Best of HIRL Christmas Series: Jesus vs. Santa

Free homeschool podcast discussing Christmas and Santa ClausDoes Santa have any place in the celebration of Christmas? If you listen to some homeschoolers talk about it, event the mention of Santa Claus associated with Christmas will land you in the “loner’s corner” of your co-op. Yet, others celebrate good ol’ jolly Santa Claus right next to the baby Jesus. There is also a third category of homeschoolers (like Fletch) who enjoy stirring the pot and cracking off remarks like: “You know…if you rearrange the letters in Santa…it spells S-A-T-A-N.” Fletch can be cheeky that way!

Where does that leave us?

Should we allow Santa to have a seat at the Christmas table or should he and Rudolph be hidden high up on the shelf with that pesky elf?

With sleighbells ringing and all the yuletide they can muster, Fletch and Kendra sit down for an open, honest discussion about the celebration of Christmas and answer the question: What should Christian homeschooling parents do with Santa Claus at Christmas? Tune in and join them for a fun and lively debate on this edition of HomeschoolingIRL.

 


 

Recommended Resources:
Prodigal God by Timothy Keller
Hope Shifting by Jim Applegate
5 Terrific Christmas Advent Devotionals – HomeschoolingIRL Blog

Previous Episodes Mentioned:
None

Music clips used on this episode:
Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley – Go buy it on iTunes
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Willie Nelson – Go buy it on iTunes


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor, Kiwi Crate!

 

We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor, Kiwi Crate!

KiwiCo has monthly subscriptions of hands-on projects that make learning fun! Their core offering is projects that make learning about STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art, and math — accessible and are designed to spark creativity, tinkering, and learning. Some recent favorite crates are the Slime Lab, Physics Carnival, and Paper Circuits.

Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network is excited to be able to offer you the chance to try them for FREE. To learn more about their projects for kids ages 2 to 16 AND to redeem this exclusive offer, click here to get your first month free today (just pay $4.95 for shipping)


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Best of HIRL Holiday Series: Stocking Stuffer

downloadAre you stuck in holiday traffic? Are you locking yourself in the bathroom at your family get-together to avoid Crazy Uncle Larry? Are you sick of hearing Christmas music? This quick episode is just for you!

Merry Christmas HIRLers! Join Fletch and Kendra on this short and fun episode as we share some Christmas laughs with you. You might find out a few things that you didn’t know about Fletch and Kendra. (No, she really doesn’t like Italian Christmas music!)

Find out more facts as we play a quick round of “Q and A with K and A.” Then see if you agree as we comment on your answers to our Facebook questions like “What Christmas song drives you nuts?” We each have goodies to lock into the HIRLer’s Treasure Chest and then join us as we finish the podcast with a Christmas edition of “Would you rather…”

This episode is meant to be light hearted, but it also gives you a chance to take a private peek at your two hosts. Join us as we celebrate Christmas week on this episode of Homeschooling In Real Life.

 


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:
Hope Shifting – by Jim Applegate

Previous Episodes Mentioned:
Why the Rise In African-American Homeschooling – Episode 54

Music clips used on this episode:
Wonderful Christmas Time- Paul McCartney – Go buy it on iTunes
Last Christmas – Wham! – Go buy it on iTunes
Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley – Go buy it on iTunes

Baby It’s Cold Outside – Dean Martin – Go buy it on iTunes
12 Days of Christmas – Bing Crosby – Go buy it on iTunes
All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey – Go buy it on iTunes
Christmas Song – Chipmunks – Go buy it on iTunes
Carole of the Bells – John Williams – Go buy it on iTunes
Grandma Got Runover By A Reindeer – Elmo and Patsy – Go buy it on iTunes
Christmas Shoes – Newsong – Go buy it on iTunes
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen – Go buy it on iTunes
Dominic the Donkey – Lou Monte – Go buy it on iTunes

 


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor, Kiwi Crate!

 

We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor, Kiwi Crate!

KiwiCo has monthly subscriptions of hands-on projects that make learning fun! Their core offering is projects that make learning about STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art, and math — accessible and are designed to spark creativity, tinkering, and learning. Some recent favorite crates are the Slime Lab, Physics Carnival, and Paper Circuits.

Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network is excited to be able to offer you the chance to try them for FREE. To learn more about their projects for kids ages 2 to 16 AND to redeem this exclusive offer, click here to get your first month free today (just pay $4.95 for shipping)


LISTEN HERE

Are you ready to listen to Fletch and Kendra get real about homeschooling? Press the PLAY button below.

Best of Homeschooling IRL: What Josh Duggar Forgot

Free homeschool podcast about homeschool leaders who fall and fail to remember the gospel.For the next few weeks, we’re playing a few episodes of Our discussion on this episode comes right out of the current headlines. Homeschool graduate and reality TV star, Josh Duggar, has fallen from the spotlight due to his confessions of struggling with adultery, pornography and a history of molestation.

We jump into to discuss the frequent failures we have seen by men in the homeschooling movement. We talk openly on this episode about what happens when we forget the one thing that tethers us to the truth. If you’ve been following the Josh Duggar story, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss. Join us for an open and honest discussion about living as loved in the light of the gospel.

Timeline
2:34 – Introduction
12:50 – Part One –  Just the Facts!
24:51 – Part Two – We Want A King!
28:40 – Part Three – No Safe Environment!

35:27 – Part Four – Success Stories
47:00 – What Did Josh Duggar Forget?

Show Notes


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor!

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Tax Exempt Q&A with Homeschool Leaders

Tax Exempt Q&A with Homeschool Leaders

This episode is an excerpt from the Indiana Homeschool Leaders Retreat. Carol Topp discusses tax exempt status and answers questions about self-declaring tax exempt status for your homeschool support group.

 

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I have the answers for you in my book The IRS and Your Homeschool Organization. The information I share in my book has been helpful to homeschool support groups, co-ops, music and sports groups and will help you understand:

  • The benefits of 501c3 status
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  • What your state requires
  • Why your organization should consider becoming a nonprofit corporation
  • What is the difference between nonprofit incorporation and tax exemption
  • IRS requirements after you are tax exempt

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Political Lessons Homeschoolers Must Teach

The election, whether you’re pleased or disappointed by the results, has prompted us as homeschoolers to consider if there is anything we still need to teach our children. In this episode, I share poltical lessons I will be sure to teach my children — lessons I encourage you to teach yours as well.

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Read this podcast as a blog post.

Political lessons we must teach our children: podcast

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Psychowith6.com/Subscribe

Tricia’s High School Course Planner

Riots & Protests in the United States

Logic Curricula

Homeschool Sanity Which of these political lessons do you think is most important?

Have a happy homeschool week!

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Are You Being Too Hard on Yourself?

I had another topic planned for this week’s episode when I started weeping. I knew I needed to share what was bothering me. Could you, like me, be being too hard on yourself?

How to Stop Being So Hard on Ourselves: Podcast

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Show Notes Links

Weekly Sanity Saver newsletter sample and Subscribe

variety of blog posts on the topic of negative people

a great sanity saver that I shared on the Homeschool Sanity Facebook page

HomeschoolScopes.tv

Have a happy homeschool week!

Ways to Teach Children Gratitude

Who doesn’t want grateful children? In this episode, I’ll share six powerful ways for teaching children gratitude. They have made a difference for my family.

Powerful ways to teach children gratitude: podcast


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Teaching Tip of the Week

Our Journey Westward Nature Studies – use code FALL FUN for 20% off

Our Journey Westward

LINKS

World Vision

YWAM Biographies

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn from 7Sisters American Literature

Feed My Starving Children

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox ministry

Prayer Journal– Get your free download and also receive updates from Psychowith6, including sanity savers and exclusive discounts

 Grammar Galaxy

Overcoming Homeschool Insecurity

Hey homeschoolers!

Homeschool insecurity can wreak havoc on your homeschooling. Whether you lack confidence in your ability to teach, your appearance, or in relationships, I think you’ll find help in this episode.

Listen on ITUNES

How to overcome homeschool insecurity: Homeschool Sanity Show podcast

Links

Find the complete transcript at HomeschoolSanity.com/insecurity

Dragon anywhere, an app for my iPhone

Week Plan

episode on anxiety

the Renewing of the Mind Project

BibleGateway.com

openbible.info

Homeschool Sanity on Facebook

organizedHS.com.

Have a happy homeschool week!

The Best Homeschool Sanity Tips

I asked some of my fellow podcasters on this fantastic network to share their best tips for homeschool sanity. I know you’ll love them! I so enjoy your comments on the podcast, but if you have comments you’d like to share privately, email me at psychowith6 at gmail.com.

LISTEN on ITUNES

The Best Homeschool Sanity Tips from the podcasters at the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network: Homeschool Sanity Show

Links

Grammar Galaxy curriculum

a massage pillow

TENS unit

the motivationaldoc channel

Homeschooling in Real Life

Homeschool High School

Vintage Homeschool Moms.

Have a happy homeschool week!

 

Lessons Learned in Homeschooling High School

Lessons Learned Homeschooling High School: Homeschool Sanity Show Podcast

Are you thinking about homeschooling high school? Or are you looking for tips and encouragement to continue the journey? Either way you’ll enjoy this episode with Kym Smythe, Vicki Tillman, and Sabrina Justison of 7SistersHomeschool.com. They’re the moms to talk to for real-life high school homeschooling advice.

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The 7 Sisters wrote a guest post on Psychowith6 that you won’t want to miss on the best electives for the homeschool transcript.

Homeschool High School Podcast

For more from these wise moms, subscribe to The Homeschool High School Podcast.

Have a happy homeschool week!

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