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This is the best podcast for homeschooling moms who need encouragement! Our goal is to help you smile more! Whether you are a new homeschooler or a veteran, we are positive you will feel encouraged!

The Smiling Homeschooler


    • Dec 8, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 31m AVG DURATION
    • 172 EPISODES

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    Episode 173 - Good Grades Don‘t Equal Good Learning

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 31:37

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! This week we talk about the topic of grades. This is something we have talked about before, but we think it is important to continue to remind everyone that grades aren't the sign of true learning.  Also, don't forget to order the You Da' Dad daily calendar for your husband for Christmas, we still have some left, and also our Game, To Bethlehem, which is a fun way to spend some time with your family. Also, this is an awesome way to support the Smiling Homeschooler! Visit our website thesmilinghomeschooler.com to order.  Before we start I want to thank Teaching Textbooks for all of their support of the Smiling Homeschooler. They are one of the best math curriculums around, and we believe they help more homeschoolers smile. So go check them out at teachingtextbooks.com.    Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 172 - Christmas Movies and Homeschooling Go Together!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 38:27

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! It is that time of year again, so we are talking about how homeschooling and Christmas go together and giving our recommendations for the best Christmas movies. Also, don't forget to order the You Da' Dad daily calendar for your husband for Christmas, we still have some left, and also pick up our game, To Bethlehem, which is a fun way to spend some time with your family. Also, this supports the smiling homeschooler!  Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for all of their support of the Smiling Homeschooler. They are one of the best math curriculums around, and we believe they help more homeschoolers smile. So go check them out at teachingtextbooks.com.    Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 171 - Why We Are Thankful For Homeschooling

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 28:50

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! We are back with a new episode for you this week! And we are talking about Thanksgiving and all of the things that we, as homeschoolers, are thankful for.  Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for all of their support of the Smiling Homeschooler. They are one of the best math curriculums around, and we believe they help more homeschoolers smile. So go check them out at teachingtextbooks.com.    Have a happy Thanksgiving, and don't forget to smile! 

    Episode 170 - Helping Your Child Follow Their Dreams - With Sam Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 40:26

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast!  Todd and Ben are currently on vacation! So we are replaying an older episode, but it is definitely still worth listening to! a couple of years ago we had Todd's son, Sam, on the podcast. He is a 3D animator and has been able to follow his passion as a career. Homeschooling was a big part of how he was able to do that and he shares some of the ways his parents helped fan his dreams.  We also want to thank Teaching Textbooks for all of their support of the Smiling Homeschooler. They are one of the best math curriculums around, and we believe they help more homeschoolers smile. So go check them out at teachingtextbooks.com.    Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 169 - Interview With Dr. Gary Chapman - Author of 5 Love Languages

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 37:37


    Hey everyone! Todd and Ben are currently on vacation, so this week's episode is a recent interview that Todd did with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of 5 Love Languages. Dr. Chapman joined Todd on the Familyman Show to talk about his most recent book and share some of his wisdom on parenting. This is a really awesome episode that you won't want to miss!    Also, thank you to Teaching Textbooks for their support of the Smiling Homeschooler. They are the math curriculum that helps homeschoolers smile! Check out a demo over at their website teachingtextbooks.com.    Have a great week and keep smiling!


    Episode 168 - Team Homeschool Mom!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 15:54

    This week's show was a bit shorter than normal due to a birthday celebration for Ben's wife, so Todd brings some solo encouragement on this episode! We hope you enjoy it!    Thank you to Teaching Textbooks for all of their support of the Smiling Homeschooler! They are a math curriculum that helps homeschoolers smile.     Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 167 - Parenting Advice With Ginger Hubbard

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 32:39

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! This week were are joined by the author of Don't Make Me Count to Three, Wise Words For Moms, and I Can't Believe You Just Said That!, Ginger Hubbard. She has some practical and encouraging parenting advice to share. We also want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the smiling homeschooler! In our opinion, they are one of the best math curriculums around and you should check them out at teachingtextbooks.com.    Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 166 - Balancing Life and Homeschooling

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 27:08

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! Today we are talking about the delicate balance between the busyness of life, sports, friends, and homeschooling!  Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! They are the math curriculum that helps homeschoolers smile, and you can check out a free trial over on their website, teachingtextbooks.com.  Also, if you or your spouse enjoy movies or tv shows, check out one of our other podcasts, The Wonderful World of Disney +. In our latest episode, we review the timeless and family-friendly movie, Pete's Dragon.  Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 165 - How To Homeschool the ”Hard” Child

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 38:06

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! This week's episode is a really good one! We talk about how to homeschool the hard child, and to be clear we don't mean a bad child, just a one that is...hard!  Also, don't forget We are going to be releasing the You Da' Dad daily calendar soon. This is a great Christmas present for your husband, and we only have a limited quantity, so keep an eye on our Facebook page, and website for when those become available.  Before we start I want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler!  Check out a free trial over on their website teachingtextbooks.com.    Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 164 - When to Make a Curriculum Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 34:15

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! This week we talk about how to know when to make a change in your homeschool curriculum. It can be tough to let go, so hopefully, this episode is helpful! We are going to be releasing the You Da' Dad daily calendar soon! This is a great Christmas present for your husband, and we only have a limited quantity, so make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page, and website for when those become available.  Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! They are the math curriculum that helps homeschoolers smile! Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 163 - Unboxing a New Homeschool Bible Curriculum

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 30:05

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! Today we are joined by Suzanne Nunn, With FPEA, to talk about an upcoming conference for parents of special needs children. We also unbox and talk about Apologia's new product, the Word in Motion.  Before we start I want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! If you want a math program that helps your family smile, then visit Teachingtextbooks.com for a free trial!  Have a great week, and keep smiling! 

    Episode 162 - Fall Fun for the Family

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 30:34

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! On this week's episode, we are talking about our favorite fall fun you can do as a family and how you can count these as school! Also again, if you haven't already, make sure to sign up for our short and encouraging weekly email, over on our website thesmilinghomeshcooler.com.  Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! It's summer, so we hope you aren't even thinking about school, but when you do, think about using Teaching Textbooks!  Have a great week and keep smiling!

    Episode 161 - What to Look for in a Homeschool Co-op

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 27:02

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! This week we are talking about what makes a good homeschool co-op and what to look for. We would also encourage you to go over to our website, thesmilinghomeschooler.com, and sign up for a weekly email. This is just a short and encouraging email, that will help you smile!  Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the smiling homeschooler! They are our math curriculum of choice, and we would encourage you to go check them out at teachingtextbooks.com.  Have a great week, and keep smiling! 

    Episode 160 - Staying Organized - With Homeschool Manager

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 25:59

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! Today we are joined by Chris Olsen, who is a homeschooling veteran, and a creator of Homeschool Manager, a software that helps homeschoolers stay organized, and stay relaxed.  Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! When you thinking about math time, think of Teaching Textbooks!    Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 159 - The Best Homeschool Advice Ever!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 27:44

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! This week we are talking about the best homeschool advice that our listeners have ever received. There are some amazing answers, and we are sure you're going to be encouraged this week.  Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! You can test out a free demo over on their website teachingtextbooks.com Have a great week and keep smiling!

    Episode 158 - Don't Settle for Pretend Learning

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 30:45

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! Today we are talking about not settling for pretend learning. Don't worry, if you aren't sure what that means, we will explain it in the show. But we think this is a super important aspect of homeschooling!  We also want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the smiling homeschooler! They are the math curriculum that helps homeschoolers smile and that is why we love working with them. Check them out at teachingtextbooks.com Have a great week and keep smiling!

    Episode 157 - You Are Smart Enough to Homeschool Your Kids

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 28:13

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! This week were are going back into the archives to re-play an episode from a few years ago, but we think this topic is still extremely important! One of the most common things we hear from moms is that they don't think they are smart enough to homeschool their children. So that is what this week's topic is about and hopefully, we will be putting that myth to rest.  We also want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! It's summer, so we hope you aren't even thinking about school, but when you do, think about using Teaching Textbooks!  Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 156 - How to Start the School Year Even When You Don't Want to - With Debbie Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 31:48

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! The podcast to help encourage homeschooling moms. This week we were joined by Debbie Wilson. She shares her advice on how to get started with the school year, even when you don't feel like it. What she has to say is as encouraging as always! We also want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! It's summer, so we hope you aren't even thinking about school, but when you do, think about using Teaching Textbooks!    Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 155 - The 4-Hour School Day - With Durenda Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 32:51

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! Today we are joined by a very special guest, Durenda Wilson, who is the author of the 4-hour school day. She has a ton of encouragement and practical advice to share!   Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! It's summer, so we hope you aren't even thinking about school, but when you do, think about using Teaching Textbooks!    Have a great week and keep smiling 

    Episode 154 - Tips for Getting Started with Homeschooling - Debbie Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 36:59

    This week we are playing an episode from over a year ago. Debbie Wilson joined us to share her simple tips for getting started with homeschooling. Whether you are brand new to homeschooling or a veteran, what Debbie has to share is encouraging.    We also want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler.    Have a great week and keep smiling. 

    Episode 153 - Family Friendly Movie Ideas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 26:50

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! This week we are sticking with our theme of not talking about homeschooling specifically! So in this episode, we are giving you some recommendations of movies you can watch with the entire family.  We also want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! It's summer, so we hope you aren't even thinking about school, but when you do, think about using Teaching Textbooks!    Have a great week and keep smiling!   

    Episode 152 - Ben's Birthday Podcast - Without Ben

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 22:13

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast. If you would like more weekly encouragement, make sure to sign up for our short weekly email over on our website, thesmilinghomeschooler.com.    Also we would like to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler. For a free trial, head on over to their website, teachingtextbooks.com.    Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 151 - Date Night Ideas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 24:15

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! Today we have some date night ideas for you! This is from a listener question, and we think it is a great topic!  Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! It's summer, so we hope you aren't even thinking about school, but when you do, think about using Teaching Textbooks!  Have a great week and keep smiling!

    Episode 150 - How Homeschooling Equipped Us - With Sam Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 28:54

    Welcome to The Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! This week homeschool graduate, Sam Wilson, joins us to talk about how homeschooling equipped him to pursue his passion. This is a great episode and we are sure you will be encouraged.    Thank you to Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! For a free trial visit teachingtextbooks.com.    Have a great week, and keep smiling! 

    Episode 149 - Chores, Allowances, and Summer Jobs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 33:55

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! In this week's episode we are talking about a couple of listener suggested topics. which were all about summer chores, allowances, and summer jobs. This is a great topic, and it was a fun episode.  We want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the smiling homeschooler! It's summer, so we hope you aren't even thinking about school, but when you do, think about using Teaching Textbooks!  Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 148 - The 50 Mile Challenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 26:58

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! This week we have a fun challenge for you. We are calling it the 50-mile challenge. The purpose of it is to find a few fun things to do with your family within 50 miles of your house.  Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! They are an amazing math curriculum, and we would encourage you to check them out at teachingtextbooks.com Have a great week and keep smiling!

    Episode 147 - Fun Ways to Make Memories With Your Family

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 38:57

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! This week we are replaying an episode where we give some ideas and suggestions of places you can visit with your family this summer. It was a fun episode, and we hope you enjoy!  Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! They are an amazing curriculum, and we would encourage you to check them out.  Have a great week and keep smiling

    Episode 146 - After Graduation Expectations

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 35:50

    Welcome to the smiling homeschooler podcast! On this episode we are talking about the time after graduation and what to expect. This is a big change for you and your child, but your role is still just as important as before graduation. This is going a super encouraging episode!    Also thank you to Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! They are the math curriculum that makes people smile, and we would encourage you to check them out!    Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 145 - A Different Way to Homeschool - With Dr. Roger Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 33:58

    Thank you for listening to our Podcast! This episode is a rerun from over a year ago. We interviewed Dr. Roger Smith, who is a homeschooling veteran, and speaker. He shares a different way to homeschool, and we are sure this will be encouraging.    Also, if you or a family member enjoy Disney movies and shows, then check out our new Podcast The Wonderful World of Disney+. This is a family-friendly podcast that will explore everything that Disney+ has to offer.    Lastly, Thank you to Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler. They are our favorite math curriculum, and we would encourage you to check them out over at Teachingtextbooks.com.   Have a great week, and keep smiling! 

    Episode 144 - The Transition Into Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 27:07

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! Summer break is just around the corner! So on this week's episode, we talk about limiting video games, making a summer bucket list, and enjoying the time with your kids.  Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! They are an amazing curriculum, and we would encourage you to check out a free demo over at teachingtextbooks.com Have a great week, and keep smiling! 

    Episode 143 - Wrapping Up the School Year - With Debbie Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 29:32

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! On this episode, we are joined again by Debbie Wilson! She shares her thoughts on wrapping up the end of the school year. As always, what she has to say will be encouraging and we know you'll love it.  Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! They are an amazing curriculum, and we would encourage you to check them out.  But let's get going, here is my dad, Todd Wilson

    Episode 142 - Appreciating Homeschool Moms

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 27:26

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! It is teacher appreciation week, so we are celebrating you this week! What you are doing for your children is an amazing thing, and they are so blessed to have you.  Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! They are an amazing curriculum, and we would encourage you to check them out.    Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 141 - Don't Let the Pressure Change You

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 14:00

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! Today we have a short episode for you. We do a quick check-in on what we have been up to, and talk about the pressure that moms face when it comes to homeschooling.   Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! They are an amazing curriculum, and we would encourage you to check them out.  Have a great week, and keep smiling! 

    Episode 140 - Parenting Teenagers - With Connie Albers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 33:48

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! In this episode, we have another awesome interview for you! We get to talk to Author and homeschooling mom, Connie Albers. She has written an amazing book about parent teens called Parenting Beyond the Rules: Raising Teens With Confidence and Joy. Even if your children aren't teenagers yet, this is an episode you need to listen to!  We also want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! They are an incredible math curriculum and you should check them out at teachingtextbooks.com   Have a great week, and keep smiling! 

    Episode 139 - Every Child Needs Encouragement - With Coach Rick

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 34:03

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! On today's episode, we are joined by the founder of the Saints, Coach Rick. He has a passion for Christ and kids, and we are sure this will be encouraging. PE can be a great way to connect with your child and make some amazing memories. Plus is it is a wonderful way to encourage your child.   Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! They are an amazing curriculum, and we would encourage you to check them out.  Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 138 - Are Extracurricular Activities Necessary?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 29:41

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! Thanks for listening to another episode of our podcast! Today we are talking all about extracurricular activities, and whether or not they are even necessary.  Before we start we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler! They are an amazing curriculum, and we would encourage you to check them out.  Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 137 - Homeschooling Is Hard

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 40:09

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! This week were are answering customer questions and they seem to all have a theme, homeschooling is hard! We hope you are encouraged this week.    Also, thank you to Teaching Textbooks for their support of the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast!    Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 136 - Writing is Tough! - With Debbie Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 31:15

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! On this episode we are joined by Debbie Wilson, to talk about her recommendations for teaching writing. This can be a tough subject, but don't worry, what she has to share will be encouraging.  Before we begin we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the smiling homeschooler. You can check out a free demo of the new 4.0 version of the curriculum on their website, teachingtextbooks.com.  Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 135 - What We've Learned From Homeschooling

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 31:59

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! In this episode, we are talking about the many things we have learned from homeschooling. This includes many listener suggestions and we think is a fun and encouraging episode.  Before we begin we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler. You can out a free demo of the new 4.0 version of the curriculum over on their website, teachingtextbooks.com.  Have a great week, and keep smiling! 

    Episode 134 - How to Involve Your Husband in Homeschooling

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 31:41

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! Today we are talking about how to involve your husband in homeschooling, especially during the hard times.  Before we begin we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler. You can check out a free demo of the new 4.0 version of the curriculum on their website, teachingtextbooks.com.  Have a great week and keep smiling. 

    Episode 133 - Is College Always the Best Option? With Cindy LaJoy

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 33:40

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! This week we are going to replay one of our early episodes. This was an interview we had with Cindy LaJoy, with Blue Collar homeschooling. We talked about how each child is different and how college isn't always the best option. We hope you find it encouraging!  Before we begin we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler. You can out a free demo of the new 4.0 version of the curriculum over on their website, teachingtextbooks.com.    Have a great week, and keep smiling!

    Episode 132 - 7 Ways to Simplify Your Homeschool - With Christy Rucker

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 34:24

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! On this episode, we are joined by Christy Rucker to talk about 7 ways you can simplify your homeschool. What she has to share is encouraging and helpful!  If you would like more on this topic, head over to Amazon and pick up Christy's book!  Before we begin we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler. You can out a free demo of the new 4.0 version of the curriculum over on their website, teachingtextbooks.com.  Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 131 - Every Child is Different - With Pat Mills

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 38:29

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! This week we were joined by another homeschooling veteran, Pat Mills, who is also the social media manager for Apologia. She has years of experience and we are sure you are going to be encouraged by what she has to share.  Before we begin I want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler. You can check out a free demo of the new 4.0 version of the curriculum on their website, teachingtextbooks.com.    Have a great week, and keep smiling! 

    Episode 130 - Following Your Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 29:41

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! In this week's episode we are talking about Birthdays, Valentine's days, and following your heart!  We also want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler. You can check out a free demo of the new 4.0 version of the curriculum on their website, teachingtextbooks.com.  Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 129 - The Importance of Community - With David and Leslie Nunnery

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 34:10

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! On this episode, we are join by two special guests, David and Leslie Nunnery. They are the founders of the Teach Them Diligently homeschool conventions. We talk all about the importance of homeschooling conventions and community!  We also want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler. You can out a free demo of the new 4.0 version of the curriculum over on their website, teachingtextbooks.com.  Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 128 - Showing Grace to Others

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 26:12

    Welcome to the smiling homeschooler podcast! Tonight we are talking about giving other homeschooling moms grace. This is a tough topic and can be against our nature, but it is true! Hopefully, you feel encouraged by the end of the episode.  Before we begin we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler. You can out a free demo of the new 4.0 version of the curriculum over on their website, teachingtextbooks.com.    Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 127 - Multi-Generation Homeschooling - With Becky Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 36:20

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! We have another awesome episode for you this week! We were joined by Homeschooling pioneer Becky Clark. She not only homeschooled her children but is now homeschooling her grandchildren. She has a ton of wisdom and encouragement to share. We hope you enjoy hearing from her.  Before we begin I want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler. You can out a free demo of the new 4.0 version of the curriculum over on their website, teachingtextbooks.com.    Have a great week, and keep smiling! 

    Episode 126 - What Do You Actually Need to Teach?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 32:42

    Welcome to the smiling homeschooler podcast! On this week's episode we are talking about what you actually need to teach in your homeschool. Many homeschooling moms feel tons of pressure because they think the law has a ton of requirements, and this actually might not be true! This topic idea came from a listener question, if you have ever have something you would like us to cover, feel free to message us on Facebook!  We also want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler. You can out a free demo of the new 4.0 version of the curriculum over on their website, teachingtextbooks.com.    Have a great week and keep smiling! 

    Episode 125 - The Best Curriculum for 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 27:31

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! In this episode, we talk about the curriculum suggestions from the homeschool moms of the smiling homeschooler community. We cover a ton of great options, and maybe there is one that will help you smile more during your homeschooling this year!  We also want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler. You can check out a free demo of the new 4.0 version of the curriculum over on their website, teachingtextbooks.com.  Have a great week, and don't forget to keep smiling! 

    Episode 124 - Homeschool Year-end Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 25:49

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler podcast! On this episode, Todd and Ben recap the homeschool year of 2020. This was a unique year in so many ways, including homeschooling!    Thank you to Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! Check out version 4.0 of their curriculum over at teachingtextbooks.com   Happy New Year, and keep smiling!

    Episode 123 - A Christmas Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 25:45

    Welcome to the Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! Tonight we have a special Christmas episode for you! We have a Christmas story to share with your whole family that we think you'll enjoy.  We also want to thank Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring the Smiling Homeschooler. They are that math curriculum that helps homeschoolers smile.  Before we begin I want to thank teaching textbooks for sponsoring the smiling homeschooler. You can out a free demo of the new 4.0 version of the curriculum over on their website, teachingtextbooks.com.  Merry Christmas, and don't forget to smile! 

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