Category Archives for Mindset

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 Blog

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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#1 Secret Rule about Homeschooling a Teenager

#1 Secret Rule about Homeschooling a Teenager

After 15+ years of homeschooling, my oldest is off to college in the fall. And I have three more kids — ages 12 to 16 — who are still homeschooling. So we have a lot of teenagers at my house right now. And homeschooling teenagers is different than homeschooling young kids. They’re more independent. They can make their own […]

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#1 Reason Homeschool Mom’s Need to Take a Break

#1 Reason You Need to Take a Break (as a homeschool mom)

I’m going to get real and honest with you. This is the first video I’ve posted in 8 months. And I’ll be honest … it’s been tough. I’ve missed making weekly videos that encourage and help. I’ve missed sharing my thoughts. And I’ve missed interacting with you!SCROLL TO WATCHSeveral of you have reached out concerned that something […]

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How to answer tough questions others ask about your homeschool

How to answer REALLY tough homeschool questions

They come out of nowhere … You’re standing in the grocery store line … or at a family gathering … or at the park … And someone lays a “really tough” homeschool question on you. How do you respond? What do you say? No worries — I’ve got your back. Here’s what you do … Ready to feel Confident and […]

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When my kids ONLY watched screens in our homeschool

When my kids ONLY watched screens!

Do you ever feel guilty giving your kids screen time? I certainly have! Every time I would use screens to “babysit” or “keep the peace” – I would feel guilty.SCROLL TO WATCHAnd over the years we’ve tried all kinds of systems to try and keep screens from overwhelming our life. BUT … There are also times when using […]

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One Thing You Must Put First in Your Homeschool

Academics vs Relationships in Your Homeschool

School is just getting started for some of you. For me … we wait until after Labor Day (because we can!). I absolutely believe school shouldn’t start until September (but that’s another conversation).Scroll to WatchAs I’m gearing up for another school year, I’m thinking about priorities … What subjects I’ll teach … What order we’ll do […]

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Is a big change coming to your homeschool?

Is a big change coming to your homeschool?

Pssst … I have a secret. I have a big change coming into my life soon. And so do you.SCROLL TO WATCH​Did you know that? It could be in your homeschool … or in your home … or something else entirely. But it’s coming. And this week I’m telling you all about HOW I know that — and what you […]

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Never stop worry homeschool mom okay

You’ll never stop worrying as a Homeschool Mom (and why that’s okay)

I’ve never met a single homeschool mom who doesn’t worry about her kids. And even though we tell each other NOT to worry, we still do. So today, I’m sharing my thoughts on “worry” and what you should do about it. And I’m including one little thing I try to remember that helps me on the days when […]

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Homeschool want to quit burnout mom

When you feel like giving up in your homeschool

I’ve been there. More than I would like to admit … I’ll have something new and exciting planned — a fieldtrip, a game, an exciting video … And at least one of my kids will start to whine and give me a hard time.SCROLL TO WATCHOR I’ll pull out the new curriculum that I’ve researched and poured over […]

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