Debbie Burt

Image is a photo of a happy family gathered around the dining table at Christmas, with a teen standing off to the side with arms crossed and an angry expression on his face.

Surviving Homeschooling During the Holidays with Intense Kids

As the holiday season approaches, homeschooling families gear up for a time of joy and togetherness. However, for those with intense children, this festive period may come with a set of unique challenges. We have a variety of neurodiverse brains at my home, including two children with pretty intense behavioral needs. There are two resources

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Holiday Activities that Count as Homeschooling

Last week, Danielle shared insightful glimpses into the unique approaches of three families navigating the homeschooling journey during the holidays. One family embraced the festive spirit by setting aside formal schoolwork altogether, immersing themselves in holiday learning. Another family opted for a balanced approach, maintaining a lighter version of their usual school workload while integrating

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Home Sweet Classroom: 11 Hilarious Reasons to be Grateful for Homeschooling

There are so many genuine, profound reasons to be thankful for homeschooling. Homeschooling provides freedom, connection, and the chance to slow down. Homeschooling gives us the gift of time. The following are not those type of reasons, but are a little tongue-in-cheek. Hopefully they’ll make you laugh while pondering, like Teddy Roosevelt said, “Nothing in

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The Big Rocks of Homeschooling: Why Meal Planning Matters

No one warns you how much homeschooling is affected by food! The incessant hunger of the kids and the never-ending siren song of the kitchen promise to continually interrupt your best-laid plans.  We’ve all heard the importance of having dinner together, but have you ever thought about sharing breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, and dinner together

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Surprise! We’re Homeschooling: A Mid-Year Transition Guide

Life is full of surprises! Whatever brought you to this point of disenrolling your child and beginning the home education journey, you’re in just the spot you’re meant to be in right now. Welcome! Homeschooling can be challenging, but it also can be absolutely wonderful. Let’s get you started off right by discussing the legal

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Fanning the Flames of Individualized Education

When we first started homeschooling, I had a cork board hanging in our kitchen with inspirational pictures and quotes, one of them being: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”- Plutarch Before I had children of my own, I had imagined that education really was like the filling

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The World is Your Classroom (Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Trips)

Vacations – whether a one-day getaway or a full week break –  are a perfect opportunity for families to relax, rejuvenate, and create lasting memories. Vacations can also be a fantastic way to enhance your children’s education and reveal how learning can be an unforgettable adventure. By incorporating into your vacation plans what homeschooling has

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