Q and A from the Road: The Woodlands

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Questions from Texas Listeners for the Real Kathy Lee, in the Woodlands

During a recent trip to Texas, I had the pleasure of attending Morning in the Mud with Keri, speaking and sharing A Year of Playing Skillfully at the THSC conference in The Woodlands, meeting and receiving a makeover from the adorable Cuore, and several late night podcast recordings in the hotel room with Jamie and Arlene.

We thought our final podcast topic should come from the fine folks of Texas. We had some great questions and thought you might like to hear our great answers. ūüėČ

  1. This is our second year doing A Year of Playing Skillfully. Do we need to add anything to the curriculum or just go deeper with the topics?
  2. What can I do to help my active two year-old stay busy indoors in Michigan during the LONG winters?
  3. Does A Year of Playing Skillfully cover Language Arts and what do you think about a Whole Language Approach?
  4. What do you do when your child seems to be enjoying all aspects of learning and out of the blue decides to push it away and resist?

Wow, these were all great questions and I loved having two seasoned mommas with me to answer them. You will want to tune in to hear our thoughts and opinions!

Next week, I am talking with Holly Giles from http://www.thegilesfrontier.com. Holly shares how her son’s brain injury helped her learn to school out of the box! Don’t miss it!

You’ve got this!


Find a way to #sayyes today.

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Thank you to The Homegrown Preschooler for sponsoring this Podcast! Check out the blog post Kathy mentioned, Farmhouse Schoolhouse, to read more about A Year of Playing Skillfully.

Also, to thank you for listening, you can receive a 10% discount on any purchase at

The Homegrown Preschooler by using the code, THEREALKATHYLEE.


The Best Homeschool Sanity Tips

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I asked some of my fellow podcasters on this fantastic network¬†to share their best tips for homeschool sanity. I know you‚Äôll love¬†them! I so enjoy your comments on the podcast, but if you have comments you’d like to share privately, email me at psychowith6 at gmail.com.


The Best Homeschool Sanity Tips from the podcasters at the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network: Homeschool Sanity Show


Grammar Galaxy curriculum

a massage pillow

TENS unit

the motivationaldoc channel

Homeschooling in Real Life

Homeschool High School

Vintage Homeschool Moms.

Have a happy homeschool week!


Celebrating 100! – HIRL Episode 100

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Free homeschooling podcast about the three things to remember when homeschooling kids.Welcome to the 100th episode of Homeschooling In Real Life! Did you know that most podcasters lose steam and stop at 7 episodes? Not only have we kept going, but we have shows planned that will push us past the century mark! Thanks for joining us as we hit this symbolic landmark in podcasting.

On this episode of HomeschoolingIRL, we took the time to consider¬†everything we’ve said in¬†the previous shows and attempt to share the THREE main things to remember when homeschooling your kids.

You will have to listen in as we discuss¬†these three points, plus celebrate with many of our friends and fellow podcasters who drop by to send¬†in their shout-outs. It’s a big party over here and we are glad you joined us.

1:08 Fluff Time 
6:22 Things to remember – #1
10:20 Things to remember Р#2
15:00 Things to remember Р#3
18:55 The show is over. What is Coming up next?


Recommended Resources:
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Fletch Twitter
Kendra Twitter

Previous Episodes Mentioned:
All of them

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Allow the magic of the internet to deliver Homeschooling In Real Life to your tablet or smart phone. Let us show you how easy it is:

  1. Follow this link to our iTunes page.
  2. IMPORTANT STEP: Under our big red HomeschoolingIRL logo, just click on View in iTunes
  3. The iTunes program will automatically launch and take you to our podcast page.
  4. FIRST РClick SUBSCRIBE. Voila! All or our podcasts will come directly to your computer and smart phone.
  5. NEXT – Click RATINGS AND REVIEW. Remember the best reviews are 5-stars (hint hint!).
  6. Thanks for being one of our listeners! HIRLers rock!


  1. You can listen right on this page. There is an audio player below.
  2. You can listen on your iPod, Smartphone or tablet. Open the¬†PODCAST¬†app on your device, search podcasts for “HomeschoolingIRL” and click subscribe. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
  3. Subscribe to the HomeschoolingIRL website and you will be notified when every new episode is released. Follow this link and begin your FREE SUBSCRIPTION.


Hey HIRLers! Do you enjoy what we have created on the podcast? Have you ever wondered what you could do to help us continue to make great shows? Just like the great artists of the past, in order to provide great shows, we need patrons to financially support our creative efforts.

Please consider becoming a patron and supporting Homeschooling In Real Life? 

Follow this link and head over to Patreon.com and show your support of our show!
Thank you!



Please visit our coffee sponsor: Caroline’s Coffee for 10% off any order.


Check out these cool HomeschoolingIRL Coffee Tumblers from HIRLer Cyndi Newman



Are you ready to listen to Fletch and Kendra get real about homeschooling? Press the PLAY button below.

Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace and KendraFletcher.com) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every week as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades.

When Life Crashes In

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¬†Lunch with Meredith & FeliceLet’s face it – none of us live perfect lives – at least Meredith Curtis and I (Felice Gerwitz) will admit we don’t! So what do you do when Life Crashes IN? How do you handle stress and what is the first thing you should do? Listen to this broadcast from two women who have experienced life’s stresses and share their tips with you.

Learn how to turn lemons into lemonade – Felice will be hashtaging #lemonadefromlemons

Felice will discuss this topic at length at the MommyJammiesNight.com episode with host, LaToya Edwards.

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Friendships, Growth, Challenge, & Accountability

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Friends, yes they are important no matter what your age. Felice Gerwitz shares her mastermind girlfriends in this episode! Maggie Hogan, Kim Kautzer, and Mary Jo Tate share a behind-the-scenes look at life, work, and homeschooling. Three years together in a mastermind group have taught them the value of friendship and accountability. They make a point of meeting annually to share the ups and downs of the past year: the good, the bad, and the ugly! Gain helpful tips on homeschooling through trials, running a home business, and keeping your sanity. Bring your questions ‚ÄĒ these ladies are ready to answer them!

Currently, these ladies are meeting at an undisclosed location on their 2018 Mastermind retreat. This replay is an enjoyable reminder of friends and friendships still sharing business, work and marketing tips with each other.

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Felice Gerwitz is a homeschool mother of five and currently schools the youngest two. She is the founder of Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network and Media Angels Publishing.

Maggie Hogan, a veteran homeschool mom, is the creative director at Bright Ideas Press, which publishes award-winning homeschool geography, history, and science curriculum.

Kim Kautzer graduated the youngest of her three children in 2003. She is author and publisher at WriteShop, homeschool writing curriculum for K-high school.

Mary Jo Tate is a professional editor and author of the new book from Apologia Press, Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms. You can find her at FlourishatHome. She is a homeschooling mom of four boys, two of whom have graduated.

Vintage HS Moms – Electives

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with Felice Gerwitz

High school parents and teens are focused upon what credits are necessary for graduation, but what about the most important key to homeschooling through highschool? Learn ways Felice encouraged her teens to seek what the Lord has called them to do, try different apprenticeships as well as making Bible studies count! Felice will share her reluctance of encouraging sports in her teens, yet finding their giftedness in this area opened the doors in ways previously shut.

Felice Gerwitz is a Christian wife and mother. She is an author, speaker and podcast host as well as owner of Media Angels, Inc. and Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. She has learned that God’s still voice is best heard in silence.

Felice Gerwitz is the founder of Media Angels, Inc. here: http://www.MediaAngels.com



Dr. Daisy Sutherland – Dr. Mommy

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with Special Guest – Daisy Sutherland Balance without Chaos!


Can balance be truly achieved?

Dr. Mommy says it can be “Balance for each individual has a different meaning” … can you find yours? Join us for this episode and learn some useful tips – how to deal with OCD as well!

Tips for homeschool and WAHMs to achieving balance! Do you know the signs or signal of unbalance in your lifestyle, home, relationships and schooling? Join Felice Gerwitz and her guest, Dr. Mommy and let’s tackle your questions!

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