Homeschooling & Homesteading

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 by

Okay, here is the low down. I am a homeschool mama through and through; on occasion life throws a whopping curve ball your way and you have to really lean into God. Homesteading. I never though in a thousand years that I would need to know what that word meant, let alone become a part

When I’m on top of the world, commanding the forces, I’m a real smooth operator. With the skill of a maestro I conduct a symphony of emails, text messages, school lessons, lunches, brunches and so much more! How do I do it all? I’m awesome, that’s how! Or at least that’s the message my ego

Come And Listen

Saturday, 02 April 2016 by

Few things impact a child’s life more than being introduced to the Bible early in childhood. One powerful way parents can encourage this is through an audio Bible. Listening to the Scripture throughout the day will mold not only your children’s minds into what is true, noble and pure; but their hearts as well. Audio

One of the greatest things about homeschooling for our family has been that all of our children of various ages have been able to spend time together day in and day out. It’s so much fun to have the opportunity to have all of the children together for fun days out on a field trip

Avoid the Comparison Trap

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 by

Homeschool Conference season is quickly approaching. I can get pretty flustered this time of year. Usually, I begin by doubting my approach altogether. Am I focusing too much on the school routine? Should I lean more toward Charlotte Mason? Are my expectations too high? I’m not doing enough. I need to add copywork. We should

Do It Nice or Do It Twice

Monday, 28 March 2016 by

Do It Nice or Do It Twice—Achieving Higher Standards with a Simple Reminder The-child-who-will-not-be-named handed me a paper that was legible, but barely. I didn’t bother to read it. “Do over,” I said, handing it back. Child-who-will-not-be-named stared in disbelief, mouth hanging open like a fish who had just been hooked. “You know the rule,

Focus on the Little Things

Saturday, 26 March 2016 by

I have been thinking a lot lately about trying a new thing in our home school. As my baby becomes more involved and mobile, keeping her busy and safe while working with the other three has become a challenge. Add to that my oldest son’s need for constant assistance when it comes to his school

Spring is rapidly approaching, and with it marks the downhill stretch of our school year. This is the time I struggle not to panic over what we did not get done. Every fall I have lofty plans of what I expect to accomplish during our school year. It always involves reading the finest literature, and