When Your Homeschool Owns You – HIRL Episode 144

Free Homeschooling Podcast about homeschool bondage and competition.Sometimes an idea for an episode comes along and we throw the regular recording schedule out the window! 

When Cindy West reached out to us and asked to talk about something she’s seeing in the homeschool community at large, we jumped at the opportunity. And it’s this: Some homeschoolers feel they must adhere so closely to a particular homeschool philosophy that they have lost all their homeschool joy. Essentially, their homeschools are owning them.

So what’s the remedy? Tune in to “When Your Homeschool Owns You” to find out!


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Charlotte Mason Homeschooling: A Sane Approach

Would you like to know more about Charlotte Mason homeschooling? Do you need help incorporating it into a sane homeschooling lifestyle? You will LOVE this interview with Cindy West of Our Journey Westward.

A Sane Approach to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling podcast

Want to read this podcast as a blog post? READ HERE

I have an apology and an invitation. If you texted to receive Barb Raveling’s Bible study last week, you didn’t get it. That code won’t work. You’ll need to go to homeschoolsanity.com/truth to claim that study. And guess what? This week’s texting code won’t work either! Fortunately, you can get your free nature study downloads right from these show notes. You’ll be added to the inspiring Psychowith6 & Our Journey Westward newsletters.

Join me for a giveaway of 5 of Cindy’s books on the Facebook page Tuesday, March 21st at 4E/3C/2P/1M. You can enter the giveaway all week. You’ll get to see inside Cindy’s books and ask questions. You can use the code SANITY for 20% everything in the store until March 28th!

LINKS

This episode on YouTube

Ideas for Learning with Nature Walks episode

AmblesideOnline.org

Mystery of History

Charlotte Mason Homeschooling in 18 Easy Lessons & 100+ Creative Nature Walks

Grammar Galaxy

Next week, we’ll chat about how to be successful in scheduling.

Have a happy homeschool week!

Ideas for Learning with Nature Walks

Cindy WestIdeas for Learning with Nature Walks with Cindy West. How you can use nature walks as an entire science curriculum and teach numerous other subjects. Homeschool Sanity Show podcastOne of the huge perks of homeschooling is we can get outside to do our learning.

In my interview with Cindy West of Shining Dawn Books, I was not only motivated to take more nature walks with the kids, but I was also inspired to learn that nature walks can easily comprise an entire science curriculum!

To find out how and all the other subjects you can teach with nature walks, you’ll want to listen to this episode.

I really can’t say enough about Cindy’s ebook 100+ Easy & Fun Creative Nature Walks. As a very busy, spur-of-the-moment, homeschooling mom, I love that I can have access to the ideas on my phone or tablet so we can learn on the fly. They take very little preparation and go beyond learning to making memories.

Other excellent books authored by Cindy which were discussed on the podcast include:

Homeschooling Gifted & Advanced Learners (superb!)

Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

NaturExplorers

Find Cindy at Shining Dawn Books, Our Journey Westward, on Google+ (also +CindyWest10), and Facebook (also Cindy K West).

 

 

 

 

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