We never really set out to create a podcast. We really enjoy homeschool podcasts ourselves, and we felt that there was a voice that was missing. A voice that could contribute to the discussions around homeschooling and life in the podcast world. We felt that there is not enough information out there for the secular homeschooling family, and so we decided to start one ourselves.
We hope that you will enjoy what we have to say, maybe learn something new, and be encouraged and inspired each time you have a listen.
But, first things first, how did an American from the Upper Penninsula of Michigan meet a Canadian from the far West? Why, Periscope of course!
How did Alisha & Amanda Meet?
Alisha and Amanda joined a homeschool group for bloggers who were interested in live streaming around the same time in the spring of 2015. They would watch different streams to learn more about homeschooling from other homeschool moms, and were always drawn to what each other were saying. Amanda found value in the fact that Alisha was a few years ahead of her in homeschooling, and that Alisha was so supportive of her children and their interests.
Alisha found Amanda to be a kind, and supportive friend with amazing ideas on how to incorporate art, science and music into the daily homeschool.
As Periscope lost ground to Facebook Live, Amanda and Alisha moved on to SnapChat to share their days, hopes, and struggles with each other and became the best of friends who have never met in real life!
Alisha is a passionate homeschooling advocate and frequent Starbucks visitor.
She works at home part-time as a homeschooling consultant and founder of Inspired (secular homeschooling conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada), while learning at home with her 4 exceptional kids. Her two oldest children have ADHD and learning challenges but are perfect just the way they are. She sometimes writes over at Learning From My Kids when she gets a spare minute between car-schooling and mediating the differences of opinions between her kids. You can also find some of her work on the iHomeschool Network. If you want to connect with her check her out on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest.
Amanda is an artist turned homeschool mom with two amazing kiddos.
She has her B.F.A in Photography and recently sold her studio of 11years to stay home and homeschool. She thinks that science and art is essential for learning and strives to create a space where her children are free to explore the arts and science. She is passionate about supporting parents who might not have an art background by helping them find easy ways to incorporate the arts. And because she has a real passion to help she has created some amazing courses. She also runs the site Raising da Vinci that’s full of ways to encourage your child’s curiosity.
Connect with her on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Youtube.