Donna Goff

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January 19, 2021

Removing the 600 lb Guilt Monkey

Do you get in the cycle of feeling guilty when you are homeschooling, because your house needs cleaning? When you stop to clean, do you feel guilty because you are not homeschooling? Well, it is time to ditch that guilt.Are there things you just never seem to get to? These things can leave you with […]

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Homeschooling Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner. I often come across questions on social media or through email that I feel would best answered in a newsletter, because I feel so many can benefit from the answer…This question was on a Facebook Homeschool group: I’ve been toying with the idea of taking December ‘off’. Does anyone […]

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November 17, 2020

Self-Care in Autumn

We are now in mid-autumn and the weather is getting colder, days are getting shorter. I love this time of year.I love Thanksgiving and Christmas time.I love the music.I love the smells of fresh baked breads, cinnamon, peppermint, pomanders, and pine.I love the goodwill people show towards each other.I love the thoughtfulness and consideration for […]

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Hygge Homeschool

Hygge is back!  What is hygge and how do you pronounce it?“The Danish word hygge (pronounce hue-gah) is taking pleasure in celebrating the ordinary; spending a cozy evening with family or friends, sipping cocoa, sitting by the fireplace, perhaps dinner by candlelight… Words such as warmth, living well, security, coziness, comfort, reassurance, family, fellowship, friendship, and […]

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October 12, 2020

How to Leverage Mealtime

We live in a busy world. Most of us have our plates filled to the brim. During 2020, many families have rediscovered family dinners together. As we move past 2020, let this be one blessing we choose to keep in our lives.  Slow down. Don’t rush your family meal. Avoid overloading the family schedule.  Make […]

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October 6, 2020

Three Reading Strategies

Most parents want their children to become proficient readers. They know thar reading is a vital life skill in our society. Most adults know that reading is an essential key to self-directed lifelong learning.  Yet, at the end of fourth grade, only about 36% of children are proficient readers at grade level or above. This […]

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