Welcome to Girlfriends Chat with Angela Jordan Perry part of Girlfriends' Guide to Homeschooling providing a platform for voices of melinated and marginalized homeschooling community. Their success, challenges, triumphs, journey, their story and special niche. Connecting and building a village for the African homeschooling DIASPORA.
This week's 'Behind the Scenes with Angela Jordan Perry' for Girlfriends' Guide to Homeschooling and Girlfriends Chat I share:
*new 'stuff' coming to GG2H and GC, WootWoot!
*how this past week of interviews/podcasts went
*what's coming up for the next week of interviews
*Bill Pickett's Rodeo....first and only black rodeo organization full of black men and women
*Speaking Opportunities. To start speaking/not to start speaking engagements
*getting organized and what that looks like
Girlfriends Real Talk: My top 5 reasons you should homeschool your children?
My top FIVE reasons you should consider homeschooling your child(ren).
All five reasons have to do with FREEDOM!!!!
As a homeschooling Mom of eight children (three have graduated from homeschooling), 18 years of doing so, there has been nothing more affirming of my decision to homeschool my beautiful children then FREEDOM!
As each year morph into the next homeschooling year more freedoms emerge and the blessing of homeschooling becomes even more ‘sweetah’.
1. TIME Freedom!
2. EDUCATIONAL Freedom!
3. ‘NO-LABELS’ Freedom!
4. ‘MAKE-MEMORIES’ Freedom!
5. ‘JUST BE YOU!’ – Freedom!
Tara Omotosho of Maryland is the homeschooling Mom of four boys all under the age of 11.
I had the priviledge of sitting down and interviewing Tara on my show, Girlfriends' Guide to Homeschooling with Angela Jordan Perry, Episode 87. You can find it on YouTube, facebook and on the tumblr website for the show.
On today's podcast, Girlfriends Chat, we dig deeper around the subject of Tara homeschooling a very very challenging son, how she deals with it daily, her convictions to stay in the 'game' of homeschooling inspite of her challenges, and what she has learned as a result of her challenge with her son.
Tara deflates the 'glamor' of homeschooling while giving a hopeful and expectant end whenever she calls each of her sons by name.
Angela Philips was my interviewee on Girlfriends Guide to Homeschooling with Angela Jordan Perry Episode 78.
She is a homeschooling Mom of three years from Pennsylvania homeschooling three children. However, she has six children. (Shhhh....she started all over again.) Angela's oldest is 32 years old while her youngest is seven years old. :)
We dig deeper on a specific point Angela made in her interview: I didn't want to quite homeschooling but wanted to quit on them.
Verleatha Byrd was my interviewee on Episode 87 on Girlfriends' Guide to Homeschooling with Angela Jordan Perry. She is a pastors wife, speaker, podcast host of 4TheByrds, and homeschooling Mom from North Carolina.
We Dig Deeper as she mentioned 'nature vs. nuture' as it relates to homeschooling and the importance of knowing yourself before starting homeschooling. Verleatha breaks these down and shares what she means in details.
Karen Ricks was my interviewee on Episode 84 on Girlfriends' Guide to Homeschool with Angela Jordan Perry.
This worldschooling Mom currently living in Albania is an inspiration and a trailblazer for many who desire to become a world schooler.
Karen, her husband and 7-1/2 year old son (as of this recording) has lived in Mexico, Italy, Japan for 10 years, New Zealand, Australia and now Albania. (I'm sure I've missed a few locations.)
We dig deeper regarding her advice to the African Diasporic homeschooling community that she shared during her interview on GG2H.
"Start before you are ready. Never a perfect time to get started. Start sooner. Start Now."
Karen and I chatted around what did her advice look like for her and her family and why the sound of urgency.
Sharica McGee was my interviewee on Episode 45. She's a homeschooling Mom and entrepreneur of two sons in Jacksonville, Florida.
In her interview she mentions a VERY interesting book titled, "Lies My Teacher Told Me" by James Lohen. She shares how this one book shapped her homeschooling and focus of study she'd have while homeschooling her son.
As a result I really wanted her to share more about this book, why she felt we should have it in our library and what she walked away with.
Join in and listen to her expound about the perpetuating lies of history that are told in the public school system and in our society at large.
On this Girlfriends Chat Anita digs deeper to help us 'develop the gift that is within our child that irritates us.'
Omgeee!! Anita breaks this down into five points. Quick. Profound. Encouraging. You'll want to have a notepad and pen close by to jot down some notes in this 9 min phone chat/podcast with Anita.
During Episode 70 on Girlfriends' Guide to Homeschooling Jaunae shared how during homeschooling she saw her son 'fall in love with himself.' (What romantic words about one on self.) Jaunae shared exactly what that looked like and how to help foster that 'love of ones self' in our melanated children
Trina Ferugson was a guest interviewee on Episode 42.
On this Girlfriends Chat we discussed her son and her relationship causing Trina to consider quitting homeschooling during his 7th grade homeschooling year.
However, during his 8th grade year Trina shared how he experienced a HUGE transition that made homeschooling him this past year the best year ever.
You will want to hear her story!
Alana was on Girlfriends' Guide to Homeschooling episode 73. During todays Girlfriends Chat podcast she and I discussed a point she brought up during the actual interview, ' 'don't allow circumstances to direct your steps in your homeschooling journey.'
Since Alana and I are 'such talkers' we let you in on our open and casual conversation as we catch up with one another.
You will want to have a notepad and pen because Alana came ready to 'drop some nuggets step by step.'
Join in as two Girlfriends just chat.
Maria Gonzalez appeared LIVE on Girlfriends' Guide to Homeschooling on episode 11. During her interview she shared some profound thoughts. In Girlfriends Chat we spoke on a few of those topics in detail.
Maria shared how she raise her girls with the mindset 'whatever you have to do you must win at it.' Yet she shares how she balances that thought process with having a 'super laid back' schooling atmosphere where her girls takes the lead in their schooling day.
This Afro-Dominican Mom is wise beyond her years. Listen up to all she has to share today on Girlfriends Chat!!
Sunny shares her thoughts on how to help her children (our children) become independent thinkers.
Her wisdom is prodound and is a 'MUST HEAR.'
Mom of 6 children, full-time worker, active in ministry, in the North Carolina homeschooling community.
Trinda has TWO gifted and talented children. When you hear where they are in their math level at such a young age you will be floored.
Trinda shares how listening to her children and allow them lead the way to 'quenching their own thirst' to satisfy their drive for knowledge and learning.
Tameka is a single homeschooling mom of a child that has tested as gifted and talented with an IQ of 144. He is high functioning autistic yet strong academically. Tameka shares insights on how to challenged our gifted and talented children. Her suggestions for resources to incorporate in their studies as well as things we should avoid.
During my Girlfriends' guide to Homeschooling interview with Bethany she mentioned 'being present in homeschooling and holding it tenaciously.' In this Girlfriends Chat Bethany expounds more upon what it looks like to 'be present' in homeschooling. Her challenges of doing so and what perameters she has put in place to ensure she 'holds on to it tenaciously.'
Dr. Sheva Quinn is raising two moguls and the importance of raising children business minded. Dr. Quinn dig in deeper sharing with us the 'how-tos' of getting our melinated children started in their own business.
Episode 10: Behind the scenes on Girlfriends' Guide to Homeschooling with Angela Jordan Perry
This was a great week of interviews, share the books I'm currently reading, things I've learned personally and how my family is doing.
The Ultimate Secrets to Total Self-Confidence by Robert N. Anthony
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
Cathy expounds on her personal quote 'be like water' in your homeschooling and in life. Cathy expounds like being like water is necessary for each individual child, their schooling, teaching them about themselves nad in being a mother/wife/person.
Digging Deeper: This homeschool mom of two from Girlfriends Guide to Homeschooling Episode 10, has dove completely into health and wellness. Shay and I dig deeper into self-care, health priorities and staying the course while homeschooling and what's her drive behind it.
Digging Deeper: In my initial interview Chenoa mentioned that if a parent had public school kids but now are homeschooling the first thing they must do is renew their mind and find their own unique homeschool experience.
Episode 6: Behind the scenes with Girlfriends Guide to Homeschooling
Recap on this past week's interviews, my week personally, what I'm currently reading and exciting plans for next week and where we are headed at GG2H.
Angela Jordan Perry, the host of Girlfriends' Guide to Homeschooling, desires to bring value to the homeschooling community and make a positive impact on 1000's of homeschoolers are those interested in homeschooling world wide.
Angela is the wife of one, Mom to 8 and ma'dam farmer. She has homeschooled for 18 years as of this video. Has graduated three children from homeschool. Her oldest became a violin teacher and entrepreneur, son entered military and now works a traditional job, third child graduated at 16 yrs old and went on to major in violin performance in Mississippi. Angela plans to homeschool all of her children through to graduation.
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