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There are ways to put together a homeschool schedule that works. And you can do it without losing the flexibility that homeschool offers AND requires. Today I’m sharing what a “typical” homeschool day looks like. | Homeschool schedule | Typical Homeschool Day | Homeschooling Schedule Multiple kids | Day in the life of a homeschool mom | Homeschool mom routines |

A Typical Homeschool Day: What Does It Look Like?

Are you temporarily homeschooling during the national shutdown? You may also want to check out Temporary Homeschooling: How to School at Home During an Emergency. SCROLL TO WATCHOne of the questions I hear all the time from new homeschool moms is “what does a typical homeschool day” look like?And it’s an interesting question to try and […]

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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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These steps have saved me tons of money and tons of false starts. I’ve been pretty successful overall with my choices. And since these steps can be applied by any homeschool mom, they should also work well for you! | Homeschool Curriculum | Best Homeschool Curriculum | Homeschool curriculum choices | How do I choose a homeschool curriculum? |

3 Simple steps to pick the perfect curriculum

Choosing the best homeschool curriculum can be daunting!So many choices. So much variety. So many options. SCROLL TO WATCHAnd each claim that they will help your child love learning. That they will be the “right fit.” That they will help you as a mom homeschool successfully.And the reality is each CAN be the right homeschool […]

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3 Signs your kids are getting TOO much screen time!

3 Signs your kids are getting too much screen time

How much screen time is too much?How much screen time should my kid have?What is a healthy amount of screen time per day? SCROLL TO WATCHAre screens bad for you no matter what?I don’t know a single mom (homeschool or not) who hasn’t thought about these questions!We ask them at park day. We ask them at […]

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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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What to Do When Your 11 Year Old Can’t Read

What to Do When Your 11 Year Old Can’t Read

Is your kid struggling to learn how to read? Do you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night thinking, “My kid can’t read … what am I going to do???”If so, I totally get it! Of my four children, three of them took forever to learn to read.  SCROLL TO WATCHMy daughters […]

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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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