Encouragement for the Sport of Motherhood

Encouragement for the Sport of Motherhood

As a mom one of our biggest roles in our child’s life is that of a cheerleader.  But moms need encouragement too!  Do you ever listen to the advice you use to encourage your children in their sports or other endeavors? My family just finished up our swim season, and is gearing up for surf season.  I personally am not athletic, but somehow my kids are.  As we allowed our kids to try different sports we became a … Continue reading →

Gamifying Homeschool for Older Children

Gamifying Homeschool for Older Children

Do you use games in your homeschool? Games are a great tool for making learning fun and increasing retention of information. Making learning a game, is also know as gamification. Often times we think of games for younger children but guest poster Jeriann Watkins shares about ways to use games in your older children’s learning. Gamification has been a hot topic in the last few years, and there are tons of fun ways to incorporate it into homeschool assignments. … Continue reading →

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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The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

In our daily lives, time management is very important. It can help us prioritize, arrange and perform tasks effectively. Imagine doing something without a plan. Definitely, you will never know where and how to start. You have to understand that time management skills are not skills you can acquire from school. It is best acquired through constant practice of what you have learned about mastering your own time and doing it effectively. Procrastination is the Enemy Procrastination … Continue reading →

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 →