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 →

How to Say No the Right Way

How To Say No The Right Way

How to Say “No” The Right Way That there is a right and a wrong way to say no. If you say no while your mind is really thinking yes, you eventually stop saying no. When you learn how to say no the “right” way, your behavior matches your mindset. When you tell yourself that you don’t do something, you are making a positive statement. You are telling your mind, and your emotions, that a certain activity, … 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 →

How To Get Through Summer Vacation Without Breaking A Sweat

The long awaited summer break naturally spells fun for the kids, but when it comes to those who are home-schooled, moms and dads are faced with an additional challenge – how do we get the kids to stay in touch with their studies while all they’ve got on the brain is fun and games? Luckily for us, we’ve got lots of options these days, and fun and games can co-exist with education! If you’re stumped on how … Continue reading →


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 →