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The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast

Want to know what other homeschooling moms are doing, thinking, worrying about? How are they solving problems and thriving as homeschoolers? The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast gives you a peek into what is going on in other homeschools across the country. Grab a hot drink, put your feet up, and welcome to the conversation as we chat homeschool challenges and successes.
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Dec 11, 2018

When Emily Cook couldn't find the homeschool curriculum she wanted, she made her own! Emily shares how Build Your Library, her literature-based secular curriculum, got started and how it helps families provide a structured approach to interest-led learning using unit studies and more.

Nov 27, 2018

Virginia Lee Rogers, a contributor to Charlotte Mason IRL, shares the story of this lovely Instagram account. Discover the purpose behind these practical, inspirational, & authentic glimpses into real life CM families. And find out how Virginia Lee strives to apply these practices in her homeschool.

Nov 13, 2018

As co-host of Homeschool Unrefined, a podcast about all things homeschooling, Maren Goerss delights in lifting up other homeschoolers along their journey. From to-do lists to self care, Maren's reminders and encouragement provide the inspiration to enjoy the everyday and beyond.

Oct 30, 2018

You don't have to be a homeschool purist. You can find ways to use different parts of different approaches to help your homeschool flourish. Elsie Iudicello shares her secrets for creating a beautiful blend of Classical and Charlotte Mason homeschooling. Be refreshed with her creative ideas and lovely inspiration!

Oct 16, 2018

Katie Kimball chats about the benefits of teaching your kids to cook real food. She shares her tips and tricks on enjoying time in the kitchen with your kids, as well as using this special time to connect.

Oct 2, 2018

With lots of laughs and a few tears, Jennifer Brockman shares the challenges, as well as the blessings, of homeschooling a child with down syndrome. Her experiences and tips come from a humble heart and offer inspiration and encouragement to families in similar situations. Jennifer also gives us a sneak peek into large family homeschool life on a cranberry farm.

Sep 18, 2018

Misty Bailey has a flair for homeschooling with joy. Despite a busy work-at-home schedule, Misty uses her faith to remain positive on her homeschool journey. She shares her experiences and tips to help other homeschool moms keep the joy in homeschool life.

Sep 4, 2018

As your kids get older, the idea of homeschooling high school can feel intimidating. Lisa Nehring, head of True North Homeschool Academy, shares her experiences and tips from homeschooling her five children. She also explains how you can make the most out of homeschool high school years and how online homeschooling can be just the help you need.

May 15, 2018

STEAM-Based learning is such a hot topic in the world of education! Karyn Tripp of Teach Beside Me shares her best tips and experiences for boosting your homeschool with creative activities. Discover the benefits of STEAM-based learning and how it can help all homeschoolers.

May 1, 2018

Tricia Goyer shares her myriad of experiences homeschooling her 10 kids. She knows what it's like to homeschool from the beginning, as well as helping her adopted kids transition from public school to homeschool. Tricia's faith shines through as she reveals how she balances her busy life as a wife, mom, homeschooler, prolific writer and speaker. Find inspiration & delight as she chats about homeschool basics & staying motivated.

Apr 17, 2018

Wonder what life is like while homeschooling overseas? Katie Hornor shares her experiences as a working homeschool mom living in Mexico with her family. Find out how this second generation missionary lives with intention and praise as she rocks her homeschool.

Apr 3, 2018

Does the thought of homeschooling the teen years & beyond keep you up at night? Many homeschoolers wonder how to handle more rigorous academics, busy schedules, & raging hormones. Connie Albers shares her experiences & wisdom with wonderful encouragement & insightful tips. Sit back & be reassured that you can survive & thrive homeschooling middle school, high school, & beyond!

Mar 20, 2018

Does the thought of nature study make you cringe a bit? Don't worry-you're not alone!

In this episode of the podcast, Amy chats with Holly Giles who shares her tips and tricks for customizing nature study for your family. Holly talks about how nature study has helped her home educate her special needs child and strengthen her homeschool.

She also shares creative ways to incorporate nature study into your everyday life. Get inspiration to get outdoors and experience nature with your kids!

Mar 6, 2018

Meet Selena Robinson, a second generation homeschooler with ADD who is homeschooling kids with ADD and ADHD. She shares her tips, tricks, and resources for successfully homeschooling with attention deficit disorder.

Feb 20, 2018

Nadine Dyer talks to Amy about her experiences with life as a secular homeschool living in Canada. She provides tips and resources for a secular approach to homeschool. Also, if you are a homeschool mom who struggles with anxiety, you won't want to miss Nadine's personal story and how she continues to make homeschool happen.

Feb 6, 2018

Homeschool life can be busy. It's easy to feel like a not-so-fun mom. Would you like to become a more playful mom? Christy Thomas shares her secrets for building connections with kids through play. Don't miss her valuable tips & awesome resource for helping moms relax & enjoy their homeschooling adventures.

Nov 28, 2017

Are you an on-the-go homeschooling mom? Rarely ever home between your kids' sporting commitments? You're not alone. Today, Colleen talks to Amy Milcic, sports mom supreme, who gives tips and tricks for manging it all while injecting loads of fun and family-building into your homeschool life. Make sure you listen to this one, folks. There are a few fun announcements coming your way!

Nov 14, 2017

Homeschooling a profoundly gifted child can bring lots of challenges others may not completely understand. Want to take a peek into the world of homeschooling gifted kids? Don't miss this conversation with Gina Munsey -- second generation homeschooler and mom to the brilliantly asynchronous Aveline.

Oct 31, 2017

So many homeschoolers start down this alternate education path to break free from the traditional schooling mode, then find themselves recreating school-at-home and getting frustrated with themselves and their kids. Cait Curley has the answer for you, and she and Colleen talk all about gameschooling for fun AND learning this week. You don't want to miss this episode!

Oct 17, 2017

Homeschooling can be a challenge for the most organized mama, throw in some extra schedules and running around, and it's easy to see how one can get lost in all the details, forgetting to get math in for the day. Today Colleen talks to an inspirational homeschool mom who not only juggles her family activities with homeschooling, but fosters to adopt medically fragile kiddos, taking on all the therapies and visits that go along with special needs.

Oct 3, 2017

It's easy to feel alone and discouraged when you're homeschooling in the trenches day in and day out. This week, Colleen talks to Mary Jo Dean, a homeschool mom who made it her misson and life's work to encourage moms around the country in their homeschooling journeys by founding the Great Homeschool Conventions. Join us and be encouraged.

Oct 3, 2017

It's easy to feel alone and discouraged when you're homeschooling in the trenches day in and day out.

This week, Colleen talks to Mary Jo Dean, a homeschool mom who made it her mission and life's work to encourage moms around the country in their homeschooling journeys by founding the Great Homeschool Conventions.

Join us and be encouraged.

Sep 19, 2017

We're talking with Mark Tilsher, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Junior Money Makers podcast all about helping kids have a heart for building businesses and lives they can love.

Join us to find out how you can inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators, too.

Sep 5, 2017

Homeschooling with toddlers and preschoolers underfoot can be tough. This week Colleen talks to Sara McClure who has a new book out all about how to keep those little ones occupied, engaged, and learning while you focus on homeschooling the bigger kiddos. Join us as we learn all about busy bags.

Aug 22, 2017

The question of balance comes up often -- especially when a homeschooling mom is a working mom, too. In this episode, the first with a special new guest host, we turn the tables on Pam and hear HER methods for staying on top of it all... homeschooling, podcasting, blogging, raising a family, and staying sane. This is a fun one!

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