Great Expectations: My Homeschool Life in Fairy Tales

The fairytale of the little girls in the white dresses, living happily ever after, well, I’m still searching for that. I’ve learned that little girls in lacy white dresses get dirty. And that mom does a lot of laundry. It’s been my experience that parenting is like that: at times, the fantasy fades. In the…

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How to Simplify Your Homeschool Life & Find Your Thing

Simplify your homeschool life. WHY make homeschool simple? Cause you got no time for complicated. And complexity ain’t fun. First of all, we can’t do all the things. So, don’t try. Here are principles to live by in your homeschool life: 1. Don’t overthink it. Homeschooling isn’t that hard. No, it’s not. No really, it’s not. (Parenting…

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the Homeschool Home & the life-changing magic of tidying up

Simplifying life & enacting dietary changes is a typical January goal every year. Perhaps you are one of the 3 million that has purchased the book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo. She’s the samurai of tidy. We can learn from the Samurai warrior of cleaning up.…

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Dedicated to You, Homeschool Mama: Today is an Ordinary Miracle

Do this homeschool thing long enough and you’ll begin to take it for granted. You’ll take for granted the ordinary miracle of your homeschool days, the freedoms, the children, the lifestyle. Recognize that there’s no homeschool utopia, there are a whole bunch of ordinary miracles in our homeschool lives. There’s nothing like an ordinary day…

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how to incorporate play into your homeschool day

The seasonal homeschool shifts demand a shift in routine. Easiest way to get buy-in from the kids when you’re shifting the homeschool seasons? Incorporate play into your day. At times like the end of February and routine is getting a little too…well, routine. Or when we’re so done with the homeschool year like April or…

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homeschooling out of my depth

Homeschooling looks a whole lot different than it did than when we started. At the time of this writing, I have an independent sixteen year old working, dancing, singing, attacking her academics and killin it. My fourteen year old is beginning a focussed, independent academic approach this year: online biology class and writing essays will…

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