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You Can Homeschool!

You Can Homeschool!

By Tracey Hagerman and Pat Fenner

Pat Fenner, from Breakthrough Homeschooling, and Tracey Hagerman, author of The Happy Homeschooler, candidly discuss all things homeschooling: the good, the bad, and the brilliant. Go ahead and grab your favorite drink, find a cozy spot, and join this week's lively discussion. Follow us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon, IHeart Radio, and please leave us a review!
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YCH100 - A Celebration of 100 Episodes!
YCH100 - A Celebration of 100 Episodes!
We've got news! And takeaways for you that can be helpful moving forward in homeschooling...and life! Links mentioned in the episode: Be one of the first to listen to the Strong Women Bright Future podcast! https://mailchi.mp/38cdb55152b7/transform-pdf ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time!
32:05
June 14, 2022
YCH099 - Our "Top 10" episodes - and how they can help YOU!
YCH099 - Our "Top 10" episodes - and how they can help YOU!
In this episode of the You Can Homeschool podcast, Tracy and I discuss the "Top 10" from our past 100! But more importantly, we talk about why and how those episodes can help you. Find all the links we talk about in our show notes, as well as any other relevant links and resources we mentioned: https://breakthroughhomeschooling.com/top-10-episodes-you-can-homeschool/ ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
29:34
June 07, 2022
YCH096 - About OWL Home Education Network and An Interview with Chauncy Lynn Childs
YCH096 - About OWL Home Education Network and An Interview with Chauncy Lynn Childs
Tracey talks to retired home educator and co-founder of Owl Home Education Network, Chauncy Lynn Childs. Listen in and glean some wisdom from a veteran homeschooler, and hear the philosophy behind a new resource currently in development! Links mentioned in this episode: Owl Home Education Network - https://www.owlhomeeducationnetwork.com/ Join their Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/474178910743586/ YCH094 - An interview with homeschool dad and OWL co-founder Shane Eastman ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time!
37:26
May 17, 2022
YCH095 - How Your "One Thing" Can Transform Your Homeschooling Journey
YCH095 - How Your "One Thing" Can Transform Your Homeschooling Journey
Do you know what your homeschool's "one thing" is? Did you know it can change and grow over time and with your circumstances? In today's episode, Tracey and I talk about how taking the time to discover this can make all the difference in your homeschool *and* your family life! ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time!
21:60
May 10, 2022
YCH094-An Interview with Shane Eastman
YCH094-An Interview with Shane Eastman
Homeschool dad and co-founder of Owl Home Education Network, Shane Eastman, shares his family's story of discovering homeschooling, what it looks like for them, and a new platform he's currently developing to help support home educators everywhere! Links mentioned in this episode: Owl Home Education Network - https://www.owlhomeeducationnetwork.com/ Join their Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/474178910743586/ YCH096 - An interview with Chauncey Lynn Childs ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
24:27
May 03, 2022
YCH093 - What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homeschooling
YCH093 - What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homeschooling
Looking back at this time of year and this season in our lives, Tracy and I discussed things we wish we’d known about homeschooling…before we started! Listen and learn...hope this helps and encourages! Find the extended show notes here: https://breakthoughhomeschooling.com/before-i-started-homeschooling Links mentioned in this episode: Techie Homeschool Mom: https://breakthroughhomeschooling.com/techiemomshop * ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
31:45
April 26, 2022
YCH092 - How to Use Videos in Your Homeschool
YCH092 - How to Use Videos in Your Homeschool
Whether it's a student-created project or incorporating online learning, there are many reasons to include video in your home education program. And many fun ways to do it! Links mentioned in this episode: How to Teach Public Speaking (Even if it's Your Biggest Fear) - YCH085 Incorporating Fine Arts Into Your High School Program - YCH078 Find the extended show notes here: https://breakthroughhomeschooling.com/use-video-creatively ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
31:50
April 19, 2022
YCH091 - Great Homeschool Electives
YCH091 - Great Homeschool Electives
Don't neglect electives in your teen's high school program! Listen in as Pat and Tracey talk about the rich opportunities and future possibilities engaging and rigorous elective courses provide. Links mentioned in this episode: YCH078 - Incorporating Fine Arts Into Your High School program - Interview with Gena Mayo of Music In Our Homeschool YCH034 - The Link Between Primitive Reflexes and a Child's Ability to Learn - Interview with Kokeb Girma McDonald article: Creative Electives for Your High School Student - https://breakthroughhomeschooling.com/creative-electives-for-your-high-school-student/ ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
31:35
April 12, 2022
YCH089 - Why Christians Should Consider Celebrating the Passover -
YCH089 - Why Christians Should Consider Celebrating the Passover -
For years, every spring, Pat's Christian family celebrated the Passover in their home. In this conversation, she and Tracey talk about how they did it, why they did it, and the story behind the book she wrote for homeschooling (and non-homeschooling!) families. Links mentioned in this episode: Pat's book, "Celebrating the Passover: A Guide for Christians to Celebrate the Feast" - https://amzn.to/3DCXOFA * article - Christian Passover Resources - https://breakthroughhomeschooling.com/christian-passover-resources/ article - Why We Celebrate Jewish Holidays - https://breakthroughhomeschooling.com/why-we-celebrate-jewish-holidays/ ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
21:40
March 29, 2022
YCH088 - An interview with Andria Smith, @thehumoroushomeschooler
YCH088 - An interview with Andria Smith, @thehumoroushomeschooler
Please welcome our guest today, Andria Smith, aka @thehumoroushomeschooler. After working for a number of years in public education,  Andria was "forced" into homeschooling her two children, ages 5 and 9, during the pandemic. She never dreamed she would fall in love with homeschooling as she has, tho, and isn't looking back.   I found her on Instagram, where she is spot-on and "keepin' it real" about the homeschool momma life. What a blast it was talking to her - and I know you'll love listening in, too! Go follow her if you don't already - @thehumoroushomeschooler ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time!
30:04
March 22, 2022
Interview with Caleb Allen, homeschool graduate - YCH086
Interview with Caleb Allen, homeschool graduate - YCH086
"Down the road from nowhere in small-town, USA (as a friend of mine used to say) lives today's guest, Caleb Allen (so please forgive the periodic sound quirks from spotty wifi!). He joins us as the next guest in our series of "Homeschool Graduates: Where Are They Now?" Caleb was home-educated in the "way back when" years of homeschooling and pushed through learning with dyslexia, which remained undiagnosed until he was in college. We hope you enjoy this special episode! ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
28:34
March 08, 2022
Why and How to Teach Public Speaking - YCH085
Why and How to Teach Public Speaking - YCH085
Even if it's your biggest fear! ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! We'll see you next time!
32:05
March 01, 2022
Creative Ways to Celebrate Reading - YCH084
Creative Ways to Celebrate Reading - YCH084
Remember that reading slogan from long ago "Reading is FUNdamental?" Well, sometimes it feels like the "fun" has gone out of reading for some of us, and today we want to put an end to that! Let's celebrate reading! In today's episode, Tracey and I go into detail about how to get your kids (and the whole family) back "into" books - the real, paper-and-print kind. Find extended show notes here: breakthroughhomeschooling.com/celebrate-reading ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
33:10
February 22, 2022
How to Be Your Teen's Ultimate Guidance Counselor - YCH083
How to Be Your Teen's Ultimate Guidance Counselor - YCH083
The job of a good guidance counselor is to give...guidance and counsel! What better person than you, mom (and dad!) than to give that to your teen? I know at times you may feel ill-prepared to do that related to your teen's high school years and their movement ahead, but trust us: you are better prepared than you think. Plus, there are so many resources available to you! Listen and be encouraged, friend...you GOT this! Links mentioned in this episode: Find more resources here: https://breakthoughhomeschooling.com/homeschool-guidance-counselor Episode YCH077 - Reaching Your Goals Through Coaching - https://spoti.fi/3GMVMUN 16 Personalities test (free) - https://www.16personalities.com/ Episode YCH085 - How to Teach Public Speaking (even if it's your biggest fear!) - COMING SOON Episode YCH054 - Super Skills Moms Gain Through Homeschooling (discusses the connection between homeschooling and business/entrepreneurial skills) - https://spoti.fi/33pkfSA ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
32:39
February 15, 2022
An Interview with Corina Holden from FrumpFighters - YCH082
An Interview with Corina Holden from FrumpFighters - YCH082
~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
29:60
February 08, 2022
Should You Take a Mid-Winter Break? - YCH081
Should You Take a Mid-Winter Break? - YCH081
To paraphrase Shakespeare's famous soliloquy"To break or not to break? That is the question..." Sometimes it's hard to decide whether we want to take a "hard stop" on homeschooling or just back off the studies for a bit. And this is the time of year when it may be uppermost in your mind! But no worries - you can choose to do one at some point and the other at another point. (Part of the beauty of homeschooling, my friend.) In today's episode, Pat and Tracey talk about different options and the pros and cons of each... What kind of breaks does your family take?  ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
24:37
February 01, 2022
Homeschool Grads: Where Are They Now? - YCH080
Homeschool Grads: Where Are They Now? - YCH080
In this episode, homeschool graduate Erin Fantoni (nee Battaglia) talks about her homeschooling experiences and how they prepared her for the futre. Since recording this interview, Erin has gone on to complete her Doctorate and is moving ahead with her career. If you have any questions for her about her homeschooling experiences, she welcomes them via email at erinrbattaglia@gmail.com. You can also find her on Instagram @raquel_fancy.rachel/ ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
23:48
January 25, 2022
Great Part-Time Jobs for Teens - YCH079
Great Part-Time Jobs for Teens - YCH079
We don't only talk about what jobs kids can work at, but WHY you might want them to even have a job! There are lots of benefits to allowing your teens to work, not the least of which is this piece of research: studies have shown that teens who worked in the summer had greater job satisfaction and greater future earnings than those who didn’t. But there are also issues to keep your eyes open for as a parent. So no matter how you feel about "working teens" you'll find this episode engaging. Does your teen have a part-time job? Links mentioned in this episode: The “Super Skills” Moms Gain from Homeschooling - YCH Episode 054 (talks about how we acquire soft skills, which also apply to teens who work) How to Incorporate Life Skills Into Your Homeschooling - YCH Episode 022 (this episode wasn't specifically referred to, but definitely relates to the topic!) ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
33:41
January 18, 2022
Incorporating Fine Arts Into Your High School Program - YCH078
Incorporating Fine Arts Into Your High School Program - YCH078
Preparing our teens for college and beyond means we should be enabling them to be well-round, thinking individuals. And who says Fine Arts is only for the "artsy?" In this enlightening discussion, Gena Mayo of Music In Our Homeschool.com shares the many ways we can provide a fine arts high school credit for our teens, why it's important to do so even if we don't feel talented (and how to do it!), and shares an unbelievable list of optional studies that you can include in a fine arts program! Find the extended show notes here: https://breakthroughhomeschooling.com/being-creative-about-fine-arts-with-your-high-schooler/ Links mentioned in this episode: Gena's exhaustive list of fine art study topics:  Music In Our Homeschool* - https://breakthroughhomeschooling.com/mioh+ Article: The Charlotte Mason Inspired Way to Get a Homeschool High School Fine Arts Credit High School Fine Arts Membership* - see extended show notes for more information, waiting list, and registration links ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
29:03
January 11, 2022
How Coaching Can Help Your Homeschool Excel! - YCH077
How Coaching Can Help Your Homeschool Excel! - YCH077
Oftentimes, the terms "coaching" and "consulting" are used interchangeably. But they are really two very different concepts, each valuable in their own right, in different situations. Listen as Pat and Tracey talk about the difference between them, and how coaching can be a very powerful force for a homeschool mom on both a personal and professional level! Links mentioned in this episode: Article: How Coaching Helps Your Homeschool Excel - https://breakthroughhomeschooling.com/coaching-helps-your-homeschool/ Schedule an exploratory call here: https://calendly.com/pat-fenner-hw/30min-hs ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
28:50
January 04, 2022
Why we're sweet on devotionals! - YCH076
Why we're sweet on devotionals! - YCH076
The New Year is upon us! And as we usher in 2022, Tracey and Pat talk about the value of a good devotional to start - or build - a healthy habit of morning quiet time. 'Course, if you're not a morning person, you can still reap rewards by scheduling a daily time for fortifying yourself. And you can find strength for whatever life throws at you with a quality devotional that can lead you to the Word.  Thank you for tuning in this past year... We wish you all the best in the coming year! Find links to the resources mentioned in this episode in the extended show notes here: breakthroughhomeschooling.com/hsmom-devotionals ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
30:09
December 28, 2021
Our Favorite Version of Christmas Carols - YCH075
Our Favorite Version of Christmas Carols - YCH075
There's something about Christmas music; the carols and songs that bring to mind special holiday memories. And these versions are something extra-special to us. We hope they bring a little extra special holiday joy to you, too!   And here's our little Christmas gift to you - a YouTube playlist of all the songs mentioned in this episode: https://youtu.be/IJ12Fd0AlAw   Play it on the tv or laptop while you're baking Christmas treats! And Merry Christmas to you all! ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
20:02
December 21, 2021
Lightening up the Christmas Load - YCH074
Lightening up the Christmas Load - YCH074
Wishing you a Merry, love-filled, and low-stress Christmas! We hope you back off the books and find ways to engage with each other and the season and create many wonderful memories together... Remember: You Can Homeschool...but it's ok to take time off, too! ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
30:53
December 14, 2021
Awesome Christmas Gifts for your Teen - YCH073
Awesome Christmas Gifts for your Teen - YCH073
I dunno, is it only me? We have five grown-and-flown kiddos, and while I remember them as "littles" at Christmases long ago, I also remember Christmases during the teen years. But...perhaps not all of them as fondly as others...if you get my drift. Because finding awesome Christmas gifts for the little ones was always oh-so-much easier than finding them for my teens! Tracey and I had a conversation about that recently, but we decided to DO something about it (unlike those conversations people have about the weather. You know: "People are always talking about the weather but nobody ever does anything about it!" #dadjokes). We came up with a list of awesome Christmas gift ideas for teens! Although, you can use these for birthday gifts, too, or just "I love you!" presents...) So if you're still lacking a gift or two for your teen, you're welcome to pour yourself a cuppa, grab your phone or a notebook, and enjoy our latest candid conversation. (For your convenience, I posted links to the items we talked about below the recording.) Find the extended show notes, including links to the gifts we mention, here: https://breakthroughhomeschooling.com/awesome-christmas-gifts-for-teens ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
29:26
December 07, 2021
The Role of Play in Your Homeschool - YCH072
The Role of Play in Your Homeschool - YCH072
When our kids were young, remember encouraging them as they played? They explored the world around them and learned oh-so-much. When "school starts," that doesn't have to stop - but how DO we keep it going? Listen in!!  And find a curated reading list to learn more, and other resources, in the extended show notes here: https://breakthroughhomeschooling.com/build-play-into-your-homeschool You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/AoqwM8H8Ttk ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
25:25
November 30, 2021
Activities to Show Gratitude and Build Character in your Children - YCH071
Activities to Show Gratitude and Build Character in your Children - YCH071
Living in gratitude is not something that comes naturally to many of us. But there are far-reaching effects that can bless our families, our homeschools, and the world with which we interact. Learn about some activities to foster that characteristic in our kiddos (and ourselves!) and share some of your own with us, too. There are lots of options to reach out to us below. We can't wait to hear from you, and... Happy Thanksgiving! Tracey & Pat ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
30:19
November 23, 2021
Homeschool Graduates: Where Are They Now? - YCH070
Homeschool Graduates: Where Are They Now? - YCH070
In this next installment of our series "Homeschool Graduates: Where Are They Now?", Pat talks to Tracey's daughter Brooke. I think she'll sound familiar to you, as she owns the lovely voice who introduces you to the podcast each week. Be encouraged - your homeschool graduate can have a lovely and exciting future!  And You. CAN. Homeschool, friends... You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Zsyh6KpKa-k ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
27:48
November 16, 2021
Setting and Managing Expectations as Your Child Grows - YCH069
Setting and Managing Expectations as Your Child Grows - YCH069
Do you know how to manage expectations as your child grows? Do yo...your spouse...and your family... have a common definition of success? What do we need to think about as we prepare to launch our kids into the world? In this episode, our guest Danica Copp, MSW, and Pat explore these questions and many more. Mrs. Copp has years of experience as a Social Worker specializing in adolescents, and has so much wisdom to share! Grab her free adolescent launching checklist and learn about her one-on-one coaching program at confidentiallylaunchyourteen.com And follow her (say "Hi!" while you're there and tell her where you discovered her, too!) on Instagram @danicacoppmsw ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
34:51
November 09, 2021
Irresistible Winter Reads - YCH068
Irresistible Winter Reads - YCH068
It's hard to resist curling up under a warm, cozy blanket with a good book during those cold, grey winter afternoons. Whether it's reading to or with the kids, or finding some "me time" to read something on your own, if you're looking for some good reads over the winter, we got ya' covered! In this episode we share 10 of our current favs - you're sure to find something here to pique your interest! Links mentioned in this episode: You'll find all the links to our books, along with the video of this broadcast, in the extended show notes here:  https://breakthroughhomeschooling.com/irresistible-winter-reads ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow us - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
32:36
November 02, 2021
How "The Happy Homeschooler" Can Help YOU! - YCH067
How "The Happy Homeschooler" Can Help YOU! - YCH067
Tracey Hagerman talks about the motivation to write her book “The Happy Homeschooler,” and how it can help homeschool moms balance their lives and homeschools to avoid premature feelings of burnout. She also explains her “homeschool formula” and the one area that many moms may find a welcome addition (with benefits for everyone!) to their homeschool. She's got a lot to say about reading, too, and you’ll especially be interested in her strategies for the "reluctant reader" ;-) Links mentioned in this episode: Amazon link* for Tracey's book "The Happy Homeschooler" - https://amzn.to/3FVSAHp You can also watch this interview on our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/6gzpx7uAjHI ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and follow - so you don't miss an episode! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
34:19
October 26, 2021
Homeschool Grads - Where are they now? - YCH066
Homeschool Grads - Where are they now? - YCH066
This is the first of our series: "Homeschool Graduates - Where are They Now?" Tracey talks to Pat's daughter, Lauren Meeks, who graduated from homeschool in 2007. Be encouraged - home education teaches many other things besides academics!   ___________________________  Links mentioned in this episode:   Lauren's TEDx Talk "The Freedom of Failure": https://bit.ly/3g8OIrj book: The World in My Living Room - (aff) https://amzn.to/2Xp9uMy *  Her website: bnbmadesimple.com  Instagram: @bnbmadesimple | @towtally_peachy  Facebook: @bnbmadesimple  Courses -   Sprint to Superhost (introduction to short-term hosting): https://programs.bnbmadesimple.com/sprint-to-superhost CoHost Accelerator (scaling co-hosting as a business model):  https://programs.bnbmadesimple.com/cohost-accelerator  * As affiliates of Amazon, we earn a small commission on sales made with this link. We appreciate your support!
31:41
October 19, 2021
Ugh, I know I should exercise, but... YCH065
Ugh, I know I should exercise, but... YCH065
Do you enjoy exercising? I mean, you know you should do it, but... In a no-judgment zone, Pat and Tracy talk about their, um, relationship with exercise, and how we can improve it! You'll even discover how taking time to exercise can help your homeschool, too! How can you make exercise a habit, something sustainable in your life? Tracey has some answers for you to consider (and Pat's just along for the ride) ;-) Links mentioned in this episode: Homeschool Mom Fitness Program - https://momforallseasons.com/product/homeschool-mom-fitness/ ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
30:37
October 12, 2021
"Careering" with Your Teen - YCH064
"Careering" with Your Teen - YCH064
In this interview, Pat and Tamara discuss her book, developing your teen's leadership skills, helping them make a difference, how to help your homeschooled teen navigate thinking about and planning for their future, and so much more!  ------------------------  Tamara S. Raymond wrote "Careering" to help young adults avoid the traps she fell into as a result of struggling to figure out her career path after college. Today, this successful leadership development coach shares her hard-learned lessons to help you quickly identify your passions and strengths so you can find your way in the world of work. “I want you to avoid spending eight years in the wrong jobs as I did,” she says.  ------------------------  Connect with Tamara on her socials -   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TamaraSRaymond/  Twitter - https://twitter.com/TamaraSRaymond/  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TamaraSRaymond/  The IMC Leaders Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr-fkH6NhaTFQiEqtLxe8GQ ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
32:33
October 05, 2021
Talking with Education Researcher and Homeschool Dad Douglas Pietersma - YCH063
Talking with Education Researcher and Homeschool Dad Douglas Pietersma - YCH063
Educational researcher and homeschool dad Douglas Pietersma shares some thoughts on homeschooling based on his research and experience. He also offers some tips for homeschool dads that he learned as he transitioned from the "typical" bread-winner (somewhat removed) homeschool dad to the primary educator for his two children. Lots of interesting information here! Links mentioned in this episode: ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
32:22
September 28, 2021
Time-saving Tips and Tricks - YCH062
Time-saving Tips and Tricks - YCH062
While adding homeschooling responsibilities can sometimes make your plate feel a bit overloaded day-to-day, there are tips and tricks that we've picked up over the years that you, too, can use to help relieve a bit of the stress. "Work smarter, not harder" is a cliche that can only gets us so far, right? Here are some practical ways to live that out...   Links mentioned in this episode: Episode YCH011 - How Can I Teach Subjects I Struggled With in School? Episode YCH046 - The Role of Grandparents in the Homeschooling Worldbook Encyclopedia's "Typical Course of Study" - a skeleton of topics by grade level to spark your creativity! - https://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study.aspx Episode YCH015 - How to Find Time to Re-Charge While Homeschooling ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
32:51
September 21, 2021
Difference between introvert and extravert homeschoolers - YCH061
Difference between introvert and extravert homeschoolers - YCH061
Learning styles are certainly important to understand, but our personalities influence our homeschool as well. In today's episode, we discuss not only how this "shows up" at home and in school, but the "care and feeding" of the homeschool mom! Pop quia: Tracey and I are not both extroverts! Can you guess which is which? _______________________ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
32:22
September 14, 2021
On Language and Learning in Your Homeschool - YCH060
On Language and Learning in Your Homeschool - YCH060
We kept this interview to as close to 30 minutes as I could, but it was hard! Let me introduce you to Dwane Thomas, creator of Visual Latin and Word Up! Much more than "just" a language teacher, he continues to embody the concept of a lifestyle of learning. During our altogether-too-brief time, he talks about the "risks" of homeschooling, what he really thinks about Latin, interesting facts about the headwaters of the Mississippi River, and the roots of the word "infantry." (And yeah, it's really all connected!) Finally, he shares some hard-earned words of advice to other homeschool dads on the journey. Truly an episode you'll want to share! Links mentioned in this episode: Video: Homeschool Made Easy, Carol Joy Seid - https://amzn.to/2TVYMeV* Book: The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis - https://amzn.to/3jPtzmV* Book: Dumbing Us Down, John Taylor Gatto - https://amzn.to/3CIjSPM* Book: No Pain, No Gaines, Chip Gaines - https://amzn.to/3smHZyQ* Dwane's Language Learning website - dwanethomas.com (Besides Latin, he teaches Greek, French, Spanish, Italian, and German) ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
33:45
September 07, 2021
Skyrocket Your Homeschooling Inspiration with Our Back To School Episode! YCH059
Skyrocket Your Homeschooling Inspiration with Our Back To School Episode! YCH059
Yippee! It's a new school year! Welcome back to it, friends :-) As you've heard us say before, homeschooling is so much more than just academics. So celebrate with us as we seek to inspire and motivate you for the coming year. No words of wisdom here about planning, purchasing, or nuts-and-bolts. Today we're dealing with the mind and heart!   Links mentioned in this episode:  Back to School - YCH Episode 0006 - https://spoti.fi/37RmUmF  Dealing with Your Child's Stress - YCH Episode 0056 - https://spoti.fi/3k1ruo4  5 Valuable Concepts to Make Your Homeschool Stress-Free - https://bit.ly/3xcgb1M  20+ Inspiring Quotes for Your Teenager (includes printables) - https://bit.ly/3h4go18  Book*: (aff) Childhood of Famous Americans (series): Benjamin Franklin -  https://amzn.to/37RlecR ---------- This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! We'll see you next time! * using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
29:15
August 31, 2021
How and Why to Get Your Kids to "Own" Their Learning - YCH058
How and Why to Get Your Kids to "Own" Their Learning - YCH058
Owning anything - emotions, your responsibilities, your actions - is key to growing into becoming a responsible adult. Owning your own education is key to developing a lifestyle of learning. Starting them on this track starts early, but has far-reaching effects. Once your children realize that they don't need to be spoonfed, that they're "masters of their own fate", so to speak, there won't be any challenge they can't meet! ---------- This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! We'll see you next time!
28:26
August 24, 2021
The Effects of Being an ACoA Homeschooling Parent - YCH057
The Effects of Being an ACoA Homeschooling Parent - YCH057
Pat's keepin' it real - and gets really personal - as Tracey interviews about her past and how it affected their homeschool. While suitable for "little ears" if you, as a homeschooling parent, realize you are the adult child of an alcoholic, you may want to listen to this with earbuds. But we DO hope this episode leaves you encouraged... Remember: God's not through with ANY of us yet, friend! Links mentioned in this episode: article: How to Safeguard Your Homeschool From the Effects of Alcoholism - https://bit.ly/3gawVjJ (Contains links to resources for additional help...)  ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! We'll see you next time!
20:29
August 17, 2021
Tips for Dealing With Your Child's Stress - YCH056
Tips for Dealing With Your Child's Stress - YCH056
Stress doesn't only affect you - it affects your kids, too! There are especially many things to feel stressed about in these chaotic days we're living in. Of course, it's important for you-as-a-mom to deal with - and we hope you do as a part of your self-care routine. But listen in as we also talk about some practical tips to help you...help your kids... Links mentioned in this episode: Episode YCH034 - The link between primitive reflexes and a child's ability to learn ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
28:12
August 10, 2021
How to Turn Difficulties Into Triumphs - YCH055
How to Turn Difficulties Into Triumphs - YCH055
Tracey interviews 13-year-old author Alaina Oommen about the motivation behind her book, The Very Friendly Poodle, Patsy, which deals with bullying. Their conversation is truly inspiring on so many levels. (Note: there is no graphic discussion of her experiences, but there IS plenty of encouragement and inspiration shared!!) Links mentioned in this episode: Amazon link* for Alaina's book "The Very Friendly Poodle, Patsy" - https://amzn.to/2TVYMeV Alaina's Amazon Author page* - https://amzn.to/3xcY8b6 Self-Publishing School* - https://bit.ly/3iUvbgt - Where Tracey met Alaina! (Check it out if you're a budding author...or know one!) ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
23:11
August 03, 2021
The "Super-Skills" Moms Gain from Homeschooling - YCH054
The "Super-Skills" Moms Gain from Homeschooling - YCH054
One thing that drives both Pat and Tracey crazy is the comment "Well, I'm only a homeschool mom" (or any variation of that one...). In this episode, we discuss the important and real skills homeschool moms develop over the years, solely by virtue of keeping the home learning fires burning! Think you're not ready to do anything else after your homeschool years are over? Guess again, mom - and be enlightened! Links mentioned in this episode: PDF - Essential Soft Skills That Homeschool Moms Develop Through Homeschooling (https://bit.ly/3y9JZfE) course - The Empty Homeschool Nest Blueprint  Amazon* link - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman -  TraceyHagerman.com  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
32:11
July 27, 2021
A new spin on socialization - YCH053
A new spin on socialization - YCH053
Socialization - it's an age-old argument and worn-out warning against homeschooling. But in this episode, Tracey presents a different approach to that concept. Hint: it's not really about us OR our kids! ;-) What are your thoughts about her idea? Leave us a Speakpipe message or comment below with your 2 cents! For show notes, please visit https://breakthroughhomeschooling.com/new-spin-on-socialization ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here on Speakpipe! And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
23:42
July 20, 2021
What is the cost of homeschooling? - YCH052
What is the cost of homeschooling? - YCH052
Ever wonder how much it costs to homeschool? Yes, there are financial costs, but there are other ones, too.  But you may be surprised to discover that some of the costs are, at the end of the day, wonderful savings as well! ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
32:16
July 13, 2021
Low- and No-cost ways to motivate your kids - YCH051
Low- and No-cost ways to motivate your kids - YCH051
In this interview with author Julie Polanco, she and Pat talk about the concept of passion projects. Do you know about them? What a great tool to use in your homeschool at ANY time of the year!  Also, head over to the BreakthroughHomeschooling Instagram page between July 6 and July 13 and enter to win a copy of Julie's most recent book, 100 No- and Low-cost Ways to Motivate Kids. Links* mentioned in this episode: Julie's book: 100 No- and Low-cost Ways to Motivate Kids - http://bit.ly/100no-cost great summer program: Boredom Busters Bundle - https://bit.ly/3weaPCm Julie's first book: God Schooling: How God Intended Children to Learn - http://bit.ly/godschooling ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
27:49
July 06, 2021
Celebrate our "podcastversary" with us - YCH050
Celebrate our "podcastversary" with us - YCH050
A year of podcasting is quite an accomplishment - it harkens back to how we felt after our first year of homeschooling, too! Join us as we reminisce a bit - lessons we've learned (that may apply to you and your homeschool, as well), our Top Episodes (based on listener's downloads), and of COURSE, enter our "podcastversary" book giveaway! Leave a comment on Instagram or below the show notes to enter. For show notes, head over to BreakthroughHomeschooling.com/what-you-can-learn-from-a-year Links mentioned in this episode: Self-Publishing School (SPS) (aff) - If you're an aspiring author - or know one - this is the place to be! - https://bit.ly/3iUvbgt Review of "The Happy Homeschooler" - https://bit.ly/2TPYQg7 The Homeschooler's Table - Homeschool Momma Membership Group - Find support and encouragement with like-hearted moms... - https://bit.ly/thehstable ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
33:07
June 29, 2021
Your Year in Review - YCH049
Your Year in Review - YCH049
A lifestyle of learning means you never really wrap up learning - even though it may be time to put "the books" away for the year! It opens up a whole new world to you and your family...and a myriad of opportunities to learn and grow together. Enjoy some time off this summer as you recharge for the fall - but keep the flame of learning alive with these ideas! Link mentioned in this episode: 10 Probing Questions to Review Your Homeschooling Year - https://sendfox.com/lp/3lwgkv Elementary school assessment tool: http://bit.ly/hsassess ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
31:21
June 22, 2021
Super Summer Activities that Accelerate Learning - YCH048
Super Summer Activities that Accelerate Learning - YCH048
A lifestyle of learning means you never really wrap up learning - even though it may be time to put "the books" away for the year! It opens up a whole new world to you and your family...and a myriad of opportunities to learn and grow together. Enjoy some time off this summer as you recharge for the fall - but keep the flame of learning alive with these ideas! ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
32:02
June 15, 2021
What's your homeschooling style? Exploring some exciting options - YCH047
What's your homeschooling style? Exploring some exciting options - YCH047
There are more homeschooling styles than you can shake a stick at! And the beauty of them all is that they give you plenty of options as you "mix and match" them to your home, your kiddo's learning style, and your presentation style. Take good notes, and then decide which ones you may want to try out next year in your own environment... ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
30:15
June 08, 2021
The Role of Grandparents in the Homeschool - YCH046
The Role of Grandparents in the Homeschool - YCH046
In this episode, Tracey interviews fellow author (and grandparent!) Dante Lupinetti and his daughter, Rachel FeltKamp. They discuss some of the ways Dante has helped his own daughter, and explore other ways a grandparent can contribute to a parent's homeschool efforts. We hope you're inspired to explore this option in your own homeschool, too! Links mentioned in this episode: books by Dante Lupinetti: A Heritage of Faith - https://amzn.to/3yCziCW Soul Reader Series, Book 1: Touch Enabled - https://amzn.to/3upxb2p ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman -  TraceyHagerman.com  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
29:33
June 01, 2021
How to Close Your Year Out With a Bang - YCH045
How to Close Your Year Out With a Bang - YCH045
Time to Celebrate! You've made it through another year - congratulations! Tracey shares some great ideas for year-end celebrating...Pat suggests a little different approach to keep the excitement for learning alive all year ;-) Links mentioned in this episode: PDF - How to Plan a Homeschool Graduation - http://bit.ly/graduationcklst article - Summer Fun Unit Study - http://bit.ly/summerhomeschool ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - traceyhagerman.com  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
30:59
May 25, 2021
Ever Wonder If You're Focusing on the Right Things? - YCH044
Ever Wonder If You're Focusing on the Right Things? - YCH044
It's easy to get so caught up in the mundane and minutiae of the day-to-day that we start to veer off the path, so to speak. If you've ever wondered if you've somehow lost your way, or if you're focusing on the "right" things, you may be asking a good question! Listen in as Pat and Tracey talk about where that question may take you, and why it's a good thing to be asking it! Links mentioned in this episode: book "Character Sketches - 3-volume set" - https://bit.ly/3fWtKN5 ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman -  Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
28:08
May 18, 2021
How to Overcome Feelings of Overwhelm and Overwork- YCH043
How to Overcome Feelings of Overwhelm and Overwork- YCH043
There's not a momma on the planet who doesn't feel overwhelmed with "all there is to DO", right? In today's episode, we talk about THIRTEEN ways to help alleviate those feelings in your life; which one was YOUR fave? Feel free to share any others you can think of, too!  A "must-share" episode! Links mentioned in this episode: Episode 30 - Interview with Teresa Wiedrick of Capturing the Charmed Life, on Homeschool Momma Self-Care Thank you to our sponsor, the Homeschool Coupon Book! (aff) - Grab your coupon book filled with steals and deals for valuable homeschool resources. Use them to start preparing for your next homeschool year! (coupons good thru July 15, 2021) ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
24:46
May 11, 2021
How to Keep the Lines of Communication Open - YCH042
How to Keep the Lines of Communication Open - YCH042
Through their writing and speaking, Jed and Jen Jurchenko have helped over 100,000 couples take small positive actions to grow their closet relationships. Listen as they share some simple, doable, and effective ways to keep communication open between moms and dads. Whether or not you homeschool, if you have kids, you'll definitely want to pay attention, because our kids are always learning from us anyway! Links mentioned in this episode: Amazon link for Jed Jurchenko's books (aff*) - https://amzn.to/3asqaWe The Jurchenko's website, iThrive320 - https://www.ithrive320.com/ Their iThrive Facebook community - https://www.facebook.com/IThrive320/ FREE e-book - Joyfully Married ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
28:31
May 04, 2021
Why Your Teen May Want to Explore a Gap Year - YCH041
Why Your Teen May Want to Explore a Gap Year - YCH041
Used to be that a "gap year" meant taking a year off before or during college...and never going back! Well, there are LOTS of options open to teens these days. If your kiddo doesn't have a clue about life after homeschooling, maybe it's worth thinking about it. Here are some considerations and "must do's" if that's an option for them. It could truly be a life-changing year! Links mentioned in this episode:  article - What Your Teen MUST Do to Have a Successful Gap Year article - article -  ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
35:27
April 27, 2021
5+ Things a Homeschooling Momma Should Know - YCH040
5+ Things a Homeschooling Momma Should Know - YCH040
Do you know that saying "You don't know what you don't know"? Well, this week we talked about some things that should most definitely be on a homeschool momma's radar! Are they things you know? (A few of them might even surprise you...) ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
19:31
April 20, 2021
How Do You Answer the “I’m Thinking About Homeschooling” question? - YCH039
How Do You Answer the “I’m Thinking About Homeschooling” question? - YCH039
Sure, you may be new at the homeschooling lifestyle, but nevertheless, there may be a time when a good friend or family member - or even a stranger! - may tell you they're thinking of homeschooling and ask for your opinion. What will you say? Here are some things we think are important for couples to think about before they embark on this journey...and you may want to give some thought to them as well. (And sure, go ahead and use them in your conversations, too!) ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
23:51
April 13, 2021
Homeschooling When the Primary Educator is Dad - YCH038
Homeschooling When the Primary Educator is Dad - YCH038
Tracey has a candid conversation with friend and fellow-homeschooler David Robinson. He's been the primary home educator of their 4 kids for about 10 years and talks about the blessings and the challenges of having this role... Share this with your hubby!  Links mentioned in this episode: Episode 26 - The Gift of Dad in the Homeschool Journey Episode 28 -  Fabulous Ways to Get Dads Excited About Homeschooling Thank you to our sponsor, the Homeschool Coupon Book! (aff) - Grab your coupon book filled with steals and deals for valuable homeschool resources. Use them to start preparing for your next homeschool year! (coupons good thru July 15, 2021) ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time! *using this link to make a purchase means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
29:37
April 06, 2021
Family Easter Celebrations to Enjoy This Year - YCH037
Family Easter Celebrations to Enjoy This Year - YCH037
Along with fun and meaningful family activities to celebrate Easter, and ways to engage teens in the celebration, Pat talks about the Christian Passover celebration that her family has enjoyed for years. Welcome spring by celebrating our Risen Savior and the fulfillment of God's promises for provision and protection! Links mentioned in this episode: article: Christian Passover Resources for Your Family article: Easter Activities to Engage Teens Amazon link for Pat's book (aff*) - "Celebrating the Passover - A Guide for Christians to Enjoy the Feast" ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time! *using this link to purchase Pat's book means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
25:08
March 30, 2021
Homeschooling Priorities in the Pre-school Years - YCH036
Homeschooling Priorities in the Pre-school Years - YCH036
Oh, boy, do we have a thing or two to help you homeschool your preschooler...but you're gonna have to take a listen, 'cause it might not be what you'd expect!  Before you go, don't forget to snag the pdf we put together, with 30 fun activities to do with your pre-schooler. Let us know which one was your fav!   Link to the free pdf in the post: https://sendfox.com/lp/mperwl Link to the article 10 Fun Activities You Can do With Your Kids That Double as Exercise (with links to even more!) ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
30:31
March 23, 2021
Homeschool Curriculum that Rocks! - YCH035
Homeschool Curriculum that Rocks! - YCH035
Are you on the lookout for some tried-and-true resources for your kiddos? After nearly a combined 50 years of homeschooling experience, you can bet that Tracey and Pat have some recommendations. Listen is as we share about our personal favs in multiple subjects...and why we love them so! Links mentioned in this episode: Homeschool Buyer's Co-op - (aff*)  Amazon link for "Reading Reflex" (aff*) - https://amzn.to/2XdtFtx KONOS Unit Study Character/Curriculum - Cathy Duffy review; the link for purchasing Learning Adventures Unit Study - http://learning-adventures.org/ ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time! *using this link to purchase Teresa's book means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
40:42
March 16, 2021
Interview with Michelle Huddleston - YCHBonus1
Interview with Michelle Huddleston - YCHBonus1
In this episode, Pat talks with Michelle Huddleston, founder of the Multi-Ethnic Homeschool Conference, now in its 3rd year. One of the myths of homeschooling is that it's a "white thing." Michelle explains her motivation in establishing the MEHS to bust that myth and show the diversity of homeschooling throughout the world! Links mentioned in this episode: Info page on the Multi-Ethnic Homeschool Conference - (aff*) Reach out to Michelle at her blog - https://amzn.to/2XdtFtx ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time! *using this link to purchase Teresa's book means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
22:40
March 11, 2021
The link between primitive reflexes and a child's ability to learn - YCH034
The link between primitive reflexes and a child's ability to learn - YCH034
In this interview with guest and occupational therapist Kokeb Girma McDonald, Tracey and Kokeb discuss some questions that will help homeschool moms understand: what Primitive Reflexes are why it's important to be aware of them how retained reflexes can affect a child's ability to learn what parents should look for in their own children if they are struggling in certain areas, and how parents can get more information on this topic. Links mentioned in this episode: Kokeb's Facebook group  - Primitive Reflex Integration Exercises Amazon link for Kokeb's book (aff*) - "Reflex Integration Through Play - 2 book series" ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time! *using this link to purchase Kokeb's book means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
33:38
March 09, 2021
What Does An Ideal Homeschool Day Look Like? - YCH033
What Does An Ideal Homeschool Day Look Like? - YCH033
Have you ever asked that question? Honestly, both of us have, and we couldn't figure out how there could be a new homeschooling mom on the planet who hasn't! The initial answer that most (all?) of us received might have been as frustrating to you as it was to us...so we presented some ideas and examples - and shared our own days - to give you an idea of how to plan your own.  Caveat: don't compare what you're doing with what we talk about if it inspires "momma guilt" rather than inspiration, ok? We're on your side friends; this is a judgment-free zone! ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
31:13
March 02, 2021
Tackling the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Screentime - YCH032
Tackling the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Screentime - YCH032
We are certainly living in the age of technology, and screen use (and addiction) has reached an all-time high. While many of us use the internet, our phones, and our laptops for learning and research, there is a downside to that. Listen in as we discuss ways to tame the monster in your house, and how to balance being "connected" via technology and in real life... ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
31:05
February 23, 2021
10+ Secrets to Keep Your Child Excited About Learning - YCH031
10+ Secrets to Keep Your Child Excited About Learning - YCH031
One of the things that makes homeschooling a viable, even preferable, alternative to the form of education we're all used to is that we have the ability - can I say even the responsibility? - to make learning engaging and exciting for our children. And YES, you can do that, too!  And who knows? In the process, you may even adopt a fresh and new attitude about learning for yourself! Link mentioned in this episode: pdf - 50+ Affirmations to Reinforce Your Homeschooler’s Efforts ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
29:60
February 16, 2021
How to be kind to yourself this Valentine's Day - YCH030
How to be kind to yourself this Valentine's Day - YCH030
In this interview with guest Teresa Wiedrick, Pat and Teresa discuss some questions that will help homeschool moms understand their feelings and motivations about homeschooling, helping them to deeply nurture themselves in the process! While there is certainly a place for a mani-pedi and dark chocolate, you will discover how to fill your deeper needs first, so you can continue to serve your family and be an effective home educator! Links mentioned in this episode: Teresa's blog - Capturing the Charmed Life - https://capturingthecharmedlife.com/  Teresa's podcast - Homeschool Momma Self-Care Show - https://bit.ly/3oh1dmH Amazon link for Teresa's book (aff*) - "Homeschool Momma Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer" ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time! *using this link to purchase Teresa's book means we earn a small sales commission. Please refer to my Affiliate Disclosure here.
29:08
February 09, 2021
Creative Ways to Combat the Seasonal Blues - YCH029
Creative Ways to Combat the Seasonal Blues - YCH029
Are you ready for spring? Well, so are we...but it's not quite time yet, friend. Whether you're feeling blue, just "over" the winter weather, or feeling seriously emotionally clouded, try some of our ideas for "renewing your mind" and making attitude adjustments that'll make it easier to get out of bed and get going while you're waiting for better weather... Link to the free pdf mentioned in the episode: https://sendfox.com/lp/1k6xdn Link to the articles Pat referred to in this episode: Surviving the Winter Blues ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
27:55
February 02, 2021
Fabulous Ways to Get Dads Excited about Homeschooling: Part 2 - YCH028
Fabulous Ways to Get Dads Excited about Homeschooling: Part 2 - YCH028
Join us as we continue our conversation from Episode 26, where we discuss the results of the interviews we did with our husbands! Listen to the dad's point of view, coming from husband-generated questions. Again, if you or your husband is searching for some homeschool dad-focused resources, here are some resources, as mentioned in Part One, that are BY homeschool dads, FOR homeschool dads! Links mentioned in Episode 26: 10 Conversation Starters for Moms and Dads who are Homeschooling: https://sendfox.com/lp/3eg0d0 ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
27:43
January 26, 2021
How to Fire Up Your Homeschooling with 20 Cold Weather Activities - YCH027
How to Fire Up Your Homeschooling with 20 Cold Weather Activities - YCH027
Are you and the kids beginning to feel "stuck" inside? Sometimes getting out in the cold fresh air is just the thing to get you revved up again. And if it's just too rainy to get outside in your neck of the woods, we got ya' covered there, too, with some fun indoor activities that'll get you all moving. Before you go, don't forget to snag the pdf we put together, 'cause we have lots more ideas than we talked about in this episode! :-) Link to the free pdf in the post: https://sendfox.com/lp/1yqq0e ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
25:05
January 19, 2021
The Gift of Dads in the Homeschooling Journey - YCH026
The Gift of Dads in the Homeschooling Journey - YCH026
There is so much support for homeschool moms, whether it's online, in the co-op, or over coffee with friends and mentors. But what about dad? Tracey and Pat both interviewed their husbands to get dad's perspective on a myriad of topics. This is Part One of a two-part series; stay tuned for more insight and candid conversations in Part Two, coming in Episode 28... Links mentioned in this episode: How to Keep the Homeschool Dad in the Loop ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
24:13
January 12, 2021
Why and How to Effectively Plan for the New Year - YCH025
Why and How to Effectively Plan for the New Year - YCH025
Happy New Year! Let's talk plannin', shall we? While it may be "mid-year" for some (at least school-wise) it's also a great time to revisit - and perhaps tweak and revamp) what you've been doing for the past few months. Coming off of the Christmas holidays, the rush is over and you may not be quite ready to jump back in... So, take notes and then use the time you have productively for now. You'll soon feel re-energized and ready to go! ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! And get a series of "behind the scenes" videos here: http://bit.ly/behindych We'll see you next time!
24:28
January 05, 2021
How Our Families are Celebrating the New Year - YCH024
How Our Families are Celebrating the New Year - YCH024
Happy New Year! We're so glad you take the time each week to listen and glean from our candid conversations... To help you get to know us better, we're sharing some memories of New Year's gone by, and how things are shaping up for our family celebrations during these, um, unique, days. How is YOUR family celebrating the New Year? We'd love to hear your plans (and get some good ideas for ourselves)! ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time!
24:09
December 29, 2020
Impact Your Homeschool With a Word of the Year - YCH023
Impact Your Homeschool With a Word of the Year - YCH023
A word of the year based on THE Word can be a valuable lens with (at least) two marvelous benefits. You can use it to craft a vision for your year as well as a filter through which you can confidently make better decisions for you, your family, and your homeschool. (Yes, your homeschool, too!) Discover this concept for yourself and present it to your children to give them the opportunity to develop a forward-thinking and Biblical approach to their own lives. Link to the article in the post: https://bit.ly/3ls7ppS ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time!
29:55
December 22, 2020
How to Incorporate Life Skills Into Your Homeschooling - YCH022
How to Incorporate Life Skills Into Your Homeschooling - YCH022
After listening to this episode, you'll never look at chores the same way again! Including your children in household management helps you in the long run and teaches them valuable skills...  Link to the free pdf mentioned in the post: https://sendfox.com/lp/1k66gy ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time!
30:34
December 15, 2020
How to Enjoy an "Unfrazzled" Christmas this year! - YCH021
How to Enjoy an "Unfrazzled" Christmas this year! - YCH021
Contrary to what you may think, the holidays don't have to be overwhelming! Yes, you can expect them to be a bit busier than usual, but our intent with this episode is to give you hope that there are options to make your holiday experience a bit smoother and provide some useful tools and mindsets to make it happen! Merry Christmas, friends
29:49
December 08, 2020
20 Awesome Christmas Gifts That Homeschool Moms Want! - YCH020
20 Awesome Christmas Gifts That Homeschool Moms Want! - YCH020
Ho! Ho! Ho! OK, momma, if you haven't written your Christmas list yet...have WE got some ideas for YOU! Make sure you have a pen and paper (or the techie equivalent!) and take notes. And let us just say now "You're welcome, friend!"  Link for the free pdf mentioned in the episode: https://sendfox.com/lp/36wrpj ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time!
28:25
December 01, 2020
Growing the Gift of Hospitality in Your Home - YCH019
Growing the Gift of Hospitality in Your Home - YCH019
Being able to serve others through the blessing of hospitality is a unique gift that homeschoolers can truly "run with!"  Even - or especially - in these pandemic days, don't underestimate the need we all have for kindness and connection. Learn how to incorporate this much-needed activity in your homeschool and family life! ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time!
24:36
November 24, 2020
6+ Fun Tips to Foster Your Kiddos' Creativity - YCH018
6+ Fun Tips to Foster Your Kiddos' Creativity - YCH018
One of the things that we cherished most about their homeschooling years was the ability to encourage our children's gifts and talents, and let them run with their creativity. There are so many ways to do that!  Whether you homeschool by choice or by chance, choose a few of the ideas we share and run with them in your own home! ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time!
26:38
November 17, 2020
A Celebration of the Freedoms We Enjoy as Homeschoolers - YCH017
A Celebration of the Freedoms We Enjoy as Homeschoolers - YCH017
As we prepare to celebrate the sacrifices so many made - and are making - for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans and Canadians, today we talk about some of the freedoms we enjoy as homeschooling families. What are some of the freedoms YOU're grateful for? Reach out to us and let us know and we'll share them in an upcoming episode! ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time!
30:12
November 10, 2020
A Home Educator's Biggest "aHA!" Moments - YCH016
A Home Educator's Biggest "aHA!" Moments - YCH016
Yup, teachers have 'em, too! An "aHA!" moment is that point where you personally discover something wonderful and new, and very possibly life-changing. It's a beautiful moment to watch in our children's lives, and it's a beautiful thing to experience in our own life! Share YOUR "aHA!" moments to be featured in future episodes using the message link below! Link mentioned in this episode: program - ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time!
28:42
November 03, 2020
How to Find Time to Recharge while Homeschooling - YCH015
How to Find Time to Recharge while Homeschooling - YCH015
Sadly, we moms are famous for not taking care of ourselves. In the midst of all that is on our plate, that may be understandable - but it's not healthy. Learn some practical ways to ensure you're running on all cylinders so you can be a happier and more-efficient wife, mom, and home-educator. Link mentioned in this episode: program -  ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time!
27:34
October 27, 2020
Teaching Money Management in Your Homeschool - YCH014
Teaching Money Management in Your Homeschool - YCH014
It's no secret that personal debt and student loan debt is at an all-time high. We have an incredible opportunity to model - and teach - sound financial strategies and principals to our children while homeschooling. Discover some techniques and resources in this episode...and then run with it! Yes, someday your children will thank you! ~~ Link mentioned in this episode:  Dave Ramsey's Financial programs for children and teens If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time!
30:01
October 20, 2020
The Humor in Homeschooling - YCH013
The Humor in Homeschooling - YCH013
The last thing you wanna do as you get started on this journey is to take yourself too seriously! Share a laugh as Tracey and Pat laugh at themselves a bit - and wonder aloud about how the tables were often turned and they became the "student!"  It's all in good fun, of course, so enjoy the ride... Link mentioned in this episode: book - The Happy Homeschooler: Ten Simple Strategies to Increase Productivity, Foster Joy, and Avoid Burnout by Tracey Hagerman ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time!
29:22
October 13, 2020
Homeschooling while working...and through chaos! - YCH012
Homeschooling while working...and through chaos! - YCH012
You may be all-of-a-sudden working from home, but there are other sources of chaos, too. Discover some ways to navigate the situation, and be comforted knowing two things: 1 - you're not alone, and 2 - you CAN do this, friend!! ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time!
30:13
October 06, 2020
How can I teach subjects I struggled with when I was in school? - YCH011
How can I teach subjects I struggled with when I was in school? - YCH011
"Gosh, I could never homeschool my kids - I failed (insert school subject here)! How could I ever teach it?" Boy, if we had a penny for everyone who's ever said that to me as a "reason" for NOT homeschooling, we'd be rich! In this episode, Tracey and Pat offer some ideas from experience about how you can overcome this very same stumbling block! ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time!
25:25
September 29, 2020
Letter to my "new homeschooler" self - YCH010
Letter to my "new homeschooler" self - YCH010
Boy, have you ever said to yourself "If I only knew then what I know now?" Pat and Tracey talk about what they'd do differently if they had another shot at homeschooling...and what advice they'd share with their "new homeschooler selves" after all these years... Link mentioned in the podcast: article - Letter to my younger self ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time!
22:01
September 22, 2020
How do I homeschool with little ones around? Homeschooling with multiple ages... YCH009
How do I homeschool with little ones around? Homeschooling with multiple ages... YCH009
Many homeschooling families are trying to navigate new learning programs for multiple ages. Boy, if that doesn't muddy the waters, right? But part of the joy of homeschooling is exactly that everyone can learn together, so we want to encourage you - and help you - to figure out something that can work for your family's unique situation. Below are some tools that can be helpful...and listen in as we talk about some strategies that we used in our own homes! Links mentioned in this episode: program - Pam Barnhill's Morning Basket subscription; article - Do You Know Your Child/Teen's Learning style? ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time! in here!
30:42
September 15, 2020
Beyond the Books: Volunteering as part of your homeschool - YCH008
Beyond the Books: Volunteering as part of your homeschool - YCH008
One of the wonderful aspects of homeschooling is that learning can happen in a myriad of ways! In this episode we discuss the value of volunteering and how it can (and does) enrich the home learning experience. Because of the times we live in (as of this recording), Tracey has crafted an instant download of ways you can add the heart of service into your homeschool - even as we're limited in our abilities to go "out and about." Link mentioned in this episode: grab a free copy of "Beyond the Books: 20 Ways to Volunteer Without Leaving Your Neighborhood" ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related question you have, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Thanks for listening...we'll see you next time!
27:22
September 08, 2020
Homeschool Record-keeping - YCH007
Homeschool Record-keeping - YCH007
While it's important to keep records (for your own sanity, and - depending on your location - for the government) it doesn't have to be involved and complicated. Pat and Tracey discuss some ways they've kept records, what to keep records of, and other record-related rabbit holes ;-) Link mentioned in the podcast: Grab Pat's free Homeschool High School Record-Keeping kit when you subscribe to BreakthroughHomeschooling here. ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Then, let us send you a "thank you gift" for listening: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou We'll see you next time!
29:54
September 01, 2020
Back-to-School! - YCH006
Back-to-School! - YCH006
Welcome "back-to-school," everyone! I know for many of us school sure looks different this fall, but fear not! A year of exciting opportunities awaits you - and perhaps even a new and fulfilling lifestyle! Link mentioned in the podcast:   YCH Episode 008 "Beyond the Books" - inspiration and information about incorporating volunteerism into your homeschool plans ~~ This podcast is listener-supported. Please help us continue to share our encouragement, inspiration, and insights by visiting our Patreon page here and making a donation. https://www.patreon.com/YCHpodcast Thank you so very much! If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! We'll see you next time!
27:51
August 25, 2020
How to plan out your homeschool year - YCH005
How to plan out your homeschool year - YCH005
How DO you plan out an entire school year? Hmmm...well, we'd say pretty much say the same way you'd eat an elephant! In this episode, let's talk about your "meal plan" together! Link mentioned in this episode: book - The Happy Homeschooler, by Tracey Hagerman. Available on Amazon ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related question you have, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to "like" and subscribe! Thanks for listening...we'll see you next time!
30:01
August 18, 2020
Am I covering everything I need to teach? - YCH004
Am I covering everything I need to teach? - YCH004
Would you believe there's really no hard-and-fast rule about what to teach when? That can be both challenging AND encouraging...and we talk about how to incorporate that concept seamlessly into your family's lifestyle of learning. Link mentioned in the podcast: WorldBook online has a terrific resource to help you map out a learning program in their "Typical Course of Study." Don't feel chained to it, tho!  https://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study.aspx ~~ Remember, if you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to give us a thumbs-up or "like" (if you did!), leave an honest review (it helps spread the news about our podcast), and subscribe (so you don't miss an episode). And check out the free gifts we have for you here: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou Thanks for listening...we'll see you next time!
31:14
August 11, 2020
How do I find encouragement and family support? - YCH003
How do I find encouragement and family support? - YCH003
Sometimes the decision to homeschool is met with "a bit" of resistance from well-meaning family and friends. However, it's crucial for the homeschool parent to have encouragement and a sounding board. So what's a homeschooler to do? Not too surprisingly, we both have something to share about that one! Link mentioned in this episode: article - Reviving the Lost Art of Mentoring ~~ Remember, if you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to give us a thumbs-up or "like" (if you did!), leave an honest review (it helps spread the news about our podcast), and subscribe (so you don't miss an episode). And check out the free gifts we have for you here: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou Thanks for listening...we'll see you next time!
32:21
August 04, 2020
Do I have what it takes? - YCH002
Do I have what it takes? - YCH002
Welcome to episode two...we're so glad you're here!  Lots of parents wonder if they "have what it takes" to homeschool their kiddos. Whether it's the lack of a teaching degree or lack of patience (among others...) listen as we bust those myths for you today! You GOT this homeschoolin' thing ;-) ~~ If you'd like us to talk about a homeschool-related topic that's on your mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com / Facebook  Before you go, don't forget to give us a thumbs-up or "like" (if you did!), leave an honest review (it helps spread the news about our podcast), and subscribe (so you don't miss an episode). And check out the free gifts we have for you here: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou Thanks for listening...we'll see you next time!
26:55
August 04, 2020
Welcome to "You Can Homeschool!" Meet your hosts - YCH001
Welcome to "You Can Homeschool!" Meet your hosts - YCH001
Welcome to episode one... We're Pat Fenner and Tracey Hagerman, homeschoolers from the US and Canada (respectively). We're so glad you're here,  looking forward to sharing our stories with you, and eager to help you along this journey that is homeschooling! Or, as Tracey likes to say, "The best-kept lifestyle secret there is!" If you'd like us to tackle a homeschool-related question or topic that's on your heart or mind, please feel free to leave us a message here. And DO reach out to us on socials - just make sure you let us know you heard our podcast, while you're at it! Pat Fenner - BreakthroughHomeschooling.com / Facebook page / Instagram Tracey Hagerman - www.traceyhagerman.com Before you go, don't forget to give us a thumbs-up or "like" (if you did!), leave an honest review (it helps spread the news about our podcast), and subscribe (so you don't miss an episode).  And check out the free gifts we have for you here: https://bit.ly/YCHThankYou Thanks for listening...we'll see you next time!
26:29
July 08, 2020