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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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