Life Skills 101 – Life and Career Skills for Homeschoolers

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Life Skills 101 Podcast

Life Skills 101 Podcast: Life & Career Skills for Homeschoolers

Life Skills 101 Podcast

Your Guide to Homeschooling Success and Career Preparation

Welcome to the Life Skills 101 Podcast, proudly presented by Blue Collar Homeschoolers and the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network. Whether you’re an experienced homeschooling family or just starting your homeschooling journey, this podcast is your go-to resource for equipping your family with the skills and knowledge needed for a successful future.

So, What’s with the Life Skills 101 Podcast and What’s a Blue Collar Homeschooler?

At Blue Collar Homeschoolers, we understand that not every path to success requires a traditional college education. We’re here to provide you with alternative approaches to education, focused on trades, skills, and courses that empower the career-minded homeschooler. Our partnership with the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network allows us to bring you the best and most comprehensive content in the field of homeschooling and career preparation.

What to Expect

Podcast Episodes

Our podcast features a wide range of topics, including:

  • Alternative Education: Explore creative and effective ways to educate your children outside of traditional classroom settings.
  • Trades and Skills: Discover the world of vocational training, apprenticeships, and valuable skills that lead to fulfilling careers.
  • Career-Focused Courses: Uncover the best courses and resources to prepare your homeschooler for a successful future.
  • Homeschooling Tips: Get insights, strategies, and advice from seasoned homeschooling parents.

Expert Interviews

We bring in experts, educators, and industry professionals to provide you with invaluable insights and guidance. Learn from those who have experienced the challenges and rewards of homeschooling and alternative education.

Resource Recommendations

Our podcast is not just about discussion; we also offer resources, book recommendations, and tools that can help you on your homeschooling and career preparation journey.

 Why Listen to Us?

  • Tailored to Your Needs: We understand the unique challenges homeschooling families face. Our content is specifically curated to address these challenges and empower you with the knowledge you need.
  • Real-World Success Stories: We feature inspiring stories of homeschoolers who have gone on to achieve great success in their careers using alternative paths.
  • Community: Join a thriving community of like-minded homeschooling families, exchange ideas, and learn from one another.

 Subscribe and Stay Informed

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to provide your family with the best possible homeschooling and career preparation resources. Subscribe to the Life Skills 101 Podcast and stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and valuable insights.

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BONUS PODCASTS | Soft Skills

It’s a well-known adage in the business world that you are hired for your hard skills and fired for your soft skills. It might be a well-known adage, but what are hard and soft skills?  

  • Hard skills, such as welding or heart surgery, are easily measurable and quantifiable.
  • Soft skills are the personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively, harmoniously, and productively with other people.

My name is Lisa Nehring, and I will be your host, with regular appearances by my husband, Dr. David Nehring. Together we have homeschooled our five kids for the past 27 years and are passionately committed to resourcing and connecting fellow homeschoolers and Christians with the tools and resources necessary to navigate a complex world in need of a Savior.

Check out our podcasts that focus on a particular soft skill, including the “4 C’s of Education*” such as

  • Teamwork/ Collaboration*
  • Integrity
  • Critical thinking*
  • Creativity*
  • Work Ethic
  • Leadership Skills
  • Time & Distraction Management Skills
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Communication*

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Lisa Nehring

Welcome to Life Skills 101: Life Skills for a Digital Age, sponsored by the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network and True North Homeschool Academy! It’s a well-known adage in the business world that you are hired for your hard skills and fired for your soft skills. It might be a well-known adage, but what exactly are hard and soft skills? Hard skills are easily measurable and quantifiable skills, such as welding or heart surgery. Soft skills are the personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively, harmoniously and productively with other people. Each month we will focus on a particular soft skill, including the “4 C’s of Education*.”

Top Podcast Episodes on Life Skills 101, formerly Soft Skills 101

Soft Skills 101 Podcasts

Getting Ready for Grown-Up Life: The Big Skills Kids Need

Welcome to our latest chat on LifeSkills101, where we talk about the super important skills every young person needs to get ready for grown-up life. It doesn’t matter if they are planning to go to college, get a job right after school, or do something totally different, there are some skills that are just must-haves. […]

How to Graduate Your Homeschooler (Replay)

In this show, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring talks about the pragmatics of How to Graduate Your Homeschooler! We’ll cover: Who creates the Transcript, Who issues the Diploma, What is required to Graduate, How to make graduation official, Who oversees it all and are homeschoolers required to take the GED?

Is Studying Latin Relevant to Our Homeschool?

We’re thrilled to welcome a special guest on our podcast – Sara Greeb, a true maestro in Latin and Photography, and an esteemed instructor at True North Homeschool Academy! Join us for an enlightening conversation as we dive deep into the significance of studying classics in our image-driven culture and untangle the subtle differences between […]

Help for Kids Who Are Bored with Homeschooling

Are you facing the challenge of a child who seems uninterested in their homeschooling journey? Do you hear complaints of, “I’m bored. This is boring!”  You’re not alone. Many parents encounter this hurdle, but with the right strategies, you can turn this around. Inspired by insights from the podcast “Goldilocks and the Teen Years,” let’s […]

The Meaning of Christmas

True North Homeschool Academy Director is joined by her husband, Dr. David Nehring as they talk about the meaning and importance of Christmas! Christmas is the season of Light in the Darkness, as we celebrate the coming of Christ! Being born into this world is a death sentence; nobody gets out alive! Which is why […]

Creating Meaningful Thanksgiving Traditions | Replay

Today I am joined by guest Meredith Curtis, a fellow podcaster on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network and a teacher at True North Homeschool Academy. Today we are talking about How to Create Meaningful Thanksgiving Traditions.

Homeschool Burnout: How to Get Your Groove Back

Hey there, learners! Today, we’re talking about something important: homeschool burnout. Ever felt super tired, both in your body and mind? That’s what we call burnout. It can happen to both parents and students. But wait, how is it different from regular stress? Well, stress is like having a lot on your plate, but burnout […]

Helping Our Kids Have Resiliency with Lisa Nehring

Helping Our Kids Have Resiliency “We’re not just raising kids, we’re raising resilient adults. We’re raising spiritual beings.” Join Lisa Nehring on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Show in celebration of our 10th Birthday Celebration! ➡️Episode Sponsored by the 10th Birthday Celebration Sponsors, CTC Math & More on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network ✔️ out the $350 […]

Get Organized! A Roomless Approach to Functional Homeschooling

As we head into the Holiday season, let’s talk about decluttering for the holidays as well as setting up for a great spring semester of learning! Today, Lisa Nehring is talking with Wendy Zanders about the need for a homeshcool room, holiday clutter and prepping for spring learning! ➡️Episode Sponsored by the 10th Birthday Celebration […]

Giving Kids Time to Think with Felice Gerwitz

LifeSkills101 Episode: Giving Kids Time to Think Interview with Felice Gerwitz of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network Celebrating 10 Years of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network. Happy Birthday, UHPN! Check out the giveaway! In this episode of LifeSkills101, we dive into the importance of giving kids the time and space to think. We’ll join Felice […]

Life Skills Your Kids Need Before They Launch

Life Skills Your Kids Need Before They Launch Join us in the Blue Collar Homeschoolers Group on Facebook. This show is called Life Skills, so let’s talk about 6 Life Skills Areas that will allow your kids to launch! Food – Plan, Prep, Budget, Shop, Cook, Clean, Use Left-overs Shelter -Shop for, save for pay […]

Writing and Education in Crazy times with Andrew Pudewa of Institute for Excellence in Writing

In this week’s episode of Life Skills 101 podcast, Andrew Pudewa of IEW fame offers several tips to encourage this skill in crazy times.

Post 2020 College | Replay

Post 2020 College/Post Covid College Decision One of the concerns I hear all the time from homeschoolers is worry that their students won’t get into college. Look, it’s actually easier than ever to be admitted into college; homeschoolers traditionally perform extremely well on standardized tests and do a great job of competing and winning in […]

Demystifying the IEP | Replay

On this episode, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring tackles one of the  common question we get at True North Homeschool Academy regarding homeschooling students with IEP’s.

Helping a Reluctant Writer | 6 Tips from a Pro

Cultivating Writing Confidence: 6 Tips to Help Your Reluctant Writer Special Host: Beth Purcell Welcome to another episode of the Life Skills 101 podcast on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network! Today, we have a special guest, Beth Purcell from True North Homeschool Academy, joining us to discuss a topic that many homeschooling parents encounter – […]

Truth, Goodness and Beauty with Angie Ferrell | Replay

Today on the podcast, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring is talking with True North teacher, Angie Ferrell about Truth, Beauty and Goodness. These are terms you hear in the homeschooling world a LOT, but what exactly do they mean, and why should we even care about these concepts?

Life Skills Your Kids Need Before They Launch | Replay

Life Skills Your Kids Need before they Launch This show is called Life Skills, so let’s talk about 6 Life Skills Areas that will allow your kids to launch! Food – Plan, Prep, Budget, Shop, Cook, Clean, Use Left-overs Shelter -Shop for, save for pay mortgage and insurance Vocation/ Work -what areas make sense for […]

Back-to-Homeschool Tips

Title: LifeSkills101 with Lisa Nehring – Back to Homeschool Tips Show Notes: Thank you to our sponsor, True North Homeschool Academy. Introduction: Welcome back to LifeSkills101, the homeschooling podcast where we equip parents and students with essential life skills for a successful homeschooling journey. I’m your host, Lisa Nehring, and today we’re diving into the […]

Getting Started with Elementary Homeschool Education

Welcome to Life Skills 101 with Lisa Nehring, where we will shed light on important issues affecting parents and their children. In today’s episode, we’re going to chat about launching your homeschool in the elementary year. Learn about getting started with elementary homeschool education. Let’s listen in… Thank you to our sponsor, True North Homeschool […]

The Cost of Parental Ignorance: Unveiling the True Price of Education

Welcome to Life Skills 101 with Lisa Nehring, where we will shed light on important issues affecting parents and their children. In today’s episode, we explore the often-overlooked consequences of parental ignorance regarding the true cost of education. We discuss how this lack of awareness can potentially impact a child’s mental, emotional, and financial well-being. […]

Planning in Strange Times | Replay

This week on Life Skills 101 Podcast with Lisa Nehring – Let’s talk about Planning in Strange Times with Tamera Pool! Listen in for some great tips.

Replay | Why Freedom Matters

Why Freedom Matters with Angie Ferrell   Today True North Homeschool Academy Director is talking with True North Teacher, Angie Ferrell and as we near the 4th of July, we are talking about freedom! Freedom is a stabilizing force and creates a better environment for people in it- Freedom allows for healthier economics and builds […]

Replay: Communication Skills with Special Needs

Join us for Communication Skills with Special Needs and Struggling Learners with Peggy Ployhar on the Soft Skills 101 Podcast.

Replay | How to Have FUN in your Homeschool With Mary Hannah Wilson

How to Have FUN in Your Homeschool (Replay) With Mary Hannah Wilson I first was introduced to Mary Willson through IG Reels. Her Reels are so much fun and encouraging to Homeschoolers! Mary has been a homeschooling Mom for over a decade and loves to provide helpful information to fellow homeschoolers, particularly families with homeschooling […]

The Future of Work | Replay

The Future of Work What about the future of work? Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives. Titus 3:14 Career Stages High school Launching as an Adult can include college Early Career Late Career Mid-Career Retirement […]

How to Heal from Bullying Replay

Replay | How to Heal from Bullying Today on Life Skills 101, we are talking with Candice Duggar, the mastermind behind Bullied, Broken, Redeemed. Teaching our kids how to navigate the online world and keeping themselves emotionally and physically safe is going to be a necessary life skill, as the online world is going to […]

Building your Mom Team

Building your Mom Team Today on the show, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring is joined by Jennifer Uren, who podcasts at This Mom Knows. Life Jennifer says, “Every business  “yes” can feel like a parenting “no” – and that’s when mom guilt kicks in.  Through her website and podcast, This Mom Knows, Jennifer […]

Special Replay | Why a Morning Basket with Pam Barnhill

Why a Morning Basket Pam Barnhill joins me on today’s podcast to talk about how to manage your life while homeschooling Pam, Jamie Martin and Colleen Kessler have all joined forces to create a program called, Homeschooling with Purpose Cast a vision Calm the chaos Create a lifestyle of learning in your home Which is […]

Special Replay | Tools for Struggling Learners – Part 1

Tools for Struggling Learners – Part 1 Today we are talking with Cindy LaJoy. You might remember Cindy from a previous episode where we talked about the Soft Skills of Work Ethic. Cindy spent the pandemic busy as ever, learning many new videography skills, working on a graduate degree and co-authoring a book. Along with […]

Special Replay: Rethinking College

But whether you and/or your student have a clear plan or not, CLEP-ing out of their gen-eds is always the wisest way to go.

Relationship Building

Relationship Building Relationship Building. It was so much fun to talk with the author, speaker, homeschooling momma, pastor’s wife, and baker,  Katie Trent, as we talked about Creative Relationship Building! I love Katie’s simple but effective 3 step process to building amazing Relationships with her kids! Plan to: Begin a conversation Ask questions- remove the […]

Ready for Adventure in Scripture

Ready for Adventure in Scripture Ready for Adventure in Scripture? David Nekrutman of the Isaiah Project is here to discuss their new Homeschooling Program, Biblical Excavations, and their brand spanking new Critical Thinking program, your Sabbath Invitation. David brings 22 years of understanding with him as he has been working in Jewish-Christian Relations in various […]

Why Study Shakespeare | Discover the Benefits

Why Study Shakespeare Why Study Shakespeare? Anna Knaub shares her love of Shakespeare on this podcast for LifeSkills101 Why Study Shakespeare in Your Homeschool Homeschooling can be a fulfilling and unique educational experience for both parents and students. But for many parents, the idea of teaching their child about William Shakespeare can be intimidating and […]

Steal Like an Artist ~Critical Thinking

Steal Like an Artist What does it mean to steal like an artist? Art Instructor and Scientist BJ Pramann join true North Homeschool Academy Director Lisa Nehring.  BJ earned a B.S. but has gone on to be a self-taught speed painter who travels with an International Ministry (hear more about that in this interview with […]

Learning Styles & Online Education

Learning Styles & Online Education Learning Styles are as much a part of the Homeschooling Parents’ vocabulary as Ticonderoga Pencils and the jokes about denim jumpers. We love them and embrace them for a good reason. They help us understand our kids better and make homeschooling much more enjoyable. The best way to use learning […]

Why Choose to Homeschool

Choose to Homeschool Today, Lisa Nehring, True North Homeschool Academy Director, sits down with one of her adult kids who was entirely homeschooled, Kendra Nehring, and her husband, who was public schooled, to talk about their decision to homeschool their kids. Tony went entirely through the public school system and won a national award, including […]

Homeschooling Through Tragedy

Homeschooling Through Tragedy On this episode, Lisa Nehring talks with one of her adult kids, Kendra Vittioe, about a life-threatening accident Kendra lived through. When Kendra was 14, she, her siblings, and a friend were in an accident where the minivan they were riding in was t-boned by a truck. Kendra survived a frontal lob […]

Adam Pruzan on Conservative activism

The Time has come for Conservatives to Become Politically Active!   True North Homeschool Academy Director Lisa Nehring is joined by one Adam Pruzan. Adam has worked at high levels of public policy and has read every Senate brief since the 80’s. He currently works as a consultant and investment manager and teachers at True […]

Is it Time to Pivot in Your Homeschool?

Tis the season to take stock of the year before, dream about the year ahead and realize maybe you’re a bit off track in some areas. It’s a time when we realize some seasons are over and new ones are about to begin.   It’s no different in homeschooling. It’s seasonal. And what may have […]

Is the Essay Dead? With Anna Knaub

In a recent article, titled, “The College Essay is Dead,” the writer questions whether writing instruction will weather the onslaught of AI. AI is “writing” many things these days, from ads to news articles, so it’s not surprising that the time-honored essay will soon be under fire.   True North Homeschool Academy director, Lisa Nehring […]

The Possibility of Fluency in Foreign Language for your High-schoolers

Fluency In Foreign Language True North Homeschool Academy Director Lisa Nehring is joined by one of True North’s Spanish Instructors, Cat Garcia, as we talk about what it takes to gain fluency in a 2nd language in high school.   Immersion. By far, the fastest and most effective way to gain fluency in a 2nd […]

How to find Balance with Technology in your Homeschool, With Angie Ferrell

Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book.” ― Patti Smith   Tech is here to stay, and it is such a useful tool! But it can also be difficult to balance tech usage with other academic options. Listen […]

Why is Capitalism more Christian than Socialism

Why is Capitalism more Christian than Socialism In this episode, Director of True North Homeschool Academy, Lisa Nehring talks with Ethan Nehring, who teaches Latin, History and Writing about the difference between socialism and capitalism and why capitalism is a more Christian system than socialism. Good government provides freedom, equity and justice. Capitalism has to […]

The Importance of Foreign Language as a Life Skill

The Importance of Foreign Language as a Life Skill In our increasingly global world, the ability to communicate cross culturally is going to be more important that ever before! Listen in as True North Homeschool Academy’s Spanish Instructor, Sra. Catalina Garcia explains why and how, by becoming bilingual, your student will have more opportunities than […]

Entrepreneurship as a Life Style with Your Kids

Entrepreneurship as a Life Style with Your Kids Life Lessons Learned through Building a Successful Business Join us this week as we hear from Gina Noble, who started a successful 6- figure business with her four kids, while homeschooling. Creating a business with her kids, allowed Gina to teach them not only academic, but life […]

Preparing your Kids for Entrepreneurship

Preparing your Kids for Entrepreneurship 7 Reasons your Homeschooler must study Entrepreneurship Our kids are going to live and work in the Gig Economy Having an understanding of the framework of business allows for flexibility and adaptability. Failure is an important aspect of success. Through Entrepreneurship, kids learn the 4 C’s of Education Communication Critical […]

When Your Homeschool has been Derailed – Part 2

You’ve probably heard that you can’t get “behind” while homeschooling, but if you’ve had an illness, natural disaster, death or pregnancy, you can sure feel like you are!

Homeschooling Through a Crisis

You’ve probably heard that you can’t get “behind” while homeschooling, but if you’ve had an illness, natural disaster, death or pregnancy, you can sure feel like you are!

Why You Should Homeschool with Christy Faith – Part 2

Kristy Faith is an Educational Expert Turned Homeschool Advocate and is here on the podcast to talk about Worldview.

Why You should Homeschool with Christy Faith – pt. 1

This week, True North Homeschool Academy director, Lisa Nehring is talking with Kristy_Faith. Kristy is an educational expert turned homeschool advocate.

Post 2020 College Education

Parents and students need to choose college wisely. Consider the world view as well as the academic integrity of the institution.

How can Grandparents Support their Homeschool Kids

Lisa Nehring talks with Homeschooling Grandparent, Melissa Swenda about how she is supporting her daughter’s family as they homeschool.

Two Are Better Than One; Homeschool Mom Networking

Today, Lisa Nehirng, director of True North Homeschool Academy is joined by the amazing team that makes up the Homeschool Mom Collaborative, Susan Hale, Natalie Vecchione and Steffanie Williams.

How to Diagnose and Cope with a Brain Based Diagnosis

What is a Brain Based ? A brain based diagnosis is a broad category of disorders, which can vary in symptoms and can include any condition that affects your brain.

Demystifying the IEP

On this episode, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring tackles one of the  common question we get at True North Homeschool Academy regarding homeschooling students with IEP’s.

Truth, Goodness and Beauty with Annie Ferrell

Today on the podcast, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring is talking with True North teacher, Angie Ferrell about Truth, Beauty and Goodness. These are terms you hear in the homeschooling world a LOT, but what exactly do they mean, and why should we even care about these concepts?

Edventure Together: Books, Travel, and Discovery

Today, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring, is joined by Angie Ferrell to talk about edventuring with Books! One of Angie’s favorite book discoveries as she homeschooled was the geography series by Holling C Holling

Getting Started with Online Learning

There are a variety of ways to enjoy and participate in online learning and in this episode, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring is going to walk us through everything you need to know about getting started with online learning!

How to Graduate Your Homeschooler

In this show, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring talks about the pragmatics of How to Graduate Your Homeschooler! We’ll cover: Who creates the Transcript, Who issues the Diploma, What is required to Graduate, How to make graduation official, Who oversees it all and are homeschoolers required to take the GED?

Ew! You homeschool?

Today Lisa Nehring is talking with Steffanie Williams, author of “Ew! You homeschool?” Steffanie is a former homeschooling mother of 3 daughters, author and encourager! Steffanie shares her story of homeschooling and her message of hope for fellow homeschoolers, ‘God will enable you! You can teach all subjects well.” How, exactly? Research Reach out Homeschooling […]

How to Develop as a Future Mental Health Professional

Beyond the Basics: Discover how to Develop as a future Mental Health Professional   So, you have a future mental health professional in your home? It’s a great time to nurture and develop this desire in your kids, as developing vocationally will take time and intention!  The need for quality mental health care workers  is […]

Why Freedom Matters

Why Freedom Matters with Angie Ferrell   Today True North Homeschool Academy Director is talking with True North Teacher, Angie Ferrell and as we near the 4th of July, we are talking about freedom! Freedom is a stabilizing force and creates a better environment for people in it- Freedom allows for healthier economics and builds […]

What You are Leaving Behind

Angie Ferrell and what You are Leaving Behind   Today True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring is talkign with True North Teacher Angie Ferrell. Today, we are talking about Knowing What You are Leaving, in particular in relation to leaving the public school system. If you understand the history of education in America, you […]

Angie Ferrell on Knowing your Why

Angie Ferrell on Knowing your Why Today I’m talking with Angie Ferrell, teacher extraordinaire at True North Homeschool Academy Angie is sharing with me the importance of “Knowing Your Why.” Reasons for Homeschooling: Faith- incorporate spiritual learning, spiritual value Well educated children- they aren’t wasting time. We can be concentrated in our efforts. Social Skills […]

Life Skills Learned Through Adoption!

Life Skills Learned through Adoption! On this episode, Lisa Nehring, Director of True North Homeschool Academy is interviewing fellow podcaster and True North teacher, Crystal Niehoff, as they talk about Life Skills Learned through Adoption! Crystal shares how her family was involved in Respite Care, Foster Care and private and adoption through Foster Care. For […]

Goldilocks and the Teen years

Goldilocks and the Teen Years Over the years, one of the most common questions posed as frustrations that I hear comes from Moms of Tweens and Teens. Particularly form Moms of boys; i.e. young men. Their frustration has to do with the fact that up until recently, their kids were happy, compliant and eager to […]

10 Ways to Share Your Testimony

10 Ways to Share Your Testimony Today I’m joined by Josh and Rachelle Brewer, who are the CEO and Youth Center Director of Life Light. Life Light is a ministry that takes the church outside the walls, using music and event venues and more to evangelize and witness to the good news of the Gospel! […]

Beyond the Basics, How to Develop as a Future Film Maker

Beyond the Basics: Discover how to Develop as a future Film Maker   So, you have a future film maker in your home? It’s a great time to nurture and develop this desire in your kids, as there are many opportunity to cash in on this important skill! Everything from being the next Steven Speilberg, […]

Life Skills Your Kids Need Before They Launch

Life Skills Your Kids Need Before They Launch Join us in the Blue Collar Homeschoolers Group on Facebook. This show is called Life Skills, so let’s talk about 6 Life Skills Areas that will allow your kids to launch! Food – Plan, Prep, Budget, Shop, Cook, Clean, Use Left-overs Shelter -Shop for, save for pay […]

Post 2020 College

Post 2020 College/Post Covid College Decision One of the concerns I hear all the time from homeschoolers is worry that their students won’t get into college. Look, it’s actually easier than ever to be admitted into college; homeschoolers traditionally perform extremely well on standardized tests and do a great job of competing and winning in […]

Disruption and Resilience with Angie Ferril

As homeschoolers, we are disruptors, but it can be a lonely road. This week on the podcast, I interview Angie Ferrell, who is the Director of True North Homeschool Academy’s Mom’s Membership Group, the Navigators.

The Three Love Languages of Learning

The Three Love Languages of Learning The Three Love Languages of Learning is today’s topic as  Lisa Nehring is joined by fellow podcaster Meredith Curtis, who also teaches are True North. We’re talking today about the important life skill of teaching our kids by teaching to our children’s heads, hands and hearts!   1.Teaching to […]

Credits and Transcripts

Credits and Transcripts True North Homeschool Academy Director Lisa Nehring, demystifies high school Credits and Transcripts so that you can confidently move forward with homeschooling High School! Credits are based on Carnegie Units High School credits are based on both time and rigor. Career Exploration for Homeschool students blog post Special Needs Homeschool Credits and […]

Develop your Student’s Standout Factor

Developing your student’s stand out factor can garner scholarship dollars and opportunities!

Feeling Frazzled?

Feeling Frazzled? 3 Simple Steps to Refresh! Today True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring, is joined by Juile Polance of Julie Naturally to talk about ways that overworked homeschooling Mommas can refresh. Like Julie says, it’s not rocket science, but going back to basics can oftentimes keep us going! In order to keep refreshed, […]

Edventuring with Ethan Nehring

Edventuring with Ethan Nehring Today, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring is joined by her son, Ethan Nehring. Ethan teaches Latin and Clubs, such as Medieval Weaponry and Battles that Changed History at True North,  and is going to share about various ways to Edventure! Edventure is simply Educational Adventures. There are 3 Specific […]

Building your Mom Team

Building your Mom Team Today on the show, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring is joined by Jennifer Uren, who podcasts at This Mom Knows. Life Jennifer says, “Every business  “yes” can feel like a parenting “no” – and that’s when mom guilt kicks in.  Through her website and podcast, This Mom Knows, Jennifer […]

Why Studying Science is a Mandatory Life Skill!

Why Studying Science is a Mandatory Life Skill! Today, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring, is joined by Emma Cummings. Emma is a Cambridge  trained physicist, who teaches online Science classes from True North Homeschool Academy, while homeschooling her own children in Scotland. Today, she is sharing with us, 3 Reasons Why Studying Science […]

The Meaning of Christmas

True North Homeschool Academy Director is joined by her husband, Dr. David Nehring as they talk about the meaning and importance of Christmas! Christmas is the season of Light in the Darkness, as we celebrate the coming of Christ! Being born into this world is a death sentence; nobody gets out alive! Which is why […]

Computer Mastery

Computer Mastery: How Tech Skills are Valuable Life Skills This week on the podcast, I am joined by True North Homeschool Academy teacher,  Laura Nolette. Laura began working in the computer industry over 25 years ago and has used her professional skills as a wife, mom, teacher, and entrepreneur ever since. IT (information Technology) is […]

Creating Meaningful Thanksgiving Traditions

Today I am joined by guest Meredith Curtis, a fellow podcaster on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network and a teacher at True North Homeschool Academy. Today we are talking about How to Create Meaningful Thanksgiving Traditions.

The Origins of Thanksgiving Part 2

The Origins of Thanksgiving: Dr. David Nehring, shares the History of Thanksgiving, it’s meaning, and the importance of this tradition.

Thanksgiving: It’s History, Meaning and Importance

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. David Nehring, who shares with us the History of Thanksgiving, it’s meaning, and the importance of this beautiful tradition.

How to Weather a Crisis of Faith in your Family

How to Weather a Crisis of Faith in Your Family Today I am joined by guest Meredith Curtis, a fellow podcaster on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network and a teacher at True North Homeschool Academy. Today we are talking about Facing a Crisis in one’s family.   Types of Crisis of Faith a Christian Family […]

Event Planning with Anna Knaub

Successful Event Planning is a Life Skill   This week, I’m joined by True North Homeschool Academy Teacher, Anna Knaub, who is going to be talking with us about the important life skill of Event Planning! Types of Event Planning: Wedding Birthdays Corporate & Business Holiday Church Fund Raising Event Planning is a great “robot-proofed” […]

Moms and Nehemiah

Moms and Nehemiah: Taken from the Book of Nehemiah, particularly Nehemiah 3 – Nehemiah was a man of prayer. “Do Weakness Well”.

How to Robot Proof your Kids

How to Robot-Proof your Kids! Your kids will live and work in a technological world full of Robots and Artificial Intelligence. How are we supposed to raise kids who have the know-how to compete in such a technological future? I’m glad you asked! So, let’s dig into the practicality of HOW to develop your kids […]

Why Learn a Foreign Language?

Why Learn a Foreign Language? Today I’m joined by my youngest daughter and recent homeschool graduate, Hannah Nehring. Hannah focused on Foreign Languages during high school and began learning German this fall, her 5th foreign language, following Latin, Hebrew, Spanish and Chinese. She is currently conversant in both Hebrew and Spanish, with the goal of […]

Restfully Classical

“Restfully Classical Restfully Classical with Amy Sloan will inspire you! Amy and her husband are both 2nd generation homeschoolers who are homeschooling their five kids, ages 6-16. They pursue a restfully-classical education by grace alone! Amy  If you hang out with Amy for any length of time you’ll quickly learn that she loves overflowing book […]

Typical Course of Study

One of the big concerns about homeschooling high school is determining what to study.

Music as a Life Skill

I’m joined on the podcast today by Melissa Grande who is a professional musician, Wild and Free leader and True North Homeschool Academy Teacher! Today we are going to be talking about Music is an important life skill. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with core academics and feel like Music is just something to add […]

How to Integrate Classical with Delight Directed Education

How to Integrate Classical with Delight Directed Education In this episode Tamara Pool is sharing with us how to integrate the time test educational method of classical education with delight directed learning: Understand the Classical Method Questions are welcome- teaches students to questions appropriately and to questions with humility. Simple, day by day instructional practice […]

How to Have FUN in your Homeschool With Mary Hannah Wilson

How to Have FUN in your Homeschool With Mary Hannah Wilson I first was introduced to Mary Willson through IG Reels. Her Reels are so much fun and encouraging to Homeschoolers! Mary has been a homeschooling Mom for over a decade and loves to provide helpful information to fellow homechoolers, particularly families with homeschooling teens. […]

Why a Morning Basket

Why a Morning Basket Pam Barnhill joins me on today’s podcast to talk about how to manage your life while homeschooling Pam, Jamie Martin and Colleen Kessler have all joined forces to create a program called, Homeschooling with Purpose Cast a vision Calm the chaos Create a lifestyle of learning in your home Which is […]

The Wonder of Foreign Language

The Wonder of Foreign Language Learning a foreign language is a valuable life skill! Today, I’m joined by French teacher, Rachel Margaillon. Rachel met her Italian husband in the Eukraine and the language they had in common was English! They are now homeschooling three polyglots who speak, read and write, French, English and Italian, wth […]

How to Heal from Bullying

How to Heal from Bullying Today we are talking with Candice Duggar, the mastermind behind Bullied, Broken, Redeemed. Teaching our kids how to navigate the online world, keeping themselves emotionally and physically safe is going to be a necessary life skill, as the online world is going to continue to expand and grow; many of […]

Tools for Struggling Learners Part 2

Tools for Struggling Learners Part 2 Tols for Struggling Learners  Part 2 picks up where we left off with author and SPED Advocate, Cindy LaJoy. You might remember Cindy from a previous episode where we talked about the Soft Skills of Work Ethic. Cindy spent the pandemic busy as ever, learning many new videography skills, […]

… And the Pursuit of Happiness.

… And the Pursuit of Happiness. How do you celebrate Independence Day? We enjoy great friends, good food, target practice, and of course fireworks! We also make time- after the food and before the fireworks- to enjoy listening to my husband read outload the Declaration of Indepedence! What is the difference between the Constitution and […]

Tools for Struggling Learners – Part 1

Tools for Struggling Learners – Part 1 Today we are talking with Cindy LaJoy. You might remember Cindy from a previous episode where we talked about the Soft Skills of Work Ethic. Cindy spent the pandemic busy as ever, learning many new videography skills, working on a graduate degree and co-authoring a book. Along with […]

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