Category Archives: Overcoming Obstacles

Ditch the Clutter! How to Organize Your Homeschool

Many of us are winding down our school year (or are already on summer break) and hopefully feeling like we accomplished some of our goals for the year. Rarely do we accomplish everything we set out to do in a school year…and that’s okay. Making adjustments based on our changing circumstances is one of the…




You’re Doing Too Much!

Whether you homeschool year-round, or you’re winding up this school year and already planning for the next, this post can help you manage your time and find ways to make sure you (and your kids) stay motivated. Lately I’ve been following a few other homeschool sites on Facebook.  There are a couple of common themes…




Homeschooling Stresses Me Out!

Does homeschooling ever stress you out? What a silly question, right?  Who am I kidding?  If you’re a homeschooler, then at least some of the time homeschooling stresses you out. I’ve pointed out many times on this blog that I consider myself a “relaxed homeschooler.”  And I am, in the sense that I don’t obsess…




Tackling Tough Times, Part 3

In my last post I shared what I believe is the “secret” to homeschooling success.  As I promised at the end of that post, today I want to offer you some practical tips for getting through the days, months and years of homeschooling.  More and more homeschoolers are homeschooling their children all the way through…




The Secret to Homeschooling Success

Everyone wants to know “the secret.”  The secret to losing weight while eating whatever you want.  The secret to making a million dollars while lying on the beach sipping a cold drink.  In fact, people make millions of dollars selling the “secrets” to those things, and a thousand things more. I know you were probably…




The Battle With Fear

My post today is one of those that can apply to anyone, homeschooling or not.  In fact, if you are living and breathing, this post applies to you (and since you’re reading this, I assume you’re living and breathing…) If you are homeschooling, however, this post also serves as a lead-in to my next post…




Your Homeschool: Time for a Breath of Fresh Air?

I am not much for pithy motivational statements.  I’m more partial to the wickedly fun posters that you can find at Despair.com called “Demotivators.” However, sometimes a wise adage can be useful and today I am offering two that can help you immensely when making decisions about your homeschool.  They are: If it ain’t broke,…




Tackling Tough Times, Part 2

In my last post I pointed out that “Homeschooling911” actually started as a book idea – that my original goal was to write a book that would give homeschoolers the tools they needed to continue to homeschool even when life got complicated…or worse.  While “Homeschooling911” did ultimately evolve from a book idea to a website,…




Tackling Tough Times, Part 1

If you’ve read my post titled “Why Homeschooling911?” you know that this website originally started as a book idea.  The idea I had in mind was to share the experiences in my life that had been at times extremely stressful, and at other times utterly tragic, and to share the truth that it is more…




Overcommitment and the Home-Schooler

I am taking a break this week from my series on “How To” teach specific subjects in order to publish a guest post by my lovely, intelligent and talented daughter Colette (and just because I am biased doesn’t mean all those things aren’t true).  Colette was home-schooled from first grade through twelfth grade and has…