The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast with Yvette Hampton & Aby Rinella

Hosted ByYvette Hampton & Aby Rinella

The podcast for homeschool families – Biblical encouragement from home education experts and parents just like you!

Blazing New Homeschool Trails – Cindy LaJoy & Natalie Vecchione, Part 3

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No kid is the same. Every one of our children is born with unique gifts, talents, abilities, and disabilities. How do we take kids who don’t fit into the box of traditional education and equip them for a successful future? How can we guide them to seek God’s plan and live a full life that honors the Lord and impacts His kingdom?

Yvette Hampton talks with homeschool moms, Natalie Vecchione and Cindy LaJoy, authors of the new book Blazing New Homeschool Trails, about how to find your teen’s unique strengths and gifts, and how to help guide them beyond the high school years.


Blazing New Homeschool Trails - Homeschooling with FASD and Special Needs

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Cindy LaJoy is the founder of Blue Collar Homeschool, an 11,000+ member Facebook group and website. On a daily basis, Cindy guides thousands of homeschoolers, whose children are seeking alternative paths in their homeschool journeys. She works as a special needs academic educator, advisor and consultant. Cindy’s biggest venture, to date, was the development of “Buckaroos Slices and Scoops”, a pizza and ice cream business now operated by her three young adults living with FASD (Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders). Buckaroos intentionally hires individuals with neurodiversity and developmental disabilities.

Natalie Vecchione is the co-founder of FASD Hope and the producer and host of the FASD Hope Podcast. FASD Hope’s mission is to provide awareness, information and inspiration for people whose lives have been touched by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). She is a FASD parent advocate, special needs homeschool parent mentor and peer support mentor. Natalie is certified in Mental Health First Aid and she has participated in several trainings about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). In 2019, she was honored to be chose as one of fifty parents in the state of North Carolina to participate in the first ECAC (Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center) Parent Leadership Summit. Natalie is blessed to have reinvented her career into a calling to help those parents, families and loved ones whose lives have been touched by FASD.
Recommended Resources:
Blazing New Homeschool Trails, by Natalie Vecchione and Cindy LaJoy

FASD Hope Podcast
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Podcast Topics: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, FASD, Twice Exceptional, Adoption, Gospel, Special Needs, SPED Homeschool, Blazing New Homeschool Trails, Blue Collar Homeschool, FASD Hope, Learning Disabilities, Podcast, Family, Marriage, Ministry, Work, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Cast and Crew, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary

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About the Author
Yvette Hampton - Host Yvette is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! - - - - - - - - - - - - In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. - - - - - - - - - - - - Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. - - - - - - - - - - - - To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aby Rinella - Cohost Aby Rinella is homeschool mom to 3, writer, speaker and director of her local homeschool support group. She writes and speaks to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby and her husband, Jesse, love the outdoors and speak and write on the benefits of pointing children to their Creator by spending time in His creation. Aby is a featured speaker for the 2020 Homegrown Generation Family Expo. - - - - - - - - - - - - Read more from Aby at - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garritt Hampton - Producer Garritt is a entertainment industry veteran who got his start in the record industry before moving into film. His credits include some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. He is passionate about using his talents to build up the family and glorify God.