Wanting Time Away From the Kids

Welcome to the “What’s Your Secret Struggle Homeschool Mom?” guest post series. Today, we hear from Marla Szwast (who blogs at Jump Into Genius) about wanting time away for the kids! It can be such a guilt-laden desire, but it doesn’t have to be! Are you racked with guilt because you don’t want to be around your kids every moment […]

3 Simple Steps to Discipline in Your Homeschool

Welcome to the “What’s Your Secret Struggle Homeschool Mom?” guest post series. Today, we hear from Kristina Peterson (who blogs at Book Bound Boys) about discipline in your homeschool. Do you dream of starting your homeschool day without arguing, procrastination, tears?  Do you remember when they were little, and they joyfully participated in whatever you had planned without complaint? Okay, well, […]

What’s Your Secret Struggle Homeschool Mom?

Let’s get real for a minute, shall we? Homeschooling is hard. We homeschool moms (and dads) struggle with things like loneliness, or comparing ourselves with others, or wondering if we’re doing enough, or…or…or… Any homeschooling mom that tells you they don’t think about those things is either hiding something or they know some great secret that I haven’t figured out […]

Help! My Kids Don’t Want To Do Their Schoolwork!

Homeschooling is full of challenges and those challenges look different for every family. One issue that I hear repeatedly from a lot of homeschool moms is… “Help! My kids don’t want to do their schoolwork!” You’ll find a hundred and one answers to this issue ranging from discipline more to unschooling to enroll them in public school! My home isn’t immune […]

Homeschooling with TV and Movies

Homeschooling with TV and Movies

I’m posting today as part of the Not-Back-to-School Blog Party where more than 25 bloggers have come together for the entire month of August to share all the ways that learning happens outside of textbooks and classrooms. Join me today as I share how you can use TV and Movies as learning tools in your homeschool. But before you head […]

10 Days to a Flexible Homeschool Plan - Wrapping it Up

Flexible Homeschool Plan Wrap Up

It has been a fun 10 days filled with lots of printables, videos, photos, and advice for building an all around flexible homeschool plan for your year. Today I’m wrapping up the series with an all in one recap of everything we’ve learned!   Step 1: Determining Your School Year For the greatest flexibility in your school year, I highly […]

10 Days to a Flexible Homeschool Plan - Organizing the Stuff

Organizing the Stuff

If you’re just joining me for the 10 Days to a Flexible Homeschool Plan series, then be sure to read the previous posts. Day 1: 10 Days to a Flexible Homeschool Plan Day 2: Determining Your School Year Day 3: Finding Your Routine Day 4: Deciding What to Teach and When Day 5: Scheduling Your Resources Day 6: Putting it All to Work Day 7: Facing the […]

Structured Free Time

If you’re just joining me for the 10 Days to a Flexible Homeschool Plan series, then be sure to read the previous posts. Day 1: 10 Days to a Flexible Homeschool Plan Day 2: Determining Your School Year Day 3: Finding Your Routine Day 4: Deciding What to Teach and When Day 5: Scheduling Your Resources Day 6: Putting it All to Work Day 7: Facing […]

Facing the Challenges

If you’re just joining me for the 10 Days to a Flexible Homeschool Plan series, then be sure to read the previous posts. Day 1: 10 Days to a Flexible Homeschool Plan Day 2: Determining Your School Year Day 3: Finding Your Routine Day 4: Deciding What to Teach and When Day 5: Scheduling Your Resources Day 6: Putting it All to Work Yesterday we looked […]

Putting it All to Work

If you’re just joining me for the 10 Days to a Flexible Homeschool Plan series then be sure to read the previous posts: Day 1: 10 Days to a Flexible Homeschool Plan Day 2: Determining Your School Year Day 3: Finding Your Routine Day 4: Deciding What to Teach and When Day 5: Scheduling Your Resources All the things we covered last week laid […]