but god…

NEW PODCAST! “But God….” Calling all moms! This week’s coffee date is 100% pure encouragement from God’s Word!

  • Got challenges?
  • Homeschooling off to a rough start?
  • Is life getting messier each day?
  • Are the excuses and feelings of guilt piling up?
  • Feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or under-qualified?

If so, then it sounds like you need God to but into your life! Give yourself a break. Extend grace to yourself. Put the pity party favors away and then join me for a much-needed coffee break and time in God’s Word. (I think this week’s episode is more for me than you but I hope you can join me!)

In this week’s Coffee With Carrie episode, I share how to have a positive “But God…” attitude this school year. So pour yourself a cup of coffee, put your feet up, open your Bible, get a bunch of post its and a big red sharpie pen. You will need all of it for this week’s little coffee break.

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Don’t forget to share with a friend who might need a little encouragement this week!

LESS IS MORE!

YES! You heard that right. This year, we need to adopt a “Less is More” attitude!

NEW PODCAST!  Less is More:  A Simple Homeschool Philosophy. 

One year ago this week, my book Just Breathe (and Take a Sip of Coffee):  Homeschool in Step with God  was released!  To celebrate, I would like to share with you excerpts from one of my favorite chapters in the book, “Chapter 12: Less is More.”  

This month, many moms are also planning for the new school year. This is a perfect time to read this chapter (and actually the entire book)!  It will encourage you, inspire you, and help you prepare.  

This week’s podcast is a little preview of the book.  After listening to this week’s Coffee With Carrie episode, I’m sure you will want to read the rest of Just Breathe .  If you have already read my book, Just Breathe, then take a listen anyway.  It’s a great reminder ( and as I read Chapter 12, I insert extra commentary and little tidbits along the way.)

You don’t need all of the bells and whistles to homeschool. Less really is more and simple is always better.  If you are looking for ways to simplify your homeschooling, to focus on what is really important, and to get more done by doing less this coming school year, then join me for this week’s little coffee break.  

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You can also purchase the book @Amazon.

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LET’S CELEBRATE!

ONE year ago today, my homeschooling book, Just Breathe (and Take a Sip of Coffee): Homeschool in Step with God, was published!!

What a day it was!  

And this past year has been filled with encouraging messages from you, wonderful reviews on Amazon, pictures of you reading my book on the beach, recommendations on Instagram and Facebook, and moms discussing my book in their book clubs.  I still find it quite weird signing my book but I am always humbled by the request.

I well up with tears when I read your messages that say my book has changed your homeschooling or it has has helped change your relationship with your kiddos. 

💜 Thank you for loving my book!

💜 Thank you for loving me (warts and all)!

💜 I love you back!

Thanks for celebrating Just Breathe’s ONE YEAR PUBLICATION ANNIVERSARY with us! As a way to say “Thank You,” we are having a special GIVEAWAY! Check out my IG account @coffeewithcarrieconsultant to enter. We are giving away my book to FIVE homeschooling moms! If you haven’t read the book, enter to win a copy! If you have read the book, then enter to give the book as a gift.

PS. Would you like to give my book and I an anniversary present? If so, we would love to get 100 reviews on Amazon. Have you left one yet? Thanks in advance for the positive review and the 5 Star Rating!

The Sabbath Principle: How to Apply to Your Homeschooling

We had such a great time at our annual Special Weekend for Homeschooling Moms back in March! It was so much fun seeing familiar faces, reconnecting with old friends, and meeting a few new friends. Since our main goal of the event each year is to give moms a much-needed break filled with fellowship with like-minded homeschooling moms, our event was in person! The sessions are great but the best advice and encouragement happen during breaks between the moms at each table. We didn’t feel streaming it live would have the same impact. However, many of you came up to after each session and asked if I could share the sessions on upcoming podcasts for their friends who were not able to attend. So this week, our podcast is a re-recording of our second session on Saturday morning, “How to Apply the Sabbath Principle to Your Homeschooling.”

In this session (and podcast), I share just a few tidbits from the first section of my book, Just Breathe (and Take a Sip of Coffee): Homeschool in Step with God. But the majority of this session were stories and lessons learned after the book was published and during this crazy Covid year of survival schooling. Since I was able to re-record it, I was also able to add a few extra tips, stories, and advice that I didn’t have time to share at our conference.

Since this podcast was longer than most CWC podcasts, we split it into two episodes: Part 1 and Part 2.

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I hope you enjoy it and I hope it encourages you in practical ways to rest on the Lord! If it blesses you, please share it with a friend who needs a little “Sabbath” in her home and homeschooling.

Check back next week for Part 2

If you enjoy this week’s podcast, you will love Just Breathe (and Take a Sip of Coffee): Homeschool in Step with God!

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Living in Hope: Lessons Learned From Hannah

We had such a great time at our annual Special Weekend for Homeschooling Moms last weekend! It was so much fun seeing familiar faces, reconnecting with old friends, and meeting a few new ones. Since our main goal of the event each year is to give moms a much-needed break filled with fellowship with like-minded homeschooling moms, our event was in person! The sessions are great but the best advice and encouragement happen during breaks between the moms at each table. We didn’t feel streaming it live would have the same impact. However, many of you asked if I could share the sessions on upcoming podcasts for your friends who were not able to attend.

So this week, our podcast is a recording of our first session on Saturday morning, “Living in Hope: Lessons Learned From Hannah”. We dug deep into 1 Samual Chapters 1 and 2 as we learned how to apply the principles of Hannah’s hope and faith to our lives, parenting, and homeschooling.

In this week’s podcast, we learn how to:

  1. Have Hope in the midst of taunts (1 Samual Ch 1: 1-8)
  2. Have Hope in God’s promises ( 1 Samuel Ch 1: 9-28)
  3. Have Hope in God’s Word & His Character: (1 Samuel 2: 1-10)
  4. Hope while living in a lost world (1 Sam 2:11-26)

In Hannah’s story, we learn these vital truths:

  • God will not be mocked!
  • In God’s timing, He will bless the faithful and he will judge the wicked.
  • The Lord hears our cries and answers them.
  • Finally, Even Surrounded by ungodly behavior and in a godless world, our children, like Samuel, can still grew in stature, serve the Lord, and find favor in his sight.

I hope you enjoy this week’s study in God’s Word and this week’s podcast! If it blesses you, please share it with a friend who is living in a “hopeless” situation.

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