Unhurried Homeschooling – Ana Willis

Unhurried HomeschoolingWhat a joy to chat again with my friend, Ana Willis! Ana calls herself an “unhurried homeschooler,” giving a nod to one of her (and my) homeschool mentors, Durenda Wislon. (Both Durenda and Ana will be speaking at this year’s Lifeschooling Conference!)

Ana is the unhurried homeschool mom of 3, wife, health coach, social media and online marketing strategist, and blogger. She loves to encourage, inspire and empower moms to go from stressed to blessed by providing them with the tips, strategies, and resources they need to succeed.

Ana is the founder of They Call Me Blessed and Hebrew for Homeschoolers, and the creator of 5 Days to Your Best Homeschool Years, Grow Your Blog Partying in 30 Days, and the Beyond Blessed Life Planners. She also leads a vibrant online community for moms on Facebook.

Here are some of the questions I asked Ana on the show:

  • Ana, you and I have known each other about a year and we had the chance to room together at a blogger conference last year, which was so much fun! It’s been exciting watching your journey of moving into an RV full time and lifeschooling on the road! Tell us more about that. What are some of the advantages and how do you deal with the unique challenges of homeschooling in a small space?

 

  • How did you begin your homeschooling journey?

 

  • Many homeschoolers bring the school model home because we all tend to just do what we know. Is there anything in particular that helped shape your educational philosophy?

 

  • The definition of lifeschooling is “the individualized process of discovering your child’s God-given gifts and talents primarily through real life experiences that happen within the context of your family’s unique situations and missions.” Is there a part of that definition that particularly speaks to you and share with us a bit more about how your family incorporates lifeschooling?

 

  • How has unhurried homeschooling strengthened your relationships with your children?

 

  • I know you’ve had some health struggles recently. How have you navigated through some of those tough times?

 

  • What are some of the gifts that you have seen early on in your children and how have you tailored their education around the development of those gifts?

 

  • Tell us more about your community, Ana, and how you balance being a Proverbs 31 businesswoman with homeschooling and caring for your family.

 

 

And don’t forget, you can hear more from Ana this July at our virtual Lifeschooling Conference! Tickets go on sale in June, but you can sign up to be notified at www.LifeschoolConference.om by clicking “Grab my Free Ticket.”

How to Stop the Hustle and Find Your Purpose

How to Stop the Hustle and Find Your Purpose

Do you hustle? Are you going from one thing to the next- burning the candle at both ends? I’m so glad you tuned in tonight!

Our guest for tonight’s podcast of the Mommy Jammies Night show is Ana (pronounced Ahna, like the Princess in Frozen!) Willis, They Call Me Blessed. We are talking about how to Stop the Hustle and Find Your Purpose.

About Ana Willis

Ana Willis

From Ana’s site, “My name is Ana Willis, I’m the founder of They Call Me Blessed, this inspiring and encouraging online community for moms where you landed today. I’m a pastor, certified health coach, wife of 10 years and blessed homeschool mom to 3 amazing children: Ben, Hadassah, and Ariella.

I’m the creator of 5 Days to Your Best Homeschool Years, Grow Your Blog Partying in 30 Days, Hebrew for Homeschoolers, and the Beyond Blessed Life Planner.

Show Notes

How does hustle hurt you? Ana shares how her own constant working and serving cost her her health, her finances, and almost her marriage.

What is the definition of hustle? Ana explains how it hurts us in the long run and isn’t God’s best for us.

How do we take our life back from being a slave to the hustle mindset? Ana gives us questions to ask ourselves to make us aware of where we need to make changes.

What are some symptoms of hustling? Muli-tasking, burn out, and more.


This inspiring conversation with Ana will bless you with practical encouragement and action steps to turn from the pursuit of “the next best thing” and turn towards a life of content based on God’s best for us. She shares how listening to Him in the middle of her recovery from stress and burn out turned her life around and gave her a ministry to women today- to claim, “They Call Me Blessed.”

I encourage you to visit her blog and be blessed by her joy and encouragement. 

Visit Ana at her website: They Call Me Blessed 

And her social media channels:

Facebook

Facebook Group: They Call Me Blessed MOMS

And also check out the course mentioned in the podcast, Hebrew for Homeschoolers (Summer Intensive), Herbrew for Homeschoolers 10-week course, and Learn Hebrew Through Songs and Prayers


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