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 22

Let's Play School

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Season 2, Episode 21

Coronavirus and Homeschooling

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Season 2, Episode 20

Homeschooling an Only Child

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Season 2, Episode 19

Creating a Nature Curriculum in a Charlotte Mason Education

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Season 2, Episode 18

The Importance of Music in Home Education

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Season 2, Episode 17

Leaving Traditional Education For Homeschool

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Season 2, Episode 16

Winter Homeschool and Handicraft Inspiration

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Season 2, Episode 15

The Importance of Traditions

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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: Bestowing the Brush March 31, 2020
    In this weeks episode, we chat with Bestowing the Brush host Dallas Nachtigall about how she uses painting and art in her homeschool. Dallas shares how she gets her kids involved and how art has truly become a form of mother culture in her Charlotte Mason homeschool. Make sure to check her out on Instagram […]
  • Setting the Spark: Let's Play School March 24, 2020
    Chelsea Lanese is the creative mind behind the Let’s Play School products (find all of there stuff at letsplayschoolblog.com and follow her on Instagram at @letsplayschool). We were so excited to talk with Chelsea all about her homeschool style, inspiration, and motherhood. With her energy and infectious personality, Chelsea inspired us to continue on in this […]
  • Setting the Spark: Coronavirus and Homeschooling March 18, 2020
    ***Not appropriate for children***In this week’s episode we talk with homeschooling mom and medical doctor Dr. Kimberly Mason about the latest developments in the Coronavirus epidemic. We discuss the origins of the virus, steps to take now to protect our community, how the virus appears to affect children and pregnant women, as well as how […]
  • Setting the Spark: Homeschooling an Only Child March 10, 2020
    Homeschool families come in all different configurations and sizes and today we wanted to take some time to talk about what it looks like to have an only child at home. We explore the beauty and challenges of homeschooling one with boy mom Jillian Graham. It’s a great episode no matter how many kids are […]
  • Setting the Spark: Creating a Nature Curriculum in a Charlotte Mason Education February 25, 2020
    Mom of three and Charlotte Mason educating Mama Kim Mason sat down with us this week to talk about one of the tenants of a CM education- nature study. Kim shares how nature study differs from simply playing outdoors, as well as how to implement and even create your own nature study curriculum in your […]
  • Setting the Spark: The Importance of Music in Home Education February 11, 2020
    We were delighted to talk with Mary Prather of Squilt Music and Homegrown Learners! Mary is a homeschooling mom herself who has made adding music to your homeschool enjoyable, fun, and easy! SQUILT Music Homegrown Learners Christian Sands (artist) Listen to "Flight of the Bumblebee" Can You Hear It? book and cd
  • Setting The Spark: Leaving Traditional Education for Homeschool February 4, 2020
    You may remember Christa Thomas from our Importance of the Outdoors episode (if you haven’t listened to it check it out now!). What you may not know is Christa used to teach in both public and private schools. Her sons also attended private and public school for a time. In this episode, Christa shares what […]
  • 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 […]

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