Category Archives: Planning, Organizing, and Scheduling

4 Ways to Use the Power of Routine in Your Homeschool Day

Every single morning, I do the same thing. I do it almost without thinking as I am usually still half, if not fully, asleep. I go to the bathroom, change into the clothes I laid out the night before, brush … Continue reading

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10 Clever Solutions for Chronically Missing Pencils

Sometimes it's the small homeschool frustrations that have the largest potential to derail the school day. Take the matter of sharpened pencils... Can you relate to the frustration of not being able to find a pencil when it is time … Continue reading

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Salvaging Your Homeschool Day in Twenty Minute Increments

Do you or your children ever find yourselves completely lacking motivation to work on school assignments or feeling so discouraged by all that needs to be done that you don’t even know where to begin? It certainly happens in our … Continue reading

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5 Homeschool Organization Questions that Make a Big Impact

Could you homeschool organization use a makeover? Start with these five areas. Your answers will lead you to changes that make a big impact! Continue reading

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A Typical Day in the Life of a Large Family Homeschool

Two chickens are roasting on the counter in the biggest slow cooker you’ve ever seen. A lanky teenage boy is sprawled on the couch reading Willa Cather’s My Antonia. A blond preschooler is clambering over the end of the couch … Continue reading

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So Many Books: How to Organize Your Homeschool Library

Whether you have just one Sonlight package in your home or—like our family does—multiple years’ worth, it won’t take long to realize that organizing your school books is essential. There’s no one right way to get the job done, and … Continue reading

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Homeschooling with a Toddler in the Mix

Over the years I’ve had many people ask how I manage to homeschool when we have a baby in the family. That’s a breeze, as far as I’m concerned. Babies sleep a lot, are held a lot, and stay in … Continue reading

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