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February 18, 2019  

Elizabeth Johnston, the Activist Mommy - Making a Difference Through Homeschooling

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Join Yvette and Elizabeth Johnston, The Activist Mommy, as they discuss the importance of impacting our culture for Christ through the advantages we have as homeschoolers. They also discuss the upcoming Day of Mourning, a pro-life rally taking place in Albany, NY on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

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Elizabeth Johnston, “the Activist Mommy”, is an activist vlogger, speaker, and author who educates and inspires the public on the burning social and moral issues of the day that are important to families. She and her husband Patrick, who is a medical doctor, author, and movie producer, have been pro-life ministry leaders for many years and home educate their 10 beautiful children. The growing threat to America’s children and the vicious attack on religious liberty is what dynamited Elizabeth out of her comfort zone to inspire a nation of belittled conservatives and Christians to “come out of their closets” and boldly take their country back. Elizabeth daily triggers the left by confronting the lies of abortion, feminism, Islam, and the homosexual agenda with wit and snark like only she can, and she regularly posts viral commentary videos which have netted over 70 million views. Elizabeth has been featured on many major media outlets, such as Fox & Friends, The New York Times, The Blaze and Christian Broadcasting Network, as she has become a thought leader on topics of importance to families. The pulse behind all her activism and cultural commentary is her love for her family and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Grab Elizabeth’s new book here: Not On My Watch: How to Win the Fight for Family, Faith and Freedom

Visit the Activist Mommy Website

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This episode is brought to you by Apologia, the #1 publisher of creation-based science and Bible curriculum with more than fifty top awards from homeschool parents and media. LEARN MORE HERE!

February 4, 2019  

Karen DeBeus - Get REAL!

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Join us on the Schoolhouse Rocked Backstage Pass membership site for the full unedited video of this interview, including an additional 30 minutes of encouragement and discussion on how one year Karen and her family used the Bible as their core curriculum. You will not be disappointed! Save 10% on any paid Backstage Pass Membership by using the coupon code "Podcast10".

In this episode, Yvette and Karen talk about Getting Real! As homeschool moms, it’s often difficult to share our struggles as we try to live up to the “perfect” homeschool mom that we imagine everyone else to be.

Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.

In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.

Books by Karen DeBeus

Real Homeschool: Letting Go of the Pinterest-Perfect and Instagram-Ideal Homeschool

Simply Homeschool: 2nd Edition: Have Less Fluff and Bear More Fruit

Called Home: Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool

Simply Seeking Him: A Journal

You can find Karen at: www.simplylivingforhim.com and www.biblebasedhomeschooling.com

Listen to a new PODCAST episode by Karen every Friday: www.simplylivingforhim.com/podcast

Find her on Facebook: facebook.com/simplylivingforhim

 

This episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is brought to you by Teaching Textbooks. Try the first 15 lessons of any grade level for free at TeachingTextbooks.com.

January 14, 2019  

Leslie Nunnery - Teach Them Diligently

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In this episode, Yvette and Leslie discuss the importance of God’s mandate to parents in Deuteronomy 6:5-7. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”

How can we do that practically through homeschooling?

Leslie Nunnery is the co-founder of Teach Them Diligently Conventions along with her husband David. She is the homeschool mother of four children who range in age from 11-18.  God has given her a strong burden to minister to Christian families to help support, encourage and equip them to disciple their children, protect their marriages, and serve God in the ways He has planned for them. She is an advocate of home education with a strong focus on discipleship which is evidenced in her writing and the events her family produces. She is also heavily involved in mission endeavors through Worldwide Tentmakers, for which her husband serves as president and Teach Them Diligently supports.

Resources:

Teach Them Diligently, by Leslie Nunnery
 
Teach Them Diligently Events

Teach Them Diligently 365” Membership Community

 

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This episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is brought to you by HSLDA. Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Since 1983, they have provided homeschooling-related legal advice and representation to their more than 80,000 member families, promoting homeschool-friendly legislation at the state and federal levels, and offering information and resources to encourage and support all homeschoolers. Through the years, HSLDA’s primary goal has remained the same—to bring together a large number of homeschooling families so that each can have a low-cost method of obtaining quality legal defense. Today, HSLDA gives tens of thousands of families the freedom to homeschool without having to face legal threats alone. 

December 30, 2018  

Lisa Schmidt - Responding Biblically to Fear, Worry, and Anxiety

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Lisa Schmidt and her husband Mike homeschool their four children. She is a certified biblical counselor and conference speaker who worked as an Elementary and Special Education Teacher and Reading Specialist for several years before having her first child. Lisa enjoys serving the Lord primarily at home as a wife and homeschooling mom.

Lisa's daughter, Cecelia, is the author of The War Rages On, The War Within, and The War's EndListen to Cecelia on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast.

Her son, Solomon, is the author of the History Bites book series. Listen to Solomon on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast.

In addition to discussing the Biblical response to the fears and anxiety that so many moms experience, in this episode we also discuss what to do when one spouse feels called to homeschool but the other doesn't.

Check out HistoryBites.com to see what Lisa's family is doing to serve the homeschool community.

Lisa recommends the following resources during the show:

Classical Conversations

Apologia Online Academy

Check out Durenda Wilson's excellent homeschool mentoring program, The Unhurried Homeschooler at https://theunhurriedhomeschooler.thinkific.com and pick up a copy of her excellent book, The Unhurried Homeschooler.

We hope you have enjoyed the first season of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We’re constantly blessed by the insights of our amazing guests. We want to wish you a Merry Christmas and thank you for your support throughout the year. Thanks for listening to the Schoolhouse Rocked podcast, for reading the blog and newsletter at SchoolhouseRocked.com, for watching the videos on the Backstage Pass site, and interacting with us on social media. We love getting to share your homeschooling journeys with you, and we are so thankful for the encouraging notes you have sent and for the generous donations that you have made to support the film. If you believe in homeschooling and want to partner with us to spread the word that homeschooling is good for students, good for families, and good for culture, please consider making a year-end donation at SchoolhouseRocked.com/Support. Donations are tax deductible, and help us provide important resources to build up homeschooling families like yours and ours. Donate today at SchoolhouseRocked.com/support. Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year. We look forward to bringing you another great season of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast in 2019.

The song, "Christmas Time is Here" is from the album, Christmas, by Tyler Michael Smith. Thanks, Tyler, for letting us use the song and for giving us great music to enjoy this Christmas season.

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December 16, 2018  

Misty Bailey - “Salt and Light” in the Public Schools?

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Misty Bailey is the blogger behind Joy in the Journey and the podcaster behind Joyfully Homeschooling.  Her goal in this online space is to encourage and inspire you on your homeschool journey by providing practical tips for real life homeschooling. Through real stories, real struggles, and real life, Misty encourages her blog readers and podcast listeners to embrace imperfection and strive for a more joyful homeschool. 

In this episode, Yvette and Misty discuss whether our kids have the responsibility of being "salt and light" in public schools. Are we missing an opportunity to evangelize when we remove our kids from public schools, and if they do not have the responsibility of being "salt and light" there, who does? Finally, we discuss how, when, and where our kids should be "salt and light", and how we can prepare them.

You can find Misty at https://www.findingjoyinthejourney.net and on her podcast, Joyfully Homeschooling with Misty Bailey.

For more on this subject, pic up a copy of the excellent book, Already Gone by Ken Ham, Britt Beamer, and Todd Hillard. 


This episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is brought to you by The Unhurried Homeschooler and the Theology Gals podcast.

Check out Durenda Wilson's excellent homeschool mentoring program, The Unhurried Homeschooler at https://theunhurriedhomeschooler.thinkific.com and pick up a copy of her excellent book, The Unhurried Homeschooler at https://amzn.to/2ElGolM.

If you are looking for some weekly encouragement in God's Word, listen to Theology Gals at http://theology-gals.blubrry.net.