Called To Homeschool
By Meg Thomas
Are you feeling the call to homeschool and you're not sure what to do? Or maybe you are already homeschooling and it doesn't look like what you hoped it would. My name is Megan Thomas and I'm a certified Life Coach, a mother of seven and a homeschool pro with more than a decade of experience. I can show anyone how to create success in their homeschool, and I'd love to show you how. Are you ready? Learn more at www.coachmegthomas.com. Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/calledtohomesc
#176 Part 4- Tips to Stop Yelling
This week I am focusing on what to do instead of yelling. Did you know that about 85% of the energy in the home is used to correct weakness? What if you used that energy differently? What if you used that same amount of energy and put it into pointing out what your kids are doing right? Can you imagine what a difference that would make? Check out today's episode to hear more about how to point out what your kids are doing right. Click here to learn more about the No Yelling Bootcamp
September 21, 2022
#175 Part 3- Tips to Stop Yelling
Welcome to tip #3!! In this episode, I talk about how to feel your feelings without reacting to them. I give you the tool to stop and take a BREATH, so that you can give yourself more time between the stimulus and the response. If you are wanting more help to stop yelling, you have to come and check out the No Yelling Bootcamp.
September 14, 2022
#174 Part 2- Tips to Stop Yelling
Welcome to tip #2!! This week I'm talking about quick fixes and why they don't work. If you are ready to stop yelling for good, then you need to check out my No Yelling Bootcamp.
September 07, 2022
#173 Part 1 - Tips to Stop Yelling
Welcome to part one of tips to stop yelling. In this episode, I share with you why having the skills to yell isn't enough. Yes, skills are awesome, but you your mindset is what helps you to actually make the change.
August 31, 2022
#172 New Baby
When you start to homeschool, it's like having a new baby. It may take more of your time and some things may fall the side as you are adapting to your new lifestyle. But eventually your homeschool baby grows, and homeschool doesn't feel as challenging anymore. Your homeschool will go through different phases, just like children do. I want to give you one simple thing you can do when your homeschool starts feeling hard and challenging. Join me for the free no yelling class.
August 24, 2022
Did you know that over 15 years ago I gave up eating desserts and treats? In the beginning, it was super hard. I didn't know what to do when I was upset because treats were my go to. What do I do at a party that has treats there? It was really hard for me. Now here we are 15 years later and I don't want treats anymore. Yelling can become the same for you. It may be hard in the beginning, but eventually you will not desire to yell anymore. Check out today's episode to hear more!
August 17, 2022
#170 My Schedule 2022-2023
Come and listen to this episode to hear what our school will look like this year!
August 10, 2022
#169 The Power of Your Example
Your example speaks so much louder than your words. Have you ever asked your kid to do something, or not do something, like check out on their phone, and then you go and do the same thing? What about talking to your kids about not fighting or yelling at their siblings, but then you yell at your kids? I am on a mission to help Mamas be the example that they want to see in their kids. If you are yelling, and you want to stop, you need to listen to today's episode for help.
August 03, 2022
#168 By Faith
Did you feel inspired to homeschool? Did it seem like a crazy idea? When I felt inspired to homeschool, I had five small children, had been hospitalized for health issues, and was still battling severe depression. It seemed like a really terrible thing to add into my life. And yet, the Lord inspires people to bring about His purpose. I can now look back and see that if I hadn't followed that inspiration, that I wouldn't have the family that I have now. I wouldn't have the connection that I have with my children, and I wouldn't have grown so much myself. Just because you felt inspired, doesn't mean that it will be easy, but through faith the Lord will help you succeed beyond your fondest dreams.
July 27, 2022
#167 Is Your Curriculum the Problem?
Do you keep buying new curriculum hoping that the next one will magically solve all your homeschool problems? If you do, then your curriculum is probably not the problem. Check out today's episode to know when to switch the curriculum or not.
July 20, 2022
#166 Brush Your Teeth
Did you know that in the early 1900s only 7% of Americans were brushing their teeth? In fact, in the 1600s the 5th reason for death was tooth decay. We have come a long way from those days and now most people understand the importance of brushing their teeth everyday. As we grow and progress as humans, we continue to find ways to improve our lives and our health. I would love to see people start little habits, like brushing their teeth, to their lives to improve their emotional and mental health. In today's episode, I share with you three simple things you can do, to start improving your emotional and mental health.
July 13, 2022
#165 My Teen Needs Help
Is your teen feeling stuck and doesn't quite know what to do? Maybe they are going through something and they just want someone to talk to that isn't emotionally involved. In today's episode, I share with you some of the things that I have had the opportunity to coach teens. Whether it is about breaking up with a boyfriend or feeling anxious, I have coached it all. Check out today's episode to hear some of the things that teens have wanted coaching on.
July 06, 2022
#4 All About You - Buffering
Buffering is an action you take to avoid feeling a certain feeling. When you learn that no feeling can you hurt, you get to start living a more full life because you avoid things like overeating and overspending that usually end up causing more problems.
July 01, 2022
#3 All About You- Throwing Out the Manual
Having a manual for other people is a quick way to create frustration and irritation in your life. Being willing to throw it out allows you the freedom to choose how you want to feel instead of having other people be in charge of your emotions.
July 01, 2022
#2 All About You - Belief
Belief is a powerful thing. Henry Ford said it best when he said, "Whether you think you can or can't, you're right."
July 01, 2022
#1 All About You - The Model
This is the foundation to everything that I teach, the model. Learn how to be intentional with the thoughts you have, so that you can intentionally create the life you want.
July 01, 2022
#164 Be the Sun
The sun and the wind had a competition to see who could get a child to take off their jacket. The wind blew hard, but despite its best efforts, the child only held onto the jacket tighter. The sun then took a turn and simply warmed up the child, and the child naturally took off their jacket. When you want your child to do something, do you get angry and yell like the wind, or are you patient and gentle like the sun? If you want your child to listen to you, then you will need to become like the sun. Tune into today's episode to hear more.
June 29, 2022
#163 Not All Books Are Created Equally
I recently bought a random pack of books from Costco and I decided to try them out for our read aloud. After having spent so much time reading beautiful, heart warming stories, it became painfully obvious that not all books are created equally. In today's episode I share with you some ideas of where to find some heart warming books.
June 22, 2022
#162 Understanding Your Personality
Do you like a house full of noise or do you prefer it being quiet? Do you recharge by being alone or do you recharge by being with a group? There is no right or wrong answer to this, but by understanding your personality it can help you in your home and in your homeschool. Listen to today's episode to get some questions to help you better understand you and what supports your personality. www.coachmegthomas.com
June 15, 2022
#161 Your Beliefs and Values
Did you know that the average student who attends public school will spend over 100,000 hours in school? That is over 100,000 hours of being influenced with strangers beliefs and values. I have no problem with someone having different beliefs and values than me, but I want to make sure my children are influenced by what my husband and I believe and value. This is one of the reasons why you are more than qualified to teach your own children. You get to be an influence for good to them in a chaotic world. You are doing a marvelous work, so keep going.
June 08, 2022
#160 The Check List
Do you find yourself getting hung up on your check list? Do you see all the things you haven't done and start to feel inadequate or that you aren't doing enough? Then you need to listen to today's episode to hear a different way you can do your check list that will help you gain momentum to keep going.
June 01, 2022
#159 Modern Day Babylon
Babylon and Zion cannot coexist. Has public school become a modern day Babylon? Babylon is used as a symbol of the wickedness and evils of the world. Babylon is known for being a center of sin, carnality, and worldliness. More and more schools are coming out with wicked and evil teachings. Children as young as four are being allowed to choose their gender, and parents are where LGBT activists are telling parents that they cannot protect their kids from transgender ideology. Zion is the opposite of Babylon. Zion is based on righteousness and holiness. Being of one mind and one heart. Babylon and Zion cannot coexist. Create an Awesome Homeschool Online Event
May 25, 2022
#158 Creating a Successful Summer
Do you look forward to summer with your kids or dread it? I have found that by doing four simple things that you can create a successful summer that you and your kids can all enjoy. Listen to today's episode to hear more.
May 18, 2022
#157 Year End Review
Are you wrapping up your school year? If yes, I invite you to do a year end review. I want you to go through the questions on the podcast so you can see what is working in your homeschool and find any areas that you want to change. I go over my year with you, so you can hear what is working and what isn't working in my school. Check out the private podcast here. Check out the online homeschool event here.
May 11, 2022
Why don't more people change? Why do they keep habits that aren't serving them and even creating contention? Because change is uncomfortable. Listen to this week's episode to hear about why change is worth it and the law of creation to create the change you want.
May 04, 2022
Welcome to the Mama's Members private podcast. Hear more how it was created and what you are going to get. I'm glad you're here!
May 04, 2022
There is one thing that I can guarantee in your homeschool and that is that at one point you will face some type of obstacle. Whether that is health, a strained relationship, or even not knowing what to teach a certain child. Do you know what to do when an obstacle hits? You can just throw your hands up and give up, but if you want to keep going then you need to listen to this week's episode to hear what you can do to get past the obstacle and continue in creating an amazing homeschool.
April 27, 2022
Meditation- The Kingdom of God is Within You
The Kingdom Of God Is Within You: This meditation is designed to help you understand that The Kingdom of God is Within You.
April 22, 2022
Praise Meditation: The Praise Meditation is a daily practice for me. You can practice this with the guided recording or do a similar version on your own. The Bible Dictionary entry on prayer teaches us that prayer becomes difficult when we forget our relationship to God and who he is. The Praise Meditation is a wonderful way to keep our vision pure and therefore make our communication with Him "natural and instinctive on our part".
April 22, 2022
Meditation- Be Prosperous
Be Prosperous: This guided imagery recording was created as part of my Be Prosperous podcast episode. This recording is the solo track. Prosperity literally means "to go forward with hope". One of my favorite ways to practice prosperity is imagining myself in the story of Jesus walking upon the water and to visualize my own invitation to come unto Him upon the water as well. This is an example of one way you can meditate upon the scriptures and personally imagine yourself in the story.
April 22, 2022
Meditation- WOOP Guided Imagery
WOOP Guided Imagery: WOOP is a tool used to help you move forward in your challenges and your goals, and comes from the work of Gabrielle Oettingen and her book, Rethinking Positive Thinking. WOOP stands for: Wish Outcome Obstacle Plan WOOP provides a you with both a vision as well as a plan for the obstacles that stand in the way. This balanced approach is a practical and empowering way to move forward with intention. You can use WOOP on everything from tiny goals to get through your day or a single event, all the way to long term goals far distant in the future.
April 22, 2022
Meditation- Evening (10 minutes)
Evening Meditation (10 min): This meditation is a wonderful reflection meditation incorporating gratitude and refining our ability to "learn by experience".
April 22, 2022
Meditation-Evening (5 minutes)
Evening Meditation (5 min): This meditation is a wonderful reflection meditation incorporating gratitude and refining our ability to "learn by experience".
April 22, 2022
Meditation- Create Your Day
Create Your Day Guided Meditation: This meditation is a wonderful meditation using both words (SAY) and imagery (SEE). All things must be created spiritually before they are created physically. Create intentional experiences and interactions for your day in this guided meditation. This meditation can also be practiced by guiding yourself in silence or with music.
April 22, 2022
Meditation- The Future Self Guided Imagery Journey
The Future Self Guided Imagery Journey is a wonderful in depth visualization to introduce you to your future self and gain wisdom and love your future self has to share with you regarding what you are working to create right now.
April 22, 2022
Meditation- I Love and Accept You
"I Love And Accept You, ______ ." This meditation is my foundational meditation. It's the first one I do each day, and though many of the meditations I do may evolve or be seasonal, this one remains constant. To Master The Art of Showing Up you must love and accept your true self. This meditation can also be easily practiced in silence or on your own with music. Look for ways to use this mantra all through your day.
April 22, 2022
Meditation- See the Divine Self
See the Divine Self: This meditation was created as part of my See the Divine Self Podcast episode. This recording is the solo meditation track. To truly see the way God sees, we must learn to see ourselves and others free from all the labels, judgements, expectations, and stories we pile upon ourselves that cover the true self. This meditation will guide you in removing those layers so you can see and experience your Divine Self.
April 22, 2022
Meditation- See the Divine Self of Others
See The Divine Self (For Relationships): This meditation is designed to help support you in struggling relationships where you need to change the way you SEE the other person.
April 22, 2022
Creation Patterns: Consider this meditation your habit rehearsal to spiritually create the patterns you are working to automate into your life.
April 22, 2022
Meditation- SOUL Goals
SOUL Goals: Simplify your goals into one or two powerful specific intentions. The most important thing to START doing and the most important thing to STOP doing that will most transform your life.
April 22, 2022
Baggage Meditation This meditation is designed to help you let go of burdens you carry that don't belong to you and lighten your load.
April 22, 2022
Meditation- Changing Your Reality
Changing Your Reality: This meditation is designed to help you create a new reality.
April 22, 2022
Meditation- Throwing Rocks
Throwing Rocks Meditation: This meditation is designed to help you identify and feel your feelings, especially feelings such as anger or frustration.
April 22, 2022
Meditation- Life Purpose
Life Purpose Meditation: God needs you to help build His kingdom in your own unique way. This meditation is designed to help you gain direction in your purpose and courage to do what needs to be done. For you were born “for such a time as this.” (Esther 4:14)
April 22, 2022
Meditation- Future Self Guided Imagery
The Future Self Guided Imagery Journey is a wonderful in depth visualization to introduce you to your future self and gain wisdom and love your future self has to share with you regarding what you are working to create right now.
April 22, 2022
Meditation- Flip The Switch
Use this meditation to remember to flip the switch back to your true self.
April 22, 2022
#154 The Power of Belief
You are capable of so much more than you think you are. When you start to believe that, you will be able to do amazing things. In today's episode, I am giving a race recap from my recent Ironman, and talking to you about the power of belief.
April 20, 2022
#153 What Are You Willing to Feel?
Everything we do is driven because of the way we think it will make us feel. Sometimes we choose to feel good now, knowing that we will feel the discomfort later. And sometimes we are willing to feel discomfort in one area of our lives over another. What if we were more intentional of what we were willing to feel? Listen to today's episode to see what are you willing to feel?
April 13, 2022
#152 The One Thing to Help Your Homeschool
How many of you worry about your curriculum? Do you stress if you are using the right books or method to teach your child? Spoiler alert, that isn't where your focus should be in your homeschool. If you are wanting to create an amazing homeschool that flows, you need to listen to this episode to hear the one thing you can do to help your homeschool succeed.
April 06, 2022
#151 Everything Will Work Out
Today is my Brigham's 11th birthday! This kid is an absolute joy, but when he was little he was quite the challenge. He destroyed anything and everything his path. Whether it was painting his sisters with nail polish in their sleep or running away in the night when we were all asleep. How do you navigate life when you have a child that you don't know what to do? Check out today's episode to hear how.
March 30, 2022
Have you ever struggled with anxiety? So many Mamas and even children struggle with anxiety. I want to share with you today one thing you can do that can start to help you with your anxiety. You are not going to want to miss this!
March 23, 2022
#149 The Odd One Out
Do you ever feel like the odd one out because you homeschool? I know I have. So often we don't want to be the odd one out because we want to be a part of the tribe. We want to belong. And we are afraid that if we are different than other people then something bad will happen. What if being the odd one out wasn't a problem? What if by you being willing to be the odd one allowed other people to do the same? Tune in to listen to why it's ok being the odd one out. Ticket for the live event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/274574207847
March 16, 2022
#148 Bad Advice
What is some bad advice you have received? One of my favorites was about a way to keep my runaway toddler in the house. Needless to say, the advice wasn't helpful and didn't work. I recently heard some advice at a bridal shower and instantly knew that it was some really bad advice. It is a quick ticket to causing contention and force into your marriage and/or home. The thing that surprised me was that so many people thought it was great advice. Listen to today's episode to hear some really bad advice and what you can do instead. Sign up for the Create an Amazing Family Event
March 09, 2022
#147 Change the World
The world feels chaotic and crazy. We've gone from pandemics to war, and sometimes it feels like the problem is too big and we are too small. What can anyone do? If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. Change happens in our homes, and then they ripple out into the community and the world. Listen to today's episode to hear what you can do to change the world. Click here to check out: Create an Amazing Family Online Event
March 02, 2022
#146 How to Create an Amazing Family
Are you tired of feeling like your family is barely surviving? Are you tired of the complaining, the meltdowns, and the messes? I was too. I am taking over two decades of studying about families and sharing with you how to create an amazing one. I will be hosting a webinar to give you the steps to create the family of your dreams. In the webinar, you will learn: The one simple thing to do each week that creates huge momentum How to get rid of tattle telling How to solve problems as a family And so much more!! Click here to sign up for the webinar.
February 23, 2022
#145 Science and Art
I am so excited to have Karyn Tripp on the podcast this week. She and I started Called to Homeschool together and we recorded episodes for two years. Since leaving the podcast, she has gone on to publish another amazing book. Science Art + Drawing Games for Kids. In today's episode, you can hear all about easy ways to make science even more fun with art. You can also go to my Instagram page and enter the giveaway to win your own signed copy!
February 16, 2022
Faith is a hope in things unseen. Homeschooling your children and believing that everything will work out is a leap of faith. I used to have a lot of the same fears that you do with homeschool. Am I teaching my kids enough? Will they be able to provide for themselves when they are older? How do I teach so many kids at different levels? As I learned to have faith, I started to see the miracles, and it was amazing. In today's episode, I share scripture references about faith, miracles, and that with God nothing is impossible.
February 09, 2022
#143 Getting Punched in the Face
Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face. -Mike Tyson. You can plan the most beautiful homeschool, you can have supplies ready and activities planned, but what are you going to do when life punches you in the face? Things like getting sick, power outage, or even a crying baby can throw a punch right into your plan. I want to share with you ideas of what you can do when things don't go as planned. Take time to evaluate, set floors and ceilings, and get curious if you need a day of rest. Life is unpredictable, so it's great to have a plan when things don't go as planned. www.coachmegthomas.com
February 02, 2022
#142 Kids and Screens
Did you know that screen time is linked to behavior issues in children? It can create children feeling anger, anxiety, depression, and troubles concentrating to name a few. But what do you do? We live in a world of screens and technology and you probably aren't going to be able to hide under a rock and avoid screens. In this episode I want to show you a way to teach your children how to manage their screen use, and how to help empower your kids to be in charge of screens instead of screens being in charge of your kids.
January 26, 2022
#141 Making School a Priority
Do you have a hard time making school a priority? Do you find that you just don't have enough time to teach your children and do all the things you want to do? Listen to today's episode and hear four tips of how to make school a priority. www.coachmegthomas.com
January 19, 2022
#140 Levels of Liberty for Mamas
How do you teach your children to have an extraordinary life? You show them how it's done. I have Levels of Liberty for your children, and now it's time to have it for you! Join me as I share with you ideas of how to create an amazing life by using the Successful Six. https://www.coachmegthomas.com/work-with-me YouTube: Levels of Liberty
January 12, 2022
#139 My Perfect Children
It's one thing to post about your four year old having a tantrum, but it's another to show your teen having different struggles and going through a trial. Just because I don't post about my teens and their trials, doesn't mean that they are perfect. I want to share my thoughts with you today about being worried about if your children appear perfect or not. Want to a private coaching session? Click here to book a session today
January 05, 2022
#138 Closet Homeschooler
What is a closet homeschooler? It's what I was for many years. I was afraid to tell people I homeschooled, so I hid. As I reflect on my past, hiding is something that I do all too often. I hide my fails and I even hide my wins. I become afraid of what people may say about me either way. I am now embarking on a new journey and I am done hiding. I want to share with you as I am on the journey. www.coachmegthomas.com
December 08, 2021
#137 My Schedule Term Two
I know a lot of people have found it helpful when I share what we are studying for our school. We have finished up term 1 and we are now moving into term 2, so I wanted to share what books my kids will be reading for this term. You can check out our current schedule here: https://www.amazon.com/shop/thehippiemama?listId=3CGN8700K2OPN&ref=idea_share_inf www.coachmegthomas.com
December 01, 2021
#136 Navigating Family and Homeschool During the Holidays
Are any of you dreading to go to holiday parties this year because of what other people may say about you and homeschooling? Maybe you dread your aunt questioning your kids on what they know and don't know. I remember feeling that way too. I was nervous that people would think I was doing a bad job, or that maybe my kids weren't getting a good education. I want to give you some ideas of how you can navigate family and homeschooling this year during the holidays. www.coachmegthomas.com
November 24, 2021
#135 Choosing Your Path
In the book Mere Christianity, CS Lewis tells about how if we get a little worse over time, it won't really really matter in 70 years. But if you believe in eternity, and you continue to get a little worse over time, you will eventually create an absolute hell. Our daily actions determine what path we are currently taking. Do you like the end of your path? Will your path bring you joy or put you in hell? Check out today's podcast episode to see what path you are currently taking. www.coachmegthomas.com
November 17, 2021
134 Build Your Foundation
The word foundation means: the lowest load-bearing part of a building. Sometimes we often feel that we are bearing a heavy load. A heavy load built upon a weak foundation will crush us. In the scriptures, we learn that in order to within stand the storm we need to build on a solid foundation. The foolish man built on sand, and his house washed away. You are going to face storms and heavy burdens, but if you can learn to be like the wise man, you will be able to weather the storm. Check out today's podcast to hear more. www.coachmegthomas.com
November 10, 2021
#133 It Shall Be For Thy Good
Back in 1839 Joseph Smith was in Liberty Jail facing a lot of difficulty. The conditions were poor and the trial seemed to be more than he could take. He asks God where is He, and why is He not helping him. Everyone has probably had their own Liberty Jail moment when the trial seems so hard and we ask God where is He, and why is He not helping. I want to share with you from the scriptures what God's answer was. How He really is always with us and how our trials shall be for our good. www.coachmegthomas.com
November 03, 2021
#132 Learn from Mistakes
You are imperfect and you have made mistakes and you will probably make more mistakes in the future. What do you do when you make a mistake? Do you sit in guilt and think that you should never make mistakes, or do you learn and grown from them? I want to teach you a simple tool to help you grow from your mistakes. www.coachmegthomas.com
October 27, 2021
#131 Having an Aim
Why do so many people love watching sports? Because they love to see someone have an aim and succeed. We love seeing people run a marathon or lose extra body weight. But every now and then we find people who don't like to see people succeed. They comment negative things and try to hurt the one who has succeeded. This happened to me recently with a picture I posted, and it has made me think of everything about the picture and what those people said. Listen in to this week's episode to hear my thoughts and thoughts of having an aim. www.coachmegthomas.com
October 20, 2021
#130 Making Soup
It's getting cold here in Utah and I have been making a lot of soup. In the beginning, I needed to follow a recipe step by step to figure out how to make the soup until I felt comfortable creating my own recipes. Homeschool is the same way. Sometimes you want a recipe of curriculum that will walk you step by step of what to do. I give two suggestions for curriculum that you may like that will help those of you who are wanting more help on what to do in your homeschool. www.coachmegthomas.com
October 13, 2021
#129 Mom Guilt
Have you ever felt mom guilt? Feeling guilty that you work or don't work. Feeling guilty that you didn't spend enough time with your kids. Feeling guilty that you didn't teach your kids to be more independent. There are so many thoughts we have that create mom guilt. In this episode, I want to get to the root of where the thought comes from that creates mom guilt. If you ever felt mom guilt, you need to listen to this episode. www.coachmegthomas.com
October 06, 2021
#128 No Yell November 2021
Are you ready to dive into this year's No Yell November challenge?!? I want to help as many people as possible to complete this year's challenge so I will be adding in extra videos and bonus calls to help everyone conquer the habit of yelling and learn tools of what to do instead. www.coachmegthomas.com
September 29, 2021
#127 It Might be Great
My son thought that doing home MTC was going to be a negative experience, and it ended up being absolutely wonderful. How often do we think our homeschool is going to be terrible? What if instead of focusing on the negative, we thought of all the ways that it might be great? www.coachmegthomas.com
September 22, 2021
#126 Yelling Help
Are you tired of yelling, but you are not sure what else to do? Do you want a deeper connection with your kids, but yelling and contention keep getting in the way? Then you need to check out this week's episode where I talk about starting on the journey of kicking the habit of yelling. www.coachmegthomas.com
September 15, 2021
125 You Have Options
A few weeks ago a High School chemistry teacher went on a rant while a student filmed her. She threatened them and told them how their parents are dumb. More and more stories like this are popping up into the news. This episode is a little bit of me going on a rant, but also, I want to empower you to show you that you have options for your child's education. www.coachmegthomas.com News story: HERE
September 08, 2021
124 Riding the Wave
My son is leaving for his mission next week and I have been feeling all the feelings. I want to show you how to ride the wave of emotions for yourself and then teach it to your kids. www.coachmegthomas.com
September 01, 2021
123 Can You Mess Up Your Kid?
I have often said that you are not powerful enough to mess up your kid. To believe that, is to take away your child's agency. But even though you cannot mess up your child's life or ruin it, you can be their greatest obstacle. www.coachmegthomas.com Singing program, click HERE. Discount code: HipMama40
August 25, 2021
When you look up the word discipline you find synonyms like: punish, control, or rebuke. But did you know the origin of the word discipline is to teach? How different would your homeschool look if you used your child's behavior as an opportunity to teach instead of punish? What would you relationship look like? How would it change the mood in your home? Check out today's episode to see how you can switch from punish to teach. www.coachmethomas.com
August 18, 2021
#121 My Schedule
I thought it would be helpful to do a full episode dedicated to what we are studying this year and term in our homeschool. I also included a link to see all the books we are using. Check out the books here. www.coachmegthomas.com
August 11, 2021
#120 Social Skills
I had someone ask me the other day how do I plan to teach my four year old social skills if I don't send him to preschool? I still find this to be a ridiculous question, but I still get questions about the social so much that I feel like it needs a full episode. Get ready for me to get on my soap box and talk about social skills. www.coachmegthomas.com
August 04, 2021
#119 Take Care of Your Garden
What is the first thing you have to do before you plant a garden? Prepare the soil. If you are trying to plant seeds (positive thoughts) in your garden (brain) and you haven't cleared out the weeds (negative thoughts) then your seeds can't grow. Listen to today's episode to help you learn why it's important to clear your garden and some ideas. www.coachmegthomas.com
July 28, 2021
#118 What Makes a Parent Successful?
How do you measure your success as a parent? If your kid does something you like, are you successful? What about if they dress in clothes you don't like, did you fail as a parent? I want you to listen to today's episode to see what makes a parent successful? www.coachmegthomas.com
July 21, 2021
#117 Who Are You Married To?
My husband and I are celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary and I wanted to give you five tips to stay connected even while homeschooling. www.coachmegthomas.com
July 14, 2021
#116 It Mattereth Not
So many of you have felt the call to homeschool, but now you aren't receiving guidance from above of what curriculum to use or what a specific child might need. If that is you, you are going to want to listen to today's episode. www.coachmegthomas.com
July 07, 2021
#115 Why I Should Have Never Have Homeschooled
Today I want to share with you all the reasons why I should have never homeschooled. You are not going to want to miss this. www.coachmegthomas.com
June 30, 2021
#114 Fears and Successes
Today I am interviewing my friend and client, Lizzie Langston. I wanted her to share her experience of homeschool. She has been homeschooling for 18 months and I thought it would be good to hear of some of her fears with homeschooling and what successes she has already had in those 18 months. If you are feeling overwhelmed, scared, or that you're never going to figure it out, you need to check out this episode. www.coachmegthomas.com
June 23, 2021
#113 How Long Should I Do School?
Are you wondering about how long you should be doing school each day? Are you nervous if you're not doing enough or are you doing too much? Listen to today's episode to learn how long your school should be. www.coachmegthomas.com/join
June 16, 2021
#112 Create Your Homeschool Year with Confidence
Do you want to know some of the tips to creating an amazing homeschool year?!? Of course!! Creating your homeschool year can be simple and fun when you know what it is you're trying to create. Listen to today's episode to hear tips of how you can create an amazing school year. www.coachmegthomas.com/join
June 09, 2021
#111 Why I Left My Co-op
You read the title right; I have decided to leave my co-op. After an amazing experience of being with my co-op for so many years why would I ever leave it? You'll find out in today's episode. www.coachmegthomas.com
June 02, 2021
#110 Another Homeschool Graduate
Last week you got to listen to me interview my daughter Bella and her experiences with her homeschool. This week I was able to interview my son, Porter. I interviewed him and his experience of homeschool and heard his thoughts. I also asked him about Levels of Liberty and whether or not he thinks it's a good idea. www.coachmegthomas.com/join
May 26, 2021
#109 Homeschool Graduate
Two of my kids just graduated!! Listen in today to hear my daughter Bella's experience. Her favorite memories, and even her least favorite memories. You are not going to want to miss this! www.coachmegthomas.com/join
May 19, 2021
#108 How to Feel More Love
Love is just a vibration in the body. However, love runs at a higher frequency which is why it feels so good. How would you show up in your homeschool day if you felt more love? You would be patient, kind, understanding, and gentle. We all could use a little more love in our lives. Listen in to today's episode to hear how you can feel more love. www.coachmegthomas.com
May 12, 2021
#107 Become the Flight Attendant
Can you imagine what would happen on a plane if the flight attendants started freaking out every time there was turbulence? Most of the passengers would probably start freaking out too. Instead, the flight attendants are usually calm, and peaceful. They are trying to make sure that everyone else is ok. They are able to be a creator or peace instead of chaos in that turbulence. What would your school look like if you responded like a flight attendant instead of the panicked passenger? You are going to want to listen to today's episode to see how you can become the flight attendant. www.coachmegthomas.com
May 05, 2021
#106 How to be an Awesome Mom
Spoiler alert, how to be an awesome mom, tell yourself that you are an awesome mom!! Seriously, it is usually by small and simple things that great things are brought to pass and the story we tell ourselves is no different. In this episode, I am giving you five tips to really believe that you are an awesome mom. www.coachmegthomas.com
April 28, 2021
#105 Am I Doing Enough?
This is a common question that I get when I am coaching. Am I doing enough? First, what does enough look like? How will you know when you've arrived? Come listen to this episode to help you get past the worry and fear if you are doing enough. www.coachmegthomas.com
April 21, 2021
#104 How to Solve Any Problem
I'm going to teach you the model. The most amazing tool that will give you the ability to solve any problem. Curious to see if it can work for you? Then I invite you to sign up for a free session at https://www.coachmegthomas.com/free-session and I'll walk you through it.
April 14, 2021
Episode #103 Following Your Calling
Big announcement in this episode!! As we all are willing to following our callings, sometimes our calling puts us on a different path. You are not going to want to miss this episode to hear about Karyn's new path.
April 07, 2021
Episode #102 When Your Kid Doesn't Like School
Is your kid not liking school? Are you feeling frustrated with their lack of excitement with school? Then listen today to hear some ideas to get the spark back in your school. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/102
March 31, 2021
Episode #101 Homeschool Co-ops
Are you curious what our co-op looks like? What about wanting to know what options are out there for different co-ops? In this episode, you will hear all about homeschool co-ops. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/101
March 24, 2021
Episode #100 Homeschool Bloopers
Can you believe that we are on episode 100?!? We wanted to have some fun today and share some homeschool bloopers we have had. Listen in to have a good laugh at some of our bad homeschool days. See show notes at www.calledothome.com/100
March 17, 2021
Episode #99 The Heroine's Journey
You have probably heard of the hero's journey, but have you heard of the heroine's journey? This episode is inspired from Sarah Grace Live's episode, The Heroine's Journey, where she talks about the journey with being an entrepreneur. Today, we want to show you what the homeschool heroine journey's look like, and see where you on this journey. See show notes at www.calledothome.com/99
March 10, 2021
Episode #98 The Importance of Stories
Stories help us understand things in our heart that our eyes alone cannot understand. Listen to this week's episode to be inspired of why to includes stories in your school. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/98
March 03, 2021
Episode #97 Detox from Public School
Detox from public school? This episode dives into what the detox phase is, what it could look like, and how to create your homeschool instead of creating public school at home. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/97
February 24, 2021
Episode #96 Why Is That a Problem?
Has your kid ever told you that they hate a certain subject? Or are you worried because they aren't as excited about learning as you would hope they would be? Then you are going to want to listen to today's episode where you will learn four great tips of what to do when you start to feel that it's a problem. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/96
February 17, 2021
Episode #95 Tips for Helping Kids with Anxiety
If your kids are struggling with anxiety, this is a great episode to listen to. Karyn's husband, Rich, a mental health therapist, gives some great advice to help you through this challenge! See show notes at calledtohome.com/95
February 10, 2021
Episode #94 Force Negates Learning
Did you know that scientist have been able to prove that when you force learning, that it doesn't make it into your long term storage? Not only that, but as you try to force learning, it effects you as well. You are not going to want to miss this episode diving into why to stop forcing learning and what to do instead. See show notes at www.calledothome.com/94.
February 03, 2021
Episode #93 Connect With Your Kids
February is around the corner and we want to help you connect with your kids on a deeper level. We're giving you fun things you can do throughout February to help you. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/93
January 27, 2021
Episode #92 This Too Shall Pass
Are you having multiple bad days, and it feels like those days won't ever end. You are going to want to listen to this episode to hear about some ideas of helping you get through even the hardest of days. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/92
January 20, 2021
Episode #91 Educational Subscription Boxes
If you want something a little extra in your homeschool, check out some of the fun educational subscription boxes that Karyn recommends. It's a great way to change things up in your homeschool and make things a little more fun. Plus, it takes some of the stress of teaching off of you! See the show notes for links at www.calledtohome.com/91
January 13, 2021
Episode #90 Compliment Not Compare
Do you ever get in the comparison trap? Do you worry that your homeschool doesn't look like it should? In this episode we talk about ways to get out of the comparison trap. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/90
January 06, 2021
Episode #89 What Do You Want to Create in the New Year?
Setting goals for the new year? Knowing what you want to create helps you know what path to take. If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter what you do. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/89
December 30, 2020
Episode #88 Educating the Whole Child
Charlotte Mason taught that we should educate the whole child, but how does one do that? Tune in this week to hear some helpful tips. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/88
December 23, 2020
Episode #87 Well-Educated Heart
We are diving into the Well-Educated Heart philosophy. We'll tell you what it is and how to implement it into your family. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/87
December 16, 2020
Episode #86 Making Holiday Learning Fun
If you are looking for a great way to make learning fun AND include the holidays, you are going to want to check out today's episode!! See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/86.
December 09, 2020
Episode #85 #LightYourFamily
We are giving away an awesome calendar full of ideas to bring your family closer this holiday season. Tune in to find out how you can #LightYourFamily. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/86
December 02, 2020
Episode #84 The Covenant Land
This awesome episode brings in special guest Elizabeth Little the creator of Covenant Land. Karyn worked with Elizabeth (and an amazing team of people) to create Covenant Land, a family study guide to teach families about principles of liberty, the Constitution and faith. Plus it is all a non-profit company donating all proceeds to help stop child sex trafficking. You won't want to miss this! See show notes at http://www.calledtohome.com/84
November 25, 2020
Episode #83 Art Curriculum Ideas
Tune in this week to hear some great ideas of different art curriculum ideas. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/83
November 18, 2020
Episode #82 Geography Curriculum Ideas
We're headed back to giving curriculum ideas and this week we are diving into geography. Listen in to hear ideas of how to make your geography more exciting. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/82
November 11, 2020
Episode #81 How Homeschooling Has Changed Me
Recently Karyn found a journal entry from her first year of homeschooling. She realized how much she has grown and changed and we wanted to share how we have both changed from homeschooling. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/81
November 04, 2020
Episode #80 The Family Planner
Your family is your business. a successful business reviews, plans, and works as a team to solve problems. Listen to this episode to learn how to apply those same principles to your family. See show notes at www.calledtohomeschool.com/80
October 28, 2020
Episode #79 Science Curriculum Ideas
We interviewed some of our favorite Moms to find out what curriculum they have loved and some they haven’t loved with science. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/79
October 21, 2020
Episode #78 Math Curriculum Ideas
We interviewed some of our favorite Moms to find out what curriculum they have loved and some they haven’t loved with math. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/78
October 14, 2020
Episode #77 Language Arts Curriculum Ideas
We interviewed some of our favorite Moms to find out what curriculum they have loved and some they haven’t loved with Language Arts. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/77
October 07, 2020
Episode #76 History Curriculum Ideas
We interviewed some of our favorite Moms to find out what curriculum they have loved and some they haven’t loved with history. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/76
September 30, 2020
Episode #75 Curriculum Over the Years
This is a meaty episode. Karyn and Meg share some of their curriculum they have used over the years. They cover History, Language Arts, Science, and Math. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/75
September 23, 2020
Episode #74 Family School
The next few weeks we'll be talking about different options of curriculum. Today's guest, Maren, tells us her experience with an online option from the Family School from American Heritage. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/74
September 16, 2020
Episode #73 Is Your Curriculum All Wrong?
The biggest question we have received this summer is about curriculum. What is the best curriculum? What are the different homeschool styles? Listen to this episode to see if your curriculum is all wrong. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/73
September 09, 2020
Episode #72 Teaching Your Children About Liberty
We are excited to have another guest on the podcast today, Connor Boyack, who is a freedom fighter and the author of the Tuttle Twins series. He tells us why he decided to write the Tuttle Twin series, and how you can easily teach your children about government and economics. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/72
September 02, 2020
Episode #71 Educating the Mind, the Heart, the Body, and the Soul.
This week we get a taste of Meg's presentation for the HECOA.com conference. She talks about the importance of educating the mind, the heart, the body, and the soul. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/71
August 26, 2020
Episode #70 How to Make Your Homeschool More Fun
Karyn is sharing some amazing ideas of how to make your homeschool more fun, and the best part, most of her ideas are free!! See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/70
August 19, 2020
Episode #69 Parents Who Know- Strategies to Address Porn in Your Family
Are you concerned about your children coming across pornography? Want some tips to combat it? This episode will help you through all of your questions! Today's podcast features Rich Tripp a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with many clients struggling with these issues. He details tips for parents to help their kids avoid or overcome pornography in their lives. See show notes at http://calledtohome.com/69
August 11, 2020
Episode #68 Standing Up for What You Believe
There is so much chaos going on in the world right now. How do you teach your children to stand up for what they believe? See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/68
August 05, 2020
Episode #67 Creating Your Homeschool Vision
When you don't know what it is you want, then it doesn't matter what you do. Creating a homeschool vision helps you to know what to keep in your life and what it is that you can throw out. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/67
July 29, 2020
Episode #66 Planning Your Homeschool Year
Are you ready to get your homeschool year planned? Then this is the episode for you!! Listen in to hear some great ideas of how to plan your homeschool year. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/66.
July 22, 2020
Episode #65 An Alternative to College
This week I am interviewing the CEO of Praxis, Cameron Sorsby. Praxis is an alternative to college. It is a year long program that mentors people to be successful in their career. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/65
July 15, 2020
Episode #64 What if I Have to Homeschool This Fall?
Traditional schooling may not look the same this fall. Are you one of the Moms who are thinking that they may want to homeschool instead of distance learning or send your kid to school with all the CDC restrictions? If so, this episode is for you. We cover all the basics for the forced homeschooling Mom. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/64
July 08, 2020
Episode #63 Ask and Ye Shall Receive
What is it that you need? A lot of times we are struggling or overwhelmed and we forget to ask. You're going to want to listen in to hear some ideas to give you confidence to ask for what you need. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/63
July 01, 2020
Episode #62 Should Homeschooling be Banned?
This episode is in response about to the article, The Risk of Homeschooling, written in the Harvard Magazine. To say the least, we couldn't disagree with the article more. Listen in to hear our rebuttal to the article. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/62
June 24, 2020
Episode #61 Educational Games
Summer time is a perfect time to break out the games. We love mixing school up with different educational games. Listen to this week's episode to hear some of our favorites! See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/61
June 17, 2020
Episode #60 Floors and Ceilings
Today we are talking to the amazing Brooke Snow. Brooke is a habits and identity coach. She has an amazing tool called floors and ceilings. Helping you to feel successful while homeschooling, and to create momentum to become better and better. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/60
June 10, 2020
Episode #59 Homeschooling Kids with Dyslexia
If you are homeschooling a child with dyslexia and trying to figure it all out, this is the episode for you! In this episode, Karyn is joined by her friend Paige Anderson who has dyslexia and is raising several of her own kids who also have it. She shares some amazing tips and advice to help parents out. See the show notes with resources mentioned at http://calledtohome.com/59
June 03, 2020
Episode #58 Teaching Your Kids Obedience
How to teach your kids obedience, that is the million dollar question. This episode is perfect for any mom with children. You don't want to miss it. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/58
May 27, 2020
Episode #57 Helping Kids Develop a Love of Learning
Do you want to know a trick to make your school day go smoother? Help your kids develop a love of learning. It is a skill that will bless their entire life. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/57
May 20, 2020
Episode #56 Homeschool Graduate
This is a special episode with Meg and her oldest son, Ethan. Ethan is graduating this year, and Meg interviewed him to see what his thoughts were of his homeschool experience. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/56
May 13, 2020
#55 A Mother's Influence
Sometimes among the dirty diapers and dishes the job of motherhood can feel like an unappreciated task. We want to remind you the power of your influence in your home. You are doing amazing things!! See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/55
May 06, 2020
#54 Homeschooling Kids With ADHD
Homeschooling with a child with ADHD? Then you need to listen to this episode. We have different opinions of whether to medicate or not, so you'll get to hear both sides, and we hope that this episode will help you make the best decision for your family. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/54
April 29, 2020
#53 Homeschooling Through Hard Times
Everyone is going to go through something hard during their homeschool journey. Whether it's a new baby, illness, or pandemic!! Listen in to some ideas of how to keep homeschooling even through hard times. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/53
April 22, 2020
#52 Teaching Kids Emotional Health
A lot of us understand the importance of taking care of our physical health, but do we understand how important it is to take care of our emotional health as well? Listen in to this episode to hear how you can teach your kids about their emotional health. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/52
April 15, 2020
#51 Simple Science Activities
In this episode Karyn shares some simple science activities kids love! She also explains why science experiments are great for kids and the importance of using multiple senses in learning! See show notes at calledtohome.com/51.
April 08, 2020
#50 The Art of Boredom
When did boredom become a bad thing? In this episode, we share with you the art of being bored. Why boredom is a good thing, how to transition off of so much technology, and what to do when your kids come to you and say, "I'm bored!" See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/50
April 01, 2020
#49 Spring Learning Ideas
Sometimes it gets tricky to homeschool when it starts to warm up outside. Listen to this episode to find some fun ways to keep doing school with a spring/Easter theme. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/49
March 25, 2020
#48 Connecting with Your Kids
Connection is everything. Having a connection with our kids helps them to feel safe and helps us to homeschool without so many tears. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/48
March 18, 2020
#47 When Your Spouse Isn't on Board with Homeschooling
This week we're going over some ideas if your spouse isn't on board with homeschooling. We give ideas to help if your spouse has concerns, and how you can address them. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/47
March 11, 2020
#46 Teaching Your Kids Habits
Teaching your kids great habits is going to help your homeschool run much smoother. We share five habits from Charlotte Mason, and how and why to incorporate it into your school. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/46
March 04, 2020
#45 Levels of Liberty
If you are ready to really dive into creating an amazing home, and giving your kids some skills that will bless them throughout the rest of their lives, then Levels of Liberty is for you! It's a system of teaching your kids how to govern themselves, and giving them step by step skills to reach their potential. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/45
February 26, 2020
#44 St. Patrick's Learning Ideas
St. Patrick's Day is coming up! In this episode we share some fun ideas of great activities you can do with your kids. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/44
February 19, 2020
#43 14 Ways to Say I Love You
This is a special episode about connecting with your spouse. It's so easy in the hustle and bustle of homeschooling to forget about dad. In this episode we're giving you four tips on how to have a happier marriage AND 14 ways to say I love you. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/43
February 12, 2020
#42 Extra Curricular Activities
Do you worry that your kids will miss out with extra curricular activities because they're not in the school system? Homeschoolers have tons of opportunities to get out and try different activities. Sometimes it can almost feel overwhelming because there are so many choices. Listen in as we share some ideas, and some help for you as you make the choice of how much extra curricular you want in your life. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/42
February 05, 2020
#41 Fun Winter Learning Ideas
Do you get stuck in the winter blues, or need a little extra help with your school during those long, cold months? Listen in as we share some fun ideas to help make your winter a little more fun. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/41
January 29, 2020
#40 Consistency Not Perfection
Perfection doesn't exist. Trying to make your homeschool perfect is an easy way to get burned out. Just try to be consistent. Listen in as we give you ideas on how to get over the perfectionist trap, and why consistency will serve you over perfection. See show notes at www.calledothome.com/40
January 22, 2020
#39 Homeschool Help
Are you feeling lost with your homeschool? In this episode we share with you Meg's new program, Mama's Members, that is a great resource for all your homeschool needs. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/39
January 15, 2020
#38 Battle of the Brains
This is a listeners request to hear about Meg's end of the term Battle of the Brains. We share what it is, why it got started, and what it looks like. See show notes www.calledtohome.com/38
January 08, 2020
#37 Goal Setting
We're ending the year by preparing you for the next one. This episode is a great resource of a different way to look at goals, and how to make them a lasting change. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/37
December 18, 2019
#36 Keeping the Holidays Simple
How in the world do you homeschool all December AND create a magical Christmas? You don't. In this episode, we give you permission to keep the holidays simple, and centered on Christ. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/36.
December 11, 2019
#35 Books for Teens
In this episode we share some of ours and our teens favorite books. From classics to popular fiction, and some stuff in-between, we cover a bunch of different styles of books that your teen readers will enjoy! See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/35
December 04, 2019
#34 Books for Tweens
Are you ready to hear another great list of book suggestions for your tween? We each share some of our favorite books that our kids have absolutely loved. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/34
November 20, 2019
#33 Books for Young Readers
You asked for it, and so here it is!! The next few episodes are going to cover some of our favorite books for your kids to read. In this episode we share some of our favorite books for kids in Kindergarten through fourth grade. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/33.
November 13, 2019
#32 No Yell November
Are you ready to join us in the no yelling revolution? Heck yes you are! In this episode we are going to talk to you about why we yell, the downside of yelling, and how you can overcome this habit. As an added bonus you can join the support group on Facebook, just look up #NoYellNovember or send Meg an email to join. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com32
November 06, 2019
#31 Making Math Fun
Does this feel like the impossible goal, making math fun? In this episode we are going to give you some simple tips to help any child find a way to enjoy math. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/31
October 30, 2019
#30 Teaching Kids About Money
We have another awesome guest on the show today, Meg's husband, Johnny. He is a financial guru and is sharing some of his wisdom. He shares a couple of simple principles of finances and then we share how we teach them to our kids. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/30
October 23, 2019
#29 Morning Devotional
How do we study religion in our homes? In this episode we talk about how we start our day with our morning devotional. How we study scriptures, and ways to help even the youngest of kids understand gospel principles. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/29
October 16, 2019
#28 Nature Study
In this episode we cover some simple ways to get outside and observe nature. It doesn't have to be grand or complicated to be successful. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/28
October 09, 2019
#27 Minute With Mom
Have you heard Meg talk about Minute With Mom and you've wondered what in the world is that? Well today, all your questions will be answered. Listen in as we talk about many different ways that you can connect with your kids throughout the school day. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/27
October 02, 2019
# 26 Do You Need A High School Diploma?
We have recently had several listeners ask us whether you need a High School diploma. We not only answer that question, but we open up a lot more possibilities for your High Schoolers. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/26
September 25, 2019
#25 Teaching Kids About Sex
This episode is a bit different from the normal ones. Karyn interviews a special guest, her husband! Rich Tripp is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Certified Sex Therapist. In this episode he walks through teaching kids about sex. This is a difficult subject for many parents to tackle! In this episode we cover the importance of you teaching your own kids so they learn based on your values. We discuss the messages given in the media vs. what we want our children to understand, miseducation that happens, and what to teach at different ages. Check the show notes for a bunch of book recommendations for parents. Find the show notes at http://calledtohome.com/25
September 18, 2019
#24 The Homeschooling Working Mom
We wanted to dedicate a whole episode to the working Mom. More specifically, the mom who works outside of the home. We interview our dear friend Candace, who has a thriving photography business, about juggling homeschool, career, and everything else that Moms do. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/24
September 11, 2019
#23 Homeschool Organization
How in the world does one have microscopes, papers, pens, and books lying around the house and stay organized? Do you have to have a school room to keep your sanity? We answer all these questions and more in this great episode of getting organized. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/23
September 04, 2019
#22 Faith, Not Fear
Listen in as we discuss why we feel afraid, how it can help us, or hinder us, depending on how we use it. Most Mamas feel some fear with homeschooling; having faith helps navigate through those challenges. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/22
August 28, 2019
#21 Reluctant Readers-How to get Your Kids Excited About Reading
What do you do if you have a reluctant reader? In this episode we share some great tips on how to encourage your kids to get excited about reading. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/21
August 21, 2019
#20 Homeschooling Through Sickness
What do you do when you or your kids are sick? What about if Mom or kid has a chronic illness? It is possible to homeschool through both of these. In this episode we share Karyn's story of homeschooling through cancer and share ideas of what to do on sick days. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/20
August 14, 2019
#19 Homeschooling With a Baby or Toddler
Is it possible to homeschool with a newborn or toddler? We think it is, and we will tell you why and give you some tips on how to make it work in this episode. See show notes www.calledtohome.com/19
August 07, 2019
#18 First Day of School Traditions
In this episode we share some of our favorite first day of homeschool traditions. It looks a little different each year, but we like to make it special, so they feel excited about starting their homeschool year. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/18
July 31, 2019
#17 Mom Support Group
One of the things that has helped both of us on our journey with homeschooling, is our mom support group. In this episode we talk about what a mom support group is, why having one is so important, and how to start your own. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/17
July 24, 2019
#16 What I Would Have Done Different
We've learned a lot over the years of homeschooling, and we've made a lot of mistakes. We share with you some of the things that we would have done differently. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/16
July 17, 2019
#15 The Importance of Read Aloud
Do you want to know the easiest way to connect with your kids and help them reach their full potential? Read Aloud to them! It's really that simple. In this episode we cover the importance of reading aloud, tips to make it go more smoothly, and we give you some of our favorite books. Find show notes at www.calledtohome.com/15
July 10, 2019
#14 Homeschool Q & A
This whole episode is answering your amazing questions! We cover some common concerns and give some practical tips of how to be a homeschool boss. To find show notes go to www.calledtohome.com/14
July 03, 2019
#13 Homeschooling Through High School
Let's get raw and real. Next to socialization, homeschooling through High School usually is the 2nd biggest fear. We get it because we used to have the same fear. Listen in as we share our perspective on High School and why we feel passionate about continuing to homeschool through High School. You can find the show notes at www.calledtohome.com/episode13.
June 26, 2019
#12 Homeschooling Through Jr. High (Middle School)
In this amazing episode we talk about the hard topics of emotions and some of the challenges that come with teaching Jr. High aged kids. We cover some of our expectations with them and ways to help them contribute to the family. We also cover how we give them a deeper education. See the show notes at www.calledtohome.com/episode12
June 19, 2019
#11 Homeschooling The Elementary Years
This episode covers the broad range of Kindergarten to 6th grade. We cover our routines, the skills we try to teach, and the relationships we work on building, so they are prepared for their teenage years. Find the show notes at www.calledtohome.com/episode11
June 12, 2019
#10 Homeschooling Preschoolers
Preschoolers are so much fun to teach because they are so excited to learn. On today's episode we will share with you some great tips for teaching preschoolers as well as some great curriculum ideas. You can find the show notes at www.calledtohome.com/episode10.
June 05, 2019
#9 When Everything Goes Wrong
It's no surprise that sometimes you are going to have a bad day, or even a really bad day. In this episode we give four different tips to help you survive the worst days of homeschooling and empower you to keep going. Find our show notes at calledtohome.com/episode9
May 29, 2019
#8 Summer Learning
What does school look like during the summer? Listen in to Karyn and Meg as we share our summer schedule and ways to keep learning through those months. Show notes calledtohome.com/episode8
May 22, 2019
#7 Getting Off the Conveyor Belt
Homeschool doesn't have to look like the school system. It can be whatever you want to create. Learning can happen anywhere or at anytime through experiences or in books. Allowing your kids to learn while following passions is a great way to give them a love of learning instead of worrying about passing a test. Find the show notes at calledtohome.com/episode7
May 15, 2019
#6 What About Mom?
It's easy to be so involved with parenting and homeschooling that you forget about taking care of mom. In this episode we give permission to make you a priority. You can still have hobbies, have peace amongst the chaos, take a break when needed, and remember to treat yo'self!! If you're running on empty, you won't have enough in your own tank to be the best you could be. See show notes at calledtohome.com/episode6
May 08, 2019
#5 Keep It Simple
Do you want how to avoid mom burn out? Keep it simple! This short and sweet episode gives you five tips to keep it simple.
May 01, 2019
#4 100 Ways To Homeschool
If you ask 100 different homeschoolers what their day looks like, you would get 100 different answers. In this episode we talk about what a typical homeschool day looks like for each of us. We also go over some of the most common methods of homeschooling. Find show notes with resources at http://calledtohome.com/episode4/
April 24, 2019
#3 Are You Smart Enough To Homeschool?
Do you need a college degree to homeschool your children? Listen as we share Karyn's perspective, who has a teaching degree, and from Meg's perspective, who doesn't have a degree. This episode is all about helping you have confidence to teach your own children, no matter what your education background is. Think of all the things you have already taught your kids how to walk, talk, and so on. And what better way to learn than to learn right with your kids? You can do this.
April 17, 2019
#2 Let's Get Socialization Out Of The Way
Join us this week as we talk about the most common fear of homeschooling, socialization. A common question asked is will my kid be socially awkward if they're homeschooled? We've got your answer! We'll also cover the reality of negative socialization common in schools; why it's important to operate out of love instead of fear, so you'll be able to find solutions instead of focusing on the problem, and ways to find opportunities to be with other families. See show notes at http://calledtohome.com/episode2
April 09, 2019
#1 You've Decided To Homeschool, Now What?
Have you been called to homeschool? So have we! Listen in as we share our stories of why we started homeschooling all those years ago. In this episode we'll discuss the importance of finding your why. You'll definitely want to remember your why on those less than glamorous days. We also go over the logistics of how to take your kid out of school. Finally, we'll cover the detox or de-school phase and give you four practical tips to feel confident.
March 16, 2019