Episode 68: Help! I Forgot Why I Am Homeschooling! 

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Episode 68: Help! I Forgot Why I Am Homeschooling!
Episode 68: Help! I Forgot Why I Am Homeschooling!

Are you struggling with the “why” of homeschooling? If you need inspiration for your homeschool journey—whether you are just starting out or have been homeschooling for years—Stephanie Morrison offers 15 personal reasons why she is homeschooling. In Episode 68 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show, join Stephanie as she shares her top 15 reasons for homeschooling.


Top 15 Family-Strengthening Reasons to Homeschool

  1. Our children will see God working in every area of their lives. 
  2. We have more time to know our children. 
  3. There is freedom from peer pressure and expectations to conform to the norm. 
  4. As parents we are taking back the responsibility to educate our children. 
  5. More meals together. 
  6. We know everything our children are learning. 

Please listen to Episode 68 for the rest of the 15 reasons to homeschool. 

And for more reasons to be thankful for homeschooling, check out this special post: 50 Reasons to Be Thankful We Homeschool.

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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:  

  • 5/20/24: Episode 69—“Narration, Dictation, and Living Books, Oh My!” hosted by Christine Weller of The Old Schoolhouse®
  • 5/27/24: Episode 70—“How Do I Teach Financial Stewardship?” hosted by Christine Weller of The Old Schoolhouse®
  • 6/3/24: Episode 71—“The Trials and Triumphs of Teaching Writing” hosted by Christine Weller of The Old Schoolhouse®

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Recent Show Notes

Episode 73: Honoring Homeschooling Fathers
Stephanie Morrison provides several ways in which she honors her husband as a homeschool father. In today’s episode, “Honoring Homeschooling Fathers,” join Stephanie as she defines harmony and honor and relates them directly back to how you can honor the homeschool father in your family. Find the show notes for Episode 73, on
Episode 72: Divine Interruptions: The Best Teaching Moments
Have you ever asked yourself, “When will I ever get to homeschool the way I want to?” You are not alone. In today’s episode of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show, Deborah Wuehler discusses the interruptions that occur in our daily lives and how we can see them as divine interruptions—opportunities to grow in wisdom and discipleship.
Episode 71: The Trials and Triumphs of Teaching Writing
Does the idea of teaching writing in your homeschool cause anxiety? In today’s episode of the Hey Mama! Homeschool Show, Christine Weller discusses the trials of teaching writing to children who may lack confidence when they see a blank page. And she closes with helpful tips and resources as well as a personal story of her own son’s triumph in writing. Enjoy Episode 71, “The Trials and Triumphs of Teaching Writing,” and share it with your friends.
Episode 70: How Do I Teach Financial Stewardship?
Learn how to teach your child to manage money wisely as Christine Weller interviews Dustin Goss about the benefits of Buck Academy and teaching financial stewardship in Episode 70 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show. Dustin Goss is a serial entrepreneur and a “Go-to-Market” product and brand-strategy specialist. Dustin and his wife, Febyolla, the talented illustrator of the Buck Academy series, place a high priority on their financial coaching business focused on entrepreneurs and on personal finance education for today’s youth. Listen to “How Do I Teach Financial Stewardship?” today.

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