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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!

    Help for the New Homeschooler

    Help for the New Homeschooler

    New homeschoolers can sometimes become overwhelmed with all the new duties a learning lifestyle entails. Having someone who knows what it's like and how to get off to a good start can be a lifesaver. That's why we're interviewing Mary James today. She's a long-time homeschooler (since 1989!) who founded a support group for new homeschoolers, and those who still feel a little new too. It's called Smoothing the Way and we think you'll love Mary's story of Smoothing's inspiration, founding, and growth. And be sure to stay to the end when we answer a very seasonal big question.

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    The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin.

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    • 47 min
    5 Questions to Answer Before You Start the School Year

    5 Questions to Answer Before You Start the School Year

    Whether you're still new, or you're a seasoned homeschooler, there are always important questions to answer before starting the school year. Today, we're asking Who, What, Where, When, and Why. By answering these five questions, you'll be able to focus on building your school year, planning for ups and downs, and understanding your student better. Join us today while we discuss what each of the questions mean to us, share our own plans for the coming school year, and share fun stories from our learning lifestyles. And be sure to stay to the end when we discuss a very useful book Holly received in the mail. 

    If you have any questions or comments, please email us at happyhomeschoolpod@gmail.com

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    Rainbow Resource Center

    The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin.

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    • 53 min
    The Happy Homeschooler Podcast Turns 2!

    The Happy Homeschooler Podcast Turns 2!

    The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is turning 2, and we're celebrating the occasion! On today's episode, we're chatting about our histories with the podcast, how it's changed over the years, what we've learned by being part of it, and where we hope to see it go in the future. And as a special 2-year treat, we've got Matt Bass himself-- founder of Transcript Maker and producer of The Happy Homeschooler Podcast-- giving us a peek behind the curtain, discussing his own history with homeschooling, how he created Transcript Maker, and more! 


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    The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin.


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    • 56 min
    Alternative Homeschooling Styles

    Alternative Homeschooling Styles

    If more traditional homeschooling doesn’t suit your life or your family, these alternative homeschooling styles might just be what you’ve been looking for! On today’s episode, your hosts discuss why one might need to switch up their style of homeschooling, how to recognize when you should, and which alternative homeschooling styles are best for you. And stay to the end when we answer a listener email!

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    Project Based Learning

    Gameschooling Academy on Facebook

    Roadschooling Families on Facebook

    The Case for Training Teachers in Object-Based Learning – Smithsonian

    Waldorf Essentials

    Worldschooling

    Wondrium

    Curiosity Stream

    MagellanTV

    The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin.

    If you liked this episode, and you’d like to help us grow, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

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    Volunteering

    Volunteering

    Volunteering is a regular part of many homeschoolers lives, but if you haven't yet made it a habit, you may be wondering where to start. In today's episode, we discuss volunteering, how to find volunteering opportunities, challenges you may face, and all the rewards that can come from volunteering. And be sure to stay to the end of the episode to hear Holly, Jennifer, and Melody discuss their favorite TV show of all time.

    If you have any questions or comments, please email us at happyhomeschoolpod@gmail.com

    SHOW NOTES:

    Visit Transcript Maker and get your 14-day free trial!

    Like our page and join our group on Facebook!

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    The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin.

    If you liked this episode, and you’d like to help us grow, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

    • 42 min
    Reflecting on the Past School Year

    Reflecting on the Past School Year

    Reflecting on the past school year is so important as a home educator, but we often find ourselves too busy to think to do it. Even for homeschoolers who school year-round, May is a good time to take a moment, breathe deep, and look back at everything that worked and didn't last year. In today's episode, we discuss our own 2022-2023 school years, our triumphs and challenges, and we look forward to the summer and fall. And stay until the end to hear a very inspiring homeschooling news story.

    If you have any questions or comments, please email us at happyhomeschoolpod@gmail.com

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    Book Riot - 8 Home Library Apps To Keep Your Book Collection Organized

    KXAN News - 19-year-old Texan becomes youngest African American to graduate law school in US

    The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin.

    If you liked this episode, and you’d like to help us grow, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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