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By Jen, Greta, Kristin, Bre

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HOMESCHOOLING - FAITH - MOTHERHOOD

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Marriage and Homeschooling
55:01
In this episode of At Home, Greta Eskridge leads the discussion on home schooling and marriage.  Now we know this topic can be difficult at times. Because marriage involves two opinions, two ways of thinking about things and two ways of doing things. Adding your children’ education into that mix sometimes results in differences of […]
May 23, 2018
Connecting with our Children
22:15
In this episode of At Home, Brianne Busky is leading the discussion on “Connecting With Our Children”. We’re specifically talking about those times when there is a struggle to connect with a child. It might be because they’re going through a difficult stage or there are just big personality differences, but for whatever reason, the […]
May 09, 2018
Calling of Motherhood
51:20
In this episode of At Home, Greta Eskridge leads the discussion on “The Calling of Motherhood”. We know we have listeners that are full or part time working moms, as well as full or part time stay at home moms. This episode is primarily focused on the latter, and the struggles and challenges that sometimes […]
Apr 25, 2018
What’s on Jen’s Mind
24:34
Next up in our series “What’s on your mind?”, we hear from Jen Dees! With the rest of us asking questions, Jen talks about everything from her current favorite hobbies, to raising kids with a big age range, and why women need to discuss theology more often. We know you’ll love this opportunity to get […]
Apr 11, 2018
The Role of Good Works
28:52
In this episode of At Home, Jen Dees leads the discussion on the role of Good Works in our faith. We talk about grace and striving, our motivation for good works, and the value of serving others. We also throw down a whole bunch of scriptures! Basically, in this episode we’re wrestling with the way […]
Mar 28, 2018
“Don’t Judge” Episode
40:02
In this episode of At Home, @kristinrogers leads the discussion on that expression we’ve all heard or said before, “Don’t Judge”. It’s an idea that’s everywhere right now. It’s often said in jest. And other times it’s said in all seriousness. But what are the implications of everyone not judging each other? It’s a tough […]
Mar 14, 2018
What’s on Greta’s Mind
1:00:05
Before you listen to today’s episode, we want to make sure you know that it comes with a GROWNUPS ONLY label. We are putting a disclaimer on this episode, because we want to make sure you listen to this one on your own, and not with your kiddos. Today we’re starting a series called “What’s […]
Feb 27, 2018
Teaching Children the Bible
41:23
Hi friends! Remember us? The 4 girls who had a podcast called At Home? Well, we know its been a while, but we’re excited to tell you, we’re back! We thought we’d dive in with something important, so on this episode of At Home, Jen Dees is leading the discussion on “Teaching the Bible to […]
Feb 14, 2018
Favorite Children’s Books
47:30
In this episode of At Home, Greta Eskridge leads the discussion on one of her favorite things, children’s books! Greta was so excited about this episode. But she showed some self control by not diving straight into a long list of everyone’s favorite books. Instead, she starts with some discussions on how reading books together […]
Nov 08, 2017
The Holiday Episode
49:41
In this episode of At Home, Kristin Rogers is leading the discussion on all things holiday! Its that time of year and we are excited to share with you lots of our holiday traditions, and some of our thoughts on the things that ocasionally get “sticky” during the holiday season. We start out discussing school […]
Nov 01, 2017
Meal Planning
36:17
In this episode of At Home, Brianne Busky leads the discussion on “Meal Planning”. Before we recorded this episode we put out the call on Instagram. And you responded with lots of questions and things you wanted us to discuss. So we did our best! We cover everything from what our own meal planing (or […]
Oct 25, 2017
Myth of the Perfect Mom
34:36
In this episode of At Home, Greta Eskridge leads the discussion on “The Myth of the Perfect Mom”. This is something many of us moms struggle with as we try to be and do everything for our families. It can be overwhelming and defeating, and we’re hoping our discussion will offer some hope to any mom […]
Oct 18, 2017
Keeping Marriage Fun
37:13
In this episode of At Home, Kristin Rogers leads the discussion on “Keeping Marriage Fun”.  Our past marriage episode is one of our most listened to, so we decided it was time for another one. And while this one is more light hearted, we still think you’ll come away with some good nuggets of truth. […]
Oct 11, 2017
A Charlotte Mason Education
34:49
In this episode of At Home, Jen Dees leads the discussion on “What is a Charlotte Mason Education”? The four of us all practice the Charlotte Mason philosophy in our home schools, so we begin by talking about what attracted us to Charlotte Mason in the first place. The answers range from short lessons and […]
Oct 04, 2017
Homeschooling- Staying Inspired
32:48
In this episode of At Home, Greta Eskridge leads the discussion on “Staying Inspired in Home Schooling”. This is another in our September back to school series. And while it may be a little early in the year to feel uninspired about home schooling, we are here to prepare you for the day that it […]
Sep 27, 2017
Mom Guilt
32:06
In this episode of At Home, Brianne Busy leads the discussion on Mom Guilt. We’ve all seen those pictures of kids eating ice cream at the kitchen table, with the caption, “let my kids have ice cream for breakfast! #momguilt” And we all laugh about it, and go on with our day. But we’re wanting […]
Sep 20, 2017
Sibling Bickering
39:01
In this episode of At Home, Kristin Rogers leads the discussion on sibling bickering. Like Kristin says, bickering is something that can drive an otherwise sane parent absolutely bonkers! And since this is something we all deal with in our own homes, we thought you might be too. That’s why we’re talking about it today. […]
Sep 13, 2017
Serving in Motherhood
28:43
In this episode of At Home Jen Dees leads the discussion on “Serving in Motherhood”.  Jen begins by asking us if busy moms can really serve others. It’s a good question, and one we ourselves wrestle with, just as you probably do. We talked about being on the receiving end of service, the many different […]
Sep 06, 2017
At Home Favorite: Hands on Nature
35:13
This week on At Home we are replaying one of our favorite episodes, Hands on Nature. When we first aired this episode, it was a big hit. So we hope you’ll find inspiration here again, as you head out into nature with your kiddos for nature study, or to simply enjoy the abundant beauty to […]
Aug 30, 2017
School Day Schedule
29:30
It’s time for another back to school episode on At Home! Today we’re talking all about School Day Schedules. We are often asked what our school days look like, how we create our schedules, and how we get all the things done. But, full disclosure, we weren’t entirely sure how interesting a whole episode on […]
Aug 23, 2017
Homeschooling Q&A
42:41
In this episode of At Home, Brianne Buskey leads the discussion on all things home school. That’s right, we’re doing a homeschool Q and A! We get questions from our wonderful listeners all the time, and since “back to school” is in the air, we decided to focus on answering some of the home […]
Aug 16, 2017
Amusing Ourselves to Death Part 2
37:06
In this episode of At Home, we are continuing our book club discussion on Neil Postman’s “Amusing Ourselves to Death”. Kristin Rogers does such a great job steering our conversation, despite the fact that we all jumped around quite a bit. The book just brought so many different things to mind that it was hard […]
Aug 09, 2017
Amusing Ourselves to Death Part 1
30:12
In this episode of At Home, Kristin Rogers leads our first ever book club discussion! This episode is different than any others we’ve done. We have a very free flowing, free form, talk about the book “Amusing Ourselves to Death” by Neil Postman. This book, published in 1985, is all about the corrosive effects of […]
Aug 02, 2017
Choosing Joy
30:40
In this episode of At Home, Greta Eskridge leads the discussion on “Choosing Joy”.  This is a regular theme in Greta’s own life and she tells us why that’s the case. We go on to talk about what a joyful person looks like, and why choosing joy really matters. We discuss practical ways to seek […]
Jul 26, 2017
Kids and Money
55:30
In this episode of At Home, Brianne Buskey leads the discussion on “Kids and Money”.  Brianne’s introduction to this topic was eye opening for all of us. She had some interesting, and even alarming, statistics and numbers for us to think about. As a result, each one of us was instantly even more invested in […]
Jul 19, 2017
Kids in Church Part 2
29:21
In this episode of At Home, Kristin Rogers leads part 2 of our discussion on “Kids In Church”. We were excited to hear from so many of you after our first episode on this topic. There was a lot of great discussion here on Instagram, with many great insights and opinions from differing points of […]
Jul 12, 2017
Kids in Church Part 1
42:08
In this episode of At Home, Kristin Rogers leads the discussion on “kids in church”. Kristin comes to the discussion with lots to say, and even research on the topic. There was so much to talk about that this is the first half of a two part series. Kristin asks each of us ladies to […]
Jul 05, 2017
The Travel Episode
51:48
In this episode of At Home, @jendydees leads the discussion on all things travel! It’s summer time, and we all have a bit of wanderlust. So we just had to talk about traveling. Whether it’s road trips, big trips to another country, or even exploring your own town, we have lots of ideas for traveling […]
Jun 21, 2017
Building Our Husbands Up
49:02
In this episode of At Home, Kristin Rogers leads the discussion of Building Our Husbands Up. Our last episode on marriage is one of our most downloaded episodes, so we are excited to share another one with you. We cover a lot of ground in this episode; from sharing practical, every day, ways we can […]
Jun 15, 2017
The Poetry Episode
39:56
In this episode of At Home we are talking all things poetry! But don’t worry, this episode is anything but stiff and formal. In fact, the episode begins with lots and lots of laughter as Greta and Jen express their excitement to talk about poetry while Brianne and Kristin poke fun at them for it. […]
Jun 07, 2017
At Home Favorite – Sibling Relationships
53:40
This week on At Home, we’re replaying one of our favorite episodes, Sibling Relationships. This isn’t just one of our favorite episodes, its one of yours too. We’ve gotten great feedback on this episode and hope you’ll enjoy listening to it again, or for the first time. @brebuskeyleads our discussion, and we start with stories […]
May 31, 2017
The Discouraged Mom
41:50
In this episode of At Home, @kristinrogers leads us in a discussion for the discouraged mother. She starts by asking us to share something we were discouraged by that very week, and then some practical ways we deal with our discouragement. We also discuss other things our fellow mamas are discouraged by, from a messy […]
May 24, 2017
Why We Homeschool Part 2
31:21
This week we are releasing part two of our episode “Why We Home School”. Brianne Buskey leads this discussion that covers some hard questions like, when it might not be a good idea to home school, do you ever question your decision to home school, and do you think home schooled kids can be a […]
May 17, 2017
Why We Homeschool Part 1
32:46
Hey guys! We are so thrilled to tell you that we are going back to weekly episodes starting today! That’s right! You can listen to the At Home ladies every single Wednesday. Are you as excited about this as we are? And now for today’s episode….. Brianne Buskey leads Part 1 of the discussion on […]
May 10, 2017
Visit to Abide Family Center
46:24
In this episode of At Home, our own Kristin Rogers and Brianne Buskey share with us about their recent trip to Africa to visit Abide Family Center. Abide is located in Jinja, Uganda, and Kristin and Brianne share with us a little bit of what life is like there. From heart beat raising rides on the […]
May 03, 2017
Getting to Know Kristin
52:18
In this episode of At Home, we get to know Kristin Rogers! This is the last in our interview series with each host of the show. These episodes have been so fun to record, even for us, who know each other already! Your questions have helped us to get to know each other even better. […]
Apr 19, 2017
The Music Episode
45:05
In this episode of At Home, Jen Dees leads the discussion on music. Jen came prepared with pages of notes. As well as plenty of passion, lots of opinions, and a great deal of wisdom on the subject. Besides discussing things like the benefits of learning an instrument, and at what age kids should begin […]
Apr 05, 2017
Getting to Know Brianne
40:41
In this episode of At Home, we are getting to know Brianne! This episode was so much fun to record, because Brianne was so uncomfortable. We laughed at her and with her, as she talked about what its like to be the only introvert in a sea of extroverts, and how she takes pride in […]
Mar 22, 2017
Favorite Things
53:02
In this episode of At Home, Greta Eskridge leads the discussion on favorite things. That’s right! We spent an entire episode talking about a whole bunch of our favorite things. We start by talking about our favorite morning routine, and quickly dissolve into fits of laughter when Jen says she likes to wake up and […]
Mar 08, 2017
The Cleaning Episode
37:24
In this episode of At Home, Brianne Buskey leads the discussion on…..cleaning!        We start this episode laughing because Brianne was so excited to talk about cleaning. But as simplistic as this topic sounds, we actually cover a lot of ground with it: parenting, chores, control issues, heart issues, and teaching life long […]
Feb 22, 2017
Hobbies and Handicrafts
45:51
In this episode of At Home, Jen Dees leads the discussion on “Hobbies and Handicrafts”. This is such a fun topic to talk about together. Like always, we laugh a lot. There is some criticism of macaroni art, and we also admit to a little jealousy for all the free time our kids have to […]
Feb 08, 2017
Getting to Know Jen
40:22
In this episode of At Home, we’re “getting to know Jen!” This is the second in our series of interviews with each of the At Home ladies. Jen Dees’interview is up today. And we can’t wait to let you get to know our beloved Jen better. We went to Instagram to find out what you […]
Feb 01, 2017
Sacrifices of Homeschooling
44:07
In this episode of At Home, we are talking about “Sacrifices to Homeschooling”. We know sacrifice is a loaded term, and not everyone views homeschooling as a sacrifice. There are some, in fact, that consider it a privilege. Kristin Rogers leads us so well in this sometimes tricky conversation, and we had a really great […]
Jan 25, 2017
Getting to Know Greta
27:52
In this episode of At Home, we’re “getting to know Greta!” We decided to do a series of interviews with each of the At Home ladies. Our Greta volunteered to go first. To find out what you wanted to know about Greta, we went to Instagram. And you didn’t let us down. You asked a […]
Jan 18, 2017
Dressing Our Kids
37:09
In this episode of At Home, Jen Dees leads the discussion on “Dressing Our Kids”. Usually we get our topic list long before we record. But all Jen told us this time, was that it would be a “surprise topic”. We had no time to prepare, research, or even gather our thoughts. We began recording […]
Jan 11, 2017
Seasons of Parenting
41:52
In this episode of At Home, Greta Eskridge leads the discussion on Seasons of Parenting. We all share our favorite seasons and get nostalgic over the sweet newborn stage, and the fun preschool years. Some of us have entered the stage of kids old enough to stay home alone and are really excited about that […]
Jan 04, 2017
New Year Resolutions
41:17
In this episode of at home, we’re talking about New Year’s resolutions. Greta Eskridge leads the tumultuous conversation, and trust me, it’s all over the place. It starts off slow, and Greta wonders what she’ll even do with this group of non celebrating, anti New Years resolution making people. But then things take a turn […]
Dec 14, 2016
Favorite Christmas Books
37:29
In this episode of at home, we’re talking about books! Jennifer Naraki leads the conversation and invites us all to share our favorite Christmas books. We each take a turn talking about one of our family’s favorite Christmas books, and some of us even read, or sing, a bit from the book too. It’s a […]
Dec 06, 2016
Parenting with Hope – An Interview about Special Needs
51:13
On today’s episode of At Home we’re talking with our good friend Christine Chicoine about parenting with hope. In our first ever interview, Christine talks candidly about her life as a mom to 5, one being a child with special needs. She shares the struggles, the joy, the blessings, and how God has shaped her […]
Nov 30, 2016
Holiday Traditions
30:44
On today’s episode of At Home, we’re talking about holiday traditions. Brianne Busky leads the discussion and we talk about everything from favorite childhood traditions, our present day family traditions, why holiday traditions are important, and where to start if you looking for new traditions to bring to your family. It’s a really fun and […]
Nov 23, 2016
Integrating Arts
52:39
In this episode of At Home, Rachel Reeves leads the discussion on integrating the arts into our school curriculum. This episode is a lot of fun! I think there might be more passion, disagreement, and strong opinions in this episode than in the episodes on feminism, politics, or Christian liberty. Apparently we have a lot […]
Oct 26, 2016
Food Culture Part II
43:59
In this episode of At Home Jennifer Naraki leads the discussion on food culture. This is our second time discussing this topic, because Jenn really loves to talk about food. And this time we cover everything from teaching our kids to shop, to what it means to cook with love. She asks us to describe […]
Oct 19, 2016
Creating a Nature Group
34:01
In this episode of At Home, Greta Eskridge leads the discussion on “Creating a Nature Group”. After getting questions about this topic from so many of our listeners, Greta was really excited about this episode. She dives right in with a discussion about why nature study matters. And then we go on to discuss everything […]
Oct 12, 2016
Late Night Ramblings
35:03
In this episode of At Home, we stayed up real late. It was something like our 5th recording of the night, and it was after midnight. Some of us were tired. Some of us were very tired. So we decided to record an episode where we talk about a variety of light hearted topics, where […]
Oct 05, 2016
Promoting a Peaceful Marriage
59:39
For this episode of At Home, you better get out your tissues! That’s right, this one is a tear jerker. And it’s not just Greta crying this time.We were all in tears at some point in this episode. But rest assured, its chock full of such goodness that you’ll find the tears are worth it. […]
Sep 28, 2016
Feminism
45:18
In this episode of At Home, Rachel Reeves tackles a big subject: feminism. But Rachel handles it in such an approachable, thoughtful, and honest way, that we all ended up enjoying a conversation that at first felt a bit overwhelming. Rachel begins by explaining the history of feminism and how it has changed over time. […]
Sep 21, 2016
Martinis and Yoga Pants
45:40
In this episode of At Home, Jen Dees leads the discussion on Christian liberty. Or, as we like to call it, “Martinis and Yoga pants”. We decided to cover this topic, even though it can sometimes be a tough one to wade through, because we feel that it’s a conversation worth having. And we don’t […]
Sep 14, 2016
The Overscheduled Life
46:59
In this episode of At Home, Jennifer Naraki leads the discussion on the Over Scheduled Life. Jen dives right into the topic with some fantastic quotes and research from the books, Present Over Perfect and Simplicity Parenting. We talk about at what age we sign our kids up for classes, whether or not our kids […]
Sep 07, 2016
The Early Years
40:02
In this episode of At Home, Greta Eskridge leads the discussion on The Early Years. The episode starts out with giggles, as we recorded this one late at night, and might have been a wee bit tired. Thankfully, we get on track and dive into this topic with gusto. Greta begins by talking educational philosophies […]
Aug 24, 2016
Homeschooling Difficulties
48:39
In this episode of At Home, Kristin Rogers leads the discussion on Home Schooling Difficulties. This is an episode that all us mamas can relate to in some way. Because the truth is, home schooling isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. There are hard days, and even hard seasons. Kristin asked our listeners to share some […]
Aug 17, 2016
Homeschooling Multiple Ages
34:39
In this episode of At Home, Rachel Reeves leads the discussion on Home Schooling Multiple Ages. As we get closer to the start of a new school year, we’re doing our best to cover some of the school topics you all have been asking about. Rachel does a great job wading through this one, which very […]
Aug 10, 2016
School Year Prep
48:12
In this episode of At Home, Brianne Buskey leads the discussion on School Year Prep. Some of us struggled just a bit with this topic, because we’re still in the midst of summer. But our Brianne is a planner at heart. So it doesn’t take her long to dive right in and give us an […]
Aug 03, 2016
Socialization
48:13
In this episode of At Home, Kristin Rogers leads the discussion on socialization. Wow! It turns out this is a big topic and we all have so much to say. Kristin does a great job helping us get to an understanding of what socialization really means. We determine that it’s much more than kids being […]
Jul 27, 2016
What Counts as School
38:56
In this episode of At Home, Greta Eskridge leads the discussion on what counts as school. The conversation starts out fun, when Greta asks if we can do school in our jammies, does baking cookies count as math, and if Legos really are learning tools, or just toys. However, we realize this is a topic […]
Jul 20, 2016
Children + Chores
34:55
In this episode of At Home, Jen Dees leads the discussion on children and chores. Jen is very excited about this topic, and was a little surprised that some of us saw it as more of a “necessary” topic than a “fun” one. And I think she made it her goal to get us all to […]
Jul 13, 2016
Food Culture Part 1
48:10
In this episode of At Home, Jennifer Naraki leads the discussion on food culture. Naraki, as we all like to call her, is passionate about this topic and brings so much to the table for us to talk about.  The conversation is peppered with her notes and quotes from different books, foodies, and even some […]
Jul 06, 2016
Kids and Politics
45:57
In this episode of At Home, Rachel Reeves leads a discussion on politics and kids. Most of us feel a little overwhelmed, uninformed, or even frustrated by this topic. But Rachel is our champion in this area, and she encourages us to engage and think about how to bring politics to life for our kids […]
Jun 29, 2016
Sibling Relationships
48:03
In this episode of At Home, Brianne Busky leads the discussion on sibling relationships. We start with stories of our own, sometimes rocky, relationships growing up with brothers and sisters, and how those experiences have shaped our desire to help our own children develop close relationships with one another. We talk about all kinds of things […]
Jun 22, 2016
Question & Answer
45:51
In this episode of At Home, Jennifer Dees leads a fun Q and A session with all the ladies. We talk about everything from how to handle home schooling slumps, how we get errands done during the day, and even what math curriculum we use. You’ll get a better idea about who are the more […]
Jun 15, 2016
Considering Comparison
42:53
In this episode of At Home, Kristin Rogers leads a very honest conversation on comparison. Its a topic all of us can relate to, and have struggled with at one time or another. We agree that in these days of constant exposure to other people’s Instagram or Pinterest worthy lives, it is easy to compare ourselves to […]
Jun 08, 2016
Creating Book Clubs
33:56
In this episode of At Home, resident book lover Greta Eskridge talks about the magic of book clubs and how to create them. After a failed attempt to create a book club in her own childhood, Greta rejoices in the fact that her children take part in a beautiful book club now. This episode is loaded with […]
Jun 01, 2016
Discussion Without Offense
37:58
In this episode of At Home, Rachel Reeves leads the ladies into the deep waters of having discussions without taking offense. Rachel did her home work and came armed with scripture and articles to share with us to help us better understand how to handle this sometimes spicy subject. We talked about some of the things we […]
May 25, 2016
The Cultivated Mother
26:38
In this episode of At Home, Jennifer Naraki leads a thoughtful discussion on “me time”. We all admit to a desire for time to ourselves, to pursue the things we love, like reading, drinking coffee, and exercise. (Well, exercise for a couple of us, anyway. The others much prefer having a glass of wine) But we also […]
May 18, 2016
Hands on Nature
35:03
In this episode of At Home, Brianne Buskey leads a spirited discussion on the value of getting kids out, and into, nature. We share lots of stories, some funny and others frustrating, of times our kids have been chastised for things like climbing trees, picking wild flowers, or collecting sticks. We confess our struggle with the mindset […]
May 11, 2016
Teaching Children Theology
29:36
In this episode of At Home, Jennifer Dees leads the discussion on one of her favorite subjects, theology. Jen’s passion for all things theological shows, when she drops real life theology lingo.  She loves this stuff! Jen helps us see the value of sharing the gospel with our kids in day to day life–when they’re young, […]
May 04, 2016
Screen Time
37:45
In this episode of At Home,  Jennifer Naraki shares some eye opening statistics about screen time and helps us engage in an honest discussion about the positives and negatives of screen time. We talk about the struggles we have balancing screen time in our own homes, how we use technology for home schooling, and even share some […]
Apr 27, 2016
Raising Readers
32:58
In this episode of At Home, Greta Eskridge leads a lively discussion about all things literary. There is mutiny afoot when Greta limits the number of favorite books each of the ladies gets to share during the podcast (so there are more listed in the show notes!). We also tell stories of when we all fell in […]
Apr 27, 2016
Introducing Us
21:55
In this first episode of At Home, we are giving you the opportunity to get to know us a little better.  Kristin Rogers encourages us to share everything from how we all met,  to slightly embarrassing, little known facts about ourselves.  You’re sure to laugh along with us as you get a glimpse of our long standing friendships […]
Apr 27, 2016