The Homeschool Minute - The Old Schoolhouse


The Homeschool Minute

Lee Binz

Lee Binz, The HomeScholar, is a dynamic homeschool speaker and author. She is an expert on how to craft a winning homeschool transcript. Lee understands what it takes to graduate homeschool students who are fully prepared for college and for life. Her practical advice and organized presentations have helped thousands of homeschool parents muster the courage to complete their homeschooling journey. Lee’s mission is to encourage and equip parents to homeschool through high school. Sign up for her free homeschool e-newsletter at You can also find her at

Danika Cooley

Danika Cooley is on a mission to equip parents like you to teach the Bible and Christian history to their children. She is the mother of four children and one grandchild, all of whom she adores. Danika is also an award-winning children’s author and curriculum developer. You can find her books When Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin Luther and Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth at online retailers and her Bible Road Trip™ and Cobblestone Path™ curriculum lines at Her blog,, has provided encouragement to tens of thousands of parents for nearly a decade.

Stacy Farrell

Stacy Farrell helps parents equip their children to stand for truth in the midst of this crazy culture. She writes about time management, motherhood, celebrating manhood, philosophy, biblical worldview, and writing. Her favorite job, though, is being wife to Roger and mother to two precious sons. Visit her at

Dara Halydier

Dara Halydier is an author, speaker, and mom of five grown boys! She homeschooled for twenty-one wonderful years and is now encouraging other homeschooling families. She is the executive director of Abiding Truth Ministry and the author of the Practical Proverbs series and other books. Dara has learned life’s lessons the hard way—experience! The lessons she shares come from truths that she has learned from dealing with chronic pain, having moved thirty-three times, having four boys with learning disabilities, and having overcome a past of abuse to proclaim God’s grace, forgiveness, and freedom. Find out more at

Alexandrea Harrelson

Alexandrea Harrelson is a full-time website & graphic designer, social media strategist and business coach who loves helping other women become virtual assistants while staying at home! She also blogs at Living Bite Sized (, when she isn't working on another project!

Diane Heeney

Diane Heeney is a graduate of Bob Jones University, where she served on the faculty for ten years. She has been Assistant to the Director of Advertising Sales at The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine since 2016. She’s homeschooled her three children over the course of the past eighteen years, having graduated their two oldest. Diane resides in eastern Wyoming with her husband, Patrick, and their youngest child, Katie.

Caryn Hommel

Caryn Hommel, homeschool mom and author, earned a degree in Spanish language and literature from NCSU and taught Spanish in public schools for ten years. Her successful experience with Total Physical Response (TPR) and Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS) motivated her to develop Excelerate SPANISH, a unique DVD-based curriculum to help other homeschoolers benefit from wonderful, brain-friendly approaches to foreign language instruction.

Beth Mora

Meet Beth Mora, wife to one handsome hubby, mother to eight, and nana to two. She is a Homeschool Purple Heart Recipient for multiple moments where she thought she wasn’t making a difference in her children’s lives. Beth is indebted to and salutes the homeschooling veterans in her life who carried her through, and now she simply desires to return the blessing. Beth pulls from her past experiences as a Certified Rehabilitation RN, homeschool mom, co-op leader and teacher, marriage ministry director, women’s ministry programmer, children’s ministry leader, and drama team member. She is the creator and author of Here to Help Learning’s Writing Program for grades 1-6, where she is affectionately known on camera as Mrs. Mora. She is also a welcomed speaker at homeschool conferences and women's events. Everything she does, whether laughable or heart gripping, is done to honor One, without apology. God’s grace is the salve that has healed her own life, and God’s grace is what she offers liberally to others.

Jodi Riddle

Jodi Riddle has been with TOS since April 2016. She serves as the Operations Manager, the Homeschooling with Heart blog manager and writes for "The Homeschool Minute." Jodi is a pastor’s wife and has three grown sons. She homeschooled for eighteen years and also taught in the private and public school settings. Jodi enjoys teaching, playing the piano, and making cards. Her heart’s desire is to help and be an encouragement to others!

Sherri Seligson

Sherri Seligson and her husband, David, homeschooled their four children for twenty-one years. Before being promoted to motherhood, Sherri worked as a degreed marine biologist at Walt Disney World. She has authored Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Marine Biology, General Science, instructional video courses for Apologia’s science curricula, and more. Sherri is an international conference and retreat speaker. Using transparency, truth, and humor, she encourages moms on their homeschool journey and teaches families the importance of studying God’s Creation.

Paul and Gena Suarez

Publishers Paul and Gena Suarez, who reside in eastern Tennessee with their family, have homeschooled their seven children since 1990. They embrace and promote the Biblical philosophy that "homeschooling" is not so much about schooling/education, as it is about discipleship—bringing up our children "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Eph. 6: 4). The Suarez family wishes to share this vision around the world as they publish the trade magazine for homeschool families, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. They can be reached at

Kerry Tittle

Kerry Tittle is a mother of nine children and a twenty-year homeschool veteran. She was the owner of ReformationKidz with her husband, Rob, until a tornado destroyed their home and business in 2014, taking the lives of Rob and two of their daughters, Tori and Rebekah. Kerry is the founder of Refined Family, which is created to encourage others to find hope in the gospel in the midst of trials.

Elisabeth Van Etten

Elisabeth Van Etten manages “The Homeschool Minute” and works in
production. She received a bachelor's in Creative Writing from Bob
Jones University and a master's in English Education from Pensacola Christian College (PCC). Her past endeavors include being an English/Writing
professor at PCC, teaching in a Christian school, and publishing
Christian plays that have been performed across the United States and
internationally. Since her marriage to Nathan, she has become a
stay-at-home mom to their children, Evelyn and Richard. As a
homeschooler her entire life, she plans to keep her children home where they belong. For now, she's enjoying the little years with the kids—playing make believe, baking muffins, and cleaning things up. In her free time, Elisabeth enjoys writing plays, studying drama, spending time
with her family, and trying new recipes.

Todd Wilson

Todd Wilson is a husband, dad, grandpa, writer, homeschool conference speaker, and former pastor. Todd’s humor and down-to-earth realness have made him a favorite speaker all across the country and a guest on Focus on the Family. As founder of The Familyman and The Smiling Homeschooler, his passion and mission are to remind moms and dads of what’s most important through weekly emails, podcasts, seminars, and books that encourage parents. Todd and his wife, Debbie, homeschool four of their eight children (the other four are homeschool graduates) in northern Indiana and travel America in The Familyman Mobile. You can read more at

Deborah Wuehler

Deborah Wuehler is the Senior Editor and Director of Production for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. She has eight children ages 11 to 28 and has been homeschooling for over twenty years. Deborah's mission is to point homeschoolers to the Lord in all they do and to encourage them that they can find everything they need for life, Godliness—and homeschooling—in their knowledge of Him (2 Peter 1:3,4).

Hal and Melanie Young

Hal and Melanie Young are the award-winning, best-selling authors of Raising Real Men; No Longer Little; and Love, Honor, and Virtue. They are publishers, writers, bloggers, and popular conference speakers internationally, known for their Christ-centered focus and practical, real-life stories. They are the parents of six real boys (five grown!) and two real girls and live in noisy, messy happiness in North Carolina.

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).

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