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I thought this was encouraging for all of us…

I really appreciate that each interview includes the question “What would you have done differently?”. I think the recurring theme is “relax”. Last year, just starting out with a 5 year old and a 2 year old, I quickly had to keep school fairly relaxed in order for all of us to stay sane. But sometimes I’ve worried that I’m not doing enough. It’s nice to get the encouragement that it will be O.K. from those who have many years of experience and perspective.

My response was:
“We didn’t plan the theme of RELAX, but I guess that’s what is on everyone’s heart.”

Personally, I think we live in a society that is too busy & too stressed!
The idea of RELAXING is so appropriate for all of us. I’ve had lots of listeners mention that relaxing is what is most encouraging. I know that’s God talking to all of us!

AND…I’ll be talking about relaxing & choosing your homeschool activities tomorrow.

If you’ve missed any of these interviews that encourage all of us, grab the recordings right here.

So, Who's on deck today?

free art interview from Tricia Hodges | HomeschoolSuperHeroes.comThis afternoon, you can hear Tricia Hodges, of Southern Hodge Podge. You’ve already heard of Tricia because she had several giveaways on our blog yesterday. You can still enter to win, as well as grab your instant downloads here. Tricia has some great resources to help moms who aren’t artistic. She’ll be sharing how to teach art in your homeschool…even if you can’t draw a stick figure.

free interview from Homeschool Super Hero, Kim Kautzer | HomeschoolSuperHeroes.comKim Kautzer, of Write Shop, will tackle another subject that “seems” difficult. . . Teaching Writing.  She’ll encourage you to help your reluctant writers and give some easy tips to keep you focused on improving your children’s writing.  Don’t miss her tonight.

Kim is also providing a freebie to everyone today.  She is giving away a copy of Story Builders: World of Animals. It sells for $7.95 regularly, but you can get a copy for free here.

Story Builders: World of Animals from WriteShop.com | giveaway on HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

And...Today's Giveaway!!!

You can enter to win a copy of Write Shop: Primary.  These are the writing lessons that Kim wrote to help homeschoolers.  If you win, you can choose which level you would like.  Scroll down to the form & enter now!

write shop primary giveaway from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com


If you haven’t registered for Homeschool Super Heroes, it’s not too late to hear Tricia & Kim. Click here to register.

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  1. WriteShop is our FAVORITE writing curriculum! I have one who really struggles with creative writing (we are in Primary B). Even with Guided Writing he gets frustrated. So these animal story cards are GREAT! Thank you so much for he freebie!

  2. Also, (what I am really supposed to be commenting about) … the Super Hero series inspires me to keep on in subjects where I don’t feel “qualified”. There are so many varied resources out there from where I can glean expert advice.

  3. These interviews have been so encouraging and inspiring to ALL homeschoolers! I could make a list a mile long of things that stood out to me. The one thing that continues to stand out to me as I listen to the speakers is the importance of helping your children develop a strong relationship with God – making sure that they have their quiet time in the Word and that we read the Bible together. I also loved hearing Tricia talk about art. I tend to shy away from it, because it is messy but I know that it only takes practice and that I can do it. The long term benefits outweigh the mess! I also need to remember to use my time wisely, relax, and always have fun while teaching. Tricia mentioned that it is imperative that husbands play their natural role in the homeschool. Our husbands have talents and those talents naturally involve them in the schooling of our children. I realized my husband is helping more than I thought. His skills differ from mine but help create a balance in our day and in my daughter’s education. I can’t wait to hear Kim speak. I hope to use her curriculum this year – I plan on purchasing it after our vacation. I would love to win it!!!! Thank you for all of the wonderful freebies too.

    1. Tracey,
      Thanks again…I will be sure to let Tricia know of your kind words.
      I wholeheartedly agree with your comment about husbands. They do alot more than moms often realize.

  4. I just finished listening to Kim’s interview and I had to come back here to say thank you to her for the wonderful writing tips. They are greatly appreciated! I plan on giving Alyssa more options or choices when working on writing assignments. I made the mistake of telling her to write about whatever she wanted one day – that lack of structure and freedom to choose hindered my daughter’s creativity and definitely left her feeling overwhelmed. Lesson learned! When I taught in the public school system the writing curriculum was already done for us. I didn’t have the challenge of planning the actual lessons. We made adjustments and differentiated for children. This year I will definitely be more productive after hearing the encouraging words of Kim. One comment hit me hard . . . I need to “play” more. We have loads of fun in school, but I am talking about spending more time with my daughter “outside” of school. I get stuck in a “homeschool teacher” rut at times and will definitely be more purposeful with my time as a mom (take off the teacher hat). I also wanted to say thank you to Kerry and her daughters for organizing this event. I gain more wisdom and confidence every year with every interview I listen to. Have a blessed day!

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