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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ASK ME ANYTHING: Coffee & Conversation with Carrie

NEW PODCAST! Ask Me Anything ( Part 1 & 2)

Join me this week for an informal conversation and Q & A session about homeschooling, parenting, and faith. In this week’s coffee break, I begin to answer all of the questions you submitted through Facebook, Instagram, and email. 

In Part 1, I discuss everything from homeschooling little ones and getting organized to winning over homeschool critics, getting husbands involved, high school sports, and so much more. 

So pour yourself a very large cup of coffee, sit back, relax, and enjoy a little conversation and real talk with me. 

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MOM TIME: Vital For Survival!

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What’s on my heart this week? MOM TIME and breaking through this February Wall!

Spending time with other moms is essential!  It is vital for our survival as we live out our ministry of motherhood and our calling to homeschool.  In this week’s podcast, I talk about why spending time with other homeschooling moms needs to be a priority.  I also reveal what we have planned for this year’s Special Weekend for Homeschooling Moms.  Thank you for listening to this week’s podcast!

Our annual Special Weekend for Homeschooling Moms is March 12th & 13 in SOCAL!

This year’s theme is Just Breathe:  A Weekend to Rest, Refresh, and Refocus.  You are invited to join me and some of my homeschooling friends for an IN PERSON, mom’s only, weekend-long coffee break!  It will be a weekend of fellowship, encouragement, worship, and laughter.   Pour yourself a cup of coffee and join me for a special CWC episode. You don’t want to miss this week’s podcast and you certainly don’t want to miss this year’s Special Weekend for Homeschooling Moms!  

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