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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 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. 

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December 9, 2018  

Peggy Ployhar - Special Education Homeschooling


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Peggy Ployhar is the founder and CEO of SPED Homeschool. She is a leader in the special education homeschooling community and a frequent writer and speaker on special education homeschooling issues. Peggy's home school journey started when her oldest child was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. Now with 16 years of homeschooling under her belt, she thanks God for all the experiences He has given her so she can use them to encourage other special needs homeschooling parents.

You can find Peggy online at

Listen to the SPED Homeschool Conversations podcast at

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Check out the SPED Homeschool YouTube Channel at

Do you believe in homeschooling? Here’s your chance to help spread the word that homeschooling is good for students. It’s good for families. It’s good for AMERICA!  Go to and join the movement to spread the word about homeschooling through movie theaters nationwide.

December 2, 2018  

Isaac Morehouse of Praxis, Revolutionizing Job Training Through Apprenticeship


Do you believe in homeschooling? Here’s your chance to help spread the word that homeschooling is good for students. It’s good for families. It’s good for AMERICA!  Go to and join the movement to spread the word about homeschooling through movie theaters nationwide.



Isaac Morehouse's success story starts in an unlikely place, highly unstructured homeschooling, while his mother cared for his father's medical needs. In this episode, Isaac talks about how a love of learning and the freedom to pursue his passions allowed him to develop the life skills and work ethic to start and run a successful business

Isaac is the founder of Praxis, a unique apprenticeship program for young high school and college graduates, which places students in real-world, paid internships in growing companies. This experience gives these young apprentices a head start in business and valuable work and entrepreneurship experience.

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November 25, 2018  

Rebecca Kocsis of CHEA - State Homeschool Organizations Serving You


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Did you know you have a state homeschool organization working for you? State organizations PROMOTE homeschooling, PROVIDE valuable resources to help you homeschool successfully, and PROTECT your right to educate you children. These organizations are the first line of defense in monitoring state laws which would affect your family, then when action is needed, they rally their members and coordinate with other organizations to influence policy. We encourage every homeschool family to join their state homeschool organization (and HSLDA). Many people fought for years to gain the freedom to home educate and if we are not diligent we can quickly lose that freedom.

Rebecca Kocsis works for CHEA (Christian Home Educators Association of California), an organization that holds a special place in Yvette's heart. On this episode you'll hear why Yvette loves CHEA and get to know more about what state homeschool organizations are doing for you.


Christian Home Educators Association (CHEA) of California -

Homeschool Freedom  - Christian Homeschool State Organizations -

Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) -

State Homeschool Organization and Convention Map -

HSLDA - Homeschooling in Your State -



November 18, 2018  

Andrew Pudewa of IEW, Part 2 - The Importance of Read-Alouds




Andrew Pudewa is the founder of the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW). He is a popular speaker and author, who has been talking to homeschool families around the world for 30 years. We were privileged to have been able to interview him for Schoolhouse Rocked and have been blessed by the support of IEW as a gold sponsor of the film.

In this episode Mr. Pudewa talks about the importance of reading aloud to our children. A listener asks, "How can read-alouds cross "subject" barriers and maximize our homeschooling hours (literature, science, theology, history, ethics in one!)"

You can find Andrew Pudewa and IEW online at

Andrew Pudewa recommends the following resources in his interview.

Homeschool Legal Defense Association: HSLDA

IEW: Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Build Forts All Day

IEW Recommended Book List (Books for Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day)

Read Aloud Revival with Schoolhouse Rocked cast member, Sarah Mackenzie.

Book Recommendations:

However Imperfectly by Andrew Pudewa

IEW Book List: Timeline of Classics

Center for Lit: Reading Roadmaps

Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys Hunt

Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch Jr.

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss