About Holly Williams 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.

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 [...]

4 benefits of running a side business while you homeschool

By |2020-07-13T13:50:38-04:00July 13th, 2020|General Interest, Advice, Homeschool moms|

Homeschooling moms are busy educating their children and running a home. Some of them are also entrepreneurs who support their families or provide a significant contribution to the family income. Running a business is challenging and time consuming and so is homeschooling, so why would someone mesh both of these? There are so many [...]

5 practical ways to make sure your homeschool student is well socialized in high school

By |2020-06-15T09:17:28-04:00June 15th, 2020|General Interest, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Is it just me or does the clock seem to tick faster when your homeschool student enters high school? The pressure is on to make sure that he or she is ready for adulthood. An important part of those preparations is providing plenty of socialization opportunities. To ensure that your teen is well socialized, [...]

6 reasons to create an 8th grade homeschool transcript

By |2020-02-17T12:39:41-05:00February 17th, 2020|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Standardized tests, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

Like many homeschool parents, you're probably not thinking of creating a transcript for your 8th grade student. You might feel that it isn't necessary to start a transcript until your child reaches 11th or 12th grade. I get it. Thinking about the process of creating a transcript for high school is intimidating enough. But [...]

5 tips for transitioning from homeschool to public school

By |2020-02-03T13:29:11-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

Parents and families have more educational options today than ever before. And sometimes all those choices mean your homeschool family might decide to switch schools midstream—from home education to a private school or even to public school. That’s the decision Melanie Wilson and her husband made when their 15-year-old son said he wanted to [...]

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