10 Things Your Teen Needs From You

Raising children is a job that’s constantly changing.  Just when you think you get one phase figured out, they grow into something new.  As our children become teenagers, they seem to need us less than they did when they were younger.  The truth is, they still need us.  Their needs are just different now.  Although […]

4 Moments to Enjoy with Your Toddler

The afternoon nap time I had scheduled to sit down and write this, my first post for Life of a Homeschool Mom, I was interrupted only 10 minutes later by my toddler. That’s right, a 10 minute nap. When I went in to find out what was wrong and why her exhausted little body wouldn’t […]

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 […]

Free Responsibility Interactive Book

Teach your children the importance of being responsible, what chores and tasks they are responsible for and more with this Free Responsibility Interactive Book from Life Over C’s! Stop by and download your free copy today!

Free Transcript & Grade Report Printables

Keeping track of your student’s transcripts and grades is important, especially as your kids are getting older. Ed Snapshots has a set of Free Transcript and Grade Report Printables for you to use and you can download them here!

Free Advent Cards

Advent is just around the corner and This Reading Mama has a set of Free Advent Cards for you to use this Christmas season. Stop by and download your free copy today!

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 […]