the IAHE Informer

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.


Indiana State ConventionFor over 30 years, the IAHE has been working to Encourage, Protect, and Serve Indiana homeschool families. The IAHE is a full-time, year-round ministry with a lot of action that goes on behind the scenes. Our Informer Podcast will share more about the IAHE’s Annual Home Educators’ Convention, important legislative updates, and so much more! Join us as we talk about important issues that are relevant to Indiana homeschoolers.

About Our Hostess

Tara Bentley is a veteran homeschool mom and blogger. She serves as the Managing Editor for The Informer, and along with her husband Mark she also serves on the IAHE’s Board of Directors. Together they have two daughters. The oldest was homeschooled 7th through 12th grade, has gone on to graduate from college, and is now married. The youngest graduated from high school in June of 2014 and is looking forward to her next adventure.



Informer Podcast with Linda Hobar

Linda Lacour Hobar is a graduate from Baylor University, a veteran homeschool mom, convention speaker, and the author of the Mystery of History homeschool curriculum. In this episode, we get behind the scenes information into the making of the Mystery of History, a world history homeschool curriculum. Linda shares with us where her love and […]

Fearless with Heidi St. John

Does the shifting world around us leave you shaken? The news is full of stories that leave us shocked and bewildered. How did we get here? How do we respond? The world is quickly changing around us. Faster than any of us could have ever imagined. Our children are facing a world that none of […]

Informer Podcast – Heart to Heart

Are you a new homeschool mom looking for encouragement? Have you ever wished for a heart to heart with a veteran homeschool mom? Curl up on the couch and join our Heart to Heart Conversation. Tara Bentley and guest Deidra Dennis take the time to reflect back on their homeschooling years. Take a listen as […]

IAHE F.A.Q.s for New Homeschool Families – Part Two

New homeschool parents are full of questions! We’re back for a second episode featuring some of the IAHE’s most Frequently Asked Questions. Special Guest Stacy Hanaway is a homeschool mom and IAHE volunteer. Stacy is part of a volunteer team of moms across the state of Indiana that answer phone calls to help new parents find […]

The Informer – What is the RFRA?

You’ve seen the all media hype. In March of 2015, Indiana passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), joining 31 other states in offering religious freedom protections. It’s a complicated subject and it can be very difficult to sort through all the noise. But one thing is clear, Indiana families involved in homeschool leadership need […]

the Informer – with Rebecca Keliher, the Well Planned Gal

On this episode of the Informer podcast, host Tara Bentley interviews Rebecca Keliher, homeschool mom, creator of The Well Planned Day, and founder of Home Educating Family Association {HEDUA}. Rebecca shares her testimony, her personal homeschooling journey, information on her daughter’s new publication for young women called Dear Magazine, and she shares about how The Well Planned […]

IAHE F.A.Q.s for New Homeschool Families – Part One

New homeschool families have a lot of questions! As a state organization, the Indiana Association of Home Educators fields hundreds of phone calls each year from parents wondering how to get started. Most families have a lot of the same questions: Do I have to register with the state? Do I have to turn in schoolwork? […]

The Informer – 13 Lessons From the End of the Road

At the end of their family’s homeschool journey, Tara Bentley shares 13 Lessons from the End of the Road. After graduating their youngest daughter from high school, veteran homeschool mom Tara presents a mix of regrets and tips for new moms. Tara Bentley is the Managing Editor for The Informer Magazine and has served on […]

Informer Interview with Todd Wilson

A podcast for homeschool dads and moms together! Listen as Indiana dads share: their best advice on getting started homeschooling how to support mom how homeschooling has affected their family We also have special guest Todd Wilson from Familyman Ministries. Familyman Ministries started with this mission: “to remind dads of what’s most important.” Todd travels […]

The Informer Podcast with Carol Barnier

On today’s show, join our host Tara Bentley as she talks with Carol Barnier. Barnier is the author of many home education books such as Engaging Today’s Prodigal, The Big WHAT NOW Book of Learning Styles, and she is the brains behind the popular website for families with special learners, Carol is also a […]

Interview with Dr. Jay Wile

Dr. Jay Wile is a veteran homeschool father, convention speaker, and author of the Exploring Creation With Science homeschool curriculum. Dr. Wile and his wife began homeschooling after adopting their daughter when she was 15 years old and homeschooled her through high school. In this episode, host Tara Bentley shares her experiences of hearing Dr. […]

Where do we get the right to homeschool?

Do you take your right to homeschool your children for granted? Does the changing landscape in public education toward lowering the compulsory school age impact homeschool families? Join us as our host, Tara Bentley, talks with IAHE Legislative Team Volunteer, Alison Slatter about volunteering for the IAHE, the national shift to lower the compulsory school age, and […]

IAHE Informer Interview with Israel Wayne

Homeschool graduate, father, author, and speaker, Israel Wayne, is a featured speaker at the IAHE 2014 Home Educators’ Convention March 27th through the 29th. Sit back and join our host, Tara Bentley, as she talks with Wayne in an informative podcast about his not-so-typical homeschool childhood, homeschooling from a biblical worldview, passing the baton from one […]

IAHE Informer Interview with Andrew Pudewa

The IAHE is excited to have Andrew Pudewa as one of the featured speakers for the 2014 Home Educators’ Convention. Whether you are attending the convention or not, this podcast is full of helpful information for all homeschool parents. Join us for an informative hour filled with information about: The Institute for Excellence in Writing […]

Money Matters for Support Group leaders and more

The IAHE Informer host Tara Bentley interviews popular convention speaker and author Carol Topp. Carol Topp, CPA is a retired homeschool mother, an accountant, and author of the Micro Business for Teens series The IRS and Your Homeschool Organization and Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out, as well as several ebooks and magazine […]

Welcome to The IAHE Informer Podcast

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