How to Keep Your Homeschool Kids Motivated

Guest Post by Mary of Growing As They Grow.

Sometimes our kids just don't want to do their homeschool lessons. The key lies in motivation.


How to keep your homeschool kids motivated.


How many of you have kids who always eagerly do their school work with no complaining? What? No one?


Okay, then. Let’s talk motivation.

5 Things I Don't Do in Our Homeschool

From curriculum to homeschooling methods, I've done a lot of things in my homeschool, but there are 5 things I do not do.

From curriculum and homeschooling methods, I've done a lot of things in our homeschool. But there are 4 things I do not do.

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I've switched curricula many times. I've tried different methods. I've even gotten my kid to hate learning. And gotten my kids to love learning.

While there are plenty of things I've done, there are a few things I do not do.

Should You Really Homeschool Year-Round?

Guest Post by Mary of Growing As They Grow.


Whether to homeschool year-round or not is an important decision, so take the time to consider all the factors.

Should you really homeschool year-round?



To School Year-Round or Not? That is the Question.


Summer is here! One big decision homeschoolers need to make is whether to homeschool year-round or to stick with a traditional school year. There are benefits to both ways of thinking, so it all boils down to what fits your family’s lifestyle the best.

Here are some things to consider when making the decision.

4 Habits of Highly Effective Single Moms


Life isn’t easy, but you can develop healthy habits to be an effective, successful single mom.




Parenting can be hard.

You have those days when you feel defeated. You feel as though you've made every mistake you could possibly make, and you wonder if you're doing it all wrong.
 
As if parenting and life aren't enough, add being a single mom to the mix.


Single mom life is difficult. You are the sole parent, trying to be two parents, while also trying to maintain a a household, pay the bills, and keep it all balanced. The juggling is real.

(For the purposes of this post, I'm using the phrase single moms, but it can apply to any single parent.)


I’m sharing 4 habits of highly effective single moms to give you hope, inspiration, and a whole new outlook on your day.

Simple Ways to Build Confidence in Kids

Raising kids to be confident adults who don't possess a sense of entitlement is a balancing act, but it's a balance you can strike.


Raising kids to be confident adults who don't possess a sense of entitlement is a balancing act. Here are a few tips to help with that.


Building and maintaining confidence in our children isn't always easy. On the one hand, you want them to be confident. On the other hand, you don't want them to grow up with a sense of entitlement.

You may find yourself frustrated with trying to find the perfect balance, but I've got good news: It can be done!

Here are a few simple ways to build confidence in kids without also building a sense of entitlement. (We'll call that The Balance.)

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