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How to Prevent Sibling Rivalry

How to Prevent Sibling Rivalry

I know that sibling squabbles are a serious source of stress. I know this personally and professionally. I have been giving a talk for Great Homeschool Conventions on how to negotiate sibling conflicts, but I think it's important to talk about how to prevent these...

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How to Be More Diligent This Year

How to Be More Diligent This Year

I have been praying dailly about becoming more diligent for years. But only recently did I realize that I was going about increasing my diligence in the wrong way. Listen to the podcast Why should we seek to be more diligent? The Bible encourages diligence. Proverbs...

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How to Make Fitness a Part of Your Homeschool

How to Make Fitness a Part of Your Homeschool

I have been a fitness enthusiast my entire adult life. I ran track in high school but became enamored with weight training because of a required class in college. I saw a young woman in class who had incredible muscle definition that she had acquired through weight...

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How to Make the Most of the Rest of Summer

How to Make the Most of the Rest of Summer

Hey homeschoolers! We are already well into July, and if you're like me, you feel like summer is slipping away. Fortunately, we can still make the most of it. I'll explain how. Listen to the podcast Create a Summer Bucket List The first step is to create a summer...

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How to Make Your Homeschool a Heck-Yes

How to Make Your Homeschool a Heck-Yes

Hey, homeschoolers! You may know that I am a big fan of fashion. Ever since being introduced to Get Your Pretty On with Alison Lumbatis, I love putting pieces from my closet, thrift shops, and other stores together to create a capsule wardrobe. If you have no idea...

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6 Lessons My Homeschool Mentor Taught Me

6 Lessons My Homeschool Mentor Taught Me

Before I tell you the lessons my mentor taught me, I have to tell you how we met. I was in the valley. It was 2019. My husband had had a stroke, dear friends and family members had been diagnosed with cancer, my kids had made some choices that made me feel like a...

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How to Manage Mistakes in Your Homeschool

How to Manage Mistakes in Your Homeschool

I've been thinking a lot about mistakes in homeschooling. One reason I have is because I've been talking with homeschooling moms at the Great Homeschool Conventions. They've been asking me about their mistakes. Another reason I've been thinking about mistakes this...

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Rethinking the Homeschool Dream

Rethinking the Homeschool Dream

I've shared before that homeschooling wasn't my original dream. I planned to work part-time as a psychologist and be home with my 2.5 children the rest of time, giving me plenty of time to write and speak. I knew God had called me to be a writer and speaker and it's...

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How to Help Kids Deal with Difficult People

How to Help Kids Deal with Difficult People

One of the things I love about homeschooling is the opportunity to teach my kids things they wouldn't learn in a traditional school. For example, I've done a podcast episode on how to teach kids to respond to others who are hurting or grieving. Today, I'm going to...

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How Understanding Personality Can Change Your Homeschool

How Understanding Personality Can Change Your Homeschool

I used to think my husband and kids were trying to drive me crazy. That's before I understood personalities. You would think as a psychologist that I would know better, but I didn't. Understanding basic concepts of personality can transform your homeschool and your...

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How to Turn COVD-Schooling into True Homeschooling

How to Turn COVD-Schooling into True Homeschooling

If you are one of millions of parents who has had to supervise your child's education because of the pandemic, this article is for you. Or, if you know a COVID-schooler, I hope you will share it with them. I have heard from a number of COVID-schoolers in my groups on...

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How to Manage Screen Time for Teens

How to Manage Screen Time for Teens

Someone in The Homeschool Sanity Circle group on Facebook asked about phones and screen time for teens. After I shared my experience, I was asked if I could share more. I foolishly agreed! Listen to the podcast First, I'm not perfect. So, if you're looking for someone...

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