Episode 38: Raising Boys; Raising Girls

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Episode 38: Raising Boys; Raising Girls

What unique challenges do you face while raising boys or raising girls? In Episode 38 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show: Raising Boys; Raising Girls, boy mom Christine Weller shares valuable insight on this topic with special guest and girl mom Kristin Stewart. Despite the challenges, the benefits outweigh them all. Be inspired by Christine and Kristin’s conversation today! Find the show notes on


Connect with God’s Word

“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart. And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house and on thy gates.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” (Ephesians 4:29)

Connect with The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine 

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Connect with Today’s Host

Christine Weller, today’s host of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show has a background in teaching in the public sector. She has been homeschooling her two boys since birth in the lovely province of Ontario, Canada. Through her Weller Mom blog, Christine writes to encourage moms in their journey of motherhood. She is the author of two children’s books and works for

Connect with Today’s Guest

Kristin Stewart is a former teacher who now homeschools her two daughters. She blogs at From Kristin and is passionate about helping mothers feel equipped to educate their children. She does homeschool consulting to help those starting out or struggling to choose a curriculum. She loves reading and traveling and actively posts on her Instagram. 

Model it for them until they are ready to do it on their own.”—Kristin Stewart

Connect with the TOS App

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Plus, you can dig deeper into today’s topic with these Bible studies from RightNow media.

  • Raising Sons of Promise
  • Lessons for Family Relationships
  • Dads and Daughters
  • Intentional Motherhood
  • The Power of a Praying Mother
  • Talking with Your Kids About Jesus

“We start with something little, and we have to take care of it, and we have to have patience. Little by little, it will produce more and more fruit if we are faithful to do what we need to do.”—Kristin Stewart

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You have kept them home, taught them well, and prepared them for life. The time is coming when your high schooler will graduate, spread their wings, and fly. The team that has walked beside you through the homeschooling years is ready to illuminate the path into post-secondary education. The Old Schoolhouse® is pleased to offer Homeschool College Directory & Resources, filled with colleges vying for the attention of homeschoolers. Plus, discover invaluable articles specific to this stage of life and other helpful resources to keep your grad on the right path.

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

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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’s what you can look forward to next:  

  • 10/23/23: Episode 39—“When Should You Teach Foreign Language and Why?” hosted by Stephanie Morrison of The Old Schoolhouse® and Christine Weller of 
  • 10/30/23: Episode 40—“Meal Planning” hosted by Stephanie Morrison of The Old Schoolhouse® and Christine Weller of 
  • 11/6/23: Episode 41—“Does Anyone but Me Care about This Chaos?” hosted by Deborah Wuehler of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

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