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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March 08, 2016

What to read to feed your brain

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By Kathy Kuhl Reading is one of my favorite ways to feed my brain. Of course, homeschooling also feeds your mind. Studying with your children keeps you learning, which will keep your brain growing. But reading lets you explore a wider range of subjects that what you are teaching. As I recently wrote, it can be hard to find time to read, […]

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February 24, 2016

How to find time to read

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By Kathy Kuhl Reading is one of my favorite things to do. But when I homeschooled, finding time to read was a big problem. Learning about AD/HD and dyslexia and planning our homeschool took time. Teaching my bright, creative, and highly distractible son took most of my attention. Plus, I drove us to all our […]

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January 06, 2016

Homeschool conventions: why go?

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By Kathy Kuhl Why should you go to a homeschool convention? What makes taking the time and money worthwhile? Some of you have children whose challenges make it difficult for you to get away anytime. Why spend precious free time at a convention? Recently two board members of one state organization explained the goals for their state […]

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September 15, 2015

In over your head?

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Feeling that you’re nearly in over your head? For most of us, the pace picks up in the fall. Classes, lessons, and therapies resume, and we get busier. One afternoon in June, I was literally in over my head. Between homeschool conferences in Washington and California, friends took us to beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, […]

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August 06, 2014

Most neglected tool to help homeschool kids with learning challenges

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by Kathy Kuhl I’ve reviewed many homeschool plans as I consult with new and experienced homeschoolers. I’m usually impressed by their thoughtful, hard work. But they often neglect one vital tool. They don’t plan how to keep themselves going. Don’t forget to take care of yourself. Teaching children with learning challenges is not for wimps, […]

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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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June 05, 2014

Tools to fight burnout

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Avoiding Burnout, Part II by Kathy Kuhl [Adapted from Staying Sane as You Homeschool by Kathy Kuhl.] Last time we talked about how to nurture our love for our kids when we are feeling weary. Watching for growth and small steps can help us; looking back a few years can help you see character growing. […]

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May 29, 2014

When Mom wants to drop out

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Avoiding Burnout Part 1 by Kathy Kuhl [Adapted from Staying Sane as You Homeschool by Kathy Kuhl.] Ever feel like running away from home—when you’re the mom? Some days I felt like quitting. A pathetic parent, a tedious teacher, and, as for housekeeping, don’t even ask! Sometimes it is hard to keep homeschooling. Illness puts […]

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