Keeping It Together When The Family Goes Out

Family outings. “Do things together”, ”The family that plays together, stays together”. Whoever made these sayings up doesn’t realize how much work it is to go out with a family. Keeping track of people and their things is an absolute chore. But, don’t let that truth make outings obsolete. With some planning you can lessenContinue reading “Keeping It Together When The Family Goes Out”

Activities To Make This The Best 4th Of July Ever!

The Struggle Is Real I’m sure I’m not alone in this. Who else is trying to become a spin doctor for the sake of your children? Though they weren’t too upset at the cancellation of our homeschool co-op, there were some other pretty big blows. One of them being a long awaited and much anticipatedContinue reading “Activities To Make This The Best 4th Of July Ever!”

Gramma Speaks: How Discipline Can Build Relationship With Your Children

Meet Gramma Louise: Louise is always full of wise words and creative parenting solutions. She also happens to be my mother-in-law. That being said, her impact on my parenting started even as far back as her mothering my husband. David and Louise had four children, two girls and then two boys. The children are nowContinue reading “Gramma Speaks: How Discipline Can Build Relationship With Your Children”

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, “HowContinue reading “Communicating Our Priorities: Homeschooling & Marriage”

Army Mom Strong

I know it is coming. He goes “home”, back to base, in three more days. When he does, I will be a mess. We have done this a few times now. I’m learning. Every situation is different, I can’t speak for everyone but being a military mom is an emotional journey to say the least.Continue reading “Army Mom Strong”

A Busy Mom’s Guide To Christmas Shopping

I know there is some belief or stereotype that women love shopping. I’m not in that camp. Of course, when I was younger it was fun. When I had lots of time it was fun. When I could mindlessly wander through the aisles without considering what I was making for dinner, what items took priorityContinue reading “A Busy Mom’s Guide To Christmas Shopping”

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-placeContinue reading “Grumbling Or Gratitude: What Flows From The Heart?”

Potty Training Uncovered: Tips from a mom of nine!

Nine times we’ve done this potty training thing so to some, I would be considered a pro. Of course, I would have to say that all kids will eventually become potty trained so in reality, is accomplishing it really something all that unusual? Perhaps not unusual but as you start out it is the greatContinue reading “Potty Training Uncovered: Tips from a mom of nine!”

The Ideal Homeschool Family: How do you Measure up?

In our early days of homeschooling, we weren’t just new to this type of educational model, we were relatively new to being a family altogether. We were young and still discovering our family personality. I was fascinated with the people I saw in the home-school community. I had never met so many large families inContinue reading “The Ideal Homeschool Family: How do you Measure up?”

Are you “Living the Dream”? Mom life can be tough!

I was driving down the road and there was a guy wearing a T-shirt that said, “Livin’ the Dream”. It was apparent that his dream was different than mine. To start off, he was walking down the sidewalk with a bag of groceries and his pants were hanging down below his boxer line. This guyContinue reading “Are you “Living the Dream”? Mom life can be tough!”