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You feel like a ping-pong ball, bouncing back and forth between your kids’ schoolwork,  piles of homeschooling books and supplies, cleaning, and cooking. And maybe even a part-time job.

 

You’re working yourself to the point of exhaustion homeschooling, but both you and your kids are bored with a dry curriculum and a tedious routine.  It’s hard enough for you to stay motivated. Let alone keeping your kids on track with their schoolwork.

 

You want to raise your kids to love Jesus and follow Him. And have an organized, peaceful, and engaging homeschool. But the peace and calm you crave are often out of reach.

 

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I believe you can bring your kids’ homeschool education to life and still balance your other responsibilities.

 

What homeschool moms are saying:

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Imagine for a moment…

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When you become a member of the Train up a Child Publishing community, you’ll learn how to bring your kids’ homeschool education to life while still balancing your daily responsibilities.

 

 


 

bring homeschool education to lifeHey, I’m Dana!

When I started homeschooling, I was a hot mess, bouncing between the kids’ schoolwork, piles of books and supplies, cleaning and cooking, and a part-time job. I wasn’t getting enough sleep. And sadly, the peace and calm I craved were often out of reach. I wanted to raise my kids to love the Lord and follow Him, and have an organized, peaceful, and engaging homeschool, but I fell woefully short!

Eventually, I realized that somehow I’d expected it to all run well on its own “automagically.”  I’d worried just about the academic and teaching part of homeschooling, without making a plan for how homeschool would totally change my life.  I realized that I needed to learn better habits and systems for getting daily jobs done, and I had to teach them to my kids, too.  As a result of better time management and child training, I could focus more on making homeschooling fun and engaging.

I transitioned into more of a coach and mentor and less of a taskmaster. I discovered how to bring our kids’ homeschool education to life while the kids learned how to work independently and contribute to household chores with good attitudes. Now I’ve had the joy of seeing our kids get accepted and graduate from both college and graduate school. And more importantly, they still love Jesus and their parents.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” ~Proverbs 22:6

 

How Can I Help You?

  • You can learn how to better balance homemaking and homeschooling by reading 11 Tips to Simplify Your (Homeschool) Life
  • If you want to bring your kids’ homeschool education to life, use real, living books to teach instead of boring textbooks.
  • If you put together your own curriculum (or always wanted to!) check out our Unit Program Tools for kindergarten through high school, based on the chronological study of history using Charlotte Mason methods and written from a Christian worldview.
  • Or if you prefer an open-and-go curriculum, our Daily Lesson Plans cover history, science, language arts, and fine arts for a year.
  • Spice up your high school students’ coursework with our literature-based, customizable High School courses that cover all the literature,  English electives, and history courses your high schooler needs.
  • Read more on my Start Here page.

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Join my community to hear from me every week or so and get a heads up when there are new blog posts. I’ll also tell you about special sales, free lesson plans, great books, and other tools to help bring your kids’ homeschool education to life!  As my thank you, I’ll send you a printable copy of my most popular post about how to do Basic Habit Training with your children. 

 

And let’s get to know each other!

 

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