My Kids Fired Me as Their Homeschool Teacher

My Kids Fired Me as Their Homeschool Teacher

I have been fired! That is the only way I can describe what happened last January. You see, I have been homeschooling 8 1/2 years. My oldest was in first grade when we started homeschooling. Along came daughter #2 and she of course was homeschooled from the beginning....
The 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...
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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...
5 Secrets To Homeschooling and Having a Career Too

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...
Simplify Your Life Today

Simplify Your Life Today

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...
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...
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...
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...