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.



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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