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Brief, off-the-cuff conversations about real life homeschooling in the moment. Pam & Mystie both homeschool teens and middle-schoolers and have been homeschooling for over a decade. Together they share what it's really like, give tips and recommendations, and encourage homeschool moms to keep up the good work.
 
Our heart is for the mama who seeks to learn and grow while she’s helping her children learn and grow. Our show is a casual conversation about topics that matter to those of us in the trenches of classical homeschooling who yearn for something more than just checking boxes and getting it all done. In each episode, we cover our Scholé Everyday (places to go for inspiration and growth), and foster a topical discussion relying on principles we find in books by people like David Hicks, James Tay ...
 
Join us as we delve into the principles and practices of homeschool Morning Time aka Morning Basket or Circle Time. With both experts in their fields and mentor-moms, we will discuss everything from how to choose the right books for a wide age range, to how to memorize a poem, to how to get the kids to sit still. All your burning Morning Time questions answered right here -- every other Tuesday.
 
The Homeschool Compass podcast is all about finding confidence in community and help in the wisdom of those who have gone before us. We’ll talk with the seasoned pioneers of the homeschool movement as well as parents who are currently living the daily joys and challenges of homeschooling. We have so much to learn from each other! Visit us at HomeschoolCompass.com for ongoing encouragement and support. And wherever you are in your homeschool journey, know that you are loved and you are not alone.
 
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How YOU thrive at homeschooling depends on YOUR personality. In this episode Jessica highlights a few common personalities, explaining what each type would be good at while homeschooling, and what weaknesses they may need to be aware of. While imperfect, the Enneagram can often be a helpful method of describing common strengths and weaknesses. Jess…
 
We tend to think of happiness as a mere feeling, something nice but unnecessary, something transient and superficial. However, happiness has always been a topic of deep interest to philosophers, and there is a long Christian tradition of both what happiness truly is and also how important it is. Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Pascal, Lewis – all ag…
 
A new homeschool year is upon us and there may be no better time to speak to all the homeschooling dads out there. As most of you recognize, your wife is doing critical work. In fact, few other occupations in the world can compare with it. Why, then, do we as husbands find it so difficult to be involved in it? This episode of the Homeschool Solutio…
 
Today on the Simplified Organization podcast, I have Molly Nickles, also known as The Modern Homeschooler on Intagram. She's always had a job while homeschooling - and not always part time only, either! Find out how she manages a full time job (for someone else!) while homeschooling 2 teens - and why she thinks it's good for her kids, too.…
 
I am joined today by Colleen Rein who is a member of our Your Morning Basket Plus membership and a mom who has been doing Morning Time for a number of years in her homeschool. What I love most about Colleen is all the practical insights she has into making homeschooling work for her family. Today she shares insights and tons of good ideas on how Mo…
 
Our special guest today is Danielle Cyrus. Danielle was a pre-law student when God disrupted her plans and led her to education. She has 4 children and has been married to Grant for 20 years. She began homeschooling as her oldest reached school age and has been neck deep in books ever since. Danielle is a tutor in the Classical Conversations Essent…
 
Our special guest today is Danielle Cyrus. Danielle was a pre-law student when God disrupted her plans and led her to education. She has 4 children and has been married to Grant for 20 years. She began homeschooling as her oldest reached school age and has been neck deep in books ever since. Danielle is a tutor in the Classical Conversations Essent…
 
Jennifer Pepito is a homeschool mom of 7, founder of the Peaceful Press, and author of Mothering by the Book: The Power of Reading Aloud to Overcome Fear and Recapture Joy. In this conversation, Jennifer looks back over her decades of homeschool experience to share advice and encouragement for persevering through the ups and downs of homeschooling …
 
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/homeschool-logistics We know we need curriculum and books and lists before the homeschool day begins, but what about logistics? Logistics is our strategy for how things will be done - as opposed to the curriculum question of what will be done. Our homeschool days are more about logistics than curriculum particulars, so le…
 
Find Betsy at redeemedreader.com - where she's prereading new books for you and your kids Betsy's planning wisdom: I like to think of management as balancing humility and honesty when I plan. So the humility part is that the Lord doesn't really need me to accomplish these things. I mean, I feel like I'm indispensable to the plan, but I'm really not…
 
As homeschool parents, we are usually great at planning for the academic school year— setting goals and selecting curricula. But have you planned for family adventures in your school year? In this episode, Jessica encourages parents to remember the “why” of their choice to homeschool, and to build in opportunities to create traditions and adventure…
 
Free home routine guide: https://www.simplyconvivial.com/routines True confession: I’ve tried every configuration of laundry routine out there and never found one that made me stay on top of laundry. I can discover a good rhythm, but then something will change. It turns out that laundry is not evenly produced over time, so if by a “consistent” laun…
 
Want to learn one simple thing you can do to lower stress and guard the atmosphere of your home? In this episode, Janice talks about the one thing that was most helpful for her family as they tried to cultivate a comfortable, positive atmosphere for learning. Perhaps you'll find it helpful, too! Host biography Janice Campbell, a lifelong reader and…
 
It is getting tougher and tougher to find good picture books that align with your values these days. How do you find ones that tell a quality story and have the kind of language and art that your family enjoys? How can you make your librarian your ally and know just which books to choose in the bookstore to add to your home library. I am joined tod…
 
If you've ever said your kid is half a freshman or in 3rd-ish grade, you might be a homeschooler. But should we adhere to grade levels more strictly? Or ignore them entirely? How should we respond when asked about our kids' grade levels, graduation requirements, and future plans? In this episode we'll discuss the pros and cons of labeling our kids …
 
Amanda Sewell is a homeschooling mom of 6 and recently returned to the US from the mission field. In the latest episode of The Simplified Organization show, Amanda shares what she's learned about feeling stuck and how to get out of that mental mire of discouragement.By Mystie Winckler
 
Planners can easily be time-wasting rather than time-managing. How do we make sure our attempts at getting life together are going to be helpful and useful? I have three keys that will ensure they are. Take the "Get Organized" Quiz - https://www.simplyconvivial.com/quiz - it will tell you what you should work on next to make the most progress, quic…
 
Every year there are new moms dipping toes into the waters of homeschooling by starting with a preschooler. Every year these same moms ask their more veteran homeschool mom friends for advice and come away disappointed by the response they get. In this episode Mystie Winckler and I have a message for these new moms that start with "We will not roll…
 
It is so wonderful to see so many families making the decision to homeschool for the first time! In my conversations with many of these new homeschool parents, it's almost as if the same question lingers on all of their faces: "Can I actually do this?" My answer to that? "Absolutely, yes! And I'll tell you exactly why..." And that's just one of the…
 
Mystie Winckler is a second-generation homeschooler, mom of 5, and author of The Convivial Homeschool. In this episode, she shares how we can find contentment and peace in the daily work of homeschooling and homemaking as we repent, rejoice, and repeat. Grab your copy of Mystie's book, The Convivial Homeschool: https://bit.ly/3QWu7Hm Find show note…
 
Homeschool perfection is impossible and boring. Be awesome instead! Tips for being an imperfectly awesome homeschool teacher. And for laughs... The 10 Commandments (suggestions for sanity) of a Homeschool Mom. Host biography Jennifer Cabrera, the Hifalutin Homeschooler, is the writer of homeschool truth, humor, and inspiration. Jennifer lives in Sa…
 
Free workshop: AnswerOverwhelm.com Sibling Relationship Lab: https://www.siblingrelationshiplab.com/ Lynna's channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LynnaSutherland Large Family Homeschooling: https://yourlargefamilyhomeschool.com/ Lynna Sutherland is a homeschool mom of eight and the host of the Sibling Relationship Lab podcast. She loves to encourage …
 
In this episode, Jessica interviews Megan Ross, who amazingly juggles both homeschooling five children AND running an impressive homesteading operation. We talk about all the things - balancing schoolwork and farm chores, butchering animals (yes), growing fruit trees, and which homesteading ventures offers the biggest ROI. Guest biography Megan Ros…
 
Free workshop: AnswerOverwhelm.com Sibling Relationship Lab: https://www.siblingrelationshiplab.com/ Lynna's channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LynnaSutherland Large Family Homeschooling: https://yourlargefamilyhomeschool.com/ Lynna Sutherland is a homeschool mom of eight and the host of the Sibling Relationship Lab podcast. She loves to encourage …
 
In light of the recent shootings carried out by 18 year olds, an excellent question for the parents of America to ask themselves is, "Do you know where your children are?" Of course we should always be aware of where they are in a physical sense (for then we can take stock of the influences they may be exposed to) but we should also know better tha…
 
Homeschooling year-round makes total sense, but sometimes we just need a break from planning and pushing. Here's a look at the pros and cons of summer homeschooling and my hack for continued learning while enjoying the traditions of summer. Host biography Jennifer Cabrera, the Hifalutin Homeschooler, is the writer of homeschool truth, humor, and in…
 
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