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The Homeschool Solutions Show Pam Barnhill

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New homeschool content from top homeschool bloggers streaming straight to your earbuds every Friday. Includes blog posts from Pam Barnhill, Sarah Mackenzie, Brandy Vencel, Mystie Winckler and more.

    350 | How to Make the Holidays Truly Memorable This Year (Sean Allen)

    350 | How to Make the Holidays Truly Memorable This Year (Sean Allen)

    It's the most wonderful time of the year...and the most hectic. With all the hustle and the bustle, the rich opportunity for us to help our children consider the people and events that make Thanksgiving and Christmas truly memorable often escapes us. It doesn't have to be this way. In this episode we'll talk about practical ways that you can set up altars of remembrance in your home through simple, routine devotions. These devotions are truly the gift that keeps on giving and will remain with your children long after the festivities of the season are through.  
    ABOUT SEAN
    Sean Allen is the founder of The Well Ordered Homeschool, husband to his beautiful bride Caroline and a proud father of eight. He has a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design and is passionate about creating materials to assist parents in the incredibly challenging, yet surpassingly beautiful, work of schooling and training their children at home.
    Resources 
    The Character of Thanksgiving by The Well Ordered Homeschool
    The Character of Christmas: 12 Day Character Study & Devotional by The Well Ordered Homeschool
    Connect
    Sean Allen | Instagram | Facebook | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Charlotte Mason Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 35 min
    353 | Traditions in the Liturgical Year (Jessica Smartt with Amy Frank)

    353 | Traditions in the Liturgical Year (Jessica Smartt with Amy Frank)

    In this episode, Jessica chats with Amy Frank about how her family has adopted holiday traditions that are based in the liturgical year. In addition to some Advent and Epiphany traditions, they discuss some ways to celebrate throughout the rest of the year.
    ABOUT AMY
    Amy Frank lives in Grove City, Pennsylvania with her family. She is a longtime homeschooling mom who loves family traditions.
    ABOUT JESSICA
    Jessica is a wife, homeschool mom of three, author, and blogger. She lives in sunny North Carolina on a big family farm with chickens, goats, cousins, and lots of mud.
    RESOURCES 
    Celebrating the Christian Year by Martha Zimmerman
    Memory-Making Mom by Jessica Smartt
    CONNECT
    Jessica Smartt | Instagram | Facebook | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Charlotte Mason Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 31 min
    352 | Oh There’s No Way I’m Homeschooling for the Holidays (Jennifer Cabrera) | REPLAY

    352 | Oh There’s No Way I’m Homeschooling for the Holidays (Jennifer Cabrera) | REPLAY

    Step away from the Yuletide unit studies! Put down the glitter and the glue guns. You can’t add “making merry” to a homeschool transcript. Why try? One of the best things about homeschooling for the holidays is… you don’t have to! But if you insist, listen in for Jennifer’s Christmas tips for seasonal sanity, and ways to get the kids involved without ending up as nutty as a fruitcake.
    About Jennifer
    Jennifer Cabrera, the Hifalutin Homeschooler, is the writer of homeschool truth, humor, and inspiration.  Jennifer lives in Salado, Texas with her husband and three brilliant boys.  She is a licensed Physician Assistant/MPH, but set aside that career for her ultimate life's work.  She is also the author of Socialize Like a Homeschooler: A Humorous Homeschool Handbook and Revolting Writing, a hilarious writing, vocabulary, and illustration journal for reluctant writers.  She is a featured speaker with Great Homeschool Conventions and her memes and witty insights are widely shared on social media.
    Connect
    Jennifer Cabrera | Website | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Parler
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Charlotte Mason Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 24 min
    351 | The Joy of Memorization: Why and How (Janice Campbell)

    351 | The Joy of Memorization: Why and How (Janice Campbell)

    Memorization shouldn't be about rote learning — it is meant for cultivating wisdom, virtue, and a beautiful mind. Join me as I share a bit about my personal memory project — what I memorize, why, and how. I hope you'll be inspired to create a memory project that works for you!
    ABOUT JANICE
    Janice Campbell and her husband Donald homeschooled their four sons from preschool into early college using a lifestyle of learning approach influenced by Charlotte Mason and classical education. Janice is the author of the award-winning Excellence in Literature curriculum for grades 8-12, Transcripts Made Easy, and other resources, and she speakers at homeschool conferences and writes for homeschooling magazines. You can find her online at EverydayEducation.com, Excellence-in-Literature.com, and DoingWhatMatters.com.
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Why memorize? 
    First letter method and Method of Loci
    Quintilian on Memory
    Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
    Music and Moments with the Masters
    Lyrical Life Science
    CONNECT
    Janice Campbell | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Charlotte Mason Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 23 min
    349 | Homeschooling High School: I'm Not Afraid Anymore! (Jennifer Cabrera)

    349 | Homeschooling High School: I'm Not Afraid Anymore! (Jennifer Cabrera)

    Don't be afraid to homeschool high school. After putting in the sweat, worry-lines and coffee grounds to get this far, don't ditch now! Let's talk about why homeschooling high school is the most rewarding part and why the part that worries you most is the exact reason you should give it all you've got.  
    ABOUT JENNIFER
    Jennifer Cabrera, the Hifalutin Homeschooler, is the writer of homeschool truth, humor, and inspiration.  Jennifer lives in Salado, Texas with her husband and three brilliant boys.  She is a licensed Physician Assistant/MPH, but set aside that career for her ultimate life's work.  She is also the author of Socialize Like a Homeschooler: A Humorous Homeschool Handbook and Revolting Writing, a hilarious writing, vocabulary, and illustration journal for reluctant writers.  She is a featured speaker with Great Homeschool Conventions and her memes and witty insights are widely shared on social media.
    CONNECT
    Jennifer Cabrera | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Charlotte Mason Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 33 min
    348 | Guard Your Schedule (Jeannie Fulbright) | REPLAY

    348 | Guard Your Schedule (Jeannie Fulbright) | REPLAY

    In this chaotic world, our first duty as mothers should be to make our home a sanctuary—a tranquil place where learning and creativity thrive. That's why it's vital that we guard our schedule. It's such a blessing that there are so many wonderful activities, opportunities, and curricula to choose from. But with so many choices, we are at risk of adding things that are not God's best for us. In this talk, Jeannie Fulbright will share the mistakes that taught her to guard her schedule, and how God shows us when we should say yes and when we should say no.
    ABOUT JEANNIE
    Jeannie Fulbright, a 24-year veteran homeschooler, is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Apologia Young Explorer science series: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics, Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy & Physiology. She is also the author of the action-packed historical time travel book series Rumble Tumbles Through Time, as well as preschool science books and activity kits, the Charlotte Mason Heirloom Planner, and many high-quality Charlotte Mason based products. Jeannie and her husband Jeff became empty nesters in 2019. All four of their children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship (homeschooling works!). For more than 20 years Jeannie has traveled around the country speaking to homeschoolers at conventions, covering a plethora of topics from Charlotte Mason to marriage and prayer. 
    CONNECT
    Jeannie Fulbright | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Group | TikTok | Pinterest | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Charlotte Mason Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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426 Ratings

426 Ratings

Loving54U ,

Encouraged and Grateful!

What a powerful message! Thank you Sean Allen. I just asked the question, does the God really say this whole motherhood thing is important? I couldn’t remember why I started, much less define my current why to keep me going. Your message was an answer to prayer.

ktwlks ,

So encouraging!!

The most recent podcast with Sean Allen was so encouraging and validating. It reminded me that I’m exactly where God created me to be and this life of motherhood, wife, homemaker, homeschooler is the most beautiful and sacred blessing! Great podcast!

Pianogal1863 ,

Thank you

I just wanted to say thank you for representing a normal, traditional, family in your logo for this show. :)

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