Beware the Ides of March (or February)!

Feeling tired? Overwhelmed? Burned out? If you do … you are NOT alone. This time of year is particularly difficult for homeschool moms. Today I want to tell you why.

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I’m HORRIBLY excited about these Science books {Review – Horrible Science}

What if Monty Python met Bill Nye the Science Guy …? You would have the books I want to share with you today. These books are full of solid science, but with all the “gross” bits left in. But I find that even my girls enjoy the humor and style. And I enjoy how easily […]

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You’ll never have all the answers in your homeschool

I have something to admit … Right now one of my kids is really struggling with math. And despite everything I’ve done, I can’t seem to find something that will work for this kid. So I thought I’d make a short video to explain what I’m going to do. Hopefully, it will help somebody. 🙂

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Finally! The Chemistry kit I’ve been looking for for YEARS! {Happy Atoms – Review}

Atoms … molecules … for kids! I know there are kits out there, but I didn’t like how they were put together or I didn’t like how they didn’t feel durable and kid friendly. Well … I finally found a kit that meets all my requirements. I found it while I was presenting at the […]

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One simple trick to do NOW to simplify applying to college (even if your kid is only 7)

It loomed large in my mind … college applications for my kids… I wasn’t worried whether my kid could get into college. I had already done tons of research and figured that all out. (I’ll make another video about that some other time.) No … the idea that at some point I would have to […]

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How to use a disappearing spoon to ignite their love of science {Review}

A little dash of history … a sprinkling of periodic table … and a great story … all mixed together — THAT’s what makes this particular book that I’m sharing with you today such a great way to mix things up for science in your homeschool. CLICK HERE to check it out for your homeschool: […]

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How a Simple Sharpie Can Make Your Kids WANT to Learn

There are moments where I have despaired of EVER getting my kids to want to do something. Practice handwriting … nope! Do math problems … nope! Practice spelling … nope! And then there are times when a kid will sit down and just do their assignment. No whining. No crying. No begging. I wish I […]

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The secret ingredient to creating great writers … {Review}

Grammar … punctuation … spelling … organization … structure … All of these are so important when it comes to helping my kids communicate effectively with their writing. They have to be able to put their ideas down on paper in a way that makes sense. But there’s something else … and it can be […]

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My simple trick when homeschool feels overwhelming …

It was my deep, dark secret. On the surface, I looked like I had everything together … homeschooling my kids, fixing home-cooked meals, doing cool family things … But underneath, I felt like I was drowning. Almost daily, I would feel the weight of everything that I was trying to do (especially when it was […]

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My favorite game to make learning division soooo much easier {Review}

I’ll admit it … I’ve never been a fan of long division. And except for my one “mathy” kid, none of my kids have been either. It’s hard. It makes your brain work. And it has soooooo many steps! Fortunately, you can make division a little bit easier for your kids (and yourself) by playing […]

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