The Homeschool How To

The Homeschool How To

I don't claim to know anything about homeschooling, so I set out on a journey to ask the people who do! Join me as I chat with homeschoolers to discuss; "why are people homeschooling," "what are all the ways people are using to homeschool today," and ultimately, "should I homeschool my kids?"

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June 15, 2024 61 mins

What happens when a seasoned HVAC professional takes a detour through automotive work, and ends up finding his true calling? This week, we're celebrating Father's Day by inviting my husband, Chris, to share his extraordinary 20-year journey in the HVAC trade. From his early days tinkering with cars in college to discovering his passion for HVAC through a family connection, Chris offers a firsthand account of a career buil...

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What if nurturing your child's creativity could unlock a world of endless possibilities? Join us as we sit down with Faigie Kobre, a distinguished educator and artist, to explore the transformative power of art in early childhood education and homeschooling. From her teaching roots at Bank Street College to her unexpected pivot into high-end portrait photography, Faigie's journey is both inspiring a...

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Unlock the secrets of homeschooling with Amy Ebert from the "Stories and Lessons with Amy Ebert" podcast, as she shares her inspiring journey that began during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discover how the shift to homeschooling provided a more fulfilling educational experience for her son compared to online schooling. Amy dives into the richness of customized curriculums and the supportive nature of homeschooling communities, ...

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Ever wonder how to successfully transition from a structured career to the unpredictable world of homeschooling? Join us this week on The Homeschool How To as Morgan from Tennessee shares her inspiring journey, shedding light on Tennessee's relaxed homeschooling regulations and her choice of utilizing umbrella schools to streamline reporting. Morgan’s story is not just about logistics; it's a heartfelt reflection on her e...

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Unlock the secrets to making math both fun and effective for young learners with Morgan, our inspiring guest who brings firsthand experience with the innovative Math-U-See curriculum. Discover how colorful blocks and engaging videos transform abstract math concepts into tangible learning moments, fostering a deep understanding of essential topics like time and money. Morgan, who was homeschooled using this cu...

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What if the traditional education system isn't the best option for your child? Join us as Lindsay from Kentucky shares her transformative experience transitioning from a career in the health and medical field to homeschooling her three children in a one-bedroom cabin, using the Waldorf education approach. Lindsay’s concerns about the health, development, and safety issues in conventional schools, including the stress of active...

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Can teaching your child to read actually be fun and stress-free? On this episode of "The Homeschool How To Find My Curriculum," we're here to prove just that with invaluable insights from our special guest, Morgan from Tennessee. Morgan shares her success story with the "Children Learning Reading" curriculum, shedding light on how focusing on letter sounds instead of names can simplif...

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Ever wondered what it's like to step off the beaten path and carve out an educational journey tailored to your child's unique needs? Join me, Cheryl, as I sit down with Elijah Stanfield, the creative illustrator behind The Tuttle Twins series, to unravel the tapestry of homeschooling. We share stories of shifting gears from conventional classrooms to the world of homeschooling, discussing the hurdles and victories that co...

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Ever wondered how to weave the threads of classical education into your homeschool tapestry? Join us for a captivating discussion with homeschooling pro, Kara, who has mastered the art of integrating Memoria Press into her children's learning regimen. She brings a treasure trove of experience to the table, discussing how she enriches her kids' education with poetry, art, music, and literature. Disco...

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Homeschooling isn't just a pastoral dream; it thrives amidst the urban jungle of Hartford, Connecticut, too. Chai joins me, Cheryl, to weave her tale of teaching her kids outside the conventional classroom. Together, we debunk the myth that you need a backyard chicken coop to successfully educate your children at home, and instead, we champion the power of intentionality and the treasure troves of community resources like libr...

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Have you ever wondered if there's a math curriculum out there that could completely change the way your child engages with numbers? Erica from Michigan joins me to shine a light on Math Inspirations, a unique program that ditches conventional teaching in favor of a more exploratory, hands-on experience. This episode isn't just about a singular approach to math, though. We're venturing into the ...

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Embark on a journey of discovery and empowerment as Katie Berry, a beacon of inspiration, returns to our show to share her pearls of wisdom for homeschooling mothers. Delight in her transformative strategies for intertwining books into the fabric of a busy mom's life, and find solace in the pages that promise growth and wisdom. Together, we unveil the joys of incorporating reading into your daily rhythm, from the convenience o...

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Ever dreamt of a history class that felt more like time travel and less like memorization? Katie Berry, our curriculum connoisseur, returns to share her experiences with Homeschool in the Woods, an immersive program that makes the past come alive. As Katie recounts the joys of discovering this gem, you'll learn how it can ignite a passion for history in your child, and perhaps, rekindle your own love for...

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Trigger Warning!! Listen, we don't judge, but we DO want people to make informed decisions and not be tempted by the carrots the *powers that be* dangle for us- before they bind our wrists with the rope those carrots are dangle from!

This week, embark on an insightful exploration of homeschooling with Andrea from Idaho, a mother of four and a homeschool graduate herself, who joins me, Cheryl, to discuss the nuances of...

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Discover the keys to unlocking your child's reading potential with Justine from New York, as she shares her journey through 'All About Reading: Level One'. Join us for an insightful exploration into how this comprehensive curriculum not only teaches the basics of phonics and vocabulary but also captivates young minds with interactive story-based learning. Justine's firsthand account with h...

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Embark on a transformative journey through the world of education with me, Cheryl, as I host a compelling discussion with Kiri Jorgensen, a former public school teacher turned homeschooling enthusiast. Kiri shares her eye-opening experiences and the pivotal moments that led her from the front of a traditional classroom to the heart of her own home's learning environment. We unpack the challenges posed by the public education s...

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Unlock the secrets of a vibrant history education as we sit down with Kara Perry, a  homeschooling parent who brings the pages of the past to life for her children using the Story of the World curriculum. Together, we delve into how this innovative program transforms history into a riveting narrative, complete with activity books that are not just about facts but about experiencing the times through narration...

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When Erica Komisar, a venerated psychoanalyst, joined me for a heart-to-heart, we peeled back the layers of motherhood's unspoken complexities and its intersection with professional life. We navigated through the cultural currents that often undervalue the art of nurturing, while also examining how the professional world beckons women with the allure of success outside the home. This conversation isn't just about the choi...

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Embark on a transformative educational journey with Dr. Deanna Westedt, as she shares the blueprint of her groundbreaking "Learning for Littles" program, a beacon of hope for anxious parents wading through the challenges of teaching their young ones to read. Dr. Westedt, a veteran educator and homeschooling aficionado, infuses her own experiences as both teacher and parent into this science-backed r...

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Embark on a transformative educational odyssey with Leigh Nguyen from the Little by Little podcast, who joins me, Cheryl, to peel back the layers of homeschooling. Our latest podcast episode is a treasure trove of insights for anyone intrigued by the prospect of taking the reins on their child's education. Together, we unwrap Leigh's enlightening journey, from her bold departure from public schooling to the empowering hom...

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