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I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on what makes homeschooling easier than public school AND what makes it harder. I’ve also spent a lot of time trying to decide why I kept going. | hard truths about homeschooling | Is homeschooling hard | Is homeschooling worth it | homeschool truths | Disadvantages | Is it difficult to homeschool |

4 Tricky Truths That Make Homeschool Hard

Is homeschooling hard?I’m not going to lie … it is hard. And anyone who tells you differently isn’t telling the truth.It’s also wonderful, glorious, delightful and exciting. SCROLL TO WATCHBut I think we do a disservice to anyone who is learning about homeschooling to not tell the entire truth about homeschooling.Because if you’re trying to […]

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The most important thing I was going to have to learn about was how my homeschool parent-child relationship was going to work. | Homeschool Relationships | Homeschool Expectations | Homeschool parent-child relationships | How to be a good homeschool mom | Homeschooling effects on Family | Stress from parents expectations |

How to Navigate the Homeschool Parent-Child Relationship

When I started homeschooling, I spent hours researching and learning about curriculum and teaching methods.What I didn’t realize is that the most important thing I was going to have to learn about was how my homeschool parent-child relationship was going to work. SCROLL TO WATCHI thought homeschooling was about books, and lessons, and knowledge. And […]

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Those of us who have been doing it for a really long time (and I’ve been around for over 15 years) still end up believing certain lies about homeschooling … myths that seem like they should be true. But they aren’t! | Lies homeschooling moms believe | Homeschool myths | The truth about homeschooling | Consistent | Consistency | Homeschool Consistently |

4 Common Myths about Being a Consistent Homeschooling Mom (+4 TRUTHS)

Did you know that almost every homeschool mom (at one point or another) buys into certain myths about homeschooling? And specifically about homeschooling consistently?Even those of us who have been doing it for a really long time (and I’ve been around for over 15 years) still find myself believing certain lies about homeschooling … myths […]

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How do you fight the homeschool battle and win? If you get a few key things in place, you’ll find that you have fewer battles and more peace in your homeschool. | Homeschool bad attitude | Homeschool defiant child | How to motivate homeschool child | homeschool battles | Uncooperative homeschooler |

Battling a Bad Attitude in Your Homeschool

At some point, if you homeschool, you will fight the fundamental homeschool battle.You’ll be trying to motivate your kids. Trying to get them to do their math … or spelling … or reading. SCROLL TO WATCHAnd instead of gleefully going along with your plan, your kid will push back. They’ll be defiant. They’ll say “no.” OR […]

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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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