10 episodes

Tips, tricks and inspiration for Home Educators and the sons and daughters they call students. Drawing from nearly 2 decades of experience, Tara K. E. Brelinsky gives you the confidence to stay the course in your home school journey and helps you discover the lessons and blessings hidden under the piles of overdue library books and dirty laundry.

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Tips, tricks and inspiration for Home Educators and the sons and daughters they call students. Drawing from nearly 2 decades of experience, Tara K. E. Brelinsky gives you the confidence to stay the course in your home school journey and helps you discover the lessons and blessings hidden under the piles of overdue library books and dirty laundry.

    It Ends Too Soon: From Novice Parent to Empty Nester

    It Ends Too Soon: From Novice Parent to Empty Nester

    This broadcast was previously recorded for Homeschool Lifeline on Radio Maria. In it I discuss the lessons that I've learned in my journey from novice parent to becoming an empty nester.

    While the younger half of my 8 children still have me in the daily trenches of home schooling/parenting, I have also begun to experience those changes which result from adult children moving on.

    • 43 min
    Not Just a Home School Dad

    Not Just a Home School Dad

    Is Homeschooling Woman’s Work?

    This talk, which was previously broadcast on The Home School Lifeline on Radio Maria, answer that question and offers some valuable insight on the ways in which a father's role is critical in the home school household.

    • 43 min
    Consistency, Creativity & Flexibility: What Your Home School Needs

    Consistency, Creativity & Flexibility: What Your Home School Needs

    This talk was original broadcast on Home School Lifeline on Radio Maria. In it, I discuss why "Consistency, Creativity and Flexibility" is my home school motto and why it should be yours, too.

    • 47 min
    Worry Is Not An Action

    Worry Is Not An Action

    Pray, hope and don't worry was Padre Pio's instruction and Jesus, Himself, told us many times that we must not worry. But how do we actually avoid worrying? How do we end the constant temptation is become anxious? First, we begin by admitting that worry is not an action. Worry cannot produce a positive result. It cannot answer the question, solve the problem or fix our dilemmas. Worry is not an action. There is a better way. I share my 6 step plan for overcoming worry.

    • 46 min
    Good Parenting Doesn't Always Result in Good Outcomes

    Good Parenting Doesn't Always Result in Good Outcomes

    Though, as parents, we'd prefer obedience over rebellion, sometimes growing up requires hard lessons and painful trials. Children are not automatons into which we can program our expectations. And out pop our desired results. I know that we'd all like the book, conference talk, podcast or prescription that can insure the end results, but it simply does not exist. Even great parents produce children who make bad decisions.

    • 19 min
    Shielding Your Family Against Home School Envy

    Shielding Your Family Against Home School Envy

    Weighted against your nephew's perfect test scores and your sister's immaculate house, your home schooling household may leave you feeling less than successful. But God's blessings are there in the midst of the chaos, dirty dishes and math lessons.

    • 30 min

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