Homeschool 101 – A Conversation with Cathy Duffy: Podcast Episode 345

Nov 02, 2022 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team

For this Homeschool 101 episode, Andrew and Julie invited Cathy Duffy to join them. Cathy is a homeschool mom, author, and the founder of Cathy Duffy Reviews. In this episode the three discuss Cathy's recently released book: 103 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum. The book includes chapters on how teaching parents can choose curriculum for their students along with reviews of curriculum in a variety of subjects.

During the podcast Cathy shares her experiences as a pioneering homeschooling parent in the 1980s. At that time curriculum publishers, even the Christian ones, refused to sell to homeschoolers. The brave families who embarked on that journey developed their own resources that didn’t mimic school programs, which in Cathy’s view turned out to be quite a blessing in the end.

Tune into the podcast to learn more about how Cathy became the recognized authority figure on recommended homeschooling curriculum and how her recommendations have evolved over the years. She also describes some resources from her book that will help parents discover the educational approaches that will likely best fit their needs.

The episode is filled with nostalgia, but at the same time, Andrew, Julie, and Cathy make it highly relevant for today’s homeschooling generation.


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