206 episodes

For the young parents, the veteran homeschoolers, or anyone navigating the waters of homeschool options, nationally-known speaker and educational consultant, Carole Joy Seid, helps you homeschool simply, inexpensively, and enjoyably with a Bible, math curriculum, and library card. Great books have the power to build godly family culture and give educational success! If you need a weekly shot of encouragement and support to continue on with confident joy in your homeschooling journey, listen in. 

Homeschool Made Simple Carole Joy Seid

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 308 Ratings

For the young parents, the veteran homeschoolers, or anyone navigating the waters of homeschool options, nationally-known speaker and educational consultant, Carole Joy Seid, helps you homeschool simply, inexpensively, and enjoyably with a Bible, math curriculum, and library card. Great books have the power to build godly family culture and give educational success! If you need a weekly shot of encouragement and support to continue on with confident joy in your homeschooling journey, listen in. 

    209: The Best Books for Children

    209: The Best Books for Children

    In this episode from our archive, Carole Joy Seid shares the best children’s books to build your home library. 
    Many families have asked Carole to help them find out how to systematically build a library of books they actually want to keep. The books she shares in this episode are from her own bookshelves, and they are the ones you don't want to let your children leave home without reading. Without these wonderful books, they will live a kind of deprived world!

    RESOURCES
    Click HERE for the full booklist from this episode. 
    Build Your Family’s Library: Grab our FREE book list here. 
    Get our FREE ebook: 5 Essential Parts of a Great Education. 
    Attend one of our upcoming seminars in 2024! 
    Click HERE for more information about consulting with Carole Joy Seid!

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    Gain fresh vision for homeschooling!Join us for a seminar this year in the Minneapolis, Nashville or Dallas areas.  Or join us on our live webinar, June 1, 2024.Sign up HERE on our website
    Help us share the message of homeschool made simple with others by leaving a rating and review. Thank you for helping us get the word out!

    • 32 min
    208: Bringing Peace to Your Homeschool Experience | The Story of Connie and Her Daughter, Ashley

    208: Bringing Peace to Your Homeschool Experience | The Story of Connie and Her Daughter, Ashley

    Are you looking for peace in homeschooling? Quieting the voices, listening to the research, and following a plan that works for your family is the path to peace in homeschooling. Another way to gain peace is by hearing the stories of those who have gone before us. Learning from the experiences of others is one of the great benefits of homeschooling-what worked and what didn't! 
    Carole speaks with Connie Wright and her daughter, Ashley Becker, who found peace and success in their homeschooling journey. 
    Connie and her husband transitioned to homeschooling after trying public and private schools. She then attended one of Carole's conferences and shifted their approach to literature-based learning. They began to feel such freedom and peace in their children’s self-learning which strengthened their family relationships and created beautiful memories through read-alouds, family discussions and time together. 
    Listen in and be encouraged!


    RESOURCES
    Let the Little Children Come 
    Build Your Family’s Library: Grab our FREE book list here

    Get our FREE ebook: 5 Essential Parts of a Great Education.
    Attend one of our upcoming seminars in 2024!
    Click HERE for more information about consulting with Carole Joy Seid

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    Help us share the message of homeschool made simple with others by leaving a rating and review. Thank you for helping us get the word out!

    • 21 min
    207: Connecting with Your Kids through Nature with Greta Eskridge

    207: Connecting with Your Kids through Nature with Greta Eskridge

    In this episode Carole Joy Seid is joined by Greta Eskridge, a homeschooling mom of four and author of two books, "Adventuring Together" and "100 Days of Adventure." Greta shares her personal experiences of how spending time in nature has transformed her relationship with her children, her faith, and her family as a whole. They discuss the impact of Christian camping, personal experiences at Forest Home, and the need for genuine connections in a digitally connected world. 
    RESOURCES
    Adventuring Together and 100 Days of Adventure by Greta EskridgeThe Greta Eskridge PodcastForest Home Christian CampLearn more about Henrietta Mears in Episode 159

    Get our FREE ebook: 5 Essential Parts of a Great Education.
    Attend one of our upcoming seminars in 2024!
    Click HERE for more information about consulting with Carole Joy Seid!

    CONNECT
    Greta Eskridge | Website | Instagram | Podcast
    Carole Joy Seid of Homeschool Made Simple | Website | 2024 Seminars | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest
    Gain fresh vision for homeschooling!Join us for a seminar this year in the Minneapolis, Nashville or Dallas areas.  Or join us on our live webinar, June 1, 2024.Sign up HERE on our website
    Help us share the message of homeschool made simple with others by leaving a rating and review. Thank you for helping us get the word out!

    • 27 min
    206: Top Movies for Family Movie Night

    206: Top Movies for Family Movie Night

    Are you looking for some great movie recommendations for your family's next movie night? Look no further! Carole Joy Seid shares a treasure trove of timeless and fun movie suggestions for family movie nights, catering to all age groups from young children to teens. Carole talks about the importance of choosing movies that are not only entertaining but also possess redemptive and character-building qualities, reinforcing the idea of using family movie nights as opportunities for spiritual and emotional edification. So, grab some popcorn and join Carole for all the greats!

    RESOURCES
    For a full list of the movies, go to our episode here.
    Other movie suggestions in these episodes here.

    Build Your Family’s Library: Grab our FREE book list here
    Get our FREE ebook: 5 Essential Parts of a Great Education
    Attend one of our upcoming seminars in 2024!
    Click HERE for more information about consulting with Carole Joy Seid!

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    • 22 min
    205: What's on Carole's Nightstand - Church History for Children, Inspiring True Story Picture Books, & More

    205: What's on Carole's Nightstand - Church History for Children, Inspiring True Story Picture Books, & More

    Do you ever wonder what's on Carole's nightstand? In this episode, Carole Joy Seid shares a wealth of book recommendations for building your family library, including Church History resources, American History books, and a collection of captivating picture books. She highlights the children’s church history books by Luke H Davis, a comprehensive book on American History by Wilfred M McClay, and a variety of engaging picture books on inspiring true stories. Get ready to expand your family's home library with these enriching and educational books.

    RESOURCES
    Looking for the books mentioned in this episode? Find the full list on our website

    Build Your Family’s Library: Grab our FREE book list here

    Get our FREE ebook: 5 Essential Parts of a Great Education.
    Attend one of our upcoming seminars in 2024!
    Click HERE for more information about consulting with Carole Joy Seid!

    CONNECT
    Carole Joy Seid of Homeschool Made Simple | Website | 2024 Seminars | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest
    Help us share the message of homeschool made simple with others by leaving a rating and review. Thank you for helping us get the word out!

    • 23 min
    204: Two Teens' Wilderness Experience at Coldwater Foundation

    204: Two Teens' Wilderness Experience at Coldwater Foundation

    If you want to raise spiritually deep, physically strong, and relationally connected kids, this episode is for you.

    In this episode, we’re hearing from two teens who went to Coldwater over the last two summers. Thomas and Caroline frykman share their experience and how they benefited from their time at Coldwater.

    *As of February 2024, Coldwater still has some openings in their trips for older students, ages 16 through 18. To learn more visit their website, coldwaterfoundation.org.

    RESOURCES

    Learn more about Coldwater Foundation's programs

    Get our FREE ebook: 5 Essential Parts of a Great Education.

    Attend one of our upcoming seminars in 2024!

    Click HERE for more information about consulting with Carole Joy Seid!

    CONNECT
    Coldwater Foundation | Website | About | Wilderness Programs

    Carole Joy Seid of Homeschool Made Simple | Website | 2024 Seminars | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest


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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
308 Ratings

308 Ratings

Brittney Rojo ,

Just the best!

So thankful for Carole and her wisdom!! She is who inspired our family that homeschooling was the way!! Grateful for her wisdom and approach!!

Love homeschooling ,

Homeschool teenager

Dear Carole,

I am a thirteen year old boy who started homeschooling just this year. I’ve been to three private “Christian” schools and one classical charter school , and I must say that none of them hold a candle to your schooling theology. I’ve listened to many of your seminars such as the media one(I did it with my mom so I did not hear anything inappropriate), your food one and a couple others. I love what your doing and hope you keep sharing how to raise up kids who can think,read, and love God.
God Bless.

Mom2twirlers ,

Huge fan!

As a homeschooling mother of 4, who is on year 12 of homeschooling, I needed encouragement. My oldest is graduating and I have one in preschool. 🫣 my two older kiddos are girls and our two little ones (prek and kinder) are boys. They are SO different and I just really needed encouragement with homeschooling my boys. Someone introduced me to Carole’s podcasts. I was so enthralled, I immediately listened to a seminar, more podcasts, bought books she recommended, etc. It was all I needed to be reminded that I can do this. And that we will do this, Lord willing, in a way that honors Him. I felt refreshed, encouraged, and like I had found my kindred spirit (no co-ops, take my guys into the church service with me, etc IYKYK) I’m just so thankful. We’ve since listened to the nutrition seminar and loved that also. I’ve been a curriculum junkie for 12 years and I feel so free being able to lay all Of that aside and just do what has always been my heart’s desire in the first place…snuggle up, read great books, teach my kids to work hard and serve well and love the Lord wholeheartedly. If we do this, we will have succeeded. Thanks Carole Joy Seid!

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