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...
Gifts Every Homeschool Mom will Love

Gifts Every Homeschool Mom will Love

Buying gifts for a mom can be tough. It’s often hard to know what she’d like or need. Buying for homeschool moms can be even tougher! She’s likely home with the kids for the better part of most days. And, that can get tiresome. She might need a...
The Fail-Proof Response for the Homeschooling Naysayers

The Fail-Proof Response for the Homeschooling Naysayers

“Your son is so articulate. Most kids that age can’t even look an adult in the eye better yet carry on a meaningful conversation. You must be so proud!” she said from behind the counter. “He’s a good egg,” came my quick reply. I gathered up my mounting stack of books...