About Holly Urbach

Holly Williams Urbach writes and works as a virtual assistant in sunny central Texas. When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors, doing yoga, and watching Marvel movies with her family.

Is flexible or strict homeschooling the better approach?

By |2021-04-05T09:17:38-04:00April 5th, 2021|Advice, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Homeschool moms, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Homeschooling families have a lot more on their plates than ever before. Both parents may be working, either out of the home or from home (especially since the COVID-19 pandemic), it's harder to keep everyone happy with the pandemic restrictions, and funds may be tighter for a variety of reasons. These factors and more [...]

6 tips for building a high-school portfolio for your student

By |2020-10-19T10:28:55-04:00October 19th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

Everyone knows that a high school transcript is a must these days, whether your student is heading directly into the workforce, going on to college, or joining the military. A transcript is also essential whether your student attended a public, private, or home school. Here’s what you might not know: A student portfolio is [...]

Self-care as a homeschool parent during the coronavirus pandemic

By |2020-09-22T09:14:53-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Advice, Coronavirus, COVID-19, High school transcripts, Homeschool moms, Tips for high school|

When the world came to a grinding halt due to coronavirus in March, homeschool parents worked hard to keep their kids' lives as normal as possible. Since we were already homeschooling, our school routine didn't change much. But in the process of keeping things humming, we pushed our needs to the back of the [...]

For new homeschoolers: How to set up a simple learning space in your home for cheap

By |2020-08-20T14:18:55-04:00August 20th, 2020|Advice, Coronavirus, COVID-19, General Interest|

The decision has been made: You’re homeschooling your child this school year. Amid the mix of excitement and nervousness is another concern: Where will you put all the materials you have for school?  The good news is that you don't need a separate room or expensive furniture to create a nice, functional space. [...]

New to homeschooling? How to arrange your life during coronavirus

By |2020-07-21T09:39:10-04:00July 21st, 2020|General Interest, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Homeschool moms, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

When schools closed in spring 2020, parents and kids had a trial by fire trying to combine working from home and virtual school with the worries of a global pandemic. COVID-19 had thrown everything into disarray. It was stressful for everyone, but the hope was that it would be temporary and that things would [...]

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