Answering Your Questions about Homeoprophylaxis – Interview with Dr Isaac Golden – Part 1

This week on Homeopathy for Mommies, Sue Meyer  sits down with Dr. Isaac Golden to talk about Homeoprophylaxis.This week on Homeopathy for Mommies, Sue Meyer  sits down with Dr. Isaac Golden to talk about Homeoprophylaxis. Dr. Golden is a world authority on homeoprophylaxis – the use of homeopathic medicines for specific disease prevention, and has undertaken the world’s largest long-term study of parents using such a program. Sue asks him many of the questions that her audience has sent in over the years about homeoprophylaxis and we get the final answers that everyone has been waiting for! This is such a full episode that Sue is going to have Dr. Golden back for a part 2 in a few weeks and also have him for a Live Q&A inside Sue’s Members Corner in August!

A few links mentioned:

Dr. Isaac Golden’s website:

The Potential Value of Homoeoprophylaxis in Endemic and Epidemic Conditions

Dr Isaac Golden: Natural Immunisation Research

If you would like to join the Members Corner to participate in the upcoming Live Q&A on August 14th at 6 Pm CST – you can do that here:

Joseph: Fatherhood Isn’t Only About Biology

Joseph Fatherhood Isn’t Only About BiologyEpisode #26- Joseph: Fatherhood Isn’t Only About Biology

On this episode of History for Christian Teens, we take a look at a humble, God-fearing adoptive father who made an eternal impact.

Joseph was engaged to be married to a young Jewish maiden named Mary. However, Mary becomes pregnant, and it’s not Joseph’s child. Rather than disgrace her, Joseph planned to divorce her quietly. But, that night, an angel of the Lord visited Joseph and explained to him that the child Mary was carrying was from the Holy Spirit, instructing him to take Mary as his wife and give the child the name Jesus. The decision to obey the Lord wouldn’t be without consequences for Joseph. His reputation, as well as his wife’s, would always be tarnished by the suspicion that they had sinned before marriage. Regardless, Joseph trusted the Lord and obeyed Him without question.

Throughout the account of Joseph’s brief story in the Bible, we see that he was a man of godly character who provided for and protected Jesus and his mother. When Jesus was an adult, people often referred to Him as the “son of Joseph,” although the Gospel writers were careful to maintain that Jesus’ true Father was God, with Joseph being more of a step-father or adoptive father. Joseph isn’t mentioned in any of the accounts of Jesus’ earthly ministry. The absence of Joseph in the stories of Jesus’ earthly ministry has led many to believe that Joseph died sometime between the last Biblical account of Joseph, when Jesus was 12, and when Jesus launched His earthly ministry as an adult. The fact that Jesus, as He was dying on the cross, committed the care of His mother to John gives us an indication that Joseph had indeed passed away by that time.

Listen in to learn how Jewish betrothal was different from engagements in today’s culture and, most importantly, what we can learn from the man who stepped up and stepped into the role of earthly father to Jesus Christ.

On the next episode- Be sure to join us next time on the History for Christian Teens podcast when we’ll explore the life of the man who prepared the way for Christ’s earthly ministry.


Resources referenced or recommended for further study:


Scripture references:

  • Mathew 1-2
  • Luke 1:31-38
  • Luke 2: 22-40
  • Luke 3
  • 1 Timothy 5:8
  • Genesis 18:19
  • Deuteronomy 6:6-9


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Apps and websites for learning Spanish

Apps and Websites for Learning Spanish

193: Apps and websites for learning Spanish with Suzette Laporte-Ayo

Suzette shares apps and websites for learning Spanish that she incorporates into the online classes she teaches at FundaFunda Academy. Listen to the episode to hear her explain how she uses each one.

  1. Quizlet (website and app for K and up). Listen to episode 25 for more info on how to use Quizlet effectively to learn a language
  2. Study Spanish (website for MS and up)
  3. Spanish Spanish (website for K and up but young ones need parental help to navigate)
  4. Rockalingua (website for K-4th maybe a little older)
  5. Fun Spanish App (app for K-4th)
  6. Spanish Listening (website – for MS and up)

You can find Suzette at her website Spanish Fun and on Instagram at spanishfunwithsuzette

All her Spanish classes (from K – 12th grade) are available here.

Take a look at show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy to see what they offer for online classes and web-based unit studies.

Join our Facebook Group especially for the listeners of this podcast! You can ask questions and get advice as you try integrating technology in your homeschool.

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Apps and Websites for Learning Spanish

How to Diagnose and Cope with a Brain Based Diagnosis

What is a Brain Based ? A brain based diagnosis is a broad category of disorders, which can vary in symptoms and can include any condition that affects your brain.Today I am joined by Natalie Vecchione, Podcaster at FASD Hope and co-author, with Cindy LaJoy,  of the new homeschooling book: Blazing New Homeschool Trails, Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities.

Natalie explains how the book was born out of desperation, as she and her husband were parenting and raising a FASD student. FASD (Fetal Achhol Syndrome Disorder). This is a brain based diagnosis, and like many brain based diagnosis is on a spectrum, meaning people with this disability, has a range of manifestations, which can include physical, emotional and intellectual.

What is a Brain Based Diagnosis? A brain based diagnosis is a broad category of disorders, which can vary in symptoms and severity and can include any condition or disability that affects your brain and can be caused by:

  • Illness
  • Genetics
  • Traumatic Injury

Brain based Diagnosis can include:




OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)


Learning Disabilities, including Dyslexia, Dyscalcia, Dysgraphia, etc

Processing Disorders.

How to determine and cope with a Brain Based Diagnosis:

  1. Figure out why you suspect something: Take detailed notes including medical conditions, genetic components, how students are not keeping up; write down detailed deficits, needs and strengths
  2. Find a practitioner who can do a Neutral Typical Evaluation (also called a Psychological Evaluation or an Educational Evaluation), usually done by a Psychologist. These can be very pricey, so check with your local University and Clinic with a Sliding Scale).
  3. Understand the Dysmaturity or “gap” of your student. This is quite different from immaturity. Dysmaturity is a gap between a person’s chronological and developmental age. This gap, depending on the disability, can be between a few years and up to half of the students’ age.
  4. Make accommodations

Resources Mentioned

SPED Blog posts:


SPED  Podcasts:

Communication Skills with Struggling Learning with Peggy Ployhar

Special Needs and Critical Thinking Skills




Episode #12- Military Families: How to Choose the Right Curriculum and Homeschool Successfully

On today’s episode, Crystal discusses factors to consider when making your homeschool curriculum decision and how you can successfully homeschool as a military family.On today’s episode, Crystal discusses factors to consider when making your homeschool curriculum decision and how you can successfully homeschool as a military family.

Homeschooling is a great option for military families. It allows you to customize your child’s education to meet his or her individual needs. When it comes to choosing a curriculum, there are tons of options available. So, how do you know which one is right for your family?

Military homeschoolers have a few things to consider that other homeschoolers may not. For example, military families move around a lot. This can make it challenging to find a curriculum that is compatible with each new state or country’s educational requirements. Further, military families may find themselves stationed in remote locations where there are no other homeschoolers or support groups. It may be difficult to find local resources or obtain curriculum at a reasonable price.

Another thing to consider as a military family when choosing a curriculum is that military children often have unique needs. They may need extra support due to deployments, frequent PCSs, or other stressors. So, as a result of these various considerations, it’s important to choose a curriculum that is flexible and can be easily adapted to meet your child’s needs. Remember that ultimately you, as parent and teacher, get to decide what’s important and necessary in a curriculum for your homeschool.

Listen in to find out how with a little bit of research and creativity, you can find a way to homeschool successfully no matter where the military takes you!

Resources mentioned:

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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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Winning Your Homeschool Week

When Friday comes, do you feel like you’ve won your homeschool week and can celebrate? Or are you thinking about all the things you didn’t do well? In this episode, I’ll share tips for winning your homeschool week through proper planning. Before we dive into the topic, I want to thank CTC Math for sponsoring this episode.


Finding a math curriculum that works for your family can be a challenge! With CTCMath, all of your kids from K-12 can learn at their own pace with one family subscription. That’s right! With a CTCMath membership, you have access to all grades and lessons, which means your children can work at whatever level is best for them. Whether your kid needs to catch up, keep up, or move ahead, with CTCMath they can finally understand math and work at their own pace. CTCMath is offering listeners a half-price discount plus a bonus 6 months when you register for a 12-month membership. Yep. That means you have access to a complete online homeschool math curriculum for all your kids for 18 months!

Winning the Week by Demir Bentley

I recently finished reading Demir Bentley’s book Winning the Week. I feel newly inspired and also feel validated in the planning process I teach to homeschool moms. The key to winning your week is simple: It’s planning it. Most homeschoolers know that they should plan their week for success, just as most of the staff and entrepreneurs Demir Bentley is addressing know they should plan. But only a small percentage of us do. Why is that? • Don’t have time • Afraid of the past • Afraid of the future But planning the week is a powerful way of decreasing anxiety and improving motivation. Because it has negative affect associated with it, though, we avoid it. Demir advises us to make planning a pleasant experience.

How to Plan a Winning Homeschool Week

Once you have a pleasant experience planned, start with prayer. Then review your: • Calendar • Email • Mail inbox • Messages • Purse • Task list Use the weekly planning page from The Organized Homeschool Life Planner. Choose leveraged task (The One Thing by Gary Keller) Choose one goal for the week  – specify on weekly page Now plan these must-do tasks for the week. If you have the Organized Homeschool Life planner, you can put them on the daily planning pages. I would suggest listing no more than 3 tasks per day to leave room for tasks that pop up. You can plan in more detail each day. The other way to plan your weekly tasks is with a calendar or agenda. You can see visually that you will not have time to do math on Friday because you have a co-op meeting and a park day following. You won’t expect things to magically get done. You’ll put math on your day at home. Schedule your tasks with as much detail as you like – in the morning, afternoon, or evening boxes in the Organized Homeschool Life planner, or at set times in Google calendar or an hourly agenda. Be sure to leave time for what I call walk-in tasks. Demir advises us to schedule our goal-related and priority tasks at the beginning of the week. I like keeping Fridays for easy tasks and for catch-up time if needed. If you’re ready for more advanced weekly planning, you can plan your leisure activities, too. Put a dinner party with friends, a game night, or a hike on the schedule, so it is a lot more likely to happen. Next week during your weekly planning session, ask yourself what went well so you can do more of that. Give yourself credit for it and thank God for the blessings. Ask yourself what didn’t go well, so you can use leverage on it and improve 1% the following week.


With proper planning, you can have less anxiety, more motivation, and a happier homeschool. Thanks again to CTCMath for sponsoring the podcast. Have a happy homeschool week!

Handling Homeschool Fears, Interview with Homeschool Super Freak

This week on Homeschoool Highschool Podcast: Handling Homeschool Fears, Interview with Homeschool Super Freak.

Handling Homeschool Fears, Interview with Homeschool Super Freak

Handling Homeschool Fears, Interview with Homeschool Super Freak

We are so excited this week to have a chance to chat with a favorite new friend from social media. Vicki has been enjoying Homeschool Super Freak’s posts on Facebook, Homeschool Super Freak website and Parent Busters podcast episodes! So, Vicki contacted her and arranged for today’s interview about what to do with fears about homeschooling!

Homeschool Super Freak is Jacqueline Wilson and everyone who knows her knows how unstuffy and fun she is!

Parent Busters podcast is about having fun learning and sharing fun ideas for learning.

Jacqui’s daughter started out her education with traditional preschool. However, Jacqui always know that she wanted to homeschool her daughter. Jacqui comes from a healthcare background and was a college adjunct professor. Therefore, she had LOTS of research skills…so she researched, researched, researched form six months before she started homeschooling her preschool daughter. After six months of research, she was ready to start with lesson plans in a fat binder and an official school room. However, on their first official day of homeschooling, after only two hours, Jacqui knew that all her research was not going to work for her unique daughter!

Now, ten years later, she is still homeschooling…without the fat binder. Instead, she and her daughter plan an eclectic mix of online classes and unschooling.

Handling homeschool fears

After a decade of experience, Jacqui has learned some things that will help you increase your confidence that you CAN homeschool high school…in your unique way.

There’s not ONE blueprint that fits every family’s homeschool high school

Every parent and every teen is different. The beauty of homeschooling is that you can adapt your educational plans to fit your family’s unique needs and goals. So enjoy the process and freedom of homeschooling YOUR way!

Check out your state homeschool laws

Every state has different requirements. Some are more restrictive that others. Then start planning around those laws.

Do not worry if you have qualifications to teach

Research has shown that you do not need a teaching degree in order to have a successful homeschool. You only need to care and be committed to the homeschooling process. The cool thing is that you can learn alongside your teens!

Also, as you are homeschooling high schoolers, you really become a resource manager rather than a teacher. They will learn lots in online courses, co-op classes, library activities, podcasts and exploring topics on their own (earning credits by logging hours).

Do not worry about failing

There’s no perfect homeschool (also, there’s no perfect traditional school). People are imperfect. You will gain more confidence and skills as you go. You can model the resilience of bouncing back after a tough day or bad-fit curriculum. This gives them a growth mindset.

Let your teen have a say in how they want to be educated

Talk about their strengths and interests. Then, build a unit study around those strengths and interests BEFORE you start in on textbooks. This gives you an interesting hands-on experience to watch how your teens learn.

After your unit study, you will know more about what kind of curriculum your teens may want and need.

It will take ALL our time

In a traditional school setting, class time periods are LONG each day. However, learning can go much quicker in your homeschool because there is less wasted time changing courses and busywork.

(Check your state laws for attendance requirements.)

You can homeschool on your family rhythms

You do not need to have your teens up and sitting at a desk by 8:00am if they are not early birds. Instead, you can help your teens find their best times of day to do their academics. Some teens work best in the mornings. However, some teens would rather work in the afternoons or evenings. There’s not ONE right way!

Teens thrive when they have permission to be themselves and learn their way.

Relax into the learning

As you believe that you can do it, you will find that you are relaxing into how to homeschool. Then you can allow your teen to teach you how they learn. Teens thrive when they have permission to be themselves and learn their way.

Plan together

Each summer, it is wise to sit with your homeschool high schooler and make plans together. Discuss state requirements as well as your teen’s interests and goals. (Remember, you do not HAVE to follow your local public school’s schedule.)

Check out colleges, military or trade skills in the area and list things those institutions are looking for.

Explore opportunities and desires for learning. Then make some plans that already have your teen’s buy-in!

Don’t be afraid to give teens a say in their education! They will have ownership of their education and you will both have more fun!

Remember, you will never cover everything

Life is never-ending education. If teens learn to love learning, then they will keep it going, even as adults.

Don’t forget life skills

Don’t get so stressed with academics that you forget to help your teens prepare for adulting. They will not always be doing academics but they will be using life skills, such as:

  • Paying bills
  • Doing chores
  • Managing themselves

Those life skills are some of the most important things they will learn during their homeschool high school years.

You can find Jacqueline Wilson at:

Homeschool high school? You can DO this! Join Vicki and Jacqui for a fun discussion for handling homeschool fears.


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Special Replay: Homeschool Curriculum Buying Guide

Homeschool Curriculum Buying Guide | First of all, there is no one perfect curriculum and believe me I’ve made mistakes. When my son was five I purchased a math curriculum and he was struggling so much, I decided to buy another one mid year at someone’s recommendation. That too turned into a disaster. | #podcast #homeschool #homeschoolpodcast Homeschool Curriculum Buying Guide – What to Buy & Where

Thanks to our sponsor Media Angels Membership site – where you can find K-12 Science Curriculum, novels, and resources for history and writing.

First of all, there is no one perfect curriculum and believe me I’ve made mistakes. When my son was five I purchased a math curriculum and he was struggling so much, I decided to buy another one mid-year at someone’s recommendation. That too turned into a disaster.

The best way to buy homeschool curriculum is to know what you are looking for. But before you do this, please listen to the past podcasts on the topic of curriculum. There I give you specific questions to think about as well as where to go to get great reviews.

All curriculum will not work for all kids. One child may love a math program while another will struggle to get through a lesson. Look at your kids, take note of what they can do or not do and then go from there. We work to remediate weaknesses and build on their strengths. Parents, if your kids are struggling all day the retention of knowledge is not going to be great. If your child is struggling academically get help. One of the podcasts on this network is – Brain Coach Tips Podcast  visit the podcast page and listen to past podcasts that can help you plan accordingly.

We need to encourage our kids, set up their day in small chunks of learning if they are younger and work on a plan ahead of time to alleviate as much frustration as we can. The next podcast in this series is on using forms in your homeschool—and if you are on the mailing list you are receiving these in the monthly planning packs you can print out to use with your family.

If you are not on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network email list – please join it today. Each month there is a freebie that will help you in your homeschool journey.

How will you teach history? Ancient, World, American? Are you interested in incorporating faith, relationship, family and worldview values?

These are the types of questions you need to ask before you buy.

First, we will discuss what you are looking for, then where to research and finally where to purchase!

Little Kids

  1. Structure begins slowly
  2. Hands-on is a must to build strength in their hands, fine and gross motor skills
  3. Character development and gentle correction toward honesty
  4. Phonics skills
  5. Math concepts – big picture with manipulatives
  6. Art and projects
  7. Music and lessons
  8. Dress up and play
  9. Time for exploration


  1. Books, books, books
  2. Active listening and answering simple questions that become progressively harder
  3. Retelling a story/recall information (preface with listening carefully)
  4. Phonics – Phonics – Phonics and reading skills
  5. Writing skills can begin with open-ended stories, drawing pictures with short sentences.
  6. Copy work
  7. Math concepts with manipulatives
  8. Memorization of facts (including math, science, history, geography)
  9. Art and projects
  10. Music and lessons
  11. Time to explore

Upper Elementary

  1. Concepts are key – are they getting it? If not regroup
  2. Math basics now become the bedrock for higher concepts and application
  3. Reading harder and longer books. (Or remediation if needed)
  4. Grammar Skills. Advanced writing working on reports (book), or smaller one page reports on history and science topics. This can advance into longer papers. Teach writing skills. is incremental and highly recommended.
  5. Health and Anatomy – I find this lacking in children’s education.
  6. Art and projects
  7. Music and lessons
  8. Experimentation – science experiments
  9. Nature studies and exploration
  10. History events – timelines, biographies

Middle School

  1. How is your child doing? Remediation or advancement?
  2. Pre-Algebra or Algebra
  3. Grammar Skills. Writing skills are important. Reports and longer papers.
  4. Science: Botany, Astronomy, Physical Science, Earth Science, Biology, Anatomy, General Science
  5. Literature, or reading books that pertain to subjects studied. Biographies, or events.
  6. Art and projects
  7. Music and lessons
  8. Experimentation – science experiments
  9. History and an understanding of chronology, events etc.


High School

  1. Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus. D Math
  2. Reports and longer papers typically tied into subjects or Literature courses.
  3. Science: Biology, Chemistry (requires more math) Physics, Oceanography, Anatomy, or see topics above.
  4. History: World History, American History, Government
  5. Economics – Macro and Micro
  6. Drivers Education – online to take the test. (Get driver’s handbook)
  7. Books that pertain to subjects studied. Biographies, or events in history.
  8. Sports, Art, Music, Lessons


Okay – now what you have been waiting for … where to buy your curriculum.

Literature and History – real books. Biographies, original sources.

Math, Science, Electives:

  1. From the Individual Publisher (get on their mailing lists for discounts). Saxon, Chalkdust, Apologia Science
  2. Homeschool Conferences – you can talk to the publisher! Added bonus. Please bless them by buying from them instead of cheaper online.
  3. Christian Book Distributors
  4. Rainbow Resources, Timberdoodle
  5. Christian Book stores – homeschool section.
  6. Used Curriculum Sales; Amazon/ eBay – but you won’t have the new book (rarely) or support from the publisher.
  7. Amazon Storefront – Media Angels has a storefront –but often other sale options are suggested.
  8. Abe Books – where we bought many of our novels and literature
  9. Great Courses – secular but many of the classes are wonderful.
  10. Facebook groups – Book swap or sales

In the upcoming series, I podcast on great educational websites. We used several websites to supplement our homeschool studies. However, do not ignore books! The information you can get from books is still superior in many cases to a snippet you read online.

I hope this has helped you to decide what you need as well as where you can purchase the books in person and online.

Off the Shelf: Summer Mom Reads


Off the Shelf: Mom Summer Reads Off the Shelf: Summer Mom Reads Episode 101

In this episode we talk about on of our favorite things – books.  More specifically, we discuss our some of our recent and future books just for you mom!

Books and Authors Mentioned on Show

Sharon’s list:

Suzanne’s List

Some of our other Favorite Authors

  • Jenny L. Cote
  • Bryan Davis
  • Chuck Black
  • S.D. Smith


Using Audiobooks in your Homeschool

Using Audiobooks in your homeschool

Tauna Meyer from Proverbial Homemaker shares why she loves using audiobooks in her homeschool as well as her favorite places to find them. You can find more info on this post she wrote

These are the resources Tauna mentions in this episode:

Homeschool vendors:

Connect with Tauna on the Proverbial Homemaker Facebook Page, in her Facebook group Homeschool Successfully and on Instagram at tauna_phomemaker

Take a look at show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy to see what they offer for online classes and web-based unit studies.

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Using Audiobooks in your homeschool

192: Using Audiobooks in your Homeschool with Tauna Meyer