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Homeschool? How? Why? 24 Yrs & 7 Kids. Plus Academic Tips for All. Episode 99

God has called me to encourage and equip ALL MOMS, no matter where your children receive their education.  I know that circumstances are unique for every family.  Even though I've been a homeschool mom for 24 years, my ministry is not limited to just homeschoolers. That being said, I do get a lot of questions about homeschooling, and this week I decided to answer your questions.  I thought I'd give you a little peek into my heart and mind on my choices about education for my kids in episode 99 of the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast. Here's the questions we'll be covering in Episode 99 of the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast:Why do I not like the word, "Homeschooling" and what do I like instead?How does Homeschooling differ from other options?What are the PROS & CONS  of homeschooling and what do I do about the cons if I decide to homeschool?How can I manage my littles when I need to teach the older kids?  Val will share SEVEN tips on this question!!!What should my homeschool schedule look like?How can I help my children reach MASTERY in their different subjects?No matter what education option you choose, in this episode you will find some academic helps for all all of you!  Such as, learning some skills for helping your student to achieve MASTERY of each of their subjects.  Doesn't it feel like we are constantly making difficult decisions about our children's lives.  We wrestle with each choice. We stress. We pray.  We just so badly want to  choose well in our parenting. Where your kids go to school and how they get their education  is just one of the many ways you strive to do what is best for your child.  None of us are cookie-cutter families. We each have unique plans and purposes. It's okay for us to not choose the same options for our families.  RESOURCES mentioned in this episode:Val's  downloadable booklet for Simple Homeschool Systems "Homeschooling in Real Life."Val's downloadable booklet for the High School Years of homeschooling "Roadmap to College."www.CrossSeven.org for awesome learning memory songsEpisode about the Work Ethic & the Habit of Happiness, Episode 7Episode about Getting Kids to Listen the First Time, Episode 5Episode for Scheduling a Littles Day, Episode 19

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Do you long to be a more intentional mom but you feel overwhelmed or weary or just don't have a clear path to the next step toward a successful family life? The Practically Speaking MOM, Val Harrison, is here to bring some order to the chaos and some focus to the confusion. You don’t have to be the perfect mom to have a strong family, you need a plan! Join author, speaker, mother of seven, and grandma of two, as she shares wisdom and encouragement about the six areas of an intentional mom's life. You'll learn from her years of experience, successes, mistakes and redemption. Val and her husband Rich, married 28 years, have three married children, two more in college, and two in her homeschool. This podcast covers all stages of parenting, from babies to toddlers to teens and beyond. Val wants to encourage you to not become weary in your work as an intentional mom, "Even with all its unique personalities, imperfections and scars; your family is God's masterpiece. Your efforts matter in this worthy journey of motherhood." Galations 6:9 says, "Do not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time you'll reap a harvest if you do not give up." Let's walk this marathon journey of motherhood TOGETHER, right here, every Monday on the Practically Speaking MOM podcast, the place for an intentional mom to build a strong family.