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Hidden Costs of Working From Home

The Hidden Costs of Working from Home

I come downstairs most mornings, and my husband is home. His work fills the dining room table and spills over into the floor all around him. I step around boxes to begin fixing breakfast. I serve it buffet style, and we find an available spot in the living room to eat. Guest post by: Jennifer Self Sometimes the clutter of working from home begins to drive me crazy, and I realize that just because we are living … Continue reading →

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5 steps to homeschooling and having a career

5 Secrets To Homeschooling and Having a Career Too

This past summer (and year for that matter) has been full of changes for our family. We have had to make some very hard and unexpected decisions about how our family will operate in the upcoming school year. It has really made my husband and I sit down and really look at the “why” behind our work, homeschool, and extra activities that our family pursues. The one main thing I have learned from praying and looking deep … Continue reading →

simplify your life today

Simplify Your Life Today

As you all know, I have been steadily working my way through the Make Over Your Mornings course by Crystal Paine. I have changed so much in the way I view things and people around me as well as my physical daily routines that have just simply made life so much easier. I finished the course today and I wanted to share with you a few of the topics that she covers in case it can help … Continue reading →

Three Amazing Benefits to Earning Your High School Diploma Online

Three Amazing Benefits to Earning Your High School Diploma Online

There are so many options to consider when planning for your student’s high school years.  Earning your diploma online is just one of the many options you have.  This guest post contributed by James Madison High School outlines some of the benefits of earning a high school diploma online. No matter what you choose, make sure your child has the study skills they need to succeed and that you keep good records to document their hard work and … Continue reading →

Confessions of a Cluttered Crafter

Confessions of a Cluttered Crafter

Do you have an area of your home that seems to attract clutter? I’ve been working on taming the clutter monster in my own home. So, whether it is your school room or your whole house these tips from guest poster Jeriann Watkins about decluttering her craft room can be put into practice in your space. Since I was a kid, I have leaned toward creative activities. I always colored my pictures in rainbow. Time with my Grammy was … Continue reading →

5 Keys To Homeschooling Multiple Children Successfully

5 Keys To Homeschooling Multiple Children Successfully

I have been homeschooling since our oldest started kindergarten 10 years ago. Last year, we added our fourth child into the mix. One of our biggest challenges has been to homeschool multiple ages at once. Here are a few ways we make it work: Guest post by: Jennifer Self Think Outside The Box. Literally. I like to choose or adapt curriculum to fit with families rather than classrooms. Four years ago, we began using My Father’s World. … Continue reading →

7 Highly Effective Study Habits My Teen Uses

7 Highly Effective Study Habits My Teen Uses

My teenage daughter is starting to take some college CLEP tests this past year to earn college credit while completing high school classes. She has had to tweak her study habits to ensure she is ready for the college level exams. She can no longer rely on mom to spoon feed the content and answers to her! She shares with us in this post about the study habits she has implemented and has successfully established to help … Continue reading →

Why Saying No is the Best Thing You Can Do

Why Saying No Is the Best Thing You Can Do

If you read my blog regularly, you are probably wondering why on earth I have posted so much about “saying no” lately. The short answer is….this is something I really struggle with and am really working hard to accomplish. I am by nature a people-pleaser and I do not like it one bit. It causes me stress and overwhelm on a daily basis and I can no longer live this way. Why Say No? Neil Patel is … Continue reading →

Why I Chose School House Teachers Curriculum This Year

Why I Chose School House Teachers Curriculum This Year

So I am now in full blown homeschool planning mode right now. August is fast approaching and we have pegged August 22nd this year to be our first day of school. I always love this part of homeschooling. I love scanning over homeschool catalogs and websites. I love reading homeschool curriculum reviews on fellow bloggers websites. I have never used one boxed set of curriculum in the 8 years we have homeschooled. I have tried tons of … Continue reading →