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Called To Homeschool

228 EpisodesProduced by Meg ThomasWebsite

Are you feeling the call to homeschool and you're not sure what to do? Or maybe you are already homeschooling and it doesn't look like what you hoped it would. My name is MegThomas and I'm a certified Life Coach, a mother of seven and a homeschool pro with more than a decade of experience. I can sho… read more

228 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

#227 I Have Tried Everything

September 20th, 2023


Have you ever looked at your homeschool or your kids and have just felt lost?

You keep trying to make things work, and it feels like nothing you do …

#226 How to Pick the Right Curriculum

September 13th, 2023


Do you ever wonder how someone is able to pick the right curriculum for a kid, but you are left scrambling and nothing seems to work?

I want to …

#225 The Most Important Thing

September 6th, 2023


I recently just got to live one of my dreams of traveling with my family. I wanted to share some of my thoughts from the trip, and what I think is …

#224 Benefits of Homeschooling

August 30th, 2023


Today is a day to celebrate homeschooling.

I want to share with you some of the benefits of homeschoolers nationwide, and some of the benefits I …

#223 Narration

August 23rd, 2023


What is narration?

Simply said, narration is the ability to tell something back in your own words.

In today's episode, I want to talk about …

#222 Make Homeschool Easy

August 16th, 2023


Why can't homeschool just be easy?

You have the desire to teach your kids, and now you are feeling overwhelmed, you are wondering how to get your …

#221 Is your kid a mess?

August 9th, 2023


Sometimes we get so worried about our kids getting messy or making mistakes, that would forget to look at the good.

I recently had an experience …

#220 My Schedule 2023-2024

August 2nd, 2023


It's that time of year again. Time to share my homeschool schedule for 2023-2024.

These are some of my most listened to episodes, so I am so …

#219 My Homeschool Dream

July 26th, 2023


Have you ever wondered what is your homeschool dream?

I have had a homeschool dream for years now and it is finally happening this summer, and I …

#218 Getting Over Fear

July 19th, 2023


Do you ever feel afraid in your homeschool?

Maybe you are afraid that you aren't smart enough to teach your kids? Or maybe you are afraid of what …

#217 5 Tips for Marriage

July 12th, 2023


This weekend we will be celebrating our 23rd year of marriage!!

It had me thinking of what advice I would give to my kids before they got married …

#216 Only 18 Summers

July 5th, 2023


Have you heard the expression of you only get 18 summers with your kids?

Does that statement make you panic?

I know when I thought about that with …

#215 Book Ideas for Korea

June 28th, 2023


We studied Korea last school year and I wanted to share with you some of the books we loved.

I have ideas for younger kids, tweens, and your mature …

#214 Short and Sweet Homeschool Help

June 21st, 2023


I want to start giving you some short and sweet episodes with a tip to help you in your homeschool.

Today's tip is what to do with a child with a …

#213 Husbands and Homeschool

June 14th, 2023


I want to address three things today in this episode.

What do you do if your husband doesn't think that homeschool is a good idea?

How to include …

#212 Educate and Rejuvenate

June 7th, 2023


I am excited to interview the amazing Kelsey Sorenson today (bio below). She is putting on a spectacular event, Educate and Rejuvenate, (which yours …

#211 Feeling Overwhelmed

May 31st, 2023


Who else has ever felt overwhelmed?

I have seven kids, I homeschool, I work, I run the house and yard, and I have a husband who often travels for …

#210 What is the worst that could happen?

May 24th, 2023


Are you worried about what is the worst that could happen in your homeschool? Do you worry that your kid will never learn to read, or that they will …

#209 Hobbies and Homeschool

May 17th, 2023


A hobby is an activity that is done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure. The research shows that spending time on an activity that you …

#208 Faith

May 10th, 2023


What do you do when homeschool feels too hard?

How do you move forward when you have no idea of what is the next step?

I want to share with you how …

#207 Are you feeling burnt out?

May 3rd, 2023


Are you feeling the homeschool burn out?

It's May and I know many of you don't want to think, talk, or even do school right now. In today's short …

#206 Connect Method Parenting

April 26th, 2023


I am so excited to have you listen to today's episode.

I got to interview my friend, Andee Martineau, about her book, Connect Method Parenting.

Andee is an amazing parenting coach who has done a brilliant job of …

#205 Parenting Tips from the Scriptures

April 19th, 2023


My absolute favorite parenting book has to be from the scriptures. My goal is to parent like my Heavenly Parents and my Savior.

I found this gem in …

#204 When Do Things Get Easier?

April 12th, 2023


I remember how challenging it was to have so many little babies in such a short amount of time.

I would think about how much easier things would get …

#203 How do I teach my children everything?

April 5th, 2023


Are you worried that you need to teach your children everything?  

Do you worry about what will happen if you haven't done enough by the time they are 18?  

If so, you need to check out this episode from a mother who …

#202 Should Your Kid Play an Instrument?

March 29th, 2023


Did you know that learning to play an instrument is so good for your brain? Playing an instrument recruits almost every part of the brain, including regions that process vision, sound, movement, and memory.

It's easy …

#201 WWII Book Review

March 22nd, 2023


We just finished studying about WWII and I wanted to do a book review of all the amazing books we read. I have suggestions on books for younger kids …

#200 Ask Me Anything

March 15th, 2023


To celebrate my 200th episode I put decided to answer your questions!!

Some of the questions were:

How do I start homeschooling?

How do I homeschool …

#199 Family Culture

March 8th, 2023


What is a family culture and why do you need one?

I adapted this from the book How Will You Measure Your Life, When you have a a supportive family …

#198 Interview with Lyissa Anderson - Recovering from Pornography

March 1st, 2023


This is an incredibly powerful interview with Lyissa Anderson. She is the most amazing teen that I have had the privilege of knowing for a long time. …

#197 What Yelling Does to Your Kid

February 22nd, 2023


Have you ever wondered what yelling does to your kid, or how do they feel when they are getting yelled at?

I interviewed several teens and asked them what they thought about themselves, the parent, and many other …

#196 The Fundamentals

February 15th, 2023


Do you want your children to listen to you more?

Do you want to stay more calm and patient when something at home doesn't go the way you planned?

Then you need to listen to today's episode of why taking care of your …

#195 The Law of Creation

February 8th, 2023


Who wants a step by step guide of how to create something?!?

I know I do.

That's why in today's episode I am going to be giving you a step by step guide of how to create something by using the law of creation.

Check out …

#194 When to Plant Seeds

February 1st, 2023


What does nature do during the winter? It sleeps. 

Then when spring comes, it starts to wake up. Animals become more active and it's the perfect time to plant seeds.

This year, I want to help you plant seeds this …

#193 Education Choice

January 25th, 2023


Do you remember when they used to list clothing as one size fits? Then they realized that one size does not fit all. 

Education has been a one size fits all model for a long time, and people are realizing that one size …

#192 Toxic Positivity

January 18th, 2023


Not too long ago I wrote a post in my No Yelling group and I had someone comment that my message came across as toxic positivity.

I had to look that phrase up because I had no idea what it meant, and I was surprised …

#191 Interview with Tanner and Alisa

January 11th, 2023


I am so excited to share this interview with you!  

Tanner & Alisa documented their experience with last year's No Yell November challenge. It was so amazing to be able to see the day to day struggle they went …

#190 Teens and Goals

January 4th, 2023


Have you ever worked with your teen and their goals? Maybe you sat down with them and helped them create an actionable plan of how to achieve that goal, and even put it in easy to manage steps.

Then, a few weeks, or …

#189 Be the Light

December 28th, 2022


A few weeks ago I was upset that my favorite music app has sexual content. I was angry and mad that the world seems to feel like it continues to get dark and evil seems to be everywhere.

I want to end this year's …

#188 How to be a Great Homeschool Mom

December 21st, 2022


How does one become a great homeschool mom?

Do some people just have it, and others don't?

I don't think so.

I think anyone can become a great …

#187 Is It Worth It?

December 14th, 2022


I know that there are days that you are wondering if it is worth it.

Days where kids are crying and screaming, and you feel like school was chaotic …

#186 Rebellion

December 7th, 2022


I watched The Hunger Games recently with my daughter and I couldn't help but think that the whole rebellion could have been avoided if the president …

#185 Is It Easier to Have More Kids?

November 30th, 2022


I had a few interesting conversations over the last few weeks with two different women who each had two children.

One woman told me why she thought …

#184 How to Enjoy the Holidays

November 23rd, 2022


Do you want to know how I make sure I enjoy the holidays?

I do what I want.

Maybe that sounds selfish, but doing what I really don't like doing …

#183 Creating a Rhythm

November 16th, 2022


I am always on the hunt for ways to make my life and homeschool easier, and one of the ways to do that is to create a rhythm for your home.

A rhythm …

#182 Adapting Your Schedule

November 9th, 2022


Mike Tyson once said, "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face."

Months ago I created my dreamy homeschool plan. I had visions of what …

#181 Teaching Economics and Freedom

November 2nd, 2022


I am so excited about this episode. 

I had the opportunity to interview Daniel Harmon.  You may know him from the Harmon Brothers and his viral videos from Squatty Potty, Chatbooks, and Purple just to name a few.  

He …

#180 Criticism

October 26th, 2022


Want to know a really quick way to shut someone down? Criticize what they are doing.

So many of you have experienced being criticized whether about …

#179 Confession Time

October 19th, 2022


This week I have a confession to make.

I did a full episode of how to create an amazing birthday and/or holiday, and then guess what? I ended up …

#178 Is Your Teen Incompetent?

October 12th, 2022


I hear a lot of parents concerns about their teens. One of the concerns I hear is the worry that their teen isn't planning for their future. That their teen won't be able to provide for a family, or do anything with …

#178 It's My Birthday

October 5th, 2022


Guess what, it's my birthday today!! So I wanted to talk about what you can do to enjoy your birthday, anniversary, or any other special day.

#177 Part 5- Tips to Stop Yelling

September 28th, 2022


This is the final tip I'll be giving in this series. This one is a skill. I wanted to leave you with something you can do when your child isn't listening.

If you struggle with your kid not listening to you, then you …

#176 Part 4- Tips to Stop Yelling

September 21st, 2022


This week I am focusing on what to do instead of yelling. Did you know that about 85% of the energy in the home is used to correct weakness? What if you used that energy differently? What if you used that same amount of …

#175 Part 3- Tips to Stop Yelling

September 14th, 2022


Welcome to tip #3!! In this episode, I talk about how to feel your feelings without reacting to them. I give you the tool to stop and take a BREATH, …

#174 Part 2- Tips to Stop Yelling

September 7th, 2022


Welcome to tip #2!! This week I'm talking about quick fixes and why they don't work. 

If you are ready to stop yelling for good, then you need to check out my No Yelling Bootcamp.

#173 Part 1 - Tips to Stop Yelling

August 31st, 2022


Welcome to part one of tips to stop yelling. 

In this episode, I share with you why having the skills to yell isn't enough. Yes, skills are awesome, but you your mindset is what helps you to actually make the change.

#172 New Baby

August 24th, 2022


When you start to homeschool, it's like having a new baby. It may take more of your time and some things may fall the side as you are adapting to …

#171 Yelling

August 17th, 2022


Did you know that over 15 years ago I gave up eating desserts and treats? 

In the beginning, it was super hard. I didn't know what to do when I was upset because treats were my go to. What do I do at a party that has …

#170 My Schedule 2022-2023

August 10th, 2022


Come and listen to this episode to hear what our school will look like this year! 

#169 The Power of Your Example

August 3rd, 2022


Your example speaks so much louder than your words.

Have you ever asked your kid to do something, or not do something, like check out on their phone, and then you go and do the same thing?

What about talking to your …

#168 By Faith

July 27th, 2022


Did you feel inspired to homeschool? Did it seem like a crazy idea?

When I felt inspired to homeschool, I had five small children, had been …

#167 Is Your Curriculum the Problem?

July 20th, 2022


Do you keep buying new curriculum hoping that the next one will magically solve all your homeschool problems?  

If you do, then your curriculum is …

#166 Brush Your Teeth

July 13th, 2022


Did you know that in the early 1900s only 7% of Americans were brushing their teeth? In fact, in the 1600s the 5th reason for death was tooth decay. 

We have come a long way from those days and now most people …

#165 My Teen Needs Help

July 6th, 2022


Is your teen feeling stuck and doesn't quite know what to do?

Maybe they are going through something and they just want someone to talk to that isn't …

#164 Be the Sun

June 29th, 2022


The sun and the wind had a competition to see who could get a child to take off their jacket. The wind blew hard, but despite its best efforts, the …

#163 Not All Books Are Created Equally

June 22nd, 2022


I recently bought a random pack of books from Costco and I decided to try them out for our read aloud. After having spent so much time reading …

#162 Understanding Your Personality

June 15th, 2022


Do you like a house full of noise or do you prefer it being quiet?

Do you recharge by being alone or do you recharge by being with a group?

There is …

#161 Your Beliefs and Values

June 8th, 2022


Did you know that the average student who attends public school will spend over 100,000 hours in school? That is over 100,000 hours of being …

#160 The Check List

June 1st, 2022


Do you find yourself getting hung up on your check list? Do you see all the things you haven't done and start to feel inadequate or that you aren't doing enough? 

Then you need to listen to today's episode to hear a …

#159 Modern Day Babylon

May 25th, 2022


Babylon and Zion cannot coexist.

Has public school become a modern day Babylon? Babylon is used as a symbol of the wickedness and evils of the …

#158 Creating a Successful Summer

May 18th, 2022


Do you look forward to summer with your kids or dread it?

I have found that by doing four simple things that you can create a successful summer that …

#157 Year End Review

May 11th, 2022


Are you wrapping up your school year? If yes, I invite you to do a year end review. I want you to go through the questions on the podcast so you can …

#156 Change

May 4th, 2022


Why don't more people change? Why do they keep habits that aren't serving them and even creating contention?  

Because change is uncomfortable.  

Listen to this week's episode to hear about why change is worth it and …

#155 Obstacles

April 27th, 2022


There is one thing that I can guarantee in your homeschool and that is that at one point you will face some type of obstacle. Whether that is health, …

#154 The Power of Belief

April 20th, 2022


You are capable of so much more than you think you are. When you start to believe that, you will be able to do amazing things.

In today's episode, I am giving a race recap from my recent Ironman, and talking to you …

#153 What Are You Willing to Feel?

April 13th, 2022


Everything we do is driven because of the way we think it will make us feel.

Sometimes we choose to feel good now, knowing that we will feel the discomfort later. And sometimes we are willing to feel discomfort in one …

#152 The One Thing to Help Your Homeschool

April 6th, 2022


How many of you worry about your curriculum? Do you stress if you are using the right books or method to teach your child? 

Spoiler alert, that isn't …

#151 Everything Will Work Out

March 30th, 2022


Today is my Brigham's 11th birthday!

This kid is an absolute joy, but when he was little he was quite the challenge. He destroyed anything and …

#150 Anxiety

March 23rd, 2022


Have you ever struggled with anxiety?

So many Mamas and even children struggle with anxiety.

I want to share with you today one thing you can do that can start to help you with your anxiety. You are not going to want to …

#149 The Odd One Out

March 16th, 2022


Do you ever feel like the odd one out because you homeschool? I know I have. So often we don't want to be the odd one out because we want to be a …

#148 Bad Advice

March 9th, 2022


What is some bad advice you have received? One of my favorites was about a way to keep my runaway toddler in the house. Needless to say, the advice …

#147 Change the World

March 2nd, 2022


The world feels chaotic and crazy. We've gone from pandemics to war, and sometimes it feels like the problem is too big and we are too small. What can anyone do?

If you want to change the world, go home and love your …

#146 How to Create an Amazing Family

February 23rd, 2022


Are you tired of feeling like your family is barely surviving? Are you tired of the complaining, the meltdowns, and the messes? I was too. 

I am taking over two decades of studying about families and sharing with you …

#145 Science and Art

February 16th, 2022


I am so excited to have Karyn Tripp on the podcast this week. She and I started Called to Homeschool together and we recorded episodes for two years. …

#144 Faith

February 9th, 2022


Faith is a hope in things unseen. Homeschooling your children and believing that everything will work out is a leap of faith. 

I used to have a lot …

#143 Getting Punched in the Face

February 2nd, 2022


Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face. -Mike Tyson. You can plan the most beautiful homeschool, you can have supplies ready and …

#142 Kids and Screens

January 26th, 2022


Did you know that screen time is linked to behavior issues in children? It can create children feeling anger, anxiety, depression, and troubles concentrating to name a few. But what do you do? We live in a world of …

#141 Making School a Priority

January 19th, 2022


Do you have a hard time making school a priority? Do you find that you just don't have enough time to teach your children and do all the things you …

#140 Levels of Liberty for Mamas

January 12th, 2022


How do you teach your children to have an extraordinary life? You show them how it's done. I have Levels of Liberty for your children, and now it's time to have it for you! Join me as I share with you ideas of how to …

#139 My Perfect Children

January 5th, 2022


It's one thing to post about your four year old having a tantrum, but it's another to show your teen having different struggles and going through a …

#138 Closet Homeschooler

December 8th, 2021


What is a closet homeschooler? It's what I was for many years. I was afraid to tell people I homeschooled, so I hid. As I reflect on my past, hiding …

#137 My Schedule Term Two

December 1st, 2021


I know a lot of people have found it helpful when I share what we are studying for our school. We have finished up term 1 and we are now moving into …

#136 Navigating Family and Homeschool During the Holidays

November 24th, 2021


Are any of you dreading to go to holiday parties this year because of what other people may say about you and homeschooling? Maybe you dread your …

#135 Choosing Your Path

November 17th, 2021


In the book Mere Christianity, CS Lewis tells about how if we get a little worse over time, it won't really really matter in 70 years. But if you believe in eternity, and you continue to get a little worse over time, …

134 Build Your Foundation

November 10th, 2021


The word foundation means: the lowest load-bearing part of a building. Sometimes we often feel that we are bearing a heavy load. A heavy load built upon a weak foundation will crush us. In the scriptures, we learn that …

#133 It Shall Be For Thy Good

November 3rd, 2021


Back in 1839 Joseph Smith was in Liberty Jail facing a lot of difficulty. The conditions were poor and the trial seemed to be more than he could …

#132 Learn from Mistakes

October 27th, 2021


You are imperfect and you have made mistakes and you will probably make more mistakes in the future. What do you do when you make a mistake? Do you …

#131 Having an Aim

October 20th, 2021


Why do so many people love watching sports? Because they love to see someone have an aim and succeed. We love seeing people run a marathon or lose extra body weight. But every now and then we find people who don't like …

#130 Making Soup

October 13th, 2021


It's getting cold here in Utah and I have been making a lot of soup. In the beginning, I needed to follow a recipe step by step to figure out how to …

#129 Mom Guilt

October 6th, 2021


Have you ever felt mom guilt? Feeling guilty that you work or don't work. Feeling guilty that you didn't spend enough time with your kids. Feeling guilty that you didn't teach your kids to be more independent. There are …

#128 No Yell November 2021

September 29th, 2021


Are you ready to dive into this year's No Yell November challenge?!? I want to help as many people as possible to complete this year's challenge so I will be adding in extra videos and bonus calls to help everyone …

#127 It Might be Great

September 22nd, 2021


My son thought that doing home MTC was going to be a negative experience, and it ended up being absolutely wonderful. How often do we think our …

#126 Yelling Help

September 15th, 2021


Are you tired of yelling, but you are not sure what else to do? Do you want a deeper connection with your kids, but yelling and contention keep getting in the way? Then you need to check out this week's episode where I …

125 You Have Options

September 8th, 2021


A few weeks ago a High School chemistry teacher went on a rant while a student filmed her. She threatened them and told them how their parents are …

124 Riding the Wave

September 1st, 2021


My son is leaving for his mission next week and I have been feeling all the feelings. I want to show you how to ride the wave of emotions for yourself and then teach it to your kids.

123 Can You Mess Up Your Kid?

August 25th, 2021


I have often said that you are not powerful enough to mess up your kid. To believe that, is to take away your child's agency. But even though you …

122 Discipline

August 18th, 2021


When you look up the word discipline you find synonyms like: punish, control, or rebuke. But did you know the origin of the word discipline is to …

#121 My Schedule

August 11th, 2021


I thought it would be helpful to do a full episode dedicated to what we are studying this year and term in our homeschool. I also included a link to …

#120 Social Skills

August 4th, 2021


I had someone ask me the other day how do I plan to teach my four year old social skills if I don't send him to preschool? I still find this to be a …

#119 Take Care of Your Garden

July 28th, 2021


What is the first thing you have to do before you plant a garden? Prepare the soil. If you are trying to plant seeds (positive thoughts) in your garden (brain) and you haven't cleared out the weeds (negative thoughts) …

#118 What Makes a Parent Successful?

July 21st, 2021


How do you measure your success as a parent? If your kid does something you like, are you successful? What about if they dress in clothes you don't …

#117 Who Are You Married To?

July 14th, 2021


My husband and I are celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary and I wanted to give you five tips to stay connected even while homeschooling.

#116 It Mattereth Not

July 7th, 2021


So many of you have felt the call to homeschool, but now you aren't receiving guidance from above of what curriculum to use or what a specific child …

#115 Why I Should Have Never Have Homeschooled

June 30th, 2021


Today I want to share with you all the reasons why I should have never homeschooled. You are not going to want to miss this.

#114 Fears and Successes

June 23rd, 2021


Today I am interviewing my friend and client, Lizzie Langston. I wanted her to share her experience of homeschool. She has been homeschooling for 18 …

#113 How Long Should I Do School?

June 16th, 2021


Are you wondering about how long you should be doing school each day? Are you nervous if you're not doing enough or are you doing too much? Listen to …

#112 Create Your Homeschool Year with Confidence

June 9th, 2021


Do you want to know some of the tips to creating an amazing homeschool year?!? Of course!! Creating your homeschool year can be simple and fun when …

#111 Why I Left My Co-op

June 2nd, 2021


You read the title right; I have decided to leave my co-op. After an amazing experience of being with my co-op for so many years why would I ever …

#110 Another Homeschool Graduate

May 26th, 2021


Last week you got to listen to me interview my daughter Bella and her experiences with her homeschool. This week I was able to interview my son, …

#109 Homeschool Graduate

May 19th, 2021


Two of my kids just graduated!! Listen in today to hear my daughter Bella's experience. Her favorite memories, and even her least favorite memories. You are not going to want to miss this!

#108 How to Feel More Love

May 12th, 2021


Love is just a vibration in the body. However, love runs at a higher frequency which is why it feels so good. How would you show up in your …

#107 Become the Flight Attendant

May 5th, 2021


Can you imagine what would happen on a plane if the flight attendants started freaking out every time there was turbulence? Most of the passengers …

#106 How to be an Awesome Mom

April 28th, 2021


Spoiler alert, how to be an awesome mom, tell yourself that you are an awesome mom!! Seriously, it is usually by small and simple things that great things are brought to pass and the story we tell ourselves is no …

#105 Am I Doing Enough?

April 21st, 2021


This is a common question that I get when I am coaching. Am I doing enough? 
First, what does enough look like? How will you know when you've arrived?
Come listen to this episode to help you get past the worry and fear if …

#104 How to Solve Any Problem

April 14th, 2021


I'm going to teach you the model. The most amazing tool that will give you the ability to solve any problem. Curious to see if it can work for you? …

Episode #103 Following Your Calling

April 7th, 2021


Big announcement in this episode!! As we all are willing to following our callings, sometimes our calling puts us on a different path. You are not …

Episode #102 When Your Kid Doesn't Like School

March 31st, 2021


Is your kid not liking school? Are you feeling frustrated with their lack of excitement with school? Then listen today to hear some ideas to get the …

Episode #101 Homeschool Co-ops

March 24th, 2021


Are you curious what our co-op looks like? What about wanting to know what options are out there for different co-ops? In this episode, you will hear …

Episode #100 Homeschool Bloopers

March 17th, 2021


Can you believe that we are on episode 100?!? We wanted to have some fun today and share some homeschool bloopers we have had. Listen in to have a …

Episode #99 The Heroine's Journey

March 10th, 2021


You have probably heard of the hero's journey, but have you heard of the heroine's journey? This episode is inspired from Sarah Grace Live's episode, The Heroine's Journey, where she talks about the journey with being …

Episode #98 The Importance of Stories

March 3rd, 2021


Stories help us understand things in our heart that our eyes alone cannot understand. Listen to this week's episode to be inspired of why to includes …

Episode #97 Detox from Public School

February 24th, 2021


Detox from public school?  This episode dives into what the detox phase is, what it could look like, and how to create your homeschool instead of …

Episode #96 Why Is That a Problem?

February 17th, 2021


Has your kid ever told you that they hate a certain subject? Or are you worried because they aren't as excited about learning as you would hope they …

Episode #95 Tips for Helping Kids with Anxiety

February 10th, 2021


If your kids are struggling with anxiety, this is a great episode to listen to.  Karyn's husband, Rich, a mental health therapist, gives some great advice to help you through this challenge!  See show notes at …

Episode #94 Force Negates Learning

February 3rd, 2021


Did you know that scientist have been able to prove that when you force learning, that it doesn't make it into your long term storage? Not only that, but as you try to force learning, it effects you as well. You are not …

Episode #93 Connect With Your Kids

January 27th, 2021


February is around the corner and we want to help you connect with your kids on a deeper level. We're giving you fun things you can do throughout  February  to help you. See show notes at

Episode #92 This Too Shall Pass

January 20th, 2021


Are you having multiple bad days, and it feels like  those days won't ever end. You are going to want to listen to this episode to hear about some …

Episode #91 Educational Subscription Boxes

January 13th, 2021


If you want something a little extra in your homeschool, check out some of the fun educational subscription boxes that Karyn recommends.  It's a …

Episode #90 Compliment Not Compare

January 6th, 2021


Do you ever get in the comparison trap? Do you worry that your homeschool doesn't look like it should? In this episode we talk about ways  to get out …

Episode #89 What Do You Want to Create in the New Year?

December 30th, 2020


Setting goals for the new year? Knowing what you want to create helps you know what path to take. If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter what you do. See  show notes at

Episode #88 Educating the Whole Child

December 23rd, 2020


Charlotte Mason taught that we should educate the whole child, but how does one do that? Tune in this week to  hear some helpful tips. See show notes …

Episode #87 Well-Educated Heart

December 16th, 2020


We are diving into the Well-Educated Heart philosophy. We'll tell you what it is and how to implement it into your family. See show notes at

Episode #86 Making Holiday Learning Fun

December 9th, 2020


If you are looking for a great way to make learning fun AND include the holidays, you are going to want to check out today's episode!!  See show …

Episode #85 #LightYourFamily

December 2nd, 2020


We are giving away an awesome  calendar full of ideas  to bring your family  closer this holiday  season.  Tune in to  find out how you can …

Episode #84 The Covenant Land

November 25th, 2020


This awesome episode brings in special guest Elizabeth Little the creator of Covenant Land. Karyn worked with Elizabeth (and an amazing team of people) to create Covenant Land, a family study guide to teach families …

Episode #83 Art Curriculum Ideas

November 18th, 2020


Tune in this week to hear some great ideas of different art curriculum ideas. See show notes at

Episode #82 Geography Curriculum Ideas

November 11th, 2020


We're headed back to giving curriculum ideas and this week we are diving into geography. Listen in to hear ideas of how to make your geography more …

Episode #81 How Homeschooling Has Changed Me

November 4th, 2020


Recently Karyn found a journal entry from her first year of homeschooling. She realized how much she has grown and changed and we wanted to share how …

Episode #80 The Family Planner

October 28th, 2020


Your family is your business. a successful business reviews, plans, and works as a team to solve problems. Listen to this episode to learn how to …

Episode #79 Science Curriculum Ideas

October 21st, 2020


We interviewed some of our favorite Moms to find out what curriculum they have loved and some they haven’t loved with science. See show notes at

Episode #78 Math Curriculum Ideas

October 14th, 2020


We interviewed some of our favorite Moms to find out what curriculum they have loved and some they haven’t loved with math. See show notes at

Episode #77 Language Arts Curriculum Ideas

October 7th, 2020


We interviewed some of our favorite Moms to find out what curriculum they have loved and some they haven’t loved with Language Arts. See show notes …

Episode #76 History Curriculum Ideas

September 30th, 2020


We interviewed some of our favorite Moms to find out what curriculum they have loved and some they haven’t loved with history. See show notes at

Episode #75 Curriculum Over the Years

September 23rd, 2020


This is a meaty episode. Karyn and Meg share some of their curriculum they have used over the years. They cover History, Language Arts, Science, and …

Episode #74 Family School

September 16th, 2020


The next few weeks we'll be talking about different options of curriculum. Today's guest, Maren, tells us her experience with an online option from …

Episode #73 Is Your Curriculum All Wrong?

September 9th, 2020


The biggest question we have received this summer is about curriculum. What is the best curriculum? What are the different homeschool styles? Listen …

Episode #72 Teaching Your Children About Liberty

September 2nd, 2020


We are excited to have another guest on the podcast today, Connor Boyack, who is a freedom fighter and the author of the Tuttle Twins series. He tells us why he decided to write the Tuttle Twin series, and how you can …

Episode #71 Educating the Mind, the Heart, the Body, and the Soul.

August 26th, 2020


This week we get a taste of Meg's presentation for the conference. She talks about the importance of educating the mind, the heart, the …

Episode #70 How to Make Your Homeschool More Fun

August 19th, 2020


Karyn is sharing some amazing ideas of how to make your homeschool more fun, and the best part, most of her ideas are free!! See show notes at

Episode #69 Parents Who Know- Strategies to Address Porn in Your Family

August 11th, 2020


Are you concerned about your children coming across pornography?  Want some tips to combat it?  This episode will help you through all of your questions!  Today's podcast features Rich Tripp a Licensed Professional …

Episode #68 Standing Up for What You Believe

August 5th, 2020


There is so much chaos going on in the world right now. How do you teach your children to stand up for what they believe? See show notes at

Episode #67 Creating Your Homeschool Vision

July 29th, 2020


When you don't know what it is you want, then it doesn't matter what you do. Creating a homeschool vision helps you to know what to keep in your life …

Episode #66 Planning Your Homeschool Year

July 22nd, 2020


Are you ready to get your homeschool year planned? Then this is the episode for you!! Listen in to hear some great ideas of how to plan your …

Episode #65 An Alternative to College

July 15th, 2020


This week I am interviewing the CEO of Praxis, Cameron Sorsby. Praxis is an alternative to college. It is a year long program that mentors people to …

Episode #64 What if I Have to Homeschool This Fall?

July 8th, 2020


Traditional schooling may not look the same this fall. Are you one of the Moms who are thinking that they may want to homeschool instead of distance …

Episode #63 Ask and Ye Shall Receive

July 1st, 2020


What is it that you need? A lot of times we are struggling or overwhelmed and we forget to ask. You're going to want to listen in to hear some ideas to give you confidence to ask for what you need. See show notes at

Episode #62 Should Homeschooling be Banned?

June 24th, 2020


This episode is in response about to the article, The Risk of Homeschooling, written in the Harvard Magazine. To say the least, we couldn't disagree …

Episode #61 Educational Games

June 17th, 2020


Summer time is a perfect time to break out the games. We love mixing school up with different educational games. Listen to this week's episode to …

Episode #60 Floors and Ceilings

June 10th, 2020


Today we are talking to the amazing Brooke Snow. Brooke is a habits and identity coach. She has an amazing tool called floors and ceilings. Helping …

Episode #59 Homeschooling Kids with Dyslexia

June 3rd, 2020


If you are homeschooling a child with dyslexia and trying to figure it all out, this is the episode for you!  In this episode, Karyn is joined by her …

Episode #58 Teaching Your Kids Obedience

May 27th, 2020


How to teach your kids obedience, that is the million dollar question. This episode is perfect for any mom with children. You don't want to miss it. …

Episode #57 Helping Kids Develop a Love of Learning

May 20th, 2020


Do you want to know a trick to make your school day go smoother? Help your kids develop a love of learning. It is a skill that will bless their …

Episode #56 Homeschool Graduate

May 13th, 2020


This is a special episode with Meg and her oldest son, Ethan. Ethan is graduating this year, and Meg interviewed him to see what his thoughts were of …

#55 A Mother's Influence

May 6th, 2020


Sometimes among the dirty diapers and dishes the job of motherhood can feel like an unappreciated task. We want to remind you the power of your influence in your home. You are doing amazing things!! See show notes at

#54 Homeschooling Kids With ADHD

April 29th, 2020


Homeschooling with a child with ADHD? Then you need to listen to this episode. We have different opinions of whether to medicate or not, so you'll …

#53 Homeschooling Through Hard Times

April 22nd, 2020


Everyone is going to go through something hard during their homeschool journey. Whether it's a new baby, illness, or pandemic!! Listen in to some …

#52 Teaching Kids Emotional Health

April 15th, 2020


A lot of us understand the importance of taking care of our physical health, but do we understand how important it is to take care of our emotional health as well? Listen in to this episode to hear how you can teach …

#51 Simple Science Activities

April 8th, 2020


In this episode Karyn shares some simple science activities kids love! She also explains why science experiments are great for kids and the …

#50 The Art of Boredom

April 1st, 2020


When did boredom become a bad thing? In this episode, we share with you the art of being bored. Why boredom is a good thing, how to transition off of …

#49 Spring Learning Ideas

March 25th, 2020


Sometimes it gets tricky to homeschool when it starts to warm up outside. Listen to this episode to find some fun ways to keep doing school with a …

#48 Connecting with Your Kids

March 18th, 2020


Connection is everything.  Having a connection with our kids helps them to feel safe and helps us to homeschool without so many tears. See show notes …

#47 When Your Spouse Isn't on Board with Homeschooling

March 11th, 2020


This week we're going over some ideas if your spouse isn't on board with homeschooling. We give ideas to help if your spouse has concerns, and how …

#46 Teaching Your Kids Habits

March 4th, 2020


Teaching your kids great habits is going to help your homeschool run much smoother. We share five habits from Charlotte Mason, and how and why to …

#45 Levels of Liberty

February 26th, 2020


If you are ready to really dive into creating an amazing home, and giving your kids some skills that will bless them throughout the rest of their lives, then Levels of Liberty is for you! It's a system of teaching your …

#44 St. Patrick's Learning Ideas

February 19th, 2020


St. Patrick's Day is coming up! In this episode we share some fun ideas of great activities you can do with your kids. See show notes at

#43 14 Ways to Say I Love You

February 12th, 2020


This is a special episode about connecting with your spouse. It's so easy in the hustle and bustle of homeschooling to forget about dad. In this …

#42 Extra Curricular Activities

February 5th, 2020


Do you worry that your kids will miss out with extra curricular activities because they're not in the school system? Homeschoolers have tons of …

#41 Fun Winter Learning Ideas

January 29th, 2020


Do you get stuck in the winter blues, or need a little extra help with your school during those long, cold months? Listen in as we share some fun …

#40 Consistency Not Perfection

January 22nd, 2020


Perfection doesn't exist. Trying to make your homeschool perfect is an easy way to get burned out. Just try to be consistent. Listen in as we give …

#39 Homeschool Help

January 15th, 2020


Are you feeling lost with your homeschool? In this episode we share with you Meg's new program, Mama's Members, that is a great resource for all your …

#38 Battle of the Brains

January 8th, 2020


This is a listeners request to hear about Meg's end of the term Battle of the Brains. We share what it is, why it got started, and what it looks like. See show notes

#37 Goal Setting

December 18th, 2019


We're ending the year by preparing you for the next one. This episode is a great resource of a different way to look at goals, and how to make them a lasting change. See show notes at

#36 Keeping the Holidays Simple

December 11th, 2019


How in the world do you homeschool all December AND create a magical Christmas? You don't. In this episode, we give you permission to keep the …

#35 Books for Teens

December 4th, 2019


In this episode we share some of ours and our teens favorite books. From classics to popular fiction, and some stuff in-between, we cover a bunch of …

#34 Books for Tweens

November 20th, 2019


Are you ready to hear another great list of book suggestions for your tween? We each share some of our favorite books that our kids have absolutely …

#33 Books for Young Readers

November 13th, 2019


You asked for it, and so here it is!! The next few episodes are going to cover some of our favorite books for your kids to read. In this episode we share some of our favorite books for kids in Kindergarten through …

#32 No Yell November

November 6th, 2019


Are you ready to join us in the no yelling revolution? Heck yes you are! In this episode we are going to talk to you about why we yell, the downside …

#31 Making Math Fun

October 30th, 2019


Does this feel like the impossible goal, making math fun? In this episode we are going to give you some simple tips to help any child find a way to enjoy math. See show notes at

#30 Teaching Kids About Money

October 23rd, 2019


We have another awesome guest on the show today, Meg's husband, Johnny. He is a financial guru and is sharing some of his wisdom. He shares a couple of simple principles of finances and then we share how we teach them …

#29 Morning Devotional

October 16th, 2019


How do we study religion in our homes? In this episode we talk about how we start our day with our morning devotional. How we study scriptures, and ways to help even the youngest of kids understand gospel principles. …

#28 Nature Study

October 9th, 2019


In this episode we cover some simple ways to get outside and observe nature. It doesn't have to be grand or complicated to be successful. See show …

#27 Minute With Mom

October 2nd, 2019


Have you heard Meg talk about Minute With Mom and you've wondered what in the world is that? Well today, all your questions will be answered. Listen in as we talk about many different ways that you can connect with your …

# 26 Do You Need A High School Diploma?

September 25th, 2019


We have recently had several listeners ask us whether you need a High School diploma. We not only answer that question, but we open up a lot more …

#25 Teaching Kids About Sex

September 18th, 2019


This episode is a bit different from the normal ones. Karyn interviews a special guest, her husband!  Rich Tripp is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Certified Sex Therapist.  In this episode he walks through …

#24 The Homeschooling Working Mom

September 11th, 2019


We wanted to dedicate a whole episode to the working Mom. More specifically, the mom who works outside of the home. We interview our dear friend …

#23 Homeschool Organization

September 4th, 2019


How in the world does one have microscopes, papers, pens, and books lying around the house and stay organized? Do you have to have a school room to …

#22 Faith, Not Fear

August 28th, 2019


Listen in as we discuss why we feel afraid, how it can help us, or hinder us, depending on how we use it. Most Mamas feel some fear with …

#21 Reluctant Readers-How to get Your Kids Excited About Reading

August 21st, 2019


What do you do if you have a reluctant reader? In this episode we share some great tips on how to encourage your kids to get excited about reading. See show notes at

#20 Homeschooling Through Sickness

August 14th, 2019


What do you do when you or your kids are sick? What about if Mom or kid has a chronic illness? It is possible to homeschool through both of these. In …

#19 Homeschooling With a Baby or Toddler

August 7th, 2019


Is it possible to homeschool with a newborn or toddler? We think it is, and we will tell you why and give you some tips on how to make it work in …

#18 First Day of School Traditions

July 31st, 2019


In this episode we share some of our favorite first day of homeschool traditions. It looks a little different each year, but we like to make it …

#17 Mom Support Group

July 24th, 2019


One of the things that has helped both of us on our journey with homeschooling, is our mom support group. In this episode we talk about what a mom …

#16 What I Would Have Done Different

July 17th, 2019


We've learned a lot over the years of homeschooling, and we've made a lot of mistakes. We share with you some of the things that we would have done …

#15 The Importance of Read Aloud

July 10th, 2019


Do you want to know the easiest way to connect with your kids and help them reach their full potential? Read Aloud to them! It's really that simple. …

#14 Homeschool Q & A

July 3rd, 2019


This whole episode is answering your amazing questions! We cover some common concerns and give some practical tips of how to be a homeschool boss. To …

#13 Homeschooling Through High School

June 26th, 2019


Let's get raw and real. Next to socialization, homeschooling through High School usually is the 2nd biggest fear. We get it because we used to have …

#12 Homeschooling Through Jr. High (Middle School)

June 19th, 2019


In this amazing episode we talk about the hard topics of emotions and some of the challenges that come with teaching Jr. High aged kids. We cover some of our expectations with them and ways to help them contribute to …

#11 Homeschooling The Elementary Years

June 12th, 2019


This episode covers the broad range of Kindergarten to 6th grade. We cover our routines, the skills we try to teach, and the relationships we work on building, so they are prepared for their teenage years. Find the show …

#10 Homeschooling Preschoolers

June 5th, 2019


Preschoolers are so much fun to teach because they are so excited to learn. On today's episode we will share with you some great tips for teaching …

#9 When Everything Goes Wrong

May 29th, 2019


It's no surprise that sometimes you are going to have a bad day, or even a really bad day. In this episode we give four different tips to help you …

#8 Summer Learning

May 22nd, 2019


What does school look like during the summer? Listen in to Karyn and Meg as we share our summer schedule and ways to keep learning through those …

#7 Getting Off the Conveyor Belt

May 15th, 2019


Homeschool doesn't have to look like the school system. It can be whatever you want to create. Learning can happen anywhere or at anytime through …

#6 What About Mom?

May 8th, 2019


It's easy to be so involved with parenting and homeschooling that you forget about taking care of mom. In this episode we give permission to make you …

#5 Keep It Simple

May 1st, 2019


Do you want how to avoid mom burn out? Keep it simple! This short and sweet episode gives you five tips to keep it simple.

#4 100 Ways To Homeschool

April 24th, 2019


If you ask 100 different homeschoolers what their day looks like, you would get 100 different answers. In this episode we talk about what a typical …

#3 Are You Smart Enough To Homeschool?

April 17th, 2019


Do you need a college degree to homeschool your children? Listen as we share Karyn's perspective, who has a teaching degree, and from Meg's …

#2 Let's Get Socialization Out Of The Way

April 9th, 2019


Join us this week as we talk about the most common fear of homeschooling, socialization. A common question asked is will my kid be socially awkward …

#1 You've Decided To Homeschool, Now What?

March 16th, 2019


Have you been called to homeschool? So have we! Listen in as we share our stories of why we started homeschooling all those years ago. In this …

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