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058: Pandemic Homeschooling in 2021

By |2021-09-15T01:05:39-04:00September 15th, 2021|

Pandemic Homeschooling in 2021 is very similar to last year, and very different too! Maybe you're considering homeschooling your child this year, or maybe you know someone who is. In today's pocket-sized episode, Holly shares her thoughts and advice on how to properly pull kids out of public school, and some special considerations we [...]

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 [...]

7 ways to help your homeschool student with special needs thrive

By |2021-08-30T13:35:12-04:00August 30th, 2021|Advice, Homeschool moms, Tips for high school|

Are you homeschooling a child with learning challenges or special needs? Whether you’re new to homeschooling or an experienced pro, you know the difficulties of special learning situations.  We are here to help! In this post, I’ll share some ideas and resources that will improve your homeschool and your child’s learning experience. I have [...]

057: How To Teach Writing

By |2021-08-24T03:10:45-04:00August 24th, 2021|

As the final pillar of the Reading, Writing, 'Rithmetic pyramid, it's important to know how to teach writing. But when should you start? Why is it so important? And what are the best curricula for teaching the mechanics of writing? We here at the Happy Homeschooler Podcast have answers to all these questions, as [...]

Homeschooling is growing like crazy: 4 predictions of what that means for the future of education

By |2021-08-18T10:40:19-04:00August 18th, 2021|General Interest, Homeschool moms|

The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that there has been a huge increase in homeschooling since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Household Pulse Survey, the percentage of U.S. households homeschooling at the start of the 2020-2021 school year more than doubled compared to the previous year.  This means that currently [...]

056: Homeschool Survival Guide, Volume 2

By |2021-08-10T08:49:06-04:00August 10th, 2021|

Being a home educator is like having three jobs at once, sometimes you might wonder how you'll ever make it. Never fear, Holly and Melody are back with another volume of our Homeschool Survival Guide, compiling some of their best strategies, tips, and tricks for making your homeschool run smooth and stress-free! We'll go [...]

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