Encouragement

4 Mindset Shifts for Parents of Struggling Learners

4 Mindset Shifts for Parents of Struggling Learners

I loved going to school everyday as a kid. I loved the tidy rows of desks and the matching textbooks and workbooks. I loved completing assignments and checking of all the boxes. When I first began homeschooling, I set out to create this same environment for my own...

Homeschooling the Less-Academic Child

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

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...

6 Productivity Hacks for Your Homeschool

6 Productivity Hacks for Your Homeschool

Having trouble with productivity in your homeschool? Become more consistent thanks to the best homeschool hacks from a veteran homeschool mom of eight! It is not uncommon for homeschooling parents to get overwhelmed from time to time. I jokingly refer to February (and...

Transform Your Homeschool:  One Habit at a Time

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

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...

Dyslexia Success Story:  Willard Wigan

Dyslexia Success Story: Willard Wigan

Most people are familiar with famous sculptures such as Michelangelo's 'David' or Rodin's 'Thinker'. But have you ever heard of micro-sculpture?  These tiny creations can actually fit in the eye of a needle! Willard Wigan is the micro sculptor whose talent makes...

The Power of Homeschooling

The Power of Homeschooling

Howdy friends! Can you see it?  That light, shining at the end of the tunnel of another wild and crazy year of homeschooling? Me too!  Our co-op has finished until the Fall.  Our high school senior is ironing her cap and gown and the graduation announcements are in...

Dyslexia Success Story:  Erin Brockovich

Dyslexia Success Story: Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich may be best known as the legal assistant responsible for the largest direct-action lawsuit in history, but did you know she is also dyslexic? Early struggles Growing up in Kansas, she struggled in school and recalls feeling overwhelmed by learning even...

Our Family’s Dyslexia Success Story

Our Family’s Dyslexia Success Story

I love a good story.  If you've ever wondered who I am and how we got to be homeschooling 8 kids (7 with dyslexia) today is the day I will share how we went from complete confusion to success. Our Dyslexia Success Story Homeschooling has been a huge part of the past...

Teaching Kids With Dyslexia – Am I Doing Enough?

Teaching Kids With Dyslexia – Am I Doing Enough?

I talk a lot here on the blog about the freedom of homeschooling and the power of individualized instruction and interest-led learning.  I whole-heartedly believe in these facets of teaching kids with dyslexia at home. However, with the freedoms of homeschooling often...

Hope For Parents of Dyslexics

Hope For Parents of Dyslexics

Encouraging parents to understand their kids with dyslexia is something that I love to do. I recently had the following exchange with a parent looking for hope teaching her daughter with dyslexia.  The question seems like one that many people could likely relate to so...