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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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Some days homeschooling is just hard! We’ve gotten to the point (after 15 years) where we get a lot of “pretty good” days. Want to know how we’ve done it? | Hard Homeschool Days | When Homeschooling is hard | Homeschool bad days | Homeschooling when its hard | Homeschooling easier | Is homeschooling hard for parents |

What to Say in the Middle of a Hard Homeschool Day

Some days homeschooling is just hard!The kids are struggling and whining and crying.You’re struggling … whining … and crying.Nobody wants to do their work. Everyone is fighting.  SCROLL TO WATCHThe phone is ringing. The entire neighborhood is at your house. You’re trying to teach while also serve another family in need — or just maintain your sanity.Hard […]

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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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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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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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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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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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