Homeschooling 101: Are You Overschooling Your Kids?

Have you ever considered the possibility of unintentionally overschooling your kids? There can never be too much education, right? Well, I think we need to point out that schooling and education are two different things, and YES. It is possible to overschool your kids.

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.

Large Family Homeschool Tip: Let Your Child Teach

Although I #homeschool a bunch of kids, I know that I don’t often share things specifically geared towards #largefamily #homeschooling. That’s because since our routine has stayed largely the same for several years, I felt like I already shared all the tips I’ve used.

Until now.

As I was going through my book of video topics, I came across a note I made several years ago when my now-18-year-old daughter was teaching her siblings once a week. If you’re looking for a way to breathe life into your day, this might be just what you’re looking for.

Homeschooling 101: Break’s Over! Getting Back onto a Routine

This year we took a 7-week break, instead of 6, and it went FAST. We’re going to be starting our new homeschool year in 6 days!

Since so many people have asked for tips on getting back into a routine, I shared some practical ideas with you today.

Don’t Quit Homeschooling Because of Your Curriculum!

A word of advice for all the new homeschool moms excitedly planning out their upcoming year – don’t give up on homeschooling because of your curriculum.

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?

Sometimes You Have to Change Your Homeschool, Even If It’s Working

As a seasoned homeschool mom, it can be too easy to think that you’ve figured everything out. Over and over again, I’ve said that if your homeschool is working, don’t change it. Well, I’m realizing that may not be true 100% of the time.

Watch my latest video to find out why sometimes you need to change your homeschool, even if it’s working.

Homeschooling 101: Let’s Talk About Grade Levels

When it comes to homeschooling and grade levels, different families believe different things. Some families do everything they can to adhere to the grade their child would be in were he/she in school. Others ditch them altogether.

In today’s video, I shared some practical advice on grade levels, when they might be necessary, and why they’re not nearly as important as we’ve been led to believe.

The Hidden Benefits of Twaddle (or “Shallow” Literature)

Let’s talk about twaddle. I know a good many homeschoolers who refuse to let it enter their homes, but does it really have to be all or nothing?

Believe it or not, there are benefits to letting your children read superficial literature from time to time.

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.