Monday Sep 04, 2023

How to Homeschool: A Step-by-Step Guide with Kristi Clover, Part 1 (Homeschool Survival Series)

"We're called to train our kids up in the Lord. And I think it's just so important... I think I've homeschooled long enough now... you start recognizing this lie that we have been told is that trust us, trust the schools. You're not equipped to teach your children. We are equipped to teach your children... God is going to call you and equip you. If he is calling you to parent your child, he's going to equip you in that." – Kristi Clover

Discover how to homeschool successfully with Kristi Clover in this informative episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Get expert tips on navigating homeschooling laws, finding curriculum alternatives, and cultivating a love for learning in your children. Join host Yvette Hampton and guest Kristi Clover as they share practical advice and personal experiences to empower and inspire homeschooling parents. Don't miss this valuable resource for anyone considering or currently homeschooling their children.

Come back Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for the rest of this important conversation.

How to Homeschool: A Step-by-Step Guide with Kristi Clover, Part 1

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

Kristi Clover is a home organization and #momlife expert. She’s also the author of M.O.M.=Master Organizer of Mayhem and Homeschool Basics, the host of the Simply Joyful Podcast, and a popular conference speaker. Her passion is to help Christian women find sanity and joy in the throes of mom life. She loves to share about her adventures in motherhood and home life through a variety of media — including online courses — that you can find at Kristi lives in San Diego with her husband, Steve, and their five children.

Be sure to connect with Kristi online for an extra dose of encouragement. She’s @KristiClover on most social media networks. You can grab a free digital copy of her Sanity Savers for Moms book at

Discussion Questions:

    1. What are some important considerations to keep in mind when familiarizing yourself with your state's homeschooling laws?
    2. How can the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) be a valuable resource for parents looking to start homeschooling?
    3. In what ways can homeschooling provide flexibility and fewer restrictions, as compared to traditional schooling?
    4. How do concerns about curriculum and sex education in public schools shape the speaker's approach to homeschooling?
    5. What are the primary goals of homeschooling for the speaker, and why are they important?
    6. How does the speaker approach the idea of children making their own choices regarding faith, and what is the role of the parent in this process?
    7. How did Yvette Hampton's personal experience inspire the topic and content of this episode?
    8. What are some alternative methods of learning mentioned in the episode, and how can they be implemented in homeschooling?
    9. How can parents find support from homeschool communities and conventions, and why is this important for their homeschooling journey?
    10. What are some potential benefits and challenges of homeschooling, and how can parents address the challenges and maximize the benefits?

Recommended Resources: 

Podcast Note-Taking Guide

"How to Homeschool" the original document that my friend, Holly Learner gave me as a roadmap for homeschooling.

Homeschool Basics: How to Get Started, Keep Motivated, and Bring Out the Best in Your Kids, by Kristi Clover

M.O.M. – Master Organizer of Mayhem, by Kristi Clover


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We’re so thankful we get to bring it to you. Kristi is a blessing!

Tuesday Sep 12, 2023


thank you for this encouragement

Saturday Sep 09, 2023

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