Best of Life as a Lifeschooler: Unhurried Homeschooling with Ana Willis

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Unhurried Homeschooling

We hope you are enjoying your summer break!  Here’s one of our best episodes to brighten your summer day:  What 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 by clicking “Grab my Free Ticket.”

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