One Easy Way to Afford the Best Homeschool Curriculum

The 2015 Build Your Bundle Sale is almost here! To celebrate the upcoming sale, they are doing a pre-sale giveaway for 3 bundles of your choice AND offering you a special coupon code. Enter to win 3 bundles of your choice! Enter this giveaway for a chance to win any 3 of 19 individual bundles. We cannot tell […]

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 […]

Our Homeschool High School Curriculum Choices 2014-2015

  Time has taken on a new dimension over here.  It seems like just yesterday I began homeschooling our first born (and felt totally overwhelmed by the way)!  Eight kids and 19 years later… This year we will be homeschooling (click to read posts): Preschool Second Grade Fifth & Sixth Grades Two 11th Graders […]

How I Plan to Homeschool Our Dyslexic 2nd Grader

This post contains affiliate links.   This will be our 19th year of homeschooling.  We have graduated 2 kids, have 2 kids in high school, 3 kids in elementary school and a preschooler!  Having this perspective of the whole scope of homeschooling makes me appreciate my elementary aged kids all the more. Our 2nd […]

Build Your Bundle Homeschool Curriculum Sale Begins Today!

The “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool Edition sale is here!For one week only (July 21-28) save up to 92% on bestselling homeschooling products, including MANY from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 list! Take a look at the bundles:  Charlotte Mason BundleThis bundle features complete curriculum using the Charlotte Mason Methods for language arts, handwriting, and reading, a full […]

Announcing a New Way to Save on Homeschool Resources

The BIGGEST digital homeschooling curriculum sale EVER is coming! Mark your calendars! Save up to 92% on popular homeschooling curriculum! ONE WEEK ONLY – July 21-28, 2014! Click here to be reminded | Enter to win $100 towards your bundle purchase What is the “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool Edition Sale? The “Build Your […]

Our Homeschool Year in Review: What Worked and What Didn’t

  We are checking off the final boxes for our 2013-2014 school year and boy, does it feel good!  Homeschooling 6 kids is like running a marathon and I always look forward to the reprieve of summer.    I wrote a week or so ago about how to make an end of the year […]

How to Teach Music Appreciation in Your Homeschool

  Photo Credit Often times in a large family homeschool, and especially when there are kids who struggle with learning, finding time to study the arts is difficult and takes a back seat to other more basic subjects.  I lived in that place of imbalance for a long time until I recently realized that even […]

Successes and Failures in Our Homeschool

Photo Credit In August I offered to give weekly updates on how our homeschool plans were working out.  I have not posted on that subject in some time for several reasons;  some weeks are awfully mundane and boring and others are just plain awful! In reality, every week comes with its successes and failures. […]

Encouraging Student Leadership

    Are people simply born natural leaders?   Or do they need to be trained to be leaders? Consider the following definition of leadership before you answer: If this definition is true then we can safely say that, unless we’re living in a cave, we are all leaders.  The question now becomes whether or […]

Must Haves for Homeschooling With Dyslexia

    If you have been around Abundant Life Blog for any time you have likely read about our experiences homeschooling (many) kids with dyslexia.  If you are new here, we have 8 kids, 7 of whom are dyslexic.  God was really trying to teach this left-brained, linear thinker to step outside the box in […]

Our Homeschool Week: Schedules, Tantrums and Amazing Grace

  Why I felt so insecure at the start of this our 18th year of homeschooling, I do not know for sure.  I’m pretty sure it had something to do with super high expectations paired with years of experience that has taught me that what I can really expect is often quite different than that […]