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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.

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055. Homeschooling Multiples, Transitions, Balance, & Encouragement with Alisha Miller

Encouragement, Passion, Variety, and Beauty

The lovely Alisha Miller is here with us today. She is so encouraging. This conversation feels like sitting down with a super sweet friend to talk about all things homeschool. By the end, you’ll feel comforted, inspired, and motivated to move forward with homeschooling knowing you can implement her encouraging ideas. Alisha gives us specific examples of how she homeschools with multiples, how she meets her children where they are, and how she overcomes homeschool fears (fear rises up in all of us from time to time). We also talk about community, flexibility, and so much more! This is an episode for the heart…that also happens to contain practical tips. That’s so Alisha.

Alisha’s Bio: Alisha Miller is raising and homeschooling four daughters in northern Indiana. She has a passion for curating a curriculum that covers a wide feast and is inclusive of all people. She loves learning alongside her daughters on this journey. As an editor and writer for the Wild + Free magazine, she gets to combine her love for both English and homeschooling. She also enjoys sewing, gardening, reading, and learning new things.

In This Episode Alisha & I Talk About:

· The pace of learning to read (including late readers)

· Her examples of navigating reading and readiness

· What Wild + Free is & the support they offer

· The beautiful, eclectic mix of mamas who are part of W+F

· How we are always growing & thinking as moms and home educators

· Lessons & challenges we’ve learned along the way

· Fears that creep in and what we can do when that happens (including fear of falling behind)

· Being grounded in our beliefs and methods

· The importance of meeting your child where they are

· Raising whole children

· Laying a wide feast for our favorite people

· Aligning our values and actions in our home

· Homeschooling multiples

· Combining ages/grades/subjects

· Homeschooling with a 3-year-old in the house

· Gracefully maneuvering transitions

· Acknowledging the idea that we are going to be interrupted

· Scheduling flexibility

· How to keep moving forward and organizing

· Transitions (big & small)

· Balancing a full life & schedule

· Arranging priorities

· Life long learning – in us and our children

· Creating her own curriculum using the Charlotte Mason method

· Community

· Mother culture nights

· And more!

Interesting Resources Mentioned During the Show:

Book: For the Children’s Sake

Curriculum: Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Julie Bogart (of Brave Writer & The Brave Learner…from Episode 051!)

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Tales of Troy in Greece (trojan horse kit)

Charlotte Mason (homeschool philosophy)

Blog Post about writing her own curriculum: http://www.littlewomenfarmhouse.com/2019/07/homeschool-how-i-write-my-own-curriculum.html

Alisha’s Blog: www.littlewomenfarmhouse.com

Alisha’s Instagram:@littlewomenfarmhouse 

Please visit today's sponsors: Blossom & Root + Homeschool Explained over at www.elevatingmotherhood.com/homeschool 

FULL SHOW NOTES OVER AT: www.elevatingmotherhood.com 

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