Banish perfectionism in homeschool with encouragement when homeschooling gets tough

3 Key Ways to Banish Perfectionism from Your Homeschool

Is your homeschool struggling? Do you feel like your homeschool is just not working?  Are you a perfectionist? I certainly struggle wanting things to be perfect … in my homeschool and in the rest of my life. SCROLL TO WATCHI have this vision of what I want things to be. And it can be pretty hard when […]

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#1 Thing to Do When Your Homeschool Isn’t Working

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. When you started homeschooling, you envisioned happy blissful moments of togetherness with your children. Snuggling on the couch. Finding the wonder in the new things you were learning.SCROLL TO WATCHYour kids — happily around the table learning and growing. You — overlooking it all with a blissful, nurturing smile on your […]

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Why “Detox” Is Essential to the New Homeschooling Family

Is this your first year homeschooling?  Did you pull your kids out of public school to start this grand homeschooling adventure? You probably had grand visions of happy kids curled up on couches reading about their favorite subject.SCROLL TO WATCHOR Gathered blissfully around the table, working through their assignments and asking deep, engaging questions. And maybe that’s happening for […]

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Fabulous Graphic Novel Historical Fiction Series for Kids – {Nathan Hale Hazardous Tales Review}

We LOVE historical fiction in our house! It’s such a fabulous way to make history come alive and for kids to really remember key historical events. We ALSO love graphic novels … SCROLL TO WATCHOkay – full disclosure – I’ve been a skeptic of graphic novels for years. After all, can it REALLY be great content if […]

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How to Avoid “Homeschool Envy”

Guilt. Comparison. Envy. How often do these show up for you as a homeschool mom? You’ll be taking a break … scrolling through Facebook or Pinterest when suddenly it happens …SCROLL TO WATCHYou see some other homeschool mom doing something amazing. Maybe she’s just posted a picture of how her family of 8 all gathered around the table […]

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Sharpen Kids’ Creative Writing Skills with THIS Wordless Game {Dixit Game Review}

Creative writing is super important in our homeschool. I think it helps my kids express themselves, figure out who they are, and how they want to relate to the world.SCROLL TO WATCHIt also provides an easier way to practice grammar and punctuation and all the other writing conventions that will help them communicate well as they […]

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How to Plan Your Homeschool Day (5 Essential Elements)

Summer is winding down and the school year is about to start. Which means you are probably working on your plan for your homeschool year … as well as thinking about your schedule for your homeschool day.SCROLL TO WATCHHow will you start out your morning? When will you do math … and spelling … and help the […]

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Enhance Spatial Learning with This Board Game (Great for Kinesthetic Learners!) {Review Blokus}

For over 16 years, we have used games in our homeschool to make learning fun and exciting. We’ve played storytelling games and grammar games to help with reading and writing. We’ve played tons of math games to help with adding and multiplying and critical thinking.SCROLL TO WATCHWhen we started, we didn’t call it gameschooling — we just […]

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5 Steps to Take If Your Spouse Isn’t on Board with Homeschooling

Are you ready to homeschool (or have even been homeschooling for awhile) but your husband still doesn’t support the idea? Maybe you’ve tried talking about it, and he’s just not ready to go there. Or maybe he’s on the fence, not sure whether he likes the idea or not. Scroll to WatchThe reality is being a […]

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Does your science have naked eggs and exploding toothpaste? {Review – Spangler Science Books}

 Over the years, we’ve done quite a few science experiments in our homeschool. Some have gone really well. Others … not so much. Scroll to Watch(And there’s nothing like a science experiment that flops to shift the energy in your homeschool for the day!) That’s why I LOVE the books I’m reviewing today. The experiments work every time. The kids […]

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