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Dr. Melanie Wilson is a Christian psychologist turned homeschooling mother of six, two of whom have graduated. She credits God and her husband of 24 years for the time to write, speak, and homeschool too. While she doesn’t practice anymore, she does share sanity-saving ideas at Psychowith6.com. Melanie hosts The Homeschool Sanity Show podcast and is the founder of HomeschoolScopes.TV, a community for homeschool moms who enjoy live video on Periscope and Facebook. She is the author of So You’re Not Wonder Woman, The Organized Homeschool Life, and Grammar Galaxy, an elementary language arts curriculum. She loves to play tennis, scrapbook, and encourage homeschool moms.

In today's podcast, she shares her wisdom on organizing our homeschool lives based on her own life experiences.

 

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We spend a lot of time thinking about curriculum, philosophy, and programs when we are considering homeschooling.  But, what about those areas that need organizational consideration in order to flow smoothly when adding homeschooling to our lifestyle.

Today we are briefly discussing some of the areas that need "tending to" in order to have the best homeschool year you have ever had.

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It's easy to get impatient with the results of homeschooling.  Out of fear, we panic when a workbook isn't complete, or a concept isn't grasped.  What happens if our child NEVER understands what we are trying to teach them.  What will happen to their test scores? Will they fall behind grade level?  Will they even graduate?

I remember those feelings!

Just as important as it is to have goals for our homeschooling and for our children, it is even more important to remember that there are people involved, relationships at stake, and different learning styles and speeds for different children.  If we get too caught up in the product, and the destination, we will miss the beauty and joy of the journey.

People must come first.  The process must be savored and then the product will take care of itself.

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Continuing our discussion on beginning (or beginning again) homeschooling, Lori discusses things that must be considered before diving into the deep end.  Thinking through your particular situation will help you avoid frustration and burnout.

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So You Want to Homeschool - Part One

If you are thinking about homeschooling, or trying to reboot your existing homeschool, I know that you are being bombarded by thoughts, doubts, and questions.  

  • What curriculum do I choose?
  • What is necessary for my child to learn at what ages?
  • What are the laws regarding homeschooling in my state?
  • How do I teach my children and stay on top of all my other responsibilities?
  • What programs and activities should we be involved in?

If this describes you, then this series, "So You Want to Homeschool," is tailor made for you.

And, with an upcoming webinar in May on Designing a Homeschool that Works for You, we want to give you the resources necessary to prepare for your best homeschool year ever.

 

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There is so much more to life than homeschooling, and so much more to homeschooling than just doing school.  Yet, it is easy to let homeschooling take over your house, your home, your family, your schedule, and yes, even your attitude.  While homeschooling is indeed a lifestyle, it should be an addition that enhances your life, not one that rules your life.  

In today's podcast, Lori Lane, 22 year homeschool vet with four homeschool graduates, discusses how to make homeschooling work for you and your family, and not against you. 

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The heart of a mom is constantly giving to others...but who is taking care of our heart. What are we telling our heart?  What are we feeding our heart?  Join our discussion of ways to guard and nourish our own hearts as mothers.

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So many times, we as wives and mothers don't feel like our time is our own.  Frankly, many times it isn't.  Sometimes, this can lead to frustration and a feeling of being stuck. It's easy to focus on the parts of our lives that feel beyond our control.  But, by a simple and small tweak to our perspective, we can see the progress we are making towards our ultimate goals.  Lori Lane shares some insight into this perspective in today's podcast.

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The final podcast in our 3 part series on Living with the End in Mind from The 2015 End in Mind Conference.

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