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How to Be an Awesome Adult with Christy Thomas

Brave Shift Podcast S3E5 Christy Thomas

Today’s podcast features homeschool mom and awesome adult Christy Thomas! Christy came on my radar when I noticed that she did such a great job of selfcare and making personal growth a priority. She’s a stellar homeschool mama who helps other parents prioritize fun, play, and connection in their relationships with their kids.

Episode 5: Christy Thomas

Christy is a homeschool mother of three, military wife, daily runner, and co-founder of the popular community Play4Life Moms! Her mission: bring play and joy into the homeschool experience. This episode discusses how you can not only homeschool but be an awesome adult in your own right—growing, learning, and expanding as a person right along with your children.

I can’t wait for you to meet her!

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Writing Outside of the Academic Rubric with Gabrielle and Kim Linnell

Brave Shift Podcast S3E4 Gabrielle and Kim Linnell

Permit me to gush! Gabrielle Linnell was in my very first Brave Writer class way back in January of 2000. Today, she’s a published author working for the Folger’s Library and student at Oxford! (I like knowing that her very first published work lives in The Writer’s Jungle—page 114). Gabrielle and her mom share about their unique homeschooling relationship—how Kim fanned Gabrielle’s passion into the successful education and career Gabrielle enjoys today.

There’s so much to learn from a team like this and I can’t wait for you to hear them share.

Episode 4: Gabrielle and Kim Linnell

Kim and Gabrielle will help you imagine how you can catalyze the passions your kids have into a robust, enjoyable education. Not only that, if you’ve ever wondered how Brave Writer helps kids grow as writers, you won’t want to miss this episode.

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Globe-Trotting + Homeschooling!

Brave Writer Podcast S3E3 Christina Celebi

Season 3 is off to a seismic start! The podcast blasted to the top of the iTunes charts for K-12 the first week already, and we’ve loved all your reviews and emails. Thanks for sharing the podcast with your friends. We appreciate you!

Episode 3: Christina Celebi!

This week’s episode features an adventurer! Meet Christina Celebi. She’s a homeschool mama who gets itchy feet. When she does, she and her husband pack up their tribe, and they head wherever the cheap airfares take them. I’m inspired by her bold vision and hope you will be too!

Even if you aren’t inclined to travel, there’s much to glean from Christina’s can-do spirit in this podcast. I hope you’ll listen along!

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Creating a Warm & Rich Homeschooling Environment with Dotty Christensen

Brave Writer Podcast Brave Shift S3E2 Dotty Christensen

I am thrilled to introduce you to my long-time friend and homeschool mentor, Dotty Christensen. I call her “the magic maker.” I learned more about enchanting a childhood from Dotty than anyone else in my life. She “agreed” to be interviewed for the podcast after spending the day taking my headshots (she’s a photographer too!). I sorta kinda maybe tricked her into it! We got talking and I yelled: “Stop! I need to record this!”

Dotty shares about homeschooling her three (now grown) children, how she created a nurturing space for family life and learning, and the way her family learning adventure led her into her post-homeschooling career. She also recommends resources like Art Spaces for Kids.

Brave Writer Podcast S3E2 Dotty Christensen

Dotty with Jacob 1992 (left) and 2006 (right)

Dotty and I met in Morocco in 1984. She served mint tea and homemade cookies, and her toddlers were running around in fairy wings and face paint. Her home was a swirl of activity, color, and invitation. All I knew: I wanted that for my family!

Her family followed ours to California in the early 1990s where we homeschooled together daily for five years. Then, my family followed her family to Ohio in 1999. Our shared love of home, coziness, art, and learning have sustained our friendship and enriched it all these years.

I can’t wait for you to meet her!

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Brave Writer Podcast: Season 3 is here with Susan Wise Bauer!

Brave Writer Podcast Season 3 Episode 1 with Susan Wise Bauer

It’s with great pleasure that I share with you the dynamic conversation I had with Susan Wise Bauer (beloved author and notable educator). Susan talks about her own homeschooled childhood, her experience home educating her children, and her thoughts on the homeschool culture and how it’s changed over the decades.


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Susan is frank, down-to-earth, and articulate about what it takes to be a homeschooler. She offers support and strategies for a satisfying healthy homeschool.

She has a Ph.D. in history, has written more than 20 books (such as The Well-Trained Mind and The Story of the World series, and is considered an expert on classical education. Her own journey as homeschooled student to home educating parent to homeschool movement thought leader makes her uniquely qualified to comment on the homeschooling culture and its future.

I’m happy to welcome Susan to the Brave Writer podcast! Enjoy!

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Brave Writer Season 3 Podcast