The 10 Commandments for Homeschooling Moms

Homeschooling is a tough business, and it is very easy for us homeschooling moms to get so focused on the little things that we miss the big picture. Often times, we need a plan to keep us in line and focused on the important things. We need a framework to hold us together. Just like […]

The One Word Homeschool Moms Need to Say More Often

Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation. It’s the day that the Church celebrates Gabriel visiting Mary and asking for her consent in mothering Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Can you even imagine? As if an angel appearing in front of you isn’t crazy enough, he then tells you – a virgin who […]

The Day I Lost My Child and the Lesson I Learned Seven Years Later

I clearly remember that day. We were in the grocery store. My 4 year old was in the cart, and my five year old was walking beside the cart, holding my hand. I dropped her little hand and turned slightly to the side and bent down to grab a case of bottled water from the […]

Mom’s Book of Thanks: a 25-Day Devotional Prayer Journal for Moms

  Can you feel the buzz of excitement in the air? The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and as excitement levels rise, so do stress levels for moms. Each year, we spend the months of November and December moving from one event to the next furiously checking items off of our never ending to do […]

*FREE* Printable Love Notes for Kids

  Make a difference in your child’s life while teaching them God’s word to hide in their hearts with these Free Printable Love Notes for Kids from Path Through the Narrow Gate! Stop by and download your copy today!

10 Things Every Homeschool Mom Needs to Hear Right Now

If you’ve been homeschooling for more than 5 minutes, you know that this homeschooling business is no joke. It isn’t for the faint of heart. Homeschooling is a daily sacrifice and declination of the status quo. It’s waking up each and every morning and determining to give your children the best. But it isn’t always […]

Dear Uncertain Homeschooling Mom

Dear Uncertain Homeschooling Mama, I wish I could give you a hug right now. And just maybe have a chat over coffee. Because though I’ve been doing this for seven years, I still face so much uncertainty. And I’m not sure, but I kind of think there’s no end in sight. Because it’s that important.  […]

5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

The cold air blows in and covers the area with a wintry shine. Some days the cold brings a chance for togetherness and bonding. Some days the cold brings just coldness. Through the cold, we can keep the warmth even through the winter blues. Many people feel blue in the winter. It’s not just a […]

A Summer Girl's Guide to Cheap and Simple Hair Removal

This is a sponsored post. I was compensated for it– but let’s face it, we’re all mamas who struggle to find just five minutes to shave our legs, right?!   Fuzzy legs may not be an issue during winter, but during warmer months when bathing suits and shorts are all the rage, keeping the leg […]

Want to Have an Open Line of Communication With Your Teen? Here are 5 Posts to Help Guide You.

This spring I entered a new stage in my life; I became a parent of a teenager. When my son was 12, I began preparing him (and myself) for this new adventure. I explained to him some of the changes (physically, mentally, and emotionally) that he was going to experience during this period of his life. […]

A Day in the Life of a Work at Home Homeschooling Mom

Since I published the post, Confessions of a Work at Home Homeschooling Mom, I have received dozens of emails from women who want to know what a typical week day looks like in our home. First of all, I have to say that there is no “typical” day. As much as I try to get […]

Confessions of a Work at Home Homeschooling Mom

I get asked one question over and over again… How do you do it all? Let me start by saying none of this was my idea. I didn’t want to homeschool. I never wanted to by a stay at home mom and I surely didn’t want to be a work at home mom. Nope, I […]

Burned Blackberry Syrup

I didn’t mean to burn the house down. I guess that’s a slight exaggeration, but I didn’t mean to fill it up with smoke. I was being a good mom. I was changing a diaper, putting on shoes, and walking the little one outside to play with big sister when the blackberry syrup I was […]

Relief for Mothering Burnout

  You awake, head pounding, your body is heavy, and you do not want to get out of bed. The kids want breakfast. However, your eyes are barely open and your mind is already flooded with daily tasks. Anxiety builds as reality sets in. Suddenly, you realize you are accountable for training these beloved children […]

Be the Mom in the Moment

Don’t run screaming at the title of this post. This is not another one of those “treasure every moment before they are grown post.” This week God has really been working on me about being the mom in the moment. I had to really think about what that meant. How could I apply that vague […]

You Cannot Hold it All Together

My eyes flew wide as the glass tipped. Tea flowed from the glass onto the table and sloshed its way around and under everything in its way. I quickly looked up in panic mode. I did not need this at this moment! I looked into the sweet face of an older lady in my church. […]

God is in the U-Turns.

I love stories. I love telling them, reading them, finding them, and creating them. Stories connect me to other people. When I tell a story to a friend, she can laugh along with me, or sometimes (and these are the best times) she’ll say, “Oh, me too. One time, I…” Then, when those stories are […]

Twelve Encouraging Bible Verses For Homeschooling Moms

I am excited to share with you today twelve Bible verses that I hope will be a source of encouragement to you in your homeschooling journey this year. I’ve chosen these verses – one for each month of the year if you so choose to use them that way – that you can meditate on […]

Embrace the Imperfect: A Challenge for Homeschool Moms

Today, I am joining the other fabulous iHomeschool Network bloggers to bring you the Imperfect Homeschool Blog Hop. Please don’t forget to visit the other bloggers listed here to be encouraged by their posts as well. Does the perfect homeschool actually exist? I’m going to venture out on a limb here and say no. I’m […]

Through Refreshed Eyes

The New Testament Greek word for refreshment is “anapseucho”. Ana- means again and -pseucho means soul. Put it together and the Biblical meaning is to restore the strength of the soul. I don’t know about you, but this shaken up, stretched thin, upside down homeschooing mom needs the strength of my soul restored quite often. […]