Homeschooling, Amazon, and Poo Problems; Billy Hallowell Shares Family’s Survival Mode
Journalist Billy Hallowell doesn’t sport a mullet haircut, own exotic animals, or have a hired hitman. However, he has an adorable family and memories he wants to share while the “entire world” is quarantined.
SURVIVING HOME(SCHOOL) with the Hallowells proves that reality TV in 2020 doesn’t have to be about the bizarre and sensational in order to be fun viewing. It does help to have a dad host and two girls (4- and 7-years-old) with facial expressions that run the gamut, and a wife, who is, well, supportive and getting things done (might I add).
Media on Mission had the opportunity to FaceTime with Hallowell this weekend (4/4/20) while he was nailing down the series name, opting to leave out “Corona Chaos,” and uploading the current 18-episode series onto its own website page. The full interview can be heard on Media on Mission’s first podcast episode below. Three episodes of SURVIVING HOME(SCHOOL) with the Hallowells are also below.
“When this [Coronavirus pandemic] is said and done I want to have these memories,” Hallowell told Media on Mission. “When we look back on this crazy time when the entire world was quarantined I want to have these memories so we started filming them.”
While he’s mostly worked from home as director of communications and content for PureFlix.com, former senior editor at Faithwire.com, former faith and culture editor at TheBlaze, and contributor to FoxNews.com, this has been the first time he and his wife have been homeschooling.
“This idea of working at home while you are homeschooling kids” is challenging, Hallowell said.
The family’s faith in God also plays out in these “home videos” and makes for online time well spent in learning how the Hallowell family leans on Jesus and finds hope during a “crazy time.”