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What if Homeschooling Isn’t Working?

From the outside looking in, homeschool has this sort of rosy, dreamy glow. If you were to believe the blogs, the news articles, Pinterest, the community in general, you might think that every day perfection is the norm. But what if, for you and your kids, things seem to be an every day struggle, you …

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Homeschooling Support. It's So Important.

Homeschooling Support. So Important!

I’m a veteran homeschooler – that means I’ve been around the homeschooling community for a while now – 15+ years. I’ve seen some trends… come….and go. Some for the better…. And some for the worse. I want to talk about a trend I’m seeing now … and it’s for the worse….so I’m hoping that by writing about it …

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20 Tips to Keep Your Sanity While Homeschooling

Homeschooling can be mentally, physically, and emotionally draining. The pressure and challenges of getting schooling done, while parenting kids, maintaining a home, and balancing extra activities amongst other things can really take a toll on homeschooling parents. There are days where no matter what you’ve had planned, everything gets derailed by one bad attitude or …

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Why should you consider buying digital homeschool curriculum

7 Benefits to Using Digital Curriculum in Your Homeschool

This post uses affiliate links. Everything seems to be moving to more of a digital format, and that goes with homeschool curricula as well. I know the appeal to see, touch, feel, and smell new books is hard to replace, but digital curriculum actually has a lot of great benefits. Benefits of Digital Curriculum Cost …

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Homeschool Burnout Survival Steps

If you are already feeling like you’ve hit the wall, and are tired, stressed, frazzled, and at the end of your rope….. there is hope. Here, you will find a collection of tips and ideas for surviving a homeschool burnout. Tip #1. Stop. If you are feeling burnt out, it’s time to stop. Cut all …

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Homeschooling and Extra Activities: Figuring Out What to Participate In

There is a common joke in the homeschooling world. “Why do they call it homeschooling when we are never at home!?” Although the general public tends to see home education as bubbling our kids away from the world, the reality is that there are plenty of opportunities for our kids to learn out and about. …

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8 Tips for Homeschooling When You Have Little Kids Too

Trying to homeschool with little ones around can be a challenge. Preschoolers and toddlers simply require a lot more time, attention, and support than older children do and are quite the demand on your focus. It can be hard to figure out how, exactly, to successfully meet their needs while still teaching their siblings. Let’s …

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Self Care Ideas for the Homeschooling Parent

People tell me over and over that self care is important for parents, especially for homeschooling parents. Since we are around kids essentially all day, every day – it can really be draining to us emotionally, physically, and mentally to be keeping up with all their needs all the time. Taking time to ourselves to …

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Working and Homeschooling – Yes, It’s Possible.

Working and Homeschooling. This can be a challenging scenario for a homeschooling family when the parents have to work. Is it possible to successfully homeschool this way? Absolutely! But again, this requires evaluation of priorities and intentional time planning. Whether you work out of the home or at home, juggling the needs of a job …

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Balancing Homeschool and Housekeeping

My favourite quote about housekeeping is “Cleaning your house while you have kids is like trying to brush your teeth while eating Oreos.”  Since we homeschool, we are home more and make more messes to clean up. It often feels like a lost cause. This post contains affiliate links. Housekeeping (laundry, cleaning, meal planning, etc) …

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Finding Family Time When You Homeschool

One of the strangest things about homeschooling is that in between the lessons, learning, housework, and the running around of everyday life, it can be far too easy to forget to set aside time for quality family time. Building the strong bonds of relationships between family members is important. Take your Teacher Hat Off. Before …

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Balancing Homeschooling: Avoiding the Overwhelm

Teaching our kids is a full-time job. No matter what methodology you follow in your homeschool – it takes time, effort, focus, and work. There are a million things needed to make the experience work. Considering how important a priority this learning process is to homeschoolers, it easily can become a big stress and permeate deep …

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