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Homeschooling (and Raising!) a Houseful: How to Survive the Early Years and Thrive in the Teen Years

Today I am talking about homeschooling a houseful and how to survive the early years so that you can thrive the teen years! Yes, we love the older years! Even if you aren’t a homeschooler, much of the encouragement today will apply to anyone who has children.

There were certainly some difficult seasons with a whole bunch of littles that I didn’t know how we would ever make it-but we did. And I am so thankful to the Lord for Him leading us. We just need to shift our thinking and realize this is a journey and a process, and not an instant result. There are so many ways to build foundations early on and then see your family thrive as you grow!

Links I mentioned in this episode:

Homeschooling High School and Parenting Teens: Have No Fear • ep 151

Homeschooling Multiple Ages • Podcast Ep 46

JOIN ME! I’ll be speaking at the following upcoming events:

Teach Them Diligently Family Conference (week of Nov 18)

Teach Them Diligently Conference (Spring 2020)

Homeschool Consulting & Mentorship

Now Taking Appointments!

“I am grateful for a Spirit-filled woman like Karen who I could discuss homeschooling and life within this new adventure of hers. I have been homeschooling for seven years and felt like I needed some outside perspective for my life and homeschool. I chose Karen because I love her focus on living for Jesus and I desire that for my life. I opted for a one-hour session with her via FaceTime. The hour flew by. The format worked well because Karen came to the hour-long session well-prepared after reviewing a questionnaire I had previously filled out. She listened to my concerns and questions and provided feedback. She prayed for me, encouraged me, challenged me, and gave me some things to think and pray about. Her insight and perspective were such a blessing to me. I highly recommend the consultation! If I ever feel the need to have outside perspective again, I would do another consultation again. It was a great investment for me and my family.”

 

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How Do God’s Purposes Fit in With the “American Dream?”// ep157

this podcast is sponsored by Apologia

Today we are talking about true success. Are we pursuing the American Dream and the ability to pursue opportunities and achievements, or are we pursuing God wherever He leads? Are we being productive in our pursuits for our own comforts or are we being productive in things of the Lord?

Let’s talk about how God’s purposes for our lives fit in with the American Dream today.

 

Homeschool Consulting & Mentorship

Now Taking Appointments!

“I am grateful for a Spirit-filled woman like Karen who I could discuss homeschooling and life within this new adventure of hers. I have been homeschooling for seven years and felt like I needed some outside perspective for my life and homeschool. I chose Karen because I love her focus on living for Jesus and I desire that for my life. I opted for a one-hour session with her via FaceTime. The hour flew by. The format worked well because Karen came to the hour-long session well-prepared after reviewing a questionnaire I had previously filled out. She listened to my concerns and questions and provided feedback. She prayed for me, encouraged me, challenged me, and gave me some things to think and pray about. Her insight and perspective were such a blessing to me. I highly recommend the consultation! If I ever feel the need to have outside perspective again, I would do another consultation again. It was a great investment for me and my family.”

 

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Thank you to our podcast sponsor:

Get the Bible Based Homeschooling e-course!

 

 

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Mental Clutter and Overanalyzing: Find Freedom to Make Decisions • ep 155

 

Have you suffered from overanalyzing to the point where you can’t make a decision? Are the voices and choices of our noisy world adding mental clutter to your life? 

So many of us never get past the scenarios in our minds and the fear of “What if?” or “What will happen?” and all the questions that distract us from the freedom to make a choice knowing God is in control.

We don’t have to overanalyze when we choose to follow God and then walk in faith!

Homeschool Consulting & Mentorship

Now Taking Appointments!

“I am grateful for a Spirit-filled woman like Karen who I could discuss homeschooling and life within this new adventure of hers. I have been homeschooling for seven years and felt like I needed some outside perspective for my life and homeschool. I chose Karen because I love her focus on living for Jesus and I desire that for my life. I opted for a one-hour session with her via FaceTime. The hour flew by. The format worked well because Karen came to the hour-long session well-prepared after reviewing a questionnaire I had previously filled out. She listened to my concerns and questions and provided feedback. She prayed for me, encouraged me, challenged me, and gave me some things to think and pray about. Her insight and perspective were such a blessing to me. I highly recommend the consultation! If I ever feel the need to have outside perspective again, I would do another consultation again. It was a great investment for me and my family.”

 

Join the Online Book Club!

 

Thank you to our podcast sponsor:

Get the Bible Based Homeschooling e-course!

 

 

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Mary and Martha and Keeping It Simple// ep 154

Our world certainly glorifies the Martha lifestyle- busy, busy, busy- take a look at Pinterest and Instagram and we see a world of Marthas. Those who can cook, sew, decorate, throw parties, and do it all with perfection are pretty much considered the epitome of modern-day success in homemaking and womanhood. You don’t see many Pinterest posts of a woman, completely oblivious to how the “photo” looks because she is sitting at her Savior’s feet. Maybe her hair is askew, her makeup absent, but she has a glow about her that comes from being at his feet. And it is more beautiful than any photo.

In a world that focuses on busyness and a picture-perfect life, Jesus tells us that Mary chose the better. And even more importantly, it will not be taken away from her. Let’s talk about how we can live more simply when we live like Mary.

Homeschool Consulting & Mentorship

Now Taking Appointments!

“I am grateful for a Spirit-filled woman like Karen who I could discuss homeschooling and life within this new adventure of hers. I have been homeschooling for seven years and felt like I needed some outside perspective for my life and homeschool. I chose Karen because I love her focus on living for Jesus and I desire that for my life. I opted for a one-hour session with her via FaceTime. The hour flew by. The format worked well because Karen came to the hour-long session well-prepared after reviewing a questionnaire I had previously filled out. She listened to my concerns and questions and provided feedback. She prayed for me, encouraged me, challenged me, and gave me some things to think and pray about. Her insight and perspective were such a blessing to me. I highly recommend the consultation! If I ever feel the need to have outside perspective again, I would do another consultation again. It was a great investment for me and my family.”

 

Join the Online Book Club!

 

Thank you to our podcast sponsor:

Get the Bible Based Homeschooling e-course!