public speaking opportunities for kids
  I recently came across a post from a mom looking for a debate group or public speaking class for her child. Of course, there are many great opportunities for speech and debate in the homeschooling world, including national organizations for homeschoolers. And these can be ideal for kids who are specifically headed toward a

All or Nothing?

all or nothing
  Most of us could be qualified as “All or Nothing” homeschoolers. We ride hard in whatever lane we’ve assigned ourselves and worry constantly about not living up to standard we have set for ourselves. Most of us could also assign ourselves a few other labels, as well. For example, I am the queen of

Embrace the Change

embrace change
  Does anyone else have the problem of fussy kids after they’ve been indoors way too long with nasty weather?  It seems to me they lose all motivation for “regular” schoolwork and get just plain fidgety! What’s a momma to do?  Perhaps it’s time to rethink your end of the year learning strategy. No one
eliminate burnout
  Whether you call it a mental health day, a break for scheduling, or a teacher professional development day … we all need a break every now and then. Don’t feel guilty about this. Every professional educator has breaks like these scheduled; in-home educators need the same. There are many benefits of taking a break

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