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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 ...
 
Join us as we cultivate grace into the principles and practices of homeschool and motherhood. Homeschool experts and mom mentors will be here to share encouragement, tackle questions about homeschooling methods, learning styles, and help you cultivate a home and mom-life filled with learning and love. Right here -- every other Saturday.
 
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Angela Lilly is an amateur elite triathlete - competing in a grueling sport that involves swimming, running and cycling. She’s also competed in 7 Ironman events over the course of a decade, achieving 7th in her age group and a ranking of the 12th overall amateur woman at the Ironman World Championships in 2007. Angela says she’s had her share of se…
 
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% …
 
Stephanie Mitton and Myrrhanda Novak run a podcast called Women Don’t Do That. They have conversations with ‘women change-makers and risk-takers.' The podcast was formed, on-the-spot, when Stephanie, who lives in Ottawa, flew to Winnipeg to visit her long-time friend, after an unsuccessful attempt at entering federal politics. The goal of ‘Women Do…
 
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…
 
Join special guest Dallas Nachtigall and Lara for a chat about art, music, literature, and Truth. In this time of uncertainty and chaos, we can utilize beauty to help our children grow and thrive in spite of the ugliness of the world. Find show notes and resources here: https://www.laramolettiere.com/charlotte-mason-beauty-truth/…
 
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/…
 
When she was in high school, Rachel Weeks enjoyed English literature, particularly writing. But she also liked math and science. It was her English teacher who suggested a career like engineering, where she could do both. With a degree in Aerospace Engineering and part way through a masters, Rachel now works as a systems test engineer with United L…
 
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…
 
Welcome to season 3! On this episode Bonnie talks with Samantha Bailey, #1 bestselling author of WOMAN ON THE EDGE. Samantha's literary success did not come overnight and the journey was not without its share of rejection and disappointment. In this episode we talk about what it takes to be an author, the importance of being resilient and finding l…
 
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…
 
Join us with the lovely Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History for a discussion on what Marxism is as an introduction to The Homeschool Garden's newest session - The Iron Curtain. View the show notes and resources here: https://www.laramolettiere.com/the-iron-curtain-marxism/ and learn more about The Homeschool Garden morning time ses…
 
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 …
 
There’s no two doubts about it; Miriam Micael has a cool job. She’s a project management engineer with the Canadian Space Agency. Miriam has worked on several projects since joining the CSA three years ago, including working as a risk coordinator with Canada’s 1.2-billion dollar RADARSAT Constellation Mission, which launched last June. On this epis…
 
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…
 
Following some deep soul searching, and the breakdown of a relationship, Heather Guluk made an impulsive decision to climb a mountain in the Himalayas, despite knowing very little about mountain climbing. Heather says she was challenged both physically and mentally, but, after three gruelling weeks, arrived at the summit. And that’s where a 10-year…
 
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…
 
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