The Homeschool Meltdown

“What just happened?  School was going really well and suddenly my child is in a puddle on the floor.” If you have been homeschooling for a bit, you’ve probably experienced this drastic turnaround. Your child is frustrated; you are frustrated.  What can you do now? Find the Source of the Frustration Before reacting to an … Continue reading The Homeschool Meltdown

Teaching Younger Elementary Students

How do you get a kid who won’t sit still for five minutes to sit down and learn reading, writing, math, science, and social studies? YOU DON’T. Teaching your young elementary kids can be overwhelming. Here are some tips for smooth and easy days. Learn Through Play Relax, and have fun. When kids are young, … Continue reading Teaching Younger Elementary Students

Homeschool like a Lazy Genius, part 4

Kendra Adachi’s book The Lazy Genius Way and her Lazy Genius Podcast, on which she applies her Lazy Genius principles to all sorts of different decisions, scenarios, and topics, are brilliant.  You can learn more at her website: https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/. One issue that she rarely addresses is how to apply those principles to homeschooling. That’s because she was homeschooled … Continue reading Homeschool like a Lazy Genius, part 4

Homeschool like a Lazy Genius, part 3

Kendra Adachi’s book The Lazy Genius Way and her Lazy Genius Podcast, on which she applies her Lazy Genius principles to all sorts of different decisions, scenarios, and topics, are brilliant.  You can learn more at her website: https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/. One issue that she rarely addresses is how to apply those principles to homeschooling. That’s because she was homeschooled … Continue reading Homeschool like a Lazy Genius, part 3

Homeschool Like a Lazy Genius, part 2

Kendra Adachi’s book The Lazy Genius Way and her Lazy Genius Podcast, on which she applies her Lazy Genius principles to all sorts of different decisions, scenarios, and topics, are brilliant.  You can learn more at her website: https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/ One issue that she rarely addresses is how to apply those principles to homeschooling. That’s because … Continue reading Homeschool Like a Lazy Genius, part 2

Homeschool like a Lazy Genius (part 1)

Kendra Adachi has an enjoyable podcast called Lazy Genius. On the show, she applies principles from her book, The Lazy Genius Way, to various decisions, scenarios, and topics.  You can learn more at her website: https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/. Although she was homeschooled as a kid, she isn’t homeschooling her children right now, so she rarely applies these … Continue reading Homeschool like a Lazy Genius (part 1)

Ideas for Summer Fun!

Need help for summertime analysis paralysis? Breaks from routine are necessary, and summer offers its own adventures. We’ve got a series of ideas popping up on our social media during June and July, but here’s the whole list at once. Read some great books! Ride a bike with the kids Meet up with friends Make … Continue reading Ideas for Summer Fun!

Choosing Curriculum with Donna Smith

Finding the right curriculum can feel overwhelming. Parents have so many questions and worries. What happens if I choose the wrong one? What happens if I leave something out? Donna Smith helps homeschooling moms think through the process of finding what’s right for their family. Who is Donna Smith? Steve and Donna Smith are Oklahoma … Continue reading Choosing Curriculum with Donna Smith

The American Dream

In America, if you work hard, you can achieve a better life for yourself and your kids. Your children and grandchildren will work hard, go to school, and do even better than you. Eventually, you will reach the goal of having 2.5 children, a dog, a house, and a boat. Then you will have made … Continue reading The American Dream

Education Changes the World

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~ Nelson Mandela Read that statement again and let it marinate. We tend to think of education as reading, writing, and arithmetic, but education is much more than that. Education influences a child’s worldview, and the subjects taught solidify that worldview as … Continue reading Education Changes the World