where I share the easy way to get and stay organized. Hey, homeschoolers! If you’ve heard any of my organizing episodes before, you know that I was so disorganized that I felt I couldn’t homeschool without […] The post Get Organized The Easy Way appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/31/202318 minutes, 35 seconds
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How To Have More Confidence As A Homeschool Mom This Year

Do you lack confidence as a homeschool mom? A number of moms on the Homeschool Sanity Facebook page have commented that they do. This is The Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where we discuss how we can have more confidence as homeschool moms this year. Hey, homeschoolers! Before we dive into the topic of mom […] The post How To Have More Confidence As A Homeschool Mom This Year appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/24/202312 minutes, 18 seconds
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Special Replay: Homeschooling Through the Winter Blahs

Do you feel blah once Christmas is over like I do? The tips on this episode will encourage you! Subscribe on iTunes The Organized Homeschool Life or on Amazon. Join me on Facebook. I hope you’ll join us for accountability. Teaching Tip of the Week The teaching tip of the week is Shining Dawn Books’ Nature by the […] The post Special Replay: Homeschooling Through the Winter Blahs appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/17/202317 minutes, 21 seconds
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The New Thing for Maintaining Homeschool Enthusiasm

Is it hard to be enthusiastic about homeschooling this time of year? It usually is for me and it’s hard to be enthusiastic about life in general when the winter blahs set in. This is the Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where I’ll share an idea for maintaining your homeschool and life enthusiasm–an idea that’s […] The post The New Thing for Maintaining Homeschool Enthusiasm appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/10/202314 minutes, 20 seconds
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How To Protect Your Homeschool From Hijacking

Right before Christmas my HomeschoolSanity Instagram account was hacked. You may wonder what that has to do with you. This is the Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where I explain what happened and how my experience can help you protect not just your social media accounts but your homeschool and life from hijacking. Sponsor Finding […] The post How To Protect Your Homeschool From Hijacking appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/3/202314 minutes, 40 seconds
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How To Gamify Your Homeschool

A homeschool mom wrote to ask me where my episode on gamifying your homeschool was. The problem is I don’t have one! But I thought it was a fantastic idea. This is The Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where we talk about making our homeschooling more like a fun, motivating game. Sponsor Finding a math […] The post How To Gamify Your Homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
12/20/202215 minutes, 34 seconds
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Motivating Learners With Dr. Lyle Lee Jenkins

Is your student less than motivated when it comes to reading or math? This is The Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where Dr. Lee Jenkins shares creative ideas for motivating learners. Hey, homeschoolers! As a psychologist, mother, and now a guide for homeschool parents, I have a great interest in motivation. Before I introduce my […] The post Motivating Learners With Dr. Lyle Lee Jenkins appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
12/13/202243 minutes, 5 seconds
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Why You’ve Fallen Behind In Your Homeschool Plan

Have you fallen behind in your homeschool plan? Do you want to avoid looking at your lesson planner because it’s so depressing? If that’s you, I have good news. This is The Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where we’ll get back on track. Sponsor: 5000 Blankets Movie It’s incredible what can happen when you transform […] The post Why You’ve Fallen Behind In Your Homeschool Plan appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
12/6/202212 minutes, 6 seconds
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How To Get A College Degree Debt-Free

If your student wants to attend college but doesn’t want to be loaded down with debt, I have a treat for you. This is The Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where guest Kara Walker shares uncommon but practical tips for saving money on a college education. Hey, homeschoolers! I absolutely love chatting with homeschoolers. That’s […] The post How To Get A College Degree Debt-Free appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
11/29/202238 minutes, 19 seconds
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Special Replay: How To Level Up Your Gratitude

Hey, homescoolers! I’ve written and spoken about gratitude a lot because it’s important. God’s Word reminds us to give thanks 173 times. Giving thanks is the Lord’s admonition to His people, but even secular leaders recognize the benefits of expressing gratitude. Gratitude journals are all the rage. But I had an experience recently that helped […] The post Special Replay: How To Level Up Your Gratitude appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
11/22/202211 minutes, 51 seconds
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How To Change Your Parenting In The Teen Years

A homeschool mom wrote to ask me if it’s true that you shouldn’t expect the same kind of obedience from your teens that you do from younger kids. This is The Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where I address how to change our parenting in the teen years. Sponsor Finding a math curriculum that works […] The post How To Change Your Parenting In The Teen Years appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
11/15/202216 minutes, 28 seconds
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How To Combat Loneliness As A Homeschool Mom

Do you wish you had more friends as a homeschool mom? Over my two decades of homeschooling, loneliness was a recurring problem. This is The Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where I discuss how to combat loneliness as a homeschool mom. Hey, homeschoolers! I’m going to confess that I have sometimes envied moms who have […] The post How To Combat Loneliness As A Homeschool Mom appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
11/8/202224 minutes, 9 seconds
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6 Lessons About Homeschooling I’ve Learned Through Podcasting

This is the 300th episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show! I have really enjoyed podcasting for a number of reasons. One of the unexpected reasons is it’s taught me a lot about homeschooling. This is the episode where I share homeschool encouragement from eight years of podcasting. Hey, homeschoolers! The Ultimate Radio Show Network has […] The post 6 Lessons About Homeschooling I’ve Learned Through Podcasting appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
11/1/202216 minutes, 52 seconds
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You Can Homeschool With Carrie Strong

Do you ever worry that you aren’t cut out for homeschooling? This is The Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where my guest and I make homeschooling doable, even if it’s been a struggle in the past. I’ve asked about insecurities on the Homeschool Sanity Facebook page, and I know many of us have them. I […] The post You Can Homeschool With Carrie Strong appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
10/18/202227 minutes, 41 seconds
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Special Replay: How to Homeschool Where Strivings Cease

Have you been trying to be a Proverbs 31 Homeschooling mom as I described in previous episodes? If you have, you’ll want to listen to this episode in which I’ll share what I’ve learned about the problem of striving and how to find a place in your homeschool where strivings cease. But first, I’d like […] The post Special Replay: How to Homeschool Where Strivings Cease appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
10/11/202218 minutes, 55 seconds
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Special Replay: Your Homeschooled Teen Has ADD? Help is Here

A homeschooling mom on Facebook.com/motivatedhomeschooler asked for advice for her homeschooled teen and I thought other parents might have the same question. If you or your homeschooled teen is forgetful, distracted, or disorganized, listen to this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show. Teaching Tip of the Week This week’s teaching tip is to make room […] The post Special Replay: Your Homeschooled Teen Has ADD? Help is Here appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
10/4/202215 minutes, 21 seconds
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Say Goodbye To Emotional Eating With Barb Raveling

Do you ever eat because you’re bored, anxious, or excited? The is the episode where we learn how to say goodbye to emotional eating so we can stay focused on homeschooling. Hey, homeschoolers! The problem with emotional eating for homeschooling parents is two-fold. We hate the consequences for ourselves and we hate even more the […] The post Say Goodbye To Emotional Eating With Barb Raveling appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
9/20/202222 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Whole & Healthy Family With Jodi Mockabee

We hear a lot about health these days, but what does it mean to have a healthy family? This is episode where my guest and I talk about pursuing healthy families with respect to the mind, body, and spirit. There is so much more to our families than the bodies they inhabit. They have minds […] The post The Whole & Healthy Family With Jodi Mockabee appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
9/13/202244 minutes, 5 seconds
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Special Replay: How To Know If You’re Doing Enough In Your Homeschool

Hey homeschoolers! I frequently hear this worry from homeschoolers I talk with at the great homeschool conventions: I don’t know if I’m doing enough. In a time when homeschoolers have an abundance of curriculum options for teaching their children and an abundance of philosophies of education to consider, it’s no wonder that many homeschoolers are […] The post Special Replay: How To Know If You’re Doing Enough In Your Homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
9/6/202219 minutes, 5 seconds
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Help With Handwriting

Does your student struggle with handwriting? In this episode my guest will help us with handwriting. Sponsor Finding a math curriculum that works for your family can be a challenge! With CTCMath, all of your kids from K-12 can learn at their own pace with one family subscription. That’s right! With a CTCMath membership, you have access […] The post Help With Handwriting appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
8/30/202234 minutes, 58 seconds
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How To Teach Our Kids That Everyone Belongs

How can we teach our kids that everyone belongs? In this episode, my guest and I discuss how to empathize with and welcome families who are different than our own. Sponsor Finding a math curriculum that works for your family can be a challenge! With CTCMath, all of your kids from K-12 can learn at their own […] The post How To Teach Our Kids That Everyone Belongs appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
8/23/202230 minutes, 44 seconds
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How We Prepare For College As Homeschoolers

    Do you wonder how to prepare your kids for college? If so, I’m not going to tell you what to do. I hope that’s a relief. Instead, in this episode, I’ll share our experience with college, so you’ll have more information to make the best choices for your family. Hey, homeschoolers! This week […] The post How We Prepare For College As Homeschoolers appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
8/16/202232 minutes, 7 seconds
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Winning Your Homeschool Week

When Friday comes, do you feel like you’ve won your homeschool week and can celebrate? Or are you thinking about all the things you didn’t do well? In this episode, I’ll share tips for winning your homeschool week through proper planning. Before we dive into the topic, I want to thank CTC Math for sponsoring […] The post Winning Your Homeschool Week appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
8/9/202227 minutes, 57 seconds
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How To Help A Child Break A Bad Habit

Does your child have a bad habit? If so, you want to help them. For example, a dad at The Great Homeschool Convention approached me for help in getting his four-year-old daughter to stop sucking her thumb. In this episode, I’ll share tips for helping a child of any age break a bad habit. Break […] The post How To Help A Child Break A Bad Habit appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
8/2/202226 minutes, 29 seconds
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What To Do When You And Your Spouse Disagree About Discipline

Do you and your spouse disagree on discipline? If so, you’re normal, but your homeschool happiness is at risk. A sweet couple came to my booth at the Great Homeschool Convention and asked me what to do when they didn’t agree on discipline in the moment, as in, in front of the kids. I shared […] The post What To Do When You And Your Spouse Disagree About Discipline appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
7/26/202221 minutes, 34 seconds
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Self-Publishing For Homeschoolers

At a recent Great Homeschool Convention, a mom asked me for the best way to have her son’s books published. This is the best time in history to become a published author. That’s because you no longer have to convince a publisher that receives thousands of manuscripts a year to choose your book. Neither do […] The post Self-Publishing For Homeschoolers appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
7/19/202231 minutes, 2 seconds
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How to Develop Kids’ Work Ethic with Jordan Raynor

What is your child’s attitude about work? Not great? This is The Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where we discuss the truth that can make all the difference in their attitude about work and ours. Sponsor Hey, homeschoolers! Before we dive into the topic, I want to thank CTC Math for sponsoring this episode of […] The post How to Develop Kids’ Work Ethic with Jordan Raynor appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
7/12/202226 minutes, 26 seconds
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Special Replay: How To Pray Powerfully Over Your Homeschool

Hey homeschoolers! If you listened to last week’s podcast about getting things done in your homeschool, you’ll understand my focus on prayer this week. I recommend you listen to it first. We tend to think of homeschooling as something we do that requires God’s blessing, when the truth is we cannot do it without Him. […] The post Special Replay: How To Pray Powerfully Over Your Homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
6/28/202213 minutes, 34 seconds
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Special Replay: How to Help Your Homeschooler Transition to Middle and High School

Hey homeschoolers! The homeschooling parents I talk with are most likely to get panicky when the middle and high school years aren’t far off. My discussion today will put your minds at ease. Let’s Connect But first, I would love to have you follow me on Instagram at Psychowith6. I have recently begun sharing inspirational […] The post Special Replay: How to Help Your Homeschooler Transition to Middle and High School appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
6/21/202241 minutes, 11 seconds
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Special Replay: How To Avoid Drill & Kill In Teaching Language Arts

Hey homeschoolers! If your students doesn’t enjoy some aspects of language arts, whether that is reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, or writing, there is a good chance you have succumbed to the age old approach of drill. Drilling means that we repeat the same exercises over and over in an effort to help our students master […] The post Special Replay: How To Avoid Drill & Kill In Teaching Language Arts appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
6/14/202214 minutes, 56 seconds
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Special Replay: Stop Worrying; Start Homeschooling (Part 2)

Hey, homeschoolers! Were you worried that I had disappeared? I enjoyed an extended vacation that has made a huge difference in how I feel. Normally, I am exhausted at the beginning of summer and I don’t want to do anything. But this year, after two consecutive weeks off, I feel great. I highly recommend taking […] The post Special Replay: Stop Worrying; Start Homeschooling (Part 2) appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
6/7/202221 minutes, 44 seconds
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Your Homeschool Finances With Scott LaPierre

Hey, homeschoolers! We are living in a time of financial uncertainty, that’s for sure. That’s why I appreciate the biblical wisdom I got from my discussion with Scott LaPierre. You may remember him from a previous interview on Christian marriage. Scott is a father of 9 who has no debt on a pastor’s salary. He […] The post Your Homeschool Finances With Scott LaPierre appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
5/31/202238 minutes, 21 seconds
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How To Focus On The Things That Matter With Joshua Becker

Hey, homeschoolers! Last week I shared my discussion with Dana White about decluttering. This week I am sharing my interview with Joshua Becker, who is known for his writing on minimalism. He recently published the book Things That Matter that you will want to get a copy of. After our conversation about it, I found […] The post How To Focus On The Things That Matter With Joshua Becker appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
5/17/202237 minutes, 16 seconds
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Decluttering For Homeschoolers With A Slob Comes Clean

Hey, homeschoolers! Do you have too much clutter? Too many craft supplies? Too much stuff for science? Whatever you have too much of, I have help for you. Now to introduce my guest for this episode–Dana K. White. She is the woman behind A Slob Comes Clean. She’s an author, speaker, podcaster, YouTuber, and (much […] The post Decluttering For Homeschoolers With A Slob Comes Clean appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
5/10/202251 minutes, 31 seconds
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How To Edit Your Child’s Writing

Hey, homeschoolers! My homeschool mom friends frequently asked me to edit their kids’ writing. If you don’t feel confident as a writer, it’s hard to feel confident as your child’s editor. In this episode, I hope to give you some simple tips for growing in your editing confidence. Before I do, I want to announce […] The post How To Edit Your Child’s Writing appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
5/3/202216 minutes, 39 seconds
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How To Encourage Students To Be Responsible for Their Own Learning

Hey, homeschoolers! Many of the homeschoolers I talk with at Great Homeschool Conventions want to know if Grammar Galaxy is good for independent learning. It absolutely is! A student reading at a strong 3rd grade level or above can read the story and complete the mission with very little teacher assistance. When I heard about […] The post How To Encourage Students To Be Responsible for Their Own Learning appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
4/26/202245 minutes, 13 seconds
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How To Implement Family Learning

Hey, homeschoolers! When you are teaching more than one child, one of the best sanity-savers is using a family-learning approach. I had to teach this way with six kids and I made sure that Grammar Galaxy could be taught to students at multiple levels. My guest Kathy Gossen gives us simple tips for getting started. […] The post How To Implement Family Learning appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
4/19/202218 minutes, 25 seconds
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Special Replay: What to Do When Your Child Won’t Say I’m Sorry

Hey, homeschoolers! If you have more than one child or if your child has had conflict with another, you know this situation. Your child has said or done something to hurt someone. Your natural inclination is to tell the child to apologize. But what if she won’t? Or what if he does, and everyone knows […] The post Special Replay: What to Do When Your Child Won’t Say I’m Sorry appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
4/12/202238 minutes, 21 seconds
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Special Replay: Help for Homeschooling Distractible Kids with Carol Barnier

I’ve been the recipient of Carol’s wit and wisdom for years, but I was still inspired by my interview with her. If you have a can’t-sit-still kiddo or you’re a what-did-I-come-in-this-room-for mom like me, you’ll love this episode. Carol explains: The kind of activity active children need while homeschooling How to work with a child […] The post Special Replay: Help for Homeschooling Distractible Kids with Carol Barnier appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
4/5/202238 minutes, 48 seconds
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Special Replay: Help for Anxious Homeschool Moms

Hey, homeschoolers! Did you notice the new intro? I thought it was time for a change as we begin a new year and a new decade. As I also prayed about topics to share on the podcast this year, I asked myself what I see as the biggest need of the homeschooling moms I talk […] The post Special Replay: Help for Anxious Homeschool Moms appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
3/29/202214 minutes, 38 seconds
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Special Replay: Motivation Myths That Hinder Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! After 21 years of homeschooling, I know that motivation runs high at the beginning of the year. But it doesn’t take many weeks before that initial enthusiasm starts to cool. You begin looking forward to Christmas break sooner than you thought you would. We realize that we need to use some motivational tricks […] The post Special Replay: Motivation Myths That Hinder Your Homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
3/22/202216 minutes, 9 seconds
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Special Replay: Unschooling To Prepare Teens for Life

Hey, homeschoolers! Do you have teens or will you soon? When you are homeschooling teenagers, the day they leave your home looms large. Whether they plan to attend college, begin working, or start their own business, you want to give them the best preparation possible. My guest today is going to help us prepare our […] The post Special Replay: Unschooling To Prepare Teens for Life appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
3/15/202240 minutes, 2 seconds
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3 Reasons To Attend A Homeschool Conference In Person This Year

Hey, homeschoolers! If you’ve ever considered attending a homeschool conference, this is the year to do it. If you’ve attended in the past, I have three reasons you should attend again. In short, you should attend for the curriculum, the speakers, and the fellowship with other homeschoolers. Some resources I mention in today’s episode are: […] The post 3 Reasons To Attend A Homeschool Conference In Person This Year appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
3/8/202218 minutes, 49 seconds
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How To Help My Son With Depression

Hey, homeschoolers! This episode has a different format than what I usually publish. It’s the audio from a YouTube video by the same name. If you’d like to watch it instead, head to YouTube.com/melaniewilson. Otherwise, just expect a couple of video references. The post How To Help My Son With Depression appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
3/1/202210 minutes, 11 seconds
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How To Homeschool If Your Child Won’t Listen

Hey, homeschoolers! The most popular question I have gotten when I encourage parents to consider homeschooling is this: How can I homeschool if my child won’t listen to me? If you’re already homeschooling, you may have this question with a twist. How can I KEEP homeschooling if my child won’t listen to me? I want […] The post How To Homeschool If Your Child Won’t Listen appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
2/22/202217 minutes, 54 seconds
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Redeeming Your Time: How To Make The Most Of Every Moment As A Homeschool Mom

Hey, homeschoolers! I’m a time management/productivity enthusiast, which you know if you have my book, A Year of Living Productively. That book is the result of my experiments with more than 80 different productivity approaches. I did the reading and the experimenting to make the process of creating your own productivity formula faster. What I’ve […] The post Redeeming Your Time: How To Make The Most Of Every Moment As A Homeschool Mom appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
2/15/202216 minutes, 58 seconds
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3 Simple Grammar Tips For Homeschool Moms

Hey, homeschoolers! I wrote the curriculum series Grammar Galaxy in part because I’m a grammar nerd. Grammar has always come easily to me and I love it. But hand me a Rubik’s cube or another visual-spatial puzzle and I just can’t get it. If visual-spatial skills are your strength, you could send me written instructions […] The post 3 Simple Grammar Tips For Homeschool Moms appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
2/8/202211 minutes, 6 seconds
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How To Homeschool During A Move Or Other Transition

Hey, homeschoolers! Are you going to be moving soon? Or do you have another big life change on the horizon that could affect your homeschool? Then this episode is for you. Before I introduce my guest, I have to say how often I’ve heard from families using Grammar Galaxy, that it’s an easy curriculum to […] The post How To Homeschool During A Move Or Other Transition appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
2/1/202223 minutes, 30 seconds
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What I Learned Doing A Social-Media Fast

Hey, homeschoolers! It was the end of October when I saw a post on Instagram from a former guest on this podcast –Karla Marie Williams. She shared a picture of Wendy Speake’s book The 40-Day Social Media Fast and said she would be back on Instagram after she’d completed her fast. I wrote, “Wait! Take […] The post What I Learned Doing A Social-Media Fast appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/25/202218 minutes, 21 seconds
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Depression And The Homeschool Mom

Hey, homeschoolers! This is going to seem like a weird way to start the year, but I am recommitted to my mission on this podcast of promoting happy, healthy homeschooling. I spoke with a family recently whose presenting problem was child misbehavior. What became obvious, however, is that the mother’s depression was leading to marital […] The post Depression And The Homeschool Mom appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/18/202236 minutes, 31 seconds
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How To Encourage Healthy Eating In Your Kids

Hey, homeschoolers! As homeschool moms, we want our kids to be healthy academically, spiritually, socially, and physically. That’s because health is wholistic. If there’s a breakdown in one area, it’s likely to affect the others. One area where I struggled as a mom was encouraging healthy eating. If that’s an area you’re seeking to improve, […] The post How To Encourage Healthy Eating In Your Kids appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/11/202238 minutes, 29 seconds
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How To Achieve Your Goals: 10 Tips

Hey, homeschoolers! If you’re wondering how to achieve your goals this year, I have 10 tips for you. And this podcast is implementing one of them. I’m co-podcasting with my friend Barb Raveling for this episode that I hope inspires you in the new year. Goal Resources Free Homeschool Routine Kit A Year of Living […] The post How To Achieve Your Goals: 10 Tips appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/4/202235 minutes, 25 seconds
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Special Replay: Get Things Done In Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! Do you regularly find yourself at the end of the school day with nothing to show for it? Do you feel like you aren’t getting anything done? If that’s you, you’re in good company. I regularly hear from homeschoolers just like you and I can’t wait to share the solution I give them. […] The post Special Replay: Get Things Done In Your Homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
12/21/202120 minutes
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Special Replay: Why You’re Not Following Through on Your Plans and Goals

Hey homeschoolers! Are you great at making plans for the new school year but you never seem to do what you’ve planned? Or are you great at setting goals for the new year that you struggle to achieve? If that’s you, I’m going to put my psychologist hat on and explain why your follow-through fails. […] The post Special Replay: Why You’re Not Following Through on Your Plans and Goals appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
12/14/202113 minutes, 30 seconds
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Project-Based Learning

Hey, homeschoolers! At this point in the year, I begin to think about changes I want to make in my homeschool. One change you may want to consider is adding some project-based learning. My guest today is going to help us with that. Before I introduce her, I want to let you know about the […] The post Project-Based Learning appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
11/23/202126 minutes, 7 seconds
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What Does it Mean To Be A Woman Of God Today?

Hey, homeschoolers! What does it mean to be a woman of God in a world that seeks to redefine womanhood? That’s what I discussed with my guest Kristen Clark. It’s an important topic for us to consider as homeschooling mothers and also as parents of daughters. Kristen Clark is married to her best friend, Zack, and […] The post What Does it Mean To Be A Woman Of God Today? appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
11/16/202135 minutes, 10 seconds
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How To Speak The Love Languages As A Homeschool Mom

Hey, homeschoolers! Last month, my husband’s sister Nancy passed away after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was a lifelong international missionary and a bold evangelist. I interviewed her about how to teach kids to share the gospel. Here’s a link to that episode. Today, though, I want to use Nancy’s life to talk […] The post How To Speak The Love Languages As A Homeschool Mom appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
11/9/202116 minutes, 3 seconds
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Discovering Your Child’s Smarts With Dr. Kathy Koch

Hey, homeschoolers. When we begin teaching our kids at home, we quickly realize that some of them have traditional smarts with words and logic, but others have smarts that aren’t celebrated in school. My guest today is well-known author Dr. Kathy Koch. I think she will inspire you to discover your child’s unique smarts so […] The post Discovering Your Child’s Smarts With Dr. Kathy Koch appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
10/14/20210
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How to Prevent Sibling Rivalry

Hey homeschoolers! I know that sibling squabbles are a serious source of stress. I know this personally and professionally. I have been giving a talk for Great Homeschool Conventions on how to negotiate sibling conflicts, but I think it’s important to talk about how to prevent these conflicts in the first place. That’s what this […] The post How to Prevent Sibling Rivalry appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
10/2/20210
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How To Study History On Location

Hey, homeschoolers! What if you could study history where it happened? My guests for today’s podcast tell us how to make that possible, whether you’re able to travel or not. Before I introduce my guests, though, I want to thank my sponsor for this episode, the Courageous Legacy movie. My guests are Dr. W. Kessler […] The post How To Study History On Location appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
9/23/20210
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Teaching Christian History With Danika Cooley

Hey, homeschoolers! If you haven’t yet included Christian history in your curriculum lineup, or even if you have, I have a treat for you. I’m interviewing Danika Cooley today about her new book series Who What Why. She explains why it’s more important than ever to introduce our kids to Christian history. I’ll share our […] The post Teaching Christian History With Danika Cooley appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
9/14/202117 minutes, 30 seconds
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How To Cope With Extreme Stress

Hey, homeschoolersI Today I want to talk with you about coping with extreme stress by telling you what happened when I was 14 years old. I don’t want to break up the story, though, so I’m going to thank my sponsor now–the film Show Me the Father. Everyone has a unique father story. Whether positive […] The post How To Cope With Extreme Stress appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
9/7/202120 minutes, 44 seconds
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How To Be More Diligent This Year

Hey homeschoolers! I have been praying dailly about becoming more diligent for years. But only recently did I realize that I was going about increasing my diligence in the wrong way. That’s what this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show is all about. Before we dive in, I would like to thank my sponsor for […] The post How To Be More Diligent This Year appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
8/24/202117 minutes, 42 seconds
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When Your Teen Isn’t On The College Track

Hey, homeschoolers! I attended a conference session years ago when I was getting ready to homeschool high school for the first time. This particular session was geared toward parents of advanced students who hoped to get full-ride scholarships. There certainly are those students, but there are many more of us who aren’t in that category. […] The post When Your Teen Isn’t On The College Track appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
8/17/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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How To Homeschool: A Guide For Beginners

If you are planning to homeschool for the first time or know someone who is, this is the episode for you. I changed my content schedule because I’m getting requests for this information. I can save myself time and do a better job by presenting this information in podcast format. Are you looking for a […] The post How To Homeschool: A Guide For Beginners appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
8/10/202117 minutes, 10 seconds
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How To Make Fitness A Part Of Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! I have been a fitness enthusiast my entire adult life. I ran track in high school but became enamored with weight training because of a required class in college. I saw a young woman in class who had incredible muscle definition that she had acquired through weight training. I was inspired! I believe […] The post How To Make Fitness A Part Of Your Homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
7/20/202110 minutes, 14 seconds
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How To Make The Most Of The Rest Of Summer

Hey homeschoolers! We are already well into July, and if you’re like me, you feel like summer is slipping away. Fortunately, we can still make the most of it. I’ll explain how. Before I do, I want to thank my sponsor for this episode CTC math. Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes […] The post How To Make The Most Of The Rest Of Summer appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
7/13/202113 minutes, 4 seconds
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God’s Word in Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! If you’re a Christian homeschooler, you know you want the Bible to be the cornerstone of what you teach. My guest today is going to help us with that. I met Catherine Zoller at the Great Homeschool Convention in St. Louis. Speaking of the Great Homeschool Conventions. I’ll be in Round Rock, Texas, […] The post God’s Word in Your Homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
7/6/202147 minutes, 31 seconds
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Advice For Aspiring Writers

Hey, homeschoolers! I met Phil and Erin Ulrich at the Great Homeschool Convention in South Carolina. I fell in love with their books and Phil’s writing story. I invited him to join me on the podcast to discuss advice for aspiring writers. I know many of you would like to write or have kids who […] The post Advice For Aspiring Writers appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
6/29/202147 minutes, 52 seconds
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How To Make Your Homeschool A Heck-Yes

Hey, homeschoolers! You may know that I am a big fan of fashion. Ever since being introduced to Get Your Pretty On with Alison Lumbatis, I love putting pieces from my closet, thrift shops, and other stores together to create a capsule wardrobe. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, I encourage you […] The post How To Make Your Homeschool A Heck-Yes appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
6/22/202112 minutes, 24 seconds
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OT In Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! You may be like me and wonder exactly what occupational therapy is and how it can be of benefit in your homeschool. In this episode, I interview Sarah Collins. I think you’re going to love her! Before I do, though, I want to thank my sponsor CTC Math. Are you looking for a […] The post OT In Your Homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
6/15/202133 minutes, 17 seconds
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6 Lessons My Homeschool Mentor Taught Me

Hey, homeschoolers! Today I want to share with you some powerful lessons my homeschool mentor taught me. I didn’t know I needed a homeschool mentor after teaching for two decades. But I did and God provided one. I think you’ll be blessed to hear what she’s taught me. Before we jump in, I want to […] The post 6 Lessons My Homeschool Mentor Taught Me appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
5/25/202115 minutes, 29 seconds
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How To Raise Children You Enjoy

Hey, homeschoolers! I attended the Great Homeschool Convention in St. Charles, Missouri and met Marisa Boonstra in the booth next to me. When I saw that she taught a course called Raising Children You Enjoy, I had to have her on the podcast. I enjoy my children and consider it one of the great blessings […] The post How To Raise Children You Enjoy appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
5/18/202135 minutes, 31 seconds
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How To Maintain A Strong Homeschool Marriage

Hey, homeschoolers! I’ve done a couple of episodes on marriage over the years and I don’t think that’s nearly enough. A strong marriage is like a strong foundation for your house. Without it, your homeschool can crumble. This is not to discourage those whose marriages have ended or are in serious trouble. God is in […] The post How To Maintain A Strong Homeschool Marriage appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
4/27/202147 minutes, 34 seconds
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Teaching Homeschoolers World Government

Hey, homeschoolers! Types of government have been in the news lately, but I’m going to be honest and say I don’t understand the forms of government that well. That’s why I invited a guest expert to explain it so we can teach our kids. To understand what’s happening in politics and world relationships, we need […] The post Teaching Homeschoolers World Government appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
4/20/202139 minutes, 41 seconds
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How To Manage Homeschool Mistakes

Hey, homeschoolers! I’ve been thinking a lot about mistakes in homeschooling. One reason I have is because I’ve been talking with homeschooling moms at the Great Homeschool Conventions. They’ve been asking me about their mistakes. Another reason I’ve been thinking about mistakes this because I see the end of my homeschooling years on the horizon. […] The post How To Manage Homeschool Mistakes appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
4/13/202115 minutes, 5 seconds
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Rethinking The Homeschool Dream

Hey, homeschoolers! My idea of the dream homeschool life has changed since I began teaching my kids more than 20 years ago. And I couldn’t be happier about it. One of the moms in Homeschool Sanity Circle on Facebook asked a related question that prompted me to do this episode. What is the homeschool dream […] The post Rethinking The Homeschool Dream appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
3/23/202117 minutes, 14 seconds
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What To Teach Kids About Dealing With Difficult People

Hey, homeschoolers! One of the things I love about homeschooling is the opportunity to teach my kids things they wouldn’t learn in a traditional school. For example, I’ve done an episode on how to teach kids to respond to others who are hurting or grieving. Today, I’m going to talk about how to help kids […] The post What To Teach Kids About Dealing With Difficult People appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
3/9/202115 minutes, 25 seconds
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How Personality Can Change Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! I used to think my husband and kids were trying to drive me crazy. That’s before I understood personalities. You would think as a psychologist that I would know better, but I didn’t. In this episode, I’m going to explain basic concepts of personality that can transform your homeschool and your other relationships, […] The post How Personality Can Change Your Homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
2/16/202117 minutes, 52 seconds
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How To Use Finance As A Teaching Tool

Hey, homeschoolers! I’m passionate about teaching my kids about finances. I believe it’s a critical life skill and one that I didn’t personally have a good education in. Sponsor Before I introduce my guest for today’s interview, I want to thank my sponsor for this episode, CTC Math. CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a […] The post How To Use Finance As A Teaching Tool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
2/9/202149 minutes, 21 seconds
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How To Turn COVID-Schooling Into True Homeschooling

If you are one of millions of parents who has had to supervise your child’s education because of the pandemic, this podcast episode is for you. Or, if you know a COVID-schooler, I hope you will share this episode with them. I have heard from a number of COVID-schoolers in my groups on Facebook. While […] The post How To Turn COVID-Schooling Into True Homeschooling appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/19/202114 minutes, 58 seconds
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How To Teach Kids To Share Their Faith

Hey, homeschoolers! As a Christian homeschooler, teaching my kids the Bible, character, and apologetics is of utmost importance to me. But one area of teaching the faith was challenging for me. How could I teach my kids to fulfill the Great Commission and share their faith with others? I haven’t come across a great curriculum […] The post How To Teach Kids To Share Their Faith appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/12/202147 minutes, 43 seconds
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How to Manage Teen Screen Time

Hey, homeschoolers! Someone in The Homeschool Sanity Circle group on Facebook asked about phones and screen time for teens. After I shared my experience, I was asked if I could share more. I agreed to do a podcast on the topic. Sponsor Before we dive in, I want to thank my sponsor for this episode: […] The post How to Manage Teen Screen Time appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
1/5/202116 minutes, 20 seconds
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Help For Distracted And Struggling Readers

Hey, homeschoolers! I interviewed Carol Barnier my first year doing The Homeschool Sanity Show and it was a privilege for me. I had heard her speak at conferences and had read her books and loved what she had to say. Carol is not only hilarious but is so wise in helping distracted students and moms. […] The post Help For Distracted And Struggling Readers appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
11/17/202041 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Your Child’s Writing

Hey, homeschoolers! After reading, I’ve found that homeschooling parents are most concerned about their children’s writing ability. I understand that. As a writer and homeschool mom, I wanted my children to be excellent writers. When they weren’t, I was worried. But in this episode, I’m going to give you three reasons not to worry about […] The post Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Your Child’s Writing appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
10/20/202014 minutes, 32 seconds
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How to Overcome Homeschool Distractions

Hey, homeschoolers! One of the biggest challenges we face in homeschooling and life is distraction. There are many obstacles in the path to focusing on what really matters. And ignoring them is quite a challenge. But it’s possible! That’s what I want to share with you in this episode. Before I do, I want to […] The post How to Overcome Homeschool Distractions appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
10/13/202012 minutes, 5 seconds
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What Every Homeschooler Needs To Know About Science

Hey, homeschoolers! Science has been in the news a lot lately. And misunderstanding about science has me taking action this week. You may not know that my education and even my training as a psychologist centered much more on doing and analyzing research then it did on clinical practice. In fact, my job in graduate […] The post What Every Homeschooler Needs To Know About Science appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
10/6/202018 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Use Personality to Overcome Procrastination In Your Homeschool

Hey homeschoolers! Perfectionism is an obstacle to getting more done and certainly to enjoying your homeschooling. In today’s episode, I will discuss how understanding your own and your kids’ personality can help you get past perfectionism and on to enjoying your homeschool journey again. Before I dive in, I want to encourage you to follow […] The post How to Use Personality to Overcome Procrastination In Your Homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
9/22/202012 minutes, 50 seconds
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How To Create Margin In Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! I have learned a lot in this busy season. Homeschooling is more popular than ever. That means that business has been booming for me. That’s a good thing! But it has presented me with new time management challenges. What I’ve learned is that I need margin. That’s what I want to discuss in […] The post How To Create Margin In Your Homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
9/15/202013 minutes, 21 seconds
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More Homeschool Curriculum Sanity

Hey, homeschoolers! Last time I shared how you can find curriulum for homeschool sanity. This week, I have an amazing resource for you. I interview Heather Bowen of HomeschoolCurriculumFair.com. Before I share the interview, I want to let you know that the audiobook version of Protostar, Grammar Galaxy Volume 2 is now available. Response to […] The post More Homeschool Curriculum Sanity appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
9/8/202015 minutes, 44 seconds
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How To Choose Curriculum For Homeschool Sanity

Hey homeschoolers! Few things cause homeschoolers as much anxiety as choosing curriculum. I understand that. Curriculum can cost us a lot of time and money, and it can be frightening to make the wrong choice. I created a tool to help you in The Organized Homeschool Life book and planner.  The Curriculum Challenge includes a […] The post How To Choose Curriculum For Homeschool Sanity appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
8/25/202016 minutes, 20 seconds