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Homeschooling Outside the Box is the podcast that encourages and equips moms who homeschool an outside-the-box child. Join the host, Cindy Rinna, as she talks about autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Charlotte Mason, faith-over-formula motherhood, and all the joys and challenges of homeschooling an outside-the-box child.

Homeschooling Outside the Box Cindy Rinna

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 32 Ratings

Homeschooling Outside the Box is the podcast that encourages and equips moms who homeschool an outside-the-box child. Join the host, Cindy Rinna, as she talks about autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Charlotte Mason, faith-over-formula motherhood, and all the joys and challenges of homeschooling an outside-the-box child.

    To the Pre-School Mom

    To the Pre-School Mom

    While becoming a parent is the true beginning of the journey, the preschool years bring a certain amount of well, uncertainty…for those of us who embark on the adventure of homeschooling. When is “the beginning” of their education? What should education look like in the early years? The culture tells us more is better, and the sooner the better.
    But Charlotte Mason referred to these formative, early pre-school years as “a quiet growing time.” Children learn through play and experience and these years are best spent growing up alongside the example of mom, dad, and older siblings in the most natural and nourishing enviornment – home.
    SHOW NOTES
    On Littles: The Early Years Issue
    Pre-School…Not Preschool: How to Homeschool in the Early Years
    Nurturing Your Pre-Schooler’s Mind: How to Homeschool in the Early Years
    Nurturing Your Pre-Schooler’s Body: How to Homeschool in the Early Years
    Nurturing Your Pre-Schooler’s Soul: How to Homeschool in the Early Years
    Nurturing Your Pre-Schooler’s Schedule: How to Homeschool in the Early Years
    A Case for the Early Years with Leah Martin from My Little Robins
     
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    • 21 min
    The Philosophy Episode

    The Philosophy Episode

    What is education? What are your family values? What type of family culture are you working to create? What type of people do you hope to help your kids become?
    Mark Twain once famously said, “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” Education means so much more than curriculum; it is the cultivation of a person and a philosophy of education needs to reflect the type of person you hope to help your child become (and the person you are working to become, for that matter).
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    • 15 min
    The Winter Episode

    The Winter Episode

    Winter has the propensity to bring burn-out for homeschoolers but it doesn't have to be that way. Today I'll talk about ways to avoid burn-out and how to enjoy the coziness of winter.
    Show Notes Sunlight before noon post
    Until the Streetlights Come On by Ginny Yurich
    Homeschool Rhythms: Rest Time
    Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli
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    • 28 min
    Essential Rhythms for Busy Days

    Essential Rhythms for Busy Days

    With the holidays around the corner, there are bound to be some busy days that will rock your normal homeschool routine. Those days are not lost, though. There’s a simple way to stay productive and relaxed when a hectic schedule demands it. Tune in to see how we do it.
    SHOW NOTES Homeschool Rhythms: Get Ready Zone Work
     

    • 13 min
    How to Read A Lot Even As a Busy Mom

    How to Read A Lot Even As a Busy Mom

    If you've ever struggled to fit reading into your life as a busy homeschool mom, this is the episode for you! Join me as I tell you how to fit a true feast into the nooks and crannies of your day.
    Show Notes
    Homeschool Rhythms: Morning Time Homeschool Rhythms: Rest Time Wild + Free Bundle Subscription Subscribe and get access to the booklists

    • 43 min
    The Autumn Episode

    The Autumn Episode

    Bring on the sweaters and boots and pumpkin spice lattes! Autumn is in full swing by now with falling leaves, crisp mornings, and night creeping in earlier and earlier. 
    I like to take time to reflect as fall begins in earnest; what changes do we need to make in routines and atmosphere to get ready for a new season? Which traditions are we looking forward to the most and are there any we want to let go of? And how can I bottle everything that makes fall the loveliest time of the year?
    The fragrance of spices, the glow of a candle, goldenrod swaying in a breeze that is still warm but warning of a coming chill.
    It’s the poem, “Something Told the Wild Geese” and the actual geese flying overhead in the morning.
    It’s the copper and crimson and buttery yellow leaves as the trees beginning to change, the sound of folksy coffee shop music as the sun sets earlier and earlier.
    It’s stacks of familiar books mingling with new reads brought by the school year.
    It’s being ready to say good-bye to one season and welcome another with a full heart.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:
    What autumn looks like for us Rhythms we keep Books we’re reading SHOW NOTES
    Homeschool Rhythms Kid of the Week Julie Andrews' Poetry Collection Greenfield Village Morning Rhythms Subscribe to the newsletter Nature Journal

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

MUST LISTEN, AGAIN! ,

SO encouraging!!

I love how you are protecting the whole beauty of summer, which has always been PLAY! 🥰🙌 Great episode!! I love your wisdom and insight you have learned over the years! Thank you for sharing that with us!

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So helpful and applicable!

Cindy always has great insight and her episodes are so encouraging!

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