Joyfully Homeschooling

Joyfully Homeschooling

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 (findingjoyinthejourney.net) catch show notes and more at JoyfullyHomeschooling.com... Show More

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July 9, 2020 39 min

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 at the Southeast Homeschool Expo in Atlanta Georgia in just two weeks. 

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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 HAVE been reading poetry all along. I read a poet, and I didn't even know it...

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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 homeschooling.  Kirsten talks about her life verse and how through the many struggles of home...

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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 by it. When I first began homeschooling I wanted simple. I wanted to read books and...

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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 know? And I want these episodes to bring you all something. To have a purpose because...

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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 carry a tune. 

Specific questions we discuss  music and homeschooling:

  • How can a busy hom...
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    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 it just didn’t?
  • How has your curriculum changed over the years? 
  • What do you plan on us...
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    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 and picked up a young lady who was even stronger in her faith than she was before. 

    Bec...

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    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 legit just had a HUGE pity party. I had been grumpy and just ugh. Not a nice person ...

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    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 episode, we go back to the basics and do a traditional Fess Up Friday interview. Se...

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    April 23, 2020 22 min

    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 update from me, because it is relevant to what we are all dealing with today.

    In our ho...

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    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 online learning in our homeschool, how it is different from online public school, t...

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    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 child in the United States is learning at home right now. Who would have ever thought t...

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    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 conventions or other events that are now closed. I apologize in advance, however, the ...
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    April 6, 2020 49 min

    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 podcast episode airs we will be at over 100K downloads!
  • Davonne interviews ME with o...
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    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 conventions or other events that are now closed. I apologize in advance, however, the ...
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    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 and feet of Jesus while also staying quarantined
  • How to talk to our kids about d...
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    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 conventions or other events that are now closed. I apologize in advance, however, the ...

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    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 conventions or other events that are now closed. I apologize in advance, however, the ...

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    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 personally?
  • What about my daughter’s upcoming trip to Spain? 
  • What actions should we be ta...
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