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Happier At Home: 3 Ways To Keep Your Homeschooled Teen Happy

There is a growing number of homeschooled students in the United States. According to statistics, there were an estimated 1.8 million homeschooled children in 2012, which is an increase from 850,000 in 1999. Some of these homeschoolers are in the 13 to 17 age range, which can present a few changes both for the parent and the teenager. If your child is about to hit his teenage years, he might find that his curriculum is more challenging than it … Continue reading →

Raise your hand if you have a toddler or preschooler who refuses to brush their teeth? Let alone twice a day. Forget that possibility! I am actually struggling with this right now with my soon to be 3 year old. She clamps her mouth tightly shut most nights!  I am afraid that her baby teeth will soon rot away if I don't somehow get her to open her mouth for at least a second to get the toothbrush in to get a few quick swipes with the toothpaste.  What's a mom to do?

Tips and Tricks to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Raise your hand if you have a toddler or preschooler who refuses to brush their teeth? Let alone twice a day. Forget that possibility! I am actually struggling with this right now with my soon to be 3 year old. She clamps her mouth tightly shut most nights! I am afraid that her baby teeth will soon rot away if I don’t somehow get her to open her mouth for at least a second to get the … Continue reading →

Why Making Over Your Morning Has A Huge Impact On Your Entire Day

I love mornings. Each new day brings new opportunities and it’s a chance to start fresh and do better. How you start your day, or more specifically how you spend those first few morning hours has a big impact on the rest of it. Think of it as setting the tone for your entire day. That’s why making over your morning is so important. It’s about much more than those first few hours. Don’t Let the Snooze … Continue reading →

Decluttering Overwhelm

How to Handle Decluttering Overwhelm

I have been busily following my own advice and decluttering my house little by little.  I have managed to get through the kids clothes (times 5!), bathrooms, and dealing with paper clutter.  I’m feeling much better about those areas, but decluttering overwhelm has stopped me in my tracks. There is so much left to accomplish, and each project has taken me longer than expected. The philosophy of minimalism is being embraced by people everywhere. It’s appealing to … Continue reading →

Responsibilities of Motherhood

Top 15 Posts to Help Juggle the Responsibilities of Motherhood

Mom. How can this one little word capture what a woman does for her family? Whether you are a mom to one or many, to babies, teens or every where in between; you stay at home or work outside the home; you are doing incredible work as you juggle the different responsibilities of motherhood.   One of our goals here at Organized Homeschool is to give you ideas, tips, and encouragement for an Organized Homeschool, Organized Life, and Organized … Continue reading →

Encouragement for the Sport of Motherhood

Encouragement for the Sport of Motherhood

As a mom one of our biggest roles in our child’s life is that of a cheerleader.  But moms need encouragement too!  Do you ever listen to the advice you use to encourage your children in their sports or other endeavors? My family just finished up our swim season, and is gearing up for surf season.  I personally am not athletic, but somehow my kids are.  As we allowed our kids to try different sports we became a … Continue reading →

Hidden Costs of Working From Home

The Hidden Costs of Working from Home

I come downstairs most mornings, and my husband is home. His work fills the dining room table and spills over into the floor all around him. I step around boxes to begin fixing breakfast. I serve it buffet style, and we find an available spot in the living room to eat. Guest post by: Jennifer Self Sometimes the clutter of working from home begins to drive me crazy, and I realize that just because we are living … Continue reading →

5 steps to homeschooling and having a career

5 Secrets To Homeschooling and Having a Career Too

This past summer (and year for that matter) has been full of changes for our family. We have had to make some very hard and unexpected decisions about how our family will operate in the upcoming school year. It has really made my husband and I sit down and really look at the “why” behind our work, homeschool, and extra activities that our family pursues. The one main thing I have learned from praying and looking deep … Continue reading →

Why Saying No is the Best Thing You Can Do

Why Saying No Is the Best Thing You Can Do

If you read my blog regularly, you are probably wondering why on earth I have posted so much about “saying no” lately. The short answer is….this is something I really struggle with and am really working hard to accomplish. I am by nature a people-pleaser and I do not like it one bit. It causes me stress and overwhelm on a daily basis and I can no longer live this way. Why Say No? Neil Patel is … Continue reading →

How to Say No the Right Way

How To Say No The Right Way

How to Say “No” The Right Way That there is a right and a wrong way to say no. If you say no while your mind is really thinking yes, you eventually stop saying no. When you learn how to say no the “right” way, your behavior matches your mindset. When you tell yourself that you don’t do something, you are making a positive statement. You are telling your mind, and your emotions, that a certain activity, … Continue reading →