Listen to “CHM059:Interview with Kendra Fletcher and Large Family Homeschooling” on Spreaker.

Kendra Fletcher is the mother of 8, speaker for groups and conferences around the country, columnist for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, blogger for Sally Clarkson's I Take Joy site, author of two eBooks, and podcaster on HomeschoolingIRL. Her articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including Crosswalk.comArizona Home Education Journal, and Washington Family Magazine.
She blogs at, and Find her on Twitter: @KendraEFletcher

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Kendra’s favorite scripture

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

What we talked about on the interview

  • Kendra shares with us about her family. She has learned on-the-job training skills for home management and keeping her family rolling smoothly.
  • How she strikes the balance between being task-oriented and getting the household chores done, versus taking time out to reach the heart of her children. It’s all about surrendering to God’s calling for our individual lives at the seasons we’re in.
  • How she manages large family homeschooling and household chores with children.  Kendra suggests that it’s important to be flexible and understand that things are going to change seasonally in our lives.  She makes lists and uses Evernote for her planning.  She likes to plan ahead so that she has less last-minute, spur-of-the-moment thinking to do.
  • What inspired her to write her blog, Preschoolers and Peace. Kendra gives some ideas about what to do with tots and preschoolers during homeschooling the older ones.  Activity bins, workboxes, and activity packs in rotation are always helpful.

Kendra Fletcher’s Podcast (with husband Andy Fletcher)


Kendra’s Ebooks

Preschoolers and PeaceCircle Time

Kendra’s Words of Encouragement

Remind yourself who God is to you, and realize that your children’s accomplishments are not your measure of significance.  Jesus is.

Homeschooling in a LARGE Family

Places to reach Kendra

Don’t forget to register to win this week’s giveaway at CHM!  I enjoyed this interview with Kendra as we talked about large family homeschooling.

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