Encouragement for Moms Homeschooling through Military Deployment

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This week Crystal Niehoff shares some encouragement and inspiration for moms.Episode #28- For the military spouse who is trying to hold the family together on the homefront, deployments are challenging, to say the least. Add homeschooling to the mix, and it can be positively overwhelming. On this episode, Crystal shares encouragement and advice from milspouses who have been there for the mom who is homeschooling while her spouse is deployed.

Homeschooling provides consistency and stability in the midst of military life. Plus, it offers flexibility. Want to travel or relocate temporarily during a deployment? No problem. Your homeschool goes with you wherever you go. Your kids won’t have to change schools, adjust to new teachers, or struggle to make friends with new classmates mid-year.  It also allows your children to be available for those precious moments when dad is able to call or facetime with them, even if it’s after bedtime or during a normal school day. Added bonus- the time spent with your children while your spouse is deployed will bond you all closer together.

But home-educating your kids while solo parenting can be draining and leave you feeling like you’re in survival mode for the nine months or year that your spouse is away.  Listen in to find encouragement and some workable solutions to help you homeschool through the next deployment.

Join Crystal and her guests each week as they bring relevant information to equip you, stories to encourage you, and content to inspire you. You don’t have to go it alone; tune in to the Military Homeschool Podcast and be energized in your military homeschooling journey!

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Homeschool Schedule Vs. Routine (Replay)

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Homeschool Schedule Vs. Routine |Episode #41 - In this episode, let’s discuss how to determine the ideal way to plan your homeschool days to ensure success!| #militaryhomeschoolmom#military moms, #homeschooling #Homeschooling ScheduleVS.Routne #Schedule #Routne #ScheduleVS.Routne Homeschool Schedule Vs. Routine

Homeschool Schedule Vs. Routine Episode #41 – In this episode, let’s discuss how to determine the ideal way to plan your homeschool days to ensure success!

Homeschool Schedule Vs. Routine. When it comes to ensuring a productive homeschool day, having some plan in place allows you and your homeschooled students to know what to expect for the day as well as help avoid any unnecessary power struggles when it comes to what activity to do next. Knowing their homeschool plan for the day helps kids avoid asking for electronics during the school day and helps Mom avoid caving into their requests simply because she doesn’t have the next lesson planned or prepped.

Listen in as Crystal discusses which is better for military homeschooling families- schedule or routine- and shares important reminders that flexibility is key. Consistency is vital regardless of what method you choose.

Regardless of what method or combination of methods you use to organize your homeschool schedule. There will be an adjustment period for both you and your children. Lessons may be missed, activities may need to be rescheduled, and you may have to repeat “Check the schedule/ routine!” more times than you would like.

Eventually, everything will seemingly come together, the days will run smoother, and the kids will be more engaged in their lessons than ever. And you will be grateful you took the time to overhaul your days with a consistent and reliable homeschool schedule or routine as you accomplish your homeschool education goals. 

Join Crystal and her guests each week as they bring relevant information to equip you, stories to encourage you, and content to inspire you. You don’t have to go alone; tune in to the Military Homeschool Podcast and be energized in your military homeschooling journey!

How to listen:

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Got questions, comments, or show topic ideas? Contact Crystal via email at militaryhomeschoolpodcast@gmail.com or connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Please subscribe, follow, and share with all of your military homeschooling friends!

Ruth: A Lesson in Strength, Faith, and Compassion

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Ruth is a beautiful example of what it means to be filled with strength, faith, and compassion. The Fruits of the Spirit are evident in her.Episode #15- Ruth: A Lesson in Strength, Faith, and Compassion

 If you are looking for a role model to inspire you in your own life, look no further than Ruth! She is a beautiful example of what it means to be strong, faithful, and compassionate. Truly, each of the Fruit of the Spirit given in Galatians 5:22-23 is clearly evident throughout her story.

We find her story in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament. Ruth was a woman who faced many challenges in life. She was a Moabite woman who married into a family that were enemies of her country. Then, when her husband died, she was left penniless and in dire circumstances. Ruth, showing extraordinary compassion, decided to make the long journey with her mother-in-law, Naomi, who, also widowed, wanted to go back to her homeland in Judah.

In doing so, Ruth left behind her country, her family, and the false gods of her people, choosing to serve the one true God that Naomi worshipped and live among the Israelite people. Ruth’s devotion and love for her mother-in-law, and her decision to follow the Lord, are just two examples of the faithfulness and strength of character she possessed.

As Ruth’s story unfolds, we learn how she carefully followed her mother-in-law’s directions which won the heart of their kinsman-redeemer, Boaz, whom she would go on to marry and have a son. Be sure to listen to the entire episode to learn how this would have a lasting impact on both her and Naomi, as well as generations to come.

Next week- Please join us next time, when we explore the life and ministry of a man who held the offices of a priest, a prophet, and became one of Israel’s greatest judges.

 

Resources referenced or recommended for further study:

 

Scripture references:

  • The Book of Ruth
  • Galatians 5:22-23
  • 2 Corinthians 5:20
  • Proverbs 12:15
  • Proverbs 19:20
  • Proverbs 26:28
  • Proverbs 3:5-6

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Deschooling: What, Why, and How (Replay)

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Listen in to learn more about deschooling as a way to reframe and reset the joy of learning for both you and your child.Episode #22 – On this week’s episode, learn how you can use deschooling to reframe and reset the joy of learning for you and your child.

Deschooling is the process of detaching oneself from traditional schooling methods and structures in order to allow for more creativity, freedom, self-expression, and peace. This is done over a period of time, during which you do little formal school work in order to reset your child’s natural love of learning.

Deschooling can be done in a variety of ways, depending on your needs and preferences as well as the needs of your child.  You may also find that during the deschooling process,  you adjust your understanding of and approach to how your child learns best. During this time, your child isn’t expected to complete worksheets, study from a textbook, or sit to listen to boring lectures. Deschooling is a time of reframing our ideas of how, when, and where learning takes place.

Some ways to deschool:

  • Read to your child often.
  • Play educational board games.
  • Include your children in everyday life.
  • Get outside! Go for walks, hike a nature trail, bike ride, play at the park, go swimming.
  • Attend concerts, plays, art exhibits, and sporting events.
  • Go to the museum, zoo, or aquarium.
  • Make frequent trips to the library.
  • Create or build.
  • Watch documentaries and educational TV shows and videos.

Learning doesn’t require textbooks, worksheets, or a classroom. Learning can happen anywhere, day or night. And the great thing about homeschooling is that we know that our children are always learning! As parent/ teacher we can allow our children the freedom to learn in whatever mode suits them best, even if that means on the couch or floor, standing or moving around, frequent breaks, and incorporating hands-on practice.

Listen in to learn more about deschooling as a way to reframe and reset the joy of learning for both you and your child.

Resources:

Teach Kids Math at the Grocery Store

Tips for Deschooling

What, When, Why & How of Deschooling

Deschooling: Starting Out Right at Home

 

Sponsor:

Upper Iowa University is committed to providing quality, affordable education to service members and their families. Service members, spouses and dependents qualify for tuition savings with their Military Family Grant on undergraduate and graduate degrees.

UIU programs are available online, on campus and at one of their learning centers across the country. Work one-on-one with an advisor to reach your educational goals. Learn more at UIU.EDU/MilitaryHomeSchool

 

Join Crystal and her guests each week as they bring relevant information to equip you, stories to encourage you, and content to inspire you. You don’t have to go it alone, tune in to the Military Homeschool Podcast, and be energized in your military homeschooling journey!

How to listen:

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Got questions, comments, or have show topic ideas? Contact Crystal via email at militaryhomeschoolpodcast@gmail.com or connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

 

Please subscribe, follow, and share with all of your military homeschooling friends!

 

Replay: Courageous Noah and the Cruise of a Lifetime

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Noah did what the Lord instructed him to do, even when it made no earthly sense, and it caused him to be mocked and ridiculed.Courageous Noah and the Cruise of a Lifetime – Episode #5

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This week on the History for Christian Teens podcast, your hosts, Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, examine the character of Noah, a man who did what the Lord instructed him to do, even when it made no earthly sense, and caused him to be mocked and ridiculed.

Noah is a well-known Bible figure, known for his boat full of animals, often hailed for his faithfulness and obedience to God. Today, we would like to add another character trait, that of courageous. Courageous Noah who faithfully obeyed God, diligently working 120 years to build an ark big enough to house his family and a large number of animals. Noah knew judgment was coming and dutifully warned everyone who would listen, even though by doing so, Noah stood out in a wicked and depraved generation, but courageously Noah kept going despite the scoffing he endured from the crowd of onlookers.

Kevin and Crystal then tie it all together with three life application lessons we can apply to our lives today as believers. We know that Noah’s courageous example will inspire you to stand up for what’s right and stand out from the crowd.

Next week- Be sure to join Crystal and Kevin next week when we will explore how Abraham and Sarah’s impatience with God led to sin and a complicated mess. But, we will also see that God in His goodness, is rich in mercy and always keeps His word.

Resources referenced or recommended for further study:

10 Minutes to Knowing the Men & Women of the Bible by Jim George

Answers in Genesis, https://answersingenesis.org/answers/

Ark Encounter, https://arkencounter.com/

Handbook for Christian Living Biblical Answers to Life’s Tough Questions by Charles F. Stanley

The Ultimate Bible Character Guide by Gina Detwiler

The Evidence Bible with Commentary by Ray Comfort

McGuffey’s 5th Eclectic Reader, published in 1879

Scripture references:

  • Genesis chapters 6-9
  • John 14:15
  • 1 Samuel 15:22
  • Matthew 7:21
  • 1 John 5:3
  • Hebrews 11:7
  • Matthew 24:37-39
  • Philippians 1:28
  • Psalm 16:8
  • Deuteronomy 31:6

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Balancing Homeschooling and Housework

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Balancing Homeschooling and Housework | Balancing Homeschooling and Housework. This week on the podcast, Crystal shares some sanity-saving secrets that have helped her maintain her composure and strike a balance between homeschooling and housework | #militaryhomeschoolmom#militarymoms #homeschooling #TipsHomeschooling #FosteringResiliencewithMorganFarr #FosteringResilience #TeachingSubjectsYouDon’tKnow #TeachingSubjects #BalancingHomeschoolinandHousework #HomeschoolinHouseworkBalancing Homeschooling and Housework

S2, E9 – Balancing Homeschooling and Housework. This week on the podcast, Crystal shares some sanity-saving secrets that have helped her maintain her composure and strike a balance between homeschooling and housework.

Life as a homeschooling mom is a dynamic blend of nurturing young minds and maintaining a harmonious home. It’s a challenging balance that many moms embrace wholeheartedly because it offers the priceless gift of witnessing their children’s growth and development up close. However, it’s also a task that can be overwhelming at times, especially when combined with the demands of housework. But fear not, for over the years, Crystal has discovered some sanity-saving secrets that have helped her maintain her composure and strike a balance between these two essential aspects of life.

Homeschooling and Housework Made Easy

1. Establish a Flexible Routine

2. Prioritize Tasks

3. Involve Your Kids

4. Embrace Technology

5. Set Realistic Expectations

6. Create a Dedicated Homeschooling Space

7. Implement Time-Saving Cleaning Strategies

8. Take Breaks and Self-Care Seriously

9. Join a Homeschooling Support Group or Co-op

10. Seek Professional Help if Needed

Homeschooling and housework together might sound like a handful, but it’s a journey full of growth and heartwarming and hard moments. As a homeschooling parent, you’re in for a front-row seat to witness your children’s intellectual and emotional development, and it’s an amazing blessing!

Please share your tips for balancing housework and homeschooling!

Join Crystal and her guests each week as they bring relevant information to equip you, stories to encourage you, and content to inspire you. You don’t have to go it alone; tune in to the Military Homeschool Podcast and be energized in your military homeschooling journey!

How to listen:

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Got questions, comments, or show topic ideas? Contact Crystal via email at militaryhomeschoolpodcast@gmail.com or connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Please subscribe, follow, and share with all of your military homeschooling friends!

 

Teaching Subjects You Don’t Know

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Teaching Subjects You Don’t Know | Feeling unqualified to teach your children is normal, especially when faced with a topic or subject you never learned or forgot from your own school days. In this episode, Crystal shares three tips for teaching subjects you don’t know | #militaryhomeschoolmom#militarymoms #homeschooling #TipsHomeschooling #FosteringResiliencewithMorganFarr #FosteringResilience #TeachingSubjectsYouDon’tKnow #TeachingSubjectsTeaching Subjects You Don’t Know

S2, E8 –  Feeling unqualified to teach your kids? Don’t worry, it’s normal! If you’re struggling with a subject you’re not familiar with, check out these helpful tips for teaching subjects you don’t know.

Have you ever wondered if you are genuinely qualified to teach your children? Especially when faced with teaching subject matter that you don’t know. It’s completely normal to question your abilities, even if you have a degree in education. So, what can you do when what your children are learning is outside your expertise? What if you just don’t know what you’re doing?

There is no possible way to know everything you will ever teach your children prior to actually teaching them. You are not a human encyclopedia. Even the best teachers don’t know everything. We all have experiences that master different skills. Like, you may be a whiz at math yet have a child who struggles in that area but is totally into literature or science. What a wonderful thing to have a family that is multi-passionate. One that pursues knowledge in a multitude of subjects. But what a challenge, too.

On this episode, let’s talk about what to do when that happens and how to teach what you do not know.

Join Crystal and her guests each week as they bring relevant information to equip you, stories to encourage you, and content to inspire you. You don’t have to go it alone; tune in to the Military Homeschool Podcast and be energized in your military homeschooling journey!

How to listen:

  1. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, or Stitcher
  2. Subscribe on your favorite podcast listening app
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Got questions, comments, or show topic ideas? Contact Crystal via email at militaryhomeschoolpodcast@gmail.com or connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Please subscribe, follow, and share with all of your military homeschooling friends!

 

Fostering Resilience with Morgan Farr Part Two

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Fostering Resilience with Morgan Farr, Part Two | Listen in as Crystal chats with military wife and homeschool mom Morgan Farr. Crystal and Morgan talk about the hot topic of socialization. Then Morgan shares how she homeschools children with unique needs as she addresses her own needs as someone with autism | #militaryhomeschoolmom#militarymoms #homeschooling #TipsHomeschooling #FosteringResiliencewithMorganFarr #FosteringResilience #FosteringResiliencewithMorganFarrPartTwoFostering Resilience with Morgan Farr, Part Two

S2, E7 – Fostering Resilience with Morgan Farr, Part Two. Listen in as Crystal chats with military wife and homeschool mom Morgan Farr. Crystal and Morgan talk about the hot topic of socialization. Then Morgan shares how she homeschools children with unique needs as she addresses her own needs as someone with autism.

Part Two

Morgan and Crystal talk about the hot topic of socialization. Morgan explains that traditional school “socialization” is not how the real world operates. She says, “The world is full of dynamic individuals- people of different ages, races, religions, beliefs, backgrounds- and I want my kids to know that that is the norm.” Further, she shares, “I want my kids to grow up knowing that learning is a lifelong endeavor. Saying ‘I don’t know,’ or ‘I’m not sure,’ is totally acceptable. . . I don’t think you can learn to do that well when surrounded by your own age group and your own demographic.”

During part two, Morgan also tells her secret to keeping her sanity as an adult with autism while homeschooling several children, including one with ADHD. She gives tips and advice on adapting to each family member’s unique needs, which nurtures empathy and respect for others, as well as cultivating strong communication skills that they will carry into their interactions with others throughout their lives.

You don’t want to miss this episode!

If you missed Part One, you can listen to it HERE.

Guest Info

Morgan Farr is a Texas-loving, succulent-cultivating book nerd and aspiring author. As an Army spouse, she has learned to lean heavily on Christ while walking this military life. Morgan and her husband have four young children and two fantastic working dogs. As a jack-of-all-trades, Morgan is always learning something new. When she isn’t homeschooling her children, writing for Christian publications, or training her Dutch Shepherd, Morgan can be found listening to Texas country music while lifting weights, reading, or cheering on the Texas Aggies. Morgan is best known for her structure, discipline, and organization. She uses these skills as the Director of Publishing for Planting Roots, the graphic designer for Mission:Milspouse, and in various positions within Protestant Women of the Chapel. You can connect with Morgan on all major social media channels using her handle @morgandfarr.

Resources

Farr Fitness

Penn Vet Working Dog Center

Five and Thrive

Planting Roots

Mission: Milspouse

PWOC

Loop Quiet Ear Plugs – Noise Reducing Ear Plugs – Loop Earplugs

Blue Star Museums

Join Crystal and her guests each week as they bring relevant information to equip you, stories to encourage you, and content to inspire you. You don’t have to go it alone; tune in to the Military Homeschool Podcast and be energized in your military homeschooling journey!

How to listen:

  1. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, or Stitcher
  2. Subscribe on your favorite podcast listening app
  3. Or listen right here (just scroll down)

Got questions, comments, or show topic ideas? Contact Crystal via email at militaryhomeschoolpodcast@gmail.com or connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Please subscribe, follow, and share with all of your military homeschooling friends!

Fostering Resilience with Morgan Farr, Part One

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Fostering Resilience with Morgan Farr Part One | Morgan shares that she was a public school kid and became a teacher after attending Texas A&M University. She struggled in school a lot more than anyone realized but was able to grit her teeth and pull through high school until she could get her feet under her in college since she was better able to curate her education around my needs at that time | #militaryhomeschoolmom#military moms, #homeschooling #TipsHomeschooling #FosteringResiliencewithMorganFarrPartOne #FosteringResilience #MorganFarrPartOneFostering Resilience with Morgan Farr, Part One

S2, E6 – Fostering Resilience: Homeschooling, Military Life, and Special Needs Sensitivity- A Conversation with Morgan Farr, Part One. Listen in as Crystal chats with military wife and homeschool mom Morgan Farr. In this two-part series, they discuss homeschooling as it relates to military life, when both mom and child have unique needs, during the recent pandemic, and so much more!

Part One

Morgan shares that she was a public school kid and became a teacher after attending Texas A&M University. She struggled in school a lot more than anyone realized but was able to grit her teeth and pull through high school until she could get her feet under her in college since she was better able to curate her education around my needs at that time. As an adult, Morgan was diagnosed with autism, which she feels would have been helpful to know when she was a child. Many things were lost in the shuffle of being just one of many students in the hallways, sharing that her needs flew under the radar.

Morgan’s husband is a legacy homeschooler. His mother homeschooled three kids from kindergarten through high school. She individually curated their education around their interests and goals. Morgan’s husband and siblings are incredibly well-read across a wide range of subjects due to the culture of learning within their family. When one of them wanted to do Lego robotics, they all did it together. When one of them read the Redwall series, they all read it and discussed it. As a result, her husband’s family have a strong bond.

When it came time to decide about her own children’s education, homeschooling was Morgan’s first choice. As she shares during Part One, homeschooling in a military family has two major benefits: World Experiences and Off-Time. Morgan then dives into explaining how they make homeschooling a family affair!

You don’t want to miss this episode!

Next week, during Part Two, Crystal and Morgan talk about the hot topic of socialization. Then Morgan shares how she homeschools children with unique needs as she addresses her own needs as someone with Autism. Listen to Part Two HERE.

Guest Info

Morgan Farr is a Texas-loving, succulent-cultivating book nerd and aspiring author. As an Army spouse, she has learned to lean heavily on Christ while walking this military life. Morgan and her husband have four young children and two fantastic working dogs. As a jack-of-all-trades, Morgan is always learning something new. When she isn’t homeschooling her children, writing for Christian publications, or training her Dutch Shepherd, Morgan can be found listening to Texas country music while lifting weights, reading, or cheering on the Texas Aggies. Morgan is best known for her structure, discipline, and organization. She uses these skills as the Director of Publishing for Planting Roots, the graphic designer for Mission:Milspouse, and in various positions within Protestant Women of the Chapel. You can connect with Morgan on all major social media channels using her handle @morgandfarr.

Resources

Farr Fitness

Penn Vet Working Dog Center

Five and Thrive

Planting Roots

Mission: Milspouse

PWOC

Loop Quiet Ear Plugs – Noise Reducing Ear Plugs – Loop Earplugs

Blue Star Museums

Join Crystal and her guests each week as they bring relevant information to equip you, stories to encourage you, and content to inspire you. You don’t have to go it alone; tune in to the Military Homeschool Podcast and be energized in your military homeschooling journey!

How to listen:

  1. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, or Stitcher
  2. Subscribe on your favorite podcast listening app
  3. Or listen right here (just scroll down)

Got questions, comments, or show topic ideas? Contact Crystal via email at militaryhomeschoolpodcast@gmail.com or connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Please subscribe, follow, and share with all of your military homeschooling friends!

Quick Healthy Meals For Busy Days

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Quick Healthy Meals For Busy Days | On this episode, Crystal discusses the hows and whys of healthy meals that are quick and easy to make for those busy homeschooling days | #militaryhomeschoolmom#military moms, #homeschooling #TipsHomeschooling #QuickHealthyMealsForBusyDays #QuickHealthyMeals #MealsForBusyHomeschoolDays #BusyHomeschoolDays #QuickandHealthyMealsForBusyHomeschoolDays Quick Healthy Meals For Busy Days

S2, E5 – On this episode, Crystal discusses the hows and whys of healthy meals that are quick and easy to make for those busy homeschooling days! If you’re interested in learning some tips, and a few recipes, that won’t keep you in the kitchen all night, be sure to tune in! 

One cornerstone of homeschooling is facilitating our children’s learning resources and environment in a way that provides a well-rounded education. And that is what our homeschoolers get!  However, while parents spend many hours planning and implementing enriching curriculums, nutrition, and healthy eating can fall by the wayside.

We homeschool moms understand how busy our days can be, so it’s no surprise that we often turn to fast food options and convenient yet unhealthy snacks when hunger strikes. Fortunately, the good news is that healthy eating doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Listen in to learn more!

 

 

Quick and easy meal ideas:

●      Avocado-Egg Toast

●      Sweet Potato and Bean Quesadillas

●      Honey Chicken Stir-Fry

●      Chicken Veggie Packets

●      Zucchini and Sausage Stove Top Casserole

Snacks recipes:

●      Bell Peppers and Guacamole

●      Energy Balls

●      Peanut/Almond Butter, Honey, and Pear Open-faced Sandwich

 

Sources:

Energy Levels and Diet – Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter

U.S. Kids Get Majority Of Their Calories From Ultra-Processed Junk Foods: NPR

Childhood Nutrition Facts | Healthy Schools | CDC

Healthy Eating for Kids: Nutrients, Eating Habits, and Picky Eaters (healthline.com)

Join Crystal and her guests each week as they bring relevant information to equip you, stories to encourage you, and content to inspire you. You don’t have to go it alone; tune in to the Military Homeschool Podcast and be energized in your military homeschooling journey!

How to listen:

  1. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, or Stitcher
  2. Subscribe on your favorite podcast listening app
  3. Or listen right here (just scroll down)

Got questions, comments, or show topic ideas? Contact Crystal via email at militaryhomeschoolpodcast@gmail.com or connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Please subscribe, follow, and share with all of your military homeschooling friends!