Called To Homeschool

Called To Homeschool

www.calledtohome.com
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 http://calledtohome.com.


Episode #79 Science Curriculum Ideas
Oct 21 • 14 min
We interviewed some of our favorite Moms to find out what curriculum they have loved and some they haven’t loved with science. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/79
Episode #78 Math Curriculum Ideas
Oct 14 • 16 min
We interviewed some of our favorite Moms to find out what curriculum they have loved and some they haven’t loved with math. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/78
Episode #77 Language Arts Curriculum Ideas
Oct 7 • 16 min
We interviewed some of our favorite Moms to find out what curriculum they have loved and some they haven’t loved with Language Arts. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/77
Episode #76 History Curriculum Ideas
Sep 30 • 26 min
We interviewed some of our favorite Moms to find out what curriculum they have loved and some they haven’t loved with history. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/76
Episode #75 Curriculum Over the Years
Sep 23 • 41 min
This is a meaty episode. Karyn and Meg share some of their curriculum they have used over the years. They cover History, Language Arts, Science, and Math. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/75
Episode #74 Family School
Sep 16 • 26 min
The next few weeks we’ll be talking about different options of curriculum. Today’s guest, Maren, tells us her experience with an online option from the Family School from American Heritage. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/74
Episode #73 Is Your Curriculum All Wrong?
Sep 9 • 24 min
The biggest question we have received this summer is about curriculum. What is the best curriculum? What are the different homeschool styles? Listen to this episode to see if your curriculum is all wrong. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/73
Episode #72 Teaching Your Children About Liberty
Sep 2 • 36 min
We are excited to have another guest on the podcast today, Connor Boyack, who is a freedom fighter and the author of the Tuttle Twins series. He tells us why he decided to write the Tuttle Twin series, and how you can easily teach your children about…
Episode #71 Educating the Mind, the Heart, the Body, and the Soul.
Aug 26 • 30 min
This week we get a taste of Meg’s presentation for the HECOA.com conference. She talks about the importance of educating the mind, the heart, the body, and the soul. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/71
Episode #70 How to Make Your Homeschool More Fun
Aug 19 • 28 min
Karyn is sharing some amazing ideas of how to make your homeschool more fun, and the best part, most of her ideas are free!! See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/70
Episode #69 Parents Who Know- Strategies to Address Porn in Your Family
Aug 11 • 47 min
Are you concerned about your children coming across pornography? Want some tips to combat it? This episode will help you through all of your questions! Today’s podcast features Rich Tripp a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with many clients…
Episode #68 Standing Up for What You Believe
Aug 5 • 25 min
There is so much chaos going on in the world right now. How do you teach your children to stand up for what they believe? See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/68
Episode #67 Creating Your Homeschool Vision
Jul 29 • 24 min
When you don’t know what it is you want, then it doesn’t matter what you do. Creating a homeschool vision helps you to know what to keep in your life and what it is that you can throw out. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/67
Episode #66 Planning Your Homeschool Year
Jul 22 • 27 min
Are you ready to get your homeschool year planned? Then this is the episode for you!! Listen in to hear some great ideas of how to plan your homeschool year. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/66.
Episode #65 An Alternative to College
Jul 15 • 37 min
This week I am interviewing the CEO of Praxis, Cameron Sorsby. Praxis is an alternative to college. It is a year long program that mentors people to be successful in their career. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/65
Episode #64 What if I Have to Homeschool This Fall?
Jul 8 • 23 min
Traditional schooling may not look the same this fall. Are you one of the Moms who are thinking that they may want to homeschool instead of distance learning or send your kid to school with all the CDC restrictions? If so, this episode is for you. We…
Episode #63 Ask and Ye Shall Receive
Jul 1 • 19 min
What is it that you need? A lot of times we are struggling or overwhelmed and we forget to ask. You’re going to want to listen in to hear some ideas to give you confidence to ask for what you need. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/63
Episode #62 Should Homeschooling be Banned?
Jun 24 • 25 min
This episode is in response about to the article, The Risk of Homeschooling, written in the Harvard Magazine. To say the least, we couldn’t disagree with the article more. Listen in to hear our rebuttal to the article. See show notes at…
Episode #61 Educational Games
Jun 17 • 22 min
Summer time is a perfect time to break out the games. We love mixing school up with different educational games. Listen to this week’s episode to hear some of our favorites! See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/61
Episode #60 Floors and Ceilings
Jun 10 • 31 min
Today we are talking to the amazing Brooke Snow. Brooke is a habits and identity coach. She has an amazing tool called floors and ceilings. Helping you to feel successful while homeschooling, and to create momentum to become better and better. See show…
Episode #59 Homeschooling Kids with Dyslexia
Jun 3 • 32 min
If you are homeschooling a child with dyslexia and trying to figure it all out, this is the episode for you! In this episode, Karyn is joined by her friend Paige Anderson who has dyslexia and is raising several of her own kids who also have it. She shares…
Episode #58 Teaching Your Kids Obedience
May 27 • 20 min
How to teach your kids obedience, that is the million dollar question. This episode is perfect for any mom with children. You don’t want to miss it. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/58
Episode #57 Helping Kids Develop a Love of Learning
May 20 • 27 min
Do you want to know a trick to make your school day go smoother? Help your kids develop a love of learning. It is a skill that will bless their entire life. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/57
Episode #56 Homeschool Graduate
May 13 • 13 min
This is a special episode with Meg and her oldest son, Ethan. Ethan is graduating this year, and Meg interviewed him to see what his thoughts were of his homeschool experience. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/56
#55 A Mother’s Influence
May 6 • 23 min
Sometimes among the dirty diapers and dishes the job of motherhood can feel like an unappreciated task. We want to remind you the power of your influence in your home. You are doing amazing things!! See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/55
#54 Homeschooling Kids With ADHD
Apr 29 • 35 min
Homeschooling with a child with ADHD? Then you need to listen to this episode. We have different opinions of whether to medicate or not, so you’ll get to hear both sides, and we hope that this episode will help you make the best decision for your family.…
#53 Homeschooling Through Hard Times
Apr 22 • 23 min
Everyone is going to go through something hard during their homeschool journey. Whether it’s a new baby, illness, or pandemic!! Listen in to some ideas of how to keep homeschooling even through hard times. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/53
#52 Teaching Kids Emotional Health
Apr 15 • 21 min
A lot of us understand the importance of taking care of our physical health, but do we understand how important it is to take care of our emotional health as well? Listen in to this episode to hear how you can teach your kids about their emotional health.…
#51 Simple Science Activities
Apr 8 • 15 min
In this episode Karyn shares some simple science activities kids love! She also explains why science experiments are great for kids and the importance of using multiple senses in learning! See show notes at calledtohome.com/51.
#50 The Art of Boredom
Apr 1 • 28 min
When did boredom become a bad thing? In this episode, we share with you the art of being bored. Why boredom is a good thing, how to transition off of so much technology, and what to do when your kids come to you and say, “I’m bored!” See show notes at…
#49 Spring Learning Ideas
Mar 25 • 17 min
Sometimes it gets tricky to homeschool when it starts to warm up outside. Listen to this episode to find some fun ways to keep doing school with a spring/Easter theme. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/49
#48 Connecting with Your Kids
Mar 18 • 25 min
Connection is everything. Having a connection with our kids helps them to feel safe and helps us to homeschool without so many tears. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/48
#47 When Your Spouse Isn’t on Board with Homeschooling
Mar 11 • 21 min
This week we’re going over some ideas if your spouse isn’t on board with homeschooling. We give ideas to help if your spouse has concerns, and how you can address them. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/47
#46 Teaching Your Kids Habits
Mar 4 • 24 min
Teaching your kids great habits is going to help your homeschool run much smoother. We share five habits from Charlotte Mason, and how and why to incorporate it into your school. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/46
#45 Levels of Liberty
Feb 26 • 16 min
If you are ready to really dive into creating an amazing home, and giving your kids some skills that will bless them throughout the rest of their lives, then Levels of Liberty is for you! It’s a system of teaching your kids how to govern themselves, and…
#44 St. Patrick’s Learning Ideas
Feb 19 • 10 min
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up! In this episode we share some fun ideas of great activities you can do with your kids. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/44
#43 14 Ways to Say I Love You
Feb 12 • 23 min
This is a special episode about connecting with your spouse. It’s so easy in the hustle and bustle of homeschooling to forget about dad. In this episode we’re giving you four tips on how to have a happier marriage AND 14 ways to say I love you. See show…
#42 Extra Curricular Activities
Feb 5 • 15 min
Do you worry that your kids will miss out with extra curricular activities because they’re not in the school system? Homeschoolers have tons of opportunities to get out and try different activities. Sometimes it can almost feel overwhelming because there…
#41 Fun Winter Learning Ideas
Jan 29 • 12 min
Do you get stuck in the winter blues, or need a little extra help with your school during those long, cold months? Listen in as we share some fun ideas to help make your winter a little more fun. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/41
#40 Consistency Not Perfection
Jan 22 • 16 min
Perfection doesn’t exist. Trying to make your homeschool perfect is an easy way to get burned out. Just try to be consistent. Listen in as we give you ideas on how to get over the perfectionist trap, and why consistency will serve you over perfection. See…
#39 Homeschool Help
Jan 15 • 13 min
Are you feeling lost with your homeschool? In this episode we share with you Meg’s new program, Mama’s Members, that is a great resource for all your homeschool needs. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/39
#38 Battle of the Brains
Jan 8 • 17 min
This is a listeners request to hear about Meg’s end of the term Battle of the Brains. We share what it is, why it got started, and what it looks like. See show notes www.calledtohome.com/38
#37 Goal Setting
Dec 18, 2019 • 29 min
We’re ending the year by preparing you for the next one. This episode is a great resource of a different way to look at goals, and how to make them a lasting change. See show notes at www.calledtohome.com/37
#36 Keeping the Holidays Simple
Dec 11, 2019 • 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 www.calledtohome.com/36.
#35 Books for Teens
Dec 4, 2019 • 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 www.calledtohome.com/35
#34 Books for Tweens
Nov 20, 2019 • 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 www.calledtohome.com/34
#33 Books for Young Readers
Nov 13, 2019 • 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…
#32 No Yell November
Nov 6, 2019 • 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…
#31 Making Math Fun
Oct 30, 2019 • 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 www.calledtohome.com/31
#30 Teaching Kids About Money
Oct 23, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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 www.calledtohome.com/28
#27 Minute With Mom
Oct 2, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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 www.calledtohome.com/26
#25 Teaching Kids About Sex
Sep 18, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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 www.calledtohome.com/22
#21 Reluctant Readers-How to get Your Kids Excited About Reading
Aug 21, 2019 • 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 www.calledtohome.com/21
#20 Homeschooling Through Sickness
Aug 14, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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 www.calledtohome.com/19
#18 First Day of School Traditions
Jul 31, 2019 • 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 www.calledtohome.com/18
#17 Mom Support Group
Jul 24, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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 www.calledtohome.com/16
#15 The Importance of Read Aloud
Jul 10, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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 www.calledtohome.com/14
#13 Homeschooling Through High School
Jun 26, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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 calledtohome.com/episode8
#7 Getting Off the Conveyor Belt
May 15, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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…