Homeschooling tips in terms of organization

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Homeschooling can feel overwhelming if you try to do everything at once. So, for me to stay organized when I homeschool, it's easiest for me to just try and do a little at a time at the start of each school year and then build as we progress. And so, since we're still in the younger kid stage, the grammar stage, we focus at the beginning of a school year on writing, reading, and math. And we get that down for a few weeks, and then we incorporate things like history, and then maybe, art. And then some other extra-curricular, and then science. Instead of trying to just start the whole year with a bang, and then we just burn out within a few weeks, and then we're so discombobulated with "Okay, what page do we do here? What worksheet goes here? What do I need to print?" It's just basically easing my way into the year as a parent. The other thing I do is really make use of online resources. There's so many great websites, online courses, things like that that don't require a lot of paperwork, and can be self-paced, and student-led, and so there's not a lot of prep work that a parent needs. And so that keeps me a lot more organized. And as a parent who's done both traditional school and homeschool, I will say honestly, I've been surprised that there's less paperwork homeschooling than there is with a traditional school. And so, honestly, as long as you keep the clutter at bay as you go, it's really not too hard to be organized when you homeschool.

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Tsh Oxenreider is the full-time blogger behind Simple Mom and the founder and creative director of Simple Living Media, a blog network dedicated to helping people live intentionally (while throwing perfection out the window). She thinks a library card, a Netflix subscription, and a passport are some of the greatest parenting tools in the universe. She’s a wife to Kyle, mama to Tate, Reed, and Finn, and is the author of Organized Simplicity and One Bite at a Time: 52 Bites for Making Life Simpler. She is currently working on her next book. Tsh and her nomadic family currently live in Bend, Oregon, but several dots around the globe have also been called home (her 7-year-old has been on 60 airplanes and counting). Together, they love to travel, read books, go camping, and make homemade pizza for Friday Family Movie Night.

Tsh writes about living simply and intentionally at Simple Mom, which was named one of the Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2012. She was also number 2 in the top 50 Twitter Moms of 2011, was named one of the Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2011, her blog was nominated for Best New Blog of 2008, and has been mentioned on Apartment Therapy, HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Food Network, CNBC, CNN, NPR, Parents Magazine, and more. She speaks frequently about blogging, writing, living intentionally, and motherhood in between changing diapers and hitting the 'publish' button. She is also an advocate for Compassion International, serving as one of their bloggers, and is a regular contributor at (in)courage. Tsh also records a podcast with Homefries called The Simple Mom Podcast, which during one week ranked second under NPR’s This American Life in most listened-to podcasts.

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