Homeschooling through the Holidays

Homeschooling through the Holidays

Let’s handle it right now. You see the holidays right over the horizon. The temptation is to put a lot of pressure on October so you can glide through November and December guilt-free.

I have a three-step plan to help you keep your sanity as the holidays approach. If you’d like to hear about it, join me tomorrow for a free LIVE webinar (links below). Can’t wait to see you! It’s been too long.

Want to learn more?

Join me Tuesday (Oct. 8) at 11:30 AM ET

Facebook / Zoom

No need to register for Zoom. Just click on the link at 11:30 AM ET.

If you miss it, watch the replay on the Brave Writer Facebook page, or you may watch the replay on YouTube.

Email us at if you have questions.  

Imagine Your Children Turn Out Well

Imagine your children turn out well

How would you treat your kids today if you knew your children would grow up to thrive and find their way? What if you could be sure they’d turn out?

How would you react to struggle? Childish antics?

If one of your kids wasn’t “getting it” yet (reading, phonics, algebra, French, tying shoes, potty training), would it change how you behaved toward your child if you knew the end of the story? That your child will get it?

Imagine that the end is secure. See how that reassurance reshapes the worry and expectations.

Even though each of us as adults looks back with a wish to have been better at something, we can also say that we got somewhere grown up, capable of a great many things. Your kids will too—because that’s how conscientious you are and how capable they are.

Just for today: live from that confidence. Let it lead you and your interactions with your kids. See what new space opens in your relationships when you come from a place of belief in your children’s inherent intelligence and ability—that their eventual success is a given.

This post is originally from Instagram and @juliebravewriter is my account there so come follow along for more conversations like this one!

Need ongoing coaching and support?

Join the Homeschool Alliance!

We are Serious about Training

We are Serious about Training

The holiday season is almost upon us! Ever wonder how anyone gets anything done at this busy time of year? We’ve got the inside scoop on how to homeschool during the holidays.

Learn why taking an online class right now could be the sanity saver you’re seeking.

Find out how to make time for cookie baking, family visits, AND rich homeschool learning experiences.

Sign up for a Brave Writer online class by Monday, October 14 at midnight ET, and be treated to a FREE webinar with me (Julie Bogart) and Kirsten Merryman (Director of Online Classes).

Also applies to anyone who has already signed up for a class.

Serious about training

At Brave Writer, we want you to get the maximum bang for your buck.

This webinar is specially designed to help you navigate (survive) the holiday season while creating a rich, enjoyable writing life for your kids.


  • why October – December can be optimal months for online learning
  • how to reset your homeschool with fun writing alternatives
  • how to adapt class requirements to fit your homeschool
  • how to extend the learning from class in engaging ways
  • how to lay a foundation now for a strong start to 2020!

Save the date to attend the webinar live: Tuesday, October 15 at 4 PM ET. (A replay will be available for those who can’t make it live.)

Here’s how it works:

1. Register for a class at by Monday, October 14 at midnight ET.
2. Your registration confirmation email will contain a link to sign up for the webinar.
3. Click on the webinar link and register for the webinar. 
4. Once we’ve verified your class registration, we’ll send you a link to join the webinar on October 15.

If you’ve already registered for a class in our Summer/Fall sessions, you’ll receive a separate email inviting you to register for the webinar.

You must register for a class by October 14, 2019 to take advantage of the webinar, so don’t delay!

Sign Up Today

Friday Freewrite: Rose-Colored Glasses

Friday Freewrite

If “rose-colored glasses” actually existed (where when you looked through the lenses you could not see any faults, blemishes, or damage), would you wear them all the time, sometimes, or not at all? Explain your answer.

New to freewriting? Check out our online guide.

The Original Chat Room

Teens write every day. On their phones! In texts, social media, and chat rooms, they freely express their opinions and ideas.

Time to level up: academic writing is the original chat room! 

Higher education is all about making those opinions precise and well supported. Just with a more narrow set of rules.

We want to show students how to

  • navigate difficult topics 
  • avoid ranting, emotional language 
  • use research and logic to make their points
  • understand someone else’s opinion
  • disagree respectfully, without resorting to personal attacks

These skills are essential to the academic enterprise and to all communication!

Need more help?

Brave Writer’s Essay Prep: Research and Citation teaches your kids how to find reliable, essay-worthy information on the Internet. We also tackle the nitty-gritty when it comes to current expectations on how to format an essay and cite sources.

Students will:

  • keenly observe and examine an idea 
  • use inquiry as the basis for writing
  • research with search engines and local library databases
  • evaluate the credibility of a source
  • take efficient notes
  • summarize, quote, and paraphrase 
  • plan and write a research project
  • cite sources using MLA format

Rescue your kids from hours of fruitless Internet research and let us teach them tools to find reliable information quickly. Register for Essay Prep: Research and Citation today!

Essay Prep: Research and Citation