Best Homeschoolmoms podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Want to know what other homeschooling moms are doing, thinking, worrying about? How are they solving problems and thriving as homeschoolers? The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast gives you a peek into what is going on in other homeschools across the country. Grab a hot drink, put your feet up, and welcome to the conversation as we chat homeschool challenges and successes.
 
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When Emily Cook couldn't find the homeschool curriculum she wanted, she made her own! Emily shares how Build Your Library, her literature-based secular curriculum, got started and how it helps families provide a structured approach to interest-led learning using unit studies and more.
 
Virginia Lee Rogers, a contributor to Charlotte Mason IRL, shares the story of this lovely Instagram account. Discover the purpose behind these practical, inspirational, & authentic glimpses into real life CM families. And find out how Virginia Lee strives to apply these practices in her homeschool.
 
As co-host of Homeschool Unrefined, a podcast about all things homeschooling, Maren Goerss delights in lifting up other homeschoolers along their journey. From to-do lists to self care, Maren's reminders and encouragement provide the inspiration to enjoy the everyday and beyond.
 
You don't have to be a homeschool purist. You can find ways to use different parts of different approaches to help your homeschool flourish. Elsie Iudicello shares her secrets for creating a beautiful blend of Classical and Charlotte Mason homeschooling. Be refreshed with her creative ideas and lovely inspiration!…
 
Katie Kimball chats about the benefits of teaching your kids to cook real food. She shares her tips and tricks on enjoying time in the kitchen with your kids, as well as using this special time to connect.
 
With lots of laughs and a few tears, Jennifer Brockman shares the challenges, as well as the blessings, of homeschooling a child with down syndrome. Her experiences and tips come from a humble heart and offer inspiration and encouragement to families in similar situations. Jennifer also gives us a sneak peek into large family homeschool life on ...…
 
Misty Bailey has a flair for homeschooling with joy. Despite a busy work-at-home schedule, Misty uses her faith to remain positive on her homeschool journey. She shares her experiences and tips to help other homeschool moms keep the joy in homeschool life.
 
As your kids get older, the idea of homeschooling high school can feel intimidating. Lisa Nehring, head of True North Homeschool Academy, shares her experiences and tips from homeschooling her five children. She also explains how you can make the most out of homeschool high school years and how online homeschooling can be just the help you need.…
 
STEAM-Based learning is such a hot topic in the world of education! Karyn Tripp of Teach Beside Me shares her best tips and experiences for boosting your homeschool with creative activities. Discover the benefits of STEAM-based learning and how it can help all homeschoolers.
 
Tricia Goyer shares her myriad of experiences homeschooling her 10 kids. She knows what it's like to homeschool from the beginning, as well as helping her adopted kids transition from public school to homeschool. Tricia's faith shines through as she reveals how she balances her busy life as a wife, mom, homeschooler, prolific writer and speaker ...…
 
Wonder what life is like while homeschooling overseas? Katie Hornor shares her experiences as a working homeschool mom living in Mexico with her family. Find out how this second generation missionary lives with intention and praise as she rocks her homeschool.
 
Does the thought of homeschooling the teen years & beyond keep you up at night? Many homeschoolers wonder how to handle more rigorous academics, busy schedules, & raging hormones. Connie Albers shares her experiences & wisdom with wonderful encouragement & insightful tips. Sit back & be reassured that you can survive & thrive homeschooling midd ...…
 
Does the thought of nature study make you cringe a bit? Don't worry-you're not alone! In this episode of the podcast, Amy chats with Holly Giles who shares her tips and tricks for customizing nature study for your family. Holly talks about how nature study has helped her home educate her special needs child and strengthen her homeschool. She al ...…
 
Meet Selena Robinson, a second generation homeschooler with ADD who is homeschooling kids with ADD and ADHD. She shares her tips, tricks, and resources for successfully homeschooling with attention deficit disorder.
 
Nadine Dyer talks to Amy about her experiences with life as a secular homeschool living in Canada. She provides tips and resources for a secular approach to homeschool. Also, if you are a homeschool mom who struggles with anxiety, you won't want to miss Nadine's personal story and how she continues to make homeschool happen.…
 
Homeschool life can be busy. It's easy to feel like a not-so-fun mom. Would you like to become a more playful mom? Christy Thomas shares her secrets for building connections with kids through play. Don't miss her valuable tips & awesome resource for helping moms relax & enjoy their homeschooling adventures.…
 
Are you an on-the-go homeschooling mom? Rarely ever home between your kids' sporting commitments? You're not alone. Today, Colleen talks to Amy Milcic, sports mom supreme, who gives tips and tricks for manging it all while injecting loads of fun and family-building into your homeschool life. Make sure you listen to this one, folks. There are a ...…
 
Homeschooling a profoundly gifted child can bring lots of challenges others may not completely understand. Want to take a peek into the world of homeschooling gifted kids? Don't miss this conversation with Gina Munsey -- second generation homeschooler and mom to the brilliantly asynchronous Aveline.
 
So many homeschoolers start down this alternate education path to break free from the traditional schooling mode, then find themselves recreating school-at-home and getting frustrated with themselves and their kids. Cait Curley has the answer for you, and she and Colleen talk all about gameschooling for fun AND learning this week. You don't wan ...…
 
Homeschooling can be a challenge for the most organized mama, throw in some extra schedules and running around, and it's easy to see how one can get lost in all the details, forgetting to get math in for the day. Today Colleen talks to an inspirational homeschool mom who not only juggles her family activities with homeschooling, but fosters to ...…
 
It's easy to feel alone and discouraged when you're homeschooling in the trenches day in and day out. This week, Colleen talks to Mary Jo Dean, a homeschool mom who made it her mission and life's work to encourage moms around the country in their homeschooling journeys by founding the Great Homeschool Conventions. Join us and be encouraged.…
 
We're talking with Mark Tilsher, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Junior Money Makers podcast all about helping kids have a heart for building businesses and lives they can love. Join us to find out how you can inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators, too.
 
Homeschooling with toddlers and preschoolers underfoot can be tough. This week Colleen talks to Sara McClure who has a new book out all about how to keep those little ones occupied, engaged, and learning while you focus on homeschooling the bigger kiddos. Join us as we learn all about busy bags.
 
The question of balance comes up often -- especially when a homeschooling mom is a working mom, too. In this episode, the first with a special new guest host, we turn the tables on Pam and hear HER methods for staying on top of it all... homeschooling, podcasting, blogging, raising a family, and staying sane. This is a fun one!…
 
Today we are talking about one of Pam's favorite topics -- getting organized. Kristi Clover is here to talk to us about her systems for homeschool organization and how they might work for you. We are getting things filed away and even cutting the binding off books!! Join us to find out what this madness is all about.…
 
The only thing that might come close to a good book is having a friend who loves to talk about good books. That's Sara Masarik. She loves to read and talk about reading -- for her and for kids. And she's passionate about helping others get together to talk about reading too. In this episode of the podcast Sara and I chat about books (of course! ...…
 
We have been asked numerous times to interview a teen for the Homeschool Snapshots show and it's about time we deliver. Today we are talking to 14-year-old Aria Maher about what it's like to be homeschooled, her favorite reading material, and how she found time to write a novel. Enjoy!
 
Preschool is a time to play and enjoy your little one. Sometimes, though, we get mired down in the details of how to make a great preschool experience for our kids and still enjoy it. This week I am joined by Jennifer Pepito, author of the lovely Peaceful Preschool curriculum to talk about exactly that. Jennifer is a mom of seven kids she has h ...…
 
Yvette and Garritt Hampton are one adventurous couple. No everyone has the guts to step out in faith, sell everything, and travel the country in an RV while filming a full-length documentary about homeschooling. This week I chat with the couple about homeschooling in a very small space, big changes, and their vision for Schoolhouse Rocked. Enjo ...…
 
Camille Kirksey is joining us today in response to a couple of listener requests for a guest who spoke specifically about what it is like to homeschool as an African-American. How is homeschooling viewed in that community and what are some of the challenges? Camille is a wonderful and vivacious guest. Comfortable on air (don't miss her YouTube ...…
 
It's been a long-time coming but we finally have an interview with a dad who is the primary homeschool parent! Chris Tilley did not go back to work after a layoff a few years ago, but his wife did. That left him home to be the house husband and homeschool dad. It's a fun interview with a look at what it's like to homeschool from the dad's side.…
 
It's an age-old question that keeps homeschool moms up at night -- how do you homeschool and get the housework done too? For the most part, you can't do it all. If you do a great job with homeschooling and housework then you really won't have time for anything else -- like a life. As homeschool moms, we have to learn the hard lesson of letting ...…
 
Welcome back to a new season of the Homeschool Snapshots Podcast! We are kicking off with an interview with Cindy West from Our Journey Westward and Shining Dawn Books. While Cindy is known for homeschool nature study, she is also passionately interested in using a process called Brain Training in her homeschool with some of her wiggly boys. Sh ...…
 
Our last episode of the season features Kristen Hochhalter, a secular homeschooler. Kristen never thought she would homeschool, but as soon as some common misconceptions were blown out of the water, the doors of homeschooling possibilities began to open. Kristen talks about all she has learned from homeschooling, secular homeschooling, and find ...…
 
At your request, today we are talking to Sue Umezaki about what it is like to homeschool in another culture. An interest in an exotic language led Sue to Japan as a teacher. There she met her husband and the rest is history. She has lived in Japan for 22 years and has homeschooled her four children from the beginning. With one daughter graduate ...…
 
Ever feel like what you do doesn't matter? Do you ever wonder if the sacrifice you made to stay home and teach your children is in vain? Join us for this episode of Homeschool Snapshots Podcast as Diane Lockman encourages us with what really matters. Diane reminds us to let go of subjects and give our children the skills now to learn the conten ...…
 
In this episode of the Homeschool Snapshots podcast we chat with Charlotte Gleason, a homeschool mom of three, who loves teaching college level classes, literature, and food. Charlotte began homeschooling because she wanted her children to be able to run and play as well as have time to read. She encourages us to make literature and grammar an ...…
 
On this episode of Homeschool Snapshots, we enjoy a delightful conversation with Claire Stewart. Claire thoroughly enjoys spending time with her children as they learn through the huge feast she sets before them. She even admits to being the biggest kid of all! Come and listen how Claire tailors each child's education to fit their needs without ...…
 
Kortney Garrison has had many adventures. Besides being married for 17 years, which is an adventure in itself sometimes, she has lived in Africa, studied in London, and spent a summer in Guadalajara. These adventures have fostered in her a desire for simplicity and contemplation in her homeschool. Kortney offers a down to earth look at homescho ...…
 
Ainsley Arment is the founder of Wild and Free, a community to help homeschool parents connect with others who share the mindset that childhood is an important stage, not just something to grow out of. Noticing the light of wonder going out of her sons eyes, she became a homeschooling mom six years ago and hasn’t looked back. Come and be encour ...…
 
Missy Andrews is a homeschool mother of six and co-author of Teaching the Classics. She regularly shares her love of literature on the CenterforLit podcast along with her husband Adam Andrews. Join us as Missy talks about the real goal of homeschooling, the proper place for academics, and most importantly, how to get to the nitty-gritty of a bo ...…
 
Lesli Richards from The Homegrown Preschooler joins Pam to talk about her homeschooling journey, from wonder based pre schooling all the way too the college years -- and some of the things she wish she had known when sending her first teen off to college.
 
We are wrapping up this season of the podcast with an interview from a real homeschool legend: Jane Lambert. Jane is a veteran homeschool mom who is now cheering on her daughters as they in turn homeschool her grandchildren. Jane shares how she used excellent books and simple materials to open up the world to her children. She also tells the st ...…
 
Amy Roberts is a homeschooling mom with a houseful of kidsranging from teens to tots. She joins us on this episode of thepodcast to give a sneak peek into the life of a large homeschoolingfamily. Amy shares some great toddler-wrangling tips, strategies forstaying organized, and some wisdom for homeschooling through griefand other difficult time ...…
 
Dawn Garrett is a homeschooling mother of three and a long-time blogger at Ladydusk, where she is celebrating her 15th anniversary of blogging. Over the years at her blog , she has chronicled precious family memories, significant learning milestones, her own reflections, hopes, and plans, and much more. Dawn joins us on this episode of the podc ...…
 
Heidi Scovel is a classical homeschooler and book lover who blogs at Mt. Hope Chronicles. She joins us on this episode of the podcast to give us a peek into what school likes like at her house with four extroverted, book-loving kids and a relaxed classical approach to learning. Heidi tells how she spreads a feast for her children by keeping cop ...…
 
Durenda Wilson is a seasoned homeschooler with eight children who currently range from young adults down to an 11 year old. She is the author of a new book, The Unhurried Homeschooler, a short little gem all about slowing down and letting go of the burdensome expectations and pressures we often saddle ourselves with as parents. Her message is a ...…
 
In this episode of the Homeschool Snapshots Podcast I chat with Marianne Sunderland about homeschooling kids who have dyslexia -- seven of her eight kids are dyslexic and all have been homeschooled. In addition we also chat about big adventures in the days of helicopter parenting.
 
MacKenzie Monroe is a homeschooling mother of 4 and the host of the Cultivating the Lovely podcast and morning show on Periscope. She tries to savor the beauty in the day-to-day routines of mom life and is on a mission to help other women do the same. On this episode of the podcast, MacKenzie explains how she endeavors to foster beauty in her h ...…
 
Kara Anderson is a mom, freelance writer, and photography aficionado who writes about homeschooling, mothering, and more at her blog Quill and Camera. She is also a contributor to Simple Homeschool. Kara joins us on this episode of the podcast to share about her homeschooling journey with her two children. Her personal story of unexpectedly jum ...…
 
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