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  • Episode 74: Karen Childress talks about Homeschooling your High-Schooler and Col

    Sep 16, 2014 | 26 min
    Homeschooling your High-Schooler and College Preparation Today we are going to be speaking with Karen Childress about homeschooling your high schooler and preparing them for college. There is a lot that goes into planning your child’s high school education. It can be intimidating and complex. Karen will explain why not only are you capable and qualified to homeschool your high schooler, but why you should. We’ll discuss the many options and opportunities for homeschooling highschoolers including academics, extracurricular activities, internships and more. We’ll touch on high school transcripts and diplomas and talk about college preparation as well. The best education that your child can get...
  • Episode 73: Brad Baldridge on Late Stage College Planning

    Aug 12, 2014 | 42 min
    Late Stage College Planning Many families are facing the challenge of college planning and more particularly, late stage college planning. There are concerns about finances, choosing a college and more. Many parents have questions and concerns about scholarships, entrance exams and more. This can be a complex and scary area to traverse. Today's guest, Brad Baldridge, is here today to talk to us about late stage college planning. He will cover many areas and questions parents have about college planning. The focus of early stage (planning) is "should we save for college or not and if we can save, how should we do it." Late stage college planning gets much more complex because whether you’ve s...
  • Episode 72: Kevin Swanson talks about Discipling the Next Generation a Re-establ

    Jun 30, 2014 | 34 min
    Discipling the Next Generation a Re-establishing a Biblical Worldview The Homeschooling movement in this country is vital to our future. God’s word tell us that it’s the parents responsibility to educate our children. Unfortunately, we have surrendered our children to the state and allowed a government controlled school system to tell our kids that there is no god and that all lifestyles are to be validated. In these godless schools, our children are told that the Bible is insignificant or that it’s okay to put yourself before all else. How do we combat this when we send our kids to 14,000+ hours of education in their lifetime? How are we supposed to disciple them and teach them a biblical w...
  • Episode 71: Leah Brooks on Great Gardening for Healthy Homeschoolers

    Jun 19, 2014 | 41 min
    Great Gardening for Healthy Homeschoolers God does care what we eat and Eating properly glorifies him. God’s word contains no shortage of talking about food. The Bible also tells us our body is a temple and we are to treat it as such. What is just as important is teaching our children how to eat properly in a way that glorifies God. And teaching our children properly is why we homeschool. Today’s guest is Leah Brooks of Jeremiah Gardens and she is going to talk to us about a biblical way of eating and what God tells us about gardening. It doesn't matter where you're at. You change your diet and you are going to be rewarded with energy. With feeling so much better. With waking up in the morni...
  • Episode 70: Heather Laurie talks about Special Needs Homeschooling

    Jun 5, 2014 | 34 min
    Special Needs Homeschooling Today we are going to address special needs homeschooling. We need to understand that as parents of special needs children, there are options. And not only is homeschooling an option, but it is more likely a better option and sometimes the only one. Homeschooling is ideal for the special needs student and can learn to excel in ways that could never happen in a classroom. And as a parent, you are capable of educating your child regardless of what a school system or pediatrician tells you. Even parents with learning disabilities or special needs can do it. I believe that homeschooling is not at it's peak. Not at the wonderful heights that it can be until you've take...
  • Episode 69: Shane Vander Hart fills us in on the Intracacies of Common Core

    Jun 1, 2014 | 35 min
    The Intracacies of Common Core Today we continue our discussion on common core with Shane Vander Hart, who has contributed many articles and insight on the matter. As we see how states are enticed or coerced into accepting common core, we become more understanding of why it is so controversial. Common core is used by the federal government to take more control of education and indoctrinate the next generation. There are concerns for traditional schools and homeschoolers alike. Today, Shane will talk more with us about what common core is and what we can expect from it. Even if these are the best standards available, the process of implementation is flawed. Every single state that adopted the...
  • Episode 68: Matthew and Ellen Gerwitz tell us about Common Core

    May 30, 2014 | 36 min
    Common Core Hello friends. Today we are discussing common core, what it is, how it affects us and what we can do about it. Simply put, Common Core is a Federal Takeover of Education and it’s ultimate goal is to have all student follow the same national standards. This failed educational approach undermines educational quality and choice. And if you are wondering if it affects homeschoolers, homeschoolers will see it in curriculum, testing, and student data tracking. But beyond how it affects us as homeschoolers, we should be concerned about what it does to our society, our culture and our country. Today is part 1 of a two-part episode on common core. We will be hearing from Matt and Ellen Ge...
  • Episode 67: Mark Conner talks about STEM Education – Science, Technology, Engine

    May 28, 2014 | 36 min
    STEM Education - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics , also known as STEM, is everywhere; it involves most all of our day to day activities and shapes our everyday experiences. It will be a bigger and bigger part our future—the future of our country, and the future of our children. STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while others are growing at 9.8%. And eight of ten most wanted employees are in the STEM field. Our guest today is Mark Conner of the Online Engineering Academy and he is going to talk to us about STEM education and what he is working on today with the Online Engineering Academy. iTunes Stitcher iHeart Radio Mark knew in 12...
  • Episode 66: Sonya Shafer talks about the Charlotte Mason method

    May 27, 2014 | 40 min
    The Charlotte Mason Method Today’s guest, Sonya Shafer of SimplyCharlotteMason.com, tells us to teach the child, not the curriculum. This is the basis of the Charlotte Mason method. It is based on Charlotte‘s firm belief that the child is a person and we must educate that whole person, not just his or her mind. A Charlotte Mason education is three-pronged: in Charlotte’s words, “Education is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, a Life.” Sonya is going to talk to us more today about the Charlotte Mason method and her ministry SimplyCharlotteMason.com. iTunes Stitcher iHeart Radio Sonya Shafer is a popular homeschool speaker and writer, specializing in the Charlotte Mason Method. She has been on an ei...
  • Episode 65: Lori Lane on Educating the Whole Heart of a Child

    May 16, 2014 | 30 min
    Educating the Whole Heart of a Child God’s instruction to us is to raise up our children to honor and glorify Him. To do so, we must have a heart based approach to parenting. In doing so, our children begin to ask “What is the right thing to do to honor God?” There are many vehicles and obstacles to a child’s heart and we must be diligent in doing what is necessary to point our children to the Lord; for us to have their heart and for the Lord to have their heart. Without their heart, it is near impossible to stay the course. This is why raising up our children with their whole heart in mind is so important. Our guest today is Lori Lane, founder of HeartoftheMatteronline.com and Artios Academ...
  • Episode 64: William Estrada talks about Parental Rights and the Two Dangerous UN

    May 9, 2014 | 32 min
    Parental Rights and the Danger of UN Treaties We as parents should be very concerned about two treaties that many are pushing to be ratified here in the United States. They are the Coventions on the Rights of a Child and Convention on the Right of P...
  • Episode 63: Rebecca Brandt talks about Planting Seeds in our Children

    May 5, 2014 | 30 min
    Planting Seeds in our Children Our mission here at the Homeschool Leadercast is to help families raise up a Generation for Christ. As Christian parents we are called and commanded to raise our children to love the Lord and make disciples of all nations. This means we must teach our children's God's Word, and plant seeds of God's love in them. Our guest today is Rebecca Brandt founder of Mom's Mustards Seeds and host of the Rejoicing Daily podcast. She is going to talk to us today about what it means to plant seeds in our children. Rebecca Brandt grew up in a small town of North Carolina. Her parents divorced when she was four, and a few months later her oldest brother and youngest uncle were...
  • Episode 62: Dianna Weibe talks to us about Teaching Our Children Bible Study Ski

    Apr 14, 2014 | 30 min
    Teaching Our Children Bible Study Skills Friends, I don’t think I have to tell you how important it is to lead our children to Christ and have them walk with the Lord. After all, part of the mission here at The Homeschool Leadercast is to help parents in their efforts to raise a generation for Christ. Sifting through all the noise in today’s society in order to know what God wants from us can be challenging. This is why it is important to know God’s word and to teach it to our children. But just as important is to teach our children how to study God’s word themselves in order that they are not easily deceived and so they have discernment when they go out into the world. Our guest today, Dian...
  • Episode 61: Andrew Pudewa talks about Developing Excellent Writing and Communica

    Apr 10, 2014 | 42 min
    Developing Excellent Writing and Communication Skills Adults and children alike need to be equipped to speak, write, think and communicate effectively. It's been that way throughout history. Unfortunately, as many children really struggle in just the basics of writing, they can learn to hate writing. We need to overcome the struggle and learn the basic skills of writing. Today we are going to talk with Andrew Pudewa founder of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. He is going to talk to us today about why communication skills are important and how we can help our children overcome the struggle of learning to write. Andrew Pudewa is the founder, principal speaker, and director of the Insti...
  • Episode 60: Pearl Barrett & Serene Allison talk about Their Book Trim Healthy Ma

    Apr 9, 2014 | 31 min
    Trim Healthy Mama Friends, we are going to bring on two guests today, sisters Pearl Barrett & Serene Allison who are the authors of the bestselling book, Trim Healthy Mama. You might be a bit skeptical about a book that has the word “Trim” in the title. This is only natural as so many mothers out there are looking for a better way, particularly homeschool moms who are busy and overwhelmed. The fads, dieting, exercises are all time consuming and unappealing. Moms today want a sensible, doable dietary life style plan. Well with Trim Healthy Mama, Pearl Barrett & Serene Allison have provided that alternative. In fact, proving that it is what women are looking for today, the book took off with n...
  • Episode 59: Kendra Fletcher talks about Homeschooling Older Ones with Little One

    Apr 7, 2014 | 31 min
    Homeschooling Older Ones with Little Ones Under Foot Some of the biggest challenges in homeschooling come with homeschooling large families. There are questions about what activities to do with everyone at the same time, organization, planning, and a specialty topic of today’s guest, homeschooling older ones with little ones under foot. Planning, organization and goals determine direction and success. Our guest today is Kendra Fletcher, a mother of 8, is the founder of the Preschoolers and Peace website and host of the Homeschooling IRL website. She will be talking to us today about homeschooling large families and homeschooling older ones with little ones under foot. Kendra Fletcher is the ...
  • Episode 58: Dr. Scott Turansky on a Heart Based Approach to Parenting

    Apr 6, 2014 | 34 min
    A Heart Based Approach to Parenting There is a real difference between a heart based approach to parenting and behavioral modification. As parents, we must have our children's heart. The concepts of this approach can easily be identified in God's word, which today's guest, Dr. Scott Turansky will tell you is a barrel of resources. A heart based approach is the best approach, even among particularly defiant children. Today, Dr. Turanksy will talk to us about a heart based approach to parenting. Dr. Scott Turansky is married to Carrie and they have five children and four grandchildren. He cofounded the National Center for Biblical Parenting with Joanne Miller, RN, BSN and they teach parenting ...
  • Episode 57: Dr. James Wanliss: The Dark Green Environmentalist Indoctrination of

    Apr 1, 2014 | 42 min
    How the Dark Green Environmentalist Education Dominion, Not Death by Dr. James Wanliss Connect with James... Website: Wanliss.com Facebook: James Wanliss Twitter: @wanliss Google+: James Wanliss LinkedIn: James Wanliss This page contains affiliate links.
  • Episode 56: Nicole McGhee discusses Homeschooling in the Military

    Mar 19, 2014 | 29 min
    Homeschooling in the Military Here in the United States, citizens are free to worship the Lord. They are free to express themselves and free to homeschool our children. America is a free society and this is due in no small part to the major sacrifices of the men and women in the armed services. But along with the sacrifice of military member themselves, is the sacrifice of their families. Families must move around a lot, deal with extended periods away from the military member during deployments, not seeing their own extended families as much and so much more. So it is good to see that the military is given the opportunity to enjoy the privileges of the rest of us including the opportunity t...
  • Episode 55: Susan Evans will tell us why Homeschooling is the Best Option and wh

    Mar 18, 2014 | 43 min
    Homeschooling is the Best Option and why You are the Best Teacher for Your Children Friends, you are the best teacher for your children because God has made you so. God's word tells us as much over and over again. Beyond all the evidence that homeschooling is the best option for your children, beyond the higher achievement rates, the higher test scores, the research and studies, all that say homeschooling is the best option, what if you heard it straight from the mouth of a certified school teacher. One that has taught in both public and private schools. A certified teacher who says that regardless of your personal qualifications, you are still the best teacher for your children. Today we ar...
  • Episode 54: John Wilkerson on Technology in Homeschooling, Online Safety and The

    Mar 17, 2014 | 42 min
    Technology in Homeschooling, Online Safety and The Wired Homeschool Blog & Podcast Much of the expansive growth in homeschooling is due in no small part to technology including the internet. There are numerous resources, uses, and online communities that have been highly used. When it comes to homeschooling our children we have more opportunities than ever before. But we must keep in mind the online dangers and our children's online activities. Our guest today if John Wilkerson of the Wired Homeschool. He will be talking about technology and the internet as well as The Wired Homeschool. John Wilkerson has been married to Lisa for 16 years and together they have 7 children. Their oldest has “...
  • Episode 53: Jimmie Lanley talks about Blogging, Google+ and the iHomeschool Netw

    Mar 14, 2014 | 37 min
    Blogging, Google+ and the iHomeschool Network Many homeschool moms out there are seeking new alternatives for income and one alternative is blogging, often affectionately referred to as “mommyblogging.” Blogging is very suitable for homeschool moms because it offers great flexibility, it can be born out of a passion for a particular niche and many homeschool moms just enjoy writing. Though mommy blogging can turn out to be a viable source of discretionary income (or more), it takes more than throwing up a blog and posting some content every once in a while. It takes motivation and perseverance to grow your blog and be successful. It also takes a certain level of quality content which may mea...
  • Episode 52: Scot Gilmore talks about Starting a Home Based Business & Kit Natura

    Mar 10, 2014 | 61 min
    Starting a Home Based Business & Kit Naturals An increasing number of homeschool families are becoming entrepreneurs and business owners. And why not? Consider that one of the ideas of homeschooling is to spend more time with your children, why not have more freedom and flexibility? Or the fact that as one parent goes off to work while one is primarily the homeschool instructor, generally the mother, families are living on less in order to make it work. So it's really no surprise that we are seeing more homeschool families consider a home business. Our guest today is Scot Gilmore, business manager of Kit Naturals which he and his wife Kathleen founded. Scot, Kathleen, and their 7 children no...
  • Episode 51: Dr. David Barton talks about the Education of America's Christian He

    Mar 9, 2014 | 45 min
    The Education of America's Christian Heritage America has forgotten it's history, it's heritage and it's heroes. America no longer stands on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation which America was built. In the last half century or more, a progressive education has undermined the founding principles of America through attacks and revisionist history. In order for us to get back to where we once where, we must exert a direct and positive influence in government, education, and the family and homeschooling our children is a good place to start. Our guest today is Dr. David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents Americ...
  • Epsiode 50: Alan Scholl on Biblical and Constitutional Values in Freedom Project

    Mar 5, 2014 | 45 min
    Biblical and Constitutional Values in Freedom Project Education We are really losing our way in America and around the world and much of that is due to the absence of Biblical principles in our lives and education. Whether it be in the home, at school and even at church, we are losing our will to stand up for what is right and teach Biblical and traditional values. We need to understand our history and what faith meant to the leaders that came before us. What we really need is to again educate from a Biblical perspective in order to regain what is lost. Our guest today is Mr. Alan J.Scholl, Executive Director and Vice President of American Opinion Foundation, the founders of FreedomProject E...
  • Episode 49: Demetria Zinga talks about Homeschool Burnout and Mompreneur-ship

    Mar 4, 2014 | 42 min
    Homeschool Burnout and Mompreneur-ship Today we are going to talk with someone who understands the needs and challenges of a homeschool mom. Whether it is loneliness, burnout, an understanding that you shouldn't compare yourself or your family to others, or the need to bring in some extra income, Demetria Zinga has been there, understands it and has helped moms through it. Demetria will join us today to talk about all these issues and more. Demetria Zinga is a web success strategy coach who loves helping solopreneurs with podcasting helps, online marketing strategies, and Wordpress designs to boost their online businesses. Demetria earned a degree in child development in 1999 and went on to ...
  • Episode 48: Coach Rick Andreassen talks about the Calling of a Parent & Encourag

    Feb 28, 2014 | 51 min
    Calling of a Parent & Encouraging Our Children There is no greater calling than being a parent. Our words and our relationships with our children affect them for life in who they are. Our children must know we love them unconditionally. They must also know who they are in Jesus Christ. Our guest today is Coach Rick Andreassen of Saints International. Coach Rick will be giving us an inspirational interview on the love we should show our children and our spouses. Coach Rick Andreassen has over 26 years experience as a Teacher, Coach, Lecturer and as a Children’s Minister. In 1997 Rick founded the Christian Homeschool Athletic Association of Florida, which currently reaches over 5,000 Homeschoo...
  • Episode 46: Steve and Annette Economides talk about Budgeting

    Feb 24, 2014 | 40 min
    Budgeting Are you struggling with finances or do you wish to find a better way to live within your means? Ninety-percent of us need a budget and are unlikely to be successful without one. We need to know what our boundaries and limitations are and what it truly means to have a budget. Many people are in trouble today; spending more than they have, unable to cover their bills, or have creditors down their necks. Understand that many of these problems were caused by not budgeting, improperly budgeting or even not prioritizing. Today we welcome back Steve and Annette Economides. And they are going to talk to us today about budgeting. Be sure to check out Steve & Annette's first visit to the Hom...
  • Episode 45: Chris Hohnholz talks about Godly Parenting, Evangelism and the Cross

    Feb 21, 2014 | 41 min
    Godly Parenting, Evangelism and the Cross Encounters Radio Show In today’s world, it may be more difficult than ever to raise godly children. The sin around us seems to be magnified more than ever and the social pressures complicate discipling to our children. But we are called to raise our children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. That is our responsibility as parents and should not be delegated away. We need to understand the relationship we have with our children and the importance of love and instruction in that relationship. Today our guest is Chris Hohnholz, a husband and father of two boys who they homeschool, and he is joining us for our feature Friday Series, “Dads, Get...
  • Episode 44: Hal & Melanie Young talk about their new book: My Beloved and My Fri

    Feb 13, 2014 | 38 min
    My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married To Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses Longtime, successful marriages are those in which the couples view their spouses as their best friends. Being in love is easy and essential to the best marriages. But that is just the beginning. All successful relationships are also friendships. Couples in longtime successful marriages trust each other with their lives, honor each other and have a deep founded respect and love for each other grounded in Christ. Our guests today are Hal and Melanie young, authors of the new book, My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married To Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses. Hal and Melanie Young, authors of the...