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Elevating Motherhood

130 EpisodesProduced by Lori Beth AuldridgeWebsite

A weekly podcast covering a variety of topics about modern motherhood including parenting, homeschool, health, pregnancy, birth, self-care, community, friendship, and more! Recorded on the island of Maui with your host Lori Beth Auldridge, M.A., M.F.A.


108. To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool: 3 Questions to Help You Decide

We’ve come to the end of what seems to be one of the craziest years ever in education. Now what? Do we take time to reflect on what actually worked and what can just go away and never return? Are you asking yourself, your community, your children, and/or your school reflective questions? Are you just so done with this year in general that you just want to move on and hope for the best in the fall? Or do you feel unsettled and unsure which direction to move forward? Should you just homeschool? Should you at least consider it?

You are not alone! Millions of families have this nagging notion that something needs to change but aren’t sure about what exactly needs to change. Do they just go ahead and prepare for next year with all options? Or…?

Well, you’re here. And that’s a start to the untangling of these questions. This will be a quick episode to help you sort out some of those doubts and move forward in a way that supports your family, your family values, and life goals without all the buzz and input from the outside world.

I totally trust you to make the best decisions for your family in all seasons of life—even crazy time periods like this. I hope you know you can trust yourself, too. (insert huge hug here)

I think so many folks get caught up on the details of homeschool—what it looks like, can they do it, what curriculum to choose, etc. that they miss the first step which is finding your conviction through clarity. The details are important, but they are not the whole story.


Join Lori Beth on Patreon! Elevating Motherhood is coming to life over on Patreon! I’m super stoked to let you know I’ll be over there more than any other platform connecting with you and other incredible mamas. It’s such a great space where we can have deep dive discussions about today’s topic and every other topic discussed here on the show. I’ll also be hosting virtual classes once a month for moms. April & May’s classes are both live and waiting for you to join! April’s Class is Elevating Your Everyday Cooking with trained chef and holistic health coach Kris Dovbniak. May’s class is Decoding Your Birthday with intuitive numerologist Nadia Bernardy. Go check out the details at I’m super stoked to be an ad-free, off social media, no distraction space to connect with other moms! It’s already been so refreshing and life giving to be able to connect deeper with you all. I’m excited for you to join us!

Please Visit Today’s Sponsors:

Blossom & Root: Today’s episode of Elevating Motherhood is sponsored by Blossom & Root a nature-based, Charlotte Mason inspired homeschool curriculum company that has been gently guiding and supporting families for years! This thoughtful, age appropriate curriculum begins at the preschool level with options through elementary grades--with more grade levels being released each year.

My family has used Blossom & Root from the very beginning—we love it! The curriculum and lessons are easy to follow, super fun, and can be as flexible or mapped out as you need. If you’re looking for an inspiring homeschool curriculum to help you lovingly teach and guide your children, I highly recommend Blossom & Root. Using this curriculum has brought so much connection and joy to our homeschool days—I love it! So do my kids. Blossom & Root has generously offered a discount for listeners of Elevating Motherhood: use the code LORIBETH10 at checkout for 10% off your order. More info can be found at:

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