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Finishing Off Your School Year Right!

Finishing Off Your School Year Right!

Finishing Off Your School Year Right! I love spring and the beauty of the green grass and trees. I also love that spring brings the end of another school year and the respite and time to refresh that comes along with that. I’m guessing you are excited for that too! I’d like to share some […]

Another Idea for Homeschool Planning: Loop Scheduling!

Another Idea for Homeschool Planning: Loop Scheduling!

Some homeschool days flow just like clockwork and other days unexpected things happen: someone gets hurt, the baby is fussy, a friend calls needing prayer and encouragement. And we end up feeling frustrated and discouraged at the end of the day because we didn’t get all we had planned done. We wonder how other homeschool […]

Overcoming the Most Common Homeschool Fears

I remember when I first started homeschooling, I had so many fears! In fact, we almost didn’t homeschool because of those fears. I thought I might ruin our children, or they might become awkward or ‘different’. I was concerned that I wouldn’t do a good job, or that I might fail somehow.  I’m so thankful […]

Strategies for Managing Your Home While Homeschooling

Strategies for Managing Your Home While Homeschooling

When I first started homeschooling, I didn’t really think about how much it would affect the rest of my responsibilities. Maybe you can relate to this?   I was so excited to start teaching our children, so I was very focused on how and what to teach. I didn’t think too much about how I […]

6 Tips for Homeschooling with Confidence

6 Tips for Homeschooling with Confidence

 As I talk with homeschoolers, one of the most frequent questions or concerns that I hear is “I don’t know if I’m doing enough?”  or “What if I’m doing something wrong or not teaching them enough?” Even though most parents are going above and beyond what they need to do in teaching their children, there’s […]

10 Tips for a Great Start to Your School Year:

This is such an exciting time of year! All those new school books have arrived in the mail, and you’re thinking through how to use them.  (Okay, so it’s also a little overwhelming, I know…) But even the kids are starting to look forward to starting homeschooling again as they look at their books! Most […]

A New Way to Manage Your Home and Homeschool…

Each homeschooling family is unique, with specific needs and concerns.  But I do see a few common concerns amongst homeschoolers. Oftentimes homeschool moms seem to feel overwhelmed with managing their homeschool planning and record-keeping as well as managing their home and the many needs at home. I remember this being a struggle for me as […]

The Key to Successful Homeschooling

When we started homeschooling back in 1995, it was NOT something many people did, it was, in fact, a bit socially unacceptable.  People looked at you weird when you said you homeschooling. People didn’t understand why you would even WANT to homeschool! There weren’t a lot of options out there for curriculum.  There weren’t a […]

Tips on Evaluating Your Homeschool Schedule

As you finish up the first semester of the school year, this is a great time to look back and evaluate all aspects of your homeschool to determine if there should be any changes made for the next semester. When you’re in the thick of it, it’s hard to take time to evaluate how things […]

Organizing your Homeschool Life

Organizing your Homeschool Life

As homeschoolers, we have a lot more “stuff” to organize and store. Books, resources, art and science projects, supplies for various activities and regular school supplies as well.   Plus we need to organize our homeschool days and plan for what we’ll be doing each day.  There’s a lot to remember, so we need to […]