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Latter-day Saint Home Educators Podcasts are a great resource for your homeschool. A collection of interviews plus audio recordings from our live-stream webinars and face-to-face conference classes, there is something for everyone. 

Want more classes on a particular subject or from a specific presenter? Visit the LDSHE Audio Library for a selection of over a thousand classes, available for streaming with a subscription or downloading with an LDSHE membership!

A Joyful Mother

with Angela Baker

2008 LDSHE Conference

“Mom, you’re always stressed.” I stopped frantically chopping vegetables and looked across the counter at my 13-year-old daughter. “I’m not stressed, at least not always,” I replied. But her comment had pierced my reality. Was I stressed more often than not? This was a turning point for me. Are you feeling stressed and burned out? Would you like to put the JOY back into your mothering and teaching? YOU CAN! Stress is just a symptom—a misperception. It means we are not seeing things quite right. Mothering and homeschooling can be joyful. Come discover how to get the JOY back when you’ve lost it (and we all lose it from time to time). Discover “The 7 Lenses for Finding Joy” and let joy be the legacy you pass on to your children.

“Be Still…”

with Angela Baker

2016 LDSHE West Conference

The Lord instructs us to “Be still.” But certainly he didn’t have in mind the homeschool mother. Does he have any idea what it is to homeschool? I mean really now, who is going to take care of things while Mom is being still?

But what if being still was the answer to feeling stressed and overwhelmed? What if being still took care of the fatigue and burn out and helped you get more accomplished? What if it eliminated the confusion and worry? What if instead of working longer, running faster, trying harder, getting up earlier, or going to bed later, you just sat still for a while…maybe a really long while?

Angela has a unique perspective on what it means to “Be still and know that I am God.” Two years ago she had a debilitating illness that put her in bed for three months. During her subsequent challenging 18-month recovery, she learned vital lessons about the renewing power of being still. In this workshop you will hear her story and find out how she continued to homeschool and hold her family together even through her illness. She will share with you six vital practices that will increase your capacity to be still and know God’s purposes. You will learn how to renew, regroup, and recharge. You will see why taking time for these actually increases your productivity and makes you a powerhouse homeschool mom. This workshop is for everyone—even dads—but especially for those who are feeling a bit rundown or burned out (which includes all of us at some point or another).

Child and Brain Development

with Kristina Herrera

Come join me in our newest episode of the Homeschool Conversations Podcast as I discuss child and brain development with educational expert Kristina Herrera.  Learn how to best help foster learning during those critical early childhood years.  Kristina is graciously giving out her email address so you can contact her if you have any questions.  She can be reached at [email protected]

Homeschooling Through a Family Crisis

with Cara Rector

Life sometimes throws you curveballs! Join us a we discuss how Cara Rector’s family homeschooled during a difficult pregnancy and what they learned as a result.

Making Homeschool Work for Your Family

with Alyson Redford

There is no one “correct” way to homeschool. Listen in as we talk about how to make your homeschool work for you family based on your priorities, needs and family circumstances, and how those things change over the years as the children grow and develop.

Understanding Homeschooling Philosophies

with Dana Wood

There are a number of different approaches to homeschooling curriculums and understanding the basics can save you a lot of time, money and effort as you try to select the best curriculum for your family. Join us as we introduce each of the different approaches and talk briefly about its applications, pros and cons.

Homeschooling While Running a Business

with Kami and Anita Huntzinger

Join us as we talk with sisters-in-law, Kami and Anita, as they describe their experiences of homeschooling their children while also running a small business

Homeschool: The Reality 

with Jen Altman

Join us as we talk about what our expectations were for our homeschools as we began and what the realities have been.

Why YOU Can Homeschool and How to Get Started,

By Audrey Rindlisbacher

2015 LDSHE-East Conference

Do you ever doubt your ability to be an effective homeschool parent? Are you so concerned or overwhelmed that you’re not even sure you want to try it? Have you started homeschooling your children but you’re still wondering if you’re doing too much . . . or too little?!?
Don’t worry anymore! True principles are the answer to success in any endeavor, and homeschooling is no different. Once you understand the foundational principles and learn the tools for getting your homeschool off to a great start, there’s no way you can fail!!

Homeschool or Public School: Is That the Question?, 
By Donna and Reece Nielson

2018 LDSHE-West Conference

As parents, we have the right, responsibility, and position of greatest insight to help our kids gain the best education possible. This course will show how to choose your path with confidence, without fear of either side. We will walk through our own “hybrid homeschooler” experience and share the positive impact of both homeschool and public school.

Raising a Sinless Generation: Turning the Hearts of the Children to the Lord, by Eric Richards

2020 LDSHE Webinar

Fear, worry, and anxiety can creep into our minds and into the lives of our youth. Come to learn gospel principles about how to combat negative thinking and to better obey the Savior’s command to “Fear Not” in a positive and happy message geared toward turning our children’s hearts to the Lord.

Hidden Earthquakes in a Shaky World, by Travis Parry

2020 LDSHE Webinar

The adversary has been trying to thwart the Plan of Salvation since its inception, yet we discuss very little of how the adversary seeks to do this. Learn how the adversary tries to shake us and the principles of withstanding these temptations.

Socialization, by Ariel Rodriguez

2017 LDSHE-East Conference

One of the questions you might be asked as a homeschool parent is “What about socialization?” Learn what socialization really is, how to answer questions about socialization, and why you don’t have to worry about socializing your child.

Wrangling and Ruminating Rabbits: Our First Foray into Georgics, by Chelsea Johnson

2020 LDSHE Webinar

As it is my aspiration to become a homesteading family, I figured we should start by taking small steps to prepare ourselves for that lifestyle. So last year, we began raising meat rabbits. As a girl who grew up far from farmland and going through bouts of vegetarianism, there were a few {read: a lot of} learning curves, but I’m happy to report that we have come out of this year closer as a family and with a greater appreciation for Heavenly Father and His creations.

Come to this class prepared to think about the goals your family has for various nature-based projects. We will discuss strategies to overcome your hesitations, resources that are available to you, and the benefits of incorporating Georgic-based projects into your homeschool.

Art is for Everyone, Including Parents! by Kari Brimhall

2020 LDSHE Webinar

Art enriches lives and is for everyone. This hands-on art lesson is for parents. Art can open your eyes to beauty, history, creativity and more! Kari Brimhall has taught art for years and is a docent at Virginia’s Chrysler Museum of Art. Come learn how to jump into a painting; secrets to enjoying an art museum with kids (even if you don’t know much about art!); and how you can add art to your curriculum. She will also share her favorite art supplies. Then, we will make some art in class, no experience necessary!

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Other Reading Struggles, by Dana Wood and Tiffany Salter

2020 LDSHE Webinar

Does your child struggle with seemingly easy tasks? There may be more going on than you realize. Dana and Tiffany have years of experience addressing the needs of children with dyslexia and dysgraphia. They will share with you an explanation for what is going on in the brain of a child with these challenges, as well as providing practical ways to address, mitigate and maybe even overcome these learning disabilities.

Taking Charge of Your Own Education and Loving It! by Adelin Bates

2020 LDSHE Webinar

Have you ever wanted to learn something but didn’t have the time? Have you ever felt “forced” to learn things that you have zero interest in? Or, have you ever felt that you just don’t want to learn anything at all? In this class, we will explore ways that will help you lead out in your own education so that it is custom fit for you. We will also unlock the secret to “learning to love to learn” any subject – even those you are “forced” to study and hold little interest for you.

Seek Scientific Knowledge by Study and Also by Faith, by David Handy

2020 LDSHE Webinar

Brother Handy cuts through the confusion and shows the clear connection between science and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Using examples from the Brethren and his own experiences, he shows that the Lord wants us to succeed in science and will help us to do so. Good science and bad science will be compared and contrasted, to help you avoid being deceived. Strengthen your faith, broaden your horizons, boost your ambition, and develop even more gratitude for all that God has given us.

Being Creators in a Consumption World, by Nephi Zufelt

2020 LDSHE Webinar

We live in a world of consumption where it is commonplace to sit and consume hours and hours of content (Netflix, video games, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) every single day. As a society, we are losing our ability to create and produce because of our tendency to consume. This class is not intended to teach you how to avoid consumption through screens and social media. Instead, we want to focus on teaching ways that you can change your usage of modern technology from consumption to creation. The tools we have been given are amazing, but we absolutely must use them to create and produce in lieu of using them as tools of consumption. We will discuss strategies to change our use of technology and introduce the production/consumption ratio.

Trust the Journey! The Unexpected Fruit, by Holly Tippetts

2020 LDSHE Webinar

I have prepared to give this talk for twenty-six years! This year I get to graduate!!! My homeschooling journey with my six children is coming to a close. I love stories that give hope and that is why I am excited to share the Unexpected Fruits I found along the way. I started homeschooling with just three goals in mind. All of them have come to pass, with so many more unexpected blessings. Being able to look back on this awesome journey helps me to see that every moment was worth it! I will do my best to cast a vision of hope and encouragement with a vulnerable dose of laughter and tears.

Strategies: What To Do When They’re Stuck, by Jennifer Georgia

2020 LDSHE Webinar

After teaching math at home, in classes, and in co-ops for many years, I’ve seen some pretty bad cases of “stuckness.” When the math anxiety kicks in, good clear thinking stops. But even in cases where there’s not a lot of anxiety, there can still be roadblocks. This class will focus on the critical points in a math education where many children begin to struggle. We will discuss how to diagnose whether the problem is anxiety or the lack of a specific thinking skill. And you’ll be given strategies to aid in problem-solving which apply to many kinds of situations in life, not just in math.

The Kill Zone: Principles and Tools for Overcoming Our Personal Battles, by Justin Zufelt

2020 LDSHE Webinar

Life is full of amazing adventures and opportunities, but it also has disruptions like temptation, pornography, and addiction. In this class, we’ll discuss a military tactic called the Kill Zone that has been used throughout history, and which Satan also uses to try and enslave us, keeping us from reaching our full potential. We will learn exactly what this tactic looks like and how to escape its grasp using tools and principles that can be applied by every family. Avoiding disruptions and surviving the Kill Zone is the key to helping our children discover their strength and achieve their purpose!

First-aid for Your Homeschool Woes, by Rachel Spigarelli

2020 LDSHE Webinar

Bring your toughest homeschool issues to this class and we’ll solve them, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle style. For the child who lags, she has the “won’t-get-it-done” cure. Does your child convince herself that some tasks are beyond her reach and impossibly hard? There’s a cure for that “might-as-well-give-up-now” mindset. Not only does Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle understand child psychology better than most professionals, she also understand the unique demands a homeschool mother faces. Feeling fatigued? There is a cure if you are “starting-every-day-empty.” Overwhelmed with curriculum decisions? Learn to filter out the unnecessary details with a custom pair of blinders. Practical advice delivered with humor means that this class will help you recognize simple strategies for shifting the homeschool attitudes in your home.

Eliminating Feelings of Guilt and Failure from Your Homeschool, by ToriAnn Perkey

2020 LDSHE Webinar

Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been homeschooling for years, feelings of guilt and failure can easily overwhelm your homeschool. What’s a mama to do? Come learn how to banish the negative feelings that can suck the joy and delight out of your homeschooling.

Helping Your Children Become Self-Propelled, by JoAnn Toronto

2020 LDSHE Webinar

I will be sharing tools to help children have the knowledge on how to accomplish things themselves through sharing my experiences on learning from the good days and rough days. These tools will help children in areas of chores, habits, school work and other areas of being independent and self motivated!

Politics and the Media: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, by Bay Buchanan

2019 LDSHE-East Youth Conference

The current political environment is toxic, but good people still need to be involved. It’s an experience that is enormously rewarding and painfully heartbreaking all at the same time. We’ll discuss “political correctness” and how to remain determined to express your beliefs in the midst of it. Stories from thirty years in the world of politics and the media.

Homeschooling After Public School, by Amy Palmer

2020 LDSHE Webinar

Are you getting ready to pull your kids out of school? Come hear how things went for our family when we decided public school wasn’t for us anymore and pulled our four kids out of elementary school, middle school, and high school. We had a lot of transitioning, some bumbling, some dashed expectations, a whole lot of blessings, and of course learning (but not the kind you might think).

How to Lead Dynamic Book Discussions–with ANY Age Group, by Audrey Rindlisbacher

2020 LDSHE Webinar

As homeschooling parents, reading great books with our families is the backbone of our educational pursuits. Although reading them is critical, a quality discussion of them can be the catalyst for having those great books change us for the better. In fact, dynamic book discussions have the power to help you accomplish your deepest purposes as a homeschooling parent—to shape the characters of your children. With a few simple tools, you will know better what to look for in the books you’re reading, how to ask stellar questions and how to discuss their key ideas in meaningful ways. Join me to learn some of the best tools I’ve discovered in fifteen years of studying, practicing and teaching the skills of creating and leading transformational discussions!

Take Time to Breathe, by Jessica Croker

2020 LDSHE Webinar

“If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!” This phase is so cliché because it’s true. As a homeschool mom, you give yourself a lot of hats to wear, you use your precious creativity and energy to see to it that your children’s needs are met, and you wouldn’t want it any other way! But— who sees to it that your needs are met?

Your energy is a precious resource. Let’s learn about managing it and multiplying it by finding pockets of stillness in your hectic days and tapping into your source of deep renewal so that you can give at your greatest capacity. Sometimes less is more. Your efforts are enough. You’ve got this, mama!

Ten Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started, by Cara Rector

2020 LDSHE Webinar

Getting started on your homeschooling journey can feel overwhelming. You may find yourself saying, “I don’t know what I don’t know.” Cara has gathered some helpful tools to help you on your journey.

How do homeschool conferences–and particularly LDSHE Conferences–inspire and validate homeschool parents? What is the draw of LDHSE’s homeschool conferences? What causes people to gather from nearly 40 different states and provinces each May? What do they experience that is so valuable? Listen in as Jessica Croker, Tina Huntsman, and Keeley Berardi answer these questions. 
Is there someone who needs convincing? Have them listen to this!

LDSHE has blessed thousands of people in the past 15 years. What is the mission and the guiding philosophy behind it? Join Misty Foxley and Dana Wood as they discuss how this organization got its start.