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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
    • 5.0 • 27 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.

    Learning Through Games: An Interview with Christa Svoboda

    Learning Through Games: An Interview with Christa Svoboda

    Catch up with Carrie! This week's Coffee With Carrie episode is a Podcast Mash Up.
    Carrie shares in an interview with Christa Svoboda how to "Learn Through Games."
    Listen to this short and sweet coffee break.  Carrie shares resources for games, how to enter a Games Giveaway, and information on upcoming CWC Free Online games workshops. 

    Check out Carrie's interview with Christa Svoboda at Seek Wholly Living Podcast.
    To listen to the podcast "Learning Through Games," go to Seek Wholly Living Podcast, Season One, Episode #43

    To watch the interview, check out Christa's Youtube Channel "Seek Wholly Living."

    To check out The Game Curriculum created by Martin and Carolyn Forte or to order some of the games mentioned in the interview podcast, go to Excellence in Education Resource Center and Online BookStore.

    To learn some of the math games mentioned in the interview, go to Coffee With Carrie's IGTV account.  Check out "Math Series."

    For more information on how to enter the Games Giveaway on IG, then follow both Carrie @coffeewithcarrieconsultant and Christa @seekwhollyliving.

    If you would like to join Carrie in her upcoming FREE, Online CWC Workshop, Math FUNdamentals:  Make Learning Math FUN, go to Coffee With Carrie Website.  Workshop is  Tuesday, August 17th, 2021.  Space is limited.

    Make sure you purchase a copy of Carrie's book, Just Breathe (and Take a Sip of Coffee): Homeschool in Step with God.  Order your copy at Amazon.

    • 8 min
    Doubting Dads: "Honey, I Want to Homeschool the Kids!"

    Doubting Dads: "Honey, I Want to Homeschool the Kids!"

    Do you feel called to educate your child at home but your husband is doubting the idea of homeschooling?  Then listen to this week's Coffee With Carrie Podcast and then share it with your hubby.  Over the years, dads have asked Carrie and her husband  the same three questions about homeschooling:
    1). How much will this cost me?
    2). Will my kid turn out weird?
    3)  Can my child get into college or provide for his future family?

    Join Carrie as she answers these three "dad questions" and then answers a question most dads should be asking:  How can I help? What can I do?
    Carrie kept this week's episode short and sweet.  She gets to the point.  She knows how busy a dad can be.  Pour yourself a cup of coffee, put your feet up, turn up the volume so your hubby can hear it in the next room or in the car, and take a little coffee break with Carrie.

    For links, books, and activities mentioned in this week's podcast, go to Coffee With Carrie Website. 

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

    For more articles on how to homeschool visit Coffeewithcarrie.org or for daily devotions and encouragement, go to IG @coffeewithcarrieconsultant.   

    To hear more  podcasts that are filled with homeschooling help and encouragement, 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; it is easy and free!
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    • 16 min
    Stand Up & Stand Out: Lessons Learned from Josiah

    Stand Up & Stand Out: Lessons Learned from Josiah

    Our Nation Needs God!  Join Carrie for a summertime Bible study of the life and boldness of young King Josiah.  In this week's episode,  Carrie digs deep into 2 Kings 22-23 and the many lessons we can learn from Josiah.  Through restoring the temple, reading God's Word, renewing the covenant, removing idols, and remembering God's faithfulness, young King Josiah reformed a community and brought God back to a nation.  If you are feeling helpless, hopeless, or useless these days as you watch the news or read the paper, then take a little coffee break with Carrie.  Open your bibles, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and Join Carrie this week for a much-needed time in God's Word.

    For links, books, and activities mentioned in this week's podcast, go to Coffee With Carrie Website. 

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

    For more articles on how to homeschool visit Coffeewithcarrie.org or for daily devotions and encouragement, go to IG @coffeewithcarrieconsultant.   

    To hear more Bible studies like this or other podcasts that are filled with homeschooling help and encouragement, listen 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; it is easy and free!
    #coffeewithcarriepodcast
    #justbreathesipcoffee
    #homeschoolencouragement

    • 20 min
    Homeschooling With Dyslexia

    Homeschooling With Dyslexia

    If you have a child who struggles with school work, then teaching that child can become overwhelming at times.  If your child struggles to read, to remember steps of math problems, or can't spell the simplest of words, then you may feel like you are beating your head up against the wall day in and day out.  Whether your child is dyslexic, has attention issues, or is just a late bloomer, homeschooling moms often feel like they are either not doing enough or not doing things the right way. It's ok!  Your child is ok, and you are ok!  Dyslexia is not a deficiency; it is a gift (even though it may not feel like it at times).  Kids with dyslexia learn differently, so they need to be taught differently.   Join Carrie for this special summertime podcast as she shares her homeschooling journey with her youngest child, who just so happens to be dyslexic.  In this episode, Carrie shares some of the struggles, challenges, triumphs, teaching strategies, and miracles.  Pour yourself a cup coffee with an extra shot.  The caffeine will help you keep up. 

    For links, books, and activities mentioned in this week's podcast, go to Coffee With Carrie Website. 

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

    For more articles on how to homeschool visit Coffeewithcarrie.org or for daily devotions and encouragement, go to IG @coffeewithcarrieconsultant.   

    To hear more  podcasts that are filled with homeschooling help and encouragement, 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; it is easy and free!
    #coffeewithcarriepodcast
    #justbreathesipcoffee
    #homeschoolencouragement

    • 28 min
    Homeschooling For Free (Part 2)

    Homeschooling For Free (Part 2)

    You can homeschool for free and on a tight budget!  Still don't believe Carrie?  Then join her for this week's summertime podcast special.  Carrie continues her conversation she started last week.  Learn how to homeschool with only your library card, a stack of index cards, and some creative homeschooling friends.  You can homeschool with little income (and without charter school funds).  Pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, relax, and join Carrie for a little coffee break. 

    For links, books, and activities mentioned in this week's podcast, go to Coffee With Carrie Website. 

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

    For more articles on how to homeschool visit Coffeewithcarrie.org or for daily devotions and encouragement, go to IG @coffeewithcarrieconsultant.   

    To hear more  podcasts that are filled with homeschooling help and encouragement, 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; it is easy and free!
    #coffeewithcarriepodcast
    #justbreathesipcoffee
    #homeschoolencouragement

    • 18 min
    Homeschooling for FREE (or for almost free)!

    Homeschooling for FREE (or for almost free)!

    You can homeschool for free and on a shoestring budget!  Don't believe Carrie?  Then join her for this week's summertime podcast special.  When Carrie chose to quit her job so she could homeschool her children becoming a one income family was a huge adjustment.  Many sacrifices had to be made.  Carrie and her husband learned how to rely on God to provide exactly what their family needed exactly when it was needed.   During the really lean seasons, Carrie also got real creative and figured out some very thrifty ways to homeschool for next to nothing.  Homeschooling does not have to be an expensive endeavor.  You can homeschool with little income (and without charter school funds).  Pour yourself a cup of coffee. Don't go to Starbucks.  (Save yourself some money).  Then sit back, relax, and join Carrie for a little coffee break. 

    For links, books, and activities mentioned in this week's podcast, go to Coffee With Carrie Website. 

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

    For more articles on how to homeschool visit Coffeewithcarrie.org or for daily devotions and encouragement, go to IG @coffeewithcarrieconsultant.   

    To hear more  podcasts that are filled with homeschooling help and encouragement, 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; it is easy and free!
    #coffeewithcarriepodcast
    #justbreathesipcoffee
    #homeschoolencouragement

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

pedevillanofam ,

Homeschool help

Love the encouragement and support this podcast provides. All of the information is tangible and easy to follow
A fresh take on how to homeschool

Andithegirl82 ,

One stop shop for all your homeschooling needs!

Carrie is riddled with wisdom and experience of homeschooling in an unorthodox way. She takes you step by step on how to, what to expect, ideas, and encouragement on homeschooling your children. She sounds like an old friend who links arms with you and proclaims, “You can do this!”
I’ve learned so much from this podcast and I confidently share with ALL of my friends.
Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

P.W. Hayden ,

Excellent resource!

If you are a homeschool mom, or are considering homeschooling, this will be such a blessing to you! It’s like sitting down to coffee with a seasoned homeschool mama and gleaning from her years of experience. ♥️

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