Heideli Loubser

Heideli Loubser is a multi-talented creative, working as a homeschooling mom-blogger, copywriter in the fields of education and health and wellness, and a supplier of educational toys in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. Aside from writing, I love being creative and taking naps whenever possible.

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How to teach your child to learn independently

Many families are plunged into homeschooling with little choice right now, and many children have little concept of how to work and learn independently. Do you have your hands in your hair? Did you yell at your child and surrender to the TV screen so you can just finish one darned work assignment in peace? …

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How to manage anxiety naturally – multi-sensory ideas

Do you and/or your children struggle with anxiety? With managing fears, worries and uncertainties about things that could happen or what will happen next? This post is full of tips, techniques, and strategies to help you manage anxiety as naturally as possible. Adults and children alike need to learn mental, emotional and physical coping skills …

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27 Ways You’re Allowed to Freak Out

Have you freaked out and/or lost the plot over something recently? Was it big or small? (No judgment, I promise.) How would you like a list of allowable ways to freak out instead of being told to “Calm down!” for a change? I’ve been thinking about the rollercoaster we all find ourselves on and the …

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What I’ve learned about getting through tough times as a family

This week, I wanted to share something that is not so much about homeschooling, or about activities with your kids. Instead, I wanted to share something REAL from my life to encourage you – what I’ve learned about getting through tough times as a family. Something that takes the pressure off and lifts your heart. …

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Fun Ways to Cope During Social Distancing

I’ve been giving this coronavirus situation a lot of thought lately. It’s hard to cope or be productive during times like this, and even harder to think of something fun, depending on your circumstances right now. Here in South Africa, we’re a little late to the social distancing “party” and even so, it still seems …

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How to homeschool and stay sane during the coronavirus crisis

Parents, if you’re worried about staying sane and homeschooling during this crisis, you’re in good hands. You’re not alone. This post will help you with some simple, actionable tips on how to start homeschooling during this coronavirus crisis. (And stay sane.) The homeschooling community is here to help you, offer you loads of free resources …

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Homeschooling while moving to another country

Many homeschoolers consider traveling while homeschooling, or emigration to another country for work, financial, family or other reasons. Obviously, this can bring about many questions such as how to maintain or create a new routine, requirements in another country, etc. This isn’t something I’ve tried myself, but I’ve recently chatted with another homeschooling mom, Susan …

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21 Things that Make Homeschooling Easier

Who doesn’t like things that help make life easier, right? There are so many resources for homeschooling, it can easily feel a little overwhelming, rather than simpler to get it done. Here’s a list of 21 things that make homeschooling easier – keep it handy for those days where you’re running around between chores, meal …

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How your view of your child impacts your home education journey

As a home educating parent, or a parent considering home education, have you ever given any thought to how you view your child? This is an important question because children’s self-esteem is greatly impacted by our opinion of them as their parents. In terms of education, schools view children as vessels to be filled, not …

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Spilling the beans on homeschooling – interview with Marc Ries

Micro-interview with a veteran homeschooler who shares his homeschooling journey with us. Marc Ries is the manager of Love2Learn, a company that provides a modular curriculum (compiled by his wife, Ivana) based on the best aspects of curricula from all over the world and draws inspiration, particularly from Charlotte Mason’s philosophies. You can check it …

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