Life as a Lifeschooler

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Learn to Merge Life with Homeschooling

 

Are you one of the many parents who is so worried about possible “holes” in your children’s education that you busy yourself with academics to the point of burnout?

Have you lost the enjoyment of everyday family life because of the mistaken idea that learning must take place strictly through curricula and academic pursuits?

Do your children lack the time to pursue the things they love because “doing school” is more important?

One of the secrets of education is that it is happening everywhere, in everyday life, often without our awareness.

So just what exactly is Lifeschooling? In a word, it is about freedom. But here is a more complete definition:

“Lifeschooling is the individualized process of discovering your child’s God-given gifts and talents through real life experiences that happen within the context of your family’s unique situations and missions.”

On the Life as a Lifeschooler podcast, Danielle Papageorgiou will seek to explore this definition in all its aspects, and to bring exposure to the educational value of the simple things we do every day with our children. In this podcast, she will interview other lifeschoolers, as well as popular homeschool leaders to discuss the idea of lifeschooling and what it looks like in various family situations. Some of her favorite guests are the “homeschool pioneers” who educated their children quite differently than according to the traditional model…wisdom that has been largely forgotten in today’s homeschool culture.

Danielle has been homeschooling, or “lifeschooling,” for 14 years and started the biennial Lifeschooling Conference in 2016. She has a passion for helping other homeschoolers learn how to homeschool in a way that does not compete with family life, but actually enhances it and draws out each child’s unique gifts.

Her desire is to see more families set free from the world’s expectations of what education is and to discover that God has made each family unique and has also placed in each of their children special gifts and desires that He wants to use. The verse that guides the Papageorgious in their pursuit of lifeschooling is Matthew 6:33, “But seek FIRST the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and ALL these things will be added to you.” (Emphasis mine).

Won’t you come join us as we return to the “ancient paths” (Jer. 6:16) of education and explore this idea of “lifeschooling” together? Experience the freedom to live life as a lifeschooler!

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Connect with us!

  1. On Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LifeschoolingConference/ (page) https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeschooling/ (group)
  2. On Instagram (see lifeschooling in action!) – https://www.instagram.com/lifeschooling_family/
  3. Through e-mail – Danielle loves hearing from you! Contact her at info at lifeschoolingconference.com.

Want more help and inspiration? Attend the Lifeschooling Conference! Find out more here.

 

Life as a Lifeschooler Episodes

Mentorship and Lifeschooling – Craig and Deana Thompson

One of the most inspiring and impactful ways to help educate our children is through mentorship. On this episode of Life as a Lifeschooler, I had the opportunity to talk with Craig and Deana Thompson, who have helped each of their children through an intense and amazing mentorship program that Craig designed for them. Craig and […]

Living Books and Lifeschooling – Michelle Miller Howard

Today we are talking to Michelle Miller Howard, author of TruthQuest History. For over 20 years, Michelle has been a librarian, home-education consultant, author, columnist, and speaker, specializing in top-quality living books, educational vision, and history instruction.  It began in 1985, when she pioneered, funded, and acquired a library of such rare children’s literature, which […]

Cancer and Lifeschooling – Barbara McCoskey

Recently I had the lovely opportunity to combine our kids’ movie planning meeting along with a podcast recording session with my dear friend and cancer survivor, Barbara McCoskey! What fun lifeschooling as we all worked together on our projects (and the little kids played in the pool as we watched from the window)! Barbara and […]

The Best Option: Homeschooling – Sam Sorbo

At the recent International Christian Film Festival in Orlando, FL, I sat down with actor and model Sam Sorbo, whose book on homeschooling, They’re YOUR Kids: An inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate, has had a positive influence in encouraging moms that not only can they homeschool, but that it is, in fact, the best option when […]

The Homeschooling Movement and Lifeschooling – Israel Wayne

Israel Wayne, regular conference speaker and author of numerous books, joins me on the show to discuss lifeschooling and the homeschooling movement in general. Having been involved in the movement since its inception, Israel has a unique perspective that is always enlightening. His personal stories will be an encouragement to other parents, as even veterans […]

Chronic Illness and Homeschooling – Tricia Soderstrom

Have you ever felt sick and miserable, but still had to push through a homeschool day? What about every single day? Tricia Soderstrom (AboundingInHopeWithLyme.com) shared with me how she and her children survived homeschooling for many years with chronic illness (Lyme disease). Once again, we talk about the faith element in homeschooling and how when […]

Unhurried Homeschooling – Durenda Wilson

For this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Durenda Wilson, author of The Unhurried Homeschooler, a mercifully short book on homeschooling, and Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart. I just love Durenda’s heart for unhurried homeschooling and her passion for helping moms learn to trust fully in the Lord with their children’s education. I know […]

Seeking God’s Leading through Fasting and Prayer

On today’s show, I will share with you my journey seeking God’s leading through fasting and prayer, and why I believe it is such an important spiritual discipline for Christians to develop. I am no spiritual giant by any means! But God has taught me much through fasting and prayer, and I started 2018 with […]

Self-Sacrifice in Lifeschooling – Dr. Jill Butryn

How much self-sacrifice would you be willing to practice? Would you give up a six-figure career in medicine to be “just a mom”? My friend Dr. Jill Butryn did just that. She went from a practicing MD to a present mom. Listen to one of our most popular episodes, this inspiring interview about how the […]

From Public School Teacher to Lifeschooler – Tina Hollenbeck

On this episode, I had the privilege to talk to my new friend Tina Hollenbeck, the researcher behind The Homeschool Resource Roadmap, about her journey from public school teacher to home educator. Tina’s experience shows that even those on the tighter end of the scale when it comes to schedules and routines can successfully lifeschool their […]

Raising our Children in Light of their Gifts – Chris Davis

Chris Davis without a doubt has had the biggest influence on my own homeschooling. God providentially led me to his blog years ago and I have never forgotten his analogy of the acorn in this blog post. It is what set me off in a different direction, with the necessary confidence to go against the grain […]

Pursuing Gifts Through Lifeschooling – Konur and Elleina Papageorgiou

I won’t even try to pretend that Konur and Elleina are not my favorite guests so far! A mom has a right to such bias! 🙂 What a fun interview talking with my kids about pursuing gifts and how God has allowed them to do this in lifeschooling. How we carry out the lifeschooling vision […]

Schoolhouse Rocked! Lifeschooling on the Road with the Hamptons

Garritt and Yvette Hampton talk about their unconventional lifestyle homeschooling on the road while filming a documentary called Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution. How do they homeschool in a tiny travel trailer while traveling all over the country? Find out in this episode of “Life as a Lifeschooler.” Garritt and Yvette Hampton, along with their two […]

Lifeschooling for the first year: Meet the Robinsons

John and Jennifer Robinson join us at the Home Business Conference in Huntsville, AL on today’s show to talk about their first year “lifeschooling” and what they learned. John and Jennifer attended the 2017 Lifeschooling Conference, where they learned to see home education as a freeing opportunity and felt the Lord confirm in their hearts […]

Alphabet Smash and Lifeschooling – Christina Brown

I was privileged to talk to friend and author Christina Brown about her homeschooling journey and why she created Alphabet Smash, a wonderful resource for preschoolers that focuses on one letter at a time and brings in multiple activities from various subject areas to teach the child about that letter and it’s sound. Christina is heavily involved […]

The Principles of an Excellent Education – Kevin Swanson

Kevin Swanson of Generations.org talks with me about the principles of an excellent education and particularly the aspect of life integration, which is central to the lifeschooling philosophy. We also discuss what should be the core curriculum of every homeschool: The book of Proverbs. Kevin Swanson runs the Generations ministry in Elizabeth, Colorado. He was homeschooled by […]

Entrepreneurship and Homeschooling – Rhea Perry

Some children are better suited for a path in entrepreneurship that does not necessarily require a college degree. On today’s show, Rhea Perry (speaker at our 2016 and 2017 Lifeschooling Conferences) shares the wisdom she applied in homeschooling her son, who became a millionaire entrepreneur by early adulthood and brought his father home from corporate America. […]

College and the History of Homeschooling – Dr. Mary Hood

Today we’re joined by Dr. Mary Hood who shares with us about the history of homeschooling, as well as her thoughts on college. Mary Hood, Ph.D., along with her husband, Roy, homeschooled their five children all the way from kindergarten through college entrance. All of them are now adults, and have made a successful transition […]

Character Training in Lifeschooling – David and Jason Benham

For this week’s podcast, Christi and I had the privilege of interviewing the Benham brothers, David and Jason Benham, former pro-baseball players and almost-stars on the cancelled HGTV show, “Flip it Forward,” as well as the authors of two books, Whatever the Cost and Living Among Lions…and of course, homeschooling dads, as well! We talked […]

The Philosophy of Lifeschooling

Danielle Papageorgiou and Christi Deason discuss the homeschooling philosophy of lifeschooling and share some real life experiences of what that has looked like in their individual families. Lifeschooling is the individualized process of discovering your child’s God-given gifts and talents, primarily through real life experiences that happen in the context of your family’s unique situations and […]

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