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Reducing Overwhelm for Christian Homeschool Moms of Special Needs and Neurodiverse Kids

***TOP 1% Parenting + Family Life Podcast***

Do you wish your home and homeschool could be peaceful?

Do you long for simple systems that help life run on autopilot, instead of feeling overwhelmed and like an angry task-master who can’t get anyone to help you?

Are you ready to kick fear to the curb, LOSE THAT OVERWHELM, and move into a satisfying life of Proverbs 31 stewardship?

Welcome to the family!!! You have been led here divinely, because Jesus is the Good Shepherd.

In this podcast, you will find secrets to reducing the overwhelm that motherhood brings, shifting into living a life of intention and unity in your homeschool, homemaking, and health, while raising special needs or neurodiverse children.

Reducing overwhelm happens simply and joyfully with a few systems and hacks, which I will share here. Living out Charlotte Mason's homeschool teachings seamlessly creates a lifestyle that extends beyond formal education and encompasses the whole family's approach to living and learning in a holistic joy-filled way!

My mission is to journey alongside you, empowering and equipping you to build a solid family foundation to bless your future generations, while you confidently live out your calling with joy and assurance, despite the challenges of the special needs life.

If you are ready to say “yes” to letting go of the yelling, guilt, overwhelm, and confusion that has plagued you, then you are in the right place. Welcome home.

Hey, I’m Katie Keene.
Jesus Lover and Daughter of the King, Wife to a Hunk, Mama of 5 treasures (with a pair of out-of-the-box movers and shakers), Special Needs Advocate, Non-toxic Lifestyle Junkie, and Homeschool Fanatic.

For years I struggled to feel confident amid the overwhelming chaos of daily life. I was frantically searching for answers to mysterious chronic illnesses, neurodiversity in my children, and special needs. I felt desperate to know how to educate and train my children perfectly, longing to keep a Pinterest-worthy home, while trying to meet my unrealistic internal expectations --and keep up with military spouse life. I felt like a hamster running on a never ending wheel.

I finally realized that to create the foundations in my family which I KNEW I was called to create, something BIG had to change. I did not want to wake up someday to regret and sorrow. I longed for simple solutions to living this challenging but rich special needs life with purpose, while fulfilling my calling to motherhood, health, homeschooling, and homemaking.

SO, with God's grace and guidance, I have learned to reduce the overwhelm and I am still on this journey today. I can’t wait to share what I continue to learn with YOU!

This journey toward God’s best for your family will increase your confidence, and set a firm foundation for your generations to come.

Breathe deeply, Mama. Let the kid’s go play. Because it’s time for you to CHASE that JOY and PEACE you have been longing for!

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HER HOME & HEART / Reducing Overwhelm for Christian Homeschool Moms of Special Needs and Neurodiverse Kids Katie Keene, Special Needs Family Coach, Homeschool Strategy Coach, Holistic Living Coach, Overwhelm Coach, Christian Motherhood Coach

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 169 Ratings

Reducing Overwhelm for Christian Homeschool Moms of Special Needs and Neurodiverse Kids

***TOP 1% Parenting + Family Life Podcast***

Do you wish your home and homeschool could be peaceful?

Do you long for simple systems that help life run on autopilot, instead of feeling overwhelmed and like an angry task-master who can’t get anyone to help you?

Are you ready to kick fear to the curb, LOSE THAT OVERWHELM, and move into a satisfying life of Proverbs 31 stewardship?

Welcome to the family!!! You have been led here divinely, because Jesus is the Good Shepherd.

In this podcast, you will find secrets to reducing the overwhelm that motherhood brings, shifting into living a life of intention and unity in your homeschool, homemaking, and health, while raising special needs or neurodiverse children.

Reducing overwhelm happens simply and joyfully with a few systems and hacks, which I will share here. Living out Charlotte Mason's homeschool teachings seamlessly creates a lifestyle that extends beyond formal education and encompasses the whole family's approach to living and learning in a holistic joy-filled way!

My mission is to journey alongside you, empowering and equipping you to build a solid family foundation to bless your future generations, while you confidently live out your calling with joy and assurance, despite the challenges of the special needs life.

If you are ready to say “yes” to letting go of the yelling, guilt, overwhelm, and confusion that has plagued you, then you are in the right place. Welcome home.

Hey, I’m Katie Keene.
Jesus Lover and Daughter of the King, Wife to a Hunk, Mama of 5 treasures (with a pair of out-of-the-box movers and shakers), Special Needs Advocate, Non-toxic Lifestyle Junkie, and Homeschool Fanatic.

For years I struggled to feel confident amid the overwhelming chaos of daily life. I was frantically searching for answers to mysterious chronic illnesses, neurodiversity in my children, and special needs. I felt desperate to know how to educate and train my children perfectly, longing to keep a Pinterest-worthy home, while trying to meet my unrealistic internal expectations --and keep up with military spouse life. I felt like a hamster running on a never ending wheel.

I finally realized that to create the foundations in my family which I KNEW I was called to create, something BIG had to change. I did not want to wake up someday to regret and sorrow. I longed for simple solutions to living this challenging but rich special needs life with purpose, while fulfilling my calling to motherhood, health, homeschooling, and homemaking.

SO, with God's grace and guidance, I have learned to reduce the overwhelm and I am still on this journey today. I can’t wait to share what I continue to learn with YOU!

This journey toward God’s best for your family will increase your confidence, and set a firm foundation for your generations to come.

Breathe deeply, Mama. Let the kid’s go play. Because it’s time for you to CHASE that JOY and PEACE you have been longing for!

Connect!
hello@herhomeandheart.com

Grow!
herhomeandheart.net/free

All the INSIDER goodies for you! PLUS COMMUNITY 3
https://bit.ly/m/HerHomeandHeart

Leave me a message!
https://www.speakpipe.com/KatieK

    236 // 3 Quick Pick-Me-Ups for Hard Motherhood Days To Reduce Home Overwhelm Quickly and Refresh Your Mind

    236 // 3 Quick Pick-Me-Ups for Hard Motherhood Days To Reduce Home Overwhelm Quickly and Refresh Your Mind

    Have you ever found yourself with a headache, the house is a mess, you have PMs, you're behind in homeschool, the kids are crying, and you have all the therapies to get to still?

    That has been the story of so many of the days in my life. And oftentimes I just want to have a quick rescue. What can I do on those days?

    Thankfully over the years, I was able to try various techniques that fit into my daily overwhelm.

    They were simple.

    They were things that made a difference in the middle of the chaos and helped me feel better. And so I'm excited and looking forward to sharing those ideas with you today!

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    • 9 min
    Fearful About Gaps In Your Child's Learning? Banish Homeschooling Anxiety and Thrive

    Fearful About Gaps In Your Child's Learning? Banish Homeschooling Anxiety and Thrive

    In this episode, we tackle the common fears and anxieties that homeschooling parents face, including concerns about leaving educational gaps, feeling unprepared to teach, and meeting state standards. We provide practical advice and encouragement to help parents overcome these challenges and embrace the freedom and joy of educating their children at home. Tune in to discover how to transform fear into confidence and navigate the homeschooling journey with reassurance and empowerment.
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    • 14 min
    234 // Stress Less, Connect More: Simple Ideas for Meaningful Family Time

    234 // Stress Less, Connect More: Simple Ideas for Meaningful Family Time

    Juggling schedules and feeling stressed? Reconnect with your family! Join us for simple ideas on turning everyday moments into joyful, meaningful experiences. Ditch the stress, build memories, and create a more connected family life, one step at a time.

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    • 8 min
    233 // Simple Birthday Overwhelm Solutions For Tired Homeschool Moms

    233 // Simple Birthday Overwhelm Solutions For Tired Homeschool Moms

    Do birthday celebrations STRESS you OUT, when you just want to create joy?

    Today we share our ideas, to get your wheels turning for how you can make birthdays a time of real celebration DESPITE the life chaos. So you can create a time of joy and memory making, just like you dreamed of (even if it looks slightly different than you expected).

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    • 9 min
    232 // Overwhelmed as a Tired or Introverted Parent? Quick Tips to THRIVE NOW with Little By Little Homeschool

    232 // Overwhelmed as a Tired or Introverted Parent? Quick Tips to THRIVE NOW with Little By Little Homeschool

    This episode is for homeschooling moms who feel tired, introverted, or overwhelmed. Katie and Leigh, two experienced homeschooling moms, share their tips and encouragement to help you thrive on your homeschooling journey.

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    • 45 min
    231 // From Drowning in "To-Dos" to Celebrating WINS: 1 Simple Mindset Shift for a Joyful Family and Holistic Homeschool

    231 // From Drowning in "To-Dos" to Celebrating WINS: 1 Simple Mindset Shift for a Joyful Family and Holistic Homeschool

    Feeling like you're drowning in a sea of to-dos? We've all been there! Battling anxiety, wrestling with whispering doubts, and trying to homeschool special needs kids?

    **This podcast is your secret weapon. **

    Today I’ll give you a life changing tip. It’s not a magic schedule or a productivity hack, but a way to shift your mindset and find joy in the chaos, even with those pesky doubts buzzing around.

    This episode is all about celebrating tiny wins and making 1% shifts to transform your home and homeschool from messy mayhem to joyfulness amidst the chaos. ✨

    Let's ditch the "to-do" drama and embrace the "done" list! Celebrate those small victories: folding a basket of laundry, squeezing in a hug, navigating meltdowns (and still getting through a math lesson!), or simply being present with your family. Every triumph deserves a cheer.

    Remember, mamas, you're not in a sprint. We're on a beautiful, messy marathon! ✨ Celebrate the little things, make those 1% shifts (like a pilot tweaking his flight plan, and very much in the Charlotte Mason style of creating good habits!), and trust that tiny steps lead to big joy with your amazing kids.

    Bonus tips:

    Take deep breaths! ‍♀️ It helps reduce stress and aligns your whole body. (My physical therapist's wisdom!)

    Remember Isaiah 28:10: "Precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, there a little." We build our family goals slowly, step by step.

    Join the Facebook group! Share your 1% shifts and connect with other families on this journey. ❤️

    Level up your support: Consider the Greater Honor Special Needs Family Membership for expert advice, real-life connections, and monthly meetups.

    You got this, mama!

    I'm cheering you on every step of the way.

    See you next week!

    XOXO,
    Katie

    P.S. Don't forget about the Greater Honor discount! Join now before the price increase. http://herhomeandheart.net/tgh



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    3 STEPS TO REDUCE OVERWHELM:

    STEP 1) Feel good!
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    STEP 2) Community!

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    Show Notes:

    Ditch the overwhelm and find joy in the chaos.

    Celebrate tiny wins and embrace 1% shifts.

    Create a "done" list instead of a "to-do" list.

    Take deep breaths and remember Isaiah 28:10.

    Join the Facebook group and share your 1% shifts.

    Consider the Greater Honor Special Needs Family Membership.

    Keywords: homeschooling, special needs, anxiety, overwhelm, joy, tiny wins, 1% shifts, family, connection, support

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 Ratings

kariplus3 ,

You get it!

Thank you, Katie, for pouring out your heart into our homes… you really get it and it feels so good to link arms in faith centered parenting and motherhood
Xoxo, Kari Davis, the Well Health and Wholeness podcast

cara_eachordinarymoment ,

Encouragement for real life!

Listening to this podcast is like sitting down for coffee with a sweet, encouraging, and helpful friend who truly gets you. Thank you! 💝

ThePFunk ,

Amazing!

I have three autistic children and this podcast feels so comforting to listen to. I’m so glad Katie is a fellow believer and Charlotte Mason homeschooler. She and I have so much in common and I absolutely love her voice and storytelling!

So encouraging!

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