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Homeschool encouragement and podcast

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Homeschool encouragement and podcast

    What’s Your New Normal? – HIRL Episode 160

    What’s Your New Normal? – HIRL Episode 160

    What's Your New Normal?  - HIRL Episode 160

    What does life look like post-pandemic? Which activities are you are eager to return to, and what will you change going forward?

    From changing the family schedule, to changing the pace of life, to learning how to connect through the smart use of technology, these are the questions Fletch and Kendra discuss on this week's episode of Homeschooling in Real Life. Answers will differ from person to person and family to family, but one thing remains true for every single one of us: life will never be the same again.

    Join us for another episode of Homeschooling In Real Life!







    While sheltering in place during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, Fletch and Kendra have dusted off the microphones and come out of retirement to discuss the pressing questions we are all wrestling with and encourage our listeners to avoid hope-shifting in the middle of a crisis. Need a fresh dose of encouragement? Join us!









    SHOW NOTES:

    None

    Recommended Resources:







    Homeschooling Resources for your neighbor

    Listen to Kendra LIVE on Zoom 







    Get Social With Us:

    Follow Fletch/Kendra:

    Fletch Twitter

    Kendra Twitter



    Follow the Studio Dog:

    Rasta The Chocolate Lab - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website



    Previous Episodes Mentioned:

    None



    Music clips used on this episode:

    Boat Drinks by Jimmy Buffett - buy it here on iTunes







    SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE AN iTUNES REVIEW:



    Allow the magic of the internet to deliver Homeschooling In Real Life to your tablet or smart phone. Let us show you how easy it is:



    * Follow this link to our iTunes page.

    * IMPORTANT STEP: Under our big red HomeschoolingIRL logo, just click on View in iTunes

    * The iTunes program will automatically launch and take you to our podcast page.

    * FIRST - Click SUBSCRIBE. Voila! All or our podcasts will come directly to your computer and smart phone.

    * NEXT - Click RATINGS AND REVIEW. Remember the best reviews are 5-stars (hint hint!).

    * Thanks for being one of our listeners! HIRLers rock!



    WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LISTEN TO HomeschoolingIRL?



    * You can listen right on this page. There is an audio player below.

    * You can listen on your iPod, Smartphone or tablet. Open the PODCAST app on your device, search podcasts for "HomeschoolingIRL" and click subscribe. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.









    ADVERTISERS/SPONSORS:

    Kendra Fletcher, Author of Lost & Found



    The “right” homeschooling philosophy. The “right” brand of theology. The “right” meal-planning, home-managing, keep-it-all-together parenting.

    • 25 min
    Blessed Are The Crisis Schoolers- HIRL Episode 159

    Blessed Are The Crisis Schoolers- HIRL Episode 159

    Blessed Are The Crisis Schoolers - HIRL Episode 159

    How can you support your neighbor who is suddenly learning how to school their kids at home? What does it mean to "Love Thy Neighbor" during this Covid-19 pandemic?

    We are three weeks into the COVID-19 global crisis and families around us are settling into new routines. For some, this "new normal" is anything but normal or routine. These families are struggling to juggle family, work and this new version of schooling their kids at home.

    Following up from last week's episode about homeschooling during a pandemic, Fletch and Kendra discuss three ways for you to support your neighbors who are struggling to survive through Crisis Schooling.









    During this pandemic, Fletch and Kendra have dusted off the microphones and come out of retirement to discuss the pressing questions we are all wrestling with and encourage our listeners to avoid hope-shifting in the middle of a crisis. Need a fresh dose of encouragement? Join us!







    SHOW NOTES:

    Episode Photo by Nina Strehl on Unsplash

    Recommended Resources:







    Homeschooling Resources for your neighbor

    Listen to Kendra LIVE on Zoom 







    Get Social With Us:

    Follow Fletch/Kendra:

    Fletch Twitter

    Kendra Twitter



    Follow the Studio Dogs:

    Rasta The Chocolate Lab - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website



    Previous Episodes Mentioned:

    None



    Music clips used on this episode:

    Buy More Than You'll Ever Know by Watermark on Apple Music







    SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE AN iTUNES REVIEW:



    Allow the magic of the internet to deliver Homeschooling In Real Life to your tablet or smart phone. Let us show you how easy it is:



    * Follow this link to our iTunes page.

    * IMPORTANT STEP: Under our big red HomeschoolingIRL logo, just click on View in iTunes

    * The iTunes program will automatically launch and take you to our podcast page.

    * FIRST - Click SUBSCRIBE. Voila! All or our podcasts will come directly to your computer and smart phone.

    * NEXT - Click RATINGS AND REVIEW. Remember the best reviews are 5-stars (hint hint!).

    * Thanks for being one of our listeners! HIRLers rock!



    WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LISTEN TO HomeschoolingIRL?



    * You can listen right on this page. There is an audio player below.

    * You can listen on your iPod, Smartphone or tablet. Open the PODCAST app on your device, search podcasts for "HomeschoolingIRL" and click subscribe. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.









    ADVERTISERS/SPONSORS:

    a href="https://newgrowthpress.com/lost-and-found-losing-religion-finding-grace/?

    • 24 min
    Hope Shifting and Covid19 – HIRL Episode 158

    Hope Shifting and Covid19 – HIRL Episode 158

    Hope Shifting and Covid19 - HIRL Episode 158

    What does homeschooling look like in the face of a worldwide pandemic? How does sudden change affect the breadwinner in the home who is unexpectedly out of work? What happens when a homeschooling parent suddenly has everyone in the family home all day long? What do we talk about with our children? How do we balance sharing news, information, and our own fears?

    We’re dusting off the microphones and cranking up the volume as Fletch and Kendra discuss the pressing questions we’re all wrestling with and encourage our listeners to avoid hope-shifting in the middle of a crisis. Need a fresh dose of encouragement? Join us!









    SHOW NOTES:

    One Little Corner courtesy of Jon Troast.



    Turn Off the News courtesy of Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real.

    Recommended Resources:







    Redeemer Modesto







    Get Social With Us:

    Follow Fletch/Kendra:

    Fletch Twitter

    Kendra Twitter



    Follow the Studio Dogs:

    Rasta The Chocolate Lab - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website



    Previous Episodes Mentioned:

    None



    Music clips used on this episode:

    Go support Jon Troast here. Really go do it.

    Buy Turn Off The News by tapping on the link.







    SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE AN iTUNES REVIEW:



    Allow the magic of the internet to deliver Homeschooling In Real Life to your tablet or smart phone. Let us show you how easy it is:



    * Follow this link to our iTunes page.

    * IMPORTANT STEP: Under our big red HomeschoolingIRL logo, just click on View in iTunes

    * The iTunes program will automatically launch and take you to our podcast page.

    * FIRST - Click SUBSCRIBE. Voila! All or our podcasts will come directly to your computer and smart phone.

    * NEXT - Click RATINGS AND REVIEW. Remember the best reviews are 5-stars (hint hint!).

    * Thanks for being one of our listeners! HIRLers rock!



    WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LISTEN TO HomeschoolingIRL?



    * You can listen right on this page. There is an audio player below.

    * You can listen on your iPod, Smartphone or tablet. Open the PODCAST app on your device, search podcasts for "HomeschoolingIRL" and click subscribe. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.









    ADVERTISERS/SPONSORS:

    Kendra Fletcher, Author of Lost & Found



    The “right” homeschooling philosophy. The “right” brand of theology.

    • 45 min
    Best of HIRL: Loving the Unlovable

    Best of HIRL: Loving the Unlovable

    A special replay!  We all have those people in our lives who prove to be a challenge to love: a grumpy toddler, a brooding teen, an irritable spouse, a controlling parent. How do we love them in spite of their unloveliness? What does the gospel tell us about our own unloveliness, and God's love for us? Tun in to this episode of Homeschooling in Real Life for a touching and deeply meaningful conversation about loving the unlovable.









    SHOW NOTES:



    Recommended Resources:

    None



    Follow Fletch/Kendra:

    Fletch Twitter

    Kendra Twitter



    Follow the Studio Dogs:

    Betty the Surf Dog - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website

    Rasta The Chocolate Lab - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website



    Previous Episodes Mentioned:

    None



    Music clips used on this episode:

    Unlovable by The Smiths - Buy It Here on ITunes







    LISTEN HERE



    Are you ready to listen to Fletch and Kendra get real about homeschooling? Press the PLAY button below.

    • 23 min
    Best of HIRL Replay: The Working Homeschool Mom

    Best of HIRL Replay: The Working Homeschool Mom

    Are you a homeschooling mom who needs to work? Are you contemplating a job alongside homeschooling? Join us for this episode of Homeschooling in Real Life as we talk with Jimmie Lanley, a mom who found the need to be employed but also wanted to continue educating her daughter at home with excellence.

    Jimmie is straight-forward and encouraging as she shares her experience and wisdom with our listeners.









    SHOW NOTES:



    Recommended Resources:







    JimmieLanley.com







    Get Social With Us:



    Follow Fletch/Kendra:

    Fletch Twitter

    Kendra Twitter



    Follow the Studio Dogs:

    Betty the Surf Dog - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website

    Rasta The Chocolate Lab - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website



    Previous Episodes Mentioned:



    None



    Music clips used on this episode:

    The Hustle - Van McCoy (Buy it on iTunes here) 



     







    Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor -Overcomer Movie





    Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down and hundreds of families begin moving away, John must come to grips with the challenges facing his family and his team. Urged by the school’s principal to fill-in and coach a sport he doesn’t know or like, John is frustrated and questioning his worth… until he crosses paths with a student struggling with her own journey.

    Filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart, the Kendrick Brothers return to theaters with OVERCOMER, their newest feature following FACING THE GIANTS, FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS, and the #1 box-office hit, WAR ROOM. The inspiring family film stars Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, and introduces Aryn Wright-Thompson.



    Opening nationwide on August 23, OVERCOMER dares to leave you filled with hope, inspired to dream, and asks the question: what do you allow to define you?

    Click here to learn more!







     

    • 30 min
    Best of HIRL Replay: Facetime

    Best of HIRL Replay: Facetime

    Author Kristen Hatton joins us for an important discussion that encompasses the world our teen girls are growing up in. From eating disorders to the impact of social media on a young woman's self image, Kristen's latest book, Facetime: Your Identity in a Selfie World, is a significant guide to pointing our teenaged daughters to Christ to find their acceptance and worth.

    Raising daughters? This episode is just for you.

     









    SHOW NOTES:



    KristenHatton.com

    Facetime - Your Identity in a Selfie World

    Sandy Cove Family Camp - Homeschool Week



    Recommended Resources:







    None







    Get Social With Us:



    Follow Fletch/Kendra:

    Fletch Twitter

    Kendra Twitter



    Follow the Studio Dogs:

    Betty the Surf Dog - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website

    Rasta The Chocolate Lab - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website



    Previous Episodes Mentioned:

    None



    Music clips used on this episode:

    None used









    Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor -Overcomer Movie





    Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down and hundreds of families begin moving away, John must come to grips with the challenges facing his family and his team. Urged by the school’s principal to fill-in and coach a sport he doesn’t know or like, John is frustrated and questioning his worth… until he crosses paths with a student struggling with her own journey.

    Filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart, the Kendrick Brothers return to theaters with OVERCOMER, their newest feature following FACING THE GIANTS, FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS, and the #1 box-office hit, WAR ROOM. The inspiring family film stars Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, and introduces Aryn Wright-Thompson.



    Opening nationwide on August 23, OVERCOMER dares to leave you filled with hope, inspired to dream, and asks the question: what do you allow to define you?

    Click here to learn more!







     



    LISTEN HERE



    Are you ready to listen to Fletch and Kendra get real about homeschooling? Press the PLAY button below.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 Ratings

omcrider ,

Great show

You will find helpful encouragement for you as a parent and as a couple. Andy and Kendra are awesome together and speak from the heart.

ValZoeOli ,

Great podcast

Thanks for sharing this podcast. It’s very helpful. We are planning to homeschool our kids and we are clueless where to start. It feels so overwhelming. Listening to your podcast helps us a lot.

Born in CO ,

An answered prayer!

I am about two years into homeschool and started to feel completely burned out last week. I began to think I was crazy for thinking I could “do this.” Then, I stumbled upon the Homeschooling IRL episode about homeschool burnout. Kendra and Fletch’s candor and experience suddenly gave me a second wind. I never write reviews about anything, but I had to go out of my way to say THANK YOU!!! Please keep recording, as long as it’s what the Lord wants for you, because you are blessing other peoples’ lives!

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