Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution

Biblical homeschooling, parenting, and family discipleship encouragement and advice. Yvette Hampton, producer of the feature-length documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, is joined by co-host, Aby Rinella, and guests including cast members from the film, speakers, authors, pastors, educators, curriculum publishers, and REAL moms and dads with families and stories just like yours. Each show shares practical advice to help point our children to Christ, build a solid Biblical worldview, teach effectively, preserve our marriages, manage our homes, and approach child-rearing and discipline issues with a heart-centered focus that will result in confident, biblically-minded, wise, well-balanced adults.

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Episodes

Thursday May 30, 2024


"We're learning alongside our kids; I'm continually being fed truth." ~ Abby Joy
Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel.
Yvette Hampton is joined for a compelling conversation with guest Abby Joy about the importance of passing on a Christian legacy through homeschooling. Abby shares how her parents' authentic ministry and generosity shaped her perspective, emphasizing the integration of faith into education. The discussion explores the significance of incorporating God into every aspect of learning, the impact of community in homeschooling, and the resources available in the Made2Homeschool community. Join us as we delve into the empowering journey of homeschooling with purpose and encouragement!
Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Would you please consider a year-end gift to support the Schoolhouse Rocked ministry?
Homeschool Mom Retreat:
Join Abby Joy, Jamie Erickson, Melissa Sahlstrom, and Mindy Caron at the Fall Homeschool Mom Retreat, October 25th - 27th, at Big Sandy Camp in McGregor, Minnesota. Sign up here.
Recommended Resources:
Podcast Note-Taking Guide
Family Style Learning
Made2Homeschool Community
Family Style Learning on YouTube
Bear Hill Adventures on YouTube
 
📚📖 Ready to start homeschooling? 🏠📓
🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution 🍿 for FREE today and get the 📖 Homeschool Survival Kit 📖 delivered to your inbox immediately!
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Are you in need of a fresh vision for your homeschool? Join us for 4 days of Homeschool Encouragement at the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Use the coupon code PODCAST to save 25% on registration today! 
Discussion Questions:
1. How did Abby Joy's family legacy influence her approach to homeschooling her children?
2. What role did Abby Joy's parents play in passing down their faith and values to her, and how is she continuing that tradition with her own children?
3. How does incorporating God into homeschooling subjects like science, math, and history add purpose and excitement to the learning process?
4. In what ways can parents authentically integrate discussions about God into daily activities and conversations with their children?
5. How does Abby Joy emphasize the importance of being intentional and inviting God into every aspect of homeschooling and family life?
6. Reflect on the significance of seeking out and engaging with a community of like-minded homeschooling parents for support, encouragement, and learning opportunities.
7. How can parents facing imposter syndrome in homeschooling find confidence and support within the homeschool community?
8. What final words of encouragement does Abby Joy offer to homeschooling parents, and how can they apply her message to their own homeschooling journey?
Be the most popular mom in your co-op. Get your Schoolhouse Rocked merch here.
SPONSORS:
CTCMath - CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Start your free trial today.
BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.
Apologia – Apologia is a Christ-centered, award-winning homeschool curriculum provider. Our mission is to help homeschooling students and families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith through our print and digital curriculum and online classes.
The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is a part of the Biblical Family Network and a proud member of the Christian Podcast Community.
 
Connect with us:
@schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram
Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook
Schoolhouse Rocked on YouTube
@SRHomeschool on Twitter
Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)

Wednesday May 29, 2024


 "Our family vision is to love God, love others, and to make disciples of all nations." ~ Abby Joy
Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel.
Yvette Hampton and guest Abby Joy dive deep into the world of homeschooling and ministry. Abby, a pastor's wife, shares her insights on balancing ministry commitments with homeschooling, emphasizing the importance of flexibility and putting people before rigid schedules. The conversation touches on the challenges and rewards of being a ministry family with a homeschooling lifestyle, shedding light on the dynamics of serving both God and community. Abby also shares personal experiences of feeling called to the mission field as a family and the journey of unity and obedience they navigated in discerning God's plan for their lives. Tune in for valuable advice on fostering family unity, serving together, and raising children to embrace God's calling as a vital part of the team. Listen for wisdom on homeschooling, ministry, and the beauty of being united in faith as a family.
Come back tomorrow for the rest of this important four-part conversation.
Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Would you please consider a year-end gift to support the Schoolhouse Rocked ministry?
Homeschool Mom Retreat:
Join Abby Joy, Jamie Erickson, Melissa Sahlstrom, and Mindy Caron at the Fall Homeschool Mom Retreat, October 25th - 27th, at Big Sandy Camp in McGregor, Minnesota. Sign up here.
Recommended Resources:
Podcast Note-Taking Guide
Family Style Learning
Made2Homeschool Community
Family Style Learning on YouTube
Bear Hill Adventures on YouTube
 
📚📖 Ready to start homeschooling? 🏠📓
🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution 🍿 for FREE today and get the 📖 Homeschool Survival Kit 📖 delivered to your inbox immediately!
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Are you in need of a fresh vision for your homeschool? Join us for 4 days of Homeschool Encouragement at the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Use the coupon code PODCAST to save 25% on registration today! 
Discussion Questions:
1. How does the flexibility of homeschooling accommodate families involved in ministry, as discussed by Abby Joy?
2. In what ways does Abby Joy emphasize the importance of prioritizing people over plans in the context of ministry and homeschooling?
3. Abby Joy mentions the challenges and misconceptions surrounding homeschooling within a church community. How can families navigate such situations with grace and understanding?
4. What role does family unity play in homeschooling and ministry, according to Abby Joy's experiences and insights?
5. How can parents involve their children in serving together as a family?
6. Discuss the value of authenticity and vulnerability in modeling a faithfulness to children, as highlighted in the conversation.
7. How does the concept of family vision and mission contribute to building a sense of purpose and unity within a homeschooling household?
10. How can parents effectively integrate faith, education, and service into their homeschooling curriculum to create a holistic learning experience for their children, based on the principles shared by Abby Joy?
Be the most popular mom in your co-op. Get your Schoolhouse Rocked merch here.
SPONSORS:
CTCMath - CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Start your free trial today.
BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.
Apologia – Apologia is a Christ-centered, award-winning homeschool curriculum provider. Our mission is to help homeschooling students and families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith through our print and digital curriculum and online classes.
The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is a part of the Biblical Family Network and a proud member of the Christian Podcast Community.
 
Connect with us:
@schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram
Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook
Schoolhouse Rocked on YouTube
@SRHomeschool on Twitter
Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)

Monday May 27, 2024


 "People come first – before schedules. Being willing to serve is part of homeschooling." ~ Abby Joy
Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel.
Yvette Hampton sits down with guest Abby Joy, a homeschooling mom and pastor's wife, to discuss the joys and of raising a family in ministry, homeschooling her four boys, including identical twins, and the unique experiences they bring. From navigating the differences between her children's learning styles to the blessings and difficulties of raising boys and the power of prayer in shaping their futures, Abby's story is one of faith, love, and dedication to raising godly young men. Join us for a heartfelt conversation on homeschooling, family unity, and the impact of intentional parenting on the next generation.
Come back Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of this important four-part conversation.
Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Would you please consider a year-end gift to support the Schoolhouse Rocked ministry?
Homeschool Mom Retreat:
Join Abby Joy, Jamie Erickson, Melissa Sahlstrom, and Mindy Caron at the Fall Homeschool Mom Retreat, October 25th - 27th, at Big Sandy Camp in McGregor, Minnesota. Sign up here.
Recommended Resources:
Podcast Note-Taking Guide
Family Style Learning
Made2Homeschool Community
Family Style Learning on YouTube
Bear Hill Adventures on YouTube
 
📚📖 Ready to start homeschooling? 🏠📓
🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution 🍿 for FREE today and get the 📖 Homeschool Survival Kit 📖 delivered to your inbox immediately!
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Are you in need of a fresh vision for your homeschool? Join us for 4 days of Homeschool Encouragement at the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Use the coupon code PODCAST to save 25% on registration today! 
Discussion Questions:
1. What challenges did Abby Joy face during her twin pregnancy and the first year after her twins were born? How did she overcome these challenges?
2. In what ways does Abby Joy embrace the unique personalities and learning styles of each of her children, especially her twins?
3. How does Abby Joy navigate homeschooling her children, who are close in age but have different strengths and weaknesses in their educational journey?
4. What insights does Abby Joy share about the importance of raising strong, godly men in today's society?
5. How does Abby Joy's experience as a pastor's daughter and now a pastor's wife influence her approach to ministry and homeschooling?
6. How does homeschooling provide a unique opportunity for fostering family unity and strong sibling bonds, as seen in Abby Joy's experience with her boys?
7. What lessons can moms, learn from Abby Joy's transparency and vulnerability in sharing her struggles and triumphs in homeschooling and ministry?
8. How can families cultivate joy, encouragement, and authenticity in their homeschooling journey, inspired by Abby Joy's example?
Be the most popular mom in your co-op. Get your Schoolhouse Rocked merch here.
SPONSORS:
CTCMath - CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Start your free trial today.
BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.
Apologia – Apologia is a Christ-centered, award-winning homeschool curriculum provider. Our mission is to help homeschooling students and families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith through our print and digital curriculum and online classes.
The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is a part of the Biblical Family Network and a proud member of the Christian Podcast Community.
 
Connect with us:
@schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram
Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook
Schoolhouse Rocked on YouTube
@SRHomeschool on Twitter
Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)

Friday May 24, 2024


 "When we say I can't, what we're really saying is he can't. I don't believe he can." ~ Aby Rinella
Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel.
Discover practical tips for affordable homeschooling in this enlightening special feature from the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Aby Rinella joins Yvette Hampton to give practical advice on how families can teach their children effectively without breaking the bank. Whether you're a single-income family or dealing with the challenges of inflation and tough economic conditions, this episode is packed with valuable insights. They discuss the importance of aligning educational expenses with God’s provisions and share personal experiences of homeschooling on a budget, and without government funding. Learn essential strategies for using resources like public libraries, homemade materials, and more. Subscribe for more and transform your approach to budget-friendly homeschooling today!
Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Would you please consider a year-end gift to support the Schoolhouse Rocked ministry?
Recommended Resources:
Podcast Note-Taking Guide
Strings Attached: The True Cost of School Choice (Special Feature)
Karen DeBeus – The Simple Homeschool Jouney (Bible-Centered Homeschooling
Gifted Hands, by Ben Carson
AbeBooks (used books)
Epson EcoTank Printer (All-in-one)
Clear Sheet Protectors
Wet Erase Markers
Ambleside Online – Free Charlotte Mason Homeschooling
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool
Rainbow Resource Center First Fruits Scholarship Fund
HSDLA Scholarship Fund
 
📚📖 Ready to start homeschooling? 🏠📓
🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution 🍿 for FREE today and get the 📖 Homeschool Survival Kit 📖 delivered to your inbox immediately!
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Are you in need of a fresh vision for your homeschool? Join us for 4 days of Homeschool Encouragement at the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Use the coupon code PODCAST to save 25% on registration today! 
Discussion Questions:
1. How does Aby Rinella articulate the importance of trusting in God's provision when deciding to homeschool on a limited budget? Discuss any personal experiences or stories that relate to this concept.
2. The podcast discusses the societal pressures and status quo regarding income and homeschooling. How does the shift from two-income households to one-income households affect a family’s decision to homeschool?
3. Aby mentions the concept of being stewards of the resources God provides. What are some practical ways homeschooling families can manage their resources effectively?
4. There is a mention of using the Bible and life as complete educational tools. How feasible is this approach in modern homeschooling? What subjects or concepts could be effectively taught using just these tools?
5. Yvette mentions the use of libraries as a resource despite their modern challenges. What are some strategies for making the best use of libraries in a homeschooling curriculum?
6. Both speakers touch on the importance of community in fostering a successful homeschool environment. How can new or struggling homeschool families build or find supportive communities?
7. Aby and Yvette briefly discuss the possibility of working from home while homeschooling. What challenges might arise from this situation, and how could a family overcome them?
8. Discuss the idea presented in the podcast that “God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called.” How does this perspective provide reassurance to parents considering homeschooling but feeling inadequate or unequipped?
Be the most popular mom in your co-op. Get your Schoolhouse Rocked merch here.
SPONSORS:
CTCMath - CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Start your free trial today.
BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.
Apologia – Apologia is a Christ-centered, award-winning homeschool curriculum provider. Our mission is to help homeschooling students and families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith through our print and digital curriculum and online classes.
The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is a part of the Biblical Family Network and a proud member of the Christian Podcast Community.
 
Connect with us:
@schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram
Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook
Schoolhouse Rocked on YouTube
@SRHomeschool on Twitter
Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)

Thursday May 23, 2024


"Use what you have at home to teach—it's about creativity, not cost." ~ Aby Rinella
Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel.
Looking for ways to homeschool without breaking the bank? Join Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast as they delve into practical strategies for making homeschooling affordable. Discover resources like the Rainbow Resource Center's First Fruits Scholarship and HSLDA's fund, tips on obtaining budget-friendly curriculum via thrift shops, eBay, and more. Plus, learn how to utilize your local library and community for free resources and curriculum swapping. Don’t miss out on their insightful discussion on trusting God’s provision and focusing on imparting faith to your children. Subscribe for daily homeschooling encouragement and tips!
Come back tomorrow for the rest of this important four-part conversation.
Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Would you please consider a year-end gift to support the Schoolhouse Rocked ministry?
Recommended Resources:
Podcast Note-Taking Guide
Strings Attached: The True Cost of School Choice (Special Feature)
Karen DeBeus – The Simple Homeschool Jouney (Bible-Centered Homeschooling
Gifted Hands, by Ben Carson
AbeBooks (used books)
Epson EcoTank Printer (All-in-one)
Clear Sheet Protectors
Wet Erase Markers
Ambleside Online – Free Charlotte Mason Homeschooling
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool
Rainbow Resource Center First Fruits Scholarship Fund
HSDLA Scholarship Fund
 
📚📖 Ready to start homeschooling? 🏠📓
🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution 🍿 for FREE today and get the 📖 Homeschool Survival Kit 📖 delivered to your inbox immediately!
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Are you in need of a fresh vision for your homeschool? Join us for 4 days of Homeschool Encouragement at the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Use the coupon code PODCAST to save 25% on registration today! 
Discussion Questions:
1. How did Aby Rinella emphasize the role of faith in the approach to homeschooling affordability, and why do you think this is important for homeschooling families to consider?
2. Yvette Hampton discusses the idea of skill exchange among homeschooling parents. What skills do you have that you could potentially share within your homeschooling community, and what would you want to learn in return?
3. What are some creative ways Aby and Yvette suggest for obtaining affordable homeschooling curriculum and supplies? Have you tried any of these methods, and what was your experience?
4. Yvette and Aby discuss the importance of homeschooling with excellence and thriving rather than just getting by. What does this mean to you, and how do you implement this philosophy in your homeschooling?
5. The idea of communal resources like libraries and group curriculum purchases was highlighted in the discussion. How can these resources play a pivotal role in making homeschooling more affordable and community-oriented?
6. Given the various ways to save on homeschooling costs mentioned in the episode, which ones have you not considered before but think could work for you? How might you go about implementing these strategies?
7. The episode encourages trying out curriculum samples before making purchases. Can you share an experience where doing so saved you from a bad investment, or conversely, led you to a great educational resource?
8. Yvette and Aby discuss the importance of community support in homeschooling. How can new or isolated homeschooling families begin to build or integrate into such supportive communities? What steps might they take?
Be the most popular mom in your co-op. Get your Schoolhouse Rocked merch here.
SPONSORS:
CTCMath - CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Start your free trial today.
BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.
Apologia – Apologia is a Christ-centered, award-winning homeschool curriculum provider. Our mission is to help homeschooling students and families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith through our print and digital curriculum and online classes.
The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is a part of the Biblical Family Network and a proud member of the Christian Podcast Community.
 
Connect with us:
@schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram
Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook
Schoolhouse Rocked on YouTube
@SRHomeschool on Twitter
Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)

Wednesday May 22, 2024


“Homeschooling isn't just an educational choice, it's a lifestyle commitment." ~ Aby Rinella
Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel.
Discover essential homeschooling financial advice in this episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast, where Yvette Hampton talks with Aby Rinella about keeping homeschooling affordable. Learn about setting budgets, the impact of social media on spending, and practical ways to reduce everyday expenses. Aby offers innovative ideas such as the "wait a week to buy" rule, and shares why teaching financial responsibility to children is crucial. Get ready to be inspired to make smart sacrifices for your homeschooling lifestyle. Subscribe for more tips and share this valuable resource with fellow homeschooling families!
Come back tomorrow for the rest of this important four-part conversation.
Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Would you please consider a year-end gift to support the Schoolhouse Rocked ministry?
Recommended Resources:
Podcast Note-Taking Guide
Strings Attached: The True Cost of School Choice (Special Feature)
Karen DeBeus – The Simple Homeschool Jouney (Bible-Centered Homeschooling
Gifted Hands, by Ben Carson
AbeBooks (used books)
Epson EcoTank Printer (All-in-one)
Clear Sheet Protectors
Wet Erase Markers
Ambleside Online – Free Charlotte Mason Homeschooling
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool
Rainbow Resource Center First Fruits Scholarship Fund
HSDLA Scholarship Fund
 
📚📖 Ready to start homeschooling? 🏠📓
🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution 🍿 for FREE today and get the 📖 Homeschool Survival Kit 📖 delivered to your inbox immediately!
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Are you in need of a fresh vision for your homeschool? Join us for 4 days of Homeschool Encouragement at the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Use the coupon code PODCAST to save 25% on registration today! 
Discussion Questions:
1. How can implementing a no-spend month influence a family’s financial health, and what challenges might they face during this period?
2. What are some strategies to help resist the urge for impulse buying, especially with easily accessible platforms like Amazon?
3. Can you share personal experiences where you significantly cut down on grocery costs by using the tip of putting back a few items or other techniques? How effective was it?
4. What are some practical ways to encourage teens to be mindful of their spending, particularly in regard to social media influences or purchasing beauty products?
5. In what ways do you think the current generation's sense of entitlement impacts their financial decisions and long-term saving habits?
6. How critical is the role of sacrifice in maintaining an affordable homeschooling lifestyle, and what are some major sacrifices that families might have to consider?
7. Aby Rinella talks about the benefits of kids contributing financially to their activities. How can this principle be applied effectively without putting undue pressure on children?
8. Discuss the impact of not giving kids everything they want on their overall development and understanding of financial responsibility.
9. How have social pressures and advertising influenced our buying choices and what steps can be taken to educate ourselves and our children against these influences?
10. What are some budgeting strategies or financial tools that homeschooling families can use to better allocate resources and plan for expenses?
Be the most popular mom in your co-op. Get your Schoolhouse Rocked merch here.
SPONSORS:
CTCMath - CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Start your free trial today.
BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.
Apologia – Apologia is a Christ-centered, award-winning homeschool curriculum provider. Our mission is to help homeschooling students and families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith through our print and digital curriculum and online classes.
The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is a part of the Biblical Family Network and a proud member of the Christian Podcast Community.
 
Connect with us:
@schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram
Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook
Schoolhouse Rocked on YouTube
@SRHomeschool on Twitter
Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)

Monday May 20, 2024


 "When we say I can't, what we're really saying is he can't. I don't believe he can." ~ Aby Rinella
Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel.
Discover practical tips for affordable homeschooling in this enlightening episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Aby Rinella joins Yvette Hampton to give practical advice on how families can teach their children effectively without breaking the bank. Whether you're a single-income family or dealing with the challenges of inflation and tough economic conditions, this episode is packed with valuable insights. They discuss the importance of aligning educational expenses with God’s provisions and share personal experiences of homeschooling on a budget, and without government funding. Learn essential strategies for using resources like public libraries, homemade materials, and more. Subscribe for more and transform your approach to budget-friendly homeschooling today!
Come back Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of this important four-part conversation.
Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Would you please consider a year-end gift to support the Schoolhouse Rocked ministry?
Recommended Resources:
Podcast Note-Taking Guide
Strings Attached: The True Cost of School Choice (Special Feature)
Karen DeBeus – The Simple Homeschool Jouney (Bible-Centered Homeschooling
Gifted Hands, by Ben Carson
AbeBooks (used books)
Epson EcoTank Printer (All-in-one)
Clear Sheet Protectors
Wet Erase Markers
Ambleside Online – Free Charlotte Mason Homeschooling
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool
Rainbow Resource Center First Fruits Scholarship Fund
HSDLA Scholarship Fund
 
📚📖 Ready to start homeschooling? 🏠📓
🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution 🍿 for FREE today and get the 📖 Homeschool Survival Kit 📖 delivered to your inbox immediately!
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Are you in need of a fresh vision for your homeschool? Join us for 4 days of Homeschool Encouragement at the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Use the coupon code PODCAST to save 25% on registration today! 
Discussion Questions:
1. How does Aby Rinella articulate the importance of trusting in God's provision when deciding to homeschool on a limited budget? Discuss any personal experiences or stories that relate to this concept.
2. The podcast discusses the societal pressures and status quo regarding income and homeschooling. How does the shift from two-income households to one-income households affect a family’s decision to homeschool?
3. Aby mentions the concept of being stewards of the resources God provides. What are some practical ways homeschooling families can manage their resources effectively?
4. There is a mention of using the Bible and life as complete educational tools. How feasible is this approach in modern homeschooling? What subjects or concepts could be effectively taught using just these tools?
5. Yvette mentions the use of libraries as a resource despite their modern challenges. What are some strategies for making the best use of libraries in a homeschooling curriculum?
6. Both speakers touch on the importance of community in fostering a successful homeschool environment. How can new or struggling homeschool families build or find supportive communities?
7. Aby and Yvette briefly discuss the possibility of working from home while homeschooling. What challenges might arise from this situation, and how could a family overcome them?
8. Discuss the idea presented in the podcast that “God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called.” How does this perspective provide reassurance to parents considering homeschooling but feeling inadequate or unequipped?
Be the most popular mom in your co-op. Get your Schoolhouse Rocked merch here.
9. How can implementing a no-spend month influence a family’s financial health, and what challenges might they face during this period?
10. What are some strategies to help resist the urge for impulse buying, especially with easily accessible platforms like Amazon?
11. Can you share personal experiences where you significantly cut down on grocery costs by using the tip of putting back a few items or other techniques? How effective was it?
12. What are some practical ways to encourage teens to be mindful of their spending, particularly in regard to social media influences or purchasing beauty products?
13. In what ways do you think the current generation's sense of entitlement impacts their financial decisions and long-term saving habits?
14. How critical is the role of sacrifice in maintaining an affordable homeschooling lifestyle, and what are some major sacrifices that families might have to consider?
15. Aby Rinella talks about the benefits of kids contributing financially to their activities. How can this principle be applied effectively without putting undue pressure on children?
16. Discuss the impact of not giving kids everything they want on their overall development and understanding of financial responsibility.
17. How have social pressures and advertising influenced our buying choices and what steps can be taken to educate ourselves and our children against these influences?
18. What are some budgeting strategies or financial tools that homeschooling families can use to better allocate resources and plan for expenses?
19. How did Aby Rinella emphasize the role of faith in the approach to homeschooling affordability, and why do you think this is important for homeschooling families to consider?
20. Yvette Hampton discusses the idea of skill exchange among homeschooling parents. What skills do you have that you could potentially share within your homeschooling community, and what would you want to learn in return?
21. What are some creative ways Aby and Yvette suggest for obtaining affordable homeschooling curriculum and supplies? Have you tried any of these methods, and what was your experience?
22. Yvette and Aby discuss the importance of homeschooling with excellence and thriving rather than just getting by. What does this mean to you, and how do you implement this philosophy in your homeschooling?
23. The idea of communal resources like libraries and group curriculum purchases was highlighted in the discussion. How can these resources play a pivotal role in making homeschooling more affordable and community-oriented?
24. Given the various ways to save on homeschooling costs mentioned in the episode, which ones have you not considered before but think could work for you? How might you go about implementing these strategies?
25. The episode encourages trying out curriculum samples before making purchases. Can you share an experience where doing so saved you from a bad investment, or conversely, led you to a great educational resource?
26. Yvette and Aby discuss the importance of community support in homeschooling. How can new or isolated homeschooling families begin to build or integrate into such supportive communities? What steps might they take?
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