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Your relationship is the MOST important thing you can focus on. Here's a quick guide to homeschooling during the coronavirus outbreak and quarantine. | School Closed | Short Term homeschooling | School at home | Emergency homeschool | Temporary Homeschool | Quarantine | Covid 19 | Coronavirus |

Temporary Homeschooling: How to School at Home in an Emergency

An emergency has brought your children home from school and now you’re homeschooling. You weren’t expecting it, and you certainly haven’t had time to plan for it. Now what do you do? You probably have lots of questions swirling in your head. You probably feel a little (or a lot!) overwhelmed and probably a bit worried.How is […]

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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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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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These are things that I regret not learning sooner or wish I had done. I’m sharing my 5 Biggest Homeschool Regrets over 15 years with you in the hopes that you can learn from me … and possibly not make the same homeschooling mistakes! | mom guilt | Homeschool struggles | I want to homeschool | homeschool regrets | Frustrated homeschool |

My 5 Biggest Regrets after 15 Years of Homeschooling

When you’ve been homeschooling as long as I have (15 years!), you start to become reflective.Since I sent my oldest off to college this fall (she’s doing great, BTW!), I’ve been thinking a lot about my homeschool journey so far. SCROLL TO WATCH(I still have three at home — and at least 5 more years […]

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5 simple ways to do homeschool record keeping

5 Simple Ways to Record Your Homeschool

Homeschool record keeping … you know you should do it. But after the homeschool planning and the homeschool doing, finding the time and the energy to remember and want to record what actually happened can feel exhausting and overwhelming. SCROLL TO WATCHAnd no matter how many free homeschool record keeping templates you download, you never quite […]

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How to teach handwriting 8 easy steps homeschool humor

How (NOT) to Teach Handwriting in 8 Easy Steps

(Note: This post was originally written in 2012 for an old blog I used to write.) Despite what you might think, teaching handwriting to your seven year old isn’t as difficult as it might seem. (Ha!)  Just follow these eight easy steps . . . Step 1: Decide to StartDecide that your seven year old needs to […]

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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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How to make homeschool work when it’s not working

#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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Homeschool guilt and envy tips for beginners

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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