Category: Encouragement

Consistency in Math: 3 Proven Ways to Motivate Kids for It

“Part of Courage is Simple Consistency.” –Peggy Noonan Do you ever feel like something in your homeschooling isn’t working for you or your kids? Do…

Stop Homeschool Mom Guilt: 4 Tips for When Your Child Struggles

“Never let success get to your head. Never let failure get to your heart.” –Anonymous If you’ve been a parent for more than 5 minutes,…

Need Help Staying Motivated? 1 Ridiculously Simple Tip

Oh, the dream day. You wake up after a full eight hours of sleep. You enjoy coffee and breakfast in peace and greet your students,…

Become a Math Facts Master

Ever wonder why sometimes, your student just isn’t having it with math? Why no matter what you try, they just seem to fight the work,…

3 Ways to Energize Your Teaching in Winter

Captain’s Log. Winter, Day 1,578,325. The crew is restless, complaining of too much work and too little sun. Energy levels are much higher than output…

Grading: 4 Reasons It Matters

“Celebrate what’s working. Correct what’s not.” –Anonymous Grading. UGH. Grading. It may be one of the most toilsome chores of teaching. I get it. Grading…

Five Simple Ways to Stay Focused Despite Holiday Distraction

A funny thing happens around this time of year. The twinkle lights, Christmas trees, and wreaths go up, and BOOM! Our motivation goes down.  …

Seven Great Ways to Teach Gratitude

Imagine the year 2040. Where do you see your child? Are they happy? Are they employed, making money? Do they have friends, a family? Are…

Gratitude: The One Sure Way to Make Life Better

“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis   Hey there! How’s it going? It seems like gratitude is the…

3 Ways to Survive Homeschool Stress

Three Ways to Survive Homeschool Stress   So. September 2020. Here we are. Should we laugh or cry? I’d prefer to laugh but with the…

One Sure Way to Have a Great Math Year

“Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” –Dwayne Johnson   Are you craving something good right…

Math for Real Life

LIFE TRUTH MATH Hey there! How’s it going? Want to know what I wish? I wish I could give you exactly what you want right…

Seven Ideas for End of Year Celebrations

We need a good party, don’t you think? I mean, it’s late May. Late May! And despite the time warp that many of us have…

You’re Doing a Great Job

You’re doing a great job.   Really. You are!   This is an encouragement for moms. Unless you have an out-of-this-world support system, a full…

Four More Ways to Build Confidence in Kids

Just a quick note-I hope this finds you well and feeling somewhat stable in this strange time. I want to encourage you to send any…

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