Military Homeschool Q&A: How To Start, Home of Record, Overseas

This week, Crystal tackles three questions from military homeschooling families: How do I start homeschooling? Can I use Home of Record to register that we homeschool? Are we able to homeschool when stationed overseas? #podcast #homeschoolpodcastEpisode #25- This week, Crystal tackles the top three questions she receives from military homeschooling families: How do I start homeschooling? Can I use Home of Record to register our homeschool? Are we able to homeschool when stationed overseas?

All three of these frequently asked questions have been answered in more depth on previous podcast episodes. This episode aims to bring all three of these FAQs conveniently together in one place.

Question #1: How do I start homeschooling?

Probably Crystal’s most frequently asked question. Here’s a quick 5-step guide to get you started homeschooling:

  1. Find out the legal requirements for homeschooling in your area.
  2. Research curriculum options.
  3. Devise a flexible homeschool schedule.
  4. Create a support system.
  5. Check out homeschool curriculum fairs and attend a homeschool conference.

Question #2: Can we use Home of Record when declaring (or registering) our homeschool?

The quick answer is, unfortunately, no.

The longer explanation is- You are not able to use Home of Record when registering that you homeschool unless it’s the state where you are actually currently and actively residing. Otherwise, you must use your current address, the locale where you are actually residing for 30 days or more.

 Question #3: Can we homeschool when stationed overseas and how?

Yes, military families may be able to homeschool overseas. However, it’s important to note that the family must be on the sponsor’s orders.

If you and your children are on your sponsor’s orders, and let’s say the sponsor gets orders to Germany. If it’s a country like Germany that has the Status of Forces Agreement, then you can homeschool because the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has no regulation over homeschooling.

Crystal also touches on two additional questions, so be sure to listen in to this week’s show!

Resources:

Episode #9- How to Start Homeschooling Checklist for Military Families

Episode #21- Practical and Legal Aspects of Homeschooling for Military Families

HSLDA Resources for Military Families

If you have a question that Crystal did not address today, you can email your question to MilitaryHomeschoolPodcast@gmail.com. Crystal would love to connect with you!

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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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.

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4 (Easy) Tips for Incorporating Health and Fitness Into Your Homeschool Day

This week, Crystal shares how busy military families can easily incorporate health and fitness into our homeschool day. #podcast #homeschoolpodcastEpisode #25 –  This week, Crystal shares how busy military families can easily incorporate health and fitness into our homeschool day.

While teaching the core subjects, such as Math and English, is pretty straightforward, incorporating other important topics like health and fitness can be more challenging. Adding to the challenge is that military families move around a lot, so often find themselves in a new community, unfamiliar with what’s available by way of parks, recreation centers, gyms, health classes, and the like.

Luckily, there are some easy ways to include health and fitness into busy homeschooling days without having to know every playground in the area.

Here are 4 (Easy) Tips for Incorporating Health and Fitness Into Your Homeschool Day:

1. Let your kids help with meal prep
2. Add a unit study on nutrition to the homeschool agenda
3. Take your kids on “learning” hikes
4. Incorporate movements into your homeschool schedule

Listen in as Crystal shares more about the four ways to teach kids about homeschool health and fitness with things you already have or no supplies at all, and the best part is, in some cases, your kiddos won’t even realize they’re learning.

Resources:

How much physical activity do children need? | Physical Activity | DNPAO | CDC

Helping With Meal Preparation and Children’s Dietary Intake: A Literature Review – Susan B. Quelly, 2019 (sagepub.com)

Kids’ Corner | Nutrition.gov

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition (health.gov)

5 Movement Breaks for an Active Homeschool Day • iHomeschool Network

 

 

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:

  1. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, or Stitcher
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  3. Or listen right here (just scroll down)

 

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.

 

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How to Integrate Music into Your Homeschool (and Why You Should)

This week, learn about the many benefits of music education and how to incorporate music into your homeschool, even if you’re not musically inclined.Episode #23 – This week, learn about the many benefits of music education and how to incorporate music into your homeschool, even if you’re not musically inclined.

Including music education in your homeschooling day has numerous benefits for kids of all ages. In a study by the University of Utah, it was found that “learning to play a musical instrument significantly enhances children’s cognitive abilities and academic achievement.”

According to the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, music education facilitates student academic achievement in the following ways:

  • Improves recall and retention of verbal information
  • Advances math achievement
  • Boosts reading and English language arts (ELA) skills
  • And Increases average SAT scores

Yet, despite all the great reasons for adding music to the mix, military homeschoolers may find it a bit challenging when they are new to an area after a PCS and are unaware of what’s available locally. Additionally, those parents who aren’t so musically inclined may be reluctant to teach music education.

On this episode, Crystal gives eight ideas for integrating music into your homeschool program.

  1. Make music part of your daily routine.
  2. Use music to teach other subjects.
  3. Encourage your child to sing and dance along with the music.
  4. Use music to bond with your child.
  5. Take advantage of free resources.
  6. Investing in quality music education materials.
  7. Consider finding an experienced music teacher who gives voice or instrument lessons.
  8. Getting involved in your local music community.

Listen in to learn more about the many benefits of music education and how to incorporate music into your homeschool.

Resources:

NAMM Foundation

8 Ways to Include Music in Your Homeschool When You Aren’t Musical

Schoolhouse Rock Lyrics

 

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

 

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Deschooling: What, Why, and How

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:

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

 

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Practical and Legal Aspects of Homeschooling for Military Families

On this episode, we're talking about the legal and practical aspects of homeschooling for military families with guest Natalie Mack, Military Outreach Coordinator for Homeschool Legal Defense Association.

Episode #21 –  On this episode, we’re talking about the legal and practical aspects of homeschooling for military families with guest Natalie Mack, Military Outreach Coordinator for Homeschool Legal Defense Association.

Twenty-two years ago, Natalie and her husband, a Navy chaplain now retired after 34 years of service, began their homeschooling journey. Her successful children, four grown and one currently in high school, prove that homeschooling doesn’t hold kids back. Natalie credits her children’s relationship with Christ and that they love learning for making them so well-grounded.

Natalie shares how she began working for the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and how her role has evolved over time. She also shares about Natalie Mack, LLC, which provides mentorship to homeschoolers, advocacy for military homeschooling, and homeschool consultations to military-connected educational and DoD organizations.

Also, during the show, Natalie answers some listener questions, including how to homeschool legally as a military family and how HSLDA can help. Additionally, Natalie explains how the Status of Force Agreement (SOFA) gives active-duty military families the ability to homeschool overseas in many countries. You don’t want to miss this special episode!

Natalie Mack is an author, speaker, and veteran home educator with over twenty-one years of service to military homeschooling families and military homeschool support group leadership. She is known for her words of encouragement and advocacy for homeschooling, particularly during the journey from high school to college. Natalie is a mom of five, three college graduates, one college junior and a 10th grader.  She is a very newly retired Navy Chaplain’s spouse after serving alongside her husband for 34 years of military service.

Currently serving as President of Belvoir Home Educators, an active large military homeschool support group in northern Virginia, Natalie also owns Natalie Mack, LLC which provides mentorship to homeschoolers, advocacy for military homeschooling and homeschool consultations to military-connected educational and DoD organizations.

In 2020, she became an HSLDA High School Educational Consultant and in 2021, she became the Outreach Coordinator to the Military where Natalie provides consultations and resources to military homeschoolers, School Liaison Officers and military homeschool support groups and state homeschool organizations.

She also has written for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, sharing her perspective on military life with the article “Fair Winds and Following Seas” and on the sandwich generation with “5 Tips for Living Life in the Middle”.  Natalie is the author of her new book 101 Tips for Homeschoolers and is currently writing another book titled Homeschooling on the Move: Military-Style.

Resources:

 

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

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The Importance of Developing Strong Communication and Leadership Skills in Children

Episode #20 –  In today’s culture, it’s as important as ever to develop good communication and strong leadership skills in our children. The mission of the Institute for Cultural Communicators is to help ordinary students become extraordinary leaders. Special guest, Julie Rambo, herself a homeschooling mom, shares about ICC and how homeschoolers, too, can cultivate these skills as part of our home education program.

Special guest, Julie Rambo, was unable to read by the time she reached fifth grade, so her mom began homeschooling her back in the 90s. Now a mother herself, Julie home educates her four children, ages 16, 14, 11, and 9. Seven years ago, she and her family became a part of the Institute for Cultural Communicators, where they help run and participate in a weekly chapter meeting that provides irresistible mentoring for students and adults and teaches them the basics of communication. The mission of ICC is to help ordinary students become extraordinary leaders.

Julie Rambo shares about how Institute for Cultural Communicators help ordinary students become extraordinary leaders. A part of the Institute for Cultural Communicators is the Communicators Christ Conference. Since 1998, Communicators Christ has been serving students and adults through communication education, from sharing what they believe to collaborating with a team and beyond. CFC is an interactive learning space where students practice becoming influential with their voice in their communities. A three-day online conference- interactive, fun, and high energy. Julie says that it’s like “nothing that you’ve experienced because it’s run by young adults.” Julie also explains the Five Competencies, which are: communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and cultural intelligence.

Tune in to find out how homeschoolers can get connected with the Institute for Cultural Communicators and attend the Communicators Christ Conference, in-person or online!

Julie Rambo is an artist, gardener, lover of Jesus, and homeschool graduate. Julie believes teens should be challenged to step out of their comfort zone. At 17, she became the director of a children’s ministry running 12-week Bible camps with teams from across the Eastern United States. She attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY to study Communication Design, with an emphasis in Illustration. Her dream is to create art that shares a story. Julie lives in South Carolina with her husband and their four children. As a Chapter Sponsor and Student Leader Liaison for Institute for Cultural Communicators, Julie wants to influence today’s culture by discipling the next Christian generation. Julie has been a successful leader – fundraising for her chapter, helping grow leaders and resources, and building influence in her community. 

Resources:

CFC 2022 (cfcicc.org)

Institute for Cultural Communicators (iccinc.org) Their free Readiness Assessment provides you with a custom report to determine how to start empowering your student. (click on Take Free Assessment).

5 Ways Being Ready to Speak Will Help Your Student This School Year

 

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

 

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Homeschooling Children with Unique Needs, Part Two

During this two-part series, homeschool mom and former teacher Felice Gerwitz, who holds a degree in Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, and Early Childhood Education, talks about homeschooling children with a variety of learning styles and unique needs.Episode #19 – Unique needs may be remedial, gifted, illness, and everything in between. During this two-part series, homeschool mom and former teacher Felice Gerwitz, who holds a degree in Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, and Early Childhood Education, talks about homeschooling children with a variety of learning styles and unique needs.

Realizing that she was taught to teach to a child’s strengths but never how to work with their weaknesses, Felice saw that the public school system was failing students with needs that didn’t fit with the norm. Then as her own children grew older and she saw they had unique needs of their own, Felice sought a better way to help each of them educationally.

Sharing from her special education background and over 35 years of homeschooling, part one of this two-part series touches on the unique needs of each of her four children and her journey to finding methods to meet those needs. Her children are now grown and productive, successful adults. Listen in to find out how she thought outside the box to accommodate her children’s learning needs and how you, too, can teach a unique learner.

Felice Gerwitz is a creative, energetic, outside-of-the-box thinker. She is an author, hosts several podcasts, and is the founder of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network and the Ultimate Christian Podcast Network. Felice is a life-long Catholic Christian who loves and serves the Lord Jesus Christ. A graduate of Florida Southern College, she is a former teacher with a degree in Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, and Early Childhood Education.

Listen to Part One

Recommended Card Games:

  • Set – Visual Perception Game
  • Set Junior
  • Quiddler – Short word game
  • Word Spiel

Other Resources:

Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Ultimate Christian Podcast Network

Media Angels, INC

Vintage Homeschool Moms Podcast

 

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 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!

Homeschooling Children with Unique Needs – Part One

During this two-part series, homeschool mom and former teacher Felice Gerwitz, who holds a degree in Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, and Early Childhood Education, talks about homeschooling children with a variety of learning styles and unique needs.Episode #18 – Unique needs may be remedial, gifted, illness, and everything in between. During this two-part series, homeschool mom and former teacher Felice Gerwitz, who holds a degree in Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, and Early Childhood Education, talks about homeschooling children with a variety of learning styles and unique needs.

Realizing that she was taught to teach to a child’s strengths but never how to work with their weaknesses, Felice saw that the public school system was failing students with needs that didn’t fit with the norm. Then as her own children grew older and she saw they had unique needs of their own, Felice sought a better way to help each of them educationally.

Sharing from her special education background and over 35 years of homeschooling, part one of this two-part series touches on the unique needs of each of her four children and her journey to finding methods to meet those needs. Her children are now grown and productive, successful adults. Listen in to find out how she thought outside the box to accommodate her children’s learning needs and how you, too, can teach a unique learner.

Felice Gerwitz is a creative, energetic, outside-of-the-box thinker. She is an author, hosts several podcasts, and is the founder of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network and the Ultimate Christian Podcast Network. Felice is a life-long Catholic Christian who loves and serves the Lord Jesus Christ. A graduate of Florida Southern College, she is a former teacher with a degree in Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, and Early Childhood Education.

Listen to Part Two

Recommended Card Games:

  • Set – Visual Perception Game
  • Set Junior
  • Quiddler – Short word game
  • Word Spiel

Other Resources:

Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Ultimate Christian Podcast Network

Media Angels, INC

Vintage Homeschool Moms Podcast

 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:

  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 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!

 

Episode #17- Non-Profit Founder Discovers Homeschooling Equals Flexibility and Togetherness For Her Busy Family

Listen in to hear how Sabrina Johannes chose curriculum and settled into a homeschool routine, all while running a busy non-profit business and preparing for an overseas PCS to Germany.Pushed into it because of Covid, Sabrina Johannes has since gratefully discovered that homeschooling isn’t nearly as stressful as doing public school at home. This mom of two and founder of Deployed Love enjoys the flexibility and togetherness that homeschooling affords her busy family.

 

When Covid happened, Sabrina and her family found themselves doing public school at home but were dissatisfied with the school’s handling of the situation. So they decided to homeschool. At first unsure of where to start, Sabrina soon discovered that homeschooling was much less stressful than trying to do public school at home. Plus, they enjoy the flexibility and family time that homeschooling affords their family.

 

Listen in to hear how Sabrina Johannes chose curriculum and settled into a homeschool routine, all while running a busy non-profit business and preparing for an overseas PCS to Germany.

 

Sabrina Johannes is a veteran spouse and has been part of the military community for over 13 years. Currently homeschooling two kids (Kyra, 10, and Darren, 7) while also running a national non-profit. To say she’s busy is an understatement, but she thrives in the fact they can be flexible with school and find a schedule that best fits their family’s schedules. Sabrina and her family are in the midst of a PCS overseas to Germany.

 

Resources:

 

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)

 

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Episode #16- How to Prepare Your Homeschooled Teen for College

Military Education Services Coordinator, Kelly Robinson, shares tips and insight on preparing homeschool students for college so they can get the most out of their college experience!Military Education Services Coordinator, Kelly Robinson, shares tips and insight on preparing homeschool students for college so they can get the most out of their college experience!

The subject of college is often at the forefront of every parent’s mind during the high school years. However, for military parents who homeschool, the thought can be a little confusing and even intimidating. Questions arise like: Can my homeschooled teen get into college? How well do homeschooled military kids adjust? How do I prepare my teen for college? Upper Iowa University specializes in providing quality, affordable education to service members and their families. UIU’s Military Education Services Coordinator, Kelly Robinson, explains how to take the stress out of college prep.

Kelly Robinson is a military spouse and proud mom to 3 great kids. Kelly earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Master of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She has worked in higher education for more than two decades in athletics, admissions, career and academic advising, and as an adjunct instructor. She is currently the military education services coordinator at Upper Iowa University, where she enjoys the opportunity to work with service members and their families to reach academic goals at UIU in both an admissions and advising capacity. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, painting, coaching her kids’ athletic teams, and sipping coffee on her front porch.

Resources:

Show 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:

  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 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!