Category Archives for Mindset

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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The #1 thing to do if you ever worry you’re failing your kids

I’ve thought it … many times … “I’m failing my kids!” This very thought showed up just last week after a particularly difficult day where nothing seemed to go right. And thoughts like this USED to really get to me … they would eat me up inside. But no longer! I know what to do […]

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How you may be secretly sabotaging your homeschool (and what to do about it)

The other day I was scrolling through my feed on Facebook, and it happened … the dreaded yucky feelings … Someone had posted some cool thing their kid was doing, and I found myself starting to think “Aaaaaahhhhh … I’m failing!” But then I caught myself. And I instantly knew how to turn myself around […]

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How to Answer the “What About Socialization” Question

If you haven’t had someone ask you “What about socialization?” … then wait a few minutes … it’s coming. This question seems to show up over and over again in homeschool conversations with people outside of the homeschool world. And knowing how to ANSWER that question can feel a little tricky! Today I’m sharing the […]

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#1 Top Question to Save Your Sanity in the Fall

I hope you’re in the thick of summer vacation — family trips, lazy days at the pool, late-night movie nights with the kids. But if you’re anything like me, you’re also heavy into thinking about the next school year. What you’ll study AND what you hope your school day will FEEL like. Every year about […]

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What to Say in the Middle of a Hard Day

What do you say to yourself in the middle of a particularly hard day? Are you telling yourself this is a “but a moment” and “this too shall pass”? Or are you sure the day is “a disaster” and “I’m failing”? How you speak to yourself in your head makes a huge difference as to […]

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How To Conquer Homeschool Mom Fear

Sometimes the biggest thing that gets in the way of having a homeschool that really works is the fear that it’s NOT working. You look around and see all the amazing things that other people are doing — on Facebook, on Pinterest. Or you hear about it at the local park day — the kid […]

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What REALLY makes a good homeschool day?

Question: What does a “good” homeschool day look like for you? Answer: For me, a good homeschool day is one where everybody is willing to engage in some kind of learning. When they were little that meant that they would play the games I had created or wanted to read the books I had chosen. […]

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Long Road Perspective of Successful Homeschools

One day at a time … one day at a time … Homeschool success is NOT built in an instant. It is full of messy disasters, unintended detours, and collossal failures. It is ALSO full of delightful moments and exciting discoveries. And you never know which is coming today. But if you show up today […]

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Why You Need to Celebrate Today

Hey you! Do you take time to celebrate? No — not “it’s birthday time and we need to have a party” celebrate. I mean really CELEBRATE! Celebrate the first time your kid writes the letter “s” the correct direction … or the fact that your two boys made it 15 minutes without trying to kill […]

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