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Homeschool Refreshment Through Organization

The excitement of the new year is starting to wane, leaving me with a need for refreshment. I don't want to wish my way through the rest of winter. Neither do I want to give in to sloth and discouragement. I want energy and vitality in my homeschool now. How about...

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Organizing Challenges You Should Take On This Year

If you want to get organized this year, you're in good company. It's the second most popular goal for the year. But it's a big one. Where do you start? I recommend starting with six areas. [box] Want to listen to this article on a podcast? LISTEN HERE or SUBSCRIBE ON...

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Homeschool Changes to Make Now

If you've been too busy to think about changes you need to make in your homeschool, now is the time. I have some ideas for changes we can all make now, regardless of our homeschool approach. [box] Want to listen to this article on a podcast? LISTEN HERE or SUBSCRIBE...

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How to Have Your Sanest Homeschool Year

The end of the year always seems to get particularly busy for me. That makes it a perfect time to think about how I want my homeschooling life to be different in the new year. As a psychologist-turned-homeschooler who has been at this for 17 years, here are my...

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6 Christmas Stress Mistakes You Must Avoid Making

You're busy. You're dealing with lots of people. You're stressed this Christmas season. Stress can lead us to make some mistakes that will make things worse. Avoid these six mistakes and you're likely to have a merry Christmas. [box] Want to listen to this article on...

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Political Lessons Homeschoolers Must Teach Their Children

Regardless of your opinion of the election results, you've no doubt had some conversation about it. Perhaps, like me, you've also considered what to say to your children about these events. Or even more, what you should have said to them before these events. These are...

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Black Friday Deals for Saner Homeschooling and Living

I love Black Friday, don't you? You can save so much on homeschool curriculum and more. I can't wait to share the deals I have for you on Psychowith6 products, but I also have deals from my affiliates (aka friends) to share below. If you'd like even more deals for...

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Gratitude: Unique Ways for Homeschoolers to Express It

Thanksgiving is the month for gratitude. I started thinking not just about what to be grateful for, but to whom. That led to me to consider the people who are deserving of our gratitude as homeschoolers. There are specific ways we can express gratitude to bless these...

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How to Stop Being So Hard On Ourselves

I was reviewing responses to a survey I sent out to my email readers. (You can join the email list and get the weekly sanity savers here.) I scrolled down to the section where I asked my readers to tell me what I could do to better meet their needs. Apparently, I...

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Powerful Ways to Teach Your Children Gratitude

It’s very important to me that my children be grateful. My family didn't have a lot of money. It seemed easier to be grateful for what we had. My children have a lot more than I did and I was concerned that they could be selfish and spoiled as a result. I have been...

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How to Work with Professionals as a Homeschooler

Homeschoolers have to consult a number of different professionals. For example, I am often asked about having children tested for special needs. Another area I am often asked about is seeing a mental health professional. This could be seeking services for yourself,...

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