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The Brave Learner—Happy Book Birthday!

The Brave Learner

Today’s the day: The Brave Learner book birthday!

The book I wrote for you,The Brave Learner, is dropping in mailboxes and book stores all over the world (quite literally!). The excitement is palpable. I love seeing all the “your book has shipped” notices many of you are sharing on social media.

When I wrote this book, it was my hope that I could help you reimagine learning—how you can get a little more “video-game level enthusiasm” into the traditional school subjects, and how you could discover the school subjects hiding in a child’s interests.

In my book, you’ll find four kinds of information to help you:

  • An easy-to-understand philosophy of learning that you can adopt now
  • Stories from my family and families like yours putting those ideas into practice
  • Brain research to help you understand how natural learning occurs in children
  • Family-friendly practices to implement the 12 superpowers of learning

The Brave Learner is designed to support you in the task of education and parenting for every age group (5 – 18 years of age). It doesn’t matter whether you’re a text book homeschooler, an unschooler, or a parent of kids in a traditional school.

There’s something for every parent who cares about their children’s education.

The book is available through:

Listen to today’s Book Birthday podcast below and check out the book’s website for a SPECIAL treat (a freebie just for you!).

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Today’s Your LAST CHANCE to Pre-Order The Brave Learner

The Brave Learner: Hard Cases

Whee!! Today’s the last day to pre-order THE BRAVE LEARNER!

To receive your 2 free gifts you must order BEFORE publication day (Feb. 5, 2019).

  • Gift #1: “Hard Cases: Q&A with Julie” PDF — answers to your toughest parenting and educating challenges (pictured above).
  • Gift #2: “Brave Learner Book Club” Webinar (Feb 7, 2019) — Join me (live or by replay) to learn how to apply the 12 superpowers of Brave Learning.

After you pre-order, enter your receipt number through page and you will receive your gifts on publication day!

THE BRAVE LEARNER is available through:

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The Brave Learner Book Club!

Brave Learner Book Club

It’s the Launch of the Brave Learner Book Club!

My book, THE BRAVE LEARNER, is about to publish on February 5. One of the reasons I am so looking forward to sharing it with you is that I can’t wait to TALK with you about it!

To that end, I have decided to offer a book club—a monthly webinar where I lead you in applying the principles and practices that I enumerate in the book. We’ll

  • share,
  • discuss,
  • problem-solve
  • AND turn philosophy into practice.

All of that goodness will take place in our coaching space: The Homeschool Alliance. Join us starting in February as we kick off the book club for THE BRAVE LEARNER!

In the book club you will:

  • consider how your home can provide an enchanted context for learning,
  • find the magic that’s already present,
  • and discover concrete ideas (also in the book!) that can amp the enchantment and lead to the love of learning we want for our kids.

THE BRAVE LEARNER explores many of the themes we love to talk about in the Homeschool Alliance: creating a healthy happy family and home life, while growing as awesome adults ourselves.

Pre-order THE BRAVE LEARNER now and you’ll be set for the first book club meeting!

Can’t wait to share it with you!

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The Brave Learner

Registration is OPEN for the Brave Learner Conference!

The Brave Learner Conference

The Brave Learner Conference

All Day Conference: July 19, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

🎉Registration is Open!🎉

Early Bird registration is officially open—grab your discounted ticket before we sell out! Join me for a Full Day of Celebrating and Deep Diving into The Brave Learner.


  • BOOKMARK THE WEBSITEand check it regularly for conference details and updates.
  • Registration is now open! Get tickets here.
  • Early bird registration fee offered until March 31, 2019: $179.00 per person (Regular price: $199)
  • Capacity: 300 attendees
  • All Day Conference: July 19, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Event location: the GLORIOUS Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cincinnati (discounted rooms to stay on site will be available)
  • Special brunch with Julie for Homeschool Alliance members on Saturday morning, July 20 at the hotel (SOLD OUT)

Psst: You can still join The Homeschool Alliance for special perks, including:

  • early registration to all events like class registration, conferences, etc.
  • access to the monthly Brave Learner Book Club with Julie (starts in February)
  • inclusion in an amazing group of home educators like you
  • and of course, coaching from homeschool experts, including yours truly!

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The Brave Learner Birthday!

The Brave Learner

Joseph-Beth Booksellers is holding a special book signing and reading party on the publication date of my book (THE BRAVE LEARNER)!

Do you live in the Tri-state area? If so, please join me on February 5, 2019 at Joseph-Beth Cincinnati in Rookwood. I would be honored to have you attend. Truly! I can’t wait to be with my Cincinnati family and friends—and I would love for our Brave Writer friends and fans to show up too.

We’ll have special Buskens cookies and some other fun gifts for you. It’s going to be wonderful!

Please click the link below for details & RSVP.

Brave Learner Book Signing and Reading Party

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