Category Archives: Planning, Organizing, and Scheduling

5 Homeschool Organization Questions that Make a Big Impact

Could you homeschool organization use a makeover? Start with these five areas. Your answers will lead you to changes that make a big impact! Continue reading

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A Typical Day in the Life of a Large Family Homeschool

Two chickens are roasting on the counter in the biggest slow cooker you’ve ever seen. A lanky teenage boy is sprawled on the couch reading Willa Cather’s My Antonia. A blond preschooler is clambering over the end of the couch … Continue reading

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So Many Books: How to Organize Your Homeschool Library

Whether you have just one Sonlight package in your home or—like our family does—multiple years’ worth, it won’t take long to realize that organizing your school books is essential. There’s no one right way to get the job done, and … Continue reading

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Homeschooling with a Toddler in the Mix

Over the years I’ve had many people ask how I manage to homeschool when we have a baby in the family. That’s a breeze, as far as I’m concerned. Babies sleep a lot, are held a lot, and stay in … Continue reading

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6 Steps to Being Intentional with Your Time as a Homeschooler

A common frustration of homeschool parents is struggling to get everything done in a day. The juggling act of household tasks, kids’ education, family relationships, and employment can feel overwhelming. There’s no question that your season of homeschooling is a … Continue reading

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Making Lunch a Bonus—Not an Interruption—to Your Homeschool Day

When homeschooling, it’s easy to think of learning as the main event, while mealtime is more distraction than necessity. Lunch can interrupt the daily flow, making it hard to get back on track with lessons again afterward. Meals are Almost … Continue reading

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Sonlight is Overwhelming!

"I'm looking for a curriculum, but Sonlight seems so overwhelming! I can barely get everything done now. The book list is intimidating!" "I just got my Sonlight order, and while Box Day was fun, I feel totally overwhelmed!" Ah... the … Continue reading

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