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Homeschool with Moxie Podcast

Homeschool with Moxie Podcast

By Abby Banks
On the Homeschool with Moxie Podcast our goal is to inspire and encourage you with actionable strategies to take you from overwhelmed to confident in your homeschool adventure. Listen to interviews with amazing influencers in the homeschool world and beyond.
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162. Balancing Many Ages, Levels & Needs in Homeschooling
Today we're answering this reader question: "How do you balance so many ages, levels, needs? When I focus on one child, I inevitably don’t get to focus on another." Listen in for actionable strategies!  Show notes are at
May 19, 2022
161. Helping Non-Artsy Moms Do Homeschool Art with Beth Herrild
Are you a non-artsy homeschool mom? Do you feel intimidated with doing art in your homeschool? Listen to this conversation with Beth Herrild, founder & CEO of Outside the Box Creation. We chat about the simplest ways to get started with homeschool art, which supplies you need, and how art is important for your child's development. Plus, get an exclusive coupon code if you want to get started with her homeschool art in a box subscription! Show notes are at
May 12, 2022
160. Transitioning to Teaching a High Schooler
If you're going to be homeschooling high school very soon, or if you still have kids in K-8 but want a heads-up about what's coming, this episode will help you figure out the way roles change when homeschooling the high school years, plus we'll tell you our top tips for how to navigate those years. Plus, be encouraged that homeschooling high school can be even more rewarding than the early years! Show notes are at
May 05, 2022
159. Creative Character-Building Ideas: A Conversation with Katie J. Trent
On this episode of the Homeschool with Moxie Podcast, we're chatting with best-selling author and homeschool mom, Katie J. Trent, about how we can creatively build up our children's character. We'll talk about the importance of being purposeful in our discipleship, plus practical ideas for family faith-building & character development. Show notes are at and you’ll want to check them out because we’ll link to the resources we talk about with Katie, including her free 140-page family faith building bundle.
April 28, 2022
158. The Many Flavors & Styles of Homeschooling
There is no one right way to homeschool. In fact, there are as many "flavors" of homeschooling as there are unique homeschooling families! In this episode, we'll talk about 8 of the most common homeschool methods, how they work, and which curriculum fits that style. Show notes are at, where you can download The Essential Guide to Homeschool Methods for FREE!
April 21, 2022
157: To Grade or Not to Grade?
Learn how tracking progress in homeschool doesn't require grades and report cards. Embrace immediate feedback and mastery learning! We'll talk about the different methods of tracking progress in K-8 versus 9th -12th grades. Show notes are at
April 14, 2022
156. How to Make Any Curriculum Work for Any Child
Learn how narration and notebooking can help you make any curriculum or resource (even simple picture books or library books!) work for any child. Using these strategies will help you simplify your homeschool, teach multiple ages together, and save you money by using free or inexpensive resources. Show notes are at
April 07, 2022
155. Where are they now? A Chat with AnnaMade Design Co. Teen Entrepreneur
Do you have a teen entrepreneur? They'll love this conversation with AnnaMade Design Co. owner to hear about the progress she's made in her business while still in high school. Listen in and be inspired! Show notes are at
March 31, 2022
154. 4 Easy to Implement Writing Tips for your Homeschool
Teaching writing in your homeschool can feel challenging. But maybe that's because you haven't worked on foundational skills first. Here are four easy strategies to start using this week in your homeschool for all ages. Show notes are at
March 24, 2022
153. How to Keep HS Paperwork to a Minimum
Are you drowning in homeschool paperwork? Don't do it! Here are a few simple strategies to declutter those piles and keep the homeschool paperwork to a minimum. Because who has time for that?! Show notes are at
March 17, 2022
152. Inductive Bible Study FAQ
Would you like to teach your kids how to study the Bible? If you’re looking for a Word-driven study, then you’ll love our inductive Bible studies for kids and teens. Here are the most frequent questions about the inductive method and our studies in particular. If you need a new resource for teaching Bible in your homeschool, listen in on this episode to learn how our Bible studies can help grow Bible literacy in your kids. Show notes are at
March 10, 2022
151. 88 Things First Time Homeschool Moms Need to Know
Are you a first-time homeschool mom?  You might think you need to know all about lesson planning, or Charlotte Mason, or unit studies.  Maybe you’re concerned because you don’t have a degree in early childhood education or Calculus.  No fear!  The things you really need to know about homeschooling are these simple, beautiful, and direct truths.  This is the list you need to pin for later so you can read it on the day that you have locked yourself in the closet with the chocolate.  Really, we all have those days and it’s quite okay.  So, here’s your list.  Here’s what first time homeschool moms need to know. Show notes are at
March 03, 2022
150. Roadschooling with Bethannah Guzman
Have you ever considered roadschooling? We'll chat with Bethannah Guzman on today's episode and learn about the ins and outs of traveling full-time across the USA in an RV with her family. What do you need to know before you take homeschooling on the road? Join us for this interesting inside peek into the life of a road schooler! Show notes are at
February 24, 2022
149. How to Homeschool Through Major Life Changes
Some of you may be wondering how to homeschool through major life changes. Whether it's a new baby, a move, or sickness - here's what to do. Show notes are at
February 17, 2022
148. 5 Lessons I've Learned from Homeschool Conferences
One of the best things you can do for your homeschool is attend a homeschool conference. Here are 5 lesson I've learned from attending conferences. Bonus: check out in-person and online options! Show notes are at
February 10, 2022
147. 3 Top Tips for Homeschool Plans
If you're a newer homeschool mom, you might be trying to find solutions for simplifying your homeschool plans. Maybe your curriculum is just too overwhelming to keep up with, or perhaps teaching multiple ages is leaving you frustrated. As I was consulting with a homeschool mom recently about her current homeschool challenges, I realized that the solutions I gave to her would be helpful for more moms to hear! So in this episode, I'll be sharing the 3 top tips for homeschool plans that can bring more simplicity, peace, and confidence to your homeschooling. Show notes are at
February 03, 2022
146. Get Kids Ages 12-18 Through College Debt-Free—Without Scholarships! with Jeannie Burlowski
Are you worried that your kids won't be able to get through college debt-free? Jeannie Burlowski gives us great strategies and ideas in this episode. The good news is that debt-free college is achievable—even for kids who aren't getting any scholarships. It's achievable for parents who haven't saved for college. And it's achievable for families who make too much to get any government financial aid. (Or they think they do.) Show notes are at
January 27, 2022
145. Do You Need Homeschool Scheduling Changes?
As you consider the changes you need to make in your homeschool mid-year, take a look at the homeschool scheduling frustrations and issues that are causing you to face burnout. Many of us know that we might need to switch curriculum, but what about the schedule? Maybe it's just not working. Maybe we have too many commitments on the calendar. Show notes are at
January 20, 2022
144. How to Homeschool as a Working Mom with Jen Mackinnon
Can you homeschool and be a working mom? Yes, you can! Our guest today, veteran homeschool mom Jen Mackinnon from Practical By Default and the Working Homeschool Mom Coffee Club, will help us walk through the best advice, schedules, and tips for making it work for your family. Show notes are at
January 13, 2022
143. Gospel Centered Bible Resources with Sally Michael
If you have elementary aged kids and you're looking for gospel centered Bible resources you can use in your homeschool, then you're going to love this conversation with Sally Michael of Truth78. Sally has been a curriculum developer for decades and she has a heart for reaching the next generation with resources that are grounded in the Gospel. Show notes are at
January 06, 2022
142. 3 Home Management Tips for Homeschool Moms
Yes, you're a homeschool mom, but you're also a homemaker. Today's episode will bring you three actionable tips for making the most of your role as a homemaker. These three home management tips will be just what you need to reset for the new year. Show notes are at
December 30, 2021
141. 3 Tips to Take the Stress Out Of Homeschooling
'Tis the season for many homeschool moms to be feeling stress and burnout. So let's discuss three tips and actionable solutions to help combat that homeschool stress that you might be feeling. You don't need to stay stuck. Listen to these three veteran homeschool moms and their best tips. Show notes are at
December 16, 2021
140. How to Homeschool Your Elementary Child
If you're wondering how to homeschool your elementary child, then this podcast will give you the best advice from veteran homeschool parents and teachers! These are the best podcast episodes from the past two years that you should listen to if you're homeschooling kids in the elementary grades. You have to get clear on your goals and purpose in homeschooling in order to dive in and have the best learning experience possible. Show notes are at
December 09, 2021
139. Daily Homeschool Schedule Tips
In this episode, we talk through the main areas to consider when making a daily homeschool schedule. It's the time of year when many of us are reevaluating what has worked in our homeschools and what hasn't worked so far this year. Here are four tips to help you revamp your daily routine in order to help it fit YOUR reality on the ground. Show notes at
December 02, 2021
138. How to Use TalkBox.Mom for Foreign Language Fluency
Are you struggling to teach your kids a foreign language in your homeschool? Learn how TalkBox.Mom works to build fluency in foreign language as with chat with its founder, Adelaide. Show notes are at
November 18, 2021
137. The Importance of Support for Homeschool Moms
It's important to find your tribe when you're homeschooling! We all need support and to know that we're not alone. Whether you can find a local homeschool support group to help you or you find that tribe online, do it! Here's why it's important not to homeschool alone and some action steps for you to take. Show notes are at
November 11, 2021
136. Homeschool Bible Curriculum for the Younger Years
Many of you are trying to figure out which homeschool Bible curriculum you should use for your younger kids, especially in the elementary years. I get asked a lot for recommendations and advice along these lines, so today's episode will deep dive into these questions! We'll chat about the main goals in the early years for teaching Bible and then I'll share my best resource recommendations. Show notes are at
November 04, 2021
135. Prevent Homeschool Burnout - Conversation with Heather Bowen
So many moms suffer from homeschool burnout at some point in the journey - but can we prevent it? Yes! There are signs to look for and also some steps you can take to make sure you're not in an unhealthy place in your homeschooling. Veteran homeschool mom Heather Bowen joins us to chat about some practical solutions to prevent homeschool burnout. Show notes are at
October 28, 2021
134. Audiobooks for your Homeschool with Jim Hodges
If you'd like to use more audiobooks in your homeschool, then you'll want to check out Jim Hodges Audio Books site. He has dozens of Henty novels and other classics for your family to enjoy. Plus, you can try out a free download. Show notes are at Find Jim Hodges Audiobooks at so that he knows we sent you!
October 21, 2021
133. Customizing Your Homeschool Experience with the 8 Smarts - Dr. Kathy Koch
Learn how the 8 smarts will help you be able to provide a customized learning experience in your homeschool. Dr. Kathy Koch, author of 8 Great Smarts, will talk us through the practical application of the multiple intelligences. Show notes are at
October 14, 2021
132. Homeschooling When Mom Is Sick
How do you keep homeschooling when mom is sick? What should the kids do? Is it okay to take a day - or more - off from school? Or what about a prolonged illness or season of burnout? Here are some practical solutions and encouragement for everyone in these situations. Plus, enter our giveaway for a 3 month subscription to Heritage Letter! Show notes are at
September 23, 2021
131. Expert Tips for Homeschooling Multiple Kids
In this episode, we bring you practical ideas from veteran homeschool moms of many. Want to know how to successfully homeschool multiple kids? Check out these strategies from Gena Mayo from Music in Our Homeschool, and Lea Ann Garfias, author of Everything You Need To Know About Homeschooling. Show notes are at
September 16, 2021
130. Homeschool Q&A
Today we'll be talking about solutions to one listener's questions about starting homeschooling and how to make it work. I know she's not the only one dealing with these challenges. Show notes are at
September 09, 2021
129. Starting Homeschool in High School
What about starting homeschool in high school? Do you know what steps you need to take for paperwork for your state or district? What else do you need to know? And what are the benefits of pulling out of a traditional school setting to embrace homeschooling during the high school years? We'll cover all of this in today's episode! Show notes are at
September 02, 2021
128. Re-Air of Interview with Lisa Woodruff of Organize365
This is a re-air of episode #72. Want to get your homeschool paper and resources more organized than ever? Then you’re in for a treat! Here’s my chat with professional organizer Lisa Woodruff of and all her best tips for organizing your homeschool. Show notes are at
August 26, 2021
127. Re-Air of Interview with Ainsley Arment: The Call of the Wild + Free
This is a re-air of episode #86. Ainsley Arment is the founder of Wild + Free, an online community of parents focused on providing a quality education at home. This philosophy will be like a breath of fresh air if you’re struggling in your homeschool! Show notes are at
August 19, 2021
126. Re-Air of Interview with Connor Boyack: What is Passion-Driven Education?
This is a re-air of episode 62 and our interview with Connor Boyack.  Learn how a passion-driven education model will transform your homeschool. Plus, The Tuttle Twins series will teach your kids about the free market. Check out this inspiring interview with Connor Boyack. Show notes are at
August 12, 2021
125. Inside Write the Word on My Heart Bible Memory Curriculum with Katherine Pittman
Learn about using Write the Word on my Heart as a Bible Memory and Copy Work Curriculum. We'll chat with author Katherine Pittman about how to consistently bring more of the Word into our homes and homeschools. Show notes are at
August 05, 2021
124. Expert Tips for Homeschool Parents
Want to get some expert homeschool tips from veteran homeschool moms who know a thing or two about this subject? Listen in as we chat about planning, curriculum ideas, decluttering, and meal planning with four homeschool experts from our Homeschool Mom Collective membership. Show notes are at
July 29, 2021
123: Ultimate Guide to Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum
Are you homeschooling a kindergarten student? Or will you be homeschooling a kindergartener soon? This episode will help! Get ready to chat about everything you need to know about kindergarten homeschool curriculum, what to expect, and how to approach your kindergarten homeschool schedule. Show notes are at
July 22, 2021
122. Building Your Homeschool Digital Library with The Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle
One of the ways to homeschool on a budget is to purchase digital homeschool bundles when they are for sale. There are multiple bundle opportunities throughout the year, and you can usually snag resources at 97% off their regular prices! The Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle is live for a short time, and this episode will dive into what's inside, why digital resources are great for your homeschool and budget, and how to keep the digital files organized. Show notes are at
July 15, 2021
121: Online Bible Class for Grades 7-12
If you're looking for a hybrid independent and online Bible class for your homeschooled students in grades 7-12, then I can't wait to share about our Online Gospel of John Inductive Bible Study Class. Enrollment is open now and our semester starts on August 30th! Learn more in this episode. Show notes are at
July 08, 2021
120. The Best Homeschool Curriculum
How do you find the best homeschool curriculum for your family? Here are the nine essential questions to ask. Show notes are at
July 01, 2021
119. My #1 Decluttering Tip
Are you struggling with the thought of decluttering & organizing your homeschool stuff this summer? Maybe you're not even sure where to start. And how do you know if you should save curriculum and resources "just in case" you need it again? In this episode, I'll share with you my #1 decluttering tip as I've moved more times than I'd like to count in our nearly 22 years of marriage. Show notes are at
June 24, 2021
118. Adding More Literature into Your Homeschool with Christine Zell of Rabbit Trails
This episode introduces you to Rabbit Trails Literature curriculum. If you have elementary-aged kiddos in your homeschool and you'd love to find a way to organize your studies around beautiful books, then you'll want to check out Christine Zell's Rabbit Trails curriculum. In this chat, we talk about how to teaching language arts, grammar, literature, and even science and history using beautiful books. Show notes are at
June 17, 2021
117. Family Bible Study Tips with Danika Cooley
Today's episode will help encourage you with practical family Bible study tips. Danika Cooley's new book, Help Your Kids Learn & Love the Bible, is launching this week, and I'm so happy to be part of her launch team! Listen in on this conversation and learn how you can implement some of these ideas into your own family Bible time. Show notes are at
June 09, 2021
116. How to Choose Homeschool Curriculum with Cathy Duffy
If you've been homeschooling for any amount of time, you've likely discovered Cathy Duffy and her amazing review site! Homeschool moms look to Cathy Duffy Reviews for help in choosing curriculum for their kids. We're honored to have Cathy join us today on the show to chat about her personal homeschool story, how to choose curriculum, and the importance of worldview. Show notes are at
June 03, 2021
115. Summer Strategies for Homeschool Moms
While you may be taking a break from formal academics in the summer months, you will still want to make some strategic plans for the next few weeks. The systems you put in place in this season will help be more productive, effective, and organized when you start a brand new homeschooling year in the fall. Here's how to use your summer months wisely - while still taking a much-needed break from the normal routine! Show notes are at
May 27, 2021
114. Worldview + Homeschooling
Did you know that there is no neutral worldview in education? Everything is coming to our children from a specific worldview perspective. So, the importance of worldview cannot be underestimated. If you're a Christian homeschooler like I am, then you'll be encouraged by the BJU Press Foundations Summit workshop about worldview. This episode will give the highlights of that talk. Show notes are at
May 20, 2021
113. The Importance of Creativity + Update on Britfield with Chad Stewart
In this conversation with Chad Stewart, author of the Britfield series, we'll deep dive into the importance of creativity in education. Show notes are at
May 13, 2021
112. Learning Through Math Games + Manipulatives with Betsy Mays
Math games and manipulatives can take your homeschool to a whole new level! Middle school math teacher Betsy Mays shares her best tips. Show notes are at
May 06, 2021
111. Decluttering Tips for Homeschool Moms with Annette Breedlove
We all could use decluttering tips, inspiration, and pep talks several times each year! But especially now as we're winding down the homeschool year, this summer season is a great time to actual put these tips into practice. If we all take the time to declutter our homes, then when we start up homeschooling again, we're likely to see less stress and more productivity! Listen in on this chat with Annette Breedlove from as she spills the beans on what it was like to drastically downsize her living space. Show notes are at
April 29, 2021
110. Organizing Your Homeschool to Help Your Kids with ADHD: Conversation with Jenn Carson
Are you homeschooling children with ADHD? This episode with expert Jenn Carson from will give you practical solutions for organizing your homeschool to help your kids be successful! You can do it, and you're not alone. Show notes are at
April 22, 2021
109. Why You Don’t Need a Teaching Degree to Homeschool Your Kids
Here's some encouragement from a professional educator who wants you to know that you don't need a teaching degree to homeschool your kids. Show notes are at
April 15, 2021
108. Tips for Young Homeschool Moms
As we prepare to graduate our oldest from our homeschool, here are some honest thoughts as I look back over the last 13 years of homeschooling. Plus, here's the advice I'd give my younger self - the best decisions, biggest regret, and what I'd change. Finally, we'll wrap up with my top tips for young homeschool moms. Show notes are at
April 08, 2021
107. Announcing the Homeschool Mom Collective Membership
This last year has brought a huge influx of new homeschool families into the homeschool adventure! In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau reports a staggering increase of homeschooled students from 3.3% of households with school-aged children to 11.1% of households in the fall of 2020. Knowing that many families would like a veteran homeschool parent to answer their questions, we are excited to be opening the doors of the Homeschool Mom Collective membership! This episode will explore the benefits of this unique community and how you can try it out for free. Show notes are at
April 01, 2021
106. Prepping 101 with Karen Morris
Am I the only one who started to think about prepping because of the crazy year we had in 2020? If you want to hear a homeschool mom's perspective on how common-sense prepping helped their family through several emergency situations, then listen in on my chat with Karen Morris. She has great suggestions for getting started - even with little time, a small space, and a tiny budget! Show notes are at
March 25, 2021
105. 3 Tips for Creating Homeschool Portfolios
It's the time of year to think about creating a homeschool portfolio for your students. Here are 3 tips to take the overwhelm out of the process + some limited time free resources to help you get started. Show notes are at
March 18, 2021
104. Parenting a Highly Sensitive Child - Conversation with Meaghan Jackson
Parenting a highly sensitive child can be exhausting and overwhelming - until you have some strategies and solutions in your toolbox! Join me as I chat with gentle parenting expert and homeschool mom, Meaghan Jackson, about how we can help the highly sensitive people in our lives. Show notes are at
March 11, 2021
103. How Parents Can Help Their Late-Talking Child: Conversation with Marci Melzer
Do you have a late-talking child? You're not alone - and today we're chatting with Speech-Language Pathologist Consultant, Marci Melzer, about practical solutions for YOU as the homeschool parent! You can help your late-talking child. Show notes are at
March 04, 2021
102. Making Homeschool Life Easier: An Honest Chat with Lea Ann Garfias
Let's chat about the homeschool lifestyle. We even talk about the elephant in the room - things we're not supposed to talk about as homeschool moms! But in this episode, we're talking about them. Have you ever wondered: "Am I a normal homeschool mom if I actually hate homeschooling sometimes?" We have a brutally honest conversation. We do face unique challenges that other moms do not face. So what are some practical strategies to help your family enjoy living with homeschooling? Listen in on my conversation with Lea Ann Garfias, a veteran homeschool mom and author. Show notes are at
February 25, 2021
101. Mini Lesson Ideas for Challenging Homeschool Days
What do you do on challenging homeschool days? Like when plans get interrupted or the kids (and mom!) have bad moods? Is there a way to switch things up, yet still keep learning? Here are ways to use mini lessons on those challenging homeschool days. Show notes are at
February 18, 2021
100. Challenges & Solutions to Teen Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is a great life skill for your teen! But there are likely many challenges standing in the way. Here are some solutions. Show notes are at
February 11, 2021
99. Using Heritage Letter in Your History Studies
I recently discovered Heritage Letter and was so intrigued by the concept that I thought you'd like to hear about it! After receiving several Heritage Letters in the mail for my daughter, I was able to chat with Julie about her subscription business and how homeschoolers can benefit from it. Show notes are at
February 04, 2021
98. 4 Ways to Simplify Your Homeschool
Do you need to simplify your homeschool? Here are the four main areas to tackle if your homeschool has gotten out of control. Show notes are at
January 28, 2021
97. How to Simplify Your Life
Let's take stock of where the frustrations & challenges are coming from in your everyday life as a homeschool mom and finds ways to simplify. Show notes are at
January 21, 2021
96. Mid-Year Homeschool Reset
It's that time of year to look back at the first half of the homeschool year and figure out what worked and what didn't. This podcast episode will discuss the questions to ask yourself as you figure out how to start the new semester with a fresh focus. Show notes are at
January 14, 2021
95. 3 Top Tips for Increased Productivity
The new year is always a great time to reevaluate your goals and priorities and make positive changes. Here are my 3 top tips for increased productivity this year specifically for homeschool moms. Show notes are at
January 07, 2021
94. How Inductive Bible Studies Fit Into a Longterm Vision for Your Homeschool
What is the longterm vision for your kids discipleship in your home? How are you structuring your homeschool Bible plan to help reach those goals? This podcast is all about how inductive Bible studies can give your kids the gift of Bible literacy. Show notes are at
December 31, 2020
93. How to Include Music Appreciation in Your Homeschool - Conversation with Mary Prather from SQUILT
Mary Prather of SQUILT Music chats about how to include music appreciation in your homeschool. It's more simple than you think! Show notes are at
December 24, 2020
92. Homeschool Mom Planning Solutions with Tiffany Aguirre
Tiffany Aguirre from the Life With Many Blessings Podcast discusses solutions for homeschool mom planning dilemmas. Plus, learn about her Organized Homeschooler's Digital Planner. Show notes are at
December 17, 2020
91. Homeschooling an Only Child with Gwen Little
Listen in on my chat with Gwen Little as we discuss the unique challenges and benefits to homeschooling an only child. Show notes are at
December 10, 2020
90. Inside Pretty Nerdy Press with Sara Curtis
Sara Curtis is the owner and creator of Pretty Nerdy Press. You'll love this inside peek into Sara's homeschool and home-based business. Show notes are at
December 03, 2020
89. Healthy Habits for Homeschool Moms - Interview with Jennifer Nagel
Fitness expert Jennifer Nagel gives hope & practical solutions to busy homeschool moms who want to incorporate healthy habits into their life. Show notes are at
November 26, 2020
88. Allowance & Chores with Benny Nachman
Financial literacy expert Benny Nachman joins us to discuss the allowance and chores dilemma that parents face + tips for financial literacy. Show notes are at
November 19, 2020
87. Homeschooling 8-12 year olds: Conversation with Julie Polanco
Listen in on our conversation with Julie Polanco as we discuss all the challenges and fun things about homeschooling 8-12 year olds. Show notes are at
November 12, 2020
86. Be Wild + Free with Ainsley Arment
The Wild + Free philosophy will be like a breath of fresh air if you're struggling in your homeschool! Here's my chat with Ainsley Arment. Show notes are at
November 05, 2020
85. Homeschool Challenges & Solutions: Conversation with Nicki Truesdell
Author and homeschool mom Nicki Truesdell discusses the top homeschool challenges she writes about in her book Anyone Can Homeschool. Show notes are at
October 28, 2020
84. Relational Mothering: A Conversation with Dawn Mole
Learn how relational mothering with transform your parenting into meaningful interactions with your kids. It's never too late to start! Listen in on this conversation with Dawn Mole, from One Faithful Mom, as she shares her wisdom and experience. Show notes are at
October 22, 2020
83. Your Homeschooler is Not "Behind"
Hard time homeschooling? Here's why your homeschooler is not behind. And better yet, here are solutions to try if you're both struggling. Show notes are at
October 15, 2020
82. 5 Best Things About Homeschooling Kindergarten
Are you thinking about homeschooling kindergarten? This episode covers the top 5 reasons that you should do it! Show notes are at
October 08, 2020
81. Teaching Kids About Money with Amanda Grossman from
Listen in on my chat with money expert Amanda Grossman from as we learn best practices for teaching our kids about money. Show notes are at
October 01, 2020
80. Trail Family Lifestyle: A Conversation with Shannon Madden
Listen to my chat with Shannon Madden about Trail Family Lifestyle and her best tips on how to add more outdoor hours to your homeschool. Show notes are at
September 24, 2020
79. Save Money with
Instead of buying brand new baby and kids items, consider shopping at online kids thrift store Toycycle. Here's my chat with Toycycle's founder, Rhonda Collins. Show notes are at
September 17, 2020
78. 14 Top Tips For New Homeschool Moms
With so many families jumping into homeschooling for the first time this year, I wanted to chat about my 14 top tips for new homeschool moms. This is a good refresher for veteran homeschool moms too! Show notes are at
September 10, 2020
77. Bible Literacy
Bible literacy is a real issue in the modern church and family. What can we do about it? How does inductive Bible study help? Show notes are at
September 03, 2020
76. Advice on Homeschool Schedules
What the best homeschool schedule? Here's my best advice for homeschool schedules that will give you both flexibility and productivity. Show notes are at
August 27, 2020
75. What's the Montessori Method All About? Conversation with Natalie Cottrell
Have you heard about the Montessori Method and wondered what it's all about? Listen in on my chat with expert Montessori guide Natalie Cottrell. Show notes are at
August 20, 2020
74. How to Teach Your Child to Read
Many homeschooling parents dread the thought of teaching a child to read. But you can do it!  Teaching reading does not require a professional credential. Here are tips on how to teach your child to read. Show notes are at
August 13, 2020
73. The Music Podcast for Kids: Interview with Bill Henry
If you're looking for a fun, free resource to help you include music education in your homeschool, then you'll want to check out The Music Podcast for Kids! Listen in on my chat with one of its hosts, Bill Henry. Show notes are at
August 06, 2020
72. Organizing Your Homeschool with Lisa Woodruff of Organize 365
Here's my chat with professional organizer Lisa Woodruff of and all her best tips for organizing your homeschool. Show notes are at
July 30, 2020
71. Raising Healthy Kids - A Conversation with Dr. Heather
In this chat with naturopathic doctor & author of the Human Body Detectives, Dr. Heather, we discuss challenges and solutions to raising healthy kids. Show notes are at
July 23, 2020
70. Why Charlotte Mason Would Love the Inductive Bible Study Method
Here are three reasons why the Inductive Bible Study Method fits in really well with a Charlotte Mason inspired homeschool. Show notes are at
July 16, 2020
69. How Inductive Bible Study Supports Active Learning
To help our kids understand & engage with the content at a deep level, they need to be active learners. Inductive Bible study supports active learning! Show notes are at
July 09, 2020
68. Why is Bible so hard to teach in homeschool?
Kids don't need more homeschool Bible curriculum filled with coloring pages. They need to learn how to read and study the Bible for themselves. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
July 02, 2020
67. Transitioning from Public School to Homeschool
Are you transitioning your kids from public school to homeschool? Here are five steps for doing it well plus resources to help you! Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
June 25, 2020
66. Homeschooling with Chronic Illness - A Conversation with Rachel Smith
Listen in on this conversation with Rachel Smith to find help if you're homeschooling with a chronic illness or how to help a friend who is. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
June 18, 2020
65. Interview with Robert Bortins of Classical Conversations
Are you curious about the classical education model? What are the tools of learning? Listen in on this chat with Robert Bortins of Classical Conversations. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
June 11, 2020
64. Interview with a Teen Entrepreneur
Anna from AnnaMadeDesignCo. is a growing teen entrepreneur! Listen to my chat with her to hear her advice to other teens starting an online business. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
June 04, 2020
63. Homeschool Math Help with Kate Snow
Want some homeschool math help? Then you'll want to listen in on this conversation with Kate Snow, math educator and homeschool mom. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
May 28, 2020
62. What is Passion-Driven Education? An Interview with Connor Boyack
In this inspiring interview with Connor Boyack, learn how a passion-driven education model will transform your homeschool. Plus, The Tuttle Twins series will teach your kids about the free market. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
May 21, 2020
61. The AP Homeschool Project - Interview with Arvin Vohra
Want to take advantage of the flexibility and freedom of a home education? In this interview with Arvin Vohra, you will learn how The AP Homeschool Project can help your teenagers succeed. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
May 14, 2020
60. How to Simplify Your Homeschool
If your homeschool feels too difficult, overwhelming, or stressful, then you may need to simplify in a few areas. This episode will help you find solutions. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
May 07, 2020
59. Insider Information on Homeschooling High School
Some parents are a bit nervous about homeschooling high school. So I thought I'd bring on my high school junior to talk about his experience as a homeschool student. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
April 30, 2020
58. Career Exploration for Your Teens
Why should students understand their personality type when making college & career decisions? Check out this interview with Amanda Chamberlain of Pathways Consulting on career exploration for your teens. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
April 23, 2020
57. Homeschool Math Without Anxiety
This interview with Lisa Ann Dillon includes practical ideas for taking the anxiety out of math instruction and engaging our kids in the beauty of math. Show Notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
April 16, 2020
56. Professional Development for Homeschool Moms
As a homeschool mom, professional development is crucial in your growth and success! Here's why you need it and how to find it. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
April 09, 2020
55. Why the Early Years Matter
The early years of homeschooling young kids are important not only for the academics, but for character development, building family teamwork, and learning responsibility and perseverance even when things get hard! Time spent in the early years working on good work habits, systems, obedience, is not wasted. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
April 02, 2020
54. Five Things to Get Right Before You Start to Homeschool
Before you start to homeschool, here are 5 key areas that you need to consider and work on. Or, if you're suddenly homeschooling, check these tips out. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
March 26, 2020
53. 10 Strategies that work better than worksheets
If finding, printing, organizing, grading, and storing piles of worksheets is adding stress to your homeschool, then consider these strategies instead. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
March 19, 2020
52. How to Homeschool Without a Homeschool Room
Here's how to homeschool well, even without a dedicated homeschool room. You need to consider your set-up and then your daily systems. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
March 12, 2020
51. Six tips for homeschooling multiple ages (including with babies & toddlers!)
Here's my best advice for homeschooling multiple elementary aged kiddos at the same time and how to do it with babies & toddlers in the mix. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
March 05, 2020
50. The Jake Muller Adventures - Interview with Darby Kern
Here's an interview with Darby Kern, the creator of the new teen audio drama series, The Jake Muller Adventures. Find out why he wanted to make this series. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
February 27, 2020
49. How to Thrive as a One Income Family
Homeschooling on one income can be challenging, but the truth is that you can thrive as a one income family - even while homeschooling the kids. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
February 20, 2020
48. Let Your Young Kids Have Plenty of Playtime
Playtime is important for kids! There are measurable benefits to including plenty of playtime for your young kids instead of pushing academics too hard. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
February 13, 2020
47. Homeschool Motivation for Kids
Love of knowledge is the best motivation for learning. Here are 3 specific ways to get that homeschool motivation for your kids! Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
February 06, 2020
46. Using Technology in Your Homeschool
I've had many conversations with moms about the proper balance of using technology in homeschool. How can technology help your homeschool?  Here's an interview with Dr. Monica Burns of Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
January 30, 2020
45. What a Japanese Auto Manufacturer Can Teach Your Homeschool
Here are some key productivity tips that could apply to any area of life - including homeschool! Here's what your homeschool can learn from Toyota. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
January 23, 2020
44. Systems
Systems are the secret sauce for being more productive! If you want to move toward your goals, consider which systems you need to put in place. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
January 16, 2020
43. How to Work With Your Personality
Do you need some outside pressure to follow through with commitments? Are you only motivated by your internal drive? Or are you a mix of the two? Find out how your personality plays into whether or not you can move toward your goals! Show notes are at
January 09, 2020
42. Setting Realistic Goals
This episode tackles the main barriers that are keeping you from seeing progress toward your big goals. If you don't know how to fix these problems, you won't see forward momentum. And when you don't see forward momentum, it's much easier to give up on your dreams! Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
January 02, 2020
41. How to Teach Science K-8
Are you wondering what it takes to teach K-8 homeschool? Can you teach multiple ages together? What topics should you cover? We'll cover it all in today's podcast! Show notes are at
December 26, 2019
40. Why a Homeschool Morning Basket Works
Do you need your homeschool day to start off better? Are you struggling to get everyone motivated in the morning? Maybe you should try a morning basket! Show notes are at
December 19, 2019
39. Why We Ditched the Spelling Lists & Use All About Spelling Instead
Are you struggling with how to teach spelling in your homeschool? We did for years. Here's why we ditched the spelling lists and use All About Spelling now. Show notes are at Audio Lounge Music Download HERE:
December 12, 2019
38. Eclectic Homeschooling
This episode is all about eclectic homeschooling - what it is, the benefits, what ours looks like, and how to plan for a year of eclectic homeschooling. Show notes are at
December 05, 2019
37. Homeschooling with Dyslexia
Do you have a homeschooled child with dyslexia? Or do you suspect dyslexia? Here's what I wish I would have known years ago and what you can do today to help your dyslexia child. Show notes are at
November 29, 2019
36. How to Teach Your Kids a Foreign Language - Even If You Don't Speak It!
Would you love to expose your young kids to a foreign language, but you're not quite sure how to teach them? Most of us are intimidated by the idea of teaching our kids a foreign language that we don't even speak. Today's episode is an interview with Shannon Kelly of The Cultured Kid - and she will help you see the accessibility of opening up the world to your child through language. Show notes are at
November 21, 2019
35. A Day in the Life of a Homeschooled Teen
Wondering what a typical day in the life of a homeschooled teen might look like? Here's how we do it along with some pitfalls to avoid and benefits to enjoy. Show notes are at
November 14, 2019
34. Music Lessons for Homeschool Students
Today's podcast is an interview with Inga Hope, founder of Gentle Guitar online school and the creator of Music Ed digital magazine. We chatted about the benefits of music education, but then also how to teach music to your kids even if you're not a musician. Show notes are at
November 07, 2019
33. Day in the life of a homeschooled elementary kid
Here's a a bit of a peek into what a homeschool day is like for my 6th grader. Find curriculum ideas in the show notes at
October 31, 2019
32. Homeschooling Suddenly? Here's what you need to do.
Are you pulling your kids out of school on short notice and need a simple homeschool plan?  Here is some good news:  it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. I'll walk you through what you need to do the first several weeks. Show notes are at
October 24, 2019
31. 5 Things You Need To Know
Today's episode is a peptalk for homeschool moms. You don't need to know calculus or early childhood education. Here are the things you actually need. Show notes are at
October 17, 2019
30. Narration for Homeschool
Do you use narration in your homeschool? It's an easy-to-implement but powerful assessment and educational method that you can use TODAY. Show notes are at
October 10, 2019
29. Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling
We'll chat about the details - like budgeting, planning, curriculum, best tips, and scheduling ideas. Here's your ultimate guide to homeschooling. Show Notes are at
October 03, 2019
28. How to Get Started with Homeschooling
If you're considering homeschooling your kids, or are new to the journey, then this episode is for YOU! We'll discuss the mindset issues necessary to get started homeschooling on the right foot. Show notes are at
September 05, 2019
27. Finding Time for it all as a Homeschool Mom
You're homeschooling your kids, but it's hard to find time for all your other responsibilities. Can it be done? Yes! Here's what you need to know. Show notes are at Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds. Track:  Tobu – Life [NCS Release] Watch:
August 15, 2019
26. How to Homeschool Multiple Ages Without Losing Your Mind
Do you wonder if you can really homeschool multiple kids at various grade levels while keeping your sanity? You can! Check out this episode to learn the mindset shifts necessary for YOU. Show notes are at Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds. Track:  Tobu – Life [NCS Release] Watch:
August 01, 2019
25. Apple Tree or Christmas Tree?
Does your homeschool encourage your kids to be an apple tree or Christmas tree? This episode shows why this question is important for your homeschool. Show notes are at
July 19, 2019
24. Extracurriculars: How Much Is Too Much?
Listener question: Is it better for your kids to gain mastery in a few skills or have a wide range of opportunities? Here are several key ideas to consider. Show notes are at
July 11, 2019
23. 10 Best Summer Tips for Homeschoolers
Here's inspiration for how to use your summer months well as you take a break from "regular" homeschooling.
June 27, 2019
22. Are You Qualified to Homeschool?
Are you listening to the people in your life who have questioned your qualifications to homeschool your kids? I hope this short podcast episode is the encouragement you need to speak the truth to yourself!
June 10, 2019
21. Homeschool Bravely: Interview with Jamie Erickson
Today's episode is with Jamie Erickson from about her new book, Homeschool Bravely. Join us as we talk all things homeschooling. Show notes are at
March 29, 2019
20. Why Your Homeschooled Teen Needs to Take My eBay or Etsy Classes
This episode discusses the benefits of online entrepreneurship, then specifics to selling on Etsy & eBay and how my courses can be used in your homeschool. Show notes at
March 08, 2019
19. What my eBay & Etsy Classes for Teens Can Do For You
Do you have an entrepreneurial teen? You've got to hear about my newest online courses for teens and what they offer YOU as the homeschool mom. Show notes are at
March 01, 2019
18. Time Management for Homeschool Moms
Learn how to do a time makeover and discover practical time management tips for busy homeschool moms. Show notes at
February 22, 2019
17. Homeschooling Rocks Because of Immediate Feedback
One benefit of homeschooling is your ability to provide immediate feedback to your kids.  This episode discusses a few ways to increase the feedback in your homeschool. Show notes for this episode are at
February 15, 2019
16. Productivity Secrets for Homeschool Moms
Homeschool moms want to be productive!  What can you do to increase your ability to get more done?  Here's the secret - and it might be simpler than you think. Show notes are at
February 07, 2019
15. Strategies to Deal with Homeschool Overwhelm
When you're struggling with homeschool overwhelm, the key is to find the root issue.  This episode discusses several of the common issues to consider and strategies for dealing with the overwhelm.  Show notes are at
February 01, 2019
14. Homeschooling High School
Today's episode discusses the mindset shift necessary to homeschool high school, along with key tips and the benefits. Show notes are at
January 24, 2019
13. Hands-On Geography Ideas
Because geography is more than just “where is it on the map?” Here are six proven methods I’ve used in the classroom and homeschool. Show notes are at
January 19, 2019
12. Imposter Syndrome
Do you ever have feelings of inadequacy as a homeschool mom?  Maybe you suffer from a persistent self-doubt identified as imposter syndrome.  Let's explore the way Imposter Syndrome shows up for homeschool moms and what we can do about it.
January 12, 2019
11. Seasons of Homeschool Life
When you look at homeschooling through a "Three New Years" Framework, you can plug into your natural seasonal energy and be more productive.
January 04, 2019
10. 3 Homeschool Life Lessons I Would Tell My Younger Self
If I could travel back in time, here's what I would tell my younger self when I was just a homeschool newbie.
November 23, 2018
9. Understanding Your Kids' Personalities
When you're homeschooling, it's helpful to have a basic understanding of your kids and how they respond to expectations. Using New York Times Best Selling author Gretchen Rubin's framework in her book, The Four Tendencies, we can proactively work with our kids' personalities while curbing frustration.
November 16, 2018
8. How to Homeschool on One Income
Do you find yourself homeschooling on one income? You're not alone! This episode discusses practical strategies for making it work.
November 09, 2018
7. Most Likely To Succeed {Book Review}
Homeschooling is the best way to prepare our kids for the 21st century. I'll share my four takeaways for homeschoolers from the book Most Likely to Succeed.
November 02, 2018
6. How to Help Your Homeschooled Kids Make Friends
Today's episode features a reader question from Melissa. She asks, "How do I get my kids out and involved in activities and making friends?"
October 26, 2018
5. Homeschool Space Solutions
Whether you have a dedicated homeschool room, or you homeschool at the kitchen table, we'll discuss some practical space & storage solutions.
October 19, 2018
4. Homeschool Reading Strategies
Today's episode discusses types of readers, how homeschool provides the perfect environment for growing readers, and three practical strategies to grow a love of reading in your kids.
October 11, 2018
3. Mom Hacks - Work Smarter & Not Harder
How can homeschool moms work smarter and not harder with all our varied responsibilities and tasks?  Here are four mom hacks that you can put into practice today and see immediate results. Find show notes for this episode at
October 05, 2018
2. Six Ways You're Trying Too Hard
What makes a "successful homeschool mom?" This episode talks about the elephants in the homeschool room - all the things you think you have to do - but you can stop doing! Stop trying so hard.
September 25, 2018
1. The Superwoman Myth
This episode discusses five practical strategies for conquering homeschool overwhelm.
September 25, 2018