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

Homeschool, Uncategorized

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

Homeschool, Uncategorized

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?

Encouragement, Family Life

When You Aren’t All Home Together

The visuals are compelling. Heart warming photos and videos of families together in isolation making memories are all over the internet. (A place we have been spending a lot of time lately.) They are sweet. This gift of time is strengthening families in the midst of a very stressful situation. The images representing unity and… Continue reading When You Aren’t All Home Together

Encouragement, Family Life, Homeschool

Communicating Our Priorities: Homeschooling & Marriage

Life is busy for everyone but even more so for the homeschool couple. We manage our employment, extended family responsibilities, church and community commitments. Then, there is the home front. Meals, cleaning, curriculum, extracurricular, parenting and nurturing our marriage. So many places that we need to be attentive and invest in! People often ask, “How… Continue reading Communicating Our Priorities: Homeschooling & Marriage

Character Building, Encouragement, Family Life

Has Your Attitude Gone Viral? Little Eyes Are Watching

We are all shocked by the news The news that we keep hearing changes by the day and sometimes, by the hour. We don’t know what reports to follow or who to believe. This current situation appears to be rapidly changing the world we live in. Our own emotions and thought patterns are being tossed… Continue reading Has Your Attitude Gone Viral? Little Eyes Are Watching

Academic, Homeschool

So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling Preschool?

As you watch your child grow up, you are amazed! The way that they pick up on things is fascinating to you. They really are like little sponges just soaking up the world around them. It gets you thinking, “Is she ready for formal education?”, “What do I need to teach her next?” And “Do… Continue reading So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling Preschool?

Family Life

Meal Chains Save Time! Mom of 9 Shares Her Secrets

No matter how long my “to-do” list is each day, the biggest time investment is no doubt in keeping my troupe fed! Seriously, do you know how often these people want to eat? When I was a new (and much younger) mom my goal was to home-cook everything. Only the healthiest and most economical for… Continue reading Meal Chains Save Time! Mom of 9 Shares Her Secrets

Encouragement, Family Life

Everyone Needs a Little Clarity! God’s Gift of New Perspective.

When you have been parenting for a long time, it’s easy to think, “I’ve got this down”. Then, God gives you a child or a circumstance that throws you for a loop. For us, it’s a little girl who keeps us on our toes. Though she is our fourth daughter (and 7th child in the… Continue reading Everyone Needs a Little Clarity! God’s Gift of New Perspective.