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Encouragement for military spouses.

Military families make up less than 1% of the U.S. population, and the challenges they face are unique. Whether you're looking for military family support or simply want to learn more, join host Jen McDonald as we discuss it all: getting through the separations that go along with training and deployments, living overseas, raising military kids, finding your own place as a military spouse, and strengthening your military marriage.

A military spouse of nearly three decades herself and the author of the book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse, Jen doesn't shy away from the hard topics, while providing a practical, humorous look at military life. Military life can be hard, but it’s also amazing in so many ways. We're only stronger together!

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Oct 19, 2020

On this episode, I’m sharing about our homeschooling journey, and how it fit in with military life!

Let’s talk about some of the common fears and misconceptions, and some of my favorite resources and tips from over 20 years as a homeschooling mom.

We homeschooled our four now grown children, who’ve all gone on to college and careers. I embraced a hands-on and literature-based method of learning and education, and combining kids in studies where possible. It was also important to us to set our kids up for success and independence. 

Our military family homeschooled all four of our now grown children. Our oldest child moved 3 times during his high school years, and our youngest moved so often that staying in one place for 2 years seemed like a long time.

With all the changes and challenges of military life, their education was one of the constants! One benefit that came out of our decision to homeschool was the flexibility to PCS at any time without disrupting their education.

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