Encouragement

Why I’m Thankful for my Kids’ Dyslexia

I realize that this may be a sensitive subject for some of you reading this today. Some of you are new to the world of dyslexia. Maybe you already have a dyslexia diagnosis or maybe your child is struggling and you suspect dyslexia. Maybe you're considering pulling...

Homeschooling When You Want to Quit

It's early September and I've already seriously considered putting one of my kids in school. It probably has a lot to do with the age of said child - 15 going on 25 - but 3 weeks into the school year does seem rather soon to consider quitting homeschooling. I actually...

The 5 Pillars of a Thriving Homeschool

Are you surviving rather than thriving in your homeschool? I get emails all the time from homeschool parents with stories like this: "I feel like I know what needs to get done, but because of my kids' dyslexia, I can't quite do it. Everything takes too much of me. ...

Homeschooling the Less-Academic Child

I read a beautiful blog post last week from Sara at Classically Homeschooling that really got me thinking. Sara is a classical educator (as is my family) and was writing about homeschooling 'non academic' kids with the classical method. The classical model is known...

5 Things Every Homeschool Mom Needs

What does a homeschool mom need? Here are five things that may surprise you and one easy way to get them! 20 years! That is a long time.  It is also a really long time to have been homeschooling! I've been through all of the stages: the ignorant, inflated confidence...

Transform Your Homeschool: One Habit at a Time

Kids still in their pajamas at noon? Chores not finished? Schoolwork not getting completed? Transform your homeschool by changing your habits one at a time. Here's how! Kids still in their pajamas at noon?  Chores not finished?  Schoolwork not getting completed? We've...

Helping the Perfectionist Child

If you prefer to listen to this post, click the play button below. Do you have a perfectionist child?  One that is unsatisfied with pretty much anything they accomplish? Sometimes even when they've done a good job?  It's sad to watch our kids missing out on the joy of...