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.

August 26, 2021

Happy New (Homeschool) Year! - Rachael Carman, Part 3 (Meet the Cast)

At the start of each calendar year, we celebrate new beginnings with hope, anticipation, and excitement. The start of a new homeschool year should be no different. We once again have an opportunity to spend this school year speaking life and truth into the hearts of our children.

Be encouraged as Yvette Hampton talks with homeschool veteran and Schoolhouse Rocked cast member, Rachael Carman. Even if you are feeling overwhelmed and alone, they will help you to remember why you are doing this, focus on your goals and vision for your family, and give you the assurance you need to start strong and finish well.

Come back tomorrow for the conclusion of this conversation.

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Interview with Rachael Carman, homeschool speaker and author, co-owner of Apologia Ministries

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

Recommended Resources:

Hymns for Family Worship Book by Steve Demme

Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction by David Macaulay

Castle by David Macaulay


Recommended Music:

Peace Like A River The Hymns Project by Chris Rice

Hymns Of Worship by Fernando Ortega

Yvette’s favorite hymns by Shane and Shane

Hymns Live by Shane & Shane

Hymns, Vol. 1 by Shane & Shane

Hymns, Vol. 2 by Shane & Shane

Marriage Matters, Rachael Carman on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

Rachael Carman had it going on—or so she thought. After surviving sixty-three months of pregnancy, countless sleepless nights, and 35,000+ diapers, this one-time control freak encountered God’s grace. And she encourages you to do the same! 

In her books How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? and How to Have a HEART for Your Kids, Rachael challenges mothers to surrender their will and draw closer to their heavenly Father. She invites moms to join her in loving God passionately and worshiping him fully while sweeping up Cheerios, doing laundry, and planning dinner. You will be affirmed in your role as a mother as Rachael speaks of her struggles with perfectionism and impatience and shares her challenges, failures, and victories amid the ever-changing seasons of life. Her honesty will surprise you, and her humor will put you at ease. 

Rachael is not only a respected author but is also a sought-after speaker. She has been a speaker in over thirty states and seven countries. 

She has been married to her husband, Davis, since 1986. They have seven kids with whom they love to laugh. Together, their life has been a roller-coaster ride, with God at the controls. Rachael enjoys playing in the dirt, eating dark chocolate, and walking on the beach. She and Davis are the owners of Apologia Educational Ministries.


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Classical 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.

Podcast Topics: Homeschool, Education, Parenting, Family, Parenting, Teens,  Biblical Parenting, Christian Parenting, Rachael Carman, Apologia, Curriculum, Back to School, New Year, New School Year, Teaching

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