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Created with the homeschool mom in mind, the Joyfully Homeschooling podcast is here to encourage and inspire you on your homeschool journey. Through real stories, real struggles, and real life, Misty Bailey and her guests share how to embrace imperfection and strive for a more joyful homeschool. Misty is a homeschool mom to three kids and has been homeschooling for over 9 years. Learn more about her mission to encourage and equip the homeschool mom on her blog Joy in the Journey (findingjoyi ...
 
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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As I shared in my Q and A episode with Davonne I get questions ALL the time about my family, my homeschool, our traditions, and really everything. So, I thought it would be fun to answer some basic questions on holidays, our traditions, and what our family likes most about the holidays. Podcast Sponsor Biglifejournal.com (use code JOYFUL15 for 15% …
 
Kim Santee and I are talking about self-care. She says self-care for her is “creating a life I don’t need to escape from” and guys that speak volumes. What kind of life are you creating? I have had the life that I needed to escape from and it is not fun. We can do better. And it starts by creating time for YOU. No matter how small or mundane it may…
 
This will air after the election, however, I am recording this in October. Before the election. Regardless of how this election turns out, my hope is not in any candidate. It is in the Lord. That is one reason I am airing this now instead of at the end of the year. I want to share some lessons learned from this craziness that has been 2020. Who our…
 
How many times does something in your day distract you or your kids and lead you all away from school? Do you long for a more consistent homeschool? I am sharing some tips and encouragement to help you be more consistent in homeschooling. Show notes: https://www.findingjoyinthejourney.net/consistent-in-homeschooling/…
 
I get asked questions ALL the time and am excited to spend TWO episodes answering YOUR questions with my good friend Davonne Parks. Here are some of the questions we are tackling in this episode. Do you keep everyone on the same schedule all day ? Like 30 minutes for math, an hour for reading , etc I only plan on homeschooling one year what is the …
 
I get asked questions ALL the time and am excited to spend TWO episodes answering YOUR questions with my good friend Davonne Parks. Here are some of the questions we are tackling in this episode. What advice do you give moms of littles in their first years of homeschooling? I'm having trouble finding ways to incorporate "fun" into school. I have ch…
 
High school, it used to give me hives. Now? I am homeschooling two kids in high school, and I am tackling some of YOUR questions with my friend Davonne who is also homeschooling high school. We are answering the following questions: What were our thoughts on high school when we first started out homeschooling? How have they changed? How does our ch…
 
In today's episode, I am chatting with my good friend Davonne Parks about homeschooling different personalities. Do you have a child that makes homeschooling a tad more difficult than it was with your other kids? We have your back! We both have kids that have different personalities and have struggled with homeschooling. Today we are talking all ab…
 
I get asked fairly often how I work and homeschool. It's a topic that I haven't tackled a whole lot on the blog or podcast because honestly, I like to keep them separate. BUT, I know that many of you right now are struggling with working and homeschooling, so I wanted to bring my friend Davonne Parks (who works outside the home) on the podcast so w…
 
So, I hope you guys are enjoying this series. Today it is coming to an end with the method I most wanted to use when I first began homeschooling and that is the Charlotte Mason method. I LOVE so many of Charlotte’s ideas to education and have read books about this method but have never been able to fully implement it into our homeschool. So, I was …
 
Today I am talking with Dianna Kennedy about the classical method of homeschooling and NO this is not all about CC. I share in this episode that the only experience I had with Classical education was our local CC group. Dianna really breaks down the idea of classical conversation and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about it from her. Podcast Sponsors…
 
We are halfway through this series all about homeschool methods. I hope you have enjoyed the series so far. Today I am chatting Literature-Based homeschooling with Kay Chance. In this episode, Kay and I chat amazing books, natural learning methods, the importance of the 3R’s and so much more. I loved that we had read many of the same books with our…
 
Today we are talking with Charlene Hess about the relaxed/digital method of homeschooling. I wasn’t really sure what this would entail before our chat but can honestly say I learned a LOT from Charlene. We may be slightly relaxed/digital. Who knows. We are all over the place. Charlene and I chat about the all in one style of homeschooling, term sch…
 
Today we are kicking off a super fun series all about homeschool methods. I introduced this series a couple of days ago with my favorite homeschool method. In this episode, we talk about unit studies with second-generation homeschooler Heather Haupt. We chat about how you incorporate multiple subjects around one thing by utilizing unit studies. We …
 
Because so many people are homeschooling right now, and because sometimes even after a year or two (or five) of homeschooling you change your method up a bit I wanted to do a series all about the different methods of homeschooling. So, for the month of September, I have SIX episodes all about the homeschool methods. Today I am peeling back the curt…
 
Today’s Fess Up Friday interview is with Monica Swanson. I have been a long time listener of Monica's podcast and was SO excited to chat with her today about her homeschool joys, struggles and fears. I love how she can look back on her homeschool years and see one of the biggest gifts homeschooling allowed her to experience-TIME. Thank you to our P…
 
I think many of us, as we begin new homeschool years have these BIG plans, and we don't allow ourselves a lot of flexibility, or we are set in our ways and aren't willing to adjust things to better serve the needs of our family. These mistakes, and a few other things I want to share, can make our kids HATE homeschooling. I am sharing what I have le…
 
When I first began homeschooling I was so nervous. I had so many fears and concerns, that is why I love sharing FessUp Friday interviews with all of you. It is so fun talking to other homeschool moms about THEIR joys, struggles, and fears because so many of us have had similar concerns and during rough seasons lack joy. Today we are talking homesch…
 
I first heard about Greg Landry from a homeschool network I am in. I started listening to his podcast and had to have him on. The reason being he spoke to me when he shared an episode about homeschooling the NON-science student. I immediately felt this weight lift off my shoulders because I have one kid who LOVES science and one that doesn't. Greg …
 
In today's episode, I'm sharing some of the benefits homeschooling will provide you and your kids, as well as tips to help you get through those hard moments in homeschooling. If you have every thought homeschooling was too hard, and been tempted to flag down that yellow school bus you won't want to miss this episode! Resources mentioned in this ep…
 
I remember the day I first decided I definitely wanted to give homeschooling a shot. I just KNEW we would have so much fun homeschooling. I had everything ready. I checked out every book I could on homeschooling, and what I couldn’t find at the library I bought. Homeschool catalogs and magazines were being delivered to my home on a regular basis. I…
 
I am talking all things back to school with my good friend Davonne Parks. Are you ready for school? How is COVID impacting your back to school plans? Listen as Davonne and I answer these questions and more about back to school. Podcast sponsors make the Joyfully Homeschooling Podcast possible, be sure to thank Gentle Guitar for sponsoring this podc…
 
Does anyone else feel like they are living in the book of Revelations? Our world is literally falling apart at the seams it feels like. And that is why today I am chatting with Dr. Kathy Koch. She and I will both be at the Southeast Homeschool Expo on July 24th and 25th in Atlanta, Georgia. One of her topics is on tackling tough topics with kids. A…
 
Hey guys! Welcome to the podcast. I remember when I had 2 then 3 kids to homeschool, I worried a lot about teaching multiple ages. It still is a struggle sometimes. I know many of you struggle with that as well. That is why I am super excited to share with you all this interview with Tiffany Jefferson homeschool mom to 10, She will also be with me …
 
Way back in episode two, Dachelle McVey and I discussed poetry and I confessed I did not like it. Since then, we have introduced some poetry into our homeschool. So, I wanted to bring her back on to discuss poetry, tea time, and more. Really, she is one of my online BFF's and we laugh. A lot. And she blows my mind with a realization that I actually…
 
This week's podcast episode is a traditional Fess UP Friday episode. I am chatting about homeschool joys, struggles, and fears with Kirsten McTernan. Kirsten and I are chatting homeschooling boys, love languages, self-care, ADHD, the transition from public school to homeschooling and SO much more. You can overcome the doubt and fear of homeschoolin…
 
I shared on the blog a few years ago about my biggest homeschool regret. I recommend you all go check that out. I share this because when the guest I have today on the podcast emailed me and asked me to review her new literature-based curriculum, which at the time was just for preschoolers and kindergartners, I checked it out and was SO encouraged …
 
As I began to prep for this episode, I honestly wasn’t really sure what I wanted to talk about. It’s my typical start of summer, end of the school year podcast but with everything else going on I didn’t really know how I wanted to end the school year. I was honestly going to throw something together on summer and rest, but I wasn’t feeling it. You …
 
Today’s interview is with Inga Hope from Gentle Guitar. Inga and I are chatting today about music, homeschooling, the importance of introducing our kids to music, how we can do that even when we are not musically inclined and so much more. It is a super fun episode and helpful to me as I have one kiddo who loves music, and I can simply can not carr…
 
Today I am chatting all about homeschool curriculum with my good friend Davonne Parks. We are talking all things curriculum and geeking out over our favorite things. Here are a few things we are chatting about: What has been your favorite curriculum? What has been your kid’s favorite curriculum? What is one curriculum you really wanted to work, but…
 
Last summer my daughter, heard about a camp called Worldview Academy while listening with me to the Heidi St. John podcast. She and I both immediately felt that this camp would be perfect for her and she begin working in various capacities to pay for her tuition. That camp changed her life. I do not say that lightly. I dropped off a teenage girl an…
 
Today’s episode is with Connie Albers and we are talking about emotional overwhelm from mom and kids. I was listening to a podcast episode from Connie that she did with Sherri Seligson and she was talking about moms and them feeling sorry for themselves, and just being overwhelmed with everything going on. And, I cried listening to it because I had…
 
Today I am chatting with September McCarthy. I first heard of September at the beginning of the school year. I was looking for a character study and came across her cards. Now, I am a huge fan and listen to her podcast, and can’t believe I didn’t know about her earlier. She is such a wealth of knowledge and was a huge blessing to chat with. In this…
 
Is anyone else having a hard time getting school done, and many of us may be wondering if we’ve done enough in the midst of chaos. We may be trying to push through despite the feelings and the emotions we are all feeling. This older episode goes along great with the topic of whether or not we are doing enough. So, I wanted to reshare it with an upd…
 
Months ago I recorded this episode with Beth Napoli from Techie Homeschool. I found it very relevant and wanted to push it out now while in the midst of this COVID19 crisis because SO many people are turning to online learning. Especially those who have been thrown into unexpected homeschooling. In this episode, Beth and I chat the pros and cons of…
 
Who else feels like they have been living in a scientific thriller? MAN, guys, things are CRAAZY. I never thought I would be approached by public school teachers and asked to help them and others homeschool in the midst of a crisis. However, I truly believe that God is doing something big in the homeschool community. Literally just about every chil…
 
As you may know, podcasting takes a lot of time. I typically mass record 3 months’ worth of episodes in one month. This gives time for editing, show notes to be written, and for me to record introductions beforehand and solo episodes. Therefore, this episode will of course not address the current COVID19 pandemic. It may also reference homeschool c…
 
The Joyfully Homeschooling podcast is TWO YEARS OLD!! I can NOT believe it. I have been blown away by the response to the podcast and I just LOVE it. Today to celebrate, I am bringing my dear friend Davonne on to interview me :) Here are a few takeaways from this birthday celebration! The podcast has been downloaded in 67 countries By the time this…
 
As you may know, podcasting takes a lot of time. I typically mass record 3 months’ worth of episodes in one month. This gives time for editing, show notes to be written, and for me to record introductions beforehand and solo episodes. Therefore, this episode will of course not address the current COVID19 pandemic. It may also reference homeschool c…
 
Checking in with all of you to see how everyone is doing while homeschooling through the pandemic. I am chatting a few things in this episode including: My Instagram COVID-19 diary What our current homeschool looks like How to help your public school friends who suddenly are "homeschooling" their kids and asking YOU for help How we can be the hands…
 
As you may know, podcasting takes a lot of time. I typically mass record 3 months’ worth of episodes in one month. This gives time for editing, show notes to be written, and for me to record introductions beforehand and solo episodes. Therefore, this episode will of course not address the current COVID19 pandemic. It may also reference homeschool c…
 
As you may know, podcasting takes a lot of time. I typically mass record 3 months’ worth of episodes in one month. This gives time for editing, show notes to be written, and for me to record introductions beforehand and solo episodes. Therefore, this episode will of course not address the current COVID19 pandemic. It may also reference homeschool c…
 
Today I am ditching our regularly scheduled programming and discussing the very REAL pandemic going on right now. As Christians, should we fear the coronavirus? As homeschoolers, how is will this affect our day to day lives? What does the bible say about fear? How can we talk to our kids about the Coronavirus? How is this affecting our families per…
 
Guys! I am SO excited to share with you all today about a fun storytelling-based app that also teaches kids a second language. Since I recorded this episode I have had the chance to use the Fabulingua app with Daniel and I also downloaded it on my daughter's phone for her to use with babysitting as I mention in this episode and guys, this app is AM…
 
One of the most popular podcasts ever is the one on Homeschooling a child with ADHD. Because of this, I wanted to share another blog post that I wrote a few years ago about homeschooling the distracted child. Three years later, this is still something we struggle with. Even after the kids are in middle and high school. A distracted child is a commo…
 
Have you noticed that the work ethic in many children nowadays leaves much to be desired? I have! And, I want to raise kids who are different. I want to have kids who want to work, and serve, and glorify God in ALL that they do. And today, I am chatting this topic and so much more with Mark Baker, owner of Christian Homeschool Entrepreneurs. Mark h…
 
In this episode, I chat with Wendy Gunn from Your Home for God. We talk about the comparison trap, and Wendy shares the lesson she learned about embracing the unique story God has created just for her, and how we all can learn from that lesson. We also talk about the regret she has regarding her kids and letting them make their own mistakes while t…
 
I did an episode on burnout back on episode 41. But, I wanted to bring the topic up again with my friend Davonne Parks. In this episode, we are going to be chatting about the warning signs of burn out, how to overcome it and lessons we have learned about it. This season right now is the time when SO many of us are overwhelmed and just feel blah whe…
 
Through the years I have had SO many people tell me they can’t homeschool because they can’t afford to quit working. But, the reality is SO many moms work and homeschool. Some things my friends do, they work outside the home as an office manager, nurse, professor at the local college, cleaning houses or office buildings, a realtor. They work from h…
 
One of the biggest things I hear when I talk about homeschooling with other Christian parents is that their kids go to school to be the salt and the light. I have heard that our local public school would be a better place if I let my kids go there because they could be a light in a dark place. Both make me want to vomit. Because it's not my child's…
 
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