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Resilient Homeschooling: Navigating the 'Throw in the Towel' Moments | 255

November 07, 2023
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Welcome to the Homeschooling Families podcast. Today we are excited to have SaraRuth Owens join us as we discuss some of the hard parts of homeschooling and how parents can often feel discouraged and want to "throw in the towel".

Homeschooling is a deeply rewarding journey, but it can also be incredibly demanding and filled with stressors. At times, it may seem like you're on the verge of giving up. But don't worry, you're not alone. We've all been there. 

In this episode, we'll explore the common stressors that homeschooling families face and, most importantly, we'll provide you with valuable insights on how to manage these moments when you're at the breaking point. Our guest speaker for today, SaraRuth Owens, is a homeschooling expert with a wealth of knowledge and practical tips to share. 

Meet the Guest:

Public school teacher turned work from home mother of three, SarahRuth and her family hail from the southern Appalachian mountains. She and her husband both traded their 9-5s for smaller gigs on the side, so they could spend their days doing life together. This is the heart of their business - helping families DO LIFE TOGETHER because: TIME TOGETHER > THINGS.

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Transitioning from a teaching career to homeschooling.
  • The importance of valuing relationships over strict educational structures.
  • Strategies for handling challenging days and balancing self-care while homeschooling.
  • Seeking wisdom from Scripture, mentorship, and self-care practices.
  • Finding a supportive community and resources during difficult homeschooling periods.

Additional Resources:

  • Find more about SaraRuth and Kindle Togetherness HERE
  • Follow Kindle Togetherness on Instagram HERE
  • Learn more about TTD365 HERE

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Leslie Nunnery is a Christian author, speaker, and homeschooling advocate. She is the co-founder of Teach Them Diligently, a ministry that provides resources and experiences to strengthen Christian homeschooling families. Leslie is also the author of several books on parenting and homeschooling, including "Teach Them Diligently: Raising Children of Promise," and "Heart School: How Amazing Parents Become Excellent Home Educators." Through her work, Nunnery aims to encourage and equip families to raise their children to love and serve God.

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David Nunnery is the founder of Teach Them Diligently, a ministry dedicated to equipping and encouraging families to disciple and home educate their children. He is also the author of Transform Journals, Thanksgiving in the Psalms. In addition, David is the president of Worldwide Tentmakers, an organization that supports tentmaking missionaries who use their professional skills to support themselves while serving as missionaries.

David is passionate about helping families grow in their faith and helping believers find their place in the Great Commission. He has spoken at numerous conferences and events across the United States and is committed to supporting the efforts of missionaries around the world.
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