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If you missed the announcement regarding this feature podcast series, let me give you a few details.  

I have made a series of four feature podcasts for you.  The series is titled: Homeschooling, Beginning with the End in Mind…or Simplifying Homeschooling. I’ve tried to make each podcast a fairly short length so that listening to them fits better into a busy mom’s schedule.  This feature series consists of four episodes.

  • Episode One:  A Foundation for Decisions, Part One
  • Episode Two:  A Foundation for Decisions, Part Two
  • Episode Three:  Pondering and Planning, A Method to the Madness
  • Episode Four:  Simplifying Your Day to Day Homeschool Journey

You will find the third podcast in this series posted below.

Originally, I announced that to access all remaining videos, you would need to become a newsletter subscriber.  To be quite honest with you, that just doesn’t feel right to me this time around.  Perhaps I’ll do that at some point in the future, but this topic and series is meant to be an encouragement and I’d like to see as many moms as possible plug into this encouragement.  So, as long as you come by the site, or receive our blog posts via email, you will eventually have access to all four episodes.

This is the thirdof four episodes and deals with the process of planning for the school year.  There are so many options, opportunities, resources, curriculums, methods and advice out there...how do we decide what's right for us?  In this step by step method, I'm sharing with you how I personally make decisions and plan for our school year.

I truly hope that you will find this information encouraging and helpful in minimizing frustration and confusion in your homeschool journey and that your way will become clear as you teach your children along the way.

Direct download: Homeschooling-Beginning_with_the_End_in_Mind_Part_Three.m4a
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If you missed the announcement regarding this feature podcast series, let me give you a few details.  

I have made a series of four feature podcasts for you.  The series is titled: Homeschooling, Beginning with the End in Mind…or Simplifying Homeschooling.  This feature series consists of four episodes.

  • Episode One:  A Foundation for Decisions, Part One
  • Episode Two:  A Foundation for Decisions, Part Two
  • Episode Three:  Pondering and Planning, A Method to the Madness
  • Episode Four:  Simplifying Your Day to Day Homeschool Journey

You will find the second podcast in this series posted below.  

Originally, I announced that to access all remaining videos, you would need to become a newsletter subscriber.  To be quite honest with you, that just doesn't feel right to me...at least not this time around.  Perhaps I'll do that at some point in the future.  But this topic and series is meant to be an encouragement and I'd like to see as many moms as possible plug into this encouragement.  So, as long as you come by the site, or receive our blog posts via email, you will eventually have access to all five episodes.

This is the second of four episodes and completes our discussion on our own family's personal journey to find a foundation for our homeschool decisions.  There are so many options, opportunities, resources, curriculums, methods and advice that without a foundation upon which to base our decisions, we are tossed to and fro and become double minded.

I truly hope that you will find this information encouraging and helpful in minimizing frustration and confusion in your homeschool journey and that your way will become clear as you teach your children along the way.

Faith and Courage,

Lori

Direct download: Homeschooling-Beginning_with_the_End_in_Mind_Part_Two.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT
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This is the time of year when we homeschool moms become a bit introspective. We wonder if we are being successful in our homeschooling, in our mothering, in our marriage, in our homes.  If we aren't careful, we can even work ourselves into "analysis paralysis" and live in fear of making mistakes.  We are faced with so many choices as homeschool moms.  There is a plethora of activities, classes, curriculum, philosophies, methodologies and more to choose from for our homeschool.  We sometimes get caught up in making decisions based on fear, peer pressure, tradition, or trends instead of on Biblical principles and God's priorities.

When thinking about the two workshop topics I gave at the SHEM Conference in Springfield, I thought perhaps by looking at those same two topics in a different way, we might be encouraged in our journey.  We might be able to simplify our decisions and thus, simplify our lives if we truly had the "end in mind."

So, I have made a series of four feature podcasts for you.  The series is titled: Homeschooling, Beginning with the End in Mind...or Simplifying Homeschooling.  This feature series consists of four episodes. 

 

 

  • Episode One:  A Foundation for Decisions, Part One
  • Episode Two:  A Foundation for Decisions, Part Two
  • Episode Three:  Pondering and Planning, A Method to the Madness
  • Episode Four:  Simplifying Your Day to Day Homeschool Journey
Direct download: Homeschooling_-_Beginning_with_the_End_in_Mind_Part_One.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT
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Direct download: Homeschooling_Me_Part_Four_-_Learning_to_Flexible.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT
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Direct download: Homeschooling_Me_Part_Three_-_Learning_to_be_Independent.m4a
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Direct download: Homeschooling_Me_Part_Two_-_Learning_to_be_Teachable.m4a
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When I first started homeschooling twenty years ago, I thought it would simply be doing school at home.

But, as I began the process of educating my children and in turn homeschooling myself, I realized the power of thinking outside the box.

In this first of a series, I share the power of learning to think "outside the box."

Direct download: Homeschooling_Me-Thinking_Outside_the_Box.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm EDT
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Diana Waring, author of Beyond SurvivalReaping the Harvest and Diana Waring's History Revealed world history curriculum, discovered years ago that "the key to education is relationship."

Extremely happily married since 1979, Bill and Diana Waring homeschooled their three children nearly twenty years. The Waring kids (now all grown) were the proving grounds for all the concepts and encouragements Bill and Diana teach—real-life examples of the wonders of home schooling! In 1999, their youngest, Melody, competing against 75,000 other entrants, won the VFW National Youth Essay Contest, receiving the opportunity to read her winning essay before 8,000 VFW members. Having graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence University as a government major, she is focusing on her MSW. Michael, their second-born, returned safely to his wife Ashley and baby Zachary from a tour of duty as a U.S. Navy Corpsman in Iraq. Now with their second son, Zeek, Michael is continuing his education and enjoying his career in the Navy. The eldest, Isaac, after graduating from Cornish Institute of the Arts and marrying Lissy, is a professional actor/director, musician, teacher, and songwriter.

Diana studied music, drama, and French in college, graduating with a B.A. in French. Diana and Bill have worked in speaking and writing for the Christian home school and private school community for over 20 years. They served six years on the Board of Directors for Washington Association of Teaching Christian Homes. Through their business/ministry Diana Waring Presents (formerly, Diana Waring—History Alive!), they have met and talked with home schoolers throughout the U.S. and Canada, and on three other continents. The curriculum for world history study that Diana wrote, beginning in 1994, has been updated and expanded with new research and a more user-friendly presentation of the material. She is well known for her rapid-fire history recordings and workshops, but is also appreciated for her workshops and books of home school encouragement, like Beyond Survival and Reaping the Harvest. Some of the fascinating concepts covered in the books received emphasis while she was reading and being mentored on how students learn and how teachers can facilitate learning. These have also been incorporated into the history materials.

Direct download: November_2008_Interview_with_Diana_Waring_on_BTR__-_Part_One.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT
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How can you get the most out of your family's involvement with Artios?

In this short podcast, you will learn ways to augment and integrate all that your student (elementary, middle and high school) is learning and experiencing with Artios in such a way as to make the most of your child's instruction.  

Direct download: Getting_the_Most_Out_of_Artios.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:16pm EDT
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