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Homeschooling in Real Life is a podcast for Christian homeschool families. Veteran homeschoolers, Andy and Kendra Fletcher love the Gospel and will remind their listeners on every episode of the freedom that Christ pours out in generous amounts. These witty podcasters like to poke sticks at the conventional and with heaps of grace they will confront a few of the sacred cows that Christian homeschoolers like to worship. Grace Wins!

Homeschooling in Real Life is a podcast for Christian homeschool families. Veteran homeschoolers, Andy and Kendra Fletcher love the Gospel and will remind their listeners on every episode of the freedom that Christ pours out in generous amounts. These witty podcasters like to poke sticks at the conventional and with heaps of grace they will confront a few of the sacred cows that Christian homeschoolers like to worship. Grace Wins!
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Homeschooling in Real Life is a podcast for Christian homeschool families. Veteran homeschoolers, Andy and Kendra Fletcher love the Gospel and will remind their listeners on every episode of the freedom that Christ pours out in generous amounts. These witty podcasters like to poke sticks at the conventional and with heaps of grace they will confront a few of the sacred cows that Christian homeschoolers like to worship. Grace Wins!

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Episodes

Summertime Favorites – The Homeschool Budget

7/2/2018
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The Homeschool Budget is part one of a series of three podcast episodes dealing with the topic of financial fear. With a family of 8 kids, Fletch and Kendra know that homeschooling can get expensive. On this episode, they share tips and tricks they have used over the years to save money and homeschool well within a […] The post Summertime Favorites – The Homeschool Budget appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:48:06

Summertime Favorites – Can We Afford To Homeschool?

6/28/2018
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Can you afford to homeschoool? What if your budget is already at its max, and you feel you’re barely scraping by just to provide the basics for your family? Join Fletch and Kendra as we sit down with our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network colleague and CPA Carol Topp for a lively and quick discussion of how […] The post Summertime Favorites – Can We Afford To Homeschool? appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:48:06

Summertime Favorites – Girls, Again

6/18/2018
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Summertime Favorites – this month replaying some of Homeschooling IRL’s best episodes for the summer! Enjoy! —-This is not the first time we have tackled the topic of girls on the podcast. On Episode 10, we talked about many of the common pitfalls we have observed in homeschool families raising daughters. From restrictive environments to preventing […] The post Summertime Favorites – Girls, Again appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:49:00

Summertime Favorites – Boys, Again

6/15/2018
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Back in Episode 9, we sat down with our friends and fellow podcasters, Hal and Melanie Young from Making Biblical Family Life Practical, to discuss the topic of boys. We talked about how these rambunctious little piles of energy can completely undo the unprepared homeschool mom. From peeing on the carpet to falling from the […] The post Summertime Favorites – Boys, Again appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:52:50

Best of HIRL: Dads Who Homeschool

4/21/2018
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On this episode of the HomeschoolingIRL podcast, we answer a question from a listener who wants to know about switching roles. What happens when circumstances dictate that mom is the primary breadwinner. What does it look like when dads choose to stay home and do the homeschooling? Fletch and Kendra interview two homeschool dads who […] The post Best of HIRL: Dads Who Homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:42:27

Best of HIRL: I Love Homeschooling, But I’ll Tell You Its Flaws

4/17/2018
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On this episode of Homeschooling In Real Life, Fletch and Kendra discuss what it’s like when your homeschool student abandons your family’s faith and lifestyle. How can this happen in a Christian home where you have created a sheltered homeschool environment? Christian homeschooling is designed to protect our kids. Shouldn’t our children turn out perfect? […] The post Best of HIRL: I Love Homeschooling, But I’ll Tell You Its Flaws appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:55:26

Best of HIRL: Answering Homeschool Critics

4/5/2018
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Homeschool critics seem to be everywhere and some of us have had our share of uncomfortable conversations about our choice to homeschool, how we’re going about it, whether or not we’re qualified to teach our own kids, and even what they’re learning. Learning how to answer homeschool critics, especially those who are close to us, sometimes requires […] The post Best of HIRL: Answering Homeschool Critics appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:22:09

Best of HIRL: How The Gospel Makes Us Unoffendable

4/2/2018
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What if someone told you that you had no right to be angry? What if you could live a life that was defined as unoffendable? What would it look like to not be offended by the things people say and do, or by the way they treat you? And what if you could smile and relax, […] The post Best of HIRL: How The Gospel Makes Us Unoffendable appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:54:26

Best of HIRL: How to Raise A Pagan Kid In A Christian Home

3/28/2018
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Barrett Johnson wrote a viral sensation entitled, How to Raise a Pagan Kid in a Christian Home. Writing from his heart on a topic he was keenly aware of in the church, he never expected the speedy response he received from parents in the broader Christian community, many of whom were replying with a hearty, “Amen!” […] The post Best of HIRL: How to Raise A Pagan Kid In A Christian Home appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:44:37

The Best of HIRL: The Quiet Fight Between Women

3/23/2018
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There is a quiet fight going on under the surface in homeschooling for a long time. “Let’s face it. The quiet fight between women in homeschooling often comes down to pride.” – Angie Tolpin We dive back into familiar waters on this episode and tackle the issue of competition and pride that we see generally among […] The post The Best of HIRL: The Quiet Fight Between Women appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:43:41

Best of HIRL: Heart for the World

3/19/2018
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Ever wonder how to give your kids a healthy love for the world and a desire to know other cultures? How about making missions an every day part of your homeschool and home life? What if you can’t travel far from home but want your kids to develop a view that reaches far beyond your […] The post Best of HIRL: Heart for the World appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:35:04

Best of HIRL: Knights in Training

3/17/2018
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Raising boys can be tricky business, no? And if we have a heart to see our boys really change the world with solid character, big ideas, and compassionate hearts, we can feel defeated when we see them being goofy and a little out of control as kids. That’s exactly why we wanted to have a […] The post Best of HIRL: Knights in Training appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:34:46

Best of HIRL: How To Watch TV Without Selling Your Soul

3/12/2018
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Should you turn the TV on? Yes or no? On this episode we jump into a topic that is quick to divide families as we answer the question: Is there any redeeming value in having television in your home, or should we avoid this portal into American culture? Join along and listen as Fletch and Kendra talk openly […] The post Best of HIRL: How To Watch TV Without Selling Your Soul appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:24:53

How To Deal With Homeschool Burnout – Special Replay

2/26/2018
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This is our second stab at the topic of homeschool burnout. Back in Episode 39, we interviewed four homeschool moms and discussed the topic: I Love Homeschooling, But I’m Totally Burned Out. On that episode we verified that homeschooling moms burn out often and regularly. Our listener Anna, wrote in and asked if we would expand the […] The post How To Deal With Homeschool Burnout – Special Replay appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:48:29

Talking With Kids About Tragedy – Special Replay

2/19/2018
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Tragedy. In terms of media and social media, tragedy has become a staple of our daily diet. The world seems to be going crazy and the news is full of stories that are difficult for kids to process and understand. How do we talk to our children about race issues, murder, terrorism, and other tragic current events? […] The post Talking With Kids About Tragedy – Special Replay appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:44:06

When Your Homeschool Owns You – HIRL Replay

12/19/2017
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When Cindy West reached out to us and asked to talk about something she’s seeing in the homeschool community at large, we jumped at the opportunity. And it’s this: Some homeschoolers feel they must adhere so closely to a particular homeschool philosophy that they have lost all their homeschool joy. Essentially, their homeschools are owning them. […] The post When Your Homeschool Owns You – HIRL Replay appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:28:31

Best of HIRL Christmas Series: Jesus vs. Santa

12/9/2017
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Does Santa have any place in the celebration of Christmas? If you listen to some homeschoolers talk about it, event the mention of Santa Claus associated with Christmas will land you in the “loner’s corner” of your co-op. Yet, others celebrate good ol’ jolly Santa Claus right next to the baby Jesus. There is also […] The post Best of HIRL Christmas Series: Jesus vs. Santa appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:32:44

Best of HIRL Holiday Series: Stocking Stuffer

12/4/2017
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Are you stuck in holiday traffic? Are you locking yourself in the bathroom at your family get-together to avoid Crazy Uncle Larry? Are you sick of hearing Christmas music? This quick episode is just for you! Merry Christmas HIRLers! Join Fletch and Kendra on this short and fun episode as we share some Christmas laughs with […] The post Best of HIRL Holiday Series: Stocking Stuffer appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:23:24

Best of HIRL Holiday Series: What To Do About Sibling Relationships?

12/2/2017
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We received a message on the HomeschoolingIRL Facebook page that said, “Please, please, please do an episode on siblings fighting. Thanks!” Sibling relationships. Sibling rivalries. Siblings fighting. We put out the question to our listeners and they responded with story after story of siblings who know how to tease, fight and use sarcasm like professionals. On […] The post Best of HIRL Holiday Series: What To Do About Sibling Relationships? appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio...

Duration:00:40:07

Best of HIRL Holiday Series – Traveling With Kids

11/27/2017
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Join us on this episode of Homeschooling in Real Life as we talk about the ins and outs of traveling with kids. On this episode we are NOT talking about vacation planning. Instead we are talking about giving your family a love for travel, a love for God’s world and a love for taking your love for Jesus […] The post Best of HIRL Holiday Series – Traveling With Kids appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:23:06