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Yvette Hampton, producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, brings you encouragement and resources from home education experts and REAL families just like yours, to help you train your children well.

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Yvette and return guest, Jamie Erickson, discuss her new book Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child With Confidence and her new Mom to Mom podcast! They discuss how Jamie’s homeschooling journey began, the importance of community, how to deal with the naysayers in your life, how to handle homeschool mom overwhelm, and why ⅓ of all new homeschool moms quit after the first year.

Jamie Erickson - Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child With Confidence

 

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Jamie Erickson - You Can Homeschool Bravely

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Jamie Erickson is a Christian mother to five blissfully abnormal kids, a former school teacher, and wife to her formerly homeschooled husband, Dain. She can be found encouraging and equipping a growing tribe of mothers all across the globe on the Mom to Mom podcast, through her blog The Unlikely Homeschool, at national conferences, and in her book Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child With Confidence. In addition to writing and speaking, Jamie loves talking faith and family over a cup of coffee, and hanging out with her family.

Links:

Jamie’s New Book...

Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child With Confidence

Other Links...

The Unlikely Homeschool Blog: https://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/

Homeschool Bravely:  https://www.homeschoolbravely.com/

The Unlikely Homeschool Facebook: Security Check Required

The Unlikely Homeschool Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unlikely_homeschool/

Mom to Mom Podcast: http://momtomompodcast.com/

Mom to Mom Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/momtomompodcast

Listen to more from Jamie:

Jamie Erickson first appeared on episode 11 of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Listen to "Letting Go of 'School' to Homeschool with Excellence", which aired September 10th, 2018.

 

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"you might not be organized, and you might not love to lesson plan, but the reality is that’s the mom that God gave your kids, and those are the kids that God gave you. And so he perfectly meshes those things together, and there’s no piece of paper that any state can ever give you that qualifies you any more than the God who created both us and our children qualifies us; he’s the one that qualifies us.'" - Aby Rinella

Aby Rinella, Karen DeBeus, Yvette Hampton - Homeschool Podcast

Part 2 - In this special roundtable discussion, Aby Rinella, Karen DeBeus, and Yvette Hampton talk about Why, How, and Who of Homeschooling.

 

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 Homeschool Interview with Karen DeBeus, Aby Rinella, and Yvette Hampton

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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.

You can find more encouragement from Karen at http://simplylivingforhim.com/about-me/

Aby Rinella is, above all, a follower of Jesus. She is also the director of her local homeschool co-op, director of women’s ministry at her church, wife, mom and teacher to the Rinella  children. Aby writes and speaks on homeschool, motherhood, parental rights, the culture war and more. She has a passion for encouraging and inspiring women to live the life they were designed to live. She and her husband also write for the outdoor industry about their adventures  together, showing their kids the creator by spending time in His creation.

You can find all of Aby’s published work at abyrinella.com

Yvette Hampton is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. She is also host of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Yvette has a deep desire to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom!

In the fall of 2016, Yvette and her family sold their home and most of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are honored that the Lord has called them to tell the story of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution.

Classical Conversations, Sponsor of Schoolhouse Rocked

This episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is brought to you by Classical ConversationsClassical Conversations leads the home-centered education movement by teaching parents and students the classical tools of learning so that they can discover God’s created order and beauty. Share the love of learning through a Christian worldview and fellowship with other families. Our families thrive using three keys to a great education: Classical, Christian, and Community.

 

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Yvette Hampton and Sherri Seligson share a conversation about the struggle that many moms feel of “putting their lives on hold” in order to homeschool their children. They also talk about how science can impact our children’s worth and value in Christ and how to transition from the elementary years, to the middle school years, to the high school years.

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Sherri Seligson is a 21-year veteran homeschool mom of 4 children, a degreed marine biologist, researcher, wife, and Christian. Before being promoted to motherhood, Sherri worked as a marine biologist at Walt Disney World’s Living Seas, publishing shark behavior research. She has authored Apologia’s Exploring Creation with General Science, Marine Biologyand Internship for High School Credit, instructional video courses for Apologia’s science curricula, and companion curricula for feature films including Dolphin Taleand War Horse. An international conference and retreat speaker, Sherri uses transparency, truth, and humor, to encourage moms on their homeschool journey and to teach families and students the importance and excitement of studying God’s creation.

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Books and Materials by Sherri Seligson: - https://www.apologia.com/?a_aid=5ae1f6ff83693

Exploring Creation with General Science – 7th Grade text, solutions manual, and instructional video series

Exploring Creation with Marine Biology – High school text, solutions manual, and instructional video series

Instructional video series for High School Biology, High School Chemistry, and High School Advanced Biology (The Human Body)

Internship for High School Credit

 

Other Resources Mentioned by Sherri:

Don’t Make Me Count to Three!By Ginger Hubbard - https://amzn.to/2DTmduO

Answers in Genesis - https://answersingenesis.org

Creation Ministries International - https://creation.com

Apologia - https://www.apologia.com

Institute for Creation Research - https://www.icr.org/

 

Connect with Sherri online:

Website: www.sherriseligson.com 

Facebook: SherriSeligsonAuthor 

Instagram: @sherriseligson

 

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This episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is brought to you by Typesy, a fun and effective typing program that helps users practice typing by using games, exercises, and activities. They even have a Homeschool version for families which includes an admin interface where parents can manage their students' accounts and view their progress. Typesy is the same comprehensive keyboarding curriculum used by top schools nationwide. It's super-easy for homeschool families to set up and the basic homeschool account includes 5 years of access for up to four students (with options to add more),  It's very affordable and always AD FREE! Visit SchoolhouseRocked.com/type to find out how you can take advantage of their money back guarantee!

 

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Join Yvette Hampton and Marisa Boonstra as they discuss fulfilling the Great Commission in our children and how we can equip our kids with a Biblical Worldview through their education. 

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Marisa is a homeschooling mom of two and author of Bucking The System: Reclaiming Our Children’s Minds For Christ, published in January 2016. She writes to encourage women to find purpose and joy in their God-given calling as mothers, helping them raise children with a biblical worldview. She relies on Jesus and coffee to get her through the day, and loves marveling at the cultural differences between New Jersey where she grew up and Oklahoma where her family has been transplanted! You can find more of her writings over at CalledtoMothering.com.

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Links:

CalledtoMothering.com

Bucking The System: Reclaiming Our Children’s Minds For Christby Marisa Boonstra

Wise Words for Moms by Ginger Hubbard

Child Training Bible

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This episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is brought to you by the Institute for Excellence in Writing. IEW equips teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers. Using the Structure and Style™ writing method, IEW will give you the ability to fill young minds with language-building skills, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent writing.

 

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Join Yvette Hampton 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 Day of Mourning, a pro-life rally, which took place in Albany, NY, in response to the recent abortion legislation passed in New York and signed by Governor, Andrew Cuomo.

 Get the transcript and see the video from this episode here.

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Join Yvette Hampton 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 Day of Mourning, a pro-life rally, which took place in Albany, NY, in response to the recent abortion legislation passed in New York and signed by Governor, Andrew Cuomo.

Find out more about Day of Mourning

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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

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Karen DeBeus - Get REAL!

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In this episode, Yvette Hampton and Karen DeBeus 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

 

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In this episode, Yvette Hampton and Leslie Nunnery 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. 

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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.

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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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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 Hampton and Misty Bailey 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, pick 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.

 

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Jodi Berthiaume, Homeschooling in the UK 

Jodi Berthiaume is a blessed friend, a long-time homeschool mom, and a pastor's wife. She was also a big part of why we homeschool today. In this episode she talks about her experiences as an American homeschooling and ministering in Wales.

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