Episode 28: When You Need Help: Where to Find Support

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Feeling alone or overwhelmed in homeschooling or motherhood? Here’s your support! All moms will appreciate Episode 28 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show as Deborah Wuehler points listeners in the right direction in “When You Need Help: Where to Find Support.” Don’t miss the show notes, overflowing with hope and resources, on 


Connect with God’s Word 

Deborah mentioned many scripture verses in today’s podcast. These are scriptures to memorize and have in your heart to combat the enemy’s lies. We need the truth of the scriptures. God is always with us, and we are upheld by the hand of God!

  • Hebrews 13:6
  • 2 Chronicles 16:9
  • Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Deuteronomy 31:8
  • Joshua 1:5
  • Psalm 73:23
  • Psalm 91:15
  • Isaiah 41:10
  • Isaiah 26:3-4

Connect at the “How to Start Homeschooling with The Old Schoolhouse®” Webinar

Have you made your decision to homeschool your children but not sure how to get started? Join The Old Schoolhouse® family as we show you the resources you need to start off strong, along with encouragement from veteran homeschoolers who understand this part of the journey. We’ll help you build a strong foundation so you have the confidence to homeschool successfully.  Come with your questions on August 8–10, 2023, at 1–3 p.m. ET. RSVP here.

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Connect with The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine 

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

You’ll also enjoy the Homeschooling: You Are Not Alone supplement for ongoing support. 

Connect with a Local Support Group

New to Homeschooling? Welcome to the family! Find a local support group here: Welcome! Or, click on your state or province on the map at to find a support group in your area. 

Connect with the Local Church to Join or Start a Church Schoolhouse

A Church Schoolhouse is a local homeschool co-op for like-minded parents to gather together in a church environment and teach ready-made courses to homeschooled students in PK–12th grade. During its twice-weekly meetings, the Church Schoolhouse is an engaged community between homeschool families and the church leadership. Find out more at and see the FAQs to find out more about piloting this brand new program from The Old Schoolhouse®. Maybe you want to be the one to start a Church Schoolhouse in your area! 

Connect with the TOS App

Everything homeschool is in your hands with the TOS App from The Old Schoolhouse®. Access the current issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine—plus more—any time, any place. Search and share articles from a decade of back issues. Content updated weekly. The TOS App is better than ever. See why: download today at Google Play or the App Store. More for your homeschool at 

“When I was looking for an extra set of hands, the Lord was looking for my heart.” —Deborah Wuehler

Connect with 

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Mentor Moms are available at to answer your homeschool questions or find the answers for you, whether you’re a beginner or a veteran homeschooler.

Connect with The Canadian Schoolhouse

Did you know that The Old Schoolhouse® has resources especially for Canadian homeschoolers? It’s called The Canadian Schoolhouse. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find on The Canadian Schoolhouse site: “Avoiding Burnout by Customizing Your Educational Life.”

Connect with the National Academic Homeschool Competition

The NAHC is BACK. Register your 12–18-year-old today for THE annual opportunity for homeschooled students to put their college knowledge to the test on a national level with the National Academic Homeschool Competition, brought to you by The Old Schoolhouse® and College Options Foundation. All members receive a 50% discount on the $110 registration fee for the NAHC, so members pay only $55. Obtain the code from your Member Dashboard. Registration covers NAHC access, Total College Success software, and Zero Hour Threat—an interactive game that preps students for the SAT and ACT. Let’s go:

Connect with The Homeschool Minute 

Spend a minute with your friends from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine!

The Homeschool Minute is a weekly eNewsletter for anyone homeschooling or considering starting. It’s brief yet packed with a powerful dose of encouragement to keep you going strong in your commitment to your family and to the Lord. Subscribe to the free homeschool newsletter.

Connect with the Homeschooling with Heart Blog

There’s encouragement for you to keep on going with the Homeschooling with Heart blog from The Old Schoolhouse®. We have a wonderful group of Christian writers who contribute to our blog. We hope you enjoy their writing as much as we think you will! Here’s one of the blog posts for you to enjoy: “Do You Need a Homeschool Support Group, Mama?

Connect with

Find new favorites for your homeschool on, a new site brought to you by The Old Schoolhouse®. We’re all homeschoolers here, and we love spreading the word about homeschool products we’ve discovered that may serve your family well.  

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’s what you can look forward to next:  

  • 8/14/23: Episode 29—“Bible . . . More Than a School Subject” hosted by Stephanie Morrison of The Canadian Schoolhouse
  • 8/21/23: Episode 30—“Should Preschoolers be Homeschooled?” hosted by Christine Weller of and The Canadian Schoolhouse
  • 8/28/23: Episode 31—“Will My Child Always Struggle With Spelling?” hosted by Heather Vogler of The Old Schoolhouse®

Questions or comments on the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show podcast? We’d love to hear from you at

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