Zan Tyler speaks to the heart of Christian homeschooling moms like no one else. In addition to educating her own children, Zan has spent thirty-plus years joyfully mentoring homeschool parents, publishing curriculum and resources for families, and advocating for home education everywhere from her state’s legislature to our nation’s capital. Now she wants to equip and empower you to answer your God-given calling to teach your kids at home. Join Zan and a special guest each week for real encouragement, engaging stories, and practical wisdom for surviving and thriving on the homeschool journey.

zan's latest podcasts

December 14, 2022
Will Estrada | Episode 019
Who gets to make decisions for children? This question is at the heart of the parental rights discussion. In this fascinating conversation with Will Estrada, homeschool dad, attorney, and president of, we hear Will's own story of being homeschooled. We also delve into the history of education in America and discuss the important work is doing to ensure the right of parents to direct the education, upbringing, and care of their children.
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December 7, 2022
Michelle Moody | Episode 018
In this powerful episode, Michelle Moody and I discuss transformational ideas for energizing your homeschool by focusing on your child’s interests, providing a STEM or science education for your kids even if you don’t love science, and homeschooling a child with learning differences. Michelle also shares from her experience as a working homeschool mom and discusses the importance of community. Regardless of where you are in your homeschool journey, you will be encouraged by this conversation.
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November 30, 2022
Mike Donnelly | Episode 017
As Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize, she was asked, “What can we do to contribute to world peace?” Her reply, “Go home and love your family.” In this vital conversation with Mike Donnelly, attorney and homeschool dad of seven, we discuss how homeschooling builds strong families, which builds strong churches, strong cultures, and strong countries. We must remember our history and fight the battle to preserve homeschool freedom for our children’s children.
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November 23, 2022
Homeschooling and the Holidays | Episode 016
You don’t want to miss this lively discussion with Zan and Nancy on making the most of the holidays with your kids! Learn to fill this special season making memories, establishing traditions for your family, serving others, creating hands-on learning opportunities, and more. During this most wonderful, busy, and sometimes stressful season, you CAN enjoy time with your kids, keep the learning going, create space for rest, and focus on the true reason for the season … Jesus!
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November 16, 2022
Tauna Meyer | Episode 015
Tauna Meyer is a self-proclaimed Type B homeschool mom. God has created each of us uniquely, and Tauna is proof positive that being super structured and organized doesn’t work for everyone. In this episode, Tauna gives an overview of the very practical approach of loop scheduling. You’ll be refreshed knowing God cares about the details and will help you build a homeschool routine that works well naturally for your family and is far more sustainable and enjoyable, too!
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November 9, 2022
Dr. Roger Smith | Episode 014
As a doctor, Roger Smith values education, however the ability for parents to nurture strong relationships with their children is the aspect of homeschooling that he values most. These relationships help build trust and avoid resentment and rebellion later on. Also, teaching children real life skills like how to start a business, how to fix things, and how to resolve conflict are benefits of homeschooling that aren’t always apparent to people on the outside looking in.
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praise for zan

Such an incredible message. I was so in need of a filling up; to have my heart inspired to WANT to homeschool. I needed more than just the how-to's, and Zan was just what I needed. I love her heart ministry!

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