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 →

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 →

Back to School Tips from My Teenage Daughter

Back to School Tips from My Teenage Daughter

Back to school planning can either be fun or a dreaded task. As parents, we want to do what is best for our children and we want our homeschool to run efficiently and effectively. Sometimes we get bogged down in the details and forget to ask the most important participants what their thoughts are about the first day of school. So I asked my teenage daughter what would make her first day back to homeschool special? Here … Continue reading →

Saying No Doesn't Mean You're a Bad Person

Saying No Doesn’t Make You a Bad Person

When to Say No Obviously, there are times when you should say yes rather than no. If your boss offers you a raise, you would be foolish to say “No thank you.” Alternately, you probably shouldn’t say yes to a 50% drop in salary either. So, when should you say “no”? You just say no when saying yes means compromising your values, health or wellness. This means critiquing your choice before you make it. Don’t rush into … Continue reading →

3 Lies the enemy wants you to believe

3 Lies the Enemy Wants You To Believe

I am so proud of myself for sticking with the Make Over Your Mornings course. I am learning so much. I wanted to share with you some things that Crystal teaches in Days 9 through 11 in her course. They are simple truths that we all have heard before but the way she explains them and how she shares her personal testimony really shines new light on some of the insecurities and struggles that we as mothers … Continue reading →

How To Prioritize Your To Do List Correctly

Make Over Your Mornings – How To Prioritize Your To Do List Correctly

  Do you have the “should have” disease? What? You don’t know what that is? Well let me tell you. I am the expert on the “should have” disease. At the end of the day, for years I have felt guilt and failure at not doing everything on my to-do list. I just felt like there wasn’t enough hours in the day and time was vanishing into thin air. My problem was my to-do list was a … Continue reading →

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Why It Has Taken Me 3 Months to Get Half Way Through a 14 Day Course

I can’t believe it is 3 months later and I am just now on Day 7 of the Make Over Your Mornings course! Well, actually, I can believe it. Isn’t that how life works when you homeschool and work too? Do you know what is great about this? I’m totally okay with taking over 3 months to finish a 14 Day course. I am able to really take my time and implement a few things into our … Continue reading →

11 How To Homeschool Books Ready to start homeschooling

How to Homeschool Books – Start Your Homeschooling Journey Today

Wondering which how to homeschool books are worth reading? Don’t know where to start? For many people, homeschooling is a desirable alternative to the education offered by the public and private school systems. When you homeschool your children you have the flexibility to create an educational curriculum more suited to their needs. You also get to go on vacation to theme parks and take advantage of NO LINES in the off season! That’s my favorite perk! Not … Continue reading →

3 Ways to Fit Self-Care packed schedule

3 Ways To Fit Self Care Into a Packed Schedule

If you have ever traveled with a family, you know what it is like to pack a suitcase. You might think you have everything you need and start to zip it up only to realize you are missing a few things. When you finally get everything in, you almost need to sit on it to get it zipped. Managing a household, parenting, working from home or homeschooling can each feel like packing a suitcase. When you put … Continue reading →