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Hear from teens, homeschooling parents, homeschool grads, and singles who are just like you. They love the Lord, resist temptation, sometimes blow it, struggle with relationships, and are pressing on to see Jesus face to face! Great discussions that will stretch you to live Christian lives.

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Hear from teens, homeschooling parents, homeschool grads, and singles who are just like you. They love the Lord, resist temptation, sometimes blow it, struggle with relationships, and are pressing on to see Jesus face to face! Great discussions that will stretch you to live Christian lives.

    Should I Join a Homeschool Co-op?

    Should I Join a Homeschool Co-op?

    Should I Join a Homeschool Co-op?

    In “Should I Join a Homeschool Co-op?,” Episode, #170, Meredith Curtis discusses homeschool co-ops and how they benefit homeschooling families. She explains the difference between support groups, co-ops, enrichment classes, and umbrella schools. From a wealth of experience, Meredith shows how to co-op wisely when seasons allow.

     



     









     

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    Our Experience with Homeschool Co-ops



    Differences Between Co-ops, Support Groups, Erichment Classes, Umbrella

    Each different purpose, cost, personal responsiblity



    Should I Join a Homeschool Co-op?

    What season are you in?

    Where do you need help?

    What classes are you willing to NOT teach?



    Roles in a Co-op

    Cooperative – each one plays a role:





    * Administrator

    * Teachers

    * Helpers

    * Treasurer

    * Support (Nursery/Study Hall)



    Theme

    Co-ops might have a theme: History Day, Travel thru Time, Science Fun

    Co-ops might just be enrichment

    Coo-ops might cover core classes & Enrichment

    Co-ops might be online



    Possible Classes

    Core – English, Math, Science, History, Geography

    Out-of-Box Core – Who  Dun It, Travel Around the World

    Life Skills/Enrichment – Bible, Homemaking, Art, Music, Labs



    Standards

    Do their standards match yours?





    * Faith/Beliefs

    * Behavior

    * Conversation



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    7 Classic Books Every Homeschool Mom Should Read

    7 Classic Books Every Homeschool Mom Should Read

    7 Classic Books Every Homeschool Mom Should Read

    In “7 Classic Books Every Homeschool Mom Should Read,” Episode, #169, Meredith Curtis shares her favorites with you – books that have inspired, equipped, and encouraged her. These books will change your life and your perspective. Grab a cup of tea or mug of coffee and learn about some classic books that you will want to read and reread again.

     









     

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    The bookcase outside my door.

    Books impact our lives. Some of my books are like special friends who have spoken into my life and brought forth something new.



    L’Abri by Edith Schaeffer

    Frances & Edith Schaeffer’s ministry in Switzerland.

    Focus on creating a nurturing environment and ministering in and from the home.



    For Better or Best by Gary Smalley

    As a young couple, we attended this author’s conference and had our first introduction to the vast difference in the way men and women think. Also how different their needs are.

    He also wrote If Only He Knew.



    Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

    My favorite book on parenting. It really shows how to parent by imitating Jesus as a shepherd of our children’s hearts.



    Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer

    I love art and beauty and classic books. Edith opened my eyes to the true art involved in creating a home from interior decorating to fostering integration of ages, I love this book!



    Creative Counterpart by Linda Dillow

    A great book on how to be a wife from the relational to the practical including organization.



    The Christian Family by Larry Christenson

    Every Christian should read this book on the the how, what, and why of God’s design of the Christian family. Covers roles and responsibilities, including the family’s Saviour – Jesus and parent’s role in the spiritual nurture of their children.



    Spirit of Loveliness by Emilie Barnes

    Lovely inside and out, Emilie reminds us to add beauty in our world to fee our soul. I love all her books but this is my favorite!



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    Career Exploration with Special Guest Vicki Tillman

    Career Exploration with Special Guest Vicki Tillman

    Career Exploration with Special Guest Vicki Tillman

    In “Career Exploration with Special Guest Vicki Tillman,” Episode, #168, Meredith Curtis interviews homeschool mom/counselor/curriculum creator Vicki Tillman about future careers for homeschool grads. They start by sharing the careers of their 10 homeschool graduates – all so different and some very specialized. Vicki and Meredith discuss ways to help our teens explore various careers in high school – classes, investigating careers, talking to people about their jobs, ministry, apprenticeships, starting their own businesses – so they can enjoy successful careers in the future.

     









     

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    Welcome to Special Guest Vicki Tillman with Seven Sisters, a homeschool podcast and curriculum provider.



    Careers of All Our Grown Children

    All graduated from Homeschool & College

    Vicki’s Kid’s Careers

    Meredith’s Kid’s Careers



    Career Exploration

    How to Help Teens Explore Career

    God’s part in Career Exploration

    God’s Will, Experiences, Giftings, What They Enjoy, Values

    Apprenticeships



    When to Learn About Careers

    No Right Way

    Sometimes a Little at a Time

    Sometimes a Semester Class

    Adding to Economics Class

    Starting Your Own Business

    Vicki’s Career Exploration Class

    Ministry

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    Teens Take Charge of Your Health! … for high school credit!

    Teens Take Charge of Your Health! … for high school credit!

    Teens Take Charge of Your Health! … for high school credit!

    In “Teens Take Charge of Your Health! … for high school credit,” Episode, #167, Meredith Curtis shares practical things to include in your teen’s health class that will motivate healthy lifestyle changes. Teens can do health as an independent study if they want to start adding healthier habits to their lives. Or parents can create a health class that is practical and helpful. Healthy nutrition, exercise, hygiene, sleep, and relationship habits can start now and last a lifetime.

     









     

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    I started 2 habits related to health in high school – 1 good and 1 bad



    Nutrition

    What nutrients does your body really need? What is the best way to get it?



    Exercise

    What are the 4 kinds of exercises teens need? What is the funnest way to do them?



    Sleep & Fresh Air

    Teens need more sleep – why? Why does fresh air matter?



    Avoiding Sickness

    Simple investments to avoid sickness –-> huge dividends



    Personal Hygeine

    Body odor, acne, shaving, and clothing all matter for teens.



    Healthy Communication & Relationships

    Communication and relational skills called soft skills – make a huge difference in the 21st century.



    Sexual Purity

    How on earth can teens stay pure in a seductive world?



    Addictions

    Common addictions among teens and how to find freedom.



    How To Keep Growing in their Relationship with God

    Silver, Kit Carson, Carson City, Virginia City

    Silver and gold mining, mining towns, ghost towns, Kit Carson, mountain men, capital, capitol, desert



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    Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip V: Pacific States & Territories

    Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip V: Pacific States & Territories

    Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip V: Pacific States & Territories

    In “Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip V: Pacific States & Territories,” Episode, #166, Meredith Curtis becomes your tour guide a final trip through the USA—this time it’s a cruise starting in Alaska and making our way down the west coast and out to Hawaii. From the island state, we’ll make our way to our five territories. You will see some breathtaking views, enjoy delicious seafood, and venture into the Ring of Fire. Grab  your navigation chart, pack your suitcase, and don’t forget your swimsuit and life jacket—there’s lot of miles sailing over the ocean! This is the fifth in our series of USA road trips—traveling is a great way to learn geography the fun way!

     



     









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    Hi! Today, I’m your tour guide. Ready for a whirlwind trip through the Pacific states and our 5 inhabited territoreis?

    Pacific Ocean, extremes, Ring of Fire, seafood.



    Alaska

    Largest state, Mt. Denali, mountains, glaciers, moose, caribou, bears, bison, reindeer

    Peninsula, Denali, fauna (animals), tundra, national parks & preserves, ports



    Washington

    Mount Saint Helens, Olympic National Park, Mount Olympus

    Volcano eruption, “geological layers,” rainforest, waterfalls, mountains



    Oregon

    Crater Lake, Crater lake National Park

    Extinct volcano, alpine lakes



    California

    Redwood National Forest, Sequoia National Park, Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree, Death Valley

    Agriculture, volcanoes, islands, mountain ranges, deserts, valleys, fertile farmland, earthquakes



    Hawaii

    Missionaries, Coral Church

    Archipelago, volcanoes, multicultural population, missionaries



    American Samoa

    Fiafia, Christian influence

    Archipelago, natural harbor, coral reefs, volcanoes, mountains, rainforests, tropical flowers, tropical fruits



    Northern Mariana Islands

    Tinian, Diving for WWII weapons or artifacts

    Mariana Trench, World War II, shipwrecks, diving



    Guam

    Pacific War Musuem, Capital Hagnatna

    World War II, history of island, division between Guam and Northern Mariana Islands



    US Virgin Islands

    Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, Estate Whim Plantation, coral reef diving

    Archipelago, Danish culture, archipelago, sugar mill, sugar plantation, coral reef, SCUBA diving, snorkeling



    Puerto Rico

    Fort Fortaleza, Castillo San felipe del Morro, Palacio de Santa Catalina

    Tropical archipelago, mountains, hurricanes,



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    Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip IV: Southwest & West States

    Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip IV: Southwest & West States

    Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip IV: Southwest & Western States

    In “Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip IV: Southwest & West States,” Episode, #165, Meredith Curtis becomes your tour guide on a road trip through 10 states and two tribal nations in the Southwest and West region of the country. You will see some breathtaking views and meet some wild west heroes. Grab your road map, pack your suitcase, and don’t forget your camera and extra water—we’ll spend a lot of time driving—there’s a lot of miles to cover in this wide-open country! This is the fourth in our series of USA road trips—traveling is a great way to learn geography the fun way!

     



     









     



     

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    Hi! Today, I’m your tour guide. Ready for a whirlwind trip through the the Southwest & West?

    Spanish & Native American Influence.



    Cherokee Nation

    Trail of Tears—from NC to OK. Cherokee Heritage Center

    Native lands, reservations, Trail of Tears, Native populations



    Oklahoma

    Oklahoma City: Underground, capital, National Cowboy Hall of Fame

    Capital, capitol, city planning, oil refining, stockyards, cattle ranches



    Texas

    Culture of Texas, The Alamo

    Spanish influence in Southwest, forts, missions, Texas indepence, wars, Texas statehood, landscape



    New Mexico

    Culture of New Mexico, Santa Fe, San Miguel Chapel, Pueblos

    Native Americans, Pueblo homes, Spanish missions, oldest capital city in USA, landforms



    Four Corners

    Navajo Nation, Four Corners

    Territories to states, boundary lines, desert, mountains, landmarks, Native tribes



    Arizona

    Desert, Grand Canyon

    Desert, saguaro cactus, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, canyons, cliffs, rock formations, living in a desert



    Colorado

    Mountains, Ski Resorts

    Colorado mountains, snow line, mountain safety, mountain recreation, valleys, mesas, forests, canyons, plateaus, lakes, rivers



    Utah

    Bonneville Salt Flats, National Parks

    Red sandstone cliffs, arches, rock formations, mountains, desert, salt flats, salt lake, mining salt



    Nevada

    Silver, Kit Carson, Carson City, Virginia City

    Silver and gold mining, mining towns, ghost towns, Kit Carson, mountain men, capital, capitol, desert



    Wyoming

    Cowboys, Rodeos, Native Americans, Yellowstone National Park

    Cattle ranching, rodeos, Native Americans, tribal land, national parks, mountains, plains, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, geysers



    Montana

    Fourth largest state, mining, copper mining, Ringing Rocks

    Forests, rivers, waterfalls, mountains, valleys, farming, cattle ranching, mining boom towns, ghost towns, ski resorts



    Idaho

    Potato farming, farming, ranching, gems, birthplace of TV, Lava Hot Springs

    Hot springs, farming, ranching, gem mining, westward trails, rivers, white water rafting, resort towns



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