There’s a first time for everything, and this week on The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast we covered a topic that actually had cohost, Aby Rinella, in tears. In fact, Karen DeBeus’s story of the emotional journey of sending her daughter to college had everyone on the show pretty emotional. But don’t worry. There was still a ton of encouragement on this uplifting episode.
“Start with the end in mind”…
This episode isn’t just for parents of high school students either. Karen, Yvette, and Aby spend much of the show talking about Bible-based homeschooling and establishing a foundation that prepares your students to fare well once they graduate.
Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
In 2016, Karen founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.
As we think about preparing our kids for graduation and adulthood, it reminds us that we need to cherish the time we have with them throughout their childhood. One of the ways we can do that is by enjoying the freedom that homeschooling provides to take creative “journeys” throughout the year.
To that end, In Virtual Field Trips: Bring the Fun to Your Homeschool, Jennifer Elia, of Sound Foundations Homeschool, gives some great suggestions for incorporating fun, virtual field trips into your homeschool.
I pray that God allows you to enjoy every minute with your children. Please drop us a line and let us know how we can pray for your family. If you have been blessed by the ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked, please consider making a one-time or monthly, tax-deductible donation to support post-production on the film.
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