How to Be Happy and Homeschool Too

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Hey homeschoolers!

This week our topic is how to be happy and homeschool too. Wait a minute. Are you wondering if I'm suggesting that happiness and homeschooling are mutually exclusive? Yep. That's exactly what I'm suggesting. I'm thankful my friends Andy and Kendra Fletcher were the first to be honest about it, saying that homeschooling can be a buzz kill.

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Before we dig in, I want to thank our sponsor for this episode, the movie Ice Dragon: Legend of the Blue Daisies.  I also want to invite you to meet me at a Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati in April or St. Louis in July. If you want to stalk me at both conferences, go ahead! I'll be speaking about motivating your students, managing parental anger, and managing frustration in your child. Find my booth by looking for Fun to Learn Books. Register for the conference today by going to

This is the time where most podcasters make a shameless plug for a product they're selling. My plug isn't shameless at all. In fact I think it's shameFULL if you don't already own The Organized Homeschool Life Planner. My planner was designed to create happiness. Each day the planner directs us to spend time with the Lord. We thank Him for the blessings we have (which is proven to create happiness, by the way). We read the word He has for us and write it down so we can remember it. We can then write any worries we have as a prayer. I use this space for truth journaling. I hear from so many of you who struggle to make time for the Lord. I love that The Organized Homeschool Life Planner makes it easy! Learn more by going to planner.

Time for a word from our sponsor. The animated feature, ‘ICE DRAGON: LEGEND OF THE BLUE DAISIES,’ blooms on big screens nationwide for a two-day family-friendly adventure. Take an amazing journey to an enchanted world that holds a secret…where hope is in a song! In select cinemas nationwide March 24th and 26th only. Tickets are on sale now at  If you missed the live event, purchase a copy for your home library on Blue Ray, Digital or DVD.  Visit for free resources for the kids.

Homeschool Happiness Resources

the episode I did on depression for Homeschooling in Real Life

[Read how I still fit scrapbooking into my busy life]


6 of the Best Short Workouts You Can Do at Home

A recent study demonstrated that three vigorous ten-minute walks were more effective than a longer walking session at a moderate pace.

Christian Zumba


[Read how to homeschool through hormones]



Which of these happiness tips are you going to practice today? Tell us in the Homeschool Sanity Facebook Group.

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