Jen McDonald: Veteran Military Spouse Shares Her Homeschooling Story

On this episode, meet Jen McDonald, who shares about her homeschooling journey as a military spouse and mom of four. Episode #7- Jen McDonald: Veteran Military Spouse Shares Her Homeschooling Story

 On this episode, meet Jen McDonald, host of Milspouse Matters Podcast, who shares about her homeschooling journey as a military spouse and mom of four. Jen talks about what led them to start homeschooling, how it changed over the years through the transitions of military life and as their children grew older, and what influenced their educational choices. “As my husband always said,” Jen explains, “‘We’re not homeschooling to close doors for them. We’re homeschooling to open doors for them.'”

When asked if she would do it all over again, Jen answers, “We would.” Jen adds, “It’s just a part of who we are as a family. I can’t even really differentiate homeschooling from our family life because it’s kind of all intertwined.”

Jen is the author of You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse and the host of the Milspouse Matters podcast. She is passionate about strengthening and encouraging military spouses in the unique challenges they face. She was a military spouse for 30 years and is the mom of four young adults, including one son in the military. She and her now-retired Air Force husband were stationed all around the world from Europe to the Pacific and homeschooled their children for over two decades. One of her happiest roles these days is being a grandmother!

See more from Jen at her site, jen-mcdonald.com, and find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram as @jenmcdonald88 and @milspousematters.

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