Finding Relief for Homeschool Burnout

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FindingReliefHomeschoolBurnout

There are many reasons why homeschooling parents can experience burnout during the school year. It could be seasonal (a long winter), topical (curriculum feels stale), or more personal (family crisis, illness). It may even get to a point that you feel like throwing in the towel — but it doesn’t have to stay that way! […]

Homeschool Veterans: Pay it Forward!

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Pay It Forward

It is time — past time, really — for me to pay it forward in the homeschool community. I have always liked to help people, but I mostly do it on a one-on-one basis — quietly. However, the past couple of years I have been challenged as a homeschool veteran to step up and share the knowledge I have […]

Ten Things to Let Go of This Year: Comparison

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10ThingsToLetGoOf-Comparison10

I love going to homeschool conventions. I have written about them here several times. In fact, this year I am helping to plan the OCHEC Tulsa Convention. Last year, though, I discovered something else about myself during my convention experience. You see, I had a pretty rough spring semester and had arrived at convention in a […]

Thoughts on OCHEC Tulsa Convention 2014

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OCHEC Tulsa 2014

I missed you this past weekend. Seriously, I missed you. There were quite a few people missing this year at the OCHEC Tulsa Convention 2014 — attendees as well as speakers and vendors. Perhaps the reason attendance was down was because there were fewer speakers and vendors on the agenda. I talked to an OCHEC […]

Tuesday’s Tip: The Perfect Homeschool Planner?

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Homeschool Conventions Planner

I have a love/hate relationship with planners — as I do with purses. I am always looking for the perfect planner. I buy them but rarely finish them. I’m sure I’m not alone. When my girls were younger, I used Homeschool Tracker, which is a computer-based homeschool planner. I liked it for its simplicity, but […]

Homeschool Conventions Part 3: Vendor Hall

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Homeschool Conventions Vendor Hall

Welcome to NextGen Homeschool’s Homeschool Conventions 2013 Series! This year the authors of NextGen Homeschool are covering several conferences all across the country, and we’ll be posting on the experience, the vendor hall, and the big-picture issues discussed at each conference. We’ve also posted a wonderful planning tutorial — Homeschool Conventions 101: How to Plan […]

Homeschool Conventions Part 2: Tulsa Speakers

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Homeschool Conventions

Welcome to NextGen Homeschool’s Homeschool Conventions 2013 Series! This year the authors of NextGen Homeschool are covering several conferences all across the country, and we’ll be posting on the experience, the curriculum news, and the big-picture issues discussed at each conference. We’ve also posted a wonderful planning tutorial — Homeschool Conventions 101: How to Plan […]

Homeschool Conventions Part 1: OCHEC Tulsa

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Homeschool Conventions

Welcome to NextGen Homeschool’s Homeschool Conventions 2013 Series! This year the authors of NextGen Homeschool are covering several conferences all across the country, and we’ll be posting on the experience, the vendor hall, and the big-picture issues discussed at each conference. We’ve also posted a convention planning tutorial — Homeschool Conventions 101: How to Plan […]

Homeschool Conventions 101: How to Plan

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HomeschoolConventions101

We are quickly approaching the homeschool conventions season. I love this time of year, and every year I eagerly anticipate our local homeschool convention in Oklahoma. This year is going to be even better: I am also planning to go to the “Teach Them Diligently” convention in Omaha, Nebraska. Teach Them Diligently has three homeschool […]

Tulsa OCHEC Homeschool Convention 2012

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Homeschool Convention

  The long anticipated yearly homeschool convention in Tulsa has come and gone. Both my sister and I needed the encouragement. Tuesday, the first day of the convention was awesome – my lovely daughter, Virginia, was home watching Leif so my homeschooling sister Elizabeth and I could be kid free for the day. The speakers […]

NextGen Homeschooler Reminisces

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Tonight I am sitting here remembering the very first Homeschooling Convention I went to with my parents. It was in 1986 (or 85?) at the Mabee Center in Tulsa. I was made to join in with the few other homeschool children attending with their parents and sing a song on stage for the attendees. I […]