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Wait Til You See These Single Parent Family Vacation Options

The opportunity to travel is once again opening up in many places. And, I know it’s difficult to think about vacation after being cooped up for so long, trying to work, and facilitating your child’s education. It is not the easiest thing to navigate. But, for your mental health, you need to find a way […]

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4 Simple Home Organization Tips for the Unorganized

Being unorganized can make life tough in a number of ways. Disorganization in your home can cause an unending, overall sense of stress because you’re lacking a certain amount of order in your life. It also causes unsightly clutter and makes it hard to find things. The good news is that with some easy home […]

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How to Take Practical (Affordable) Ways to Help You Relax

Need to take a break? Let’s be honest. As a homeschooling parent, finding practical ways to help you relax can be challenging. And as a single parent, finding affordable ways to relax can be downright difficult. If you also work at home, the daily management of the home, business, and homeschool makes finding time to […]

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Paying Off Debt in the New Year

Having debt is like carrying a huge boulder on your shoulders. Each time you finance another purchase or swipe your credit card, you’re adding weight to that boulder.  Which makes any goal of paying off debt seem impossible. Let this year be the year of removing that boulder from your shoulders. Then, you can live […]

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How to Differentiate Between Intuition and Insecurity for the Best Decisions

Life-changing decisions can be so intimidating. You spend days and even weeks juggling between the options in front of you. All you really want to do is make the best decision, but it’s stressing you out. Your gut instinct tells you to go one way, but you still hesitate. So, you find yourself caught in […]

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Hour Blocking: The Best Kept Secret to Effective Time Management

Time management is an essential skill, and hour blocking is an easy and powerful way to master this skill. You can use it to block off hours in your schedule and get more things finished. It enables you to take control of the minutes in each day.  Follow this process to take advantage of the […]

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Don’t Give Up: 4 Ways to Improve Perseverance

It’s very easy to give up when things don’t go your way. We’ve all been in situations where a missed opportunity has discouraged us and made it difficult to persevere. Life is full of challenges. Nevertheless, it’s important that you keep trying. Every day you try is another chance for success. Once you accept that […]

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How to Thrive as a Minimalist Mom

Motherhood can increase your motivation to live simply, and at the same time make it harder to cut back. You want to be a good role model, but a growing family tends to accumulate more possessions and commit to more activities. While minimalism is likely to help you save money, there are other benefits that […]

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How to Navigate, Shop For, and Enjoy Real Food

Grocery stores, as with other forms of retail, rely heavily on marketing to influence your purchases. Unfortunately, this can create a challenge when shopping for the healthiest foods, because the marketing often promotes convenience foods, popular items that may have virtually no nutrition, and products that bring in higher profits, regardless of their nutritional value. […]

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Here Are the Reasons Why We Choose Homeschool

I wrote this article over two years ago and it originally went in an entirely different direction. Same title, different article. In honor of World Teachers’ Day, I’m reviewing and updating it. It’s amazing how an event can change the course of life. Or in this case, the course of a blog article. One event […]

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Take Your Healthy Meatless Mondays to the Bank

You probably know that a plant-based diet offers a lot of benefits for your health, but it can be hard to give up hamburgers and bacon. In fact, an estimated 4 out of 5 vegetarians eventually go back to eating meat! But, there’s also evidence that gradually making the transition increases the chances of sticking […]

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Anxiety Disorder in Children: Causes, Symptoms, and Coping Strategies

All children have fears. However, when fears and worries become so consuming that they interfere with a child’s ability to concentrate, relax, or even function, then they may have an anxiety disorder. According to the CDC, 7.1% of children aged 3-17 years in the U.S. have been diagnosed with anxiety – that’s 4.4 million kids. […]

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Important Money Matters for You and Your Kids

Money clearly isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s an important aspect of helping your loved ones achieve their dreams and enjoy a secure, comfortable lifestyle.  Once you’re a parent, it becomes more important than ever to have solid financial footing. Here’s how to set both yourself and your kids up for ongoing […]

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Here are the Summer Family Holiday Ideas of 2018

Summer solstice is once again descending on the Northern Hemisphere. And if you’ve already planned your vacation or activities months in advance, kudos! For those of us who had – ahem – other things going on (or fell into a rabbit hole) and were waiting…no need to fret. There is still an abundance of summer […]

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It Looks Like a Mistake. But, It May Be Something Better.

Mistakes I Made as a Homeschool Mom Not Committing Fully for a Year Not Asking for help from local (or online) community Not involving my kids’ fathers Not being more flexible on some subjects Being too flexible on some subjects Because I am a blogger who blogs (a bit) about homeschooling, I can sometimes forget […]

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In the World of a Homeschooler, When Does School Typically Start?

When Does School Typically Start for This Homeschooler?   Last year, I had to ask myself a question. Actually, I asked it during our weekly family meeting. “What schedule should we follow? Year round or Traditional? It’s a question asked by many new homeschoolers. Some veterans still occasionally ask the question. I know I ask […]

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