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 64: What Do Homeschool Graduates Look Like?
What will homeschool graduates do after high school? In Episode 64 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show, Christine Weller discusses reasons to homeschool through high school, including the flexibility and adaptability of homeschooling. Homeschool graduates can succeed no matter where life takes them. Find the show notes for “What Do Homeschool Graduates Look Like?” on
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How do you respond to questions about socialization? In Episode 63 of The Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show—“Myth Busters: Socialization and Isolation,” Stephanie provides a deeper view into our children’s socialization. Explore aspects of behaviors and customs worth learning, intentional protection, and meaningful outings. It’s not just about getting our kids around other kids to play!
Episode 62: How to Homeschool When Mom Is Sick and Tired
What happens in your homeschool when mom is sick and tired? Deborah Wuehler shares how she taught independence to her children, created checklists, and put together to-go bags to help her continue the homeschool routine during those times. Tune into Episode 62 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show podcast—“How to Homeschool When Mom Is Sick and Tired” for practical tips and encouragement from Deborah.
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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).