Making Peace With Not Being an Over-Achieving Homeschool Mom

Making Peace With Not Being an Over-Achieving Homeschool Mom

As I type our homeschool year is coming to an end. We started the year with a new language arts curriculum I loved and an overhaul to our plans for math. We are ending the year with maybe half the language arts material completed and some major math gains but not in...
10 Tips for New Homeschool Moms

10 Tips for New Homeschool Moms

Being a new homeschool mom can be both exciting and overwhelming. A new homeschool mom should know a few things before she gets too enthralled in the homeschool season. Today I’m going to share the top 10 tips for new homeschool moms so that you can rest easy...
The Simple Solution for Homeschool Planning

The Simple Solution for Homeschool Planning

I sat in the coffee shop, staring at the complicated equation that was one young mom’s homeschool schedule. She had asked to meet with me that evening because she felt defeated. She was contemplating a forfeit and was hoping I could talk her off the ledge. She loved...
Homeschooling with Depression: 5 Self-Care Tips

Homeschooling with Depression: 5 Self-Care Tips

Even in the best of circumstances, being a homeschool mom requires giving yourself lots of grace, right? But when you also struggle with depression, you need it even more. At least I know I do. I’ve dealt with depression since high school and have been treated for it...
The Anxious Homeschool Parent

The Anxious Homeschool Parent

A lot of things threaten our homeschool peace. A lot more than I’d like to admit originate with me. I’m creative, fairly intelligent, I love my kids, and I really enjoy homeschooling. But I’m also controlling, perfectionistic, and, hardest of all,...
How to Keep Decision Fatigue From Stealing Your Homeschool Joy

How to Keep Decision Fatigue From Stealing Your Homeschool Joy

Have you ever heard of decision fatigue? We all experience it, but rarely even notice it as the cause of our burnout and exhaustion. The daily grind of decision after decision wears us down into a huddled mass binge-watching Netflix. As homeschool moms, we live in a...