The Soft Skill of Integrity with Cindy Rollins of Mere Motherhood

In today’s episode we kick of talking about the Soft Skill of Integrity with author of Mere Motherhood, Cindy Rollins. #podcast #homeschoolIn today’s episode we kick off talking about the Soft Skill of Integrity with author of Mere Motherhood, Cindy Rollins. Cindy is a long-time homeschooler, author, podcaster, Mom of many, friend and mentor. Cindy shares how stories, histories and the Biblical narrative can be the voice of conscious in the lives of children, how reading just minutes a day can fill your heart and mind with Scripture, and so much more! Enjoy!

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.  Phillipians 4:8

“The goal of education is to have virtue.” Cindy Rollins

“It is not how good or bad your day is going, it’s that you keep going.” Cindy Rollins

“When you have God’s word hidden in your heart, you have a tool that can then be used by the Holy Spirit for your benefit.” Cindy Rollins

Mere Motherhood book 

Mere Motherhood FB group 

A Handbook to Morning Time 

Alleluia: A Journey through Advent with Handel’s Messiah 

Mere Motherhood website 

Literary Life Discussion Group 

The Literary Life Podcast 

True North Homeschol Academy seeks to come alongside you as your pursue and teach virtue and integrity: 


Education: Power Tool of Character and Virtue

What is Classical Christian Education 

Teaching Godly Patterns in Homeschool 

Special Replay: Tissue Salts for Healthy Living

tissue salts and benefits part oneTissue Salts for Healthy Living



with Sue Meyer

This week on Homeopathy for Mommies we go back in time to refresh our memory on this foundational podcast series on Tissue Salts and Cell Salts.  This is part 1 of that episode!  This is one of Sue’s top podcasts, so we are replaying this for those of you who are NEW to the podcast who may have missed it when it was first published in 2014.  Isn’t it wonderful that information about homeopathy doesn’t change over time?  Enjoy!

What are tissue salts? How are they important? How can tissue salts be a benefit to your body and your overall well being? Tune into part one of this episode with Sue Meyer as she explains the wonderful health benefits.

Sue is the author of Homeopathy for Mommies a comprehensive guide on using natural remedies to help your family find wellness.








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Teaching History | What should we emphasize?

Teaching history: What Should We Emphasize @FamilyRenewal // Israel Wayne

Teaching History

Teaching History | What Should We Emphasize?

Family Renewal Podcast with Israel Wayne

Second in a 5-Part Series. Part ONE can be found here.

Tune into the Family Renewal podcast as Israel and Brook Wayne talk about teaching history in your homeschool.  For additional podcasts by Brook & Israel Wayne, visit their podcast page.

Show Notes Outline

  • a requested topic from listeners and readers
  • how do we teach history
  • who and what should we emphasize?

Learn more in the new book, Education: Does God Have an Opinion? A Biblical Apologetic for Christian Education & Homeschooling


Israel Wayne is the author of the books:

Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview (out-of-print, Wisdom’s Gate, 2000)

Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship (Wisdom’s Gate, 2012)

Questions God Asks: Unlocking the Wisdom of Eternity (New Leaf Press, 2014)

Questions Jesus Asks: Where Divinity Meets Humanity (New Leaf Press, 2015)

Co-Author of Pitchin’ A Fit! Overcoming Angry & Stressed-Out Parenting  (New Leaf Press, 2016)

Education: Does God Have an Opinion? A Biblical Apologetic for Christian Education & Homeschooling(Master Books, 2017)

Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask  (Master Books, 2018)

STEM and Marine Science with Sherri Seligson

STEM and Marine Science with Sherri SeligsonSTEM and Marine Science

In this episode,  Sherri Seligson joins Florida Parent Educators Association’s (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn to talk about STEM and Marine science what it is and how you can get excited about it and incorporate it into your homeschool. Specifically, focusing on Marine Science. Listen in and get excited about the many ways to explore Marine Science! Make plans to join us and Sherri this September for our STEM Conference. Find more information at the link below.

Please join us as we travel along this journey on our podcast adventure. Let’s get connected! Learn more about the Florida Parent Educator’s Association and homeschooling in the beautiful state of Florida.

Please visit to learn more about who we are!

Join us June 28-29, 2019 for Fun in the Sun!

Sherri Seligson will be joining us for this FUN and INFORMATIVE field trip in the FLORIDA KEYS!

There will be opportunities to Snorkel, Dive and many other fun events over the weekend.

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Special Needs Children in a Homeschool Co-op

In this episode, Faith Berens explains to host Carol Topp how a homeschool co-op can welcome a child with special needs. #Homeschool #PodcastSpecial needs children can be a challenge for a homeschool group leader. In this episode, Faith Berens, Special Needs Consultant at the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) explains to host Carol Topp how a homeschool co-op can welcome a child with special needs.

In this episode of the Homeschool CPA podcast, Faith shared:

• All children want to feel welcomed
• Tips for accommodating a child with special needs including using intake forms and having a pre-visit time
• Why asking “How can we support you?” is so helpful to a parent
• A helpful book to read aloud to children, Just the Way I am: God’s Good Design and Disability
• A resource for homeschool leaders Homeschooling Children with Special Needs by Sharon Hensley
• The website has helpful videos and a podcast

HSLDA’s list of resources

Faith Berens can be reached at

The next episode (#172) Faith will share some more resources and practical tools for homeschool leaders to help families of children with special needs.


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A Sane Approach To Homeschool Screen Time

Hey, homeschoolers!

Do you have concerns about your kids’ screen time? If so, you’re like me and many homeschooling parents who have been forced to deal with a new digital reality. We’ll dive into the topic of developing a sane approach to homeschool screen time in just a moment.

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But first, I’d like to thank our sponsor for this episode: Time4Learning. Time 4 Learning curriculum gives students the independence they crave, as they progress at their own pace. The multimedia lessons feel more like games, making it perfect for teaching new concepts. Students are safe in a secure, ad free, online learning environment. Learn how you can use your child’s love for screens in their education at Time4Learning, that’s the number 4, .com.

A Sane Approach to Homeschool Screen Time

My guest today has joined us on the podcast before. She is Beth Napoli, homeschooling mom and creator of and Online Unit Studies. I love Beth’s perspective on homeschool screen time and I think you will too.

We chatted about:

  • The advantages of screen time
  • Parental concerns about screen time
  • Beth’s own challenges with screen time
  • Beth’s advice for parents who feel their kids are abusing screen time
  • Beth’s recommendation for parents of young kids with respect to screen time

Homeschool Screen Time Resources

Digital Projects

Techin’ Your Homeschool Facebook Group

Techie Homeschool Mom

Join Me Next Week

Listen next time for my interview with Jamie Erickson, author of the new book Homeschool Bravely. Thanks again to our sponsor, Time4Learning.

Have a happy homeschool week!

What approach to homeschool screen time do you use? Comment and let me know.

That’s Why I’m Here | Interview with Leslie Nunnery

Join us to chat about motherhood – childbirth and all issues with raising families large and small.

That’s Why I’m Here | Interview with Leslie Nunnery

“That’s Why I’m Here.”

Visit Leslie at Teach Them Diligently

As busy moms, we wear many hats– wife, mother, housekeeper, chef, educator, taxi driver, and so much more. The demands on our time are endless. Do you ever lose sight of why you do all that you do? Do you ever find yourself feeling discontent with where God has you right now, or do you ever feel like there is no more of you to give to anyone? Let’s take a very practical and personal look at exactly why we are here. Along the way, I think we’ll see the incredible purpose and peace we all can have when we truly figure that out.

4-H and Technology

4-H and Technology

Episode 34: 4-H and Technology


4-H started over 100 years ago. According to the 4-H website the goal of 4-H is to “help young people and their families gain the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communities and develop ideas for a more innovative economy”.

Although 4-H started as an agricultural youth program, it has moved into urban settings and in recent years incorporated the STEM fields.

Student can participate in projects like engineering, computers and technology, and rocketry. Other projects like photography, business, line and design, and even the agricultural ones can contain a techie element as tech is important in all these fields.

In addition, students can attend 4-H STEM camps – in my state, there is an Engineering camp.

4-H students who compete in a project have to create digital portfolios, thus ensuring they all learn basic tech skills.

Even if your children never do 4-H, you can make use of some of their free STEM resources for K – 12th grade. There are instructions for projects like “How to build your own robot” and “How to make fruit batteries”.

You can find local 4-H groups to join here.

Our sponsor, FundaFunda Academy has great web-based unit studies that will engage students during the semester or over the summer. Each module teaches the subject and then has a project for students to do that could earn them prizes.

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4-H and Technology #4H #youthprograms #homeschooling

HSHSP Ep 160: How to Teach Human Development in Homeschool Co-op

This week on HSHSP Ep 160: How to Teach Human Development in Homeschool Co-op!

HSHSP Ep 160: How to Teach Human Development in Homeschool Co-op. Co-op is a great place to teach life preparation courses like Human Development. Here are teaching tips. #HomeschoolHighSchool #HumanDevelopment #HomeschoolCoOp

HSHSP Ep 160: How to Teach Human Development in Homeschool Co-op

One of the 7Sisters’ favorite courses for their homeschool high schoolers is Human Development. One of the 7Sisters’ favorite ways to teach Human Development is homeschool co-op.

Human Development is an important life-preparation course for teens. It teaches them the ways grow and change from womb to old age: physically, cognitively and socially.

Why is it important to learn Human Development? (Especially because it is not required for graduation.)

  • 9 month old who gains object permanence and remember toys when you hid them under a blanket
  • 2 year olds say *NO*
  • teens question many things
  • old people tell the same stories over and over

Human Development may recorded on the homeschool transcript as (ask your advisor, if you have one, the way your accountability organization wants to have it recorded):

Human Development adds *SPARKLE* to the homeschool transcript (which can give teens an edge if they are applying for a more competitive college).

We've found that Human Development is a course that helps homeschool high schoolers build perspective-taking skills and a sense of compassion for others, especially those in a different phase of life.

Here are some of our favorite Human Development activities we’ve done in our homeschool high school co-ops:

  • Interview moms about the teens’ birth stories. Then share those stories with the group.
  • Act out the different forms of play and have the rest of the class guess which play-type they were demonstrating.
  • Have teens interview each other: What is going well in life?
  • Have teens interview and evaluate the moms: What are they doing well?
  • Interview their grandparents about their life story.
  • Bring in visitors, such as toddlers and watch them play.
  • Bring teens to the mall to people watch.

7Sisters has lesson plans that are specifically geared toward homeschool high school co-ops with video clips and more activities. Check them out!

We’ve found that Human Development is a course that helps homeschool high schoolers build perspective-taking skills and a sense of compassion for others, especially those in a different phase of life.

Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun discussion about teaching Human Development in co-op. You might also like these posts:

Suggested Syllabus for Human Development from a Christian Worldview

Fun & Useful Elective: Combining Human Development and Early Childhood Education


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What Mastery Curriculum Is And Why You Should Include It In Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! This week I want to talk about mastery curriculum–what it is and why I think you should include it in your homeschool. But first, I’d like to thank my sponsor for this episode: BookShark.

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BookShark homeschool curriculum is literature-based, 4-day, and faith-neutral. Amber Reed Davis, a busy homeschool mom, says, 
“We can’t say enough good stuff about BookShark. We’re doing Levels 3 and 5 this year. My kids are hooked. Through the amazing books, we’ve traveled to fascinating places and learned so much! And we’re only on week 13!  Who knew a middle schooler would ask if we could still do school on our 5th day because he wanted to find out what happens next in the books we’re reading? Also, I’ve been amazed at how much I’ve learned through reading along with them. Oh, and the 4-day schedule is perfect. We use our 5th day to catch up or just for fun field trips, experiments, and messy art projects.”
Amber is right! BookShark’s fully planned, 4-day homeschool curriculum flexes to match your busy lifestyle. The detailed Instructor’s Guides lay everything out so clearly that you are prepared to teach in mere minutes each day—open your guide, gather your resources (which are all included in your package), and go! Curriculum for ages 4-16 is available in All-Subject Packages or by individual academic areas: Reading with History, Language Arts, Science, and Math. WithBookShark’s literature-rich programs, your children will read (or have read to them) 35-50 engaging books each year! Visit BookShark to browse curriculum, download samples, or request a catalog.

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In my experience, kids not only learn more with mastery curriculum, but also enjoy it more. When kids love what they’re learning, dopamine will aid retention of the material. I hope you will seriously consider including mastery curriculum in your homeschool this year. Thanks again to BookShark for sponsoring The Homeschool Sanity Show. Do you already use mastery curriculum in your homeschool? Comment below to share. Next time we’ll discuss easy ways to expand your child’s vocabulary. Have a happy homeschool week!