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When All Hope is Gone: The Story of Elizabeth & Zechariah In “When All Hope is Gone: The Story of Elizabeth & Zechariah,” Episode, #149, Meredith Curtis takes you on a journey back in time to a godly priest and his wife who have faced a lifetime of disappointment. She explains how their story fits […] The post When All Hope is Gone: The Story of Elizabeth & Zechariah appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Dec 7

25 min 18 sec

Proactive Parenting During the Holidays In “Proactive Parenting During the Holidays,” Episode, #148, Meredith Curtis addresses parenting challenges over the holidays and how to overcome them with confidence. She also explains the opportunities holiday celebrations provide to parent proactively: instilling values and creating a sense of family identity. Take ground this holiday season to impart […] The post Proactive Parenting During the Holidays appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Nov 16

29 min 19 sec

What Supreme Court Case? In “What Supreme Court Case?,” Episode, #147, Meredith Curtis brings on special guest Linda Salmon, a former prosecuting attorney, to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court case, Cobb v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, scheduled for hearing on December 1, 2021. Mississippi, a sovereign state, has made a law to keep babies in […] The post What Supreme Court Case? appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Nov 1

46 min 17 sec

The Dark Side in the World of Academia In “The Dark Side in the World of Academia,” Episode, #146, Meredith Curtis reveals the challenges that await our child when they go away to college, especially if that university is secular. She talks about worldview, rejection of Christinaity, cancel culture, temptation, lowering of academic standards, and […] The post The Dark Side in the World of Academia appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Oct 18

39 min 40 sec

61 Ways to Teach It In “61 Ways to Teach It,” Episode, #145, Meredith Curtis gives homeschooling parents 61 teaching methods that work! Get out of a teaching rut and try out some new methods. From tried-and-true to out-of-the box, these 61 ways to teach your children will bring life to your homeschool adventure. Try […] The post 61 Ways to Teach It appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Oct 6

35 min 51 sec

Homeschool Socialization In “Homeschool Socialization,” Episode, #144, Meredith Curtis shares how homeschooling in her home has included other families. From involvement in homeschool support groups, lessons, sports, and co-ops to History Days and ministry, there have always been other homeschooling families involved in our lives. Meredith gives practical tips and fun ways to spend time […] The post Homeschool Socialization appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Sep 20

27 min 26 sec

Travel to Learn Geography In “Travel to Learn Geography,” Episode, #143, Meredith Curtis shares how traveling to other states and countries have taught her so much about their culture, natural resources, farming, businesses,  landforms, and religion. Meredith shares how to start with travel locally, statewide, and beyond your borders. Best of all, Meredith gives practical […] The post Travel to Learn Geography appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Sep 6

41 min 35 sec

Help! I’ve Got Issues In “Help! I’ve Got Issues,” Episode, #142, Meredith Curtis talks to moms like herself that are far from perfect. Often, we carry a picture in our head of the ideal homeschooler who has a perfect family, perfect children, and a perfect homeschool life. But how do you homeschool when family, financial, […] The post Help! I’ve Got Issues appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Aug 16

37 min 10 sec

Flexible Scheduling Can Work for You! In “Flexible Scheduling Can Work for You!,” Episode, #141, Meredith Curtis can help you if you feel overwhelmed by trying to get it all done. Is there a way to schedule that is flexible enough to deal with the interruptions every day brings? Can a free spirit live a […] The post Flexible Scheduling Can Work for You! appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Aug 2

38 min 28 sec

Learn Geography in the Kitchen! In “Learn Geography in the Kitchen!” Episode, #140, Meredith Curtis introduces you to global cuisine that your children can cook, bake, and eat. Learning is more fun in the kitchen and that’s true of geography, too. You can travel from continent to continent learning about popular foods and places to […] The post Learn Geography in the Kitchen! appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Jul 19

37 min 47 sec

Amazing History of Flight In “Amazing History of Flight,” Episode, #139, Meredith Curtis introduces you to the amazing history of flight! Aviation history is thrilling. Meredith touches on some of the highlights and the men who risked their lives because they believed they could somehow fly. Unit study, delight-directed suggestions given too!       […] The post Amazing History of Flight appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Jul 5

43 min 44 sec

My Favorite Founding Mothers & Fathers In “My Favorite Founding Mothers & Fathers,” Episode, #138, Meredith Curtis introduces you to the Christian Freedom Fighters of old. The American Revolution was won by freedom-loving patriots who resisted tyranny after decades of patient negotiating. They worked hard, loved their families, read their Bibles, went to church, and […] The post My Favorite Founding Mothers & Fathers appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Jun 25

43 min 46 sec

30 Creative Gift Ideas Dad Will Love This Father’s Day In “30 Creative Gift Ideas Dad Will Love this Father’s Day,” Episode, #137, Meredith Curtis acknowledges that homeschool dads are amazing. Sometimes it can be hard to think of creative ways to let Dad know how much we appreciate him. Don’t worry Meredith has 30 […] The post 30 Creative Gift Ideas Dad Will Love This Father’s Day appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Jun 16

12 min 57 sec

Build Virtuous Habits & Patterns thru Homeschooling In “Build Virtuous Habits & Patterns thru Homeschooling,” Episode, #136, Meredith Curtis gives some practical reality to what Charlotte Mason calls “Patterns & Habits” by zeroing in on 6 character traits (humility/obediene and honor/industriousness/diligence and faithfulness/greeting/service). She gives practical tips and wisdom so that you can use habits […] The post Build Virtuous Habits & Patterns thru Homeschooling appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

May 17

31 min 44 sec

Hope for the Mom of a Wayward Child In “Hope for the Mom of a Wayward Child,” Episode, #135, Meredith Curtis brings encouragement for moms who are desperately praying for their child to come back to Christ. She shares stories from church history and Scripture of mothers who have been in that situation and how […] The post Hope for the Mom of a Wayward Child appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

May 3

36 min 6 sec

6 Ingredients of Great Curriculum In “6 Ingredients of a Great Curriculum,” Episode, #134, Meredith Curtis can help you if you feel overwhelmed by curriculum choices. There is so much out there! Meredith shares how she chooses curriculum for her family by using a simple checklist of 6 things. She gives practical wisdom on what […] The post 6 Ingredients of Great Curriculum appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Apr 19

38 min 43 sec

17 Ways Churches Can Support Homeschooling In “17 Ways Churches Can Support Homeschooling,” Episode, #133, Meredith Curtis speaks to church members, leaders, and pastors, giving creative ways churches can minister to the ever-growing number of homeschooling families. She gives practical wisdom on what to look into in regards to doctrinal, legal, and moral issues that […] The post 17 Ways Churches Can Support Homeschooling appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Apr 5

34 min 53 sec

Christ in Easter: 10 Days of Family Fun In “Celebrate Easter: 10 Days of Family Fun,” Episode, #132, Meredith Curtis gives you a 10-day plan for Family Devotions/Fun that will engage all ages and make your Holy Week/Easter celebration meaningful for the whole family. Each day, she has Scripture suggestions, prayer focus, discussion ideas, song/hymn […] The post Christ in Easter: 10 Days of Family Fun appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Mar 15

30 min 40 sec

Stress-Free Homeschool Graduation Celebration In “Stress-Free Homeschool Graduation Celebration,” Episode #131, Meredith Curtis believes you can plan and celebrate a homeschool graduation stress-free if you plan and budget ahead. With simple explanations and examples, Meredith lays out how to plan a graduation celebration for just your family or a small group of teens. She has […] The post Stress-Free Homeschool Graduation Celebration appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Mar 2

27 min 45 sec

Home is the Best Place to Raise Leaders In “Home is the Best Place to Raise Leaders,” Episode, #130, Meredith Curtis reveals the reasons your home is the perfect place to raise up the next generation of leaders. In fact, a loving family atmosphere instills virtue, confidence, and communication skills that government-schooled children lack. Once […] The post Home is the Best Place to Raise Leaders appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Feb 16

45 min 21 sec

How to Use Who-Dun-It Curriculum in a Homeschool Co-op In “How to Use Who-Dun-It Curriculum in a Homeschool Co-op,” Episode, #129, Meredith Curtis explains how to use her most popular English course, Who Dun It Murder Mystery Literature & Writing, in a homeschool co-op setting. It’s easier than you think to teach, homeschool Mom or […] The post How to Use Who-Dun-It Curriculum in a Homeschool Co-op appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Feb 2

38 min 8 sec

Raise Teens Who Love America In “Raise Teens Who Love America,” Episode, #128, Meredith Curtis urges you to be proactive in raising freedom-loving young people. It’s so easy to take freedom for granted until you lose it. America has been a beacon of freedom and hope to the entire world for centuries, but do our […] The post Raise Teens Who Love America appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Jan 19

38 min 9 sec

New Semester New Hope In “New Semester New Hope,” Episode, #127, Meredith Curtis welcomes you to a new year and a new semester. You can change direction, do something fun, try out new curriculum! It’s time to hope for a brighter tomorrow! Things don’t have to stay the same or get worse—with Christ there is […] The post New Semester New Hope appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Jan 5

26 min 48 sec

Investigate the Mystery of Christmas In “Investigate the Mystery of Christmas,” Episode, #126, Meredith Curtis calls you to put on your detective hat and solve a mystery with her! Meredith takes you on a tour of the Old Testament looking for clues that point to a spectacular event in Bethlehem! Are you ready to investigate […] The post Investigate the Mystery of Christmas appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Dec 2020

20 min 33 sec

11 Reasons Books Make Great Gifts In “11 Reasons Books Make Great Gifts,” Episode #125, Meredith Curtis gives you remarkable evidence that giving books for Christmas and birthday presents is a super idea and a lifetime investment in those you love. Meredith inspires you to give books and then gives a host of book gift […] The post 11 Reasons Books Make Great Gifts appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Dec 2020

16 min 15 sec

Create Treasured Memories with a Christmas Unit Study In “Create Treasured Memories with a Christmas Unit Study,” Episode, #124, Meredith Curtis gives you step-by-step instructions to create your own unit study after she shares how unit studies refresh your family for the month of December. Breakaway from the routine with a unit study so you […] The post Create Treasured Memories with a Christmas Unit Study appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Nov 2020

17 min 31 sec

3 Ways to Inspire Your Family with Christian Super-Heroes  In “3 Ways to Inspire Your Family with Christian Super-Heroes,” Episode, #123, Meredith Curtis reveals creative ways to teach church history in a way that will inspire your family to draw closer to the Lord. She likes to introduce her children to super-heroes—real ones—not from Marvel—but […] The post 3 Ways to Inspire Your Family with Christian Super-Heroes appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Oct 2020

20 min 2 sec

Build Your House on the Rock In “Build Your House on the Rock,” Episode, #122, Meredith Curtis shares how we can survive the storms of life with the rock-solid Word of God! Meredith relates Matthew 7:24-27 to parenting and homeschooling, giving insights and practical tips for various ages and seasons of life. If you want […] The post Build Your House on the Rock appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Oct 2020

20 min 17 sec

10 Reasons Abortion is the Most Important Issue in the 2020 Election In “10 Reasons Abortion is the Most Important Issue in the 2020 Election,” Episode, #121, Meredith Curtis shares why the most important thing about a candidate is not just his or her stance on abortion, but what the candidate will do to put […] The post 10 Reasons Abortion is the Most Important Issue in the 2020 Election appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Sep 2020

26 min 50 sec

Why I Wrote My Own Government Course In “Why I Wrote a Government Course,” Episode, #120, Meredith Curtis shares her homeschool journey in search a government course that would impart earnest wisdom into her children’s hearts and lives. She finally decided to design her own course, Government, God’s Blueprint/Man’s Agenda—a little bit textbook, a little […] The post Why I Wrote My Own Government Course appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Aug 2020

22 min 57 sec

Add Humanities to Your Home School In “Add Humanities to Your Home School,” episode #119, Meredith Curtis talks about humanities—art, music, literature, economics, government, philosophy, religion, architecture, and theology. Meredith shares how her family adds humanities to their history and geography studies. You can, too! The easiest way is through unit studies. You can also […] The post Add Humanities to Your Home School appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Aug 2020

22 min 19 sec

Can Christianity & Marxism Co-Exist? In “Can Marxism & Christianity Co-Exist?” episode #118, Meredith Curtis takes a look at Marxism. She explains why it appeals to our sense of kindness and justice, as well as how it actually plays out at a national level.  She also reveals the dark side of socialism and how it […] The post Can Christianity & Marxism Co-exist? appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Aug 2020

52 min 53 sec

Economics Explained So You Can Understand It In “Economics Explained So You Can Understand It” episode #117, Meredith Curtis explains what economics is in very simple terms so even the most economic-phobic teen or adult can understand. GDP/GNP, Macroeconomics, and microeconomics will make sense to you now. Get rid of intimidation! You can understand economics! […] The post Economics Explained So You Can Understand It appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Jul 2020

23 min 45 sec

6 Ways for Your Homeschool Co-op to Be Special Needs Friendly In “6 Ways for Your Homeschool Co-op to Be Special Needs Friendly” episode #116, Meredith Curtis gives practical ways to cultivate a culture that welcomes families with special needs. Parents, children, and teachers can all work together to be welcoming and supportive. Since our […] The post 6 Ways for Your Homeschool Co-op to Be Special Needs Friendly appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Jul 2020

21 min 8 sec

10 Ways to Be Healthy & Stay Healthy In “10 Ways to Be Healthy & Stay Healthy” episode #115, Meredith Curtis shares easy ways to maintain good health and avoid getting sick. These tips are simple and time tested. Meredith explains how sleep, nutrition, exercise, fresh air, sunshine, hygiene habits, handwashing, and staying dry work […] The post 10 Ways to Be Healthy & Stay Healthy appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Jun 2020

28 min 49 sec

Easy DIY 5-Year Homeschool High School Flexible Plan In “Easy DIY 5-Year Homeschool High School Flexible Plan” episode #114, Meredith Curtis shares easy ways to plan ahead and take advantage of educational opportunities for your teens to get every high school credit possible and make sure the core classes are completed by graduation. Meredith explains […] The post Easy DIY 5-Year Homeschool High School Flexible Plan appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Jun 2020

24 min 22 sec

7 Ways to Save Big on Homeschool Curriculum In “7 Ways to Save Big on Homeschool Curriculum” episode #113, Meredith Curtis shares practical ways to plan ahead and take advantage of opportunities so you can save money on homeschool curriculum. We all want to save money! Yet, we want to give the best to our […] The post 7 Ways to Save Big on Homeschool Curriculum appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

May 2020

34 min 41 sec

Motherhood Perfection Syndrome Myth Busters In “Motherhood Perfection Syndrome Myth Busters?” episode #112, Meredith Curtis exposes lies moms believe that define who they are with a false narrative. For each lie, Meredith reveals the truth that brings freedom! Moms don’t have to struggle under the weight of constantly striving but never measuring up. In Christ, […] The post Motherhood Perfection Syndrome Myth Busters appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

May 2020

36 min 33 sec

9 Creative Ways To Turn Covid-19 Into An Out-Of-The-Box Learning Adventure In “9 Creative Ways to Turn Covid-19 into an Out-of-the-Box Learning Adventure” episode #111, Meredith Curtis takes a look at how exciting it is to live through a time that you will be telling your grandchildren about. It’s a great teaching/learning opportunity. Meredith shares […] The post 9 Creative Ways To Turn Covid-19 Into An Out-Of-The-Box Learning Adventure appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Apr 2020

23 min 41 sec

Meaningful & Fun Ways to Celebrate Easter at Home In “Meaningful & Fun Ways to Celebrate Easter at Home” episode #110, Meredith Curtis answers the questions you have about how to celebrate this significant Christian celebration without gathering with other believers in person to rejoice. She will give you Scripture, worship, prayer, hands-on activities, read […] The post Meaningful & Fun Ways to Celebrate Easter at Home appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Apr 2020

29 min 36 sec

Super-Hero Patrick! Life Lessons from Ancient History In “Super-Hero Patrick! Life Lessons from Ancient History” episode #109, Meredith Curtis introduces you to a Super-Hero of old: St. Patrick of Briton who served the Lord as a missionary in Ireland, converting most of the island to the Christian faith. Pirates, kidnapping, escape, and years of training […] The post Super-Hero Patrick! Life Lessons from Ancient History appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Mar 2020

20 min 3 sec

7 Ways to Make Jesus Lord of Your Homeschooling In “7 Ways to Make Jesus the Lord of Your Homeschooling” episode #108, Meredith Curtis inspires you to make Jesus Christ the center of your homeschooling. Here are tried and true ways to homeschool to the glory of God and teach your children about Jesus in […] The post 7 Ways to Make Jesus Lord of Your Homeschooling appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Mar 2020

29 min 22 sec

7 Steps to Create Your Own High School Classes with Living Books In “7 Steps to Create Your Own High School Classes with Living Books” episode #107, Meredith Curtis shares how she created all of her children’s high school classes. She began the process by listing all the books she wanted her daughter to read. […] The post 7 Steps to Create High School Classes with Living Books appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Feb 2020

30 min 46 sec

7 Reasons I Teach Newspaper Reporting In Middle School In “7 Reasons I Teach Newspaper Reporting in Middle School,” episode #106, Meredith Curtis shares how she hones in our children’s writing before they start high school by teaching them to write like reporters. Not only do they learn to write clearly and concisely, they have […] The post 7 Reasons I Teach Newspaper Reporting In Middle School appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Feb 2020

33 min 4 sec

9 Keys to Financial Success In “9 Keys to Financial Success” episode #105, Meredith Curtis shares 9 financial keys that unlock blessing in the financial realm. These principles will work! No matter how young or old you are, it’s time to stop falling into financial pitfalls and start living the way God wants you to […] The post 9 Keys to Financial Success appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Jan 2020

31 min 24 sec

From Goal to Habit with God’s Grace In “From Goal to Habit with God’s Grace” episode #104, Meredith Curtis talks about those New Year’s resolutions we make every year with a twist. She offers an alternative to making and breaking resolutions. Instead she talks about goals and how to turn those goals into habits that […] The post From Goal to Habit with God’s Grace appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Jan 2020

23 min 37 sec

Happy Birthday Creator-King In “Happy Birthday Creator-King,” episode #103, Meredith Curtis talks about birthdays and what makes birthdays special for the birthday person, the family, and the guests. How does the birthday person want to celebrate? As we celebrate Jesus, our Creator-King’s birthday, we can plan our Christmas celebration as a birthday where Christ is […] The post Happy Birthday Creator-King appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Dec 2019

21 min 26 sec

Pearl Harbor 12.7.41 In “Life Lessons from History: Pearl Harbor 12.7.41” episode #102, Meredith Curtis takes you back in time to the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, that plunged America into World War II. What led up to that historical moment? Were we the only ones attacked?  Why was Pearl Harbor […] The post Pearl Harbor 12.7.41 appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Dec 2019

28 min 8 sec

100 Homeschool Hacks II In “100 Homeschool Hacks Volume II” episode #101, Meredith Curtis, Laura Nolette, and their friends share 100 ways to homeschool more effectively, efficiently, enthusiastically, and effortlessly. There were too many tips and advice for one show so we started earlier this month and are finishing up today. Sit back, relax and […] The post 100 Homeschool Hacks II appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Nov 2019

59 min 4 sec

100 Homeschool Hacks I In “100 Homeschool Hacks Volume I” episode #100, Meredith Curtis, Laura Nolette, and their friends share 100 ways to homeschool more effectively, efficiently, enthusiastically, and effortlessly. There were too many tips and advice for one show so we will start this week and finish up next week. Sit back, relax and […] The post 100 Homeschool Hacks I appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Nov 2019

52 min 18 sec