Episode 21: Teachable Moments: Interruptions or Appointments?

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Here is an episode of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show that will shift your perspective when plans are interrupted. Join Christine Weller for Episode 21, “Teachable Moments: Interruptions or Appointments?” It’s an interesting question, and your homeschool will be blessed by Christine’s thought-provoking answer.


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Episode 78: Organizing Chaos: Help with the Clutter
Organizing chaos is possible when we realize we can work towards progress in our homes and homeschools. Join Deborah Wuehler as she shares personal stories and insights on how she organized her home and homeschool in Episode 78. Find the show notes for “Organizing Chaos: Help with the Clutter” on
Episode 77: Unit Study Homeschooling: How Does That Work?
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Does your child have plans for life after high school? College or career? As homeschoolers, Stephanie Morrison shares in Episode 76 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show, our children have the ability to linger in the field that interests them. There are many unique pathways to education. Find the show notes for “Preparing in High
Episode 75: Let’s Never Forget our Country’s History
At some point in at least the past sixty years the neglecting of our country’s history began. Join Deborah Wuehler as she shares memories from her own childhood and ideas on how we can keep the history of the United States alive in our homeschools.

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