About Paul Watson

Paul has authored dozens of articles on life and business, contributed to e-books, written software curriculum for adults, and coordinated multiple blood drives. He's also married to a woman who, admittedly, is smarter than him, and he has a young son who is not smarter than him (yet).

For homeschool high school students: 5 coffee alternatives to help you survive the morning

By |2021-09-16T10:39:58-04:00September 16th, 2021|Advice, Career Tips, General Interest, Tips for high school|

Waking up in the morning can be tough for high school students. Between keeping pace with schoolwork and preparing for college or other post-secondary pursuits, you’ve got a lot of reasons why you may not be getting enough sleep. According to the Sleep Foundation, most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each [...]

For homeschool graduates: 7 ways you can be independent despite living with your parents

By |2021-09-03T08:42:54-04:00September 3rd, 2021|Advice, Career Tips, Online learning, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Many homeschool graduates end up living with their parents throughout the course of their college years. That’s not just a trend among homeschool families, either: According to 2020 research from the Pew Research Center, 52% of all 18- to 29-year olds still live with their parents. But we all know the main danger of [...]

For homeschool graduates: You don’t need a traditional college campus to find a spouse

By |2021-08-04T12:22:01-04:00August 6th, 2021|Advice, General Interest, Preparing for college|

“We met in college.”  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard married couples say that.  And while it’s true that many people meet their future spouse on a college campus, not everyone does.  In fact, college campuses are far from the only places to meet a mate. As a homeschool graduate, you [...]

For homeschool graduates: 7 ways to reduce test anxiety in college

By |2021-07-26T09:36:23-04:00July 26th, 2021|Advice, Career Tips, Preparing for college, Standardized tests|

College exams can be stressful—make that doubly stressful if you’re a homeschool graduate setting foot in a college classroom for the first time. Take open-book exams, for example. The first time I ever had an open-book test was in college. I thought, “Great! I’ll have all the answers available to me, so it shouldn’t [...]

6 reasons the traditional college experience may not be all it’s cracked up to be

By |2021-06-22T07:46:08-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Advice, Career Tips, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Homeschool moms, Online learning, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

FOMO (fear of missing out) is real. If you and your homeschool student are considering alternatives to traditional college, including exclusively obtaining a degree through distance learning, you may be concerned about missing out on the normal college experience.  Some say college is the best time you’ll ever have in life—that this is as [...]

6 superfoods (and 1 liquid) that will supercharge your homeschool family

By |2021-06-16T08:27:29-04:00June 16th, 2021|Advice, Career Tips, General Interest, High school transcripts, Homeschool moms, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

The homeschool life is a busy one. It goes without saying that making time to eat healthy meals and snacks as a family is a challenge. It can be tempting to just grab fast food instead of putting in the effort to make a home-cooked meal, or to just reach for something salty or [...]

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