Category Archives for "Homeschool"

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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January 12, 2021

Back-To-School January

The anticipation of Christmas morn and the New Year is past us, with all of its unknowns and opportunities. During that time, most children had a school break. In the northern United States, the weather is cold outside. If your family is not flush with cash, most winter sports or exotic vacations can be out of […]

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December 22, 2020

Our Fourth Book is Published! What You Need to Know About Homeschooling Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

My daughter, Julia Groves (at The Quiet Grove), and I have published our fourth book in the Homeschooling Basics Series, “What You Need to Know About Homeschooling Preschoolers and Kindergarteners.”Are you a parent looking into homeschooling your preschool or kindergarten child?  Do some people encouraging you to hold off on academics? Are other people encouraging […]

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December 1, 2020

How Can We Overcome the Entitlement Mindset?

Our culture seems to cultivate an entitlement mindset. In the name of equality and fairness, children receive awards for showing up, rather than for the accomplishment. Children are confused by adults that cannot distinguish the difference between equality and fairness. As a result, many feel that whatever someone else has earned they are entitled to, […]

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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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