What Is Homeschooling In Real Life? – HIRL Episode 88

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Free homeschool podcast about living a real life.The season break is over! We are kicking things off with an episode that answers the question: Just what is Homeschooling in Real Life? We have noticed over the years that new listeners come to our show wanting us to answer practical questions about homeschooling. Once they listen to an episode, most of our listeners realize that we are not your “typical show” about homeschooling, so we’ve dedicated this entire episode to reintroduce ourselves to old listeners and remind new listeners who we are.

Join us as we reverse the microphones and invite John Wilkerson (The Wired Homeschool Podcast) into the studio to interview us about who we are, what we think about homeschooling and why we started this podcast. As always, you will be surprise at what we say!

1:25 Introduction to the podcast
5:34 Interview Part 1: Our credentials, Blogging, Podcast Origins
19:16 Interview Part 2: HIRL begins, Our audience, Season highlights
37:06 Letters from Listeners, Wrapping up the show


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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 – Click SUBSCRIBE. Voila! All or our podcasts will come directly to your computer and smart phone.
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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

The Internet In Real Life – HIRL Episode 28

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

HIRL_Episode028What are the best tools for technology in your homeschool? Has the internet become any safer for your kids to surf? What precautions should you take to guard your kids from life online?

On this episode of Homeschooling In Real Life, Fletch and Kendra sit down with John Wilkerson from The Wired Homeschool Podcast and Blog to talk about the internet in real life.

John provides a current update and advice about how to use the internet and technology in your home. Fletch and Kendra share their own top-ten uses of technology in their homeschool. Finally, we hear from all of our listeners as they provide shoutouts from around the world to their spouses!

Episode Timeline
John Wilkerson, Part 1
12:10 Fletch and Kendra Top Ten Technology Tools
24:28 John Wilkerson, Part 2
39:55 HIRLer Shoutouts


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.