Military Homeschool Podcast

Military Homeschool Podcast

The Military Homeschool Podcast aims to equip and encourage parents by covering topics relevant to military homeschooling families and featuring guest interviews with experienced military homeschoolers and experts in the educational field.

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September 29, 2022 25 min

Episode #19 – Unique needs may be remedial, gifted, illness, and everything in between. During this two-part series, homeschool mom and former teacher Felice Gerwitz, who holds a degree in Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, and Early Childhood Education, talks about homeschooling children with a variety of learning styles and unique needs.

Realizing that she was taught to teach to a child’s strengths but never how to work...

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Episode #18 – Unique needs may be remedial, gifted, illness, and everything in between. During this two-part series, homeschool mom and former teacher Felice Gerwitz, who holds a degree in Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, and Early Childhood Education, talks about homeschooling children with a variety of learning styles and unique needs.

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Pushed into it because of Covid, Sabrina Johannes has since gratefully discovered that homeschooling isn’t nearly as stressful as doing public school at home. This mom of two and founder of Deployed Love enjoys the flexibility and togetherness that homeschooling affords her busy family.

 

When Covid happened, Sabrina and her family found themselves doing public school at home but were dissatisfied with the school’s handling of the ...

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Military Education Services Coordinator, Kelly Robinson, shares tips and insight on preparing homeschool students for college so they can get the most out of their college experience!

The subject of college is often at the forefront of every parent’s mind during the high school years. However, for military parents who homeschool, the thought can be a little confusing and even intimidating. Questions arise like: Can my homeschooled ...

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August 30, 2022 22 min

Today we’re talking preschool, more specifically preschool at home. What are the benefits of homeschooling during the preschool years for military families? How do you create a homeschool preschool program, and does your child really need preschool?

As the parent of your child, the decision to send your child to preschool, homeschool preschool, or not do preschool at all is totally up to you. You know your child best. So, whatever...

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Looking for quality children’s literature that shares an appreciation for the military culture and family life? Author Sarah Doran is on a quest to put well-written and beautifully illustrated children’s books depicting the military family lifestyle into the hands of military children and the community around them.

Her first military children’s book is called The Peppered Sky, which is based on Sarah’s memories of watching her fath...

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Episode #13- Interview with Stepheny Seabolt: I Don’t Have to Look Like the Public School

On this episode, meet Stepheny Seabolt, who explains how her view of homeschooling has changed and how she now chooses and utilizes curriculum with the insights she’s gained through nearly a decade of homeschooling under her belt.

Ten years ago, when Stepheny began encountering problems with her local public school, she reached out to the scho...

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On today’s episode, Crystal discusses factors to consider when making your homeschool curriculum decision and how you can successfully homeschool as a military family.

Homeschooling is a great option for military families. It allows you to customize your child’s education to meet his or her individual needs. When it comes to choosing a curriculum, there are tons of options available. So, how do you know which one is right for your ...

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Episode #11- Rachel Hirt: Homeschool Art in the Early Years

 On this episode, meet Rachel Hirt, co-owner of Colorfull, an online art community for kids. She believes that every kiddo is an artist filled with tons of creativity! Rachel wants to help kids develop their artistic talents and discover all the fun possibilities that art offers.

Rachel, who was also homeschooled, shares the benefits of including art during the early years...

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July 26, 2022 15 min

Episode #10 – Homeschooling Through Tough Times

There is no doubt that homeschooling can be difficult, especially when you are dealing with other stressors that are out of the ‘norm.’ So what can you do when homeschooling becomes even more challenging due to a deployment, illness, or other family crisis?

When things get complicated, it’s important to remember that homeschooling, AND military life, is a journey- there will be ups an...

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Episode #9- How to Start Homeschooling Checklist for Military Families

If you’re a military parent considering homeschooling your child, you’re not alone. But, sometimes, the hardest part of the homeschooling journey is taking the first step. Crystal Niehoff goes over six easy steps to help you get started in the right direction.

If you’re a parent thinking about homeschooling your military child, you’re not alone. According to the...

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Episode #8- Military Family Chooses Homeschool and Public School

Today’s guest, Army chaplain’s wife and mom of seven, Jennie Mucher, talks about their family’s homeschooling journey and the decision to send their oldest son to public school.

Jennie’s first experience with homeschooling occurred when she was a teenager and was “adopted” into a community of homeschoolers who attended her church youth group. She felt she, too, would ...

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Episode #7- Jen McDonald: Veteran Military Spouse Shares Her Homeschooling Story

 On this episode, meet Jen McDonald, host of Milspouse Matters Podcast, who shares about her homeschooling journey as a military spouse and mom of four. Jen talks about what led them to start homeschooling, how it changed over the years through the transitions of military life and as their children grew older, and what influenced their educational cho...

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Episode #6- Special Interview with Felice Gerwitz: New Army Mom and Founder of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

On this episode, meet Felice Gerwitz, who, along with her husband, Jeff, own Media Angels, Inc., and two podcast networks. Felice has a passion for encouraging moms in their homeschooling journey. Today, she shares advice for homeschooling children with different learning styles and needs while writing, podcasting,...

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Episode #5- Self-Care for the Homeschooling Military Spouse

 Self-care has become a fashionable buzzword in our culture. Still, as guest Dr. Sharita Knobloch points out, self-care deserves a key place in the life of every homeschooling military spouse.

Seasoned Army wife and former homeschool mom, Dr. Sharita Knobloch, joins Crystal Niehoff this week to discuss the importance of self-care for homeschooling military spouses. Self-ca...

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Military spouse, Conli McVey, joins Crystal Niehoff to discuss how she juggles military life and working from home while homeschooling.

Conli is an Army Chaplain’s wife, serving the Lord alongside her husband, Greg, in his role since 2006. She’s graduated two of her three homeschoolers. Her passions include leading Bible Study and equipping and encouraging women, and her blog “Whatever State I’m In” (whateverstateimin.com). She’s p...

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June 7, 2022 22 min

Episode #3- Homeschool High School Transcripts

On this episode, Lisa Nehring, Director of True North Homeschool Academy, joins Crystal Niehoff to discuss homeschool high school transcripts.

Lisa and her husband, Dr. David Nehring who served in the Air Force, started homeschooling 30 years ago. They started in 1991 and graduated their youngest a year ago this spring. They have five kids ages 19 to 35, and a couple of grandkids who a...

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Episode # 2: Homeschooling, the Rising Star of Educational Choice for Military Families

 Homeschooling is the rising star of educational choice for military families for many reasons. But is it right for YOUR family?

Today, we highlight and discuss the benefits of home educating your military child. And, so by understanding the benefits, you can make an informed decision about what is best for your family!

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    Episode #1: Introducing the Military Homeschool Podcast!

     

    Introducing the Military Homeschool Podcast! Listen in to the very first episode to learn about your podcast host, Crystal Niehoff, herself a homeschooling military spouse, her experience, her family, and their homeschool journey.

    Crystal then shares that this podcast combines two subjects that she loves to talk about- military life and homeschooling! Homeschooling can be t...

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