Happier At Home: 3 Ways To Keep Your Homeschooled Teen Happy

Happier At Home: 3 Ways To Keep Your Homeschooled Teen Happy

There is a growing number of homeschooled students in the United States. According to statistics, there were an estimated 1.8 million homeschooled children in 2012, which is an increase from 850,000 in 1999. Some of these homeschoolers are in the 13 to 17 age range,...
Tips and Tricks to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Tips and Tricks to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Raise your hand if you have a toddler or preschooler who refuses to brush their teeth? Let alone twice a day. Forget that possibility! I am actually struggling with this right now with my soon to be 3 year old. She clamps her mouth tightly shut most nights! I am...
How to Handle Decluttering Overwhelm

How to Handle Decluttering Overwhelm

I have been busily following my own advice and decluttering my house little by little. I have managed to get through the kids clothes (times 5!), bathrooms, and dealing with paper clutter.  I’m feeling much better about those areas, but decluttering overwhelm...
Top 15 Posts to Help Juggle the Responsibilities of Motherhood

Top 15 Posts to Help Juggle the Responsibilities of Motherhood

Mom. How can this one little word capture what a woman does for her family? Whether you are a mom to one or many, to babies, teens or every where in between; you stay at home or work outside the home; you are doing incredible work as you juggle the different...
Encouragement for the Sport of Motherhood

Encouragement for the Sport of Motherhood

Do you ever listen to the advice you use to encourage your children in their sports or other endeavors? As a mom one of our biggest roles in our child’s life is that of a cheerleader.  But moms need encouragement too! My family just finished up our swim season, and is...
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...
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...
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...