Category Archives: Planning, Organizing, and Scheduling

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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How to Make and Use a Loop Schedule for Homeschool

Do you frequently run into days when you have more subjects on your to list than time in the day to teach it? Are you always wishing there were an easier way to carry things over to the next day … Continue reading

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How to Find the Time to Homeschool (Even if You Work)

If you need to or want to work, but still want quality time with your children and a stellar education, you can do it. Whether you want to homeschool them full-time or supplement the brick-and-mortar school they get during the day, … Continue reading

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A Beginner's Walk-through of the Sonlight Instructor’s Guide

Although your Sonlight Instructor's Guide might look overwhelming to begin with, after spending a few minutes getting acquainted, you will feel at ease with your big binder. It looks more confusing than it is! Even if you’ve never taught children before, … Continue reading

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