Tired of the homeschooling naysayers? Here’s the cold, hard truth that I’ve learned in the last twelve years while underneath the educational microscope.
Meal planning doesn’t have to be difficult. Use these tips to save money while making some pretty delicious meals at the same time.
Having a no-good-very-bad homeschool day? Here are 10 positive affirmations that what you are doing is wonderful, powerful and precious.
Do you long for more balance in your homeschool life? Here are my 3 keys to homeschool balance and how to plan your days to achieve the balance you crave.
Being an introvert makes homeschooling a large family an even bigger task, but being an introvert isn’t a disqualification from being a homeschooling mom.
Parenting with anxiety is no simple feat. But when you’re homeschooling with anxiety…you’ve added a whole new layer to the fear.
As moms, our responsibilities seem endless. You can’t do everything, but you can do the most important things when you know the secrets of being productive.
Instagram, when used wisely, can be another helpful tool in your homeschool mom tool belt. May it give you the information, inspiration, or connection you need, exactly when you need it.
Connecting with our kids takes effort and time you may not think you have, but with a little creative thinking and being mindful you can easily connect with your kids as a working mom.
Maybe you have not found the time to read as a busy homeschool mom. I get it. Last year I put my foot down and carved out time for me to read. In fact, I set a lofty goal of a book a week. And I surpassed that goal. I learned a lot from reading a book a week, and I am excited to share six practical tips with you.
If you are always on the hunt for a homeschool planner that would solve all of your problems and meet all of your needs, you’ve probably realized that the planner that actually does all of these things for you doesn’t exist. Here are my tips for finding one that works.
Doesn’t cooking once a month sound glorious? Freezer meal swaps changed my life. A group of friends all get together and swap meals for the freezer. The concept is simple: each member makes the same number of meals as there are members in the group.
Can you believe for many of us this homeschool year is halfway over? I am often amazed by the speed the first semester of the school year passes. As the first semester winds down, I have found myself evaluating our homeschool year. I don’t know about you, but in our...
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Moms can sometimes be clique-ish. Sometimes THAT mom can feel like they are left out or that they stand out from the crowd. Do you ever feel like, That Mom!? From time to time we all feel this way. But it's can especially be so when we've chosen to go against the...
Homeschool moms can get so bogged down wth time seeming to be ever elusive. Yet we know that if fail to fill our own cups, we'll soon find we are empty and unable to fill the cups of our children, spouses, friends, and others. We need to take the time to care for...
I can’t tell you the number of times I have had another homeschool mom come up to me and ask how in the world I’m able to work from home. They don’t think they have what it takes to work from home. They say, “I’d love to have extra money, but I just don’t have time to work from home” Don’t worry; with a little creativity, you CAN find the time.
The days are literally flying by. As a homeschooling mom of five, I sometimes wish time could just stop for a little bit. I just want to enjoy this stage, this age, this moment, this lesson. Since we do not have this option of stopping time, we can instead choose to live in the moment. If you are like me, a busy mom managing way too many things at once, this is for you. Here are the 12 things every homeschooling mom should do NOW (like today!)
I imagine you’ve heard the numerous reasons why audiobooks are fantastic for your homeschool. We know that we can listen to the classics on a road trip, enjoy entertaining stories without Mom having to read everything, and kids can independently listen to books beyond their reading level. But, do you ever wish you read more books? When’s the last time you read a book that supported your personal goals?
Being a working homeschool mom means that you run out the door in 5 minutes or less. In that time, you lose your keys twice, your cell phone once, and you leave your coffee by the microwave. Many people are worried about homeschooling and working, either inside the home or outside the home, because it is way too much to handle. I have to admit most days I agree. Being a mom is hard. Being a homeschool mom is hard. Being a working homeschool mom is hard. It’s all HARD. Today, I want to talk about 5 challenges working homeschool moms face and how you can overcome them.
With Teacher Appreciation Week coming up, the question comes to mind: “Is there a Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Day? How does that work?” Should homeschool moms celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day? How? That’s a good question. After all, we mothers are the ones that do the planning and the work, so wouldn’t we just be throwing a party day for ourselves?