Don’t Overlook This Subject in Your Homeschool

I love learning from homeschooling families that have gone before me.  After homeschooling for 20 years now, I have seen the full cycle of three of my kids’ education.  From the early days of non-stop feeding and sleep deprivation, to the wonders of watching them learn to read and understand the world around them, to […]

Less is More: How to Simplify Your Homeschool

This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, please visit my disclosure page. During a recent homeschool consultation, a sweet mom shared with me her anxiety over not doing enough for her two children – ages 8 and 10. She had fallen into the easy trap of comparing herself to her homeschooling friends (which […]

One Easy Way to Afford the Best Homeschool Curriculum

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When Parenting is Hard

I’m writing this post 10,000 feet in the air as I fly up to beautiful Oregon to attend the Come Away Retreat at Rockaway Beach. I’ll be speaking in a breakout session entitled ‘Fearless Parenting’ which is ironic because it has been an unusually trying month of struggles and disappointments for me in that area. […]

The Secret to a Happy Marriage

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope that you are being blessed today by the people that you love.  My husband and I cheated and went out to dinner last night to avoid the crowds tonight.   I couldn’t help but be so thankful for him and all of his hard work that keep me home […]

Our State of the Homeschool Address – A Mid-Year Review

  After graduating the two oldest of our eight kids, I know full well that time does indeed fly and, because of this, that I need to be intentional in how I parent and educate the rest of my kids while they are still at home. From creating a homeschool mission statement to planning our daily […]

A Day in the Life of our Large, Non-Traditional-Learner Homeschool

Every year I write a day-in-the-life post for the blog.  There is an unfortunate tendency in blogging to elaborate on the good parts of homeschooling while neglecting the down side – a reality of every homeschool.   There is no perfect homeschool.  Ahh comparison – the junior high mentality that somehow manages to cripple […]

Something New for Homeschool Moms and Bloggers

When I discovered homeschool blogs and blogging about 3 years ago, I ventured into a world of encouragement like I had never known before.  Yes, I still have ‘real life’ friends that I love, but my world of online friends and homeschool bloggers has been one of the greatest sources of encouragement in my many […]

5 Tips for Getting Back to School

Ahhh, vacation time!  I love the relaxed atmosphere in our home and the freedom to do what we want on any given day without the demands of school work.  Much like returning from vacation to a whopping pile of smelling laundry, getting back to school  can seem overwhelming and unappealing after a long break. Everyone has […]

100 Reasons Why Homeschooling is Good for Families

I have been homeschooling for nearly 20 years.  I have been through so many ups and downs I sometimes feel like a human roller coaster.  All told, however, I wouldn’t give up homeschooling for anything.  Homeschooling is good for families.  Here are 100 reasons why. Homeschooling is Good for Kids 1. No continual comparison to […]

Help For The Unorganized Homeschooler

It seems to be a time of confession this week on the blog.  From sharing what our homeschool really looks like, to admitting that I am {almost} hopelessly unorganized – I’m into keeping it real. Because who needs to hear how awesome we homeschool bloggers are without also hearing how we fall? It is no secret that […]

Dear Homeschool Mama Who Wants to Get it All Done

I sat at the kitchen table, pencil tapping my teacher’s guide impatiently. Knowing that the reading lesson I was attempting to teach was only a fraction of the way finished and that we still had Math, History and Science to complete, this mama was getting antsy. My son, full of life and joy was […]