Routines save you when your homeschool is in turmoil

Routines, Big Moves, and Homeschooling Through Turmoil

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, your homeschool will live or die on your routine. Once set, the ebb and flow of your routines are as difficult to change as the ocean tides. The last two months of my homeschool life are proof. My family has spent the last two months in the throes of …

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Straight Talk About Choosing Curriculum

Do you feel like choosing curriculum is a swamp of “too many choices to figure this out” despair? Like every choice is the right one and also the wrong one, and if you get it wrong everything will be WRONG? I’ve been doing this homeschool thing for long enough to have gone through all the stages of curriculum decision woes. …

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The Top Five Tools to Keep Your Homeschool House Running

How am I supposed to keep my house running while I’m homeschooling my kids? Everything seems to be falling apart! Ever asked that question before? I know I have. It’s good to know that it’s a common problem, but not so good to find out that there’s no magic pill that will make your house clean, your laundry folded, or …

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Teaching Your Kids To Be Givers This Christmas

Boy, have I got a treat for you! Heather over at Life of a Homeschool Mom has put together her annual blog series called “ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays”, and yours truly is part of it! My post, “Unexpected Guests Bringing Undeserved Gifts: Teaching Your Kids To Be Givers This Christmas” goes live today! It’s full of ideas to …

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Keeping The Christmas Spirit While In the Middle of Homeschooling

For some moms, Christmas is everything wonderful: drinking cocoa around the fire, bee-bopping to your favorite Christmas carols, frosting the whole house in lights and glittery baubles, and religiously tracking with the Advent season to its candle-lighting service culmination. For others of us, Christmas is exhausting. It’s overwhelming. You have to buy presents, you have to make the cocoa which …

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Black Friday Sale!

When I was younger, my favorite part of Christmas was the presents. It still is, but now I like giving presents, not just getting them! As my gift to you this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, I’d like to give every new homeschooling mom or wannabe homeschooling mom the help they need to get started and stay inspired on the journey. For …

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So Thankful We Can Learn Anything We Want

It’s the last day of “So Thankful We Homeschool” Week. We’ve spent the week thinking about all the things we have to be thankful for as homeschoolers. I’ve only mentioned the tip of the iceberg: there are more things to be grateful for than I can number, and everyone has different blessings that mean the most to them and their …