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What Others Say about The Brave Learner

What Others are Saying about The Brave Learner

Wow. I am (happily) overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support each of you has shown me throughout The Brave Learner’s publication!

Thank you for spending your precious time reading the book, posting those gorgeous Instagram photos, sharing salient feedback and, in many cases, using up all your book darts/sticky notes/highlighter ink!

Publishing a book is a vulnerable act, so it’s especially validating to know when my ideas are resonating with you and your families.

Take a peek at what some lovely reviewers had to say about The Brave Learner:

The Brave Learner Changed Our Homeschool – Doodlemom

As I read, I discovered opportunities to use the techniques Julie Bogart discusses with my own teens. I put them into practice over the last weeks and the results are amazing!

In this short time, I already recognize that I was inadvertently acting to shut down a new interest in one or another of my kids. Using the ideas Julie presents, and with an open mind, the results have been glorious.

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Brave Learners – Unto Adoption

“Doesn’t [Julie] just give you the warm fuzzies? She’s like Mary Poppins, Leslie Knope, and Maria von Trapp rolled into one!”

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The Brave Learner Companion Guide

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How to Really Help a Child with Learning Differences: The Brave Learner – Not the Former Things

This book is a comprehensive discussion of how we help our kiddos learn, gain confidence and build relationships along the way. Julie has a way of being incredibly inspirational and super practical, all at the same time. Her book is essentially 14 chapters of encouragement and real-life ideas for learning.

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The Brave Learner by Julie Bogart – Homeschooling Large Family Style

I took what feels right for my individual family and left behind the parts that do not fit us in this season. Different is a beautiful thing! There are many good ways to learn, teach, and grow. 

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How to Be a Brave Learner – Today’s Catholic Homeschooling

Whether you are a new or veteran homeschooler, you will find something to inspire and challenge you in these pages.

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The Brave Learner Conference: Academics & Enchanted Learning

The Brave Learner Conference

The Brave Learner Conference

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Reminder: our Early Bird Discount goes away on March 31.

I introduced the 12 Superpowers of Learning in The Brave Learner. This July we’re diving headfirst into those Superpowers, and trust me—we’re gonna make a SPLASH!

Implementing the 12 Superpowers is a paradigm shift: you literally shift how you think about teaching. When you shift your thinking, then your approach and actions shift, and then the environment of your homeschool begins to branch out in ways you’ll be amazed to see.

The ideas in my book are a compass for your own creativity. And I know you’re doing a bang-up job!

But do you ever wrestle with tying those Superpowers into academic skills?

Are you confident with certain subjects but flabbergasted with others?

Hey, I hear you—I was there! Math and science were super sticky subjects for me to teach.

That’s why a full session of The Brave Learner Conference is dedicated to supplying you with a map and the tools to really tackle the whole Enchanted Landscape of Learning.

Please don’t wait to sign up—I don’t want you to miss this opportunity! We have limited space, and when we sell out, it will be max capacity.

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The Brave Learner Audiobook

The Brave Learner: Audiobook

Once upon a time, in November 2018, I spent 40 hours holed up in a recording studio. I was armed with throat lozenges, thermoses of warm tea, and the desire to talk to my favorite people.

The result? The Brave Learner Audiobook: 10 hours read aloud by yours truly!

The audiobook version of The Brave Learner is the perfect portable companion. Pop your earbuds in and listen during a walk, while doing household chores, or when you’re traveling (no earbuds in the car, though— please be safe!).

I’m a big fan of audiobooks when I don’t have the time (or hands!) to settle in and turn physical pages.

So, all that to say: I hope the audiobook version of The Brave Learner is a helpful resource for you, and for your friends. Check it out!

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P.S. If you’ve already purchased the Kindle version of The Brave Learner, you can get the Audible audiobook for the reduced price of $8.49.

P.P.S. The audiobook is FREE with a 7-day trial of Audible.

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Also download your FREE Brave Learner Companion Guide

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The Brave Learner Conference Panelists

The Brave Learner Conference

The Brave Learner Conference

As we’re planning our big summer bash I just have to share some sneak peeks with you (otherwise I’ll burst from all the secrets!).

Today’s behind-the-scenes reveal is: The Brave Learner Conference Panel Session!

Four amazing homeschooling entrepreneurs will share the stage for a special conversation. I’ve invited them to share how they’ve put the Superpowers of Learning (from The Brave Learner) into practice.

The best learning comes from hearing other perspectives.

You’ve heard me share a swath of information about my own family! You’ll get the chance to learn from a variety of personalities who currently homeschool a range of ages:

Kara Anderson

Brave Learner Conference Panelist Kara Anderson

Kara S. Anderson is a writer, podcaster and speaker with a BIG goal of helping moms find joy and magic in their days with their kids.

Through her writing and her podcast, The Homeschool Sisters, Kara encourages parents in real-life homeschooling. She also has a special interest in helping mothers take good care of themselves during these years at home.

Kara is a former newspaper woman, and loves sharing language with her two children every day through reading aloud, poetry, audiobooks, word games, long talks and big juicy conversations.

You can find her at, and on Instagram.

Caitlin Curley

Brave Learner Conference Panelist Caitlin Curley

A school psychologist, Caitlin Curley is mom to three terrific little teachers, unexpected homeschooler, and podcaster.

Cait truly believes that homeschooling *CAN* be almost all fun and games. Her homeschool days are filled with delicious books, incredible games, and a patchwork of creative resources.

You can find her blogging at My Little Poppies, chatting with Kara on The Homeschool Sisters Podcast, or playing games with her favorite trio in the granite state!

Cait is also one of our book club leaders, a member of Brave Writer’s Online Writing Class Instructors.

Alicia Hutchinson

Brave Learner Conference Panelist Alicia Hutchinson

Alicia Hutchinson is a homeschool and mom blogger, a podcaster, and a business owner with a heart for the weary mom who feels like she’s not good enough. She especially loves to connect with moms who are on the brink of throwing in the towel and putting their kids back on the big yellow school bus, because she believes that through a little bit of self-love and a whole lot of simplifying, you can homeschool your kids and love it too.

Alicia’s shares this encouragement through regular blog articles, courses, podcasts and her IG feeds. She’s been homeschooling her 4 kids for 11 years and loves to share her personal stories–both the good and the not-so-good.

Brave Writer was an easy choice for Alicia, because she grew up with an amazingly creative mother who lived out the Brave Writer Lifestyle even though it wasn’t even invented yet. She loves movies, reading, deep conversations, and giving her kids an enchanted education.

You can find her on her at and

Also look for her on IG: @learningwell and @overatalicias

Mary Wilson

Brave Learner Conference Panelist Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson is a writer, a Brave Writer writing coach, and mother to four kids ranging from elementary to high school. She believes that creativity, laughter, and fun are the backbone to engaging and inspiring homeschools. She shares homeschool ideas and encouragement on her website, Not Before 7.

She is also a member of the Brave Writer staff and publishes Party School Book Club ideas which are included in the Arrow and Boomerang language arts guides. She loves this opportunity to add pixie dust to literature and encourage families to celebrate learning.

Mary lives in North Carolina with her husband and four children. She enjoys traveling, tea (iced or hot), good conversations, and books. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.

These four lovely panelists can’t wait to meet you at The Brave Learner Conference in July!

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Cincinnati Ohio
Friday, July 19, 2019!

Join me for a Full Day of Celebration and Deep Diving into The Brave Learner!

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The Brave Learner Conference: Staging the Home

The Brave Learner Conference

The Brave Learner Conference

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Cincinnati Ohio
Friday, July 19, 2019

Are you coming to the Brave Learner Conference? Our Early Bird Discount is active until March 31st.

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill conference. We are creating an event that is truly an experience—a party! We’re tailoring every single detail with you in mind as the honored guest.

From the first moment of the day until the happy sigh-filled end, I’m bringing more joy and practicality to all the ideas in my book. I promise: we’ll deep-dive into how to see differently and then stage the home, building from the great foundation in my book and adding to it!

Picture this: on Friday, July 19, 2019, you’ll stroll into the obscenely-gorgeous Renaissance Hotel and walk right into the world of The Brave Learner in real life…with all kinds of friends.

How so?

  • This event features new material. That means, I’m bringing additional insight and ideas that build from The Brave Learner. It’s the capstone of my book tour!
  • Parties = treats, swag, and special surprises throughout the day. Let’s just say you won’t leave empty-handed!
  • You’ll meet friends! We’ll collaborate by getting hands-on with practical application and collaboration with your fellow conferees.
  • We’ve got squeal-worthy special guest speakers (seriously can’t wait to reveal them!).
  • There will be plenty of time for you to ask me questions, get your book signed, take selfies, and of course we’ll share tons of hugs!

My goal is for you to leave with your inspiration tank spilling over, not only as a home educator, but as a home educator who also lives an awesomely rich adult life.

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