How to Use Educational Podcasts for Homeschooling

How to Use Educational Podcasts for Homeschooling Do you love educational podcasts as much as I do? How about the ones that seem to give you a much-needed kick in the pants whenever you tune in? I know I do! In fact, my whole family loves podcasts. … RELATED POST … Encouraging Homeschool Podcasts Every Mom Should Listen To If your family loves educational podcasts and you’re looking for ways to use them in your homeschool, then you’re in the right place. I’m going to share some fun ideas that my family and my readers have used educational podcasts in our homeschools. Perhaps it will give you the inspiration you need to make podcast part of your regular routine. Ways to Add Podcasts to Home … [Read more]

Encouraging Homeschool Podcasts Every Mom Should Listen To

Listening to podcasts is an awesome way to get some homeschooling inspiration. Check out this list of homeschool podcasts that will leave you encouraged.

Encouraging Homeschool Podcasts Every Mom Should Listen To As a homeschool mom, there are lots of times when you need a little bit of encouragement and inspiration to get you through the day. Homeschool podcasts are the perfect way to get that pick-me-up.  I know that it’s hard to take time for you when you’re a busy homeschool mom. It seems someone always needs something from you. You don’t have a spare minute to read an encouraging book, watch videos or catch-up with our favorite homeschool bloggers. … RELATED POST … How to Use Educational Podcasts for Homeschooling But, podcasts are much easier to fit into your busyness. You can listen while the kids have a play break. Or while you clean up the kitchen. Or … [Read more]

‘Must Have” Smartphone Apps for Homeschool Moms

I love learning what works for other homeschool moms. Check out this list of apps that homeschool moms use to help them stay organized and teach their family.

‘Must Have” Smartphone Apps for Homeschool Moms Recently I was forced to do a little experiment that got me thinking about what smartphone apps are really essential to me. You, see I had to an app elimination diet. You know those food elimination diets that people have to go on to see what foods they’re sensitive to, right? They have to cut out all the typical offending foods, then add them back in one by one to see if they have a reaction. I had to go through a similar process with my smartphone. I had an annoying beep going off randomly. Really it was three different beeps. There was no rhyme or reason to it, but it drove me nuts … mostly because I … [Read more]

How to Save Money on Your Family’s Mobile Phone Plan

It's time to get your kid a cell phone and all you can think about is how expensive a new plan will be. Read these tips to learn how to save money on your mobile phone plan.

How to Save Money on Your Family’s Mobile Phone Plan It’s the norm nowadays for multiple family members to have their own mobile phones. As you start adding kids to your plan, the cost o your plan can increase at an unexpected rate.  The cost to have a family plan cell phone can be in the hundreds, leaving many families wondering how they can save and keep a plan that fits their budget. These tips will help you find ways to save on your family mobile phone plan. 8 Tips for Saving on Your Cell Phone Bill 1) Do Your Research and Shop Around Don’t feel like you have to stick with the carrier you’ve used for years. There may be a better plan to … [Read more]

How to Homeschool Online When Traveling With Kids

Homeschooling doesn't need to stop when you travel. Read this to get ideas for keeping the learning going when you travel with kids

Welcome to the #TechieHomeschool IRL blog series.  In this post, my guest Kimberly shares some great options for homeschooling online when your traveling with kids   How to Homeschool Online When Traveling With Kids Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel with your kids any time of the year? Not having to follow a school year calendar; just hitting the road whenever the travel bug bit you? This is something I dreamed of doing and am fortunate to have the opportunity with our grandson. Now, as we are well into our third year of homeschool travel, I’d like to share some tips for other traveling families or those who are considering making a change in their lives. When I began homeschooling EJ we … [Read more]

How to Homeschool High-Tech Kids When You’re a Tech-Challenged Mom

I think lots of homeschool moms can relate to this post. What can I do to help my techie kid when I feel clueless about tech???

Welcome to the #TechieHomeschool IRL blog series. In this post, my guest Sara, a self-professed tech challenged mom, shares how she has nurtured her daughter’s techie interests. Sara Jordan Panning is a homeschool mom to three creative girls, ages 8, 10, and 16. She has been blogging at Embracing Destiny since 2008, where she shares their adventures with literature-rich, Charlotte Mason-influenced, delight-directed learning. How to Homeschool High-Tech Kids When You’re a Tech-Challenged Mom Technology has touched nearly every aspect of our lives. From daily planning to online courses to ebooks, it’s everywhere. Love it or hate it, we all need to address it somehow. As a somewhat tech-challenged mom, I’ve learned that it is possible to homeschool high-tech kids. I’ll share a few things I’ve learned along … [Read more]

How to Earn College Credits in High School using Online Classes

Trying to figure out how your child can earn college credits in high school? This post will help you come up with a plan.

Welcome to the #TechieHomeschool IRL blog series. In this post, my guest Jen shares how her sone earned college credits in high school, all while taking online college courses.  Jen Duncan is the owner and founder of A Helping Hand Homeschool, where she writes encouragement and resources for parents who are homeschooling “out of the box” learners. You can also follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter! How to Earn College Credits in High School Using Online Classes Being a homeschool blogger, I spend a good amount of time in groups on social media. Almost daily, I see questions from parents wondering how their children can earn college credit in high school. This is a very good question, and it’s one worth asking. Now, more than … [Read more]

Why Online Learning is a Huge Help for Single Parent Homeschooling

Single parents are superstars, especially the ones who homeschool. I love this post where one single mom shares how technology helps her to homeschool.

Welcome to the #TechieHomeschool IRL blog series. In this post, my guest Teresa shares how online learning resources has been a huge help for her with single parent homeschooling.   Teresa Pinnick has been homeschooling her children for 13 years, as a single full-time working mom for the past two years. She is the creator of Redeemed Reconciled Restored. She resides in Indiana, where she blogs about family, faith, and home education. Her mission is to encourage and help moms along their homeschooling journey. Why Online Learning is a Huge Help for Single Parent Homeschooling My family’s homeschool routine changed once I became a single parent. And technology plays a much bigger role than in the past. Before the switch to a single parent household, we would get up about … [Read more]

Using Technology to Homeschool High School

I love hearing how other families homeschool. This is a good post for anyone who homeschools high schoolers.

Welcome to the #TechieHomeschool IRL blog series. In this post, my guest Kim shares the role technology plays as she homeschools high school-aged sons.   Kim is a homeschooling mom to three teenage boys, a 16-year-old and 15-year-old twins. She blogs about homeschool and health at 3in15makes5. Using Technology to Homeschool High School When I first talked to my husband about writing this article, he said, “We don’t use that much technology in our homeschool.” Then I started rattling off everything we are using. We were both surprised at how much we actually use technology in our high school. We have three teenage boys in 9th and 10th. I think it is especially important to use technology to homeschool high school because it trains them to become … [Read more]

6 Simple Tech Tools for Home Education

Here's some good advice for ways to use more tech for home education. Simple is what I need.

Welcome to the #TechieHomeschool IRL blog series. In this post, my guest Natalie suggests six simple, do-able ways you can add more digital learning into your family’s home education. 6 Simple Tech Tools for your Home Education Are you a bit resistant to combining the fast-paced world of technology with your child’s education? Maybe you’re concerned about the communication and creativity skills kids are lacking today. Yet, your students can succeed with these 6 simple tech tools for your home education. It’s our job as parents to monitor all activity with our kids, whether it’s during homeschooling, extracurricular activities, or church. That’s why homeschooling is so unique and successful. You define the rules — you are the principal of your homeschool. The Principal decides how to have a healthy balance of … [Read more]