Lifelong learning: What Does Long Hair Have to Do with Homeschool? If you jump over to my instagram, you will catch a glimpse of a common theme developing in my life… Hair. french braids buns ponytails mermaid braid I’ve almost always worn long hair. In my youth, I’ve dreamed of being able to create stunning princes level hairstyles, but couldn’t figure them out on my own. When I began growing my hair out I quickly became bored with the plain old braid I wore every other day. And then it dawned on me to look on YouTube and I found the Missy Sue Blog. Related: Tips for growing longer hair Missy Sue did all the hard work for me, showed me how to divided my locks, use mini-bands and bobby pins, and create fantastic designs with my hair. Related: a beautiful hair pin really makes a big difference Hair and Homeschooling The theme for this year has been “falling in love with learning”… for me. Homeschool mama, we need to become excited about a few things to model the modern truth- You can really learn almost anything on YouTube. This is a different world from when we were in high school. Today, Kids walk around with supercomputers in their hands and have the ability to become experts in pretty much any field with a little determination and a whole bunch of practice. Gone are the days when kids graduate high school, go to college to become an expert in their chosen field, and then quietly settle in a career for 40 years. The average person will change careers 5-7 times during their working life according to career change statistics. With an ever-increasing number of different career choices on offer, approximately 30% of the total workforce will now change jobs every 12 months. By the age of 42 you will probably already have had about ten jobs. [DOL] That little fact would have given me a heart attack as a teenager, but as a homeschool mom, it makes me more determined than ever to equip kids for this ever-changing world. Freebie: 70 Creative ideas for Homeschooling Homeschoolers are in a unique position to help their kids. Our children have time to explore topics can identify areas of interest and dig deep have the ability to become expert learners Model Learning: Show them how it’s Done It is so important that we model learning for our kids. They need to see learning in action. Find something to be excited about, something challenging… and then go find some YouTube videos, books, magazines, or a tutor and learn. Learn a new skill simply for the challenge and joy of it. Share your enthusiasm with your kids. Model perseverance. Don’t be afraid to fail, but never quit! So far I have taught myself (and a few sons) how to knit and now how to style long hair. They all want to be daddies someday and hope to have little girls. Maybe they’ll even have the opportunity to teach their wives how to braid. Ideas for learning are endless All about herbs Improving your blog’s SEO hairstyles rebuilding an engine life skills building treehouses making a quilt aquaponics coin collecting starting a store on Etsy Social Media Marketing writing Resumes and cover letters sustainable living creating apps recycling for profit making wooden arrows cooking painting with watercolors homeschooling with littles The possibilities are truly endless. What are you excited to learn about? Start today! Print this free homeschool mom reminder. This post comes with a free printable reminder list to help keep your heart focused on the heart of homeschooling. I always have the hardest staying focused. This printable simplifies it! Here is a sneak preview… Download Your Free Printable Download the checklist. You’ll get the printable, plus join 9,000+ homeschool moms who receive my weekly parenting tips and ideas! Print. Any paper will do the trick, but card stock would be ideal. Place it on your refrigerator as a helpful reminder.