Called To Homeschool

#3 Are You Smart Enough To Homeschool?

An episode of Called To Homeschool

By Karyn & Meg
Like every other part of parenting, no homeschool manual exists. But our podcast is the next best thing! Together, let's conquer your fears and help you see that you are the amazing homeschool mom you were called to be. We're your cheerleaders and new best friends, and we can't wait to join your journey. Join us each week as we share our homeschool hacks, sanity tips, and lots of laughs while empowering you to be your best self, even while teaching math. Learn more at calledtohome.com.
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#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
20:45
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
15:15
October 9, 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
14:13
October 2, 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 
13:19
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 
28:17
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
18:36
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
22:37
September 4, 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
14:29
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
15:33
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
17:42
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
19:56
August 7, 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
12:39
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
18:12
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
16:43
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
29:58
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
29:21
July 3, 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.
25:51
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
26:21
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
24:05
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.
22:47
June 5, 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
17:40
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
13:19
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
18:59
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
24:39
May 8, 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.
17:37
May 1, 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/
26:11
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.
20:55
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
27:28
April 9, 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.
28:04
March 16, 2019
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