Creating a Daily Routine for Your Homeschool

Creating a daily routine for your homeschool can add structure and direction to your homeschool day, help you and your students be more productive, and make the school year more fun.

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Ready to teach your kids at home? You’ve researched until you’re blue in the face; you’ve shopped until you’re ready to drop; you’re all tooled up for homeschooling. Now’s when the rubber hits the road.

But, how do you get things done? Where do you start? How do you stay on track?

Creating a daily schedule or routine can be a great thing to add structure and direction to your homeschool day. Yet, you’re not going to find a magic bullet or a one-size-fits all routine. 

There are families who will be drawn to a minute-by-minute schedule, while others will lend themselves to a basic outline that can be tweaked on a day-to-day basis. You have to find what works for you. Here’s how: Continue Reading »

10 Tools to Organize Your Homeschool

Make learning easier and more peaceful when you organize your homeschool. Here are 10 tools to help your homeschool organization so you can enjoy your homeschool more.

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So you’re homeschooling…

Whether this is something you’ve been wanting to do for some time or a choice you made due to COVID-19, welcome to the party! I’m officially in the throes of my 19th year of homeschooling with about 6 more to go. It has been one of my best life decisions ever.

I’ve learned a lot over the years. 

One kid has graduated college, two are currently in college, three are still on my watch. So far, the experiment is working! 

One of the things that I’ve gleaned in this home education gig, is that organization is super duper important. Since we live, eat, sleep, and school at our home, there is a myriad of tasks — and stuff – to juggle.

If you don’t manage them well, there will be utter chaos. No thank you! Continue Reading »

Mom’s Kitchen Survival Workshop

Feeling nervous about the school year? Distance learning, homework, meals three times a day?! Are you wondering how you will EVER make it to June in one piece? I hear ya. And I’ve got a plan to help you. So, most back to school seasons have us looking forward with excitement. Our kids have new […]

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Homeschool Curriculum for High School

Ready to homeschool high school? Here’s a list of homeschool curriculum choices that I’ve used over the last decade to teach my kids at home without losing my mind. Homeschool? High school? Combine the two? What are you totally nuts? Nope. It can be done. It’s been done for decades with positive results.  Whether you’ve […]

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My Planner Revealed (& a Few Free Downloads)

What do you put inside a household planner to help you manage the day to day without going crazy? Here are the planning pages that make a great household notebook. My notebook, or household planner, is like my brain on paper. I have tried different systems over the years and even gone digital with some […]

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Must-Have Homeschool Supplies List

There are so many different doodahs and gadgets out in the world, it’s hard to know what you really need. I’ve narrowed this homeschool supplies list to include our time-tested favorites for home learning. Are you ready to tackle the school year? Ready to do distance learning or full-blown homeschool or some combination thereof? Do […]

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How to Get a Good Routine Going, Even During Covid

Routines can feel boring and repetitive. Routine. But a good routine actually reflects what’s most important to you, your priorities. Here’s how to get it going. Don’t you just love summer vacation? Even if this year’s covid-induced vacation is not as restful or relaxing or offering as many options for frolicking, it does offer the […]

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The Print & Go Planner – Track Your Days & Build a Better Life

Get organized and get going with this new printable planner, The Print & Go Planner.

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