The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a digital support group for everyone interested in a learning lifestyle. Join us the second and fourth Tuesday of each month as our hosts Holly Williams Urbach and Melody Gillum discuss topics like the benefits of homeschooling, finding the right curriculum for you, navigating the line between parent and teacher, and more!
049: End The School Year, Not The Learning
In today's episode, we'll talk about how to end the school year right. Melody and Holly will share their best tips from their decades of homeschooling experience to make sure you don't miss a beat. And in the second half, we'll discuss the hows and whys of keeping our kids learning even in the [...]
Help! My Kid Won't Listen
Every parent has heard it before: "No!" "I don't want to!" "Why?" Whether it's during chores or during school, no parent likes an obstinate child. But why don't children listen? And what can we do to make all our lives go easier? Holly and Melody discuss communication, parenting styles, parenting goals, and things to [...]
Often homeschooling parents will worry about tests and academics, but there's one thing that can be forgotten in all the book learning- physical education. With the weather warming up it's a great time to get moving. Join Melody and Holly as they discuss the hows and whys for kids, and for parents too. If [...]
Homeschooling in the Dark Ages
Holly and Melody have been in the homeschooling community for a while. Ever wonder how they got started? In this episode, we'll take you all the way from the 80s to the present as Holly and Melody share their homeschooling journeys! If you have questions or comments, email us at email@example.com SHOW NOTES: Visit [...]
Teaching Kids With Learning Challenges
There's all sorts of learning challenges a student might face, and some require more attention than others. But how do you as a parent and a teacher make sure that you're responding properly to your child's unique challenges? And are they really better off in homeschool than elsewhere? Join Melody and Holly (and a [...]
Holidays, Every Day!
Holidays are so fun, you might wish there was one every day. Well, you might just get your wish! Holly and Melody know all sorts of ways to inject some holiday fun (and learning) into your homeschooling all year long! Listen in and celebrate holidays every day in your learning lifestyle! SHOW NOTES: Visit [...]
7 Ways You Know It's Time to Upgrade from Manual Transcripts
If you are still trying to create a transcript manually using a spreadsheet, you owe it to yourself to listen to this podcast! I graduated my first homeschooler in 2007, and I tried to do a transcript manually and it was a nightmare! When I found Transcript Maker, I was thrilled! It simplified my responsibilities in creating transcripts and eased my mind. Great podcast!