The Desperate Need To Get It Right – HIRL Episode 127

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Free homeschool podcast about the pressure to do things right as a homeschooling mom.

When we talk about the desperate need to get it right, Fletch is quick to say, “Oh! You mean homeschooling in the age of Pinterest?” On this episode we are talking about how to homeschool when we feel like we just don’t measure up to the other homeschool moms we know.

We are joined in the studio by Kym Smythe, Sabrina Justison and Vicki Tillman, three of the sisters from and The Homeschool Highschool Podcast. We discuss how to handle the competition, comparisons and the desperate need to get it right. has a curriculum bundle of 10 resources including a Career Exploration workbook, tools for writing a personal mission statement, practical instruction for developing interview skills and more. Each piece of the bundle is in .pdf ebook format and downloads instantly to your device after purchase. The bundle is regularly priced at $13.45, but for Homeschooling In Real Life listeners your big sisters at are offering a coupon code that will knock 25% off that price; you pay just $10.08 when you use coupon code 7sistershirl. For a detailed description of all that’s in the Career Exploration Bundle, check out the ebookstore at


1:32 – Fluff : EggNog, Moving and Losing Weight. 
8:12 – Interview with Sabrina Justison, Kym Smythe, Vicki Tillman, Part 1
18:01 – Interview with Sabrina Justison, Kym Smythe, Vicki Tillman, Part 2
32:41 – Goodbye! The Show Is Over!


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Get It Right – Glee Cast – Purchase it Here


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