The Homeschool Life Blog

Beating the Homeschool Winter Blues

Beating the Homeschool Winter Blues

For several years, I really struggled with the winter blues around this time of year. Maybe you do too. Many feel a letdown after the holidays. The colder, shorter days make it hard to get the kids outside to play. The lack of sunshine affects our moods as well. Plus,...

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Stop the Comparison Game

Stop the Comparison Game

A young dad came to me with concerns about his son.  His friend’s 3-year-old already knew all the sounds of the letters. Plus, he was talking in full sentences and was way ahead of this young dad’s 3-year-old son. His worry was genuine. “Are we doing something wrong?”...

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7 Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

7 Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

  I love the holidays, but my stress level goes up quite a bit in November and December. I need to find a way to deal with this better, maybe you do too.   Spending more time with extended family and the fun traditions of the holidays are all so much fun....

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How to Reduce Whining and Complaining in Your Homeschool Days

How to Reduce Whining and Complaining in Your Homeschool Days

“I hate math!” “Why do we have to do so much writing?” “Will we ever be done with school?” Does this sound familiar? As homeschoolers, our children feel a bit too comfortable expressing their complaints at times, don’t they? When teacher is mom or dad, it’s easier to...

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10 Tips for Helping your Child with Mental Health Issues

10 Tips for Helping your Child with Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues are on the rise the last couple of years with the pandemic and all that's been going on in the world. Sadly, we just passed the two-year mark of losing one of our adult sons to mental illness. It's the hardest thing I’ve ever been through and has...

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6 Tips for Motivating your Child to Learn

Photo by Юлія Дубина on Unsplash Some children just naturally love to learn, they’re easy to teach because they soak up information like a sponge. They beg you to teach them math and reading and more. Other children don’t gravitate to learning on their own. They’re...

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Help Your Child Learn to Persevere in Tough Times

Photo by Samuel Scrimshaw on Unsplash The years 2020 through 2021 have been a difficult season for all of us collectively. No one has been immune from the challenges. This pandemic and the ensuing quarantining, life changes, and stress have had an impact on everyone....

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8 Proven Tips for a Successful Homeschool Transition

Photo by Juliane Liebermann on Unsplash With COVID fears and our current world situation, there have been numerous families making the choice to homeschool for the first time over the last year.  The National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI.org) gives the...

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The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ Self-Control

We need self-control to grow in our faith and keep ourselves from sin . . . it's essential in our walk with the Lord. Many other religions besides Christianity teach the concept of self-control. But unlike other religions, Christians have the help of the Holy Spirit...

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