January 03, 2017

Review and refresh before you resume

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by Kathy Kuhl As the holidays wind down, as we put away the Christmas stockings, and get ready to resume teaching our kids, take a few minutes to think about the big picture for your homeschool. Maybe your first thought will be that you’re too tired to get back to homeschooling! Take a day away […]

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September 01, 2016

Replenish, take breaks, avoid burnout

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by Kathy Kuhl Most of us have just started or are about to start a new school year. While you are opening new books and settling down to work, I want to encourage you to pace yourself, to replenish yourself to you can keep giving to your family all year. Get away to replenish If […]

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June 07, 2016

A new look for a great little book

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by Kathy Kuhl I wrote Staying Sane as You Homeschool, a short book to encourage parents as they homeschool. As a parent of a child with learning challenges, I know homeschooling isn’t always easy. Interviewing parents for Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, I heard many great suggestions that would help any parent homeschooling. But after my book designer, Martha Leone, designed the […]

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May 04, 2016

Mother’s Day

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by Kathy Kuhl Though my kids are grown, these last two week I’ve been doing important work, like you: changing diapers, reading aloud, interpreting baby talk, fixing snacks. I’ve been caring for my small granddaughter, so my dear daughter could study and write while they visited here. It was delightful. The empty nest seems too quiet now. […]

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December 08, 2015

Gifts your child can make

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By Kathy Kuhl Our kids are restless with the holidays are upon us. In a world of advertisements, how to do we help our kids grow more generous, and less greedy? One way is to let them make gifts this season. But if you’re like me, you’re busy and a bit tired, and time and money are […]

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July 14, 2015

Can’t see beyond your paperwork?

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By Kathy Kuhl Last month I had the privilege of walking to Myrtle Falls, in Mt. Rainier National Park. (Thanks, Washington Homeschool Organization, for having me speak at your convention. What a beautiful state!) Dazzled by the beauty of the massive volcano and its glaciers, we walked through John Muir’s favorite Alpine meadow, with gorgeous […]

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February 17, 2015

Too busy, Mom & Dad?

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“What can I get done while I’m resting?” I wondered. “Unclear on the concept,” my husband commented. Sometimes, parents get too busy. Then the world becomes more frustrating. At least it seems so, because we get tired and grumpy, like a toddler who needs a nap. We find our stomachs are in knots, we have […]

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June 12, 2014

When parents grow weary

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[Adapted from Staying Sane as You Homeschool by Kathy Kuhl.] Feeling frazzled? Or just tired? In this series, so far, I have urged you to focus on loving and enjoying your children, and nurturing your marriage. I saved the most important for last. Take care of yourself. Surprised? I’m not saying “live for yourself.” I […]

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February 22, 2013

The best stress reducer

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Why exercise? “Because it feels so good when you stop,” my father often said. A recent article in the New York Times explains, why exercise makes you less anxious.

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