The Smiling Homeschooler Podcast
The Smiling Homeschooler Podcast
The Smiling Homeschooler
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!
Episode 281 - The Ten Most Important Things We have Ever Learned
Welcome to The Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! We are back with our first episode of 2024! So to start this year off, we created lists of the top 10 most important things we have EVER learned! It was fun for us to put together our lists, and we would encourage you to try this as well!  Before we begin we want to Thank Teaching Textbooks for helping to make the Smiling Homeschooler possible. We work with them, because we believe their curriculum is one of the best and helps more homeschoolers smile. Go support them, and check out a free trial over at teachingtextbooks.com.  Also thank you to Homeschooling Today Magazine for supporting what we do! They are another fantastic source of homeschooling encouragement, so please go subscribe to their magazine at homeschoolingtoday.com.    Have a great week and don't forget to smile!
Jan 3
34 min
Episode 280 - Homeschooling and Parenting Are the Same!
Welcome to The Smiling Homeschooler We are taking a short Christmas break, so this week we are playing an episode from a couple of years ago. We discussed the fact that homeschooling and parenting go hand in hand, and are the same thing! This was a fun episode, and we hope you enjoy it!  Before we begin we want to thank Teaching Textbooks for helping to make the Smiling Homeschooler possible. We work with them, because we believe their curriculum is one of the best and helps more homeschoolers smile. Go support them, and check out a free trial over at teachingtextbooks.com.  Also thank you to Homeschooling Today Magazine for supporting what we do! They are another fantastic source of homeschooling encouragement, so please go subscribe to their magazine at homeschoolingtoday.com.    Have a great week, and don't forget to smile!
Dec 27, 2023
28 min
Episode 279 - Take a Christmas Break!
Welcome to The Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! This week join Todd for a short Christmas episode! We hope you enjoy this quick shot of encouragement and Merry Christmas from our family to yours!  We also want to thank Teaching Textbooks for helping make the smiling homeschooler possible! They are an amazing math curriculum, and the one our family uses! We would encourage you to check out their free trial over on their website, teachingtextbooks.com.    Lastly, thank you to Homeschool Today Magazine for their support. They are another wonderful source of homeschooling encouragement and we believe every mom should subscribe to their magazine. If you aren't already, please do so over at homeschooltoday.com.  Have a Merry Christmas and don't forget to smile!
Dec 20, 2023
18 min
Episode 278- Favorite Christmas Traditions
Welcome to The Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! It is less than 2 weeks until Christmas! We can hardly believe it! This week we want to keep with the festive Christmas spirit, so we talk about our Favorite Christmas Tradition, and read some of our listener's favorites as well! This is a super fun episode. Before we begin we want to Thank Teaching Textbooks for helping to make the Smiling Homeschooler possible. We work with them, because we believe their curriculum is one of the best and helps more homeschoolers smile. Go support them, and check out a free trial over at teachingtextbooks.com.  Also thank you to Homeschooling Today Magazine for supporting what we do! They are another fantastic source of homeschooling encouragement, so please go subscribe to their magazine at homeschoolingtoday.com.  Have a great week and don't forget to smile.
Dec 13, 2023
34 min
Episode 277 - The Pitfalls of Homeschooling and How to Avoid Them
Welcome to The Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! This week are talking about the fact that although we believe homeschooling is amazing and something that everyone can do, the reality is that there are some pitfalls that we see homeschoolers fall into. We discuss some of the most common, and how to get out of them or avoid them. We think this is another encouraging episode!  Before we begin we want to Thank Teaching Textbooks for helping to make the Smiling Homeschooler possible. We work with them, because we believe their curriculum is one of the best and helps more homeschoolers smile. Go support them, and check out a free trial over at teachingtextbooks.com.  Also thank you to Homeschooling Today Magazine for supporting what we do! They are another fantastic source of homeschooling encouragement, so please go subscribe to their magazine at homeschoolingtoday.com.  Have a great week, and don't forget to smile!
Dec 6, 2023
29 min
Episode 276 - What is More Important?
Welcome to The Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! This week we are talking about what really matters, Math or science? History or Spelling? Cursive, or print? and a lot more! There are no wrong answers for many of these comparisons, but there is one theme that does matter: family and relationships. So we hope you enjoy this episode and leave encouraged!  Before we begin we want to Thank Teaching Textbooks for helping to make the Smiling Homeschooler possible. We work with them, because we believe their curriculum is one of the best and helps more homeschoolers smile. Go support them, and check out a free trial over at teachingtextbooks.com.  Also thank you to Homeschooling Today Magazine for supporting what we do! They are another fantastic source of homeschooling encouragement, so please subscribe to their magazine at homeschoolingtoday.com,  Lastly, don't forget to pick up the To Bethlehem our family Christmas game! You only have a small window to order in time for it to arrive before Christmas, so don't wait!  Have a great week and keep smiling!
Nov 29, 2023
29 min
Episode 275 - A Unique Way to Teach Science -  With CrossWired Science
Welcome to The Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! This week we were joined by homeschooling veterans and the creators of CrossWired Science, Don and Renita Miller. They have a passion for homeschooling and teaching science, and they created an amazing curriculum because of this. They share how they started this journey and the unique approach their science curriculum uses. We think you will enjoy their encouragement and what they have to share! This is the week of Thanksgiving, so we hope you are taking a break from your normal homeschooling and are enjoying this time together.  Before we begin we want to Thank Teaching Textbooks for helping to make the Smiling Homeschooler possible. We work with them, because we believe their curriculum is one of the best and helps more homeschoolers smile. Go support them, and check out a free trial over at teachingtextbooks.com.  Also thank you to Homeschooling Today Magazine for supporting what we do! They are another fantastic source of homeschooling encouragement, so please go subscribe to their magazine at homeschoolingtoday.com.    Lastly, if you are interested in picking up To Bethlehem: The Christmas Game for the Entire Family, head on over to our website, thesmilinghomeschooler.com.  Have a great week and don't forget to smile!
Nov 22, 2023
30 min
Episode 274 - Valuing the Gift of Time With Your Children - With Renee Miller
Welcome to The Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! This week we are joined by a veteran homeschooling mom of four, Renee Miller. Renee and her husband Rand started Miller Pad's and Paper many years ago and she has been running it with her family ever since. She is an important part of the homeschool community, has seen the fruit of homeschooling, and has a ton of wisdom and encouragement to share.  Before we begin we want to Thank Teaching Textbooks for helping to make the Smiling Homeschooler possible. We work with them, because we believe their curriculum is one of the best and helps more homeschoolers smile. Go support them, and check out a free trial over at teachingtextbooks.com.  Also thank you to Homeschooling Today Magazine for supporting what we do! They are another fantastic source of homeschooling encouragement, so please subscribe to their magazine at homeschoolingtoday.com.  Lastly, just a reminder to pick up the You Da Dad daily calendar as a Christmas present for your husband. This is a great way to encourage your husband and will benefit the entire family. We have a limited quantity left, so make sure to get your order placed at thesmilinghomeschooler.com. Have a great week and don't forget to smile!
Nov 15, 2023
26 min
Episode 273 - The Most Frequently Asked Questions by Homeschooling Moms
Welcome to The Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! This week we are going to answer the most frequently asked questions by Homeschooling Moms. Over the years we have had hundreds of homeschooling moms ask us questions, but many of them revolve around the same topics! These are great questions and important, and we hope you find our answers encouraging!  Before we begin we want to Thank Teaching Textbooks for helping to make the Smiling Homeschooler possible. We work with them, because we believe their curriculum is one of the best and helps more homeschoolers smile. Go support them, and check out a free trial over at teachingtextbooks.com.  Also thank you to Homeschooling Today Magazine for supporting what we do! They are another fantastic source of homeschooling encouragement, so please subscribe to their magazine at homeschoolingtoday.com,  Lastly, we just released our 20th edition of the You da dad daily calendar. It is over on our website thesmilinghomeschooler.com. This a perfect Christmas present, and is a great way to support what we do. But we have a limited number of these, so don't wait to order!  Have a great week and don't forget to smile!
Nov 8, 2023
30 min
Episode 272 - Cherish Every Moment
Welcome to The Smiling Homeschooler Podcast! We are back with a new episode! After a great family vacation, we've been thinking a lot about the speed at which time passes and the importance of making memories with our children. Family and homeschooling are so hard, but in the midst of the hard, we can create memories that last a lifetime. This is a great episode and we hope you enjoy!  Before we begin we want to Thank Teaching Textbooks for helping to make the Smiling Homeschooler possible. We work with them, because we believe their curriculum is one of the best and helps more homeschoolers smile. Go support them, and check out a free trial over at teachingtextbooks.com.  Also thank you to Homeschooling Today Magazine for supporting what we do! They are another fantastic source of homeschooling encouragement, so please go subscribe to their magazine at homeschoolingtoday.com,  Lastly, we just released our 20th edition of the You Da Dad daily calendar. It is over on our website thesmilinghomeschooler.com. This makes a fantastic Christmas present and is a great way to support what we do. https://store.familymanweb.com/2024-you-da-dad-daily-calendar/ But we have a limited quantity, so don't wait to order!    Have a great week and keep smiling!
Nov 1, 2023
27 min
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