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How to Start Homeschooling (especially if you feel overwhelmed!)

Are you researching homeschooling?  Are you ready to take the plunge … but aren’t sure where to start? Deciding to educate your kids yourself is a big job and can feel super overwhelming … but it doesn’t have to. Scroll to WatchThe trick is to step back and get grounded before you begin. In today’s video, I’m covering […]

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This poetry looks as good as it sounds {Review Carolyn Kennedy Poetry}

Do you do poetry in your homeschool? Or does it get relegated to the “if we have time” part of the schedule? (Which means you NEVER get to it because who has that kind of extra time???) Scroll to WatchPoetry has always been a HUGE part of our homeschool because I’ve seen how it makes better […]

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#1 Secret Rule about Homeschooling a Teenager

#1 Secret Rule about Homeschooling a Teenager

After 15+ years of homeschooling, my oldest is off to college in the fall. And I have three more kids — ages 12 to 16 — who are still homeschooling. So we have a lot of teenagers at my house right now. And homeschooling teenagers is different than homeschooling young kids. They’re more independent. They can make their own […]

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How to homeschool with a baby or a toddler

How to Homeschool with a Baby or a Toddler

Are you temporarily homeschooling during the national shutdown?  You may also want to check out Temporary Homeschooling: How to School at Home During an Emergency.Scroll to WatchDoes this sound familiar? Your older kids are finally ready to learn … sitting with books or on the couch. You’ve got everything settled and your homeschool can actually get started. AND … […]

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best chapter book series for teaching kids to read

The best chapter book series for teaching kids to read {REVIEW Moongobble and Me}

One of the greatest joys of homeschooling for me has been the front row view as each of my kids has learned to read. They didn’t all learn at the same time — in fact, one waited until 11 before things really clicked. (Turns out he needed glasses and we didn’t know … whoops!)Scroll to WatchBut […]

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#1 Reason Homeschool Mom’s Need to Take a Break

#1 Reason You Need to Take a Break (as a homeschool mom)

I’m going to get real and honest with you. This is the first video I’ve posted in 8 months. And I’ll be honest … it’s been tough. I’ve missed making weekly videos that encourage and help. I’ve missed sharing my thoughts. And I’ve missed interacting with you!SCROLL TO WATCHSeveral of you have reached out concerned that something […]

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How to answer tough questions others ask about your homeschool

How to answer REALLY tough homeschool questions

They come out of nowhere … You’re standing in the grocery store line … or at a family gathering … or at the park … And someone lays a “really tough” homeschool question on you. How do you respond? What do you say? No worries — I’ve got your back. Here’s what you do … Ready to feel Confident and […]

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The pros and cons of a classical homeschool education {Review – Well-Trained Mind}

What is a “classical education”? Is it a good fit for your homeschool? This week I’m chatting about my favorite resource to learn more about classical homeschool education … and why it may or may not be the best fit for your family. CLICK HERE to check out the best classical homeschool resource to learn more: http://amzn.to/2EzF8tj Want to […]

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When my kids ONLY watched screens in our homeschool

When my kids ONLY watched screens!

Do you ever feel guilty giving your kids screen time? I certainly have! Every time I would use screens to “babysit” or “keep the peace” – I would feel guilty.SCROLL TO WATCHAnd over the years we’ve tried all kinds of systems to try and keep screens from overwhelming our life. BUT … There are also times when using […]

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My “go to” book for understanding my kids {Review – Child Whisperer – Carol Tuttle}

Does your child drive you crazy bouncing off the walls … but also make you laugh all the time? Does your child seem to get super emotional over little things … but then be the first to give you a hug when you’re having a hard day? Does your child get super inflexible when it’s […]

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