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Good in a Room with Stephanie Palmer (@goodinaroom)

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Sarah Mackenzie - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

Read Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie (@amlovelythings @jodymaberry)

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Sarah Mackenzie

 

In today’s episode, Starve the Doubts host Jared Easley is joined by Jody Maberry from www.parkleaders.com, as they interviewed Sarah Mackenzie.

 

Sarah is a writer, blogger, podcaster, smitten wife, and a homeschooling mama of six, including twins! Sarah is the author of Teaching From Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace. Her website, Amongst Lovely Things fosters conversations and encouragement for the cultivated moms.

 

Her Read-Aloud Revival podcast features inspiring leaders in order to help listeners build their family culture around books. Additionally, her blog site is home to a whole bunch of very helpful content about homeschooling which moms should definitely check out.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • The massive benefits of reading out loud to kids
  • The Read Aloud Survival Podcast
  • What she learned from doing her own podcast
  • Doing it afraid.
  • The biggest things coming up for her
  • Juggling family and career around
  • The three things that made her a better mom
  • Preschool vs. Homeschool
  • How she got started with blogging and some tips
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Teaching From Rest by Sarah Mackenzie

 

 

Items mentioned:

 

On reading out loud to your kids:

  • Parents tend to not read often enough to their kids.
  • It forms happy memories.
  • It creates strong relationships.
  • You get to encounter big ideas that are bigger than anything you’ll encounter.
  • You get to meet new characters and the challenges they encounter in the stories.
  • The academic benefits are amazing!

 

On the Read Aloud Revival Podcast

  • The more often she read aloud to her kids, the more benefits there were.
  • Research shows it improves academic performance and relationship-building.
  • She seeks to help families build a culture around books.

 

On hosting her own podcast

  • Listening is key to make it a highly valuable podcast.
  • Her challenge on how to become a good interviewer

 

Her advice to a mom seeing a stream of back to school photos on social media:

 

  • What Sarah learned from Jeff Goins: Do it afraid.
  • Her doubts and fears about homeschooling

 

 

On starving the doubts:

  • Just start and see what happens.
  • How the little successes gave her confidence to try new things out
  • Take a little step and the energy you get from that will take you to the next baby step.

 

What else are coming up for Sarah:

  • Her eBook being picked up by Classical Academic Press and publishing a printed book
  • Traveling across the country to speak at conferences about homeschooling

 

How she juggles around family and career:

  • Hubby support!
  • Finding something she’s meant to do gave her all that energy
  • Podcasting, blogging, and writing have made her a better mom.
  • Make time for the things that give you energy.

 

Preschool vs. Homeschool

  • The external pressure

 

 

How she got started with blogging and connecting with your audience.

 

Who is doing something that interests Sarah:

  • Todd Henry and his book: Die Empty

 

Connect with Sarah over www.amongstlovelythings.com

Catch her podcast at www.readaloudrevival.com

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Sarah’s final thoughts for the listeners:

“Relationships… that’s the key!”



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Decent Exposure with Leah Darrow (@leahdarrow) #starvethedoubts #girlpower

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http://www.starvethedoubts.com/91-leah-darrow-the-real-meaning-of-beauty/

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CMChat with Jessica Northey (@jessicanorthey) #starvethedoubts #girlpower

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Build Your Business with Jenny Blake (@jennyblake @meganjphoto) #starvethedoubts #girlpower

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Etsy Conversations and Angie Across America (@convomepodcast @lildrummergie)

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http://www.starvethedoubts.com/79-ijeoma-eleazu-angeline-tan-inspiring-women/

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House of Rose with Mandy Rose (@houseofrose)

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http://www.starvethedoubts.com/88-mandy-rose-guitar-project/

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Smart Money Smart Kids with Rachel Cruze (@rachelcruz @cashcarconvert)

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http://www.starvethedoubts.com/99-rachel-cruze-smart-money-smart-kids/