Welcome to Setting the Spark! Whether you've just started homeschooling, are a veteran homeschooling parent, or just curious to find out what it's all about, you are welcome at our Table! We created this podcast with the goal of forming an interactive community across all areas of the curriculum spectrum, to discover ways that we can unite and encourage each other. No matter what approach you use in your homeschool, we believe there's something unique you have to offer and share that will help others!

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Season 2, Episode 14

Heroes and Where To Find Them Part 2

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Season 2, Episode 13

Heroes and Where To Find Them Part 1

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Season 2, Episode 12

Homeschooling and Marriage

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Season 2, Episode 11

A Week in the Life of an Unschooler

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Season 2, Episode 10

Expectations vs. Reality

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Season 2, Episode 9

The Importance of the Outdoors

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Season 2, Episode 8

Dealing with Burnout

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Season 2, Episode 7

Inspiration for Prospective and Non-Homeschool Families

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Season 2, Episode 6

Homeschooling with Lots of Littles

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Season 2, Episode 5

For The Love Of Living Books: Part 2

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Season 2, Episode 4

For The Love Of Living Books: Part 1

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Season 2, Episode 3

Charlotte Mason and Parenting

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Season 2, Episode 2

Wisdom From The Researcher Mom

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Season 2, Episode 1

Intentionally Slow Learning

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Episode 26

Season Finale: Motherhood, Faith and Classical Education

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Episode 25

Homeschool Conference Inspiration

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Episode 24

The Role of Art Education

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Episode 23

Boat-Schooling

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Episode 22

Picture and Composer Study in CM Education

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Episode 21

Waldorf Deep Dive Part 2

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Episode 20

Waldorf Deep Dive Part 1

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Episode 19

Homeschooling and Bad Days

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Episode 18

20 Questions with Your Hosts!

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Episode 17

Interview with Homeschooling Dad Jack Stewart

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Episode 16

Science, Math and Technology According to Charlotte Mason

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Episode 15

What About Socialization?

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Episode 14

Worldschooling 102

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Episode 13

Homeschooling on a Budget

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Episode 12

Worldschooling 101

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Episode 11

Challenge Program and College Prep with Classical Conversations

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Episode 10

Mental Health and Community in Motherhood

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Episode 9

Introduction to Roadschooling

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Episode 8

Mother Culture and the Charlotte Mason Method

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Episode 7

Daily and Seasonal Rhythms in Waldorf

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Episode 6

Homeschooling Through The Seasons: Unschooling Edition

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Episode 5

Introduction to Classical Education

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Episode 4

Introduction to Charlotte Mason

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Episode 3

Homeschool Husbands Hijack

 

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Episode 2

Introduction to Waldorf

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Episode 1

Introduction to Unschooling

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  • Setting the Spark: Winter Homeschool and Handicraft Inspiration January 21, 2020
    Waldorf Inspired mama Jen Grant is back sharing all of the cozy and wonderful things her family enjoys about winter. Jen gives some great examples of indoor activities for families as well as winter inspired handicrafts to enrich your homeschool day.  Resources Mentioned: Rat a Tat Cat Uno Clue Guess Who Catan Jr. Hedbandz Jr. […]
  • Setting the Spark: The Importance of Traditions December 27, 2019
    In today’s episode we talk with mom of 5 Naomi about how she uses traditions from her childhood with her children today. We also discuss what it’s like working with Spanish speaking homeschoolers and some Spanish resources!   Resources from this episode: La Edad De Oro by Jose Marti Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Arco Iris […]
  • Setting the Spark: Heroes and Where to Find Them Pt. 2 December 17, 2019
    In Part 2 of our Hero series, we talk with Maria Nelson about the importance of heroes in the lives of children. From stories of fictional heroes or biographies of great men and women in history, we dive into the (sometimes murky) water of  learning from those who have gone before us. We also discuss […]
  • Setting the Spark: Heroes and Where to Find Them Pt. 1 December 10, 2019
    In Part 1 of our Hero series, we talk with Maria Nelson about the importance of heroes in the lives of children. From stories of fictional heroes or biographies of great men and women in history, we dive into the (sometimes murky) water of  learning from those who have gone before us. We also discuss […]
  • Setting the Spark: Homeschooling and Marriage November 26, 2019
    We love homeschooling and marriage so we were so excited when Paula Cutrona came up with the idea to do an episode on how one affects the other. In this episode we discuss so many important topics like practical ways we can use time management to ensure we have energy to put into marriage after a […]
  • Setting the Spark: A Week in the Life of an Unschooler November 19, 2019
    While every unschooling family’s schedule will look differently, Audrey walks us through what a typical rhythm and schedule looks like for her family. Audrey also shares her views on subjects such as math and spelling, and how she approaches child led learning in their home. Like what you're hearing? Give us a review! It helps […]
  • Setting the Spark: Expectations vs. Reality November 12, 2019
    It's so normal to have expectations about things- especially of how your homeschool day is going to look. We get so excited and have so much fun planning that it can often be discouraging when our reality doesn't meet with those visions. In this episode, your co-hosts discuss how their expectations have been met or […]
  • Setting the Spark: The Importance of the Outdoors November 5, 2019
    There has been a recent influx in information lately about how important it is to get your kids outside more often. In today’s episode, Christa Thomas goes into more specifics as to why this outdoor time is so important for kids developmentally, socially and physically. She discusses the benefits from a scientific perspective and gives […]
  • Setting the Spark: Dealing with Burnout October 22, 2019
    When you're doing something you love it is often easy to overlook the signs that you're pushing yourself too hard and working in a way that is not sustainable. In this episode, mother of three, Molly, talks with us about her personal experience with burnout. We explore the signs of impending burnout and how to […]
  • Setting the Spark: Inspiration for Prospective and Non-Homeschooling Families October 15, 2019
    Are you a parent who is interested in homeschooling but not ready to fully commit? Do you know someone who feels like traditional schooling is better for their child but still wants to implement certain homeschool principles or philosophies? In this episode, we talk with curricula researcher and philosophy lover Lauren Litton about the inspiration […]

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