SS #120 – Let Them Go: Parenting Teens (with Toby Sumpter!!)

SS #120 – Let Them Go: Parenting Teens (with Toby Sumpter!!)

What does it look like to raise children – especially boys – who grow up mature and ready to leave and launch their own lives? How does that transition happen? Moms are naturally wired for and gifted at growing and building families, so sometimes the teen years are hard on us not because our kids…

SS #117 – Education is always religious

SS #117 – Education is always religious

The title of this episode is “Religion is Essential.” When we say that something is “essential” we’re making a philosophical claim: we’re saying that religion is INHERENT in the educational project, that you can’t cut it out and still have education, that part of the essence of what education IS is religious in nature. This…

SS #106 – Stop Looking for Hacks (Get an Educational Philosophy)

SS #106 – Stop Looking for Hacks (Get an Educational Philosophy)

Homeschool moms are often on the hunt for hacks to streamline and simplify the school day, but what if hacks are making us slaves? To make good decisions as we homeschool and appropriate curriculum picks, we don’t need to find the right guru or printable to tell us what to do. We need a philosophy…

SS #99: The Ordinary Homeschool

SS #99: The Ordinary Homeschool

This year’s Christmas episode is a little less Christmassy, perhaps. Instead of focusing on festivity as we have in years past, we look at whether or not every day is supposed to be festive. Christmas is an important festive time, but it’s surrounded by ordinary time to set it off. Our school days are no…