Called To Homeschool

Called To Homeschool
Like every other part of parenting, no homeschool manual exists. But our podcast is the next best thing! Together, let’s conquer your fears and help you see that you are the amazing homeschool mom you were called to be. We’re your cheerleaders and new best friends, and we can’t wait to join your journey. Join us each week as we share our homeschool hacks, sanity tips, and lots of laughs while empowering you to be your best self, even while teaching math. Learn more at

Episode #36 Keeping the Holidays Simple
Dec 11 • 24 min
How in the world do you homeschool all December AND create a magical Christmas? You don’t. In this episode, we give you permission to keep the holidays simple, and centered on Christ. See show notes at
Episode #35 Books for Teens
Dec 4 • 30 min
In this episode we share some of ours and our teens favorite books. From classics to popular fiction, and some stuff in-between, we cover a bunch of different styles of books that your teen readers will enjoy! See show notes at
Episode #34 Books for Tweens
Nov 20 • 24 min
Are you ready to hear another great list of book suggestions for your tween? We each share some of our favorite books that our kids have absolutely loved. See show notes at
Episode #33 Books for Young Readers
Nov 13 • 25 min
You asked for it, and so here it is!! The next few episodes are going to cover some of our favorite books for your kids to read. In this episode we share some of our favorite books for kids in Kindergarten through fourth grade. See show notes at…
Episode #32 No Yell November
Nov 6 • 26 min
Are you ready to join us in the no yelling revolution? Heck yes you are! In this episode we are going to talk to you about why we yell, the downside of yelling, and how you can overcome this habit. As an added bonus you can join the support group on…
Episode #31 Making Math Fun
Oct 30 • 20 min
Does this feel like the impossible goal, making math fun? In this episode we are going to give you some simple tips to help any child find a way to enjoy math. See show notes at
Episode #30 Teaching Kids About Money
Oct 23 • 29 min
We have another awesome guest on the show today, Meg’s husband, Johnny. He is a financial guru and is sharing some of his wisdom. He shares a couple of simple principles of finances and then we share how we teach them to our kids. See show notes at…
#29 Morning Devotional
Oct 16 • 20 min
How do we study religion in our homes? In this episode we talk about how we start our day with our morning devotional. How we study scriptures, and ways to help even the youngest of kids understand gospel principles. See show notes at…
#28 Nature Study
Oct 9 • 15 min
In this episode we cover some simple ways to get outside and observe nature. It doesn’t have to be grand or complicated to be successful. See show notes at
#27 Minute With Mom
Oct 2 • 14 min
Have you heard Meg talk about Minute With Mom and you’ve wondered what in the world is that? Well today, all your questions will be answered. Listen in as we talk about many different ways that you can connect with your kids throughout the school day. See…
# 26 Do You Need A High School Diploma?
Sep 25 • 13 min
We have recently had several listeners ask us whether you need a High School diploma. We not only answer that question, but we open up a lot more possibilities for your High Schoolers. See show notes at
#25 Teaching Kids About Sex
Sep 18 • 28 min
This episode is a bit different from the normal ones. Karyn interviews a special guest, her husband! Rich Tripp is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Certified Sex Therapist. In this episode he walks through teaching kids about sex. This is a…
#24 The Homeschooling Working Mom
Sep 11 • 18 min
We wanted to dedicate a whole episode to the working Mom. More specifically, the mom who works outside of the home. We interview our dear friend Candace, who has a thriving photography business, about juggling homeschool, career, and everything else that…
#23 Homeschool Organization
Sep 4 • 22 min
How in the world does one have microscopes, papers, pens, and books lying around the house and stay organized? Do you have to have a school room to keep your sanity? We answer all these questions and more in this great episode of getting organized. See…
#22 Faith, Not Fear
Aug 28 • 14 min
Listen in as we discuss why we feel afraid, how it can help us, or hinder us, depending on how we use it. Most Mamas feel some fear with homeschooling; having faith helps navigate through those challenges. See show notes at
#21 Reluctant Readers-How to get Your Kids Excited About Reading
Aug 21 • 15 min
What do you do if you have a reluctant reader? In this episode we share some great tips on how to encourage your kids to get excited about reading. See show notes at
#20 Homeschooling Through Sickness
Aug 14 • 17 min
What do you do when you or your kids are sick? What about if Mom or kid has a chronic illness? It is possible to homeschool through both of these. In this episode we share Karyn’s story of homeschooling through cancer and share ideas of what to do on sick…
#19 Homeschooling With a Baby or Toddler
Aug 7 • 19 min
Is it possible to homeschool with a newborn or toddler? We think it is, and we will tell you why and give you some tips on how to make it work in this episode. See show notes
#18 First Day of School Traditions
Jul 31 • 12 min
In this episode we share some of our favorite first day of homeschool traditions. It looks a little different each year, but we like to make it special, so they feel excited about starting their homeschool year. See show notes at
#17 Mom Support Group
Jul 24 • 18 min
One of the things that has helped both of us on our journey with homeschooling, is our mom support group. In this episode we talk about what a mom support group is, why having one is so important, and how to start your own. See show notes at…
#16 What I Would Have Done Different
Jul 17 • 16 min
We’ve learned a lot over the years of homeschooling, and we’ve made a lot of mistakes. We share with you some of the things that we would have done differently. See show notes at
#15 The Importance of Read Aloud
Jul 10 • 29 min
Do you want to know the easiest way to connect with your kids and help them reach their full potential? Read Aloud to them! It’s really that simple. In this episode we cover the importance of reading aloud, tips to make it go more smoothly, and we give…
#14 Homeschool Q & A
Jul 3 • 29 min
This whole episode is answering your amazing questions! We cover some common concerns and give some practical tips of how to be a homeschool boss. To find show notes go to
#13 Homeschooling Through High School
Jun 26 • 25 min
Let’s get raw and real. Next to socialization, homeschooling through High School usually is the 2nd biggest fear. We get it because we used to have the same fear. Listen in as we share our perspective on High School and why we feel passionate about…
#12 Homeschooling Through Jr. High (Middle School)
Jun 19 • 26 min
In this amazing episode we talk about the hard topics of emotions and some of the challenges that come with teaching Jr. High aged kids. We cover some of our expectations with them and ways to help them contribute to the family. We also cover how we give…
#11 Homeschooling The Elementary Years
Jun 12 • 24 min
This episode covers the broad range of Kindergarten to 6th grade. We cover our routines, the skills we try to teach, and the relationships we work on building, so they are prepared for their teenage years. Find the show notes at…
#10 Homeschooling Preschoolers
Jun 5 • 22 min
Preschoolers are so much fun to teach because they are so excited to learn. On today’s episode we will share with you some great tips for teaching preschoolers as well as some great curriculum ideas. You can find the show notes at…
#9 When Everything Goes Wrong
May 29 • 17 min
It’s no surprise that sometimes you are going to have a bad day, or even a really bad day. In this episode we give four different tips to help you survive the worst days of homeschooling and empower you to keep going. Find our show notes at…
#8 Summer Learning
May 22 • 13 min
What does school look like during the summer? Listen in to Karyn and Meg as we share our summer schedule and ways to keep learning through those months. Show notes
#7 Getting Off the Conveyor Belt
May 15 • 18 min
Homeschool doesn’t have to look like the school system. It can be whatever you want to create. Learning can happen anywhere or at anytime through experiences or in books. Allowing your kids to learn while following passions is a great way to give them a…
#6 What About Mom?
May 8 • 24 min
It’s easy to be so involved with parenting and homeschooling that you forget about taking care of mom. In this episode we give permission to make you a priority. You can still have hobbies, have peace amongst the chaos, take a break when needed, and…
#5 Keep It Simple
May 1 • 17 min
Do you want how to avoid mom burn out? Keep it simple! This short and sweet episode gives you five tips to keep it simple.
#4 100 Ways To Homeschool
Apr 24 • 26 min
If you ask 100 different homeschoolers what their day looks like, you would get 100 different answers. In this episode we talk about what a typical homeschool day looks like for each of us. We also go over some of the most common methods of homeschooling.…
#3 Are You Smart Enough To Homeschool?
Apr 17 • 20 min
Do you need a college degree to homeschool your children? Listen as we share Karyn’s perspective, who has a teaching degree, and from Meg’s perspective, who doesn’t have a degree. This episode is all about helping you have confidence to teach your own…
#2 Let’s Get Socialization Out Of The Way
Apr 9 • 27 min
Join us this week as we talk about the most common fear of homeschooling, socialization. A common question asked is will my kid be socially awkward if they’re homeschooled? We’ve got your answer! We’ll also cover the reality of negative socialization…
#1 You’ve Decided To Homeschool, Now What?
Mar 16 • 28 min
Have you been called to homeschool? So have we! Listen in as we share our stories of why we started homeschooling all those years ago. In this episode we’ll discuss the importance of finding your why. You’ll definitely want to remember your why on those…