Curing Mommy Overwhelm

As homeschoolers, we can get really overwhelmed. Self-doubts can wreak havoc on our peace of mind, causing us to lose faith in God’s plan for our families. A wonderful consultant and veteran homeschooling mom, Paola Ciskanik, is here to talk about Curing Mommy Overwhelm. Stay with us!

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Learn About Unschooling Options

Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom by Kerry McDonald is useful reading for anyone interested in learning more about self-directed education.

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How to Thrive as an Introverted Mom

Are you an introvert? Do you find that spending your days in the constant presence (and conversation) of your children is physically and emotionally exhausting? Have you ever wondered how other mothers make going to activity after activity look so easy? Have you ever locked yourself in the bathroom to get some peace and quiet …

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Embrace Your Season of Life

To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. – Ecclesiastes 3:1 God seems to like to keep us on our toes. Perhaps more accurately, He keeps us on our knees in prayer. As soon as life gets comfortable, some new event or life stage comes along to challenge us. …

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Cute Picture Book about Homeschooling

I love to read my daughter picture books. She loves the series of books about Charlie the Ranch Dog written by the Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond. I knew Drummond was a homeschooler, but the cover of Charlie Goes to School looked like it would be about a traditional school. I was pleasantly surprised to discover …

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Five Tips for College-Bound Homeschoolers to Consider

Non-traditional students have become more common in recent years. According to its most recent figures, the National Center for Education Statistics reports that 2.9 percent of students in the U.S. are homeschooled — that’s defined as “school-age children (ages 5–17) in a grade equivalent to at least kindergarten and not higher than 12th grade who …

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Six Reasons to be Thankful for Homeschooling

November is the traditional time of year for giving thanks to God for all of our blessings during the course of the year, but any day is a great day for giving thanks for homeschooling. After eight years of homeschooling, I have many reasons to be thankful. 1)     The Chance to Share our Catholic Faith …

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Should You Homeschool Your Children?

Some parents turn to homeschooling because that was always their plan. Perhaps they were homeschooled themselves, or know a friend or neighbor that teaches their own children. Others (myself included) come to homeschooling only after first starting out upon the more common path of sending our children to school. We realize only belatedly that we …

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How to Homeschool When You Are Mentally Wiped Out

Mental and physical exhaustion can happen to any homeschool parent. Whether it results from trying to juggle too many family obligations, adjusting to life with a new baby or adopted child, caring for a sick child or coping with one’s own illness, helping aging parents or grandparents, trying to balance work and homeschooling, dealing with …

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Beginnings and Endings and a Longing for Home

Here I am, after mommying and homeschooling for sixteen years, in my house alone…… which happens once every never, but looks to be a  regular thing these days. Thinking  I should be tapping out some profundity, thinking after “graduating” two kids from homeschool to brick and mortar school, immersing in  alphabetical order to algebra,   …

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