7 {funny but true} Signs of Homeschool Burnout

It seems like this is that magical time of the year when homeschooling has lost it’s appeal. You’ve slipped into a mundane rut and your passion is left dwindling. What you are experiencing is called homeschool burnout, and you are not alone. I know because I have been there too many times to count- that is […]

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.  […]

How to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing in Your Home

This is the time of year when I fantasize about summer. In the cozy realm of my imagination, warm temperatures replace frigid ones. A tank top and flip flops replace my heavy coat and boots. Lazy and carefree days at the pool replace my down-to-the-minute homeschool/blogging/ministry schedule. Vacations replace field trips. And long afternoons outside playing […]

Goal-Setting Encouragement for 2015

I love  January. Falling snowflakes, crackling fireplaces, warm blankets, and mugs of peppermint hot chocolate. But most of all, I enjoy the feeling of starting fresh – the year is still a clean slate. And it’s fun to go into a new year with excitement as we consider all the things we can accomplish! So […]

Worth the Inconvenience

Pregnancy is not among my favorite things. My three pregnancies haven’t been miserable, by any means. Though I had my share of morning sickness, heartburn, and aches & pains, I have to admit that I didn’t have more than my share. Still, at its very best, pregnancy is a challenging time, even as it’s a […]

25 Ways to Celebrate Advent with Kids {free printable}

      Christmas is one of my most FAVORITE holidays of the entire year. However, for this family, celebrating the countdown aspect of it (i.e. all of the Advent traditions) really didn’t start until just a few years ago. I had stumbled upon a ‘Jesse Tree’ (google Ann Voskamp’s amazing blog) Well, sure I […]

Letting Go of Homeschool Pressure

I’m a completely committed blogger. Except when I’m not. But it’s not because I don’t want to be. It’s because, like you, there are so many things that compete for my attention, my time, and my energy. With the flurry of planning and adjusting that accompanies the first several weeks of school (not to mention […]

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 […]

12 Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Homeschool

It’s that time of year! Fresh reams of paper, spiral-bound notebooks, and packages of pencils with full, perfect erasers have replaced the bottles of sunscreen, pool toys, and beach towels on store shelves. Our beloved summer is drawing to a close. Our bookshelves have been purged of last year’s materials, making way for supplies prepared […]

"Peace-full" Homeschool Planning

Summer, oh how I love you! From swimming pools to barbeques, vacation time to ice cream cones, summer is overflowing with many of my favorite things. Though many of us homeschooling moms might like to bury our heads in the sand and not think about school for the entire three months, the part of us […]

7 Ways to Help Kids Encounter God

Yesterday I considered the amazing reality that God wants to encounter your children and mine. Today I’d like to offer seven suggestions for how we can encourage our kids to encounter Him. Read God’s Word to them. “The Word of God is living and powerful…” (Hebrews 4:12). I’ve certainly experienced the power of God’s Word in my own […]

Divine Encounters…For Kids!

Here’s a jaw-droppingly beautiful truth: Jesus’ first priority for you is just to be with Him. Mark 3:14 tells us that “He appointed twelve that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach.” Do you see how being with Him came first? Before the preaching, before the healing, before the […]

Unexpected Deliverance

“I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 What a powerful statement about our God: “He delivered me from all my fears.” Will you take a moment and rejoice with me in our God who answers us, and who delivers us? What a wonderful God, who is alive and […]

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. […]

Frugal Homeschool Friday {a link up}

We’re back again for another week of the Frugal Homeschool Friday link up, your one stop shop for frugal living and homeschooling tips, tricks, deals, freebies and encouragement! Did you grab these Frugal Homeschool Family freebies this week? FREE Valentine’s Color By Number Pages FREE Groundhog Day Spelling List FREE Groundhog Day Word Search Let’s […]

5 Things Homeschooling Has Taught Me

Today’s post is from my friend, Michelle from The Holistic Homeschooler. She is a veteran homeschooling mom sharing what homeschooling has taught her. Be blessed, friends! I have been homeschooling for almost 14 years. It has been quite a journey. Books have come and gone. Methods have been tried, tossed out and replaced. Children have […]

Attention Homeschool Moms!!

Today I’m guest posting at Fit Homeschool Mom with a very important message for all homeschool moms. Head over there now! Heather Bowen Heather Bowen is the founder and owner of LifeofaHomeschoolMom.com. She and her husband live in North Carolina where they homeschool their two daughters. Heather is a former Labor & Delivery Nurse who […]