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Welcome to the Home Solutions Podcast! You will get to listen in on some great conversations with wonderful guests all designed to equip us as homeschooling moms. Then once a month, we will be opening up the Bible together applying God’s word to our long, blessed, but often challenging days. It is my hope as we gather together in this space, we will encourage one another with some practical, Biblical solutions. I am so glad you are here... Wendy Speake, Host

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Episode Archive

HS Episode #204 — Kate Battistelli — Raising Creative Kids

HS Episode #204 — Kate Battistelli — Raising Creative Kids

On today’s show we talk with Kate Batistelli about raising our children to do amazing things for the glory of God. During the conversation, however, we turn our attention back to the moms… and challenge ourselves to live life with a “Here I am, send me” availability to whatever God calls us to as well.

HS #202: Turn Your Homeschool Challenges Into “Challenges” with Wendy Speake

HS #202: Turn Your Homeschool Challenges Into “Challenges” with Wendy Speake

Everyone has challenges! But we all have a choice to make regarding how we respond to our challenges and the challenges of those we love (and teach.) Do we let them challenge us to the point that we can’t deal with the issues lovingly? Or do we deal with the challenges in a Christlike way? This has to do with our challenges and our children’s challenges. Today we’re talking about turning our kids’ challenges into “challenges” that help them pinpoint and then grow in those areas. Getting angry and allowing their struggles to become a matter of contention in our homes isn’t helping anyone. So let’s get creative and find some practical solutions together!

HS 200: When Marriage Stress Affects the Homeschool with Amber Lia

HS 200: When Marriage Stress Affects the Homeschool with Amber Lia

"Don't discuss triggered issues in the middle of a triggered moment. -Amber Lia

HS 198: Homeschooling Boys with Monica Swanson

HS 198: Homeschooling Boys with Monica Swanson

Today’s podcast is for the Boy Mom in our midst!

HS 196: The Introverted Homeschool Mom with Jamie Martin

HS 196: The Introverted Homeschool Mom with Jamie Martin

Motherhood is beautiful; motherhood is hard. All moms understand this paradoxical truth. Yet introverted mothers face unique challenges. When our quiet nature collides with our often loud role, frustration and guilt result. We wonder why motherhood feels at odds with our personality, and in our darkest moments fear we’re simply not cut out for the job. This experience can be especially challenging for introverted homescooling moms!

HS 193: Troubles in the Homeschool, with Wendy Speake

HS 193: Troubles in the Homeschool, with Wendy Speake

Here on the show every week you’ll get to listen in on some great conversations, with wonderful guests, all designed to equip us as homeschooling moms. And then once a month, we’ll be opening up the Bible together, applying God’s Word to our long, blessed, but often challenging days. It is my hope as we gather together in this space, we will encourage one another with some practical, biblical solutions.

HS 192: Passing the Baton with Wendy Speake

HS 192: Passing the Baton with Wendy Speake

All good things must come to an end and this is one of those cases. I have decided to turn my focus to Morning Baskets in 2020 and beyond and therefore am stepping down as host of the Homeschool Solutions show. But never fear, I am leaving you in great hands. Enter Wendy Speake, homeschool mom and blogger extraordinaire. She is taking the helm of the show and carrying it into the next decade. Join us today to get to know Wendy and hear her vision for the show.

Audioblog Archive

HS 207 [AUDIOBLOG] College Preparation for the Homeschooled Teen: How You Can Be SURE You're Doing Enough by Ann Karako.

HS 207 [AUDIOBLOG] College Preparation for the Homeschooled Teen: How You Can Be SURE You're Doing Enough by Ann Karako.

In this episode, Ann eases your fears about what it really takes to get your teen ready to handle college coursework. You'll discover that you CAN do this thing and it won't be as difficult as you think. Be encouraged and gain ideas to implement that will build your confidence that your teen won't be missing anything important needed to succeed.

HS 203 - [AUDIOBLOG] - There's No Silver Bullet in Homeschooling by Judy Sarden

HS 203 - [AUDIOBLOG] - There's No Silver Bullet in Homeschooling by Judy Sarden

"You're giving your children a world-class education that the schools could never begin to give your child...," Judy Sarden

HS 201: 10 Things That Are Easier When You Homeschool by Ginny Yurich

HS 201: 10 Things That Are Easier When You Homeschool by Ginny Yurich

Listen in today as Ginny shares her ideas about 10 Things That Are Easier When You Homeschool.

HS 199: Why I Am Glad That I Homeschooled by Dr. Jay Wile

HS 199: Why I Am Glad That I Homeschooled by Dr. Jay Wile

In today's audioblog, Dr. Jay Wile discusses why homeschooling was the best option for his family, and especially his daughter. Be sure to visit his websites to find out more about the science textbooks he writes, which are geared specifically towards homeschoolers.

HS 197 Audioblog: Dear Exhausted Homeschool Mom, by Ana Willis

HS 197 Audioblog: Dear Exhausted Homeschool Mom, by Ana Willis

Today, Ana Willis reads one of her most popular blog articles: a letter written to the exhausted homeschooling mom who strives for perfection. Come along as she explains how she stopped striving for perfection to pursue joy, peace, and good memories instead.

HS 194: Homeschooling Encouragement with Sally Clarkson

HS 194: Homeschooling Encouragement with Sally Clarkson

Sally shares with us the story of how she caught the vision to homeschool her family and what a tremendous blessing it was. Not only did it foster a deep love relationship among their family members, but homeschooling helped to cultivate three specific things in the Clarkson household.

HS 195 Audioblog: Of Dates and Dynasties, by Judy Wnuk

HS 195 Audioblog: Of Dates and Dynasties, by Judy Wnuk

Listen in as Judy talks a bit about what really brings history's names and dates alive in the homeschool setting, and why it's important.