Unicorns, Hamsters, & the Comparison Trap

Riddle me this:  What do unicorns, hamsters, and comparisons have in common? 

If your interest is piqued and you are wondering what on earth this has to do with homeschooling, then join me for this week’s Coffee With Carrie podcast.  Do you feel like you are constantly spinning your wheels but going nowhere and accomplishing nothing?  If so, then take a little break from all of the hustle and bustle, get off the crazy train for a spell, and pour yourself a much-needed cup of coffee. 

Join me this week as I use a few humorous analogies to explain why homeschooling moms are always in perpetual motion and more importantly with a little humor, I share a few ways to make the never-ending spinning stop.  I promise, you will never look at unicorns and hamsters the same way again!  

NEW PODCAST: Unicorns, Hamsters & the Comparison Trap


Messy Monday

It’s Monday Ya’ll!

It’s time to get on board the HOT MESS Express with me!

Let’s get real!  
In my book, Just Breathe (and Take a Sip of Coffee): Homeschool in Step with God, I talk about the importance of not only sharing your wonderful homeschool days but to make sure we share our the crazy, messy, mixed up, awful homeschool days too.  Yep, that’s right! Post your beautifully messy lives too!

Social media is filled with perfect little families, perfectly completed lessons, and perfectly clean houses.   Don’t get me wrong,  these pictures can be very encouraging and very inspiring to see especially for a mom like me who struggles. But also we need to remember that even the most seasoned homeschooling moms have bad moments, bad days, and even bad months.

Sharing with other moms your good, bad, AND ugly is an opportunity to be real.  

  • It is an opportunity for growth.  
  • It is an opportunity to laugh at ourselves.  
  • It is an opportunity to ask for prayer.  
  • It might even be an opportunity to encourage a mom just like you who might be struggling with the same things you are.

⁣Check out today’s Coffee With Carrie IG post:  https://www.instagram.com/p/CHp8mjQBNjF/. I give you a real look at last week’s mess in our home!  Enjoy the piles of dirty cloths, unfinished school work, kitchen disasters, and desks covered in, well, all kinds of stuff.  (And you can thank me later for making you feel like a super mom after you see it!)

It’s Messy Monday, ya’ll!  Join me today!
Share your Monday messes in your IG stories and don’t forget to tag me @coffeewithcarrieconsultant so we can be hot messes together!

Be proud of your mess. It just proves that God isn’t finished with you yet. “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Then make sure you listen to this week’s upcoming podcast.  It drops on Thursday morning. I talk more about the importance of being transparent and dangers of the comparison trap.

See you @ Instagram today!


Guarding Hearts & Minds: One Dryer Sheet at a Time

Yes, folks, I have yet another embarrassing homeschooling moment to share with you, but trust me!  There is a point to my crazy story and also a few great homeschooling lessons to learn.

In this week’s podcast, I share four simple and easy ways to guard the hearts and minds of our children and how to protect ourselves from letting anger, bitterness, and unforgiveness fester and consume us.  Join me for this week’s episode as I give ideas on how to use wholesome literature to whet your child’s appetite for godly things, activities you can do to cultivate grateful & forgiving hearts, and how to develop a habit of personal quiet time and family devotions. 

Pour yourself a cup of coffee, put your feet up, and take a little coffee break with me this week as I share how to guard hearts and minds one dryer sheet at a time!




Thanksgiving: Lesson Learned from Joshua

This Thanksgiving, what can we learn from Joshua, the crossing of the Jordan River, and the memorial of stones erected on the West Bank by the Israelites?  Well, a whole bunch! 

In this week’s episode, I dig deep into the Book of Joshua and share how to apply the principles of Chapter 4 to our homeschooling and to our Thanksgiving celebrations.  This episode is also full of engaging, fun, and meaningful activities that can be done as a family during the month of November. The biblical lessons and the activities shared will help develop an attitude of gratitude during this season of thanks.  

So pour yourself a big mug of pumpkin spice latte (with some extra whip cream and cinnimon) and join me for a little coffee break.  You don’t want to miss this one!



The Secret to Being a Great Teacher



The Secret to Being a Great Homeschooling Teacher  

We kick off Season 2 of Coffee With Carrie Podcast by sharing the secret of how to go from being a good homeschooling mom to a great homeschooling mom!  

I talk about the qualifications needed to teach your own at home as well as four simple (and joyful) ways to be the best teacher possible.  

Put your feet up, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and join me for this little coffee break.  We have a new opener (with groovy coffee house music) to get the conversation started along with the usual encouragement, advice, and stories to keep you going.   

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