Military Homeschool Podcast

Military Homeschool Podcast

Homeschooling among military families is on the rise due to the many advantages and amazing learning opportunities! Still, it also presents some unique challenges. The Military Homeschool Podcast aims to equip and encourage parents by covering topics relevant to military homeschooling families and featuring guest interviews with experienced military homeschoolers and experts in the educational field.

Your host, Crystal Niehoff, is an active-duty Army chaplain’s wife, mother of five, and grandmother to five. In 2000, Crystal and her family began their homeschooling journey, which she now continues with her oldest granddaughter, Lexi.

Previously a child welfare worker with degrees in child development, business administration, and certifications as a birth and bereavement doula and chaplain. For many years, Crystal was the owner and CEO of Army Wife Network and host of Army Wife Talk Radio. Most notably, she interviewed the former Second Lady of the United States, Mrs. Karen Pence; the cast of Magnum P.I.; and ‘The REAL Forest Gump,’ Sammy Lee Davis.

Nowadays, Crystal co-hosts the weekly podcast, History for Christian Teens, along with her husband, Kevin. A great supplement to any history course or as a family devotional. Crystal is also a recurring writer for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.

Join Crystal each week by listening on your favorite podcast app, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, or right here (just scroll down). Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a single episode!

Got questions or show topic ideas? Contact Crystal via email at crystalniehoff@gmail.com or connect with her on Facebook.

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Military Homeschool Podcast Episodes:

The Importance of Developing Strong Communication and Leadership Skills in Children

Julie Rambo shares about how Institute for Cultural Communicators help ordinary students become extraordinary leaders.

Homeschooling Children with Unique Needs, Part Two

During this two-part series, homeschool mom and former teacher Felice Gerwitz, who holds a degree in Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, and Early Childhood Education, talks about homeschooling children with a variety of learning styles and unique needs.

Homeschooling Children with Unique Needs – Part One

Felice Gerwitz, who holds a degree in Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, and Early Childhood Education, talks about homeschooling children with a variety of learning styles and unique needs.

Episode #17- Non-Profit Founder Discovers Homeschooling Equals Flexibility and Togetherness For Her Busy Family

Listen in to hear how Sabrina Johannes chose curriculum and settled into a homeschool routine, all while running a busy non-profit business and preparing for an overseas PCS to Germany.

Episode #16- How to Prepare Your Homeschooled Teen for College

Military Education Services Coordinator, Kelly Robinson, shares tips and insight on preparing homeschool students for college so they can get the most out of their college experience!

Episode #15- Homeschooling Preschool

On today’s episode, Crystal shares her personal observations and opinions regarding homeschooling preschool.

Episode #14- Author Sarah Doran: Children’s Literature with an Appreciation for Military Life and Culture

Author Sarah Doran is on a quest to put well-written and beautifully illustrated children’s books depicting the military family lifestyle into the hands of military children and the community around them.

Interview with Stepheny Seabolt: I Don’t Have to Look Like the Public School

On this episode, meet Stepheny Seabolt, who explains how her view of homeschooling has changed and how she now chooses and utilizes curriculum with the insights she’s gained through nearly a decade of homeschooling under her belt.

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.

Rachel Hirt: Homeschool Art in the Early Years

On this episode, meet Rachel Hirt, owner of Colorfull, an online art community for kids. She believes that every kiddo is an artist filled with tons of creativity! Rachel wants to help kids develop their artistic talents and discover all the fun possibilities that art offers.

Homeschooling Through Tough Times

When things get complicated, it’s important to remember that homeschooling, AND military life, is a journey- there will be ups and downs. That’s just a given. On this episode, Crystal Niehoff shares some ways she’s learned through personal experience as a military spouse and homeschool mom to deal with tough times as military homeschool families.

How to Start Homeschooling Checklist for Military Families

If you’re a military parent considering homeschooling your child, you’re not alone. But, sometimes, the hardest part of the homeschooling journey is taking the first step. Crystal Niehoff goes over six easy steps to help you get started in the right direction.

Military Family Chooses Homeschool and Public School

Today’s guest, Army chaplain’s wife and mom of seven, Jennie Mucher, talks about their family’s homeschooling journey and the decision to send their oldest son to public school.

Jen McDonald: Veteran Military Spouse Shares Her Homeschooling Story

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 […]

Special Interview with Felice Gerwitz: New Army Mom and Founder of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Episode #6- Special Interview with Felice Gerwitz: New Army Mom and Founder of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network On this episode, meet Felice Gerwitz, who, along with her husband, Jeff, own Media Angels, Inc., and two podcast networks. Felice has a passion for encouraging moms in their homeschooling journey. Today, she shares advice for homeschooling […]

Self-Care for the Homeschooling Military Spouse

Episode #5- Self-Care for the Homeschooling Military Spouse  Self-care has become a fashionable buzzword in our culture. Still, as guest Dr. Sharita Knobloch points out, self-care deserves a key place in the life of every homeschooling military spouse. Seasoned Army wife and former homeschool mom, Dr. Sharita Knobloch, joins Crystal Niehoff this week to discuss […]

Balancing Military Life, Working from Home, and Homeschooling

For this episode of the Military Homeschool Podcast, military spouse, Conli McVey, joins Crystal Niehoff to discuss how she juggles military life and working from home while homeschooling.

Homeschool High School Transcripts

Episode #3- Homeschool High School Transcripts On this episode, Lisa Nehring, Director of True North Homeschool Academy, joins Crystal Niehoff to discuss homeschool high school transcripts. Lisa and her husband, Dr. David Nehring who served in the Air Force, started homeschooling 30 years ago. They started in 1991 and graduated their youngest a year ago […]

Homeschooling, the Rising Star of Educational Choice for Military Families

Episode # 2: Homeschooling, the Rising Star of Educational Choice for Military Families  Homeschooling is the rising star of educational choice for military families for many reasons. But is it right for YOUR family? Today, we highlight and discuss the benefits of home educating your military child. And, so by understanding the benefits, you can […]

Introducing the Military Homeschool Podcast!

Episode #1: Introducing the Military Homeschool Podcast!   Introducing the Military Homeschool Podcast! Listen in to the very first episode to learn about your podcast host, Crystal Niehoff, herself a homeschooling military spouse, her experience, her family, and their homeschool journey. Crystal then shares that this podcast combines two subjects that she loves to talk […]

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