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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!

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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!

    Travelling While Homeschooling

    Travelling While Homeschooling

    Homeschooling doesn't always have to stay in the home. The freedom homeschooling provides allows for a more mobile lifestyle, and travelling while homeschooling couldn't be easier! Holly is joined today by our favorite guest Jennifer Jones, to discuss her adventures travelling while homeschooling her family. And be sure to stay to the end when [...]

    • 45 min
    Pandemic Homeschooling In 2021

    Pandemic Homeschooling In 2021

    Pandemic Homeschooling in 2021 is very similar to last year, and very different too! Maybe you're considering homeschooling your child this year, or maybe you know someone who is. In today's pocket-sized episode, Holly shares her thoughts and advice on how to properly pull kids out of public school, and some special considerations we [...]

    • 15 min
    How To Teach: Writing

    How To Teach: Writing

    As the final pillar of the Reading, Writing, 'Rithmetic pyramid, it's important to know how to teach writing. But when should you start? Why is it so important? And what are the best curricula for teaching the mechanics of writing? We here at the Happy Homeschooler Podcast have answers to all these questions, as [...]

    • 40 min
    Homeschool Survival Guide, Volume 2

    Homeschool Survival Guide, Volume 2

    Being a home educator is like having three jobs at once, sometimes you might wonder how you'll ever make it. Never fear, Holly and Melody are back with another volume of our Homeschool Survival Guide, compiling some of their best strategies, tips, and tricks for making your homeschool run smooth and stress-free! We'll go [...]

    • 43 min
    What is Gameschooling?

    What is Gameschooling?

    What is gameschooling? Maybe you've heard of it before or maybe this is the first time you've read that word. It's all based on some age-old wisdom: If you can make learning fun, you'll never hear a word of complaint when lesson time comes. What better way to inject some fun into your learning [...]

    • 54 min
    How To Teach: Reading

    How To Teach: Reading

    Are you wondering how to teach reading? From the brand new homeschooler to the old pro, everyone knows how important reading is. It's so important, it can create a lot of stress for the home educator! When should you start teaching reading? What method should you use? How do you keep your student interested? [...]

    • 52 min

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