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.
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zan's latest podcasts
January 12, 2023
Tara Bentley & Nancy Manos | Episode 023
God has blessed the homeschool community in a unique way over the past 40 years. In this conversation with Tara Bentley, IAHE Executive Director, and Nancy Manos, former Executive Director of AFHE, we discuss ways to get involved in a community of homeschoolers to support one another. You’ll learn what statewide homeschool organizations are, what they do, and how they support families. These non-profit organizations are vital in protecting the freedom to homeschool, and you can get involved!
December 28, 2022
The Tylers’ Homeschool Story | Episode 021
In Part 2 of the Tylers’ Homeschool Story, Zan is once again joined by her husband Joe. The Tylers recap the numerous lawsuits and legislative battles they encountered, along with stories of personal loss, policemen at their door, and the nagging fear of having their children removed from their home. Zan and Joe recount how God moved in remarkable ways to grant homeschool freedom and even bless their children in unexpected ways along the way.
December 21, 2022
The Tylers’ Homeschool Story | Episode 020
In this very special episode, Zan is joined by her husband Joe. This compelling story of transformation will touch your heart as God took Zan from not wanting children to being married with three children. You’ll hear how the Tylers very reluctantly began homeschooling in 1984 and discovered a rewarding lifestyle of family closeness with children who thrived–in spite of the harrowing experience of having their application to homeschool denied and Zan being threatened with jail.
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 ParentalRights.org, we hear Will's own story of being homeschooled. We also delve into the history of education in America and discuss the important work ParentalRights.org is doing to ensure the right of parents to direct the education, upbringing, and care of their children.
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.
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!
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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