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Sit down, relax, and take a little coffee break with Carrie. Using biblical principles, years of experience, and a little bit of humor, Carrie De Francisco offers homeschooling advice, tips, and ideas to moms who have been called to this homeschooling adventure. Weekly coffee breaks and conversations with Carrie will give you the support and encouragement you need to help you homeschool one day at a time, one step at a time, and one cup of coffee at a time. Author of Just Breathe ( & Take a Sip of Coffee): Homeschool in Step with God.

Coffee With Carrie: Homeschool Podcast Carrie De Francisco

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 53 Ratings

Sit down, relax, and take a little coffee break with Carrie. Using biblical principles, years of experience, and a little bit of humor, Carrie De Francisco offers homeschooling advice, tips, and ideas to moms who have been called to this homeschooling adventure. Weekly coffee breaks and conversations with Carrie will give you the support and encouragement you need to help you homeschool one day at a time, one step at a time, and one cup of coffee at a time. Author of Just Breathe ( & Take a Sip of Coffee): Homeschool in Step with God.

    Sweet Valentine's Day Family Devotions: New & Updated

    Sweet Valentine's Day Family Devotions: New & Updated

    The countdown has begun!  It's almost February which means Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  Join Carrie this week for a super special coffee break.  In this week's episode, Carrie shares 10 simple and fun ways to celebrate Valentine's Day by focusing on God's love and God's call to love others.  Carrie explains how to use a Valentine's Day Countdown to study God's Word and to memorize scripture as a family.   She also shares several other fun activities you can use during family devotions and morning basket time in the month of February.  In this updated episode, Carrie shares a few more devotional ideas to do with teens during the month of February.  It is fourteen days of love, random acts of kindness, devotions, and read-aloud.   Pour yourself a cup of coffee, put your feet up, and join Carrie for a little coffee break. 

    For a copy of the free February Morning Time Plans that include the Valentine's Countdown, Bible verses, and heart cutouts, go to www.coffeewithcarrie.org.
    Support the showTo purchase Carrie's homeschooling book, Just Breathe (and Take a Sip of Coffee): Homeschool in Step with God), visit Amazon.com.

    To subscribe to Coffee With Carrie email newsletter and blog, visit https://coffeewithcarrie.org

    To hear more podcasts about homeschooling, subscribe to Coffee With Carrie Podcast. New episodes are dropped every Thursday.

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    • 27 min
    Homeschool With Laughter: Lessons Learned From Sarah

    Homeschool With Laughter: Lessons Learned From Sarah

    Being a homeschool mom does not require a teaching credential, a masters in education, or an expertise in algebra.  Moms can homeschool without these things.  The one thing you cannot homeschool without is a sense of humor.  In order to joyfully home educate, moms need to be able to laugh at themselves.  Moms need to laugh like Sarah did in Genesis 21:6.  "Sarah said, 'God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.' ”  Homeschooling moms need to laugh like the Proverbs woman in 31:25.  Moms can relate to Sarah in many different ways.  There are three principles homeschooling moms can learn from Sarah.  In this week's episode, Carrie shares encouragement from God's Word and how moms can apply these lessons to their lives, their parenting, and their homeschooling.  Get your Bible, put your feet up, pour yourself your favorite cup of coffee, and join Carrie for a special time in God's Word.  


    Support the showTo purchase Carrie's homeschooling book, Just Breathe (and Take a Sip of Coffee): Homeschool in Step with God), visit Amazon.com.

    To subscribe to Coffee With Carrie email newsletter and blog, visit https://coffeewithcarrie.org

    To hear more podcasts about homeschooling, subscribe to Coffee With Carrie Podcast. New episodes are dropped every Thursday.

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    • 20 min
    Book Clubs: Reading With Your Homeschool Friends

    Book Clubs: Reading With Your Homeschool Friends

    Is your New Year's Resolution to read more this year?  Is your goal to read more of God's Word, to read more aloud with your family, and to read more for enjoyment?  If so, then take a little coffee break and listen to this week's episode.  Carrie shares two ways she reached her reading goals and how she helped other moms stay accountable to theirs.   In this week's episode, Carrie shares simple tips and recommendations for Mom Book Clubs as well as practical and easy ways to host a book club for your children and their friends.  This is an episode you don't want to miss!  Pour yourself a cup of coffee, put your feet up and join Carrie for some coffee and conversation about books.

    Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
    Just Breathe Mom Book Club Set by Carrie De FranciscoThe Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids by Sarah MackenzieWild and Free Book Club: 28 Activities to Make Books Come Alive by Ainsley ArmentGive Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time by Jamie MartinBeyond Five In a Row (FIAR): Volumes 5-8Support the showTo purchase Carrie's homeschooling book, Just Breathe (and Take a Sip of Coffee): Homeschool in Step with God), visit Amazon.com.

    To subscribe to Coffee With Carrie email newsletter and blog, visit https://coffeewithcarrie.org

    To hear more podcasts about homeschooling, subscribe to Coffee With Carrie Podcast. New episodes are dropped every Thursday.

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    • 19 min
    Simplify Your Learning Space: Part 2

    Simplify Your Learning Space: Part 2

    Happy New Year!  It is time to reevaluate, reprioritize, and reorganize!  In this week's episode, Carrie continues to share simple ways to organize (or re-organize) your learning space.  In this week's coffee break (Part 2), Carrie shares simple ways to organize your books, shelves, art supplies and music stuff, and how to make the most of your wall space and storage.  Whether you have a designated school room or you do school all over the place, you will find the tips and suggestions in this week's episode and last week's episode helpful, useful, and encouraging.  Set aside a day to listen and simplify your learning space(s) with Carrie. 

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode
    September & Co:  Character and Bible Cards and Stands
    Pip & J Papery:  ABC, Numbers, Animals, Verse, & Geography Card Sets & Stands
    Arrows and Applesauce:  Posters and Printables
    Daily Grace Co.:  Bible Verse Card Sets and Stands


    Support the showTo purchase Carrie's homeschooling book, Just Breathe (and Take a Sip of Coffee): Homeschool in Step with God), visit Amazon.com.

    To subscribe to Coffee With Carrie email newsletter and blog, visit https://coffeewithcarrie.org

    To hear more podcasts about homeschooling, subscribe to Coffee With Carrie Podcast. New episodes are dropped every Thursday.

    If you enjoy CWC Podcasts, we would love for you to leave a review and a 5-Star Rating. Click HERE
    #coffeewithcarriepodcast
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    #simplehomeschooling
    #sabbathhomeschooling

    • 21 min
    Simplify Your Learning Space: Part 1

    Simplify Your Learning Space: Part 1

    A new year is almost here!  It is the perfect time to reorganize and reprioritize!  In this week's episode, Carrie shares simple ways to organize (or re-organize) your learning space.  Whether you have a designated school room or you do school all over the place, you will find the tips and suggestions in this week's and next week's episodes helpful, useful, and encouraging.  In this week's coffee break (Part 1), Carrie shares her basket system and how to use it in your own homeschooling. Carve out a day to listen and to simplify your learning spaces for the new year.  
    Support the showTo purchase Carrie's homeschooling book, Just Breathe (and Take a Sip of Coffee): Homeschool in Step with God), visit Amazon.com.

    To subscribe to Coffee With Carrie email newsletter and blog, visit https://coffeewithcarrie.org

    To hear more podcasts about homeschooling, subscribe to Coffee With Carrie Podcast. New episodes are dropped every Thursday.

    If you enjoy CWC Podcasts, we would love for you to leave a review and a 5-Star Rating. Click HERE
    #coffeewithcarriepodcast
    #justbreathesipcoffee
    #homeschoolencouragement
    #homeschoolwithcarrie
    #simplehomeschooling
    #sabbathhomeschooling

    • 20 min
    A Heart of Worship (Revisited): Lessons Learned From Mary

    A Heart of Worship (Revisited): Lessons Learned From Mary

    It is the week of Christmas!  Join Carrie for this special Bible study coffee break.   In this episode, Carrie digs deep into Luke 1 for an in-depth look at Jesus' mother,  Mary.  Mary had a heart of worship.  Single moms, married moms, young moms, confused moms, scared moms, and homeschooling moms can learn many lessons from Mary that can be applied to motherhood, parenting, and homeschooling.  Carrie looks at Mary's questions, her actions, and her responses and then challenges moms to worship instead whine, to have faith over fear, and to believe instead of doubt.  No matter what impossible situation you may find yourself in this holiday season, God can work miracles.  Pour yourself a holiday latte, get your Bible, listen while you wrap presents, and join Carrie for a little coffee break.  
    Support the showTo purchase Carrie's homeschooling book, Just Breathe (and Take a Sip of Coffee): Homeschool in Step with God), visit Amazon.com.

    To subscribe to Coffee With Carrie email newsletter and blog, visit https://coffeewithcarrie.org

    To hear more podcasts about homeschooling, subscribe to Coffee With Carrie Podcast. New episodes are dropped every Thursday.

    If you enjoy CWC Podcasts, we would love for you to leave a review and a 5-Star Rating. Click HERE
    #coffeewithcarriepodcast
    #justbreathesipcoffee
    #homeschoolencouragement
    #homeschoolwithcarrie
    #simplehomeschooling
    #sabbathhomeschooling

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

magoosito ,

Encouraging

Finding Carrie’s podcast, book and instagram have been such a blessing in my new homeschooling journey. She motivates you to keep on going in a fun and relaxed way. Her ideas of game learning have been a great addition to our school days. Thank you Carrie.

HeartforHomeschooling ,

Homeschool Help

I never thought that I would be a homeschooling Mama, so when I felt led that direction I was also led to listen to Carrie’s podcasts. She is funny, she is thoughtful & she is full of knowledge. I’m so thankful to have found her podcast & listen to her encouragement!

happy instagram ,

Changed Everything!

Let me start by saying that homeschooling wasn’t on our radar. My little one is comfortably nestled in a wonderful private school, but Carrie’s podcast has done something unexpected and beautiful to my heart and I’m bringing my little one HOME! Because of Carrie and how great of a resource she is I know that homeschool gets to “look” like whatever we want it to. God helped me find Carrie and is helping me bring to life the deep desires of my heart to serve my family through homeschooling.

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