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October 25, 2014

How to Survive Public School as a Parent

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There was a time when I thought the baby years were the hard ones. I had no idea that one day, I would look back with fond memories on the days when I was sleep deprived because of a baby’s cries rather than losing sleep over the many complicated worries of childhood drama. My oldest is only in 2nd … [Read more...]

Back to (Public) School

My 7 year old son started 2nd grade this week and it’s a big milestone for him because he’s making the transition from homeschooling to public school. We homeschooled last year using the K12 curriculum, which I LOVED by the way, but we’re new to the area and my son wanted the chance to meet more … [Read more...]

Tips to Avoid Over Scheduling

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Do you find yourself spending more time hustling your children out the front door than you spend enjoying your time together at home? You are not alone. In today's world, there are so many worthy causes pressing for our time that it becomes very easy to over-commit ourselves with responsibilities … [Read more...]

Recovering from Homeschool Burnout

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For many reasons, a parent may feel overwhelmed or exhausted when parenting in general. The same is especially true when the parent is also the full-time teacher. In an ideal world, we would have ample time and energy each day to prepare and implement teach moments, take of the day-to-day parenting, … [Read more...]

Homeschooling for Beginners

Homeschooling was not one of those things that I always knew that I would do. While I had always loved the idea of homeschooling, I wasn’t sure I could handle the day to day demands of homeschooling while raising a young toddler and preschooler and then there was that all consuming questions of … [Read more...]