Posts in category Homeschool burnout

10 Tips for Getting Through the Busy Spring Season

As the homeschool year winds down and summer approaches, there’s a sense of relief because another school year is almost done, right?  It feels so good to anticipate a time of rest and summer fun. But it seems that in the spring, many moms also feel anxious and overwhelmed with all there is to do […]

4 Homeschool Pitfalls to Avoid

As we began homeschooling, I remember thinking that I needed to do things right! I wanted our kids to have the best education possible. I bought little metal desks for the two oldest kids (ages 6 & 4) to do their school work in.  I bought all the workbooks and the teacher’s guides and we […]

The Key to Successful Homeschooling

When we started homeschooling back in 1995, it was NOT something many people did, it was, in fact, a bit socially unacceptable.  People looked at you weird when you said you homeschooling. People didn’t understand why you would even WANT to homeschool! There weren’t a lot of options out there for curriculum.  There weren’t a […]

7 Benefits of Reading Aloud to your Children

Some of my fondest memories from our families homeschool years were when the kids and I were reading a good book together (or rather, I was reading it aloud to them).  I remember getting all choked up in the touching story of an orphan called “Freckles”, and laughing with the kids while reading “Mr. Popper’s […]

10 Ways to Avoid the “Supermom” Syndrome

10 Ways to Avoid the “Supermom” Syndrome

Do you feel ever feel overwhelmed with all the responsibilities you have in a given day?Are there just not enough hours in the day to get everything done? Do you fall into bed exhausted and wake up feeling like you just need another hour of sleep? I think most moms feel this way at various points […]

6 Tips to Lessen Sibling Squabbles in Your Home!

6 Tips to Lessen Sibling Squabbles in Your Home!

“Mom, Joey hit me!”…  “He stole my truck”   “I want him out of my room!” Does this sound familiar?  When our children fight, it’s so frustrating! I remember days when I felt more like a referee than a mom!  Seriously, dealing with our kids bickering is often exhausting! Squabbles between siblings are probably one of the top […]

Encouragement for the Burned Out Homeschool Mom

Encouragement for the Burned Out Homeschool Mom

Burnout is defined as feeling depressed, exhausted, and exasperated, basically being worn out, even ready to give up.   Burnout is a fairly common problem among homeschoolers at some point in their homeschool journey, so if you’re feeling a little bit this way, don’t despair!   The daily grind, continuous lesson planning, teaching and dealing with […]