Our determination to get together by any means available, through any weather, and on any date convenient to all remains the same. But many of the dishes atop our holiday tables have recently changed dramatically! For example, Thanksgiving dinner was always served family style. Prepared for an annual feast, we took our seats and
Hey Mama, It’s that time of year—so first of all, Happy Thanksgiving! Have you found the best deal on turkey and thought through your “gobble day” feast? We have. But in the midst of good food, lots of family, and a household of chatter, try to remember the real reason for this season, a
Being a homeschool mom is not an easy job, and it can place an enormous toll on a homeschool mom’s mental health. Sometimes, this burden can feel so heavy that it begins to cause problems. You may become excessively tired, cranky, or sad. You may have difficulty concentrating and lose your effectiveness as a
What plans did you have in 2020 that were abruptly canceled due to the unexpected COVID-19 virus? Mine are too numerous to count. I thrive on booking hotel rooms early, planning, and knowing that all of my family’s needs will be taken care of well in advance, especially for a homeschool convention or event.
Hey Mama, Whether you call it a mental health day, a break for scheduling, or a teacher professional development day, we all need a break every now and then. Don’t feel guilty about this; every professional educator has breaks like these scheduled. In-home educators need the same. There are many benefits of taking
My family and I recently moved. The sad thing is that we had only been living in our previous residence for about 2 years. Why the sudden move? Let’s just say that my wife is a country girl through and through, so when we moved to a house in the city, she wasn’t happy.
As a homeschool parent, teacher, and human being, I’ve experienced my share of oh-no! days. I imagine you have, too. In fact, yesterday was nearly an oh-no! day, but writing this blog turned it into an ah-yes! day. These all-too-familiar hallmarks point to that oh-no! day: Arguing Glaring, staring, yelling Silence, drooped heads Shut
Hey Mama, I don’t know about you, but this could be a common lament at my house: “Help! I ran out of time to do everything I planned!” In my zoo (otherwise known as a family–grin), that’s a common problem. I can make all kinds of plans, but real life all too often