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Your prescription for happier, healthier homeschooling with Christian psychologist and veteran homeschooling mother of six, Dr. Melanie Wilson, who interviews experts on the issues that drive you crazy.

The Homeschool Sanity Show Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 97 Ratings

Your prescription for happier, healthier homeschooling with Christian psychologist and veteran homeschooling mother of six, Dr. Melanie Wilson, who interviews experts on the issues that drive you crazy.

    Teaching Christian History With Danika Cooley

    Teaching Christian History With Danika Cooley

    Hey, homeschoolers! If you haven't yet included Christian history in your curriculum lineup, or even if you have, I have a treat for you. I'm interviewing Danika Cooley today about her new book series Who What Why. She explains why it's more important than ever to introduce our kids to Christian history. I'll share our visit in just a moment. But first I want to thank my sponsor --the film Show Me the Father. It's getting rave reviews from friends.















    Everyone has a unique father story. Whether positive or painful, it’s always personal and can deeply affect the core of our identity and direction of our lives. Kendrick Brothers’ SHOW ME THE FATHER is the first documentary film from the creators of WAR ROOM, OVERCOMER, FIREPROOF, and COURAGEOUS Legacy. Featuring a variety of amazing true stories, this captivating movie takes audiences of all ages on an inspiring and emotional cinematic journey. Providing a fresh perspective on the roles of fathers in today’s society, SHOW ME THE FATHER invites you to think differently about how you view your earthly father, and how you personally relate to God. Opening in theaters September 10, 2021.











    Now for my interview with Danika. Danika is a married mother of four, a grandmother, a blogger, a curriculum developer, and a writer. Danika's three-year Scripture survey for preschool to high school, Bible Road Trip, is used across the globe. I loved her and I know you will, too.







    Danika and I discussed:









    * What makes this Christian history series unique

    * How her parenting and homeschooling experience inspired the books

    * Her desire for the impact of the series on children









    Teaching Christian History Resources







    ThinkingKidsPress.com







    Danika Cooley on Facebook and Instagram







    Other Episodes You May Enjoy







    Helpking Kids Handle the Hard Times of History







    How to Use Story to Grow Kids' Faith







    Parenting Practices for Christian Homeschoolers







    Have a happy homeschool week!

    • 17 min
    How To Cope With Extreme Stress

    How To Cope With Extreme Stress

    Hey, homeschoolersI Today I want to talk with you about coping with extreme stress by telling you what happened when I was 14 years old. I don't want to break up the story, though, so I'm going to thank my sponsor now--the film Show Me the Father.



















    Everyone has a unique father story. Whether positive or painful, it’s always personal and can deeply affect the core of our identity and direction of our lives. Kendrick Brothers’ SHOW ME THE FATHER is the first documentary film from the creators of WAR ROOM, OVERCOMER, FIREPROOF, and COURAGEOUS Legacy. Featuring a variety of amazing true stories, this captivating movie takes audiences of all ages on an inspiring and emotional cinematic journey. Providing a fresh perspective on the roles of fathers in today’s society, SHOW ME THE FATHER invites you to think differently about how you view your earthly father, and how you personally relate to God. Opening in theaters September 10, 2021.







































    Extreme Stress Resources











    Read the blog post











    Information about PTSD











    How to help when it hurts











    Trust Project











    Great Homeschool Conventions











    Thanks again to the Show Me the Father film for sponsoring the podcast.











    Have a happy homeschool week!

    • 20 min
    How To Be More Diligent This Year

    How To Be More Diligent This Year

    Hey homeschoolers! I have been praying dailly about becoming more diligent for years. But only recently did I realize that I was going about increasing my diligence in the wrong way. That's what this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show is all about.







    Before we dive in, I would like to thank my sponsor for this episode.







    The transition from high school to adult life is a major one. How can you make sure that your student is well prepared for the leap? By accessing the right resources! Voyage is an interactive, online program that walks high school students through key skills they need to transition into adulthood well. Whether they are trying to figure out a career, exploring a college path, or simply seeking to learn adult life skills, Voyage has the tools and lessons to help equip them for their journey. With five interactive modules covering personal development, career planning, college planning, financial responsibility, and everyday life skills, Voyage is designed for self-paced, independent learning, and it’s an affordable course at only $60 for all 5 modules!







    Learn more about the course at thriveacademics.com/voyage-course.







    Diligence Resources







    Read the blog post







    Proverbs 31 Woman podcast 1 & podcast 2







    Brooke Castillos podcast







    Mark Forster's productivity forum







    A Year of Living Productively







    David Allen's Getting Things Done







    Couch to 5K Plan







    Chalene Johnson's workout videos







    Rest vs. Laziness







    The Organized Homeschool Life Planner







    Thanks again to Voyage Course for sponsoring this episode. Have a diligent home school week!















    Visit our sponsor:

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    • 17 min
    When Your Teen Isn’t On The College Track

    When Your Teen Isn’t On The College Track

    Hey, homeschoolers! I attended a conference session years ago when I was getting ready to homeschool high school for the first time. This particular session was geared toward parents of advanced students who hoped to get full-ride scholarships. There certainly are those students, but there are many more of us who aren't in that category. We need to know how to approach homeschooling high school, too. If you have a special-needs student who isn't on the college track, I know you'll appreciate my interview with Natalie Vecchione.









    Before I share our interview, I'd like to thank my sponsor: CTC Math.







    Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum?















    CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Favorably reviewed in Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks and The Old Schoolhouse Crew Review, the lessons are short and concise to help your children break down concepts and appreciate math in a whole new way!







    The lessons are taught the traditional way, not to a "test".







    Each one of the video tutorials is taught by an internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, who is renowned for teaching math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way (and in only a few minutes at a time). CTC Math uses a multi-sensory approach, having the combination of effective graphics and animation synchronized with the voice of a friendly teacher together with practical assessment. This three-pronged attack makes learning so much easier and more effective. Even students who struggled with math are getting fantastic results! And ones who were doing OK before are now doing brilliantly.







    Visit ctcmath.com today to start your free trial.







    Natalie Vecchione and her co-author Cindy LaJoy, both homeschool moms, realized that their teens with developmental disabilities needed an alternative homeschool, high school trick in order to have a meaningful future. Together with their families, they battled confusion, isolation, and uncertainty. However, they turned their desperation into inspiration.

    • 54 min
    How To Homeschool: A Guide For Beginners

    How To Homeschool: A Guide For Beginners

    If you are planning to homeschool for the first time or know someone who is, this is the episode for you. I changed my content schedule because I'm getting requests for this information. I can save myself time and do a better job by presenting this information in podcast format.



















    Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum?

















    CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Favorably reviewed in Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks and The Old Schoolhouse Crew Review, the lessons are short and concise to help your children break down concepts and appreciate math in a whole new way!









    The lessons are taught the traditional way, not to a "test".











    Each one of the video tutorials is taught by an internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, who is renowned for teaching math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way (and in only a few minutes at a time). CTC Math uses a multi-sensory approach, having the combination of effective graphics and animation synchronized with the voice of a friendly teacher together with practical assessment. This three-pronged attack makes learning so much easier and more effective. Even students who struggled with math are getting fantastic results! And ones who were doing OK before are now doing brilliantly.











    Visit ctcmath.com today to start your free trial.









    How to Homeschool Resources









    Read the blog post











    HSLDA











    Contact a local support group











    Online Unit Studies











    Konos Unit Studies

    • 17 min
    How To Make Fitness A Part Of Your Homeschool

    How To Make Fitness A Part Of Your Homeschool

    Hey, homeschoolers! I have been a fitness enthusiast my entire adult life. I ran track in high school but became enamored with weight training because of a required class in college. I saw a young woman in class who had incredible muscle definition that she had acquired through weight training. I was inspired!







    I believe that fitness is foundational to physical and mental health. Because it is, I believe we have to make it a priority in our home schools. In this episode I will tell you how we have done it and how you can too.







    But first I want to thank Voyage Course for sponsoring this podcast.







    The transition from high school to adult life is a major one. How can you make sure that your student is well prepared for the leap? By accessing the right resources! Voyage is an interactive, online program that walks high school students through key skills they need to transition into adulthood well. Whether they are trying to figure out a career, exploring a college path, or simply seeking to learn adult life skills, Voyage has the tools and lessons to help equip them for their journey. With five interactive modules covering personal development, career planning, college planning, financial responsibility, and everyday life skills, Voyage is designed for self-paced, independent learning, and it’s an affordable course at only $60 for all 5 modules!







    Learn more about the course at thriveacademics.com/voyage-course.







    Homeschool Fitness Resources







    Read the blog post







    YouTube video on the benefits of exercise







    Tennis as a family sport







    Grammar Galaxy See game resources here







    Short at-home workouts







    Thanks again to Voyage Course for sponsoring this episode. Have a happy home school week!

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

picklesmama ,

Resource and Inspiration Filled Podcast!

Dr. Melanie Wilson gives families such encouragement and so many resources for their homeschooling journeys! What a great podcast!

Kristina Danyelle ,

Refreshing and inspirational!

I can relate in so many ways & she’s always very helpful in different scenarios. Inspirational and Hopeful.

dot07a ,

Some good but behind the times

There’s some great episodes on here about time management, anxiety issues, homeschooling challenges, etc.

But. As a Christian, it is time to live in this century. Young Earth creationism has no place in any modern science curriculum. I cannot believe this needs to be said. This is why people want to make homeschooling illegal; because the homeschooling religious fanatics reject facts and logic and make the rest of us look bad. You’re making it harder for those of us who want to homeschool our children and give them a quality education by having people think your personal truth replaces actual fact. The Bible is many things, but a science textbook isn’t one of them.

Also, there are several episodes that hint the creator of this channel and several of her guest speakers don’t support the LGBTQ+ community. If that’s true, you should feel ashamed of yourself. Bigoted and backwards beliefs like that drive people away from the church and Jesus. Not towards him. It’s the 21st century. Please act like it.

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