Category: Practical Tips

Confessions of a Lazy Homeschool Planner

Confessions of a Lazy Homeschool Planner

I admit it. Even though I insist everyone needs to have a plan, and write a schedule, even if it is a simple rhythm based schedule, I don’t like wasting a lot of time on the planning process. To me, the point of planning is to make my days run smoother. Sometimes planning itself becomes…
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Homeschool Essentials

Homeschool Essentials

Not all homeschool essentials can be bought. Some of the most important ingredients in a homeschool have to do with mindsets, attitudes, and lifestyles. There are many wonderful things you can include in your homeschool, but time and money are both limited resources. Knowing what you must have can help you use those limited resources…
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Teaching Teens Personal Finance

Teaching Teens Personal Finance

Whether you are homeschooling, your teen or they attend public or private school, personal finance is rarely covered in a typical curriculum. It is up to you, the parent, to make sure you are teaching your teens the personal finance skills they will need to be successful adults. Below you will find the main points…
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Which Type of Homeschool is Best for You?

Which Type of Homeschool is Best for You?

There are a lot of different ways of educating kids that fall under the term homeschool these days. While some homeschoolers might argue that some of these are not truly homeschooling, I want to include everything that is generally referred to as homeschooling in this post. The truth is, the world of homeschooling is full…
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10 Simple Tips for Building Stress Relief Into Your Homeschool Schedule

Building Stress Relief into Your Homeschool Schedule

Stress relief should not be saved or hoarded for ‘stressful times’. In fact, teaching our kids the ability to cope with stress on a daily basis is a crucial life skill. This is best done by example, not curriculum or preaching.

A guide for temporary homeschoolers. Tips for working parents included.

Emergency Homeschooling

10 tips to keep your kids learning and keep you sane. A guide for temporary homeschoolers. Tips for working parents too.

Get out a box, dump in on the table, and take a break when you are frustrated. Sooner or later, the kids will join you and the puzzle will be elevated to a family bonding activity, boredom buster, and brain builder.

Just Get Out a Puzzle

Get out a box, dump in on the table, and take a break when you are frustrated. Sooner or later, the kids will join you and the puzzle will be elevated to a family bonding activity, boredom buster, and brain builder.

How to Homeschool History Without a Curriculum

How to Homeschool History Without a Curriculum

I have a confession to make. We didn’t study history much during the first few years of our homeschooling journey. Sure we had a few D’Aulaire books I read aloud, but other than that…the kids weren’t asking questions and I was busy enough teaching reading, writing, math, and science (because they had a LOT of…
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Preventing & Treating Homeschool Winter Blues

Preventing & Treating the Homeschool Winter Blues

It’s time to banish the homeschool winter blues for good.

Taming the Boxed Homeschool Curriculum to Fit Your Day

Taming the Boxed Homeschool Curriculum to Fit Your Life

Encouragement and tips to make the curriculum you chose fit into the day you have.