Episode 20: How Can We Celebrate the Homeschool Dad?

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In this delightful interview with her husband, Stephanie Morrison provides useful ways to honor and encourage the homeschool dad. Don’t miss Episode 20 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show: How Can We Celebrate the Homeschool Dad?” Honest, entertaining, and memorable. Mamas, this may be just what you need to hear today.


Connect with God’s Word 

“For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.” (Proverbs 3:26 KJV)

Three Ways to Honor the Homeschool Dad

As outlined by Stephanie in today’s episode, encourage your husband in these three areas by asking questions and having conversations. 

  1. Encourage them in their faith. 
  • Pray with him and for him.
  • Have each of your children pick out a “dad verse.” Scripture that they can relate to their dad. 
  • Question: What Scripture verse or verses do you want to speak over our family?
  1. Encourage them in their family.
  • Discover ways to pull them into the educational life, or talk about new ways they can be involved.
  • Question: What areas can you be a ‘teacher’ to our children?
  1. Encourage them in their purpose. 
  • Start a conversation (and keep it going over years!) about what they think their purpose is.
  • Question: What do you think God created you to do? 

Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show “Encourage them in their faith. Encourage them in their family. Encourage them in their purpose.” - Stephanie Morrison photograph of father and son fishing

Connect with The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine 

For more on today’s topic, click on the links to these articles from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine:

Fresh homeschool helps are waiting for you inside the Summer issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. Take your pick of articles on fun and educational field trips, special needs homeschooling, celebrating music, choosing books, and all the topics you care about. Limited quantities available so grab your copy now before they’re gone. Then plan on a little extra sunshine and a little extra time for reading. And mama? Nice job on another year of homeschooling.

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Have you visited The Canadian Schoolhouse site yet? Canadians will love the resources there, but so will homeschoolers all over the world! Enjoy these articles on today’s topic from The Canadian Schoolhouse:

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Connect with Upcoming Episodes

New episodes of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show are released every Monday. Check back right here for show notes and links at Here is what you can look forward to next:  

  • 6/19/23: Episode 21—“Teachable Moments: Interruptions or Appointments?” hosted by Christine Weller of and The Canadian Schoolhouse
  • 6/26/23: Episode 22—“Creating Adventures for Independence Day” hosted by Deborah Wuehler of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
  • 7/3/23: Episode 23—“The Freedom of Home Education” hosted by Deborah Wuehler of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

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