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5 Big Homeschool Regrets after 15 years

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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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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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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How to Plan Your Homeschool Day (5 Essential Elements)

Summer 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 your schedule for your homeschool day.SCROLL TO WATCHHow will you start out your morning? When will you do math … and spelling … and help the […]

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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 Things Learned from Homeschooling

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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