HomeschoolingIRL Replay- Homeschooling With Exchange Students

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Homeschooling exchange students | Homeschooling IRL an episode on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast NetworkHomeschooling Exchange Students

Live on location in Paris, France!

One of our very favorite episodes to record, because in this show we record straight from the streets of Paris, France as we interview our former exchange student about life in the home of a large homeschooling family.

This episode brought to you by CTC Math.

Tune in as we talk about homeschooling with exchange students and discuss the benefits and potential challenges for families thinking about opening their homes to international guests.

Show Notes:

La Favorite de Sam – the restaurant where we recorded the interview

Sister Cities International

America’s Worst Photographer¬†

In this episode, we had the incredible opportunity to interview our former exchange student about life in the home of a large homeschooling family.

ūüŹ†ūüéí Get ready to dive into the world of homeschooling with exchange students as we explore the benefits and potential challenges of opening your home to international guests.

ūüĆź Gain insights into:

‚̧ԳŹ¬†Our unique experiences and perspectives exchange students bring to your homeschool environment.
‚úÖ The joys and lessons of fostering cross-cultural connections right from your own home.
‚úÖ Tips and strategies for creating a welcoming and enriching experience for your guest student.

Tune in and let us transport you to the charming streets of Paris as we share stories, experiences, and valuable advice about homeschooling with exchange students. ūüóľūüďö Don’t miss this heartwarming and enlightening episode!

Listen now or find us on your favorite podcast platform.

#HomeschoolingIRL #ExchangeStudentHomeschooling #CrossCulturalLearning #PodcastEpisodes #UltimateHomeschoolPodcastNetwork

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Homeschooling Through Hard Times

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Homeschooling Through the Storm: Navigating Difficulties with Linda Difino

Hard Time Episode | Introduction:

Welcome back to HomeschoolingIRL, your go-to podcast on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network! In this episode, we tackle a crucial topic that every homeschooling family may encounter at some point – homeschooling when life gets hard. Whether it’s dealing with marital stress, tragedies, health challenges, financial loss, or any combination of these, we understand that these hardships can place unique strains on a homeschooling household.

Episode Highlights:

1. Understanding the Different Hardships:

– Every family faces their share of challenges, and homeschooling families are no exception. Our hosts delve into various hardships that homeschooling parents may encounter, ranging from personal struggles to external factors.

2. Interview with Linda Difino – A Homeschooling Warrior:

– Our special guest, Linda Difino, a homeschooling mom and blogger, shares her inspiring journey of homeschooling through multiple difficult times. Linda candidly discusses how she and her family faced adversity head-on and managed to keep their homeschooling journey on track.

3. Coping Strategies for Homeschooling Families in Hard times

– Amidst the chaos of challenging times, it’s crucial to have effective coping strategies in place. Our hosts and guest offer valuable insights into maintaining a sense of balance, patience, and resilience in the midst of adversities.

4. Finding Support and Community in Hard Times

– Homeschooling can sometimes feel like a solitary journey, especially during tough times. The podcast highlights the importance of building a strong support system and engaging with a supportive homeschooling community to share burdens and gain encouragement.

5. Embracing Flexibility during Hard Times

– One of the key takeaways from this episode is the significance of embracing flexibility in homeschooling. Our experts discuss the need to adjust expectations and curricula during trying times, while still ensuring the educational needs of children are met.

6. Redefining Success in Hard Times

– In challenging circumstances, it becomes essential to redefine success in homeschooling. Our hosts encourage listeners to focus on the growth, resilience, and character development of their children, rather than just academic achievements.

Conclusion:

In this thought-provoking episode, we’ve explored the intricate relationship between homeschooling and life’s hardships. Through the uplifting story of Linda Difino, we see that with determination, adaptability, and a strong support system, homeschooling can endure even the most trying times.

Join us as we navigate the uncharted waters of homeschooling through adversity, and remember, you are not alone. Together, as a community, we can rise above life’s challenges and provide an enriching homeschooling experience for our children.

Tune in now and let’s grow stronger together in this homeschooling journey!

 

 

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Replay | The Homeschool Budget – HIRL Episode 97

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Free homeschool podcast about budgeting finances for homeschooling.The Homeschool Budget is part one of a series of three podcast episodes dealing with the topic of financial fear.

Thank you to our sponsor, CTC Math.

With a family of 8 kids, Fletch and Kendra know that homeschooling can get expensive. On this episode, they share tips and tricks they have used over the years to save money and homeschool well within a budget.

Along the way, they talk about homeschooling within and out of the charter school system.


EPISODE TIMELINE
:51 Fluff Time (Hollywood, Head Shots, Whip and Nae Nae)
9:34 Part 1 РOld homeschooler advice for new homeschoolers
20:00 Part 2 РSuggestions to homeschool in budget
35:30 Part 3 РCharter schools
45:50
¬†Wrapping up the show, What’s Coming up next?


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:

The Wired Homeschool – Homeschooling with Netflix
M.I.T. iTunes University
KHAN Academy
HOOPLA – Free audio/video through the local library
Homeschool Creations
Betty The Surf Dog Twitter Feed РHome of Betty the Surf Dog
Fletch Twitter
Kendra Twitter

Previous Episodes Mentioned:

Music clips used on this episode:
Watch Me РBuy it on iTunes Here


SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE AN iTUNES REVIEW:

Allow the magic of the internet to deliver Homeschooling In Real Life to your tablet or smartphone. 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 smartphone.
  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!

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LISTEN TO HomeschoolingIRL?

  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.

BECOME A PATRON AND SUPPORT HomeschoolingIRL

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!

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LISTEN HERE

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REPLAY | Back To School – HIRL Episode 116

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Back to School

Are you starting your school year? We are!¬†Let’s gather around the teacher’s lounge and gear up for another year of teaching our kids at home.

Fletch and Kendra are starting their 19th year of homeschooling with a bang and letting you in on the fun. In this episode, they are also imparting 5 questions to ask yourself as you head back to school this year.

Join us and let’s get the school year rolling!

 

EPISODE TIMELINE
:57 –¬†Fluff :¬†Fletch shares his opinion about weddings and baby deliveries.
9:12 –¬†Back To School
25:19¬†–¬†¬†The show is over. iTunes Reviews. Letters from listeners. Goodbye!


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:
None

Follow Fletch/Kendra:
Fletch Twitter
Kendra Twitter

Follow the Studio Dogs:
Betty the Surf Dog – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website
Rasta The Chocolate Lab РTwitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website

Previous Episodes Mentioned:
None

Music clips used on this episode:
What Did You Learn In School Today? by Pete Seeger РBuy It Here On iTunes


SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE AN iTUNES REVIEW:

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!

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LISTEN TO HomeschoolingIRL?

  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.

ADVERTISERS/SPONSORS:

Thanks to our sponsor CTCMath.com ‚Äď please visit their website for more information; our sponsors help us provide free podcasts for you year-round.

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


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LISTEN HERE

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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.

What Homeschooling Does To A Marriage – HIRL Episode 17

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What homeschooling does to a marriage articleYou are going to want to grab your spouse for this episode! Fletch and Kendra dive right into the middle of the topic and discuss how the stress of homeschooling can leak into your marriage relationship.

Throughout this episode, you will hear live interviews conducted with couples on the floor of the Teach Them Diligently Conference in Nashville, TN. Be prepared for answers that you might not expect!

Fletch and Kendra also spend time talking and laughing with TTD conference founders and directors David and Leslie Nunnery about the challenges we’ve seen in our own marriages and some helpful ideas on how to preserve intimacy in the middle of family, life, and school.

 Pull up a chair and prepare to get real with Fletch and Kendra as we look at What Homeschooling Does To A Marriage.

Thanks to our sponsor,¬†CTCMath.com¬†‚Äď we are pleased for their continued excellence in education and dedication to the homeschool community. It is due to sponsorships that our programs continue to come to you without cost. Please visit the website and check out their curriculum.

 For complete show notes and links to what we discussed on this episode, go to our website: HomeschoolingIRL.com

 

Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace) podcast every two weeks as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades of Homeschooling In Real Life.

 

 

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Homeschooling is a Buzzkill Remix – Episode 83

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Homescholing is a buzzkill. Episode 83 replay CTC SponsorWait! This is NOT a rebroadcast of an old episode! Homeschooling is a Buzzkill has been one of our most popular downloads, so we¬†decided to sit down and record a completely new episode. After more than two years of podcasting, it was time to discuss again one of our favorite topics: how homeschooling can be a “buzzkill”.

The first Homeschooling is a Buzzkill was one of our favorite episodes to record, but as we listened to it we both thought the actual recording just stunk. Since then we have new equipment and a few new things to say, so join us again for a brand new fun and lively discussion as we re-record how homeschooling can be a buzzkill!

 


EPISODE TIMELINE
1:23 РIntroduction/Show

 


SHOW NOTES for Homeschooling is a Buzz Kill

Recommended Resources:
Hope Shifting – by Jim Applegate

Previous Episodes Mentioned:


Music clips used on this episode:


SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE AN iTUNES REVIEW:

Allow the magic of the internet to deliver Homeschooling In Real Life to your tablet or smartphone. 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!

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LISTEN TO HomeschoolingIRL?

  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.

ADVERTISERS/SPONSORS:

Thanks to our sponsor,¬†CTCMath.com ‚Äď check out their amazing math curriculum for K-12. Homeschoolers get 50% off.

 


Check out these cool HomeschoolingIRL Coffee Tumblers from HIRLer Cyndi Newman

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LISTEN HERE

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 of Homeschooling In Real Life.

 

Love this podcast? Check out these!

Top Vintage Homeschool Moms Podcasts

Homeschool Lifestyle
Last Minute DIY Tips
Money Saving Field Trips
All About Teaching
Raising Spiritually Strong Kids
Six Homeschooling Insider Tips
Best Staycations for Kids
Avoid Curriculum Pitfalls
Top 10 Parenting Secrets
45 Family Date Night Ideas

I Love Homeschooling But I Hate Teaching Math – HIRL Episode 31

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hate mathHate math? And I hate teaching science. And writing. Or . . .

Let’s get real homeschoolers. Most of us have at least one subject we don’t enjoy teaching. What? That is difficult to justify when we are the ones in charge of teaching all¬†the subjects.

So what is a homeschooling parent supposed to do when there are core subjects that must be covered, but there is no motivation by mom or dad to get that subject done every week, or they feel unqualified to teach it?

In this episode of HomeschoolingIRL, Fletch and Kendra discuss the reality of teaching multiple subjects to multiple grade levels and resources for getting some help. Join them as they encourage their listeners to think a little bit outside of the proverbial box.

Episode Timeline for I Love Homeschooling But I Hate Teaching Math

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5:28 Studio Discussion Part 1 (Sponsored by Compass Classroom) РSharing our strengths and weaknesses
14:00 Studio Discussion Part 2 (Sponsored by Grapevine Studies) РStaying a step ahead
20:47 Studio Discussion Part 3 РPractical suggestions from Fletch and Kendra
30:14¬†Listener questions – Fletch’s tie-dye wardrobe and parenting with grace.
35:18 Advent Resources/Interview with Amanda White from Truth in the Tinsel


 

Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every two weeks as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades of Homeschooling In Real Life.

 

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Love In The House

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Want to know what it takes to have love in the house?

What happens when a family goes from relying on rules and rigidity to understanding what it means when Jesus tells us that the grandest commandment is love?

Chris and Wendy Jeub are raising (or have raised) 16 children in a home that has seen both the letter of the law and the sweetness of grace and love, and they’re joining us to tell us how love in the family has absolutely changed theirs for the better. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss! Listen now to Love in the House.

Thanks to our sponsor¬†CTCMath, a wonderful Math curriculum for the entire family of school-aged children for sponsoring this episode of HIRL, Love in the House.¬† CTC’s one-stop shop has grades K-12; check it out.

Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace) podcast every two weeks as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades Homeschooling In Real Life.

 

Special Replay: Extracurricular Overkill

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Extracurricular Overkill - How to filter extracurricular activities into your homeschool with Homeschooling IRLExtracurricular Overkill on the HIRL Podcast

On this week’s special back-to-school replay with Fletch and Kendra, they talk about Extracurricular Overkill.¬† When is enough too much?

On this episode of HomeschoolingIRL, Fletch, and Kendra answer a letter from a listener wondering how to filter extracurricular activities into your homeschool. When should you say yes? When should you say no?

We invite good friends Nate and Ali Miller into the studio to talk through the topic of extracurricular overkill. Listen in as we discuss how they made the decision to pull back from gymnastics, swimming, baseball, and choir in their family of three pre-teens. We hope you are encouraged by this discussion of choosing extracurricular activities in your homeschool family.


SHOW NOTES For Extracurricular Overkill

Recommended Resources:

Joann Kraft – Just Too Busy
Betty The Surf Dog Twitter Feed РHome of Betty the Surf Dog
Fletch Twitter
Kendra Twitter



Music clips used on this episode:
Breathe In Breathe Out Move On РBuy it on iTunes Here

 

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Six Homeschooling Insider Tips
Best Staycations for Kids
Avoid Curriculum Pitfalls
Top 10 Parenting Secrets
45 Family Date Night Ideas

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Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor, CTC Math! A Cathy Duffy top 103 Pick for Homeschool Curriculum

Thanks to our sponsor,¬†CTCMath.com ‚Äď we are pleased for their continued excellence in education and dedication to the homeschool community. It is due to sponsorships that our programs continue to come to you without cost. Please visit the website and check out their curriculum and learn how homeschoolers can save 50%!


Special Replay! HomeschoolingIRL Episode 4: Homeschooling Will Save Your Kids, Part One

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Homeschooling will save your kidsHomeschooling Will Save Your Kids?

Most of us won’t say outright that we think homeschooling will save our kids, but many of us pack this idea in the back of our minds: if we only do it right, our kids will turn out to be good, godly adults.

Is that true? Can we trust that homeschooling will save your kids?

On this episode, we share our own homeschool journey. Where we think we got it right, where we know we got it wrong, and then we’ll bring some levity to the whole show by recommending some things we love and a new segment called “Q and A with K and A.”

 Join us for Homeschooling IRL Episode #4

Where we peel back the layers of our own hearts and expose the areas where we may be relying on our own good works to deliver our kids to the finish line.

Thanks to our sponsor, CTCMath.com

We are pleased with their continued excellence in education and dedication to the homeschool community. It is due to sponsorships that our programs continue to come to you without cost. Please visit the website and check out their curriculum.

 

SHOW NOTES: EPISODE 4 – HOMESCHOOLING WILL SAVE YOUR CHILDREN, PART 1

 

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