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Juggling the Homeschool-Life Balance - 5 Essential Tips for Parents

Let's get real for a minute. Balancing homeschooling and a full-time job from home is like trying to solve a Rubik's Cube on a rollercoaster—thrilling but oh-so-challenging! As a mom of six, I've picked up a few tricks along the way that I’m itching to share with you.

1. Be the Cause, Not Just the Effect

It's about steering the ship, not just riding the waves.

2. Home-Sweet Franchise

Imagine if our homes ran like a well-oiled machine. That’s the franchise model! Routines, set meal plans, and shared chores don't just bring order; they bring sanity. Think less mom-and-pop chaos, more streamlined success.

3. The Long-Haul Homeschool Curriculum

Picking a curriculum is like choosing a travel buddy for a long road trip. It's gotta be sustainable, adaptable, and, most importantly, fun for everyone involved. I've found joy in materials that align with our family’s rhythm and don't demand a circus act to teach.

4. The ‘Less is More’ Approach to Activities

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Kids Can CAD: Empowering Homeschoolers with STEM Education

science stem Oct 23, 2023

Homeschooling is an incredible journey filled with choices, challenges, and the pursuit of providing the best education for our children. Integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education into our homeschooling routines often comes up in discussions, emails, and coaching calls. Many parents seek ways to prepare their children for success in these disciplines, whether due to specific state requirements or a genuine passion for STEM fields. But how can we do it sustainably, affordably, and without overwhelming ourselves or our kids?

In this blog post, we'll explore the world of STEM education and spotlight a fantastic resource, Kids Can CAD. This program embraces STEM and promotes creativity and problem-solving skills, making it an ideal addition to your homeschooling curriculum.

What Exactly is STEM?

Before diving into STEM education's benefits, let's clarify what STEM includes: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. And here's a...

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Exploring the Tuttle Twins' Latest Release: Guide to True Conspiracies

tuttle twins Oct 13, 2023

If you've been following my channel, you're likely aware of our deep appreciation for the Tuttle Twins series. Today, I'm thrilled to share my thoughts on their newest book, which happens to launch on Friday the 13th. Join me as we dive into "The Tuttle Twins Guide to True Conspiracies," a perfect addition to the Tuttle Twins guide book series.

 Unveiling True Conspiracies: A Homeschooling Adventure

I often incorporate thought-provoking content into our nightly read-aloud sessions as a homeschooling mom. It's a time when we can collectively explore new ideas, and I must say, the Tuttle Twins series has been a fantastic resource for sparking engaging conversations.

Today, I want to focus on their latest release, "The Tuttle Twins Guide to True Conspiracies." This book delves into the intriguing world of conspiracy theories, offering a captivating educational experience for both children and adults. Let's break down the book's structure and its educational value.

Inside "The...

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Robinson Curriculum vs. Traditional Curricula: A Cost-Effective and Independent Approach to Education

robinson curriculum Oct 09, 2023

In the world of homeschooling, there are many educational curricula to choose from, each with its unique approach and philosophy. One such curriculum that stands out for its affordability, independent study emphasis, and focus on classical literature is the Robinson Curriculum (RC). In this blog post, we will explore the key differences between the Robinson Curriculum and other curricula, highlighting its cost-effectiveness, fostering of independent study habits, unique writing program, and a remarkable reading list that exposes children to literary classics. Additionally, we'll introduce a free 13-part RC course to help you get started.

Affordability: $195 for K-12 Education

One of the most compelling aspects of the Robinson Curriculum is its affordability. For just $195, you gain access to a comprehensive K-12 curriculum that covers all major subjects. This price is incredibly budget-friendly, especially compared to traditional homeschooling materials or private schools. The...

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Night Zookeeper: The Writing Revolution in Our Homeschooling Journey (10 Tips to Get Them Writing)

grammar spelling writing Oct 02, 2023

If you're searching for easy-to-implement solutions to transform your kids' writing while making homeschooling sustainable and enjoyable, you've come to the right place. I'm a homeschooling mom of 6, ages 16 to 7, who also works from home full time and is always on the lookout for independent, fun ways all my kids can learn.  Today, I'd like to share some valuable insights and a powerful tool that has completely changed our homeschooling game – Night Zookeeper.

As a homeschooling parent, I understand the unique challenges we face. Balancing the roles of parent and teacher can be daunting, especially when it comes to subjects like writing. Many parents, like myself, often grapple with insecurity when providing direction on grammar and spelling. But fear not; I'm here to offer practical solutions inspired by Night Zookeeper, a brand we adore.

Unlocking the Joy of Writing:

The key to transforming your kids' writing is helping them enjoy the process. Trust me; I've...

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Here are the TOP 3 REASONS why Homeschooling Isn't Working for You

Uncategorized Sep 28, 2023

Hey there, homeschooling moms! If you've been feeling like homeschooling isn't quite living up to your expectations, don't worry, you're not alone. Many parents find themselves in the same boat, and there are some common reasons why homeschooling may not be working as smoothly as you'd hoped. Let's dive right into the top three reasons and see if we can help you find some solutions.

  1. Trying to Do It All:

One of the primary reasons homeschooling might not be working as well as you'd like is the desire to be the "super teacher" who does it all. It's easy to fall into the trap of wanting to provide every aspect of your child's education, but this can be exhausting and counterproductive.

Solution: Take a step back and remember that your role as a homeschooling parent is to guide, provide resources, give structure, and be an example—not to do everything for your child. Keep it simple and gradually work your way out of a job when it comes to being a teacher. Don't be afraid to...

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Unlock Your Child’s Full Potential: Bridge Academic Gaps with Our Comprehensive Homeschooling Course!

Uncategorized Sep 26, 2023

Are you navigating the challenging waters of homeschooling? Feeling lost in the myriad of educational resources, assessments, and learning strategies? You're not alone! Many parents seek a clear, concise, and effective path to ensure their child's academic success and lifelong learning love. Your search ends today!

Discover the Path to Academic Excellence

Introducing the Bridging the Gaps: Comprehensive Remedial Homeschooling Resources Course – your ultimate guide to a successful and enjoyable homeschooling journey. This course is a treasure trove of assessments, personalized game plans, and proven learning strategies, designed to pinpoint and bridge any academic gaps your child might have.

Tailored Solutions for Your Child’s Success

Imagine having at your fingertips a course that is tailored to your child’s unique academic needs. With Bridging the Gaps, administer detailed assessments to understand your child’s current academic level and receive a...

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Navigating the Chaos: WFH Mom of 6 Shares Scheduling Secrets, Philosophies, and Top Tips

Uncategorized Sep 25, 2023

I’m just a regular mom navigating the world of parenting six wonderful children while working from home. I know it's not easy, and every day brings a new challenge and lesson. I’ve had my share of overwhelming moments and learned a lot along the way. I’m no expert, but I’ve found some strategies that work for me and my family, and I wanted to take a moment to share them with you.

In my recent YouTube video, I talk honestly about my daily life, the ups and downs, and how I try to keep everything in balance. I share the philosophies that help me stay grounded and the practical tips that have made my days more manageable.

I invite you to join me in this conversation. Let’s share our experiences, our successes, and our struggles. Together, we can support each other in this beautiful, hectic journey of working from home and raising a family. Your insights and stories are just as important; I can’t wait to hear them.

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Exploring the Robinson Curriculum: Books #80-85 for Homeschooling Enthusiasts

rc book list Sep 14, 2023

In this thrilling journey through the world of literature and education, we're diving deep into books #80 to #85 on the Robinson Curriculum booklist. I'm Karen, your guide on this adventure, as we unravel captivating stories, historical diaries, and essential readings that provide a unique perspective on the realms of education and history.

Book #81: "The Spy" by James Fenimore Cooper
We kick off our exploration with James Fenimore Cooper's "The Spy." This historical fiction and adventure novel transports us to the American Revolutionary War, where espionage and divided loyalties take center stage. Discover the intrigue of Harvey Birch, a seemingly ordinary peddler who operates as a spy for the American Patriots. [Read "The Spy" here]

Book #82: "Picturesque America" by William Cullen Bryant
Our next stop is "Picturesque America" by William Cullen Bryant, a rare gem that offers a visual journey through the late 19th-century United States. This collection of essays and illustrations...

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Revolutionize Your Home Management with the "Mom's Guide: Effortlessly Managing Your Home with a Franchise Touch

Uncategorized Sep 02, 2023

Calling all busy moms who are ready to transform their homes into havens of efficiency, growth, and well-being! Introducing the ultimate solution: our comprehensive course, "Mom's Guide: Effortlessly Managing Your Home with a Franchise Touch."

Unlock Your Home's Full Potential: Are you tired of the daily hustle and chaos? Yearning for a home management system that not only works but also promotes personal growth within your family? Look no further—this course is designed with you in mind.

A Fresh Approach to Home Management: Inspired by the ingenious concepts of business literature like "The E-Myth Revisited," our course offers a revolutionary perspective on managing your home. It's not just about checking off tasks; it's about creating an environment that thrives with your family's growth and happiness.

Why This Course Matters: We get it—moms often find themselves juggling tasks at the cost of their well-being. It's time to shift your focus. Efficiency is crucial, but...

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