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Witty, Genuine, Thoughtful: Homeschooling in Real Life
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1 in 5 chidren will be sexually abused by the time they reach 18. It's a topic we sorely need to talk about, out loud, in the greater homeschooling community and in our own homes. Join us and authors +Justin Holcomb and Lindsey Holcomb for a frank and honest discussion about sexual abuse and equipping kids to protect their bodies. Episode 70: Let's Talk About Sexual Abuse http://www.homeschoolingirl.com/episodes/episode-70-sexual-abuse #sexualassault   #sexualabuse   #parenting   #homeschooling  

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This week's episode features an interview with +Angie Tolpin, as we discuss competition and other hurdles to relationships between women. It's striking a nerve with our listeners!
Join +HomeschoolingIRL and author +Angie Tolpin  as we explore reasons women have a difficult time connecting or feel as if there is an undercurrent of comparison and competition running through our relationships. We'll talk about how Jesus changes our communication and frees us to stand shoulder to shoulder with each other as we seek to bring glory to God.

#women   #comparison   #competition  

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In this second installment of our two-part series, Why the Rise in African American Homeschooling?, we welcome Belinda Bullard into the studio to talk about her experiences growing up black in America, watching her kids as they progressed through the public school system, and then ultimately bringing them home to homeschool them.

Belinda has written an inclusive curriculum that celebrates the African American heritage and aims to strengthen and empower the African American student and their family. 

As with our part one interview with Dr. Ama Mazama, we want to encourage you to listen even if you're not an African American parent. We found our eyes opened to real issues of racism and culture, and hope that we and our listeners can begin to be a part of the solution to the reality of racism and inequality everywhere.

LISTEN HERE: http://www.homeschoolingirl.com/episodes/episode-54-why-the-rise-in-african-american-homeschooling-part-two

#homeschool   #homeschooling   #africanamerican   #racism   #equality  
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This week, we're answering our listeners' questions about sibling rivalry. Oooweeee! It's summertime, and the siblings are home . . .
Sibling relationships can often make a home life feel like, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." How do you handle kids who constantly bicker, are competing for your time, and who can't stand to share the backseat of the family car?

Fletch and Kendra are talking sibling relationships and giving some practical advice for handling those tricky, sticky moments when brothers and sisters want to be anything but best friends.

LISTEN HERE: http://www.homeschoolingirl.com/episodes/episode-53-what-to-do-about-sibling-relationships

#kids   #parenting   #siblings   #siblingrivalry  
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There has been a distinct rise in the number of African American parents choosing to educate their children at home, and on this episode of Homeschooling in Real Life, we're exploring why. 

Dr. Ama Mazama, professor of African American Studies at Temple University and homeschooling parent, joins us for an important discussion. Even if you aren't African American, this is a highly informative episode worth hearing and thinking through. 

LISTEN HERE: http://www.homeschoolingirl.com/episodes/episode-52-african-american-homeschooling

#africanamerican   #homeschooling  
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Are you homeschooling a child with special needs? Fletch and Kendra are, too, and on this episode of HomeschoolingIRL, they'll be discussing the unique challenges and joys that homeschooling a child with special needs adds to the homeschool setting.

+Wendy Hilton of +Hip Homeschool Moms  joins us for a touching interview that we hope will encourage parents of kids with special needs and give insight into the life of a family with exceptional learners.

Listen here: http://www.homeschoolingirl.com/episodes/episode-49-homeschooling-special-needs

#homeschool   #homeschooling   #specialneeds   #autism   #braininjury   #enterovirus  
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On this episode of HomeschoolingIRL To Go, we're catching up with one of our favorite couples. Barrett and Jenifer Johnson have been married for 24 years and have raised/are raising 5 kids, from age 22 down to 7. They recently wrapped up 25 years of ministry to their local church and have begun INFO For Families, a ministry geared toward newlyweds, marriages at mid-life, and parents who want to help their kids enter marriage without a ton of sexual and relational baggage.

It was a late night when we Skyped with the Johnsons, and the four of us got a little silly. It's a fun episode, but we hope you'll come away feeling as if you know the Johnsons and can glean from their years of counseling experience!  http://www.homeschoolingirl.com/episodes/episode-48-the-real-marriage-podcast

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How difficult is it to be transparent with your kids? Do you struggle to tell them the truth when they ask questions about your past, your mistakes, or your sin issues? 

On this episode of HomeschoolingIRL, we've invited marriage and family counselor Chris Oneth into the studio to talk about being parents who are open and honest with our kids. Chris gives sound Biblical wisdom and practical steps for talking to our kids in a gospel-centered way that opens to door to deeper relationships.

Click here: http://www.homeschoolingirl.com/episodes/episode-47-transparent-parents

#homeschool   #homeschooling   #parenting   #christianparenting  
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More TV dad fun with Fletch! It's a short and sweet episode, just perfect for the middle of the week: http://www.homeschoolingirl.com/episodes/episode-46-top-10-lessons-from-tv-dads-part-two
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For the past 44 episodes of Homeschooling in Real Life, we have been telling the stories of other homeschooling families and talking about shifting our hope to anything but the hope of the gospel, the real hope of Jesus Christ and what He has accomplished for us.

Now it's time to tell our story. In the summer of 2008, we found our 7-week-old baby in a coma, an event that led to a massive overhaul in our marriage, our parenting, and ultimately, our faith in Christ. That sickly baby boy was just the beginning; there would be harder trials and far more refining ahead. 

If you are wondering why your own faith feels stagnant or the Christian life joyless, join us as we share what unlocked the self-made prison doors and caused us to lose our religion but find a deeper, more glorious faith in the power of the cross!

Listen here, or in iTunes: http://www.homeschoolingirl.com/episodes/episode-45-losing-our-religion

#homeschool   #homeschooling   #grace   #gospel  
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