Co-Ops can be a big deal when you’re homeschooling. Which one do you choose? The one close to where you live? The one your friends go to? The one with awesome classes you’re just sure you’d never do justice with at home? What if I told you I chose none? Nope, nada, zilch, not interested… Continue reading To Co-Op or not to Co-Op?
Dishes, laundry, toys on the floor, another diaper to change, another spill at the table, another mess in the living room, dogs to take outside, meals to make, a leaky faucet, and on and on and on. It can be overwhelming! Take a deep breath mama. Seriously, take a deep breath. It’s ok to be… Continue reading Three Things to Understand When You’re Overwhelmed
We spotted the first robin of the season a few days ago! Since that is a sure sign of spring in our neck of the woods, I’m getting the itch for Spring Cleaning! I’m usually not big on cleaning. I like things clean, but not the actual “having to clean it”. But there’s something about… Continue reading Spring Cleaning
Moms who love to cook heartily for their clans amaze me. Moms who home cook every meal and rarely go out to eat. I can picture myself in my kitchen lovingly and skillfully preparing beautiful meals for my family as the aromas waft out into the living room as my kids (and husband!) eagerly await… Continue reading A Mom that doesn’t cook? My Confession
Yes, you can homeschool with just a library card and a Bible! But there are some great products out there that do some of the legwork for you for not a lot of cash. I know there are tons of blogs out there that advertise “free homeschool curriculum” or free worksheets, free preschool packs, etc.… Continue reading Top 4 “Homeschool on a Budget” Curricula
Make sure you read Part 1 and Part 2 first: So I had my To Do list in hand. Make bed Start a load of laundry Read Bible After about a week, I really got into the groove of it. I started really enjoying the time my husband and I had together in the mornings.… Continue reading Redeeming the Time Part 3
Read Part 1 first! As I watched my husband day after day, getting up, getting ready, having time with God, I decided to do just one thing. I would get up with him. I told myself I didn’t have to do anything other than sit next to him at the table. I did not make… Continue reading Redeeming the Time Part 2
I’m a night person. Always have been. I can easily stay up until 1 or 2 am doing work, cleaning, laundry and Netflix movie marathons. What was happening, though, is that I would be dragging in the morning until around 9am. Finally around 9am I would wake up to my kids crawling out of their… Continue reading Redeeming the Time Part 1
Webster’s defines integrity as “the quality of being honest and fair”. Sometimes when we lie, or when people lie to us, we attempt to justify it with, “It’s just a small lie” or, “Maybe they wouldn’t care either way, so I won’t correct my mistake.” We recently had a situation where my husband and I were… Continue reading Integrity
I’m a big Dave Ramsey fan. One of the many helpful things we’ve learned from Dave is to pay our kids by commission, rather than allowance. Dave’s reasoning is that paying an allowance – even the name allowance – suggests that you are paying your child, not for work, but for simply being your child. You… Continue reading Do you give your child an allowance – or a commission?