The Durenda Wilson Podcast

The Durenda Wilson Podcast

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Durenda Wilson is the owner/host of her podcast and is a wife to one for 30 years, mom to eight, nana to 6. She has homeschooled them all from the beginning. She loves to share simple, effective approaches to motherhood, homeschooling and life in general. These tools are a result of many years walking with the Lord and finding freedom in letting His voice quiet all the others. (Durenda Wilson is a free podcast but donations are available at https://www.patreon.com/durendawilson)


Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Does God Protect Me (Podcast 108)
Jan 24 • 24 min
It seems like believing that God protects us is a very basic principle we should all know by now, but circumstances can cause us to doubt and be fearful. God’s Word is so clear, so powerful and brings us a clear picture of the many ways that He can and…
You’re the Parent! Know Your Parental Rights (Podcast 108)
Jan 21 • 46 min
We are seeing parental rights being infringed upon now more than ever and it’s concerning, to say the least. Parents know their children better than anyone and should have the right to make the decisions they think are best. Today I am talking with…
Overcoming Mid-Year Homeschool Burnout (Podcast 107)
Jan 17 • 33 min
It’s that time of year when many of us are feeling tempted to throw in the towel when it comes to homeschooling. It’s important to know that you are not alone! Today my friend Yvette and I are sharing a few tips on how to deal with burnout as well as…
Growing Kids with ADD & ADHD (Podcast 106)
Jan 14 • 61 min
Are you or someone you know homeschooling kids who struggle with ADD/ADHD? I can’t encourage you enough to listen to this podcast! Today I’m talking with Dan Marcone who is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, Practice Founder &…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Is God Really in Control (Podcast 105)
Jan 9 • 26 min
Welcome to this week’s episode of my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! As we head into the New Year, I’m focusing more intentionally on reading the word out loud to you. Each week I will choose a specific topic and I read passages in God’s Word that…
How to Start a Small Homeschool Co-op (Podcast 104)
Jan 7 • 53 min
The homeschooling journey can prove to be lonely at times and it can make all the difference in the world to have the support of other moms. Sometimes our kids need exposure to more educational experiences outside the four walls of our homes or want/need…
Ditching the Comparison Trap for Good (Podcast 103)
Jan 6 • 40 min
We would probably all agree with the quote that says “Comparison is the thief of joy” and yet it’s such a strong temptation! Today we are going to face this topic head-on, digging into God’s word to find our answers. May today be the day we ditch the…
Our Family’s Favorite Christmas Story Read Aloud (Podcast 102)
Dec 23, 2019 • 14 min
Gather the kids and find a cozy spot to relax while I read to all of you our family’s favorite Christmas story! Most of my kids are grown up and some even have kids of their own, so it makes me happy to be able to share this with your family today! Are…
An Unhurried Christmas (Podcast 101)
Dec 19, 2019 • 9 min
We can feel so rushed in the midst of the Christmas season. But this time of year is really so much taking time. It’s an invitation to wait in anticipation of a promise of a Messiah that was given so many years ago. Waiting isn’t something that most of us…
Reaching the Heart of Your Child (100th Episode Celebration!)
Dec 17, 2019 • 48 min
Welcome to the party! I’ve connected with some amazing moms over the last 100 podcast episodes, so it seems appropriate that my guest today would be a friend that God brought into my life as only He could! Ginger Hubbard, author of Don’t Make Me Count to…
Mentoring Moments-Why You ARE the Best Teacher for Your Child (Podcast 99)
Dec 12, 2019 • 30 min
I’ve talked to countless moms and whether they have a degree or not, NONE of them feel “qualified” to teach their children. One has to wonder why? Join me as I take this topic and filter it through both a practical and biblical perspective. You might be…
Cultivating your Family’s Holiday Culture (Podcast 98)
Dec 10, 2019 • 58 min
Be intentional! It’s the battle cry of the many parents out there who want to do a good job raising their kids. We want important things to STAY important things. It’s no different at Christmas, but it also happens to get more complicated at Christmas. So…
Mentoring Moments-The 5 Most Important Things We Taught Our Kids (Podcast 97)
Dec 5, 2019 • 37 min
Today I’m sharing what I believe are the 5 most important things we’ve taught our kids over our 24 years of homeschooling! If you guessed those things have very little to do with math or language arts or history or science, you would be absolutely right,…
All I Want For Christmas is my Sanity(Podcast 96)
Dec 3, 2019 • 61 min
As soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over, I can hear someone fire off the starting gun and the countdown to Christmas begins. In my 28 years as a mom, every year has looked a bit different and some years were more stressful than others. I do know that the…
Taking the Stress out of Math (Podcast 95)
Nov 26, 2019 • 35 min
Mentoring Moments is a short episode answering one question at a time of the many questions I get from homeschooling moms! It’s my chance to go a little deeper into one topic in order to bring encouragement and a little more perspective. My hope is that I…
Sharing the Story of Isaac-Part 3 (Podcast 94)
Nov 19, 2019 • 76 min
This is the third and final part in my series I have been doing with our daughter Brittney, whose first baby was born sleeping. We’ve been looking forward to this podcast because we get to tell the amazing, redemptive story of her last birth! We spend…
Mentoring Moments: Encouragement for Homeschool Moms (Podcast 93)
Nov 13, 2019 • 75 min
This is a recorded Facebook Live event I did recently sharing several things I’ve learned over our 24 years of homeschooling that have helped me relax and enjoy a more unhurried approach with our kids. Homeschooling is one of the best decisions we ever…
Sharing the Story of Isaac Part 2 (Podcast 92)
Nov 4, 2019 • 73 min
Today Brittney and I are continuing to share the story of Isaac, Brittney’s firstborn and our first grandbaby who was born sleeping. In the last podcast we shared about how God met us in our darkest places of grief and brought hope in the midst of deep…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart Psalm 116 (Podcast 91)
Oct 28, 2019 • 21 min
I woke up one morning recently with a struggle that I’m not sure I ever had before: I was pondering all that God has done on our behalf through Jesus and wondering if I’m faithfully walking out my gratefulness for the magnitude of what that gift that He…
Sharing Isaac’s Story (Podcast 90)
Oct 21, 2019 • 66 min
Today we are celebrating the life of our grandson, Isaac who would have just had his 6th birthday. He was our first grandbaby and Brittney and Jacob’s first baby. This is the first time that we have shared his story publicly. Brittney was careful not to…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart Psalm 8 (Podcast 89)
Oct 15, 2019 • 12 min
Plot twist: the last seven chapters of Psalms have focused a lot on the world of enemies, wicked people and distorted justice, but Psalm 8 takes a completely different turn. In case you didn’t know, the number 8 is significant throughout the scriptures…
Mama Bear Apologetics (Podcast 88)
Oct 8, 2019 • 72 min
What is apologetics anyway? As Christian moms, we know it’s probably important, but we aren’t sure if we can wrap our heads around it, much less teach it to our kids! However, as we look around us, we are seeing Christian leaders falling to the wayside,…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart Psalm 7 (Podcast 87)
Sep 30, 2019 • 11 min
Welcome to Grace for a Mom’s Heart, a short devotional created especially for moms who want to grow in their understanding of God’s Word and it’s applications for motherhood! Today we are spending time in Psalm 7. Now that we have made it this far into…
Learning to Listen to Your Mom Instincts (Podcast 86)
Sep 24, 2019 • 47 min
We live in a culture that is pressing in hard on us as parents but particularly as moms. Voices are coming from all directions telling us how to parent, how to homeschool, etc. This can quickly cause us to not only not enjoy our kids, but to be constantly…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Psalm 6 (Podcast 85)
Sep 17, 2019 • 10 min
At first glance, Psalm 6 doesn’t seem to have a whole lot to offer, so as I was preparing this devotional, it was tempting to skip it and move to one that seemed to be more obviously applicable, but I felt a nudge and that still, small voice reminding me…
Effective Tools for to Make Learning Fun (Podcast 84)
Sep 9, 2019 • 58 min
If you’ve been homeschooling for more than a day, you already know that kids were made to move! Research and studies consistently reveal that much of our kids’ best learning happens away from the school desk. The beauty of homeschooling is that we have…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart- Psalm 5 (Podcast 83)
Sep 4, 2019 • 15 min
Welcome to Grace for a Mom’s Heart, a short devotional created for any mom who wants to grow in her understanding of the Word and it’s application to motherhood! (You have the choice to read the devotional in full on my website or listen here!) Today we…
The Value of Getting our Kids Outside (Podcast 82)
Aug 27, 2019 • 73 min
As parents, we know it’s good for our kids to spend time outside, but often it’s not on the top of the priority list and consequently may not happen as often as it should. What if I told you it has the potential to transform your family life and your…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Psalm 4 (Podcast 81)
Aug 22, 2019 • 18 min
Welcome to my new devotional series created for ALL moms! I often speak to homeschool moms, but this series is for any mom out there who wants to grow in her walk with the Lord and her understanding of the Word as it pertains to motherhood! Please share…
The Importance of Discipleship with Karen DeBeus (Podcast 80)
Aug 19, 2019 • 64 min
We are at a crossroads when it comes to faith in our culture. We are seeing pillars in the Christian community succumb to faulty, unbiblical thinking. The Bible describes it as being taken captive to “hollow and deceptive philosophies” (Colossians 2:8).…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Psalm 3 (Podcast 79)
Aug 15, 2019 • 15 min
Welcome to my new devotional series created for ALL moms! I often speak to homeschool moms, but this series is for any mom out there who wants to grow in her walk with the Lord and her understanding of the Word as it pertains to motherhood! Please share…
Real Talk About Pornography (Podcast 78)
Aug 13, 2019 • 58 min
If ever there were a topic that is avoided, especially by the church, it’s the topic of pornography. In the meantime, this addiction is spreading like wildfire and leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Studies show that: 76% of 18-24-year-old…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Psalm 2 (Podcast 77)
Aug 8, 2019 • 16 min
Welcome to my new devotional series created for ALL moms! I often speak to homeschool moms, but this series is for any mom out there who wants to grow in her walk with the Lord and her understanding of the Word as it pertains to motherhood! Please share…
Anxiety-A Journey Toward Contentment (Podcast 76)
Aug 6, 2019 • 55 min
“God is still writing your story. Quit trying to steal the pen. Trust the author.” This was a recent quote I read and shared, not realizing in the moment how clearly it describes what is really at the root of much of my anxiety in life. It is also…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Psalm 1 (Podcast 75)
Aug 1, 2019 • 24 min
Welcome to my new devotional series created for ALL moms! I often speak to homeschool moms, but this series (Grace for a Mom’s Heart) is for any mom out there who wants to grow in her walk with the Lord, her understanding of the Word and its application…
Homeschooling-My Kids are Driving Me Crazy (Podcast 74)
Jul 29, 2019 • 56 min
If we didn’t love our kids to the moon and back, we wouldn’t be homeschooling, but sometimes they drive us crazy!! Often we experience guilt for feeling this way, after all, aren’t we supposed to love having our kids at home? My guess is that many of us…
Homeschooling: Purpose or Performance? (Podcast 73)
Jul 23, 2019 • 48 min
We all have clear reasons that we decided to homeschool, but as we continue on this journey, the lines can become blurred. It can be so easy to get caught up in how our kids (and we) are (or aren’t) performing when it comes to homeschooling. But what if…
Anxiety-Finding Comfort and Answers (Podcast 72)
Jul 16, 2019 • 54 min
Emotions numbed, foggy brain, heart racing, fatigue, inability to engage in what’s going on around us. These are just a few symptoms of anxiety. Even the word makes us anxious! As believers we feel like we shouldn’t be anxious and yet as busy moms, we…
A Christian’s Response to Alternative Lifestyles (Podcast 71)
Jul 16, 2019 • 60 min
As a Christian mom, I really wanted to be able to confidently wrap my head around what my biblical response to alternative lifestyles should be AND how to talk with my kids about the world they are growing up in. The lie that the Enemy instilled in…
Coming out of a Lesbian Lifestyle (Podcast 70)
Jun 26, 2019 • 54 min
Our culture is screaming for “tolerance” and instantly condemning anyone who disagrees with alternative lifestyles, all in the name of love. As a Christian, I have wanted to get the perspective of someone who has lived an alternative lifestyle. I wanted…
Teens Parenting Beyond the Rules (Podcast 69)
Jun 18, 2019 • 64 min
I remember when our kids were little and people would say, “Just wait until they are teenagers”. It made me mad that they assumed my kids would grow into impossible teens, but it also cast a seed of doubt in my ability to parent teens. Our culture…
Where Our Homeschool Kids are Now - Sam (Podcast 68)
Jun 11, 2019 • 48 min
I’ve been interviewing each of our adult kids who were homeschooled from the beginning. They each share their experience and their perspective as adults on homeschooling! I encourage you to listen in to this one with your boys! It will be an…
Dealing with Anxiety: Living by Faith in a Toxic World (Podcast 67)
Jun 4, 2019 • 38 min
I’ve shared many experiences with you all including my struggles with anxiety. I think it’s important to be transparent and real with each other. We need to know that we are not alone. Anxiety is real and it can come in all different forms for many…
Where Our Homeschool Kids are Now - Luke (Podcast 66)
May 28, 2019 • 55 min
You all told me that you wanted to hear from each of our adult kids who were homeschooled from the beginning and we are now on our FIFTH episode! I have had so much fun chatting it up with my kids either in person or online. Sometimes their answers…
Why Discipline? (Podcast 65)
May 26, 2019 • 59 min
There are a bazillion books and plentiful advice on parenting. Discipline is a very real part of parenting and its ramifications are far-reaching. For homeschooling families, discipline is a more frequent interaction with our kids than the average parent…
Where Our Homeschool Kids are Now - Ben (Podcast 64)
May 14, 2019 • 47 min
Welcome to the 4th in my series talking with each of our adult kids! Today I’m chatting with Ben who is our fourth child and second son. Ben is almost 22, works at a Bible camp and is a volunteer firefighter. Even though Ben was 9 before he was reading…
Where Our Homeschool Kids are Now - Jake (Podcast 63)
May 8, 2019 • 63 min
In today’s podcast, I am talking with our oldest son, Jake. He is 24, started college at 16 (dual enrollment) and graduated at 21. He is in his 3rd year working as a software engineer. Having gone to college at a young age and straight out of…
Where Our Homeschool Kids Are Now - Jenna (Podcast 62)
Apr 30, 2019 • 70 min
In today’s podcast I am talking with Jenna, our 2nd daughter (of our 8 homeschooled kids) about her homeschooling experience and where she is today. As a wife and mom of two littles, she shares the unique perspective of having been homeschooled from the…
The Gift of Dyslexia with Sarah Brown (Podcast 61)
Apr 23, 2019 • 60 min
A dyslexia diagnosis can feel overwhelming, especially for the homeschool mom, but take heart! Dyslexia (or any diagnosis for that matter) doesn’t have to negatively define you, your child or your homeschooling! Today I am talking with Sarah Brown,…
Where Our Homeschool Kids Are Now (Podcast 60) - Brittney
Apr 15, 2019 • 64 min
I asked you all if you would like me to interview each of our grown kids to talk with them about their homeschool experience and their perspective as adults. The response was overwhelming, so today is the first of several. I am talking with our daughter…
Lies Parents Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free: Part 2 (Podcast 59)
Apr 9, 2019 • 33 min
“You aren’t qualified to teach your children. Only a professional can do that” Today I’m sharing the lie that every homeschooling parent is constantly facing and confronting it with the TRUTH of God’s heart toward education and most importantly, His heart…
Lies Parents Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free: Part 1 (Podcast 58)
Apr 2, 2019 • 48 min
We are engaged in a battle for our children and our right as parents to determine what is best for them. We are constantly being told in blatant and more subtle ways that we are inadequate for the job and encouraged to abdicate those decisions to those…
The 3 Most Important Things I’ve Learned in 24 Years of Homeschooling (Podcast 57)
Mar 18, 2019 • 38 min
There’s a lot to be said for hindsight. Our 6th will be graduating in June. The homeschooling finish line is in sight and the process has taught me so much, but in this podcast, I am sharing what I believe to be the 3 most important things that I’ve…
Real Talk From a Homeschool Dad (Podcast 56)
Mar 5, 2019 • 49 min
What should you do when it seems like your husband isn’t taking the spiritual leadership in your family? How can a husband encourage his wife in homeschooling the kids? In this podcast episode, my husband and I are tackling these and several other…
Is There Hope For My Kids In A World That Seems To Be Falling Apart (Podcast 55)
Mar 2, 2019 • 55 min
News, online media, newspapers and a constant stream of information can put us on edge as people, but especially as moms. There are things happening that we never imagined would be happening and they are happening faster than ever. We can’t help but…
Let’s Talk About Hormones (Podcast 54)
Mar 2, 2019 • 34 min
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU LISTEN TO THE PODCAST! In this podcast, I talk a lot about how to navigate understanding your kids through hormone changes. BUT I want to emphasize that as we try to empathize and work through these things with them, that we make…
Homeschooling And International Adoption With Sarah Brown (Podcast 53)
Mar 2, 2019 • 66 min
I like to focus on podcast topics that are important to YOU! Recently I had a mom ask me to do a podcast on international adoption. I don’t really have much experience with that, but I have a friend who does! Sarah has 10 biological children and 5…
When Character Training Feels Like An Obstacle (Podcast 52)
Mar 2, 2019 • 45 min
We always say that character comes before the curriculum, but that can be easier said than done. In the day to day, it can be a real struggle to actually lay down the math or reading to deal with the character issues in our kids. But what if we saw…
The Benefits Of A More Natural Approach To Learning (Podcast 51)
Mar 2, 2019 • 54 min
Many of us are homeschooling because we believe it’s a much better choice for our children, but we can easily get caught up in becoming results driven in our approach. Today I am talking to Ashley Wiggers who is a homeschool graduate and now a mom…
Overcoming Writing Struggles With Fred Lybrand (Podcast 50)
Mar 2, 2019 • 67 min
I don’t think there’s a homeschool parent out there who would say that getting their kids to enjoy writing is easy. Today I am talking with Dr. Fred Lybrand who has been teaching writing for well over two decades (along with countless other pursuits). He…
Homeschooling: There’s Freedom in Simplicity (Podcast 48)
Mar 2, 2019 • 54 min
Most homeschooling families are not actually enjoying homeschooling. Parents AND kids are feeling all kind of unnecessary pressure and unreasonable expectations. This is NOT what homeschooling was meant to be and we FEEL that deep down inside. BUT what…
Homeschooling: Dealing With Outside Pressure (Podcast 47)
Mar 2, 2019 • 42 min
As homeschooling moms, we’ve chosen to educate our kids in what most would consider an “unconventional way”. We’ve made this decision carefully and prayerfully and bear the daily responsibility of our choice, which can feel weighty in and of itself. But…
Encouraging A Growth Mindset (Podcast 46)
Mar 2, 2019 • 53 min
I am so thrilled to have Dan Marcone (M.A., LMHC and Clinical Supervisor for Seasons Counseling) back on the podcast! Today Dan is sharing about the importance and how to’s of encouraging a growth mindset in our kids! A growth mindset is a mental attitude…
Essentials In Early Education With Cheryl Bastian (Podcast 45)
Mar 1, 2019 • 67 min
We all want our kids to have a great start to their education, but what does that REALLY look like?Cheryl Bastian is a homeschooling mom to eight kids ages 3-29 and has worked in the early education field for many, many years. She is a wealth of…
Parenting With Confidence In A World Gone Mad (Podcast 44)
Feb 26, 2019 • 60 min
As parents, it can be easy to become disoriented in our parenting…even more so for homeschooling parents! We are with our kids 24/7 and in the daily busyness of trying to educate our children, we can forget that we are called FIRST to make disciples. But…
Homeschooling Preparing Our Kids For The Job Market (Podcast 43)
Feb 26, 2019 • 45 min
Higher education is changing and today we are talking about why homeschooling is truly the BEST way to prepare our kids for what’s ahead. My guest today is Lolita, a marketing associate at Praxis, an apprenticeship program that helps young people launch…
Answering Your Questions: Part 2 (Podcast 42)
Feb 26, 2019 • 58 min
Many of us long for an older mom to help us navigate motherhood, homeschooling, etc. For months I’ve been collecting questions that YOU have wanted answers to! We talk about chores, homeschooling, mom guilt (how does it affect our kids), busyness, how our…
Encouragement For Your Home School Mom Heart (Podcast 41)
Feb 26, 2019 • 32 min
Oh, how we need encouragement along the way…as moms, as homeschool moms! The best way I know to encourage moms is to share what God is doing in my own life. It’s been a lot…at times overwhelming, but NOTHING good comes easy, right? There’s a lot of…
Answering Your Questions: Part 1 (Podcast 40)
Feb 26, 2019 • 57 min
Many of us long for an older mom to help us navigate motherhood, homeschooling, etc. For months I’ve been collecting questions that YOU have wanted answers to! We talk about chores, homeschooling, mom guilt, busyness and more. There were so many…
Why Chores Are Essential (Podcast 39)
Feb 26, 2019 • 62 min
Of all the questions I receive, the topic of chores is on the top of the list! Moms and kids are frustrated, angry, and resentful when it comes to this issue and today I’m going to tackle it from top to bottom! Having 8 kids in 12 years can bring a mom to…
Read Aloud Family With Sarah MacKenzie (Podcast 38)
Feb 26, 2019 • 44 min
Many of you may know Sarah Mackenzie from Read Aloud Revival! Sarah and I have been friends for a few years and I LOVE her! She is the REAL DEAL! You may be familiar with her first book, Teaching From Rest. It’s been a huge encouragement for homeschool…
The Mystery Of History With Linda Hobar (Podcast 37)
Feb 26, 2019 • 59 min
After homeschooling for over 23 years, I can count on one hand the curricula that I have used over and over again and recommend to moms all the time. The Mystery of History is one of those and there are many reasons as I share in this podcast. If you are…
Encouragement For The Anxious, Weary Mom (Podcast 36)
Feb 26, 2019 • 37 min
Anxiety is something we all deal with at one point or another. For some us, it’s literally an ongoing battle. There are no easy answers, but, as Believers, we can be assured that God WILL take care of us in the midst of whatever is making us…
The Development Stages Of Kids And Their Learning With Dan Marcone (Podcast 35)
Feb 26, 2019 • 70 min
We all go into parenting with some amount of baggage and we hope our kids will have less of it than we did, but what does that even look like? We know what NOT to do, but what DO we do? We love our kids, but how to we nurture and raise them to be…
Taming Our Kids’ Tongues (Podcast 34)
Feb 26, 2019 • 46 min
Who hasn’t had a kid who struggles with whining, lying, complaining, being disrespectful, etc? Join me as I talk with Ginger Hubbard, author of “Don’t Make Me Count to Three”, “Wise Words for Moms”, and her new release (April 24th), “I Can’t Believe You…
Navigating The Post High School Years (Podcast 32)
Feb 26, 2019 • 42 min
Not every young person knows what they want to do when they graduate from high school. In fact, those that do are the exception, not the rule. However, there is SO much pressure for our young people to make decisions they are simply not ready to make.…
Redefining Education; An Interview With Isaac Morehouse (Podcast 31)
Feb 26, 2019 • 68 min
Did you know that the model for the public school system was created during the Industrial Revolution, essentially preparing students to be factory workers? Our kids need something drastically different to prepare them to succeed in the 21st century. As…
Creating High School Transcripts (Podcast 30)
Feb 26, 2019 • 63 min
Whether you’ve got kids in high school or you are fact-gathering for the upcoming high school years, you will love the experience and wisdom that Cheryl shares in this podcast on creating transcripts for your high schoolers!Cheryl is a mom to 8 kids ages…
Age Of Opportunity: Homeschooling Middle and High Schoolers (Podcast 29)
Feb 26, 2019 • 57 min
“Just you wait until they’re teenagers!”. I heard this a lot when we had several little ones. I hated it. My friend used to call these people the “just you waits.” I couldn’t help but think that God had something better for our kids and our relationships…
Learning Lifestyle Revival with Holly Giles (Podcast 28)
Feb 26, 2019 • 53 min
Today Holly Giles joins me as we talk about what it looks like to homeschool from where you are and to follow your children’s interests. You will love Holly’s encouraging stories as she shares how God led her family to homeschool and how her children are…
Why Homeschooling Works (Podcast 27)
Feb 26, 2019 • 38 min
Homeschooling has become not only a viable educational option, but often a preferred one, but what is it about homeschooling that actually makes it work? What are the foundational aspects that give our children the advantage of becoming life long…
How Moms Impact The Culture (Podcast 26)
Feb 26, 2019 • 36 min
We are busy trying to raise decent human beings and that is a very REAL and very influential role. At the same time, we live in a world that desperately needs hope. HOW can we, as moms, help facilitate that? The enemy’s tactics are clever. If he can keep…
The Urgency Of Motherhood (Podcast 25)
Feb 26, 2019 • 44 min
So many times we refer to ourselves as “just moms”, but God created motherhood and considers it a place of honor. The word honor means distinction, recognition, privilege, glory, prestige, merit, importance, notability, respect, esteem, approbation. We…
Raising A Family Of 10 On One Modest Income (Podcast 24)
Feb 26, 2019 • 59 min
Most would say it can’t be done, but with God all things are possible. Today Darryl and I share the story of how we raised a family of 10 (yes, we count the parents) and recently paid cash for our home and a second small home that generates income as an…
Children - A Blessing NOT A Burden (Podcast 23)
Feb 26, 2019 • 37 min
My husband and I are often asked how in the WORLD we ended up with EIGHT kids!In today’s podcast, my husband joins me in telling the story of how we went from wanting 2 kids to having 8!It’s a God story for sure, especially when you consider we had ALL of…
Unhurried Grace For A Mom’s Heart (Podcast 22)
Feb 26, 2019 • 14 min
My new devotional written just for moms launched yesterday! I am sharing one of the devotions from the book here today to give you a taste of Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart!This devotional was written from many, many years in God’s Word with very…
Why Waiting On God Is Never A Waste Of Time (Podcast 21)
Feb 26, 2019 • 24 min
Are you waiting on God for any area of your life…something in your marriage, with your kids, friends? Maybe it’s a job or a move? We are typically not very good at waiting, but often God calls us to do just that. It can be frustrating and discouraging. It…
Hope For The Overwhelmed Mom (Podcast 20)
Feb 26, 2019 • 36 min
Overwhelmed. Every mom experiences it. Most of us experience it on a daily basis. It can feel pretty gross. It can steal our joy. It can rob our peace. It seems to just be a part of life. As Believing moms, we know deep down inside that God may have…
Peace Through Tragedy (Podcast 19)
Feb 26, 2019 • 63 min
My friend Terrie and her family were on their way home from a family trip. A quick stop at the rest area would prove to be life-changing. Terrie’s husband, Greg, was shot in the back and ultimately paralyzed from the waist down. I had the opportunity to…
Navigating Technology And Screen Time With Our Kids (Podcast 18)
Feb 26, 2019 • 51 min
Navigating technology and screen time with our kids is one of our biggest challenges as parents. We are moving into what is called the “Smart Technology” age and quite frankly, it’s intimidating! Technology and screen time have been my arch nemesis for…
Homeschooling Boys: How to Encourage Ownership (Podcast 17)
Feb 26, 2019 • 50 min
One of the keys in homeschooling boys is moving them from a place of dependency to a place of ownership. If our boys OWN what they are doing, we won’t be needing to push or cajole. In fact, it may be all we can do to keep up with them! The conquering…
Homeschooling - What Our Boys Really Need Pt.2 (Podcast 16)
Feb 26, 2019 • 55 min
In this podcast, I’m talking more about our boys and what they really need! We will be focusing specifically on Jr.High/High School ages. There are lots of practical ideas, but more than anything, I want you, as moms, to be encouraged. They say the mom’s…
Homeschooling Boys: What They Really Need Pt. 1 (Podcast 15)
Feb 26, 2019 • 64 min
Today I’m talking about homeschooling boys: what they really need, understanding some of the ways that they tend to be wired and specifically what we have done as we homeschooled our 5 boys who are now 22, 20, 19, 17, and 13. Raising boys can be…
The Distinctiveness of Boys (Podcast 14)
Feb 26, 2019 • 49 min
Our culture wants to blur the line between boys and girls, but just about any mom can tell you that there IS a difference. There are sliding scales of differences, but still, differences. Instead of denying these unique qualities, it’s important to…
Homeschooling is About Freedom (Podcast 13)
Feb 26, 2019 • 65 min
Not one of us is in the EXACT same situation as someone else. We live in certain cultures, sub cultures, have different backgrounds, different children, are in different seasons of life, and so much more! It makes sense that each our homeschooling…
Schoolhouse Rocked (Podcast 12)
Feb 26, 2019 • 59 min
This week’s podcast is a must listen! I’m talking to my friend, Yvette! She and her husband and girls are traveling the country filming a documentary on homeschooling that will help debunk the myths that often surround what we are doing at home with our…
Homeschooling Through a Crisis (Podcast 11)
Feb 26, 2019 • 57 min
We never know what God is going to call us or our children to, but as we walk our faith out before our kids, we show them what kind of God we serve. As moms, we want to fix things. We want to make everything okay and it HURTS when we can’t.But the truth…
Protecting Our Kids From Media (Podcast 10)
Feb 26, 2019 • 40 min
Moms, we are the ones our kids will look to the most to find out if God is really good. We spend the largest amount of time with them during their formative years. We are the ones who help them interpret the world around them. We want our kids to walk in…
Anxiety and Technology (Podcast 9)
Feb 26, 2019 • 59 min
Technology has exploded in the last several years. There are no long term studies that have been done because of how quickly it is accelerating, but the short term ones already show that technology is impacting our anxiety levels. We need to navigate this…
Overcoming Anxiety: How What Makes Us Panic Can Help Us (Podcast 8)
Feb 26, 2019 • 39 min
This is the second part of our series on Overcoming Anxiety. It’s a series that is for any woman, mom or homeschooling mom, so please share and don’t forget to listen all the way to the end of this podcast. There’s a song waiting for you there. Close your…