253 episodes

Homeschool encouragement and podcast

Homeschooling IRL Andy and Kendra Fletcher

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 219 Ratings

Homeschool encouragement and podcast

    Cultures and a Heart for the World – HIRL Episode 153

    Cultures and a Heart for the World – HIRL Episode 153

    Ever wonder how to give your kids a healthy love for the world and a desire to know other cultures? How about making missions an every day part of your homeschool and home life? What if you can't travel far from home but want your kids to develop a view that reaches far beyond your hometown?



    Cultures and a Heart for the World

    Join us and Sonlight Curriculum co-founder Sarita Holzmann for a lively discussion on homeschooling, reading, missionaries, biographies, a desire to love the lost, and of course, the gospel.









    Cultures and a Heart for the World SHOW NOTES:



    Sonlight Curriculum

    Sandy Cove Family Camp - Homeschool Week



    Recommended Resources:







    None







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    Fletch Twitter

    Kendra Twitter



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

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



    Previous Episodes Mentioned:

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    Music clips used on this episode:

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    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.

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    * 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.

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    Thanks to our sponsor, Harper Collins Christian, and the Kingdom Girl’s Bible



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    Beloved Mess – HIRL Episode 109 (Replay)

    Beloved Mess – HIRL Episode 109 (Replay)

    Are you a beloved mess? Tired of trying to make your family seem as if you've got it all together? Exhausted by external standards that seem unreachable or even crushing? 

    The Christian life is not about being less of a mess. It’s about admitting that we need to be saved from trying to clean ourselves up. Guest Kimm Crandall frees you to live with the assurance that God loves you right here, right now. He’s not waiting for you to clean up your act before you’re worthy to come to him. In fact, he wants you to stop trying to fix the mess and allow him to wash it away.

    Beloved Mess is an episode that is both thoughtful and healing to our weary, worn out souls.

     

    EPISODE TIMELINE

    :50 Fluff - Happy 4th of July

    6:15 Beautiful Mess, Part 1

    18:02 - Beautiful Mess, Part 2

    32:02 -  The show is over. Contest Rules. Goodbye!







    SHOW NOTES:



    Recommended Resources:

    Kimm Crandall - Beloved Mess



    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:

    Episode 34 - Christ in the Chaos



    Music clips used on this episode:

    A Beautiful Mess by Jason Mraz - buy it here on iTunes











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    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.

    * Subscribe to the HomeschoolingIRL website and you will be notified when every new episode is released. Follow this link and begin your FREE SUBSCRIPTION.









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    Thanks to our Sponsor: Harper Collins Christian:  ...

    When Mom Loses Control Of Her Mouth – HIRL Episode 55

    When Mom Loses Control Of Her Mouth – HIRL Episode 55

    Spicy words? Uncontrolled tongues? What do you do when Mom is the one to lose control of her mouth and damages the ones she loves with sharp words? One of our faithful HIRLers called in asking us to answer these questions, so we dove right in.



    Thanks to our sponsor, A Fanthom Presents Film – The Ark and The Darkness – Movie Trailer here: NoahsFlood



    In theaters March 20-21! Noah’s Flood is preserved in ancient writings from every major culture around the world. Recent discoveries confirm what the Bible has said all along. Sevenfold Films and Genesis Apologetics present: The Ark and the Darkness.



    Join us as we open up about our own struggles with losing our temper with our kids. What do we do when we lose control of our mouth and unleashes on those around us. This is a transparent episode about a difficult topic we have not conquered in our own home. Join us!



    Timeline

    1:02 – Introduction

    10:24 – Listener Call-In

    12:09 – Spicy Words



    Show Notes



    Please visit our coffee sponsor: Caroline’s Coffee for 10% off any order.



    Music clips used on this show:



    “Scheming Weasel” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/











    Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace and KendraFletcher.com) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every week as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades of Homeschooling In Real Life.

    • 25 min
    Homeless Homeschooling – HIRL Episode 124 (Replay)

    Homeless Homeschooling – HIRL Episode 124 (Replay)

    Homeless homeschoolers? Sorry for the bait and switch, but this family is anything but homeless! This is a family who decided to take the kids AND the homeschool on the road! Join us and our special guests Megan and Mike Knorpp from KnorppandSouth.com. The Knorpps are homeschooling parents of 9 and cross-country travelers extraordinaire. We discuss the logistics of housing 11 people in 800 square feet, the excitement of learning by doing and exploring, and how exactly they're paying for this whole crazy adventure! 

    If you've ever dreamed of taking your homeschool on the road, this episode is for you. 

    EPISODE TIMELINE

    :50 - Fluff : Book Writing and Fletch has a sore butt from driving so much. 

    7:38 - Interview with Mike and Megan Knorpp - Homeschooling and living in an RV

    35:23 - Goodbye! The Show Is Over!







    Homeless Homeschoolers SHOW NOTES:



    Recommended Resources:

    Knorpp and South - our guest for this episode

    A Prairie Home Companion

    Pre-Release for Lost and Found - Kendra's book due in February 2017



    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:

    I Love Homeschooling...But I Hate Teaching Writing - Episode 113

    Homeschooling in Alaska - Episode 100

    What Homeschooling Does To A Marriage - Episode 17



    Music clips used on this episode:

    Holiday Roads by Lindsey Buckingham - Buy It Here on ITunes











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    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.

    • 42 min
    Replay: When My Convictions Aren’t Your Convictions – HIRL Episode 94

    Replay: When My Convictions Aren’t Your Convictions – HIRL Episode 94

    Homeschooling. Health food. Small church. Mom stays home. KJV only. Dresses. Youth group. Public school. No TV. Our convictions, or the things we strongly about, can drive so much of our lives and end up being the choices by which we define ourselves. They can bring like-minded believers together and set the tone for our families and homes.

    But what happens when your convictions are different than mine? As soon as you discover that we don't have the same non-negotiables in our home as you do in yours, is it a deal-killer?

    What does it look like to love other Christians in our community who hold to different standards but agree that Jesus is everything? Can we love each other well, for the sake of the gospel?







    EPISODE TIMELINE

    2:10 Fluff Time (Tough week, "Me Time," Failed Marriages, Exploratorium)

    11:02 Part 1 - Convictions (What do we mean and what does the Bible say, Good Examples)

    21:22 Part 2 -  Convictions (Bad Examples, Scriptural response)

    29:33 HIRLers Treasure Chest

    34:00 Wrapping up the show, What's Coming









    SHOW NOTES:



    Recommended Resources:



    Slack - The ultimate in team organization

    Tricia Goyer - Author

    September Yarns - Yarns

    Small Sparrow T-Shirts - Cool T-Shirts

    Betty The Surf Dog Twitter Feed - Home of Betty the Surf Dog

    Fletch Twitter

    Kendra Twitter

    Previous Episodes Mentioned:



    Music clips used on this episode:

    My Life- Billy Joel - Buy it on iTunes Here

    Hello, Goodbye - The Beatles - Buy it on iTunes Here











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    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.

    * Subscribe to the HomeschoolingIRL website and you will be notified when every new episode is released. Follow this link and begin your FREE SUBSCRIPTION.









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    Family Devotions with Marty Machowski – HIRL Episode 128

    Family Devotions with Marty Machowski – HIRL Episode 128

    It's almost the season of Advent, and we have a special gift for you! Join us as we welcome pastor, homeschool father, and family devotions author, Marty Machowski. We talk with Marty about family devotions and why we need to encourage each other as families to gather together around the Word of God. 

    These are wonderful books for families just like yours. They are easy to use, with ideas that are easy to grasp, and they teach to a level that will engage everyone in the entire family. Marty's books have been a hit in our family and we are sure they will be with yours as well. Join us and be inspired and encouraged for family devotions in your home.

    EPISODE TIMELINE

    1:54 - Fluff : Tryptophan, Thanksgiving and Coconut Creme Pie. 

    8:48 - Interview with Marty Machowski, Part 1

    25:35 - Interview with Marty Machowski, Part 2

    35:15 - Goodbye! The Show Is Over!







    SHOW NOTES:



    Recommended Resources:

    Marty Machowski

    Theology For Kids

    New Growth Press



    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 Love of God - MercyMe - Purchase it Here











    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.

    * Subscribe to the HomeschoolingIRL website and you will be notified when every new episode is released. Follow this link and begin your FREE SUBSCRIPTION.









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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
219 Ratings

219 Ratings

nickname jules ,

A new favorite

The podcast I never knew I always needed! Listening to these two always leaves me feeling encouraged and HOPEFUL, even when the topics are tough. I so appreciate the perfect blend of humor, humility and hard hitting honesty!

TerriArtisTree ,

Real People, Really Relatable, and Really Gospel Driven

I have been listening to the Fletcher's for a few months now. It's so refreshing to hear a veteran homeschool family discuss real life situation in such a down to earth manner and voice that homeschooling isn't the magic bullet to save your kids. I think every homeschooler regardless of your style or philosophy should add this to your playlist.

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.

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