Family Life, Uncategorized

A Few of My Favorite Things! Parenting and Homeschooling Resources

Life is a journey! I see it in everything. We are always learning and growing. Young moms often ask, "How did you raise your children"? The truth is, we all learn as we go along. Along the way I have gleaned from so many resources! You have heard of eclectic homeschooling? Not only is my… Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things! Parenting and Homeschooling Resources

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Motivation & Incentives: Homeschool Edition

Ready or not, here we go! The shopping is done, the lesson plans are laid out and your school area is ready. So, are you wondering just “how” to keep your children on task? To be clear, staying on task can be hard for adults too. But when your students are also your children, they… Continue reading Motivation & Incentives: Homeschool Edition

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What’s It Really Like To Homeschool?

Our Homeschool Journey There's too much to tell in one post but I can summarize. We never planned to homeschool. (That is the confession of many homeschoolers.) When we got married my husband told me that he wanted our children to go to private school like he did. That sounded pretty good to me considering… Continue reading What’s It Really Like To Homeschool?

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What Do I “NEED” To Homeschool?

Setting The Stage For Learning It's back to school season. This year it looks a little different. I have noticed less advertisements for supplies though we know we should probably be getting prepared somehow. So just what does a family need to homeschool? As a homeschooling mom of 19 years, I can give you some… Continue reading What Do I “NEED” To Homeschool?

Family Life, Homeschool, Uncategorized

Got Great Ideas? 5 Tips To Put Them Into Practice

Who else starts their day with high hopes and then is dashed when life takes over? I know I could be so much more productive if I could just remember to use the resources that I have in my home. If all those genius life hacks made it off my Pinterest wall and into my… Continue reading Got Great Ideas? 5 Tips To Put Them Into Practice

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Outdo One Another With Love: A Lesson For Valentine’s Day

I’m pretty excited about my plans for Valentines Day this year. Why? Because I have an idea that will make it last for three weeks! If you know me, you know that I love plans and systems. I also love weaving lessons into our everyday life. I have counted back three weeks prior to Valentine’s… Continue reading Outdo One Another With Love: A Lesson For Valentine’s Day

Attitudes, Character Building, Uncategorized

Grumbling Or Gratitude: What Flows From The Heart?

Would I be a complainer if I told you that I get irritated hearing complaints? Can I be real with you, though? There are a lot of people in my house and that adds up to a lot of complaints. It gets old, but worse, it becomes infectious. Sometimes the grumbling can become so common-place… Continue reading Grumbling Or Gratitude: What Flows From The Heart?

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Functioning Well Amidst Chaos: Practical Steps to Get You Through

We have just walked through an unexpected season of busyness. Everyone knows the saying, “When it rains it pours.” Though life with children (no matter how many you have) is always busy, some seasons just pour. In the past few weeks we experienced the unexpected death of my father in law, my mother hospitalized and… Continue reading Functioning Well Amidst Chaos: Practical Steps to Get You Through