The Crazy Real, Real Crazy Podcast
By The Crazy Real, Real Crazy Podcast
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Join me, Amy Dingmann, veteran homeschooling mom, as I talk about homeschooling, parenting, and life in a crazy real, real crazy way.
||CleanAnxiety About Homeschooling High School? Don’t Say This.||It’s not uncommon to have some anxiety about homeschooling high school. The high school years tend to bring out every single worry and concern that we successfully kept hidden while doing elementary art projects and morning basket story times.||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere did the homeschooling high school community go?||It’s a commonly asked question once you reach the years of homeschooling high school: where did the homeschooling high school community go? (Don’t want to read all these words? You can listen instead by pressing play on the podcast player at the top||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHomeschool Moms: You are Not Always the Best Teacher for Your Kid||You are an amazing teacher. You are kind and good and hardworking and full of knowledge and many other things that a good teacher should be. But, having said that, there is something we need to get straight. You are not always the best teacher […]||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Truth About Productivity (that You Need to Hear!)||Hey there, go-getter! Feeling frustrated because you’ve got a list of things you want to do but you just can’t seem to get them done? Listen up, because I want to tell you a huge truth about productivity that doesn’t always get pointed out by […||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLess Time Can Help You Be More Productive||I get a lot of questions about time management and tips that will help people be more productive with the time they have. Now, I’m not an expert—at all—but I do effectively handle a pretty full plate most of the time. I homeschool my kids, […]||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould You Quit Your Homeschool Co-op?||Homeschool co-ops. They’re a thing. Should you join one? Are you in one? Is it working? If things go awry, how do you know if it’s time to (gasp) quit your homeschool co-op? (Don’t want to read all these words? You can listen instead by […]||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDear Graduate: It’s Normal (A Reality Based Commencement Speech)||Dear Graduate, Thank you for inviting me here to speak to you. I know you’re expecting I’ve come to tell you the world belongs to you and then inspire you to go out and conquer it. To take the bull by both horns and throw […]||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWant Independent Homeschoolers? Teach Them These Two Things||Years ago as a brand new homeschooling mom, I would hear people gush about the fact that homeschooled children are so darn independent. I looked into the future and assumed our days would eventually play out with us going about our own thing,||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrade Levels: Stop Freaking Out When Someone Asks||Some time ago, I wondered aloud on social media about grade levels in homeschooling. I asked how many people in my circle of peeps were homeschooling a child 7th grade or older. Innocent enough question, I thought. And it was for the most part. It […]||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Dad is Against Homeschooling||Uh-oh. That thing where dad is against homeschooling, but you’re completely in love with the idea. How do you deal with this? This is actually one of the more common questions I get at The Hmmmschooling Mom Facebook page and it’s generally along th||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 Things I’ve Been Called in 10 Years of Homeschooling||Upon reaching the decade mark in our homeschooling journey, I took some time to reflect on the many things I’ve been called over the years. The irony is that for every thing I’ve been called, I’ve also been called some thing that is completely the||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen to Change Homeschool Curriculum, and When to Push Through||You bought that shiny curriculum because your research on it (and the knowledge of how your kids think) told you it would be perfect. You bought that curriculum because your kids said it sounded good. Because you thought it sounded good.||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy I’m Not Going to Bad-mouth Public School||As a member of the homeschooling community for almost a decade now, I hear a lot of public school bashing and bad-mouthing. Maybe that shouldn’t surprise me. I mean, as a homeschooler, shouldn’t I be anti-public school?||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 Things Homeschooled Teens Need From Their Parents||Homeschooling older kids can sometimes seem tricky—it’s easy for parents to feel increasingly unsure of where they fit in the scheme of things. However, I think we tend to make things trickier than they need to be.||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHomeschooling Teens: 5 Ways It’s Easier||While there are challenges when homeschooling teens, there are also many ways that homeschooling becomes easier and more enjoyable as your kids grow and mature. Here are five ways that life is more awesome when you are homeschooling teens.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo the Mom Who Doesn’t Have a Tribe||Lately I’ve heard chatter in the mom world from gals who feel as though they can’t find their tribe. Their people. The gals they feel comfortable hanging with. Their friends. Their support. Which is a total bummer.||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Best Homeschooling Advice from a Teen||As homeschooling parents, we’re always looking for the best homeschooling advice. But are we asking the right people for the advice? After a recent conversation with my son, I’m looking at homeschooling advice in a different way.||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParenting is Hard: 9 Reasons Why||I always knew I wanted to be a mom. I envisioned it as a blissful, magical thing of helping to raise up a generation of Awesome. But if we’re honest, there are a lot of things that aren’t on your radar until you actually enter […]||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHomeschooling Older Kids: 5 Ways it Can Get Harder||As luck would have it, we’ve been at this homeschooling gig for awhile. We’re now entering the high school years, and while I don’t want to change the path we’re on, I can definitely admit there are some things that can get a little harder […]||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHomeschool Family Relationships: How to Handle Always Being Together||How many of you decided to homeschool partly because you wanted lots of that togetherness that comes with homeschool family relationships? Ok, now fess up. How many of you, at some point in your homeschooling journey,||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This was just awesome to listen to. Super real and helpful, fun and fulfilling. I found it super relatable and an over all good listen.
I have listened to all of the episodes, and found each one worthwhile - love the topics and greatly appreciate Amy's transparency. And they're short enough for a busy homeschool mom to listen to! As a mom with younger kids than hers, I have found her wisdom encouraging in a very realistic, practical way. After listening, instead of a set of ideals and practices to struggle to implement, I can heave a sigh of relief that I'm on the right path. Love it!
Super informative and encouraging!
This podcast is super informative and encouraging. The ideas (especially for middle school homeschool moms) is wonderful!
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