Category Archives for Tips & Tricks

Why your kid DOESN’T need a diploma if you homeschool

Is this something you worry about? Because you probably don’t need to! There is a HUGE misunderstanding about how diplomas and transcripts work … and what your kid actually needs to get into college. So in today’s video, I’m going to put your mind at ease.

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Why I’m not homeschooling anymore

It’s not what you think … but it’s totally for real! You’ll have to watch to find out. 🙂

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Why I LOVE Bite-Size Reading [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Why I LOVE Bite-Size Reading [FREE DOWNLOAD]

I discovered a secret in my homeschool years ago … read-alouds accomplished more than I had been told by all the books and experts. Yes … read-alouds (where you sit and read a book together) introduce a wide range of books to your kids. Yes … you get to discuss and explore topics together. Yes […]

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How I Keep Track of it All {Amazon Prime Review}

How I keep track of it all {Amazon Prime Review}

I come across cool resources all the time. Recommendations from friends, in stores, online … from conversation with you! And it’s important to me to keep track of it all so I can remember my ideas when it comes time to spend a little money or get a little something extra. I figure I can’t […]

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How to help the reluctant writer

How to help the reluctant writer

It can be soooooo painful! You sit down and ask your kid to write ONE sentence … one little sentence … And it turns into begging … “PLEEEEASE … anything … something …” And they look at you like you with a blank stare — or they start to cry — OR they throw their […]

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One Simple Trick to do NOW to Simplify College Application

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 a Simple Sharpie Can Make Your Kids WANT to Learn

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 #1 Hack to Keep Your Homeschool on Track (Every Day!)

Do your kids get distracted while you’re doing school? Are you calling them back? Asking them to finish? Asking them to start?!? Sometimes it feels like I’m herding cats to get everybody into one place to try and do one thing all together. BUT … I also know that I tend to get distracted too! […]

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Will your homeschooled kids be weird? Here’s how you know.

I admit it. I asked the “question.” One of the first things I asked when I met a mom who homeschooled — years before I started homeschooling myself — was “Aren’t you worried your kids will be weird?” This was LONG before I knew the arguments about socialization and the benefits of homeschooling. All I […]

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Want college-bound kids? … Do THIS before anything else!

Do you want your kids to go to college? Or do you have dreams of them becoming an entrepreneur? I certainly did. But over the years, I made one crucial mistake that made my oldest not care about what she did after high school. In this video, I talk about the mistake I made and […]

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