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A novel failure: 4 career lessons I learned from my literary flop

By |2021-10-13T09:46:25-04:00October 13th, 2021|Advice, Career Tips, General Interest, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

If you’re a homeschool student who is thinking about being an entrepreneur after school, failure is going to be part of life. And that’s not a bad thing. The upside to failure is that it can contain valuable lessons. Such was the case when, during grad school, I released a novel, only to have [...]

060: Penmanship, Cursive, and Typing

By |2021-10-12T11:31:36-04:00October 12th, 2021|

One of the most important parts of teaching reading and writing is the act of writing itself. Penmanship, cursive and typing put your student on the path of effective communication and prepare them for their future. But how do you start teaching kids handwriting and when? And is cursive important or passé? And just [...]

7 common objections to homeschooling (and 7 responses)

By |2021-10-07T10:06:33-04:00October 7th, 2021|Advice, High school transcripts, Homeschool moms, Tips for high school|

Maybe you’ve always planned on homeschooling your kids. Or perhaps you’re concerned that recent cultural shifts and ideological trends in public schools are undermining your values and you want to move to a home setting to ensure your children are educated in alignment with your worldview. Or perhaps you have a high-performing child who [...]

059: Traveling While Homeschooling

By |2021-09-28T09:55:03-04:00September 28th, 2021|

Homeschooling doesn't always have to stay in the home. The freedom homeschooling provides allows for a more mobile lifestyle, and travelling while homeschooling couldn't be easier! Holly is joined today by our favorite guest Jennifer Jones, to discuss her adventures travelling while homeschooling her family. And be sure to stay to the end when [...]

For homeschoolers: 6 tips for becoming comfortable with giving speeches

By |2021-09-27T10:45:58-04:00September 27th, 2021|Advice, Career Tips, General Interest, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Jerry Seinfeld famously said, “According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” Are you a homeschool student [...]

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 [...]

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