Tools to Teach Your Children to Express Gratitude

  Introducing….. My Book of Thanks: a 25 Day Gratitude Journal for Kids Help develop a spirit of Thanksgiving in your kids with this fun, 29-page printable keepsake book where they can express their gratitude through journaling. My Book of Thanks: a 25 Day Gratitude Journal for Kids includes: instructions and ideas on how to […]

Blog Posts to Help You Become a Better Homeschool Mom

Well, mamas, it’s the end of another homeschool week! You made it!! I don’t know about you, but some weeks, I need all of the love and encouragement I can get. If this week is one of those weeks for you, you’ll love the posts I’ve chosen to feature in this week’s edition of Family […]

*FREE* Daily Schedule Activity Cards

  Teaching your kids how to get things done each day and stay on schedule is easy and fun with these Free Daily Schedule Activity Cards from And Next Comes L. Stop by and download your free copy today!

6 FREE Homeschool Science Resources

The internet is FULL of awesome free homeschooling resources and this week’s edition of Family Fun Friday proves it! As a homeschooling mom, I’m always looking for free projects and resources to supplement my curriculum. This week, I’m featuring some fun {and free} homeschool science resources. I hope you can add some of these to […]

*FREE* Behavior Charts

  If you’re looking to teach your children more than academics. ACN Latitudes has Free Behavior Charts for you to download here!

*FREE* Teach Us to Pray Cards for Kids

Praying with our children before they go to sleep is an important part of teaching them how to build a relationship with God. Path Through the Narrow Gate has 2 sets of Free Teach Us to Pray Cards for Kids that will help you teach your children to pray by using God’s Word! Stop by […]

*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!

*FREE* Prayer Book

  Teach your kids how to pray with this Free Prayer Book from 123 Homeschool 4 Me! Stop by and download your free copy today!

*FREE* Homemaker’s Companion Financial Planning Edition

  If you’ve been wanting to get your finances under control or just keep better track of them, stop by The Road to 31 and download this Free Homemaker’s Companion Financial Planning Edition! 

*FREE* Peaceful Home Toolkit for Moms

  Bring peace back into your home with this Free Peaceful Home Toolkit for Moms from Proverbial Homemaker! Inside you’ll find a meal planner, do not disturb door hangers and more! Stop by and download your free copy today!

7 Reasons Every Parent Should be on Social Media

It is becoming increasingly popular for young kids to have electronic devices of their own. Whether it’s an iPod or an iPhone, kids have it. And age doesn’t seem to be a factor anymore. While this might be a good thing for some families who participate in many activities, it can also be a doorway […]

Growing in Motherhood: Growing Our Faith

A couple months ago I posted an article on my Facebook page that got some people talking. In it, a very frustrated mom used some naughty words around her kids. I don’t condone the use of such language, and don’t use it myself, but the frustration she felt… that was me. Out of that frustration and the fact […]

6 Ways to Teach Our Kids Gratitude

Most, if not all, homeschooling parents know that educating our children isn’t just about academics. It’s actually much more than that. It’s about preparing our children for the future, and, dare we say it, “raising saints.” One way to do this — to raise our children for the Lord — is to teach them gratitude. […]

K is for Kindness

This post is part of the ABCs of Homeschooling through the Holidays. To see all of the posts in the series, click here. My absolute favorite thing to do in homeschooling is find ways to integrate service and acts of KINDNESS into our curriculum.  November is easy because we discuss Thanksgiving and being thankful for […]

I was a Better Mom…before I had Kids

I have always loved kids. I always wanted to be a Mom. I always wanted to be a teacher. So when we decided to homeschool our children, it really did seem like a natural fit for me. However, after 4+ years of homeschooling, I think it’s safe to say, “I was a much better Mom…beforeI […]

7 Ways to Build Self-Esteem…God’s Way!

“You can do anything you set your mind to.” “You have everything you need within yourself.” “Believe in yourself.” “Follow your heart.” I’m sure you recognize these statements that are so prevalent in our society today. They’re always spoken with the best of intentions, aiming to build up the self-esteem of the hearer. Unfortunately, I’m […]

July Activity Calendar

I hope your summer is off to a great start! Are you running out of ideas for keeping the little ones busy? Print out this activity calendar for some fun, fresh ideas to entertain your crew on a hot summer day! Be sure to check out the recipes and notebooking pages that are included in […]

30+ Parent-Child Date Night Ideas

I never went on dates with my Dad or Mom. Not that I feel deprived, it just wasn’t something that was done in our house. My husband has always done what he could to take the kids out for a bit so I got a break, but it wasn’t until he entered full-time ministry last […]

Parenting Two or More: Tips and Tricks!

Two children might not sound like a lot, but the difference between one child and two children is ENORMOUS, both because now there’s twice as much parenting work for Mommy and Daddy, AND because competition now exists within the household. Having more than one child is AWESOME. I say this based both on my experience […]

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. […]