Rachael Carman

Rachael Carman is co-owner of Apologia. As a mom to 7 and ‘Coco’ to 3, she’s a 25-year homeschool veteran—still energetic about affirming, encouraging, and equipping the next generation of families. She is a respected speaker and author of a Bible study titled The Word in Motion. Connect with her online at RachaelCarman.com, Real Refreshment – The Community, and the Let’s Talk Homeschool podcast.

Workshops from Rachael Carman (may vary by event location)

Perspective is Everything

As you consider how to go forward in your homeschooling journey, where are you standing? Are you on the field or in the stands or in the blimp? It matters. What is obstructing your view? Who’s on your team? Where is the finish line? How can you best proceed? Why are you where you are? It’s difficult to answer any of these questions in the heat of the battle. It’s important to take inventory, to step back, to step away. Sometimes you have to go backwards to go forwards, to go down to go up, to go left to go right. What if there’s a place to stand so that you can really see?

Encouragement, Mom Encouragement

Homeschooling Isn’t the Answer

Bummer isn’t it. Wouldn’t it be nice if homeschooling was the answer? I mean, wouldn’t it be nice if all of the problems in our families could be solved with good family time and great curriculum? Wouldn’t it be great if all we had to do was adopt a certain daily schedule, read aloud certain books and follow a certain educational philosophy? Wouldn’t it be great it there were just a simple check list of To-Dos each day that would guarantee success? Alas, there’s not. But there is an answer to all that ails us. Come be reminded of the answer and the hope it engenders.

Culture, Encouragement, Mom Encouragement, Relationships

Attention Obsessive-Compulsive, Perfectionist, Control-Freaks: CHILL OUT

As an obsessive-compulsive-perfectionist-control-freak herself, Rachael discusses how in many instances she is her own worst enemy when it comes to taking advantage of freedoms of home school. Are you tied to your plan? Do you shiver at the idea of change or adjustment? Are you missing out on significant moments because you are focused on the trivial? It’s time to Chill Out and give control of it all to God-He is faithful

Discipleship, Encouragement, Mom Encouragement, Parenting, Relationships