Nature Study with Older Students
This week, Renee and Karen chat with Anne Marie McCollum again about engaging with nature, this time with older students. Join us to hear how she teaches Natural History, Biology, and Botany; the resources she uses, and how she includes literature and poetry to inspire her students to love the natural world.
On Homeschooling an Only Child
In this episode Renee and Karen chat with homeschooling mom, Kate Alba, about the challenges and blessings of homeschooling an only child, her 13 year old daughter. Kate likens it to navigating a sailing ship as opposed to a cargo ship, so if you are in the same boat, join us for some encouragement and ideas.
Organizing Books "like a Christian"
In this episode, Kobi LeBlanc joins Renee and Karen to share how she organizes her many books, organizes them 'like a Christian" (to borrow a phrase from Wes Callihan), and how she creates a beautiful and workable space that inspires and delights.
Homeschooling on a Budget (with Rebekah Leland)
This week Renee and Karen chat with Rebekah Leland about her own homeschooling years in a big family and how she strives to give her five children a rich education on a budget. She offers ideas for sharing resources with friends and opportunities to educate herself for free. Plus they discuss what it costs our families to homeschool and why it is worth the sacrifice.
For the Love of Place
In this episode, Renee and Karen chat with Anne Marie McCollum about the importance of getting outside with our kids and how being in nature forms us as we experience the revelation of God in His creation, helps us to develop the habit of attention, and stimulates the vagus nerve which promotes a healthy soul! Join us for this inspiring and informative conversation!
In this week's episode, Renee and Karen discuss The Hearth, a year long, bi-monthly group for homeschool moms! Renee shares her vision for the group, how if came to be, who it is for, and how it can support and encourage you and give you " a seat at the table."
What We Wish We Could Tell Our Younger Selves
In this week's episode, Emily, Renee, and Karen discuss things we wish we could tell our younger selves (with a diversion into teen girls and fashion) and Emily answers a question from the Dwell Facebook page about co-ops. Then they say goodbye to Emily as she needs to pare down her responsibilities to give more time to her family and her schools.
Hannah Coulter, part 3
Join Emily, Renee, and Karen as they conclude their discussion of Wendell Berry's novel, Hannah Coulter. This week they think about the notion looking back at life with gratitude, what it means to “live right on”, and how place is always a reminder.
Hannah Coulter, Part 2
Join Emily, Renee, and Karen as they continue their three-part discussion of Wendell Berry's novel, Hannah Coulter. This week they discuss Hannah’s role as mother: how work and play bring children into the membership, the importance of education while potentially leading a child away from home, and what is the better life. Thanks for tuning in!