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6 Things Homeschooled Teens Need From Their Parents

6 Things Homeschooled Teens Need From Their Parents

Homeschooling older kids can sometimes seem tricky—it’s easy for parents to feel increasingly unsure of where they fit in the scheme of things. However, I think we tend to make things trickier than they need to be. Here are 6 things homeschooled teens need from […]

Homeschooling Teens: 5 Ways It’s Easier

Homeschooling Teens: 5 Ways It’s Easier

While there are challenges when homeschooling teens, there are also many ways that homeschooling becomes easier and more enjoyable as your kids grow and mature. Here are five ways that life is more awesome when you are homeschooling teens. (Don’t want to read all these […]

To the Mom Who Doesn’t Have a Tribe

To the Mom Who Doesn’t Have a Tribe

Lately I’ve heard chatter in the mom world from gals who feel as though they can’t find their tribe. Their people. The gals they feel comfortable hanging with. Their friends. Their support. Which is a total bummer. It’s just not right to go through life […]

The Best Homeschooling Advice from a Teen

The Best Homeschooling Advice from a Teen

As homeschooling parents, we’re always looking for the best homeschooling advice. But are we asking the right people for the advice? After a recent conversation with my son, I’m looking at homeschooling advice in a different way. (Don’t want to read all these words? You […]

Parenting is Hard: 9 Reasons Why

Parenting is Hard: 9 Reasons Why

I always knew I wanted to be a mom. I envisioned it as a blissful, magical thing of helping to raise up a generation of Awesome. But if we’re honest, there are a lot of things that aren’t on your radar until you actually enter […]

Homeschool Family Relationships: How to Handle Always Being Together

Homeschool Family Relationships: How to Handle Always Being Together

How many of you decided to homeschool partly because you wanted lots of that togetherness that comes with homeschool family relationships? Ok, now fess up. How many of you, at some point in your homeschooling journey, have looked at these wonderful people you have all […]

Why it’s Important Your Kids See You Fail

Why it’s Important Your Kids See You Fail

Adults often tell kids winning isn’t important or all that matters is that you do your best.  But do adults ever model that to children? Let’s chat today about why it’s actually important for your kids to realize that Mom and Dad aren’t always the […]

CRRC Podcast 008: Why Your Kids Need You to Be a Green Light Person This Summer

CRRC Podcast 008: Why Your Kids Need You to Be a Green Light Person This Summer

Summer is on its way, so let’s talk about busting out of our routines and changing up some boundaries. Let’s get crazy real in episode 8 about things like summer vacation, how to be a green light person, and the simple fact that we’ve only go so much […]

CRRC Podcast 007: It’s How You Raise Them…Or Is It? (Nature vs. Nurture)

CRRC Podcast 007: It’s How You Raise Them…Or Is It? (Nature vs. Nurture)

Kids act the way they do and make the choices they make because of how they are parented, right? I say yes. I also say no. Let’s get crazy real in episode 7 about a little thing known as nature vs. nurture. What’s in this […]

Say No, Busy Mom. It’s Totally Okay.

Say No, Busy Mom. It’s Totally Okay.

The letters N and O make a small word, but it’s one that can pack a powerful punch! I know that you want to do all the things and help all the people. It’s in our nature—we are very kind and giving people, right? But there […]

Homeschool Pride: It’s Gonna Mess You Up

Homeschool Pride: It’s Gonna Mess You Up

It’s perfectly fine to be proud of our work as homeschooling parents, right? Perhaps. But watch out—I’ve found six ways that homeschool pride can actually mess up our homeschool experience if we’re not careful. (Don’t want to read the whole post? You can listen instead […]

Why Homeschool Labels Don’t Matter

Why Homeschool Labels Don’t Matter

If soup cans didn’t have labels, we wouldn’t know if we were buying tomato or cream of celery for lunch. But when it comes to labeling what kind of homeschooler we are, do homeschool labels hurt us more than help? (Don’t want to read the whole […]

Tech Limits: How we Deal with Screen Time and the Internet

Tech Limits: How we Deal with Screen Time and the Internet

Tech is a part of all of our lives, right? So how do we handle it when our kids want to use tech, electronics, and the internet? Should we have tech limits? Should we just let them run free with it? Or does it depend on […]

CRRC Podcast 001: Welcome to the Crazy!

CRRC Podcast 001: Welcome to the Crazy!

Welcome to the Crazy Real, Real Crazy Podcast. (See that black bar right up there under my social media share buttons? Tap play to listen!) What the what? Really, Amy? A podcast? Why are you starting a podcast? Yes, indeedy, folks. A podcast. In this […]