016 Tammy Lindsey

In this episode you will hear an interview with Tammy Lindsey, mom of the Lindsey Family as we talk about music, homeschooling, traveling while homeschooling, and living in an old school house.

Meet Tammy Lindsey

Alan and Tammy Lindsey

Alan and Tammy Lindsey

Wife of Alan and mother to eleven, Mama (Tammy) is the heart of the family. She likes to say that she’s produced more talent than anyone in the band! (Though in reality we know we have God to thank for that!) She joins in vocals and aspires to learn some instrument someday – when all of the children are grown and stop surpassing her every time she tries! Right now, she tends younger children and manages the scheduling for the band. She loves to write and has added one song to the family’s repertoire so far. She spends most of her time supervising a bustling home, training children, and overseeing homeschooling. She is also the encourager of the family and has mercy to spare!

Resources and Announcements

Check out these resources mentioned by Tammy:

Affiliate Focus for today is The Ron Paul Curriculum. The Ron Paul curriculum is a high quality, liberty focused, self learning, internet based educational curriculum that is sure to produce the next generation of American and church leaders. Learn more by clicking on the Ron Paul Curriculum.

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015 Andrew Pudewa

In this episode you will hear an interview with Andrew Pudewa of the Institute of Excellence in Writing as we talk about homeschooling, writing, and English resources.

Meet Andrew Pudewa

Andrew Pudewa is the founder, principal speaker, and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Presenting throughout North America, he addresses—with clarity, insight, practical experience, and welcome humor—issues relating to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills.

Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan (Suzuki Method) and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him “the funny man with the wonderful words.” He and his beautiful, heroic wife Robin are parents of seven, grandparents of six, and educators of their two youngest children at home in Oklahoma’s Green Country.


Resources and Announcements

Check out these resources mentioned by Andrew:

Affiliate Focus for today is Liberty Classroom. Learn history, economics, and other great subjects on the go or on line for only a few dollars per course.

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014 Amy Roberts

In this episode you will hear an interview with Amy Roberts as we talk about homeschooling a large family and her blog www.RaisingArrows.net

Introducing Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts is the mother of 8 surviving children who has been homeschooling for 12 years.  She has been blogging for many years at www.RaisingArrows.net. She is also the author of a couple book the most recent of which just came out entitled, Large Family Homeschooling.

Announcements and Resources

Follow Amy Roberts on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RaisingArrows .  You will not want to miss all the great resources available on Amy’s blog www.RaisingArrows.net.  There you will be able to find a link to her book Large Family Homeschooling.

Affiliate Focus for today is The Homeschool Legal Defense Association  Be sure that you have the legal protection you need to make your home education worry free.

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013 Homeschooled How American Homeschoolers Measure Up


In this show you will hear an audio summary of Homeschooled How American Homeschoolers Measure Up, a graphic created by http://www.topmastersineducation.com/homeschooled/



Homeschooled: How American Homeschoolers Measure Up
Source: TopMastersInEducation.com

Resources and Announcements

For more information about the producers of this graphic please go to http://www.topmastersineducation.com/homeschooled/

Affiliate Focus for today is Covenant Eyes.  Check out this link to learn more about how to protect your family online.

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012 Kathleen Berchelmann M.D.

In this episode you will hear an interview with Kathleen Berchelmann M.D. as we talk about balancing a profession with homeschooling and her article 18 Reasons why Docs and Lawyers Home School Their kids.

Introducing Kathleen Berchelmann

Kathleen Berchelmann MD

Kathleen Berchelmann, M.D., is a pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine, and an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Kathleen is the co-founder and director of ChildrensMD, a blog written by five dynamic mom-pediatricians who share their true confessions of trying to apply science and medicine to motherhood.  Kathleen and her husband are raising five children.  Dr. Berchelmann is a frequent contributor to health and parenting TV news segments including Fox New’s “Happening Now,” with Jenna Lee and Jon Scott, and St. Louis stations KTVI (Fox) and KSDK (NBC).

Prior to medical school, Dr. Berchelmann attended divinity school at Weston Jesuit School of Theology. Together with her husband Greg, she created CatholicPediatrics.org, which features a searchable directory of Catholic pediatricians.  She is also a regular contributor to Aleteia and CatholicMom.com.  On the radio, Kathleen has a weekly segment on EWTN’s Son Rise Morning Show with Matt Swaim.

Announcements and Resources

Follow Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann on Facebook: ChildrensMomDocs,  Twitter:@MomDocKathleen and connect with her on Google+ and LinkedIn.

Affiliate Focus for today is The Ron Paul Curriculum.  Check out this link to learn if the Ron Paul curriculum is right for you.

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011 Lee Giles

In this show you will hear an interview with Lee Giles and we talk about Home Education for free and Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool.

Meet Lee Giles Lee_Giles

Lee Giles is the creator of the Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool, an online homeschool resource that provides every lesson for every subject from preschool through graduation. She’s the mother of six, one girl and five boys, and lives in the Middle East. Her family has served the Lord overseas for more than twelve years.

Resources and Announcements

010 Five Reasons to Homeschool


In this show you will here a recording of a talk I gave back in 2012 on five reasons to homeschool.  Of course there are many more reasons and you have probably heard these before as well but maybe this will be a new take that you haven’t considered or it may just reconfirm what you already know and believe.  In any case, I hope it will bring inspiration and information.  Here are the reasons I discuss:

  1. Relationship/socialization
  2.  Instruction
  3. Time flexibility and efficiency
  4. The environment
  5. It is God’s pattern and parents responsibility

Resources and Announcements


009 Sharon Jeffus

In this episode I talk with Sharon Jeffus of VisualManna about art in home education.  My audio had some feedback and echo sorry about that I will improve next time.

Meet Sharon Jeffus

Sharon Jeffus

Sharon Jeffus has a B.S.S.E. in Art Education from John Brown University and studied painting at Metropolitan in Denver and sculpting at Southern Illinois University.She has written over twenty books.  She has also developed the Visual Manna teaching method where art is integrated with art appreciation, techniques, vocabulary and core subjects. She has also written an Indian Arts and Crafts program that was rated outstanding by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.Sharon taught in the public schools for ten years before she left the public school system to write books, travel and homeschool her two sons. Sharon and her late husband, Richard, startedVisual Manna to encourage young Christians in the arts and meet the needs of visual and kinesthetic learners. Sharon and her husband Richard taught art to thousands of homeschoolers across America before he passed away. She has many other accomplished that can be seen on her website.

Resources and Announcements

  • Be sure to help support the show by using the affiliates.  Today’s affiliate focus is the Ron Paul curriculum.  Check out the 26 reasons to use the Ron Paul Curriculum.
  • You can learn more about Sharon Jeffus and using art in home education at VisualManna.com
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008 Fred Lybrand

In this episode you will hear an interview with Fred Lybrand in which we talk about homeschooling, writing, essential skills for all young adults, and much more.Jody and Fred Ray LybrandFRL.redcloud.2013

Meet Fred Lybrand

Dr. Lybrand is a father of five who has been married to Jody for over 31 years. Together they homeschooled all of the kids from birth-to-college. As a polymath, Dr. Lybrand has the diverse combination of formally studying law, speech communication, systems thinking, linguistics, writing, theology, marketing, structural dynamics, leadership/management, and human personality.  As the author of 8 books and a number of articles, was the Sr. Pastor in two churches over a 24 year career, and is the co-founder of TrimTab Solutions (an Energy Industry consulting firm), and The Writing Course (a unique curriculum for developing young writers). Dr. Lybrand is currently focusing on the challenging puzzle of human productivity and high performance.  THE ONE SUCCESS HABIT (for Managers) is his newest contribution to help individuals and organizations become more productive without yielding one ounce of being human.  His client list includes the United States Air Force, State Farm Insurance, Valero, Chick-fil-A, Pioneer Natural Resources, Encana, Marathon Oil, Rose & Associates, Protrader, Burlington Resources, AcuFocus, Silver Creek Oil & Gas, Maplewood Investment Partners, and Continental Resources. Most recently he has added a course of study for College Readiness, which covers 9 important skill sets for college success.


Resources and Announcements

Affiliate Focus The Liberty Classroom. Make known the history and economics you weren’t taught in school.
College Ready Collection: www.lybrandcourses.com/collegeready
Facebook Writing Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheWritingCourse/
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007 Kirk and Shara Anderson

Meet Kirk and Shara Anderson

theandersonsKirk is a 1999 graduate of University of Northwestern – St. Paul, Minnesota. He has over 12 years of experience with marketing, web design, and computer related specialties. He has worked in a variety of areas of business including: marketing, web & graphic design, accounting, mechanical HVAC design, Information Technology. Shara is a 2000 graduate of Northwestern College and is a licensed teacher. She is Kirk’s biggest support and her technical specialty is Quality Assurance. She reviews everything with an eagle’s eye to make sure it meets the clients high standards. They have been happily married since 1998 and have 5 children. Together they host Family Legacy Media.

Resources and Announcements

  • Kirk and Shara Anderson’s Family Legacy Media.  Be sure to check out all the great information there.
  • Shara’s blog can be found at http://blogging-mama.com/
  • Be sure you are protecting your right to homeschool join the HSLDA today.
  • If you know of someone who has a story or resource to share with the Home School community I would appreciate the opportunity to interview them.  Just have them contact me.



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