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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 (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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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)

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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#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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How to homeschool with a baby or a toddler

How to Homeschool with a Baby or a Toddler

Does 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 … the baby starts to scream.Scroll to WatchOr your toddler is pulling at the book and won’t let you read. I totally get it! My youngest […]

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