• Ultimate Guide to Time Management for Homeschooling Moms – 5 Rules You Can Implement TODAY

    Ok, Moms, how about some real talk for once?  How about some real time management tips you can actually use? You often feel stretched to the limits between carting children here & there, lesson planning, ensuring schoolwork gets completed, housework, your own personal pursuits, making sure dinner is ready, all of it. You get help, of course, yours is a modern family, after all.  You’ve taught your children to clear the table and run the dishwasher, your husband is no slouch either, he does his part. You meal plan, you have the pretty pink planner and it’s filled out with color-coded stickers and pen marks, you write out daily to-do…

  • How to Motivate a (Seemingly) Lazy Child: 5 Quick Tips for Parents

    I recently wrote about Unschooling and how to make it work for your family and after that post went live, I was asked in my Learning in the Lowcountry Community Group about how to turn around an unmotivated learner. Sometimes it feels as though our kids are content to just lie around the house ‘doing nothing’ When this happens, parents often complain their children are lazy or unmotivated. But, are they though? I want to share 6 quick tips to help parents change their mindset about what they perceive as lazy or unmotivated. Are the Kids Really Ok? Before you pass off laziness or aloofness as just a phase, it’s…

  • Is VIPKID a Good Way for Homeschooling Parents to Make Money?

    By: April from The Simple Rugged Path Like most homeschool families that we know, our budget is very tight. We began searching for somethinig to add a little to our income. I was already teaching dance in the evenings, but that job was only going to last for 9 weeks. I did not want another job that was going to take me outside of the home, interfere with our homeschool day, or take me away from being a part of my children’s activities. We tried several MLMs but we are just not sales people. Additionally I had neither the time to host parties nor the ability to purchase items to…

  • Struggling Readers Tips

    5 Strategies Parents of Struggling Readers Can Implement For a Peaceful Homeschool

    There was a very short period of time last Summer where I went into panic mode because my 7 year old was still not reading. My oldest had read Magic Tree House books in Kindergarten back in 2003. This thinking caused me to worry that my youngest was falling behind. I quickly came to my senses once I went back to my reasons for homeschooling and following my childs’ lead.  My goal as a homeschooling parent is to create an environment that fosters a lifelong love of learning. By approaching all things, including reading, at his pace, I can meet him where he is to determine how to move forward.…

  • Using Oils in Your Home Kids

    Working with Nature for the Best Homeschool Experience

    By: Raine Mertz Few things in life are more incredible than experiencing that spark in our children’s eyes when they discover something new. Those are the homeschooling moments I live for! Of course, there are also challenges that come up, such as lack of concentration and stress. For the majority of these issues, I turn to natural remedies that have proven effective over and over in our home. As a Reiki Master, I incorporate both crystals and oils into my daily life as well as my practice. I’m a firm believer that not only do they work, but they create an undeniable harmony in our home and our lives. Teaching…