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Don’t Make a Decision on the Uphill

Hey there! How’s it going?    I hope you’re feeling good because I have some great news for you. YOU DID IT! We are only about 50-ish hours away from being done with February. D. O. N. E. DONE.    Just in case February feelings start to muddle into March, though, I wanted to leave […]

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Three Ways to Get Your Motivation Back

Hey there! How’s it going? Does this winter feel like the Energizer Bunny or what? It seems like it just keeps going and going. I know lots of places are getting a ton of rain, still more snow, and all the wintry stuff that can make this month crazy hard to get through. I hope […]

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Remember Your Why

Happiness comes from WHAT we do. Fulfillment comes from WHY we do it. –Simon Sinek   Hey there! How’s it going? Has your week been filled with Valentine’s-candy-induced highs (and crashes, ugh!) from the kids you’re teaching? I hope it’s been more fun than chaos and that you’ve enjoyed it! This month we’re talking about […]

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Four Ways to Get Back on Track

Hey there! How’s it going? I want to stop real quick and give us all a big high five and some spirit fingers because… we have made it through January! Can I get a big “YES!!!” Coming off the holidays, getting back to work, the dreary weather… all of it can make for a difficult […]

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How to Set Goals with Kids

Happy New Year! And just like that, we are just about out of holiday mode and back to work. I hope you’re refreshed and ready to jump back in. Of course, with it being January 2nd, all the talk right now is about resolutions and goals. In my book, anytime is a good time to […]

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4 Ways to Prioritize Math in Busy Seasons

Hey there! How’s it going?    Are your kids counting down the days to winter break? I know lots of kids start to get extra squirmy this time of year. Staying in bed seems so much cozier. Work seems a lot less fun. Harder subjects (which I know, I know, often include math!) seem less […]

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Holidays are Hard: Math and Motivation

Hey there! How’s it going? I feel like we have had just a moment to breathe after Thanksgiving and that very, very soon we will all be caught up in the whirlwind rush of the year-end holidays.   Which is great.   Except when it’s not.   Like when you are trying to stay focused […]

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Can Gratitude Be Taught?

Hey there! How’s it going? Thanksgiving is coming on us fast and I’m so encouraged by how many of you have responded to my Gratitude Challenge! I’m getting some really amazing responses from so many kids (and even some parents)!      But as we go into Thanksgiving week, I want to take a moment […]

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Does Practice Make Perfect? The 30-5 Club

Hey hey!   I hope you’ve had a great week full of beautiful fall weather and that as the temps cool off, you’re kids are still turning up the heat on Club Month! I’ve already welcomed some awesome new members into both clubs, but today I want to talk to you about the club that […]

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It’s Club Month!

Hi there and Happy October! Fall is finally really, truly here and I want to make it a great month. So, we’re making it a Club Month.   “What’s a Club Month?” you ask?   Well, a couple of times a year, I like to encourage everyone in the Nicole the Math Lady family to […]

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School Hacks that Really Work: The Mom Edition

Physical and emotional exhaustion Cynicism and detachment Feelings of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment   Doesn’t sound good, does it? And it certainly doesn’t sound like what we envision when we sign on to educate a child–in either a homeschool or a traditional school setting. And yet these signs of burnout can rear their head […]

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School Hacks That Really Work!

Saxon Math with Nicole the Math Lady School Hacks

Hey there!   How’s it going? The school year is still fresh, so can we talk about what you’re looking to get out of the next 10 months or so? Unless you had a unicorn-doughnut with sprinkles-mermaid kind of year last year, you’ve probably got some things you’d like to change, amiright? So, I wanted to […]

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