15 Homeschool Mistakes to AVOID!!

In the 12 years that we’ve been homeschooling, I’ve made a lot of mistakes.  While I could spend my time in regret and dwell on them, I’m finding that sharing them with you is far more productive.

Today I shared 15 mistakes to try to avoid, most of which I’ve personally made myself.

What mistakes have you made? We can all help each other.

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10 Things Every New Homeschooler Needs to Know

Homeschooling is one of those things that at the basic level seems pretty cut and dry but in reality is pretty multifaceted. There are soooo many different angles to take.

Today I decided to share the first 10 things that popped into my mind that every new homeschooler needs to know.

What’s the first thing that you think of?

Homeschooling Doesn’t Have to Be…

I’ve been thinking about how often I’ve talked about what homeschooling is, and how I’ve regularly addressed different approaches that can be used, but today’s video is coming from just a little different angle…

Homeschooling doesn’t have to be ________.

How would you fill in the blank?

Parents, If You Lack This Quality, Your Homeschool Is DOOMED

As a homeschooling parent, there is something far more important than how much money you have, how stocked your supply shelves are, or how intelligent you are.

This one quality can be enough to make or break your homeschool. Find out what it is by watching my latest video on YouTube.

The 3 Phases of Homeschooling

Being a mom of many has its perks when it comes to homeschooling. After being at this for 11 years now, I’ve begun to notice a natural transition of learning between age groups, and I’ve been able to use that to my children’s advantage.

Conventional schooling has kids using the same learning method from Kindergarten to 12th grade, but I think most people would agree that the needs of a 6-year-old are not going to match those of a 16-year-old.

Am I right??

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of a Typical Homeschool Day

One of the things that confused me most as a new homeschooler was when I would hear other homeschoolers say that there was no such thing as a typical homeschool day.

Since they were seasoned and I was not, I often wondered if I was doing something wrong when I discovered that we DID have typical days.

Can We Talk About Our Unhealthy Obsession with Curriculum?

I’ve come to the realization that we parents – homeschool parents, to be precise – have an unhealthy obsession with curriculum.

Have you noticed that there seems to be a curriculum for EVERYTHING nowadays?? Your homeschool mom brain might think that’s a good thing, but is it?

How to Deal with HOMESCHOOL BURNOUT

As the holidays approach, so does an unfortunate side effect of the constant busyness of homeschooling – burnout.

Believe me, burnout is no joke. Left “untreated,” it can lead to anger, hurt feelings, and rash decisions.

And contrary to what you might believe, no one is immune. The key is having the tools to deal with it.

Homeschooling |The Trouble with Too Much Fun

Over the last few weeks, I’ve covered some really heavy topics, so last night I decided to give my brain a break and go back to a homeschool video.
Trust me. I needed the reprieve. It is mentally exhausting to think about the sort of things I talk about all the time. 😭

Let’s talk about fun. Keeping your kids excited and interested by doing fun activities is a must when it comes to homeschooling. But let’s talk about the other side of that – when your “fun” starts to take away from your child’s education.