Homeschooling In The North Woods: a homeschooling podcast
By Alisha Brignall & Amanda Krajniak
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Homeschooling in the North Woods is a homeschool podcast where Alisha (Canadian) and Amanda (American) have real conversations about the topics that matter to you, a homeschooling parent. Amanda & Alisha are both secular homeschoolers so a lot of their discussions come from a secular homeschooling view. They hope that you are encouraged and inspired each time you have a listen secular or not. Along with the podcast Homeschooling in the Northwoods is also a website full of resources. Check it out at www.homeschoolinginthenorthwoods.com
||Clean‘Twas The Night Before Christmas||A big thank you go out to our amazing listeners. This adorable episode would not be possible without you! We hope you and your family have the MERRIEST Christmas! In this episode our listeners read us the classic poem ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas.||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Unique Gift Ideas for Homeschool Kids||With the holidays just around the corner we are on the lookout for some amazing unique gifts for our kids, and while we are at it we thought that we would share with you some of our favourites. Finding the perfect gift.||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKids and Technology||We all know how the internet is both a blessing and a curse. Never before have homeschoolers been able to access the sheer amount of information at the touch of a button in real time. The internet has made homeschooling much easier,||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching Gratitude and Thankfulness in your Homeschool||Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American listeners. What is it to be thankful or to show gratitude? Do you teach gratitude and thankfulness in your homeschool? In this episode we explore what it means to be grateful.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHomeschooling While Following Your Passion||Does homeschooling mean that you have to give up the things that you love? A listener asked us if one could still homeschool while following their passion. Spoiler Alert: You can! It’s no surprise that both Amanda and I follow our own passions while h||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHomeschooling When You Are Not Feeling Well||As with everything in life, some weeks can be harder than others. Homeschooling is no exception to that. Some days fly by, while others continue to drag on. When you are not feeling well physically; the days can drag on slower than you could have ever .||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat To Do With All That Halloween Candy||Happy Halloween! Halloween marks the end of a week of fun, festivities, and chaos. If you and your little ghoul are Trick-or-Treating tonight there is only one question that is high on your mind…. What are you going to do with all of that Halloween||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFun Halloween Ideas for Kids||Every family has it’s own traditions that hold special meaning for them. For some it is Christmas, for some it’s Thanksgiving, for others it can even be Cyber Monday, but for our podcast co-host Alisha; it is all about Halloween!||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoadschooling with Merry About Town||One of the most beautiful things about Homeschooling is that it looks different for each family that begins this journey. This week we sat down with Merry Kuchle who is starting her own journey both literally and figuratively.||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuccessful Homeschooling with Little Ones Underfoot||Some days Homeschooling can be a struggle. Maybe no-one got enough sleep, or your child was stuck on a relatively hard math problem, or maybe everyone has a case of cabin fever. Whatever it is, some days are harder than others.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstanding Schedules and Routines in the Homeschool||Homeschooling can look very different for each family. This is one of the reasons why homeschooling is so great for individual children. While navigating the myriad of choices when home educating you may come across different opinions on how to set up .||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecular in a Christian World||Secular homeschooling presents it’s own challenges while home educating in a primarily Christian culture. From having to edit out parts of purchased curriculum or declining co-op invitations, or wading through blog posts not written for a secular audi||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmbrace the Mess; Incorporating Arts in the Homeschool||Many a homeschool family realize the importance of introducing art in their homeschool, however some families struggle with it more than others. In this episode, one of our listeners, Nadine takes the opportunity to interview Amanda for ideas and suppo.||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes Your Homeschool Need A Schoolroom?||Is a schoolroom necessary for a Homeschool family? Do you have a schoolroom or do you homeschool all over the house? In this episode we discuss the seasons of life (and homeschool) and how they affect the need of a dedicated place to store and use (or .||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUsing Loop Scheduling to Tame Chaos in the Homeschool||How Do You Plan Your Homeschool Year? Are you a planner? Do you like to have your whole homeschool laid out day by day? Or is planning a non-existent word when it comes to the way that you run your homeschool?||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStorytelling with Julie Bogart of Brave Writer||Learning how to be able to express yourself is one of the most important things that we want to instil in our children as homeschoolers. However, there are many different ways of doing just that. (this post may contain affiliate links,||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDownplaying Our Homeschool for Public School Friends||Do you share your homeschooling experiences wholeheartedly? On this episode we talk about how sometimes when sharing about our homeschool on social media it is met with distain by our public school friends.||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving Your Kids the Gift Of Freedom||Lets be honest, at 18 our kids will have total freedom. Freedom to wear what they want, listen to what they want, eat what they want and even go where they want. Rather than having them crash and burn because of all the choices and sudden freedom lets .||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 Books Every Homeschool Parent Should Read||With so many books for homeschool parents out there, which ones are worth your time to read? Since we know that your time is limited, we have rounded up our top 10 picks so you don’t have to! Psst… ENTER GIVEAWAY BELOW!!!||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Homeschooling Your Job?||One simple question, led to such a deep conversation. Yes? No? Maybe? We found this question to be much harder to answer because of all the other stuff that goes with it. It opened the door to question how others see us, how we see ourselves,||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet Homeschooling in the North Woods Podcast||We never really set out to create a podcast. We really enjoy homeschool podcasts ourselves, and we felt that there was a voice that was missing. A voice that could contribute to the discussions around homeschooling and life in the podcast world.||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet Amanda – Homeschooling in the North Woods Podcast Host||Listen to a Q&A with Amanda. Amanda is an artist turned homeschool mom with two amazing kiddos and a proud Yooper! She has her B.F.A in Photography and recently sold her studio of 11years to stay home and homeschool.||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet Alisha – Homeschooling in the North Woods Podcast Host||Listen to a Q&A with Alisha. Alisha is a passionate homeschooling advocate and frequent Starbucks visitor. She works at home part-time as a homeschooling consultant and founder of Inspired (secular homeschooling conference in Calgary, Alberta,||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great homeschool topics!
Great podcast! Listened to all of the episodes in one day! Looking forward to more.
Awesome new voices in homeschooling
I'm loving the conversations in this podcast. I listen to A LOT of homeschooling podcasts, yet I still felt there was room for more voices. You don't see many secular (this doesn't mean no faith!) podcast in the HS community and it is refreshing! Loved the interview with Julie Bogart!! More more please!
Loving this podcast already!
This new podcast is surprising me. With so many homeschool podcasts out there, they have actually managed to have episodes on topics I have not heard anyone else talk about.