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Online Great Books with Scott Hambrick – WHS 232

Online Great Books


Every homeschooler understands that reading is essential. However, sometimes we may not know what our children should be reading. Or, perhaps we know what they should read but we don’t understand the essential themes and ideas of a piece of great literature.

At Online Great Books you’ll find a community that will help you understand the classics of the Western world. As parents, it’s important for us to continue learning even as we’re teaching our children and Online Great Books is a fantastic way for you to dig into those classics that may seem daunting. Continue Reading →

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Shawn Barrieau of MyFunScience – WHS 228


Shawn and Heather Barrieau founded MyFunScience in 2016 to fill a need they saw in the homeschooling community. They noticed that parents were struggling to teach math and science starting in the middle and high school grades.

The classes are taught from a Christian perspective and they believe:

  • A well-rounded STEM curriculum is critical to each student’s success in school, college, and life.
  • Our future generations and future job markets require solution-oriented thinkers and the skills provided by STEM training.
  • Working through science and math curriculums provide lifelong skills to enhance your student’s ability to deeply and richly engage in any academic and professional arena they choose!

Their teachers have years of professional and teaching experience. Each of their teachers cares deeply about making students feel welcome to explore and discover. Continue Reading →

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Connect Movie Review and Discussion with Michael Prince of Family Tech Blog – WHS 224

Connect Movie Review


Kirk Cameron’s new movie Connect aims to make parents aware of the dangers of social media for teens and provide parents with tools to steer kids away from social media’s traps.

Does it succeed? Michael Prince from Because Family joins me to review the movie and to provide some practical advice and tools to help parents of teens address the concerns brought up in Connect. Continue Reading →

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CES 2018 with Matt Kamla and Michael Prince – WHS 222

CES 2018

Photo credit: Ryan Boyles


CES 2018 has passed but coverage still continues. There’s no doubt you’re seeing many articles about the gadgets and gizmos from CES 2018 that will make your life easier or more connected.

Matt Kamla (a listener of the podcast) and Michael Prince from Family Tech Blog both attended CES this year and shared some of the things they were excited to see. In addition, I shared three things from CES that caught my eye.

From VR to conductive ink, here are the things we’re excited about from CES 2018. Continue Reading →

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Managing Your Kids’ Screen Time with Kirk Martin – WHS 219 [Interview]

Managing Your Kids' Screen Time


Managing your kids’ screen time when you homeschool can sometimes feel like a daunting task. How much is too much?
How do you get your kids to step away from the computer?

Kirk Martin is the founder of Celebrate Calm and has given over 600,000 parents and teachers in 19 countries very specific, practical strategies to stop the yelling, defiance, and power struggles. He has been featured in USA Today, Parade Magazine, Parenting Magazine, and appeared on many TV and radio shows giving his timeless, practical advice for calm parenting.

Kirk, with his son Casey, speak to teachers and parents in schools and at conferences throughout the world. Today on The Wired Homeschool Kirk Martin will share some advice and techniques for managing how much time your kids spend in front of the computer and other screens.

Email Kirk and let him know you heard him on The Wired Homeschool.
Want to hear more from Kirk? Check out his podcast.
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