Homeschool planning and routines

How to create a homeschool routine and plan that works for you, your work and your family.

Lessons from Our first Year of Homeschooling with a Chronic Illness

It’s officially the end of our first year of homeschooling! Hooray! Also, can I have more coffee? And cake? We are definitely going to bake and decorate cupcakes this coming weekend. Like many parents, we started our homeschooling journey by withdrawing our child from playschool. It was her second one, and she simply wasn’t happy …

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How to homeschool multiple kids and stay sane – charlene hess

How do these other moms do it – homeschooling multiple kids? I can just see you there, dear parent, picking up one book, putting down another, teaching one child while trying to appease the toddler pulling at your leg. It’s like the ultimate multi-tasking disaster waiting to explode in your head and your house when …

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Day in the life of a homeschooling family

Life from Home – Day in the Life of A homeschooling family

Wondering how other families do it? Here’s a glimpse into a day in the life of our homeschooling family. You may find some hidden tips that help make the routine flow (most of the time). This is the first of what will be regular posts on our simple days (yes, I said simple, I’m optimistic). …

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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 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

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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Homeschooling goals – the bigger picture

What is it about goal setting that is so appealing and scary at the same time? We’ve all had that moment where you sit down, write out your dreams and goals, and then make them smaller because a nagging little voice in your head said, “No way, you’ll never get that done. It’ll never work…” …

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Planners for homeschooling

A guide to planners for homeschooling parents

I’ve yet to meet a mother who doesn’t like to use some sort of planner, whether she homeschools or not! This post is a guide to what planners will work best for you as a homeschooling parent. When you chose to homeschool, one of the reasons probably included the freedom to have more choices in …

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How to evaluate your homeschooling progress

How to evaluate your homeschooling progress

When a school year comes to an end, it’s normal to reflect on the year and evaluate your homeschooling progress. As homeschoolers, your “report” of the year may look different from the normal school report card. The way we evaluate achievement and learning will be different. But the main point is to celebrate progress in …

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