HSP 33 Lesli Richards: Things I Wish I Had Known


Welcome back to a new season of the Homeschool Snapshots Podcast! We are kicking off with an interview with Lesli Richards, a self proclaimed accidental homeschooler and the author of The Homegrown Preschooler.

Lesli shares with us things she wish she had known at the beginning of her homeschooling journey. With one daughter in college and a special needs son, she talks about the important things that made their homeschool successful.

With warmth, humor, and down-to-earth truth, Lesli is the perfect encouragement to get your year off to a great start. Enjoy!

HSP 33 Lesli Richards: Things I Wish I Had Known

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  • Tasmanian says:

    I did a little happy dance when this turned up on Stitcher today. We get a dishwasher tomorrow and I had a day’s worth of dishes to hand wash – with a great podcast to listen to!

  • Annie Frase says:

    As a mom of a 6, 4 and 2 year old, this post was so encouraging to me! It reminded me that I am on the right track with the way I “school” my preschoolers and don’t have to doubt myself so much! Culture speaks such a different and louder voice at times doesn’t it? I have enjoyed all of your podcast episodes but this one was so timely for me this week and I think it might be my favorite. Thank you for all you do! Keep up the good work!

  • Shehla says:

    Oh, consider me a convert. I think I have practically forgotten my little as we pick up our stride as new homeschoolers. Thank you so much! I will be incorporating sensory activities and starting our day outside! I truly see how schooling is an ever-evolving process that never keeps one shape as we find better ways to tailor our experiences for our families.

  • Cindy says:

    I cannot begin to tell you how many things I love about this episode!!! I have talked to two other moms just this week about the very things in this podcast. I believe so deeply in what she said about the preschool years, especially. I am on “round two” myself with a two-year-old little girl riding the coat tails of 9-year-old twin brothers (who are on the spectrum but one is nearly recovered) and 8-year-old brother. Cannot wait to check out more from Lesli.

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