Homeschooling through tough times and illness

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 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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How to get through tough times as a family

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

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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