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March in the Homeschool Alliance: Enchant Your Children’s Education

The Brave Learner Book Club in the Homeschool Alliance

Each month in the Homeschool Alliance we explore a theme found in my new book, THE BRAVE LEARNER. In March we’ll look at Chapter 4 which discusses ways to enchant your children’s education.

Why do the forces of enchantment create the valuable connections our children need in order to retain what they learn?

We’ll talk about:

  • surprise,
  • mystery,
  • risk,
  • adventure,
  • and how to foster curiosity and depth in a child’s learning life.

The Homeschool Alliance coaches and I will help you think freshly about these ideas and make that paradigm shift to see differently. We’ll share practical steps to help you stage your home for the transformation to occur! We’ll help you tailor-make the practices to suit your family.

Let’s use the forces of enchantment to ignite a powerful learning journey for our children and teens.

Book Club Webinar: Tuesday March 19 at 7:00 PM ET

Can’t wait to share with you!

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February in the Homeschool Alliance: 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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January 2019 in The Homeschool Alliance: Historical Fiction

Light up every subject through historical fiction

Make Historical Fiction Exciting and Inviting!

Join us in the Homeschool Alliance and explore how historical fiction does its magic with Caroline Starr Rose, an award-winning middle grade and picture book author.


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Caroline’s debut novel May B. is a natural for Brave Writer fans: a fast-paced adventure novel in verse, set on a Kansas prairie homestead with a strong young protagonist. It is poetry, history, geography, and adventure, rolled into a compelling story we can’t help loving and learning from! She will show us how books like May B. help us see beyond our place and time.

The LIVE webinar (“Light Up Every Subject Through Historical Fiction”) will be Tuesday January 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM ET.

Jump in! The Homeschool Alliance has a FREE trial period that gives you a chance to look around to see if it’s a good fit for you.

We offer so many tools to help you:

  • Monthly webinars
  • Free digital copies of Julie’s books (A Gracious Space)
  • A HUGE library of resources to educate you about parenting, school subjects, family dynamics, and extracurricular activities
  • Julie’s Alliance-Only coaching tools for homeschool planning
  • A discussion board for members (where the deep coaching happens)
  • Plus a 10% discount on Brave Writer products!

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December in the Alliance: Partnering with Your Teens for a Great Future

Brave Writer Homeschool Alliance December 2018

I’ve got a treat for you!

My adult daughter, Johannah, is joining us in the Homeschool Alliance during the month of December. She is a life coach who works with young adults to help them dream big and find their way into purpose-filled lives! She’s bringing that skill and energy to our Alliance members so that parents can use coaching tools to help teens find their way into big bold lives!

December is a great time to discover the Homeschool Alliance. We’ll talk about the upcoming semester and you can listen to all of our pre-recorded webinars and audio lectures as you wrap gifts, stuff a turkey, or decorate a mantel. The Homeschool Alliance has four years worth of material ranging from parenting to school subjects to extra curricular activities to self-care. Truly: there’s no place like it online for homeschoolers.

Join us for what we like to call: “Grad School for Home School!”

Here’s what one of our members says:

The HSA could create a sea change (and is) in the the homeschool community. The volume of wisdom, non-judgmental support and the joy of learning for homeschooling parents that is encouraged is a game changer for any new or old homeschooler. The HSA requires us to “go first” without us even realizing it at first.

By merely participating we practice what you preach for our homeschool. From our learning and support blooms a healthy homeschool from the center outward. It influences home education, family dynamics, individuals and society the same way healthy parenting does. The HSA is truly a gift and I know it’s a labor of love for all of you.

—Stephanie


Take a look at what the Alliance has to offer with our 7-Day FREE Trial! Join any time and leave any time. What have you got to lose?

All the good stuff will be open to you. Think of it as your best online resource for everything you need to feel good about the home education you are providing to your kids.

We offer so many tools to help you:

  • Monthly webinars
  • Free digital copies of Julie’s books (A Gracious Space)
  • A library of resources to educate you about parenting, school subjects, family dynamics, and extracurricular activities
  • Julie’s coaching tools to help you evaluate this year and plan next year
  • A discussion board to meet other Homeschool Alliance members and to receive coaching
  • 10% OFF discount code to use on all Brave Writer products!

…and so much more!


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Nov. 2018 Homeschool Alliance Theme: How to Homeschool so Kids Will Listen

Brave Writer Homeschool Alliance November 2018

It’s the age old homeschool dilemma: how do I get my kids to do what I need them to do and to care about what I think they should care about?


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Join us this month as we get “back to basics” with a parenting classic: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.

Solving the dilemma starts with helping our kids deal with their feelings. As Faber and Mazlish so aptly put it—when kids feel right, they behave right. Yet “helping our kids deal with their feelings” is not always as simple as it sounds. At its heart, it requires that we accept all their feelings, even the ones that make us angry or anxious. Yikes!

We’ll dive deep into how to navigate the inherent conflict of needs that exists between us as parents and those endearing yet oh-so-frustrating young people we care about so deeply and passionately. Along the way we’ll discover the five skills to engage cooperation and the attitude that helps children thrive (and what attitude defeats them!).

Have a particularly sticky problem you are struggling with? Join now to get a chance to submit your cooperation bugaboos for Julie, Stephanie and Jeanne to address in our monthly webinar.


Take a look at what the Alliance has to offer with our 7-Day FREE Trial! Join any time and leave any time. What have you got to lose?

All the good stuff will be open to you. Think of it as your best online resource for everything you need to feel good about the home education you are providing to your kids.

We offer so many tools to help you:

  • Monthly webinars
  • Free digital copies of Julie’s books (A Gracious Space)
  • A library of resources to educate you about parenting, school subjects, family dynamics, and extracurricular activities
  • Julie’s coaching tools to help you evaluate this year and plan next year
  • A discussion board to meet other homeschool alliance members and to receive coaching

…and so much more!


The Alliance: Grad School for Homeschool