Category Archives for Encouragement

How To Actually ENJOY Grocery Shopping With Your Kids!

When I wrote about an unfortunate experience I had with a stranger at a grocery store a few years ago, a reader noticed that I mentioned how much fun my kids and I were having as we shopped. While this

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Too Serious – Being Fun Isn’t Failure

It’s a heavy burden, this parenting gig.  Sometimes it’s near impossible to take the longer view and see that the troubles of the moment will resolve into memories.  And sometimes that longer

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Character Training – 5 Ways To Get It Wrong

It happens by tiny measures, in single microscopic moments that seem like nothing at all. Weeks, months or even years later, it all seems to hit you like a tsunami wave crashing over you and you wonder

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3 helpful tips give you the confidence you need to homeschool multiple ages without worry. You'll be amazed at how much your littler ones learn from your big kids!

3 Tips To Successfully Homeschool Multiple Ages

We have a fun guest post today!  Dawn, from www.IncidentalFarmGirl.com is here to share with you her tips to successfully homeschool multiple ages at the same time.  It’s such a great topic and,

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Be Perfect or Give Up (and other lies homeschoolers believe)

Have you ever noticed that homeschoolers are afraid to complain? Maybe you feel like this yourself.  It could be that you’ve had a really rough week and you’d love to vent to your friend,

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What You Really Learn When Playing Piano

Recently, I wrote about music lessons and I encouraged you to let your kids learn on their own if you can’t afford lessons. Now I want to share with you just a little bit about all the amazing things

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In Defense Of Music – Why Self Instruction Won’t Destroy Your Child

It all started out innocently enough. A blog I follow (and you should too!  FHD ROCKS…) posted a helpful list of ways to help your child learn to play an instrument for free or nearly free.  I

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3 Ways You Can Save Money TODAY

There are so many opportunities for homeschooling families to get involved with things.  But let’s face it: All those activities (and the fuel we use up to get there!) sure can take a toll on our

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The Perfect Homeschool {… and why it’s perfectly okay if yours isn’t}

Dear Homeschooling Momma, Do you feel it? That pressure to be better?  That expectation that whatever you’re doing must be spectacular? The fear that someone will realize you’re not as together

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Homeschooling With A Baby: Part 2

Hey Mama!  Do you have a new little one in your family?  Is Baby making homeschooling seem like some vague memory you can sometimes recall through your sleep-deprived fog?  Have you shut down into survival

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