How to have a really good homeschool day

How to have a really good homeschool day

Are you interested in what it takes to have a really good homeschool day?After 16 years of homeschooling, I’ve figured out a thing or two that you can do. SCROLL TO WATCHFor me, a really good homeschool day means you:Have a routine and rhythm that’s working for you and your kidsLean into the homeschool schedule […]

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WriteShop vs Structure and Style (IEW) - (2020 Curriculum Review)

WriteShop vs Structure and Style (IEW) – (2020 Curriculum Review)

Writing Curriculum ReviewFinding a good writing curriculum for your middle school kid can be tricky.SCROLL TO WATCH(Okay … middle school age can be tricky with everything … but that’s a conversation for a different time!)A good middle school writing curriculum needs to cover basics like constructing a paragraph and then teach how to write an […]

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When you don’t WANT to homeschool anymore (But think you still should!)

When you don’t WANT to homeschool anymore (But think you still should!)

It happens even to the best homeschool mom …You’ve got your homeschool year planned out. It’s full of fun activities and awesome field trips.You’ve got the perfect curriculum (if there is such a thing!) and the perfect school room. SCROLL TO WATCHAnd then things start to fall apart.The kids don’t want to do that amazing […]

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Create a successful homeschool -- No More Comparing

Create a Successful Homeschool — No More Comparing

Would you like to know one of the easiest ways to become a better homeschool mom? AND turn off the homeschool mom guilt and fear?It doesn’t have anything to do with curriculum or schedules or homeschool plans. SCROLL TO WATCHIt doesn’t have anything to do with homeschool field trips or activities.It doesn’t have anything to do […]

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5 Benefits of Simplifying Your Homeschool Schedule

5 Benefits of Simplifying Your Homeschool Schedule

It happens to the best of us homeschool moms … We start out with the best of intentions. Give a great education. Cover all the bases. Make sure they are learning the important stuff. Make sure they are having fun and falling in love with learning. SCROLL TO WATCHBut before we know it, we are doing […]

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A Fabulous Way to Help Your Struggling Speller

A Fabulous Way to Help Your Struggling Speller

Struggling spellers — it’s a real thing in my homeschool. Spelling always came pretty easily to me. So I was a little surprised as my kids got older and three out of the four needed help with spelling … A LOT of help.At first, I figured it was just a matter of working on memorization. But […]

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What to Do When Your 11 Year Old Can’t Read

What to Do When Your 11 Year Old Can’t Read

Is your kid struggling to learn how to read? Do you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night thinking, “My kid can’t read … what am I going to do???”If so, I totally get it! Of my four children, three of them took forever to learn to read.  SCROLL TO WATCHMy daughters […]

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Why Your Homeschool Needs a Mid-Year Review & Reset

Why Your Homeschool Needs a Mid-Year Review and Reset

It’s January — which means it’s time for the homeschool Mid-Year Reboot.What IS the homeschool Mid-Year Reboot, you ask? SCROLL TO WATCHIt’s when you come back after the holidays and realize you have another four or five months before summer.And you might be feeling a little bit of homeschool burnout. OR you might be super […]

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Best Storytelling Games for Kids

Best Storytelling Games for Kids

We have used A LOT of games in our homeschool over the years, and storytelling games are some of my favorite!I’ve shared in the past how we use storytelling in our homeschool to help with creative writing and also for kids who are struggling with writing.But we’ve also just played storytelling games because they are […]

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Will your homeschooled kid be ready for college?

Will your homeschooled kid be ready for college?

How can homeschooled kids be prepared for college?Have you ever found yourself asking that question? SCROLL TO WATCHOR are your kids getting older, and now you’re asking yourself, “Is my homeschooled child ready for college?”That’s the position I was in just a few months ago!I was sending my oldest off to college. She’d been homeschooled […]

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