Author: Pam

Pam is the author of The Your Morning Basket Guide and Plan Your Year: Homeschool Planning for Purpose and Peace. She also is the host of three popular  podcasts -- The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast, Your Morning Basket, and The Homeschool Solutions Show. She lives in the Deep South with her husband and three kids, where she is the go-to lady for great curriculum recommendations or a just a pep talk on a rough day.
Revolutionize Your Homeschool Routine: Unlocking the Potential of Seasonal Homeschooling
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Revolutionize Your Homeschool Routine: Unlocking the Potential of Seasonal Homeschooling

In this episode, Pam Barnhill interviews Robin Ludwig, a homeschooling parent who has discovered the beauty of setting up her homeschool year according to seasons. Robin shares her journey and how she incorporated classical, Charlotte Mason, and unit study approaches into different seasons of the year. Listeners will gain insights into the benefits of seasonal…

Uncover the Hidden Benefits of Consistency in Homeschooling
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Uncover the Hidden Benefits of Consistency in Homeschooling

In this episode, we’re discussing a topic many homeschoolers ask about: “Can I succeed at homeschooling?” Joining me is Damore Jensen, a homeschooling mom of three. She shares her transformative experience with our Homeschool Consistency Boot Camp, which reopens this month. Together, we unpack the importance of consistency, addressing misconceptions and highlighting its pivotal role,…

Teaching Kids to Use Tech in Your Homeschool
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Teaching Kids to Use Tech in Your Homeschool

In this episode, host Pam Barnhill chats with Stephen Souders, Mr. MYTEK from My TEK Labs. Stephen runs an online school where kids can take courses in programming and technology. They discuss the importance of teaching kids to be producers of technology, not just consumers, and debunk some misconceptions parents may have about their children’s…

Your Questions About Sibling Dynamics in Homeschooling
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Your Questions About Sibling Dynamics in Homeschooling

In this episode, Pam tackles listener questions about sibling dynamics within the homeschooling setting. Are you perplexed about what happens when a younger child surpasses an older sibling in skills like math or reading? Or you’re trying to navigate the challenge of keeping an older child engaged in learning while younger siblings are at play. …

A Mindset Shift in Homeschooling Subjects
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A Mindset Shift in Homeschooling Subjects

With the surge in homeschooling popularity, many parents and educators are seeking innovative and effective ways to enhance the learning experience for their children. One significant mindset change is dividing subjects into two distinct categories: skill-based subjects and content-based subjects. This categorization simplifies the teaching process and introduces a new level of freedom and flexibility….

Language Learning Made Fun With a Fluency Approach
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Language Learning Made Fun With a Fluency Approach

Join me on this episode of Ten Minutes to a Better Homeschool, where we dive into the power of the fluency approach to language learning with our guest Adelaide Olguin. Drawing from her experiences teaching her own children three languages, she shares the transformative benefits of fluency-focused instruction at home. Adelaide discusses how this approach…

Unexpected Disruptions: How Planning Can Help Navigate Homeschool Challenges
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Unexpected Disruptions: How Planning Can Help Navigate Homeschool Challenges

This is our final Real Moms Plan episode! On this episode of the podcast, host Pam Barnhill welcomes special guest Betsy Cypress, a highly active member of our homeschool community who found herself in the unique position of homeschooling for a friend. Betsy shares her personal experience of facing unexpected disruptions in her homeschool year…

The Importance of Finding Your Homeschooling Vision
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The Importance of Finding Your Homeschooling Vision

We’re back with our Real Moms Plan series! In this episode, I’m excited to introduce you to Kristelle Larson, a remarkable mom from our homeschooling community who’s been implementing my program “Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot” since the beginning. Kristelle’s approach helps her handle her busy homeschool year efficiently while maintaining her sanity. We…

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