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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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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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How to Plan Your Homeschool Day (5 Essential Elements)

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 WATCHSummer is winding down and the school year is about to start. Which means you are probably working on your plan for your homeschool year … as well as thinking about […]

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5 Steps to Take If Your Spouse Isn’t on Board with Homeschooling

Are you ready to homeschool (or have even been homeschooling for awhile) but your husband still doesn’t support the idea? Maybe you’ve tried talking about it, and he’s just not ready to go there. Or maybe he’s on the fence, not sure whether he likes the idea or not. Scroll to WatchThe reality is being a […]

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5 Surprising Things I’ve Learned from 15 years of Homeschooling

My oldest is off to college in just a few weeks. (Yikes/Sob!) It seems like only yesterday I was just at the beginning … trying to decide if homeschool was right for my family … learning how to homeschool.Scroll to WatchNow I’m looking back and realizing I’ve learned A LOT over the last 15 years.  And what […]

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3 Top Planning Tips for the Upcoming Homeschool Year

3 Top Planning Tips for the Upcoming Homeschool Year

Ah … the joys of homeschool planning. The year spreads before you — a blank slate — ready to be filled. What will you do? What will you learn? Where will you go?Scroll to WatchMaybe you’re excited. Maybe you’re overwhelmed. Either way, planning a yearly, weekly, and daily schedule is something that homeschool families will do at least […]

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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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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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The FIRST book every homeschool mom needs to read {Review Top 102 Homeschool Picks}

If I could gift this book to EVERY new homeschooler, I would. Seriously … if you are trying to plan what homeschool curriculum to buy, this is the ONLY book you’ll probably need.SCROLL TO WATCHWhether you’re planning for your first year of kindergarten OR you’re planning to start with high school, this book has everything you […]

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