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The Brave Writer podcast is a big juicy conversation about how to bring learning to life for your kids! Julie Bogart and guests talk about how parents and children are partners in the learning adventure, especially when approaching the daunting task of writing. Brave Writer appeals to homeschoolers, educators, and parents who want more out of "school" than merely passing tests. Visit us at http://bravewriter.com and follow along at the blog for show notes: http://blog.bravewriter.com

The Brave Writer podcast is a big juicy conversation about how to bring learning to life for your kids! Julie Bogart and guests talk about how parents and children are partners in the learning adventure, especially when approaching the daunting task of writing. Brave Writer appeals to homeschoolers, educators, and parents who want more out of "school" than merely passing tests. Visit us at http://bravewriter.com and follow along at the blog for show notes: http://blog.bravewriter.com
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The Brave Writer podcast is a big juicy conversation about how to bring learning to life for your kids! Julie Bogart and guests talk about how parents and children are partners in the learning adventure, especially when approaching the daunting task of writing. Brave Writer appeals to homeschoolers, educators, and parents who want more out of "school" than merely passing tests. Visit us at http://bravewriter.com and follow along at the blog for show notes: http://blog.bravewriter.com

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Episodes

S6E1: Getting Wild + Free | with Greta Eskridge

2/11/2019
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Julie is getting ready to go down to Texas to present at the Wild + Free conference, so today we talk with someone who’s been getting Wild + Free since the inception of this beautiful gem of a community. Greta Eskridge is a go-getter creative entrepreneur with enough projects to keep a team busy! Greta runs a website, a blog, a podcast, is an avid Instagrammer, and has written for and spoken at nearly every Wild + Free Conference. On top of that, she is a second-generation homeschooler...

Duration:00:49:05

BONUS: The Brave Learner: Happy Book Birthday!

2/5/2019
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We are so excited because it is the Book Birthday of Julie’s brand new book, The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life! We’ve heard from a lot of brave homeschooling parents throughout this season of the show, and looking forward, we want to hear from more of you Brave Learners out there: How are you rethinking curiosity, online gaming, or the role of collaboration in your home school – and what does that look like in your unique family? We can change...

Duration:00:25:42

S5E12: Routines, Chaos, and Big Goals—Oh My!

1/28/2019
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Today we’re joined by five wonderful moms from the CO Springs Homeschool Mamas Group. So instead of focusing on just one question, we’ll tackle one from each of them, representing the wide variety of problems that every homeschooling parent has to tackle throughout their home education journey. You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/ Resources: Sign up for The Brave Learner Conference (July 19, 2019 in Cincinnati,...

Duration:01:25:58

S5E11: Breaking Free From Multitasking | with Courtney Moyer

1/21/2019
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Courtney Moyer, a homeschooling mother of four (plus a young niece), wrote to Julie saying, “The consistent homeschool challenge that has confronted me is homeschooling multiple children at multiple levels, lacking expertise to multitask... It seems that chaos overrides my agenda on most days... I know if I could understand a way to multitask, anxiety would be minimal, creating a hospitable atmosphere that's desirable for my children.” Courtney’s concern is one that almost every...

Duration:01:11:37

S5E10: Prepping Your Teen for Adulthood | with Myah St. John

1/14/2019
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Our guest Myah St. John homeschools three children (plus a newborn), and her oldest child, 14, is on the verge of high school. Myah’s always embraced a one-room schoolhouse model for her family, but she finds herself floundering trying to balance high school with elementary school... and as her teenage daughter starts to become a young woman. Why do our children become these people we don’t understand? How do they transform so quickly from a young kid happy to be part of the team to a...

Duration:01:18:46

S5E9: Awesome Adulting | with Jessica Hammond

1/7/2019
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Jessica Hammond is a homeschooling mother of two who feels conflicted as she tries to spin half a dozen plates. She has a laundry list of passion projects and hobbies, and she wants to be able to devote time and energy on those passions without feeling guilty. “I want to be present and engaged with my kids during our days. But I also want to accomplish interesting projects of my own. And right now, it feels a constant tug of war between the two, Jessica says. “How can I adjust my mindset...

Duration:00:59:27

S5E8: Cultivating Connection in a Large Family | with Jardel Manalo

12/24/2018
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Jardel Manalo is a homeschooling mother of five, ranging from the ages of two to 12, who also opened her school doors to a wonderful 12-year-old young woman named Samantha. That’s a lot of children at a lot of different stages in life – a situation we know many of you can relate to – and that can create a lot of pressure for us to perform, both as parents and teachers. Jardel says, “I don't feel like I am able to connect with each of my children daily, both personally and academically...

Duration:01:07:27

S5E7: Finding Balance in High School | with Karen Goldstein

12/17/2018
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Karen Goldstein and her son Elijah are struggling with the difficult transition into high school. It can be a challenge to fit in the oftentimes-rigorous high school work while still allowing breathing room for a laid-back, enjoyable lifestyle – and holding on to the love of learning throughout it all! “More subjects leaves less time for in-depth exploration, field trips, time in nature, rabbit trails, and down time. I miss that. There is only so much time in a given day. We are both...

Duration:01:07:34

S5E6: Community is Self-Care | with Jennifer Hunter

12/10/2018
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Today’s guest, Jennifer Hunter, is a mother struggling with a problem that afflicts many homeschooling parents. Jennifer says, “My homeschool challenge is that I am lonely! My kids are all young, and while I am honoured to be spending my days helping them learn, it isn’t always stimulating for me.” We expect this is something that every homeschooling parent experiences at one point or another. We all love our kids, of course, but it can be difficult to connect with other families, or...

Duration:01:12:51

S5E5: When Learning Isn’t Fun | with Anne Trott

12/3/2018
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There’s a dilemma that plagues every homeschooling parent’s mind at some point in their journey, filling threads online and conversations in person: How can we make learning fun? And then the natural follow up question comes up: Do we have to make learning fun? Because the truth is that education won’t be fun 100 percent of the time. This is the dilemma brought to us by our guest Anne Trott, who asked how she can push through these challenging moments and teach perseverance, without...

Duration:01:18:41

S5E4: Checklist Lovers: Planning From Behind | with Jennifer Vetter

11/26/2018
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Jenniver Vetter is a brave mother of six who has been homeschooling for nine years. She has embraced the emphasis on relationship and freedom in learning that homeschooling offers, but she worries that her children also need to learn skills that don’t lend themselves as easily to fort building and play. Jennifer asked, “How do I balance the love and creative side of learning with the nuts, bolts and rules side of learning?” We know this is a big question in the Brave Writer community,...

Duration:01:05:27

S5E3: What About Technology? | with Lindsay McCarthy

11/19/2018
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In this day and age, we are so connected to technology. We carry these magic little screens with us everywhere – and if you’re anything like us, it can start to feel like a third arm! We use them for work and for entertainment, and when our kids see us using these tools, they want to use them too. But what is too much screen time for our children, and what is an appropriate use of that time? Today we’re going to explore those questions with our guest Lindsay McCarthy, a homeschooling...

Duration:01:17:09

S5E2: Growing a Mind & Cultivating Curiosity | with Christa Gregg

11/12/2018
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Today we’re going to talk to a brave mother who wants to support her children’s dreams, is inspired by everything she’s learned about on Brave Writer... but feels stumped. She wants her family to be immersed in a culture of learning, without always being in “school mode,” but she’s struggling to figure out how. That brave mother is Christa Gregg, a homeschool mother of three children with a Master’s degree in social work and a background in counseling. You can download show notes for...

Duration:01:06:06

S5E1: Embracing Elements of Home | with Tammy Kim

11/5/2018
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Over the past four seasons, our help inbox has been flooded with What Abouts: What about the kid who won’t work hard? What about college? What about chores? There are vexing dilemmas that come up in a lot of our home education journeys, and they can lead to a lot of questions and self-doubt. Homeschooling is hard! We get it, and we’re here to help. So we’re calling this season Ask Julie because Julie Bogart is here to help you figure these questions out, while discussing all the ways...

Duration:01:01:55

S4E32: The Same Page | with MacKenzie Koppa

10/1/2018
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Our guest MacKenzie Koppa (aka Bold Turquoise) is the creator of a slew of resources for families: the Cultivating the Lovely podcast, the Lovely Homeschool online course, and the brand new The Same Page podcast. The Same Page is practically designed with Brave Writer families in mind. The core of each episode is memory work encompassing poetry, Shakespeare, historical facts, and scripture. So in five minutes or less, you can get a spoonful of great literature and, over the course of...

Duration:00:43:31

S4E31: Homeschooling High School: Real Talk about Teens, Writing, Wonder, and Weirdness

9/24/2018
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Homeschooling changes when you transition into the scary world of teenagers, so today I want to discuss teens in general and what you can expect from a homeschool with teenagers. After home births, breastfeeding, babywearing, cosleeping, and having a wonderfully close relationship with her young children, Julie thought that she would seamlessly move into the teen years and escape all of the weirdness that other families talk about. Their family was so tuned in, so it was going to be...

Duration:00:29:24

S4E30: Making Money as a Parent & Homeschooler

9/17/2018
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Before Julie started Brave Writer, she worked as a freelance writer, freelance magazine editor, and a ghostwriter – which is to say, yes, you can simultaneously pursue a dream or passion and homeschool! Whether you want to earn money, go to grad school, start a business, or write a blog, you can do that and still be a phenomenal homeschooling parent. In today’s episode, Julie shares some of her experiences in developing a working lifestyle, as well as what it feels like to earn money...

Duration:00:40:17

S4E29: How to Be Your Child's Partner in Writing

9/10/2018
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After working with parents for years, we have learned that there is often a reluctance to giving your own efforts to your child’s writing. But kids with parents who are involved in their education get better grades, and as a result, they feel more successful – and children who receive no support end up performing worse. Because parental involvement in education is what produces the greatest results in children! You can download show notes for the podcast here:...

Duration:00:28:52

S4E28: 6 Writing Myths Busted!

9/3/2018
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There’s a difference between correct writing and good writing. You can check off all the boxes and put together a series of grammatically correct sentences, but does that engage the reader and make them want to keep reading? Probably not! Even academic writing, at its best, should compel the reader – that’s it’s #1 job! But many popular writing curricula keep perpetuating myths about good writing, and today we’re going to bust them! You can download show notes for the podcast here:...

Duration:00:36:36

S4E27: Modern Miss Mason | with Leah Boden

8/27/2018
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One of Julie’s most popular talks is called “Updating Charlotte Mason to the 21st Century,” so when she stumbled upon Leah Boden – AKA Modern Miss Mason – Julie knew that she had found a kindred spirit. You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/ Resources: Learn more aboutModern Miss MasonConnect with Leah on Instagram:@leahvboden|@modernmissmasonFacebook:facebook.com/modernmissmasonRead: For the Children's Sake: Foundations of...

Duration:00:44:25