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Picture Books, Read Alouds, & the Power of Shared Stories with Sarah Mackenzie

When it comes to choosing the best family read-alouds, few names are as beloved and trusted in the homeschool world as Sarah Mackenzie. It was a delight to chat with Sarah again in this Homeschool Conversations episode! We discuss all things picture books and family reading time, plus we talk about Sarah’s newest picture book […]

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Story Literature Books Jim Weiss Homeschool Family Podcast interview

The Joyful Power of Storytelling for the Homeschool Family (with Jim Weiss)

As a child I remember listening to Jim Weiss tell stories via cassette. What a delightful, surreal moment to get to chat with him on the podcast all about the powerful joy of storytelling! Jim shares read aloud tips, valuable insights into why stories are more important now than ever, and even tells a few

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Reading, Relationships, and Restfully Homeschooling (with Sarah Mackenzie)

If you’re a book-loving homeschool mom, you probably already know and love Sarah Mackenzie. Her books and podcast are beloved by many, and her encouragement has been an integral part of my own homeschool journey for many years. So it made me absolutely giddy to get to chat with her recently for this special bonus

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Olympics Books for Kids: learn the history and explore the sports of the Olympic Games

It’s not too soon to begin rounding up books about the Olympics for your kids. Learn all about the history of the Olympic games and what the Olympics are like today from this Gold Medal Book List! I have loved watching the Olympics ever since I was a little girl. I love how once every

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Amber Johnston Heritage Mom Homeschool Conversations Podcast Story Formed Wonder Filled Homeschooling

Story-Formed, Wonder-Filled Homeschooling (with Amber O’Neal Johnston)

I’ve absolutely loved following Amber Johnston on Instagram. I enjoy seeing pictures of her family exploring the world through travel, reading, and just ordinary family living. I appreciate her reminders that this homeschool mom life we’re living is a good gift. So it was such a delight to chat with her for this episode of

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Blue Sky Daisies: Publishing Books Old and New (with Amy Edwards)

It was such a delight to be joined by one half of the Blue Sky Daisies publishing team, Amy Edwards. Amy and her friend Tina Mugglin started their independent publishing business in 2013, and since then they have continued to publish many fabulous books both old and new. Most recently, they published an updated edition

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Finding the Gospel in Fairy Tales (an interview with Angelina Stanford)

Have you ever wondered if (or why) we should read fairy tales? Stick around for this scintillating conversation with Angelina Stanford and you might be amazed to find the Gospel hidden and interwoven throughout the fairy tale genre! You just may find yourself adding more fairy tales to your homeschool plan this year… Be sure

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Celebrating Books and Homeschool Fun (an interview with Mary Wilson)

“How do I start a homeschool book club?” If you’ve ever asked that question, you’re going to love this interview! My friend Mary Wilson is the queen of celebrating books and bringing the FUN to homeschool. Don’t miss the fabulous book club celebration tips she shares in this Homeschool Conversations episode! Plus, learn how to

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Missy Andrews Center for Lit My Divine Comedy interview

Identity, Grace, and a Literary Life (video interview with Missy Andrews from Center for Lit)

I’ve often wished I could have Missy Andrews from Center for Lit over for coffee and a chat in my living room. The realities of geography, alas, preclude that. But this conversation is the next best thing. If you’ve struggled with your identity as a homeschool mom, if you’ve wondered how to incorporate literary analysis

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