What does a homeschool mom DO after the last one leaves?

We're graduating kiddo #4 in a few short weeks, and so this has been on my mind - aLOT - ...
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Valentine's Day doesn't HAVE to be a celebration of romantic love. Show your love and appreciation to the fam with some of these simple and fun ideas!

Sweet Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine's Day is this week, and since I became a mom, I've enjoyed celebrating the occasion with my littles, too ...
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Read on for manageably-sized solutions to common challenges we all face at home that can sabotage even the most-seasoned homeschooler!

5 Areas You Need to Control to Have a Successful Homeschool

Homeschooling is so much more than just teaching the 3 R's... As most homeschoolers can attest, it's a way of ...
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Homeschool Assessment: How to Accomplish a Mid-Year Fix

To "resolve" or not to" resolve?" Word of the Year – or not? January is the month that most of ...
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#breakthrulinkup 17 – Ultimate Bundle update

Welcome to #breakthrulinkup 17! Hi there! I'm so glad you're here today, 'cause what I'm sharing will definitely make your ...
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Get a second chance at Healthy Living!

Hi there! It's a cold but sunny morning where I'm at, and just like at your place, it's a Monday ...
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Though the Christmas is over, it is STILL the season for many of us to work anew on gettin' our act together! And one of the things we moms commit to - both periodically and annually - is getting the kids more involved with chores. One of these "techie chore schedulers" may fit the bill!

#breakthrulinkup 16 – Techie Chore Schedulers

Welcome to #breakthrulinkup 16! 'Tis the season, ya' know. Though Christmas may be over, it IS the season for many ...
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Tunes to Get your Back-to-School "Groove" on!

Well it's back-to-school after the holiday season for many families - homeschooling or not - and I don't know about ...
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"I'm not important enough to take care of myself..." Isn't that what we're saying when we *don't* celebrate a Sabbath?

Why Moms Should Celebrate a Sabbath

I recently heard someone speaking on the subject of the Sabbath.  If you're not familiar with the term, it's a ...
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The Ultimate Bundles is a winner yet again! Make this year a healthier one for you and your family with these tools...

The Ultimate Bundles – Here’s to Healthy Meal Planning this year!

Happy New Year! Whether you do New Year's Resolutions or a Word of the Year or even just cross your ...
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Watching how we handle disappointment and discouragement can show our kids how to do the same...

#breakthrulinkup 13 – When Mom is Discouraged

Welcome to #breakthrulinkup #13! As we prepare for 2018, a Facebook post keeps sticking in my mind. It was from ...
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Organize 4U, by Kim Pittman, offers Tips and Strategies that you can use! Read more from my review, inside...

Book Review – Organize 4U: Practical Tips and Strategies to Getting Organized

BreakthroughHomeschooling has gone through a few permutations... Waaayy back, it started out as Mom's Morning Coffee, and we had a ...
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Winter Skin Care Recipes

OK, tell me whose skin is starting to get dry and itchy already...or is it just me? I was sitting ...
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Craft your own word of the year: take the time to create a space from which you can step back, evaluate the present, and craft a new year that will bring growth and hope and wonderful things to you and those you love.

What’s your Word of the Year for 2018?

Around this time of year, besides getting ready for Christmas and all that that entails, I find myself looking at ...
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Homeschooling Through the Holidays – Headache Free!

And don't forget this week's Giveaway! Details below... If you’ve homeschooled for any length of time, you know that homeschooling ...
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3 Awesome Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving I know that many of you are busy today cooking and cleaning and visiting with friends and family, ...
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How to Ensure Your Homeschooler
Thrives in High School

If we're honest, as those years approach, even the most confident homeschooling mom must admit to a bit of fear ...
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If you're trying to find some worthwhile books to put on your shelf, try these for starters - my "must haves" for every homeschool mom/teacher!

Great Books for Homeschool Teachers

The best thing we can do for our own children/students is to model a lifestyle of learning of our own ...
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After more than a few decades of living, I've finally come up with a list of things I work through to help my day get off to a good start. They're not rocket science...anyone can do them. It just takes a firm commitment and a determination to do whatever it takes to break the cycle of waking up in the morning already behind.

10 Important Things to Do Tonight to Have a GREAT Tomorrow

Picture this: Monday morning, or any morning for that matter, rolls around and the alarm goes off. You jump out ...
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#breakthrulinkup 2 – Are You Up to the Task?

Welcome to #breakthrulinkup #2! For the past few years, around this time of the year, there's been a "bundle" going ...
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Welcome, friends!

Greetings, friends, new and old! Welcome to BreakthroughHomeschooling - a blog dedicated to encouraging parents of teens and equipping them ...
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Good-For-Your-Health-Smoothies 101

(And scroll down to the bottom for 2 bonus recipes for some quick-energy, easy-to-make snacks that are good for you, too!) ...
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In today's society, mentoring, thankfully, is experiencing a welcome resurgence. If you're on the fence, here are some easy ways to just. get. STARTED!

Reviving The Lost Art of Mentoring

The concept of mentoring is often focused on mentoring youth,  And while it is admittedly an important and somewhat neglected activity in ...
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The Relaxed Mom Homeschool Planner comes with a unique feature to help you overcome the challenges you may be feeling about using these things! Yes, you CAN learn how to plan your homeschool and household with confidence

Preparing for the new school year: Get your planner on!

Can you feel it? The cooler weather (hopefully!), the buzz in the stores about school supplies and back-to-school sales... Can ...
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While it's not the complete answer, a big response to the question "What's the BEST planner from my homeschool?" is - "Well, what format will you USE?" Read on for a brief summary of some of the more-popular choices today...

What’s the best planner for your homeschool?

"Help! I'm so unorganized! What's the best homeschool planner to use?" I get that question more often than you'd think, ...
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Be Encouraged with This Playlist!

One thing you may not know about me is that in college I studied Music Therapy. I've loved music since ...
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How to makeover your homeschool day

Yes, I know what it's like: almost the minute your feet hit the floor, and most certainly by the time ...
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Rest and Refreshment for Homeschool moms

There's nothing like a good book, especially to a homeschooler, to get lost in whenever you can. But there's something ...
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Why and How to Take a Detox Bath

It's no secret - we're bombarded with toxins on a daily basis. Toxins are in the food we eat, the ...
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Homeschooling Through Chronic Illness

(This post was written by author, forever-friend and previous blogging partner Candy Reid.) Illness strikes whomever it pleases, whenever it pleases ...
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Do You Need a "mommy anger" redo?

I have a confession to make:  I know quite a bit about "mommy anger" – because I have it! I’m not ...
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Why Every Homeschool Mom Should Have a Resume

Many years ago, in the early days of the modern homeschool movement, most homeschool families were single-income households. Over the ...
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Guiding Your Kids Through Adversity

(This post was written by Laurel Griffith, a blogger, speaker, author and friend of mine.) My son had tears in ...
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Product Review – Online Homeschool Planner

How to keep your homeschool organized - online Sometimes it takes just the right online planning software... I've been homeschooling ...
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How to Save Even MORE Money at The Grocery Store!

Many years ago I took a look at our family finances in search of ways to trim our food budget ...
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5 Valuable Concepts To Make Your Homeschool Stress-Free

I interact on a daily basis with homeschooling parents; moms, mostly. These are good people, who love their children.  Some ...
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Before you jump into homeschooling, or even if you decide NOT to homeschool your brood, the ONE THING you have to do in the decision-making process is to...

The One Thing You Need to Do BEFORE You Start Homeschooling…

Once upon a time, there was a family of four: a husband, his wife, and 2 small children.After they had ...
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Letter to My(new mom)self

As a new and young mom, I used to roll my eyes (most of the time to myself) when people ...
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