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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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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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Banish perfectionism in homeschool with encouragement when homeschooling gets tough

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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