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S2E3: Homeschooling Diverse Children Through Diverse Experiences – with Julie Kirkwood

Homeschooling Diverse Children Through Diverse Experiences - with Julie Kirkwood

On today’s podcast I sit down to discuss how the Brave Writer Lifestyle draws on diverse experiences to provide excellent home education.

Julie Kirkwood, our guest, is a mom to three kids who believes in the value of curiosity, exploration and a daily dose of nature in her homeschool world. She created the fantastic home education website Creekside Learning.

Creekside Learning is a space to share STEM and Naturalist learning resources for adventurous kids, as well as inspiration for homeschooling parents.

Julie also shares a number of tools that she and her children developed, including Positive Thought Cards. They are positive affirmations for learning that can act as a reset button when you get to a point where learning stops. It’s a unique, effective tool. And it’s FREE until through Feb. 28, 2017—Learn More!

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Would you please post a review on iTunes for us? You’ll help a homeschooler like you find more joy in the journey when you do. Thanks in advance!

S2E2: Unexpected Homeschoolers – with The Homeschool Sisters

Brave Writer Podcast - The Homeschool Sisters

Woo hoo! The new season of “A Brave Writer’s Life in Brief” podcast is underway!

We’re blown away by how many of you have subscribed, downloaded the podcasts, and are leaving reviews on iTunes. Thank you so much! It helps us get the word out.

These podcasts are interviews with Brave Writer Moms who are living the Brave Writer Lifestyle with their families. They’ve got a slew of creative ideas to share with you to help transform your homeschool.

Today’s guests are The Homeschool Sisters, Kara and Caitlin! They are fabulous! Kara and Caitlin have their own popular podcast and they interviewed me about Awesome Adulting in Episode 10. You’ll love listening to that conversation too!

Tune in to the Brave Writer podcast on iTunes, Stitcher (or your app of choice), and here on the Brave Writer blog. Great having you along!

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Contest on Instagram!

Do you follow my Instagram account? I hope so! It’s where I spend the most time playing on social media. Today, Monday February 20th, I’m giving away two sets of headphones (one to you, and one for a friend) to better enjoy these podcasts. These “audio-technica” headphones are the same ones I use when I run. They have little removable ear loops to keep them in place when you’re washing dishes or indoor rock climbing, the sound is awesome, and there’s a volume button on the cord for your convenience.

Both sets of headphones are hot pink (to cheer you up in February)! Pictured below.

Here’s how to play

  1. Follow my Instagram account: @juliebravewriter
  2. Leave a comment on the headphones photo that TAGS a friend, or names a friend
  3. Share the contest with friends on social media (however you like: regram, on Facebook, via Twitter)

That’s it! I hope you win!

Brave Writer Podcast Headphones Giveaway


Would you please post a review on iTunes for us? You’ll help a homeschooler like you find more joy in the journey when you do. Thanks in advance!

S2E1: A Brave, Hip Homeschooler – with Rebecca Spooner

Brave Writer Lifestyle Podcasts

It’s baaaaaack! My podcast that lurched along at my whim, not on any schedule, has returned—with a schedule and a podcast engineer!

I’m excited about Season 2 especially, because I’ve turned to real experts in the homeschool adventure—not celebrities, not curriculum providers. These podcasts are interviews with Brave Writer Moms who are living the Brave Writer Lifestyle with their kids, each in their unique way.

I can’t wait for you to meet these moms—they are in the trenches amid piles of laundry just like you. They offer a slew of tested tricks and practices to increase the magic in your homeschool.

If you’re new to Brave Writer (Welcome by the way!! I’m so glad you’re here!), you can learn about the Brave Writer Lifestyle on our website now!

Then tune in to the podcast. Subscribe to Brave Writer podcasts on iTunes or check them out here on the Brave Writer blog.

The first Brave Writer Lifestyle podcast is with Rebecca Spooner of Hip Homeschooling!

Rebecca Spooner, Hip Homeschooling

Rebecca writes about homeschooling on her blog Hip Homeschooling, and she helps others with planning their lives and launching their own blogs at RebeccaSpooner.com. She has five kids between the ages of three and nine, all of whom are homeschooled.

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  • Podcast Highlights
  • Memorable quotes
  • Helpful Resources

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Would you please post a review on iTunes for us? You’ll help a homeschooler like you find more joy in the journey when you do. Thanks in advance!

Podcast: Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen Interview and Giveaway
Today we welcome one of the most prolific writers of children’s fantasy and poetry, Jane Yolen!

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When I began my freelance writing career, I chose the picture book genre. After all, my kids were small and I read dozens of them aloud per week. It didn’t take long to discover the writing of Jane Yolen. Jane’s books embody the best of the picture book genre. She uses language artfully, poetically. She gives the reader an immersive experience any time you come into contact with her words. She’s also in tune with a child’s sense of humor and wonder.

I also found a bird-watching companion in Jane! Her husband brought to their family a naturalist’s passion for the natural world. Jane took that passion and translated it into wonderful prose and poetry.

When Jane agreed to be interviewed for our humble podcast, I felt like a fan girl at a rock concert. It has been 20 years of admiration on my part that led to this wonderful conversation. Heidi Semple, Jane’s adult daughter, joins us as well. She and Jane have co-authored several books that feature birds, in fact!

Enjoy this rich exploration of poetry, writing, nature, and the celebration of family culture! I introduce to you: Jane Yolen.

Show notes are available as a free download! Sign up for them HERE.

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Check out Jane’s written interview on the Poetry Teatime blog.

PLUS we have a FUN GIVEAWAY featuring Jane Yolen’s brand new book, Grumbles from the Forest, and two others! We also discovered one last Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz tea cozy and are including that too.

WE HAVE A WINNER:

Stacie Canales!

Congrats, Stacie! You will receive:

Grumbles from the Town
Grumbles from the Forest (NEW!)
You Nest Here with Me

…plus the LAST Poetry Teatime Tea Cozy called the Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz (sold out pattern).

BONUS Surprise: Two bookmarks from Jane!

Enjoy!

Jane Yolen Book Giveaway

With The Homeschool Sisters this Week

Brave Writer with The Homeschool Sisters

Fun week with The Homeschool Sisters! Cait and Kara:

Meet Kara and Caitlin, The Homeschool Sisters!

The Homeschool Sisters Kara
Kara

The Homeschool Sisters Cait
Cait

These two spunky, creative homeschooling moms have teamed up to provide companionship on the journey of home education. I would have obsessed over their podcast had it been around when I was homeschooling.

This week, I’m on their show! We had a great time talking about the following topics:

  • What it means to raise awesome adults
  • How to be one yourself
  • Reframing how we understand video gaming
  • The one best piece of advice I would give young homeschoolers
  • And each of us shared one current joy in our lives

Join us for a great conversation!