The Homeschool Highschool Podcast

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*LOTS of You-CAN-do-it homeschool highschool how-to’s

*LOADS of encouragement for your adventures in homeschooling highschool

*TONS of tips to build your confidence in educating your adolescents

*WONDERFUL ways to create a powerful transcript for your teen

*WISDOM-filled advice to help you guide your teen in life and college preparation

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Sabrina has been mom in a blended family with 7 kids, 3 of whom were traditionally schooled and 4 of whom were homeschooled all the way from K to graduation. They have gone on to pursue a wide variety of endeavors as adults, living out the Homeschool High School Podcast motto that says “There’s not ONE RIGHT WAY” to homeschool, or to do life after graduation.
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Vicki works as a counselor in her regular job, and offers life and career coaching services at vickitillmancoaching.com. Vicki helped found a large homeschool “umbrella school” and served that community for almost 20 years as upperclassmen academic advisor and teacher (where she helped hundreds of students take the next steps toward college or career). She graduated all 5 of her children from homeschool. They are all pursuing or have completed varying levels of college degrees from BA to PhD.
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Kym Smythe
Kym is the life of the party. She’s a homeschool mom of 4 graduates, a hockey mom, a seeing-eye puppy raiser, a teacher of Spanish and Russian and leadership skills to local homeschool highschoolers. What Vicki and Sabrina really appreciate is Kym’s extroverted sense of fun, which helps all 3 of them make friends where ever they go.
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So, what are people saying about the Homeschool Highschool Podcast?

 

As a retired teacher turned homeschool mom, I find it difficult to balance the monotony of school requirements with the pleasure of home education. This podcast has helped me tremendously to find the balance between the two with my highschoolers. I listen to every episode! — Kelly 

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I love listening to this podcast. Having a 9th grader, this podcast helps me prepare what I need to be doing now and in the future. — Lrhoads 

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Sabrina, Vicki and Kym are your Big Sisters as they share the experience they’ve gained in over 20 years of homeschooling. They are the talky-3 of the 6 Sisters at 7SistersHomeschool.com. They are often joined by their other sisters, Kym and Marilyn OR other 7th Sisters! When YOU join us at The Homeschool Highschool Podcast, YOU will be our 7th Sister, too! Hooray!!

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Homeschool Highschool Podcast episodes:

How to Use Movies as Literature Studies

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: How to Use Movies as Literature Studies. How to Use Movies as Literature Studies Teens love movies and there are so many excellent movies out there. Why not make movies part of your homeschool high schoolers’ Language Arts credits? Join Sabrina and Vicki for a lively discussion about one […]

How to Motivate Teens, Interview with Connie Albers

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: How to Motivate Teens, Interview with Connie Albers. How to Motivate Teens, Interview with Connie Albers Most of us homeschool moms would rather motivate than manage our homeschool high schoolers. Motivating teens is an important topic.  That is why we asked one of our favorite motivational speakers, Connie Albers, […]

Helping Teens Believe in Themselves, Interview with Anita Gibson

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Helping Teens Believe in Themselves, Interview with Anita Gibson Helping Teens Believe in Themselves, Interview with Anita Gibson To truly be prepared for life and career, homeschool high schoolers need to believe in themselves. We wanted to talk to someone who understands how to help teens find their self-knowledge […]

How to Help Teens Explore Interests, Interview with Samantha Shank

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: How to Help Teens Explore Interests. How to Help Teens Explore Interests One of the most important tasks for homeschool high schoolers is learning about themselves so that they can fulfill who God created them to be. Vicki is joined by our friend, Samantha Shank of Learn in Color […]

Leadership Skills for Introverts and Extroverts

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Leadership Skills for Introverts and Extroverts. Leadership Skills for Introverts and Extroverts Sabrina, Vicki and Kym are together again for a rousing talk about leadership. Everyone becomes a leader somewhere in life! Whether teens are introverts or extroverts somewhere in life: Creating a welcoming culture in any setting (check […]

Emphasizing Relationships with Your Teens, Interview with Connie Albers

We are so excited this week to be joined by a special friend, Connie Albers. Connie is a homeschool mom and leader, guest on Focus on the Family and author of a parenting book that we love: Parenting Beyond the Rules: Raising Teens with Confidence and Joy.

Training Teens to be Civil in an Uncivil World

This week we will discuss: Training Teens to be Civil in an Uncivil World. Training Teens to be Civil in an Uncivil World Join Sabrina, Kym and Vicki for an important discussion about civility. Our world is increasingly unkind and uncivil. Teens are surrounded by political figures on the news who are crude, rude and […]

Engaging Teens in Science, Interview with Kristin Moon

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Engaging Teens in Science, Interview with Kristin Moon. Engaging Teens in Science, Interview with Kristin Moon Many of us homeschool moms are not thrilled at the thought of high school level science! To tell the truth, many of our teens are not thrilled, either. That’s why we invited our […]

We Don’t Mom-Shame at Homeschool Highschool Podcast

This week on HSHSP: We Don’t Mom-Shame at Homeschool Highschool Podcast. We Don’t Mom-Shame at Homeschool Highschool Podcast Join Vicki and Sabrina, together in the same room for this week’s episode! It’s been a while since they have found the time to get together, what with Sabrina traveling so much. Hey, if you need an […]

How to Get Your Homeschool Organized, Interview with Tatiana Adurias

This week on HSHSP: How to Get Your Homeschool Organized, Interview with Tatiana Adurias. How to Get Your Homeschool Organized, Interview with Tatiana Adurias Our friend, Tatiana Adurias from Purposeful Motherhood, joins us for a discussion about teaching homeschoolers organizational skills. Tatiana is the mother of six homeschoolers ages….through college graduation. She has learned by […]

How to Create Honors Credits on Homeschool Transcript

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: How to Create Honors Credits on Homeschool Transcript. How to Create Honors Credits on Homeschool Transcript Vicki shares how to create a powerful transcript by building Honors credits. She explains the method called “leveling up” that her family and the homeschool umbrella school that all the 7Sisters’ homeschoolers have […]

Homeschooling Multiple Ages, Interview with Tiffany Jefferson

Can you homeschool lots of kids? Yes, you can! Here are tips for homeschooling multiple ages in this interview with Tiffany Jefferson. Homeschooling Multiple Ages, Interview with Tiffany Jefferson Tiffany Jefferson is a happily married homeschool mom of 10 children (7 sons and 2 daughters, ranging from ages 22 to newborn). Tiffany loves being a […]

Keeping Up With Homeschool Paperwork, Interview with Ann Karako

This week on HSHSP Ep 192: Keeping Up With Homeschool Paperwork, Interview with Ann Karako. Keeping Up With Homeschool Paperwork, Interview with Ann Karako We are joined again this week by our friend, Ann Karako, of Annie and Everything. We are talking about PAPERWORK! Who LOVES paperwork…Crickets…crickets…That’s right. Most homeschool moms do not love paperwork. […]

HSHSP Ep 189: The Importance of Homeschool Community, Interview with Ann Karako

This week on HSHSP Ep 189: The Importance of Homeschool Community, Interview with Ann Karako.   This week on HSHSP Ep 189: The Importance of Homeschool Community, Interview with Ann Karako Vicki is excited this week to be joined by an old digital friend, Ann Karako. Many homeschoolers are familiar with Ann. She is the […]

HSHSP Ep 188: Mentoring Relationships for Homeschool Moms, Interview with Jamie Erickson

This week on HSHSP Ep 188: Mentoring Relationships for Homeschool Moms, Interview with Jamie Erickson. HSHSP Ep 188: Mentoring Relationships for Homeschool Moms, Interview with Jamie Erickson We are joined today with popular author and fellow podcaster Jamie Erickson of the Mom to Mom Podcast and the Unlikely Homeschool blog. We are talking about the […]

HSHSP Ep 187: Lessons from a Homeschooler, Interview with Noah Tetzner

This week on HSHSP Ep 187: Lessons from a Homeschooler, Interview with Noah Tetzner. HSHSP Ep 187: Lessons from a Homeschooler, Interview with Noah Tetzner Vicki is excited to interview our friend (and one of our podcast editors), Noah Tetzner of History of Vikings Podcast and Lessons from a Homeschooler Podcast. Noah is a recent […]

HSHSP Ep 186: Careers that Don’t Require College, Interview with Susan Stewart

This week on HSHSP Ep 186: Careers that Don’t Require College, Interview with Susan Stewart. HSHSP Ep 186: Careers that Don’t Require College, Interview with Susan Stewart God creates all kinds of children. All kinds of children develop all kinds of interests and giftings. We need to make sure that teens are not pressured into […]

HSHSP Ep 185: Helping Teens Write Myth Fantasy, Interview with Will Hahn

This week on HSHSP Ep 185: Helping Teens Write Myth Fantasy, Interview with Will Hahn. HSHSP Ep 185: Helping Teens Write Myth Fantasy, Interview with Will Hahn At 7SistersHomeschool.com there are six of us: Sabrina, Vicki, Kym, Allison, Sara, Marilyn. So WHO’S the 7th Sister? YOU are! But did you know we have *7th Brothers, […]

HSHSP Ep 184: Best Educational Apps and Audits for Homeschool Families, Interview with Leah Nieman

This week on HSHSP Ep 184: Best Educational Apps and Audits for Homeschool Families, Interview with Leah Nieman. HSHSP Ep 184: Best Educational Apps and Audits for Homeschool Families, Interview with Leah Nieman We hear so much bad news about the digital world and various apps. Not all apps are bad! In fact, there are […]

HSHSP Ep 183: Apprenticing Your Teens for Adulthood, Interview with Susan Landry

This week on HSHSP Ep 183: Apprenticing Your Teens for Adulthood, Interview with Susan Landry. HSHSP Ep 183: Apprenticing Your Teens for Adulthood, Interview with Susan Landry Apprenticing your teens for adulthood. What is that? Vicki is joined by Susan Landry of the Sparrow’s Home, where Susan writes about home, homeschooling, cooking and all things […]

HSHSP Ep 182: Tech Skills for Teens, Interview with Meryl van der Merwe

This week on HSHSP Ep 182: Tech Skills for Teens, Interview with Meryl van der Merwe. HSHSP Ep 182: Tech Skills for Teens, Interview with Meryl van der Merwe Vicki is so excited to have our fellow podcaster, Meryl van der Merwe of the Homeschooling with Technology podcast, join us today to talk about technology […]

HSHSP Ep 180: Integrating Career Exploration into High School Curriculum

This week on HSHSP Ep 180: Integrating Career Exploration into High School Curriculum.   HSHSP Ep 180: Integrating Career Exploration into High School Curriculum In Vicki’s years as a homeschool advisor and career coach, one of the saddest things she has watched is the stress that 11th and 12th graders often feel if they are […]

HSHSP Ep 179: Career Coaching with Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Jamie Beck

This week on HSHSP Ep 179: Career Coaching with Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Jamie Beck. HSHSP Ep 179: Career Coaching with Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Jamie Beck As many homeschool families know by now, 7Sister Vicki LOVES career exploration. She is joined today by Jamie Beck a homeschooling mom and career coach in […]

HSHSP Ep 178: What’s Good and Bad about Tech for Teens, Interview with Leah Nieman

This week on HSHSP Ep 178: What’s Good and Bad about Tech for Teens, Interview with Leah Nieman.   HSHSP Ep 178: What’s Good and Bad about Tech for Teens, Interview with Leah Nieman Many of us homeschool moms are *digital immigrants*, we were around in the days before the internet and always feel like […]

HSHSP Ep 177: Becoming a Mompreneur, Interview with Cheryl Pitt

This week on HSHSP Ep 177: Becoming a Mompreneur, Interview with Cheryl Pitt.   HSHSP Ep 177: Becoming a Mompreneur, Interview with Cheryl Pitt Homeschooling and family business go well together. Join Vicki and Kym for this encouraging interview on becoming a mompreneur, with Cheryl Pitt of 2 to 1 Conference. We are so excited […]

HSHSP Ep 176: Hands-on Learning in Homeschool High School, Interview with Susan Evans

This week on HSHSP Ep 176: Hands-on Learning in Homeschool High School, Interview with Susan Evans.   HSHSP Ep 176: Hands-on Learning in Homeschool High School, Interview with Susan Evans Do your homeschool high schoolers have days that they HATE their studies? Teens get bored with nothing but textbooks! Join Vicki and our friend, Susan […]

HSHSP Ep 175: How Teens Can Explore Psychology as College Major

This week on HSHSP Ep 175: How Teens Can Explore Psychology as College Major. HSHSP Ep 175: How Teens Can Explore Psychology as College Major Is your homeschool high schooler wrestling with college major choices? Can I make a suggestion? We need more homeschool high schoolers to choose psychology as a college major. The United […]

HSHSP Ep 174: Teaching About Presidents’ Wives, Interview with Jill Hummer

This week on HSHSP Ep 174: Teaching About Presidents’ Wives, Interview with Jill Hummer. HSHSP Ep 174: Teaching About Presidents’ Wives, Interview with Jill Hummer Homeschool high schoolers can really get some inspiration when they learn about American First Ladies. Our friend, Dr. Jill Hummer, of Wilson College, is a national expert on Presidents’ Wives. […]

HSHSP Ep 173: Career Pathways for Homeschool High School

This week on HSHSP Ep 173: Career Pathways for Homeschool High School. HSHSP Ep 173: Career Pathways for Homeschool High School How do you help your homeschool high schoolers be best prepared for what comes AFTER they graduate? There are 2 career-related experiences they really should do: Career Exploration: This is a course that helps […]

HSHSP Ep 172: Help for Special Needs in Homeschool High School, Interview with Peggy Ployhar

This week on HSHSP Ep 172: Help for Special Needs in Homeschool High School, Interview with Peggy Ployhar.   HSHSP Ep 172: Help for Special Needs in Homeschool High School, Interview with Peggy Ployhar Every teen has a place in God’s kingdom, but not every teen’s journey looks alike. Some homeschool high schoolers have different […]

HSHSP Ep 171: Planning Homeschool High School

This week on HSHSP Ep 171: Planning Homeschool High School. HSHSP Ep 171: Planning Homeschool High School Homeschooling high school can feel intimidating before you get started! Vicki remembers when her oldest was in middle school, she was so nervous about homeschool high school that she gathered a group of homeschool moms together to have […]

HSHSP Ep 170: Developing Integrity Skills in Teens, Interview with Lisa Nehring

This week on HSHSP Ep 170: Developing Integrity Skills in Teens, Interview with Lisa Nehring. HSHSP Ep 170: Developing Integrity Skills in Teens, Interview with Lisa Nehring Vicki is joined for this interview by Lisa Nehring (of Skills 101/Life Skills for a Digital Age podcast, right here on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network). Lisa is a […]

HSHSP Ep 169: How to Handle When You Finish Homeschooling, Interview with Stacey Lane

This week on HSHSP Ep 169: How to Handle When You Finish Homeschooling, Interview with Stacey Lane. HSHSP Ep 169: How to Handle When You Finish Homeschooling, Interview with Stacey Lane One of these days, your youngest will graduate from homeschool high school. What happens then you finish homeschool? Does the world come to an […]

HSHSP Ep 168: Dealing with Discouragement in Homeschool High School

This week on HSHSP Ep 168: Dealing with Discouragement in Homeschool High School.   HSHSP Ep 168: Dealing with Discouragement in Homeschool High School There’s no such thing as a Pinterest-perfect life. There’s no such thing as a Pinterest-perfect mom. Not even a homeschool mom, as much as we would like to try! Everyone of […]

HSHSP Ep 167: How I Prepared for Competitive College, Interview with Lauren Patrick

This week on HSHSP Ep 167: How I Prepared for Competitive College, Interview with Lauren Patrick. HSHSP Ep 167: How I Prepared for Competitive College, Interview with Lauren Patrick How can teens prepare for a competitive college? Join Vicki and Lauren Patrick to find out how she prepared for college and was accepted at Mount […]

HSHSP Ep 166: Helping Teens Prepare for Their First Job Interview

This week on HSHSP Ep 166: Helping Teens Prepare for Their First Job Interview. HSHSP Ep 166: Helping Teens Prepare for Their First Job Interview Do you remember your first job interview? Remember how it felt trying to think with a clear mind when you’re SO nervous and feel so inexperienced and unprepared? The entire […]

HSHSP Ep 165: Teens and Legalism, Interview with Kendra Fletcher

We’re so excited to have our friend, Kendra Fletcher with us! This week on HSHSP Ep 165: Teens and Legalism, Interview with Kendra Fletcher. HSHSP Ep 165: Teens and Legalism, Interview with Kendra Fletcher Kendra is an influential author, blogger and with her husband, Andy, speaker around the country. Andy and Kendra have hosted Homeschooling […]

HSHSP Ep 164: How and Why to Use Literature Study Guides

This week on HSHSP Ep 164: How and Why to Use Literature Study Guides. HSHSP Ep 164: How and Why to Use Literature Study Guides Sabrina and Vicki LOVE Literature! In this episode we are recording in Vicki’s office, not very fancy for recording: just a chair draped with a blanket for best sound production! […]

HSHSP Ep 163: Different Philosophies of Homeschooling High School

This week on HSHSP Ep 163: Different Philosophies of Homeschooling High School. HSHSP Ep 163: Different Philosophies of Homeschooling High School Sometimes we get questions about the 7SistersHomeschool.com’s philosophy of homeschooling. What is our educational philosophy? Wait for it… Let’s start with these 2 vital concepts! If you’ve known Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for any […]

HSHSP Ep 162: Lifeschooling with Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview Danielle Papageorgiou

This week on HSHSP Ep 162: Lifeschooling with Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview Danielle Papageorgiou. HSHSP Ep 162: Lifeschooling with Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview Danielle Papageorgiou Vicki is joined by our fellow podcaster, Danielle Papgeorgiou of Life as a Lifeschooler Podcast. Lifeschooling the individualized process of discovering your child’s God-given individualized gifts in the context of […]

HSHSP Ep 161: Why Teach Philosophy in Homeschool High School? Interview with Dr. Micah Tillman

This week on HSHSP Ep 161: Why Teach Philosophy in Homeschool High School? Interview with Dr. Micah Tillman. HSHSP Ep 161: Why Teach Philosophy in Homeschool High School? Interview with Dr. Micah Tillman Homeschool graduate and philosopher, Dr. Micah Tillman joins his mom for a discussion on why and how teens should study Philosophy. Micah […]

HSHSP Ep 160: How to Teach Human Development in Homeschool Co-op

This week on HSHSP Ep 160: How to Teach Human Development in Homeschool Co-op! HSHSP Ep 160: How to Teach Human Development in Homeschool Co-op One of the 7Sisters’ favorite courses for their homeschool high schoolers is Human Development. One of the 7Sisters’ favorite ways to teach Human Development is homeschool co-op. Human Development is […]

HSHSP Ep 159: How to Enjoy Being Mom of a Just-Average Homeschool Teen

This week on HSHSP Ep 159: How to Enjoy Being Mom of a Just-Average Homeschool Teen. HSHSP Ep 159: How to Enjoy Being Mom of a Just-Average Homeschool Teen Your teens don’t have to go to Harvard to be exactly who God created them to be. Most teens are *just-average* in the ways that get […]

HSHSP Ep 158: Helping Teens Overcome Perfectionism

This week on HSHSP Ep 158: Helping Teens Overcome Perfectionism. HSHSP Ep 158: Helping Teens Overcome Perfectionism Many teens (and moms, too) get stymied by perfectionism. When teens feel like they must do everything perfectly, it ends up messy! They might: End up feeling burned out and anxious because of the stress that perfectionistic thinking […]

HSHSP Ep 157: What Makes 7 Sisters Homeschool Curriculum Awesome?

This week on HSHSP Ep 157: What Makes 7 Sisters Homeschool Curriculum Awesome? HSHSP Ep 157: What Makes 7 Sisters Homeschool Curriculum Awesome? Many homeschooling years ago, Sabrina, Vicki, Kym, Marilyn, Sara and Allison were in co-op together. They worked and prayed together SO much they felt like that they were sisters! They are! Sisters […]

HSHSP Ep 156: How to Not Be Intimidated by Homeschooling High School, Interview with Misty Bailey

This week on HSHSP Ep 156: How to Not Be Intimidated by Homeschooling High School, Interview with Misty Bailey! HSHSP Ep 156: How to Not Be Intimidated by Homeschooling High School, Interview with Misty Bailey We are so excited to catch up with our friend, Misty Bailey, as we discuss ways to build confidence for […]

HSHSP Ep 155: How to do Drama Camp with Homeschool High Schoolers

This week on HSHSP Ep 155: How to do Drama Camp with Homeschool High Schoolers. HSHSP Ep 155: How to do Drama Camp with Homeschool High Schoolers Drama camp has been a beloved and important part of our homeschool high schoolers’ experience. We love drama…we know a few Drama Queens, like our Sabrina, who lead […]

HSHSP Ep 154: Astronomy for Homeschool High School, Interview with Luke Gilkerson

This week on HSHSP Ep 154: Astronomy for Homeschool High School, Interview with Luke Gilkerson. HSHSP Ep 154: Astronomy for Homeschool High School, Interview with Luke Gilkerson Homeschool high schoolers need lots of science on their transcripts. This includes Biology and Chemistry but they will also need 1 or 2 other sciences, according to their […]

HSHSP Ep 153: Helping Homeschool High Schoolers Adjust to Group Classes

This week on HSHSP Ep 153: Helping Homeschool High Schoolers Adjust to Group Classes! HSHSP Ep 153: Helping Homeschool High Schoolers Adjust to Group Classes Sabrina, Vicki and Kym love our homeschool co-ops and group classes. They have been an important part of all their homeschool high schoolers’ education. However, it can be a big […]

HSHSP Ep 152: How to Get Your Homeschool High School Organized, Interview with Melanie Wilson

This week on HSHSP Ep 152: How to Get Your Homeschool High School Organized, Interview with Melanie Wilson. HSHSP Ep 152: How to Get Your Homeschool High School Organized, Interview with Melanie Wilson We were so excited to have this interview with Melanie Wilson of the Homeschool Sanity Podcast. Melanie is an old homeschool friend […]

HSHSP EP 151: Approaches to Teaching Literature in Homeschool High School

This week on HSHSP EP 151: Approaches to Teaching Literature in Homeschool High School. HSHSP EP 151: Approaches to Teaching Literature in Homeschool High School Is there ONE right way to homeschool high school Literature? Of course not! Sabrina and Vicki want to encourage you to have fun with right way for your homeschool high […]

HSHSP Ep 150: Why All the Language Arts Credits in Homeschool? Interview with Katie Glennon

This week HSHSP Ep 150: Why All the Language Arts Credits in Homeschool? Interview with Katie Glennon. HSHSP Ep 150: Why All the Language Arts Credits in Homeschool? Interview with Katie Glennon Homeschool high schoolers need 4 Language Arts credits on their transcripts. Why so many? We went to our friend, Katie Glennon, of Literary […]

HSHSP Ep 149: Got-to-Have Types of Courses for Homeschool Transcript

This week on HSHSP Ep 149: Got-to-Have Types of Courses for Homeschool Transcript. HSHSP Ep 149: Got-to-Have Types of Courses for Homeschool Transcript What kinds of courses do homeschool high schoolers need for graduation? That is one of our FAVORITE topics! Join Sabrina and Vicki for a rollicking conversation about homeschool transcripts, courses and credits. […]

HSHSP Ep 148: Coding for Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Paul Drake

This week on HSHSP Ep 148: Coding for Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Paul Drake. HSHSP Ep 148: Coding for Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Paul Drake Paul Drake of Code Apprentice joins Vicki for a discussion on ways to introduce your homeschool high schoolers to coding, and to bring them to expertise level. Paul […]

HSHSP Ep 147: Soft Skills for Teens: Teaching a Welcoming Culture

This week on HSHSP Ep 147: Soft Skills for Teens: Teaching a Welcoming Culture. HSHSP Ep 147: Soft Skills for Teens: Teaching a Welcoming Culture We’ve all had the experience of being the new person in a group and NO ONE talking to you or welcoming you in. We’ve all had an experience with cliques. […]

HSHSP Ep 146: Helping Teens Find Their Passions, Interview with Cindy West

This week on HSHSP Ep 146: Helping Teens Find Their Passions, Interview with Cindy West. HSHSP Ep 146: Helping Teens Find Their Passions, Interview with Cindy West Join Vicki and our friend, Cindy West, of Our Journey Westward, NaturExplorers, and Homeschooling Gifted Kids. Cindy, who is well-known to many homeschool families,  has been homeschooling for […]

HSHSP Ep 145: Movies for Educational Purposes in Homeschool Highschool

This week on HSHSP Ep 145: Movies for Educational Purposes in Homeschool Highschool. HSHSP Ep 145: Movies for Educational Purposes in Homeschool Highschool Need some fun in your homeschool high school? Think: movies! Movies and reading can both count for Language Arts assignments? Movies can’t count as books, but they can be used to learn […]

HSHSP Ep 144: Writing Research Papers, Interview with Kat Patrick

This week on HSHSP Ep 144: Writing Research Papers, Interview with Kat Patrick. HSHSP Ep 144: Writing Research Papers, Interview with Kat Patrick Our friend, Dr. Kat Patrick, joins us for this episode to help guide through the important task of writing research papers. Kat has helped us out with an episode about homeschooling in […]

HSHSP Ep 143: Financial Literacy for Homeschool High Schoolers

This week on HSHSP Ep 143: Financial Literacy for Homeschool High schoolers. HSHSP Ep 143: Financial Literacy for Homeschool High Schoolers How do you go about preparing homeschool high schoolers for managing money throughout their lives? Financial Literacy is a life skills math credit that many teens will use WAY more often than their high […]

HSHSP Ep 142: Homeschool Coaching with Vicki Bentley of HSLDA

This week on HSHSP Ep 142: Homeschool Coaching with Vicki Bentley of HSLDA. HSHSP Ep 142: Homeschool Coaching with Vicki Bentley of HSLDA Ever felt stuck, confused or intimidated in your homeschooling adventures? It might be time for some homeschool coaching! Join Vicki and her friend, Vicki, for a delightful discussion on homeschool coaching (and some […]

HSHSP Ep 141: Handling Difficult People During the Holidays

This week on HSHSP Ep 141: Handling Difficult People During the Holidays! HSHSP Ep 141: Handling Difficult People During the Holidays Dreading those tough moments at holiday gatherings when someone makes everyone tense, irritated or embarrassed?  It’s not just you. There are obnoxious people everywhere. However, we don’t need to sacrifice our family’s health (mental […]

HSHSP Ep 140: Homeschooler Becomes Podcaster, Interview with Vikings Podcaster Noah Tetzner

This week on HSHSP Ep 140: Homeschooler Becomes Podcaster, Interview with Vikings Podcaster Noah Tetzner. HSHSP Ep 140: Homeschooler Becomes Podcaster, Interview with Vikings Podcaster Noah Tetzner We love to chat with homeschoolers who are making the most of homeschooling high school! This interview with The History of Vikings Podcast’s Noah Tetzner is a great example! […]

HSHSP Ep 139: How Homeschoolers Find Success in College, Interview with Kendall Smythe

This week on HSHSP Ep 139: How Homeschoolers Find Success in College, Interview with Kendall Smythe. HSHSP Ep 139: How Homeschoolers Find Success in College, Interview with Kendall Smythe Got a homeschool high schooler headed to college? You’ll love this interview with Kendall Smythe, homeschool graduate and in her senior year at University of Delaware! Kendall […]

HSHSP Ep 138: Teens and Depression

This week on HSHSP Ep 138: Teens and Depression. HSHSP Ep 138: Teens and Depression We wish it wasn’t true but it is. Many teens experience depression at one time or another. Even homeschool high schoolers in a nurturing environment may have a depressive bout. Depression is not something we want to ignore. Join Vicki for a […]

HSHSP Ep 137: What Are Umbrella Schools for Homeschool High School?

This week on HSHSP Ep 137: What Are Umbrella Schools for Homeschool High School? HSHSP Ep 137: What Are Umbrella Schools for Homeschool High School? What kind of support is there for homeschooling high school families? There is so much these days. One of the most valuable supports is the umbrella school. Join Sabrina, Kym […]

HSHSP Ep 136: Teaching Teens to Cope with Stress, Interview with Marianna Chambers

This week on HSHSP Ep 136: Teaching Teens to Cope with Stress, Interview with Marianna Chambers. HSHSP Ep 136: Teaching Teens to Cope with Stress, Interview with Marianna Chambers One things teens know about is stress. For that matter, we moms know about stress, too! Marianna Chambers joins Vicki for a discussion about helping teens (and […]

HSHSP Ep 135: Heavy Equipment and Mothering

This week on HSHSP Ep 135: Heavy Equipment and Mothering. HSHSP Ep 135: Heavy Equipment and Mothering Helicopter moms, snowplow moms… it is SOOOOO tempting to turn into a heavy equipment mother. Is it good for your homeschool high schoolers to have a mom who swoops and saves, clears out all the paths or smothers her […]

HSHSP Ep 134: How to Ask for College Recommendation Letters

This week on HSHSP Ep 134: How to Ask for College Recommendation Letters. HSHSP Ep 134: How to Ask for College Recommendation Letters Even if you don’t have a college-bound teen OR your teen isn’t a senior yet, listen in on this episode. Vicki shares from experience from a couple of decades of writing hundreds of […]

HSHSP Ep 133: How to Handle it When the Curriculum is Wrong for Your Teens

This week on HSHSP Ep 133: How to Handle it When the Curriculum is Wrong for Your Teens. HSHSP Ep 133: How to Handle it When the Curriculum is Wrong for Your Teens Sabrina, Vicki and Kym tackle the uncomfortable topic: What to do when you bought the WRONG curriculum for your teens? What if […]

HSHSP Ep 132: Homeschooler’s Tips for College, Interview with Carly Smythe

This week on HSHSP Ep 132: Homeschooler’s Tips for College, Interview with Carly Smythe. HSHSP Ep 132: Homeschooler’s Tips for College, Interview with Carly Smythe We have a treat for this episode! Kym interviews her youngest twin, Carly, about success in college. Carly is a homeschool graduate and is now a senior Sports Management major at […]

HSHSP Ep 131: How to Handle Homeschool Countdowns

This week on HSHSP Ep 131: How to Handle Homeschool Countdowns. HSHSP Ep 131: How to Handle Homeschool Countdowns What to do when you feel a countdown coming on… Vacation is coming! Christmas is coming! SATs are coming! Missions trip is coming! Portfolio reviews are coming! College applications are coming! Graduation is coming! Are you ready […]

HSHSP Ep 130: Field Trips for Homeschool High Schoolers

This week on HSHSP Ep 130: Field Trips for Homeschool High Schoolers. HSHSP Ep 130: Field Trips for Homeschool High Schoolers When you have homeschooling highschoolers, they are BUSY! Academics and extracurriculars fill their schedules while they build their powerful transcripts. It’s easy to forget field trips when homeschoolers hit the high school academics. Don’t miss out! […]

HSHSP Ep 129: Can You be a Creationist, Christian and Scientist?

This week on HSHSP Ep 129: Can You be a Creationist, Christian and Scientist? HSHSP Ep 129: Can You be a Creationist, Christian and Scientist? You’ll be encouraged by this fun interview with Dr. Barbara Varnell and Dr. Sarah Varnell. Barb is Sarah’s homeschool mom, Sarah’s a homeschool graduate. Both have doctorate degrees, are scientists […]

HSHSP Ep 128: Scheduling Homeschool When the Holidays Are Coming

This week on HSHSP Ep 128: Scheduling  Homeschool When the Holidays Are Coming! HSHSP Ep 128: Scheduling Homeschool When the Holidays Are Coming We know you’d rather not think about it (if you’re like us) but the holidays are coming. SOOOO why not get a jump on things and do some great planning and scheduling […]

HSHSP Ep 127: What’s it Like Being African-American and Homeschooling?

This week on HSHSP Ep 127: What’s it Like Being African-American and Homeschooling? HSHSP Ep 127: What’s it Like Being African-American and Homeschooling? We have to face it. The homeschool community is still kind of leans to a racially white culture. Fortunately over the last few years, there are more racial groups represented. However, non-whites […]

HSHSP Ep 126: Grandparents and Homeschooling High School

This week on HSHSP Ep 126: Grandparents and Homeschooling High School! HSHSP Ep 126: Grandparents and Homeschooling High School Grandparents are awesome…especially if they are willing to be involved in their grandchildren’s lives! Sabrina’s parents join her on this episode. Dr. Gerald and Betty Culley are happy homeschool parents. Why are grandparents great for helping […]

HSHSP Ep 125: Healthily Handling Homeschool Co-op Lunchtime Chaos

This week on HSHSP Ep 125: Helpfully Handling Homeschool Co-op Lunchtime Chaos. HSHSP Ep 125: Helpfully Handling Homeschool Co-op Lunchtime Chaos Want some guiding principles for healthily handling homeschool co-op lunchtime chaos. First off, we need to acknowledge what we expect (whether it is realistic or not): We expect teenagers to bring their lunches, eat […]

HSHSP Ep 124: Homeschool Graduate Becomes a Teacher, Interview with Rebekah Groop

This week on HSHSP Ep 124: Homeschool Graduate Becomes a Teacher, Interview with Rebekah Groop! HSHSP Ep 124: Homeschool Graduate Becomes a Teacher, Interview with Rebekah Groop Rebekah *Bekah* Groop is a homeschool graduate. She is also a second grade teacher in a public school. She is married and a mom to her first child. (She […]

HSHSP Ep 123: Successfully Scheduling Your Homeschool Highschool Year

This week on HSHSP Ep 123: Successfully Scheduling Your Homeschool Highschool Year! HSHSP Ep 123: Successfully Scheduling Your Homeschool Highschool Year We know that many homeschooling moms love scheduling…and many DON’T. However, highschool needs organization and scheduling if you’re going to achieve your goals (and your teen graduate in 4 years). What is the one […]

HSHSP Ep 122: Homeschooler Becomes a Veterinarian, Interview with Dr. Sarah Varnell

This week on HSHSP Ep 122: Homeschooler Becomes a Veterinarian, Interview with Dr. Sarah Varnell. HSHSP Ep 122: Homeschooler Becomes a Veterinarian, Interview with Dr. Sarah Varnell Dr. Sarah Varnell is a veterinarian near Cincinnati, OH. Homeschooled through high school, Sarah studies zoology at undergraduate level, went to veterinarian school and now specializes in equine medicine: […]

HSHSP Ep 121: Why is Junior Year SO Important for High Schoolers?

This week on HSHSP Ep 121: Why is Junior Year SO Important for High Schoolers? HSHSP Ep 121: Why is Junior Year SO Important for High Schoolers? Junior year is a VERY important year for homeschool high schoolers. Whether they are college bound or career bound, there are some important goals for junior year. Remember, there’s […]

HSHSP Ep 120: How to Get Homeschool Transcripts Exactly Right

This week on HSHSP Ep 120: How to Get Homeschool Transcripts Exactly Right! HSHSP Ep 120: How to Get Homeschool Transcripts Exactly Right How to Get Homeschool Transcripts Exactly Right. Or else! Well, not really. However, transcripts are important so here is how we do our transcripts. There isn’t really a magical formula or necessary […]

HSHSP Ep 119: Homeschooling Middle Schoolers Interview with Latonya Moore

This week on HSHSP Ep 119: Homeschooling Middle Schoolers Interview with Latonya Moore. HSHSP Ep 119: Homeschooling Middle Schoolers Interview with Latonya Moore Latonya Moore is a homeschooling mom in Tennessee. Trained as a teacher, she decided to homeschool her daughters after her first teaching experiences. She, along with her husband, decided that homeschooling would […]

HSHSP Ep 118: Annoying Questions for Homeschoolers: What About Socialization?

This week on HSHSP Ep 118: Annoying Questions for Homeschoolers: What About Socialization? HSHSP Ep 118: Annoying Questions for Homeschoolers: What About Socialization? This is THE most often-asked annoying question that we homeschooling parents get. Don’t worry about it, though. We’ve got some great information to equip you to handle it graciously. First off, people don’t […]

HSHSP Ep 117: Create a Great Transcript Using Levels in 7Sisters Curriculum

This week on HSHSP Ep 117: Create a Great Transcript Using Levels in 7Sisters Curriculum! HSHSP Ep 117: Create a Great Transcript Using Levels in 7Sisters Curriculum You’ve probably noticed that there is a LOT of difference in homeschool high schoolers. They have different: Interests Abilities Goals Teens have different goals: Teens who are headed […]

HSHSP Ep 116: What Are Levels in Homeschool High School?

This week on HSHSP Ep 116: What Are Levels in Homeschool High School? HSHSP Ep 116: What Are Levels in Homeschool High School? In life there are all kinds of levels in life, but we are interested in *levels* for the homeschool high school transcript. What are levels in homeschool high school? Many moms tell […]

HSHSP Ep 115: How to Plan Language Arts for Homeschool Highschool

This week on HSHSP Ep 115: How to Plan Language Arts for Homeschool Highschool. HSHSP Ep 115: How to Plan Language Arts for Homeschool Highschool How can you know what to plan for when organizing your materials for your teens’ homeschool highschool Language Arts credits. Reading (Literature) Writing Grammar Vocabulary Public Speaking Reading There’s not […]

HSHSP Ep 114: How to Homeschool Highschool When You Don’t Know Everything

This week on HSHSP Ep 114: How to Homeschool Highschool When You Don’t Know Everything. HSHSP Ep 114: How to Homeschool Highschool When You Don’t Know Everything No homeschool mom wants to leave holes in their teens’ education. EVERYONE has holes in their education. No matter where you were educated or how much you are […]

HSHSP Ep 113: Job Hunting Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers

This week on HSHSP Ep 113: Job Hunting Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers. HSHSP Ep 113: Job Hunting Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers Join Vicki for this quick, concise coaching session on job hunting skills for teens. It can be really stressful for teens to look for their first jobs. They are stressed because they’ve never done […]

HSHSP Ep 112: Adapting to Unexpected Changes for Your Homeschool Family

This week on HSHSP Ep 112: Adapting to Unexpected Changes for Your Homeschool Family. HSHSP Ep 112: Adapting to Unexpected Changes for Your Homeschool Family Sabrina and Kym have allergies. Life happens. Not a very big happening but it does have an impact. But sometimes life happens and it is more serious or time consuming […]

HSHSP Ep 111: What Are Your Teens Surrounded By? Empowering Them

This week on HSHSP Ep 111: What Are Your Teens Surrounded By? Empowering Your Teens. HSHSP Ep 111: What Are Your Teens Surrounded By? Empowering Your Teens What and who influences your teens? What and who are influenced by your teens? Sabrina, Kym and Quella (the VERY vocal Seeing Eye puppy) have a meaningful discussion […]

HSHSP Ep 110: What’s it Like to be a Homeschool Senior?

This week on HSHSP Ep 110: What’s it Like to be a Homeschool Senior? HSHSP Ep 110: What’s it Like to be a Homeschool Senior? What’s it like to be a homeschool senior? Well, we know there’s not ONE right way to be a senior but it IS nice to know what it is like […]

HSHSP Ep 109: How to Start a Homeschool Co-op Your Teens Will Enjoy

This week on HSHSP Ep 109: How to Start a Homeschool Co-op Your Teens Will Enjoy. HSHSP Ep 109: How to Start a Homeschool Co-op Your Teens Will Enjoy The homeschooling community is famous for co-ops! What are co-ops? They are simply families homeschooling together in some format (co-operating on education). Homeschool co-ops take lots […]

HSHSP Ep 108: Helping Non-College-Bound Teens Find Success

This week on HSHSP Ep 108: Helping Non-College-Bound Teens Find Success! HSHSP Ep 108: Helping Non-College-Bound Teens Find Success There’s not ONE right way to homeschool highschool AND there’s not ONE right way to do life after highschool. Many teens are gifted by God to go into a career without going to college. That’s good. […]

HSHSP 107: How a Homeschool Athlete Made it to Harvard

This week on HSHSP 107: How a Homeschool Athlete Made it to Harvard. HSHSP 107: How a Homeschool Athlete Made it to Harvard Join us for a fun interview with homeschooler, Jake Johnson, and his mom, Suzanne, Sabrina and Kym (who have been Jake’s teachers at the local homeschool group classes). Jake gives brief explanations […]

HSHSP Ep 106: After Graduation: Making the Most of Community College

This week on HSHSP Ep 106: After Graduation: Making the Most of Community College. HSHSP Ep 106: After Graduation: Making the Most of Community College These days many homeschool graduates (and traditionally-schooled high school graduates) choose to attend community colleges. Join us for an interview Seth Tillman, a community college graduate (and now attending University […]

HSHSP Ep 105: Digital Learning Options for Homeschool Highschool

This week on HSHSP Ep 105: Digital Learning Options for Homeschool Highschool. HSHSP Ep 105: Digital Learning Options for Homeschool Highschool Why use digital learning with your homeschool highschoolers? It’s cool! It’s available! We can use digital resources because these days, in homeschool high school, parents are not teachers as much as they are resource […]

HSHSP Ep 104: Teaching Shakespeare and Loving It! Interview with Kat Patrick

This week on HSHSP Ep 104: Teaching Shakespeare and Loving It! Interview with Kat Patrick. HSHSP Ep 104: Teaching Shakespeare and Loving It! Interview with Kat Patrick Many homeschooling highschool moms and teens feel intimidated (or even bored) when they think about studying Shakespeare. But take our word for it, Shakespeare can be meaningful, fun […]

HSHSP Ep 103: Homeschool Highschool Science for Non-Science Majors

This week on HSHSP Ep 103: Homeschool Highschool Science for Non-Science Majors! HSHSP Ep 103: Homeschool Highschool Science for Non-Science Majors Note: We are not affiliates with any curriculum mentioned in this episode. What if your homeschool highschooler is NOT going to be a science major in college, or might not even be going to […]

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