How To Pray Powerfully Over Your Homeschool

Hey homeschoolers!

If you listened to last week’s podcast about getting things done in your homeschool, you’ll understand my focus on prayer this week. I recommend you listen to it first.

We tend to think of homeschooling as something we do that requires God’s blessing, when the truth is we cannot do it without Him. This week I will share a powerful prayer for you to pray over your homeschool. I believe prayer can change us and our homeschools when nothing else can because God responds to our prayers.

We’ll start talking about prayer in a moment, but first I would love to have you join us in the homeschool sanity Facebook group. We have interesting discussions every day. It’s the perfect place for us to share our prayer requests as well. Look for the daily prayer graphic and we can be praying for one another and celebrating God’s answers to prayer.

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Prayer Podcast Resources

Read the blog post

Listen to Get Things Done

Listen to Proverbs 31 Woman Part 1

Listen to Proverbs 31 Woman Part 2

What part of the Lord’s Prayer means the most to you now? Comment and let me know.

God bless your homeschool week!

Get Things Done In Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! Do you regularly find yourself at the end of the school day with nothing to show for it? Do you feel like you aren’t getting anything done? If that’s you, you’re in good company. I regularly hear from homeschoolers just like you and I can’t wait to share the solution I give them.

But first I want to invite you to join us in our Facebook group, The Organized Homeschool Life. This is where you can find the inspiration, support, and help you need to stay organized in your homeschooling all year long. Moms are sharing that they have been able to declutter, get dinner on the table, and even make the beginning of the school year special as a result of The Organized Homeschool Life. It’s free!

Sponsor

The sponsor for this week’s podcast is Time 4 Learning. Listen to how Time 4 Learning could save your homeschool sanity. Then go to time4learning.com to learn more.


Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor -Time 4 Learning

Time4Learning provides the tools and resources students need to build skills and confidence in the core subjects like math, language arts, science, and social studies. No matter how long you’ve been homeschooling or whatever your current situation, Time4Learning is a flexible, online curriculum that can be tailored to your child’s individual needs.

The comprehensive, award-winning curriculum allow students to study confidently and excel at their own pace, making it ideal for all kinds of learners, whether they are mainstream, gifted or special needs.

Click Here to Visit Time 4 Learning!


Resources to get things done in your homeschool

Read the blog post

[Read Why You’re Not a Homeschool Failure]

 

 

 

Download your routines at HomeschoolSanity.com

Conclusion

If you believe you are incapable of getting things done in your own strength, if you create a routine for yourself and your family, and you establish and enforce boundaries, you can find that you are getting more done than you ever dreamed. That’s been my experience!

Which of these reasons is the main reason you aren’t getting things done in your homeschool?

Don’t Feel Qualified To Homeschool?

Hey, homeschoolers! Today on the podcast I want to address the fear so many of us have that we’re not qualified. I want to tell you my story that began long before I began homeschooling or even had children and how I came to feel qualified.

But first, I want to invite you to join me at Psychowith6 on Facebook most Tuesday afternoons at 4E/3C/2M/1P for reviews and giveaways. I have been blessed with many materials from authors and homeschool publishers and I want to give them to families who want them. You’ll also get an inside look at resources that can enrich your homeschool. Besides that, if you join me live, I can enjoy chatting with you and getting to know you better. Of course, you can watch and enter the giveaways after the live video too. Under the Following tab, you can choose to see Psychowith6 first in your newsfeed so you’re less likely to miss me.

Sponsor

I want to thank Time 4 Learning for sponsoring this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show.

Episode Resources

Read the blog post

Notgrass History

Mystery of History

Grammar Galaxy

Today’s Action Step

Today’s Action Step is to start doing something you don’t feel qualified to do. You’ll feel qualified the more action you take.

Thanks again to Time 4 Learning for sponsoring the podcast.


Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor -Time 4 Learning

Time4Learning provides the tools and resources students need to build skills and confidence in the core subjects like math, language arts, science, and social studies. No matter how long you’ve been homeschooling or whatever your current situation, Time4Learning is a flexible, online curriculum that can be tailored to your child’s individual needs.

The comprehensive, award-winning curriculum allow students to study confidently and excel at their own pace, making it ideal for all kinds of learners, whether they are mainstream, gifted or special needs.

Click Here to Visit Time 4 Learning!


Have a happy homeschool week!

6 Parenting Traps to Avoid for Homeschool Success

Hey, homeschoolers! Whether you’re back to homeschool or not, today’s six parenting traps that I’ll describe can help you to have a more successful homeschool year. Before I get into them, I want to invite you to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I am going to be sharing videos there two to three times a month once again.

Now I’d like to thank my sponsor for this episode, Hebrew for Homeschooolers. Listen to the podcast as Ana Willis explains why this class will be a blessing to your homeschool.

Resources for Avoiding Parenting Traps

Have a New Kid by Friday

If you struggle with anger in your parenting, listen to the podcasts I did on this topic.

[An Easy Free Chore Checklist That Works]

We have had time limits and schedules.

listen to the podcast episode I did on that topic.

how I failed to check my kids’ math homework

Listen to the episode I did with my husband on a healthy homeschooling marriage.

Which of these parenting traps has been an issue in your homeschool? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook.

 

How to Keep Your Students Motivated All Year

Do you have kids who are motivated at the beginning of the year, only to become reluctant learners as the year goes on? If so, you’ll want to listen in for how to motivate homeschool students.

But first, I would love to have you like my Facebook page, Psychowith6. I’ll be broadcasting there most Tuesday afternoons at 4 E, 3C, 2M, 1P. I’ll have spontaneous giveaways for my live viewers too.

SPONSOR

Thanks so much to my sponsor for this episode, Hebrew for Homeschoolers. If you want to learn a foreign language in a way that’s fun for kids, you’ll want to listen in.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • how to discover motivators for your child.
  • how to make sure the reward you choose continues to work as a motivator
  • how to deliver rewards effectively
  • how to troubleshoot motivation problems

Episode Resources

Read the blog post

[Read 6 Reasons Your Child Hates to Write and How to Fix It]

Random app

Which of these three keys has been the most challenging for you in motivating your student? Comment below.

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How to Choose the Best Curriculum for Your Family

Hey homeschoolers!

Are you still in the process of choosing homeschool curriculum? It’s a challenge, right? That’s why I asked my guest today to help us. We’ll get to that in a moment, but first I’d love to connect with you on Instagram.  If you’re obviously a homeschooler, I’ll follow back. I love seeing what’s happening in your world.

Sponsor

I want to thank my sponsor for this episode, Teach a Child to Read. As you may know, I write Grammar Galaxy, an elementary language arts curriculum. The most common question I get about it is when can my child start? Grammar Galaxy is for beginning readers. If your child is still learning to read, you’ll want to check out the website, the Facebook page, the Facebook group, and the Instagram account for Teach a Child to Read.

The Right Curriculum Resources

How to Choose the Right Homeschool Curriculum

best homeschool science, language arts, and math curriculum

free kids’ rating sheet for reviewing homeschool curriculum from ThriveHomeschooling.com.

Save 10% on the book with code SANITY

Have a happy homeschool week!

6 Back-to-Homeschool Mistakes Veteran Homeschoolers Don’t Make

Hey homeschoolers! I hate to be the bearer of bad news for those of you who don’t homeschool year round. But yes, back to school is right around the corner. I have wise advice for making back to school the best it can be, whether you are a new or veteran homeschooler. This episode we will discuss six mistakes that veteran homeschoolers don’t make when it comes to back-to-school.

Sponsor – Truth Seekers Mystery Series

But first I would like to thank our sponsor– Truth Seekers Mysteries– for sponsoring the podcast.

Let’s face it, Christian kids are leaving their faith in droves despite all our best efforts. Until now! With the Truth Seekers Mystery Series, your children will become engrossed in a wonderful story that teaches about justice and how to defend their beliefs. Now you can spark your child’s interest in God’s wonderful Creation without even trying! Using a “novel” approach your children will race through hundreds of pages of heart-pounding mystery, suspense, and edge-of-your-seat adventure! There are three novels and study guides in the series. Visit the TruthSeekersMysterySeries.com.

Back-to-Homeschool Resources

Read the blog post

I have guides that well help you choose the best science, language arts, and math curriculum for your family.

Writing Kids Love

120 more ideas for Back to Homeschool from ASLRochelle.com.

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Six-Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Source: allrecipes.com

Course: Main Course

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 20 min

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn drained
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (10 ounce) can chunk chicken
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers drained
  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • 1 bag shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 container light sour cream

Directions

  1. Open the cans of corn, chicken broth, chunk chicken, black beans, and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Pour everything into a large saucepan or stock pot. Simmer over medium heat until chicken is heated through.

Amount Per Serving (6)

  • Calories: 214
  • Protein: 17.2g
  • Sugar: 2.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.2g
  • Fat: 4.9g
  • Cholesterol: 32mg
  • Sodium: 1482mg
  • Fiber: 6.7g

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If you’d like to make cooking a part of your homeschooling this year, consider the excellent Kids Cook Real Foods curriculum.

Instructions for The Organized Homeschool Life Planner

a previous episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show on organizing, FLYLady gave us wise advice for cleaning up after every subject. Conclusion

If you avoid these six back-to-school mistakes, you are well on your way having a peaceful and blessed back to homeschool. Have your curriculum, school space, special back-to-school surprise, meal plan, reasonable goals, and maintenance plans ready. That is my prayer for you.

Which of these mistakes have you made?

 

How to Make Smooth Transitions in Your Homeschool

Hey homeschoolers! Are you facing a transition this year? Do you have a new baby, a child who will start formal schooling for the first time, a new middle schooler, highschooler, or college student? Have you moved or has someone in your home had a job change? Whatever the change you’re facing, transitions can be challenging. In this episode we’ll talk about how to make transitions as smooth as possible.

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Sponsor

But first I’d like to think our sponsor for this podcast, Truth Seeker Mysteries.

Let’s face it, Christian kids are leaving their faith in droves despite all our best efforts. Until now! With the Truth Seekers Mystery Series, your children will become engrossed in a wonderful story that teaches about justice and how to defend their beliefs. Now you can spark your child’s interest in God’s wonderful creation without even trying! Using a “novel” approach your children will race through hundreds of pages of heart-pounding mystery, suspense, and edge-of-your-seat adventure! There are three novels and study guides in the series. Visit TruthSeekersMysterySeries.com.

Resources for Homeschool Transitions

Read the blog post

Why You’re Not Failing as a Homeschool Mom

The Organized Homeschool Life book and planner

Virtual Vendor

CodeforTeens.com

What transitions are you facing this year? Comment and let me know.

Have a happy homeschool week!

Apologetics in Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers!

What is apologetics and why should you teach it in your homeschool? My guest this week, Dr. Georgia Purdom of Answers in Genesis, will explain why it’s vital that apologetics is a part of our kids’ Christian education.

Sponsor

But first I want to thank our sponsor for this podcast, The Well Planned Gal. She has various planners for every homeschool need. A planner is not a planner unless it is a Well Planned Day planner! The Well Planned gal, Rebecca Farris, is a homeschool mom who has a gift and she shares her talents with us in her planner series. A few of the amazing planners available are: The Well Planned Day, Student planners, and even the high school 4-year planner. Her newest planner is the Well Planned Prayer Planner with an all-in-one planner and organizer. Organize your day with a focus on placing God first. Journaling 101, as well as scripture verses, permeate this beautiful book. Take it everywhere and you will have all the information you need at your fingertips. Best of all it becomes a keepsake and wonderful guide for making prayer a priority. This journal is truly life-changing. Visit wellplanedgal.com for more.


Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor – Well Planned Gal

Rebecca from the Well Planned Gal understands the challenges of working within a budget, managing multiple children, and trying to keep up with a variety of information. That is why she created popular planner bundles!

Combine organizational tools with year long encouragement by bundling Well Planned Day planners with the popular Family Magazine. For a limited time, Save 30% with one of her popular planner bundles. Each bundle contains 2 planner products with a one-year subscription to Family Magazine.

Click Here to Go to Well Planned Gal


Homeschool Apologetics

Now for this week’s topic. I got to talk with Dr. Georgia Purdom about why teaching apologetics is so important in our homeschools. Dr. Georgia Purdom earned her PhD in molecular genetics from The Ohio State University.  After teaching as a college biology professor for 6 years, she joined Answers in Genesis in 2006 where she serves as the Ministry Content Administrator in addition to being a speaker, writer, and researcher. She also directs AiG’s annual women’s conference, Answers for Women, bringing relevant apologetics teaching to women. Dr. Purdom and her husband Chris have been married for 21 years and have a 14-year-old daughter Elizabeth. Georgia enjoys homeschooling her daughter and serving in children’s ministry in her local church.

Apologetics Resources

Blog post

Dr. Purdom’s Facebook page

Ken Ham’s Facebook page

Answers for Kids book set

Answers for Kids Bible curriculum

Answers Books for Teens

Four-Year Apologetics Curriculum

Apologetics Courses

Answers News

Creation Museum

Creation Museum Adventure

Ark Encounter

Have a happy homeschool week!

Teaching Astronomy In Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! I just helped my son choose general education courses he is interested in taking in college and guess what one of the options was? Astronomy! I had a fascinating conversation about studying astronomy throughout the homeschool years with Luke Gilkerson. You will want to listen in to hear more.

Our Sponsor

But first I want to thank our sponsor, The Well Planned gal. She has various planners for every homeschool need. A planner is not a planner unless it is a Well Planned Day planner! The Well Planned gal, Rebecca Farris, is a homeschool mom who has a gift and she shares her talents with us in her planner series. A few of the amazing planners available are: The Well Planned Day, Student planners, and even the high school 4-year planner. Her newest planner is the Well Planned Prayer Planner with an all-in-one planner and organizer. Organize your day with a focus on placing God first. Journaling 101, as well as scripture verses, permeate this beautiful book. Take it everywhere and you will have all the information you need at your fingertips. Best of all it becomes a keepsake and wonderful guide for making prayer a priority. This journal is truly life-changing. Visit wellplannedgal.com for more.

Now for this week’s topic: astronomy in your homeschool.

Why should you teach it and how can you, especially if you seem to have everything working against you, study this science? My guest Luke Gilkerson and I dive into that in this episode. Luke Gilkerson and his wife Trisha are authors of multiple homeschooling and parenting books. They blog together at Intoxicated On Life. During his undergraduate program, Mr. Gilkerson worked in the university Astronomy department as a stargaze instructor. For the last several years he has taught astronomy at his local homeschool co-op and has now also enjoyed teaching over 1,000 students all over the world about the sky! You can learn more about his astronomy courses at ExperienceAstronomy.com.

Experience Astronomy

Listen in to hear:

  • why we should study astronomy
  • whether we can study astronomy without a telescope
  • the best way to study astronomy with younger kids and teens
  • how to study astronomy if you live in a well-lit area
  • how Christian parents can navigate the tricky connections between astronomy and astrology, mythology, and the Old Earth philosophy
  • why Luke created Experience Astronomy

That’s all for this episode. Join me next time for an interview with Dr. Georgia Purdom of Answers in Genesis. Have a happy homeschool week!

Have you tried teaching astronomy in your homeschool? Let me know in the comments.


Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor – Well Planned Gal

Rebecca from the Well Planned Gal understands the challenges of working within a budget, managing multiple children, and trying to keep up with a variety of information. That is why she created popular planner bundles!

Combine organizational tools with year long encouragement by bundling Well Planned Day planners with the popular Family Magazine. For a limited time, Save 30% with one of her popular planner bundles. Each bundle contains 2 planner products with a one-year subscription to Family Magazine.

Click Here to Go to Well Planned Gal