How much sleep do your children need? It might be more than you think!
Planner sampling? Every year I try a new planner. Call me a perfectionist. I was looking for the PERFECT planner. Well, I found it!
Education at its best is an impartation of knowledge, skills, and values. But that is just the beginning. It is also an implantation of the ability to teach oneself, to understand what is known — and what is yet to learn — and where to look for it. It is also by design, and thereforeContinue reading “4 Things You Need to Know to Educate Your Children”
We know first-hand that living on one income while homeschooling can be a challenge. But where there is a will there is a way! Here are our 10 tried-and-true tips for making it happen: 1. Stick to your budget. We have operated on a budget since nearly the beginning. It started before we had childrenContinue reading “10 Tips for Living on One Income While Homeschooling”
Multitasking seems to have picked up a bad rap in the last several years. But like everything else, it is possible to use it for good! When I hear someone say something like (just one example from many to choose from): Stop multi-tasking. Multi-tasking is rarely effective and almost never leads to increased productivity. WheneverContinue reading “Why Multitasking Has a Bad Rap and 12 Tips for Using It”
Real runners never leave the track….
Searching for that perfect curriculum? Getting ready to dive right into that method that is going to really rock your homeschool this fall? Feeling angst because you know you can’t really afford that publisher’s full line? Guess what? We really don’t have to stick to one method! You have probably heard it too — “IfContinue reading “Why We Don’t Have to Stick to One Method”
Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite homeschool mom? How about a kitchen gift gadget? We’ve updated the list of our 10 favorite kitchen gift ideas (+ bonus idea). These are those little things that make life easier — tried-and-true time-savers that we use around our own kitchen. And while you are at it,Continue reading “10 Kitchen Gift Ideas for the Homeschool Mom”
If we’re not careful, Thanksgiving can end up being an over-stressed, over-indulgent, over-chaotic holiday!
Homeschooling requires finding balance. With all of the the focus on being productive, it is not surprising that we find ourselves on the cusp of complete and utter burnout! We have apps, roles and goals, lists, habits, more to do better, and frogs to eat. And our complete focus on pushing through and getting thingsContinue reading “Finding Balance”
9 possible reasons why you might find yourself too busy ~ and how to fix that!
Today we are constantly hit with streaming, flashing, fast-paced content that tends to leave us distracted and anything but organized. Here are 20 tips for staying organized — but this is not your ordinary let’s-get-organized list…. Obviously, discipline is one key to staying organized. When it comes to getting organized, this is the area thatContinue reading “20 Tips for Staying Organized”
For most of us, the day-to-day homeschooling routine revolves around Mom. It is Mom who plans the courses, sets up the schedules, chooses the materials, tutors the children, addresses character issues, and manages the home. It is also Mom who carries the burden of the perceived success or failure of the homeschool! Keeping Dad involvedContinue reading “6 Ways to Involve Dad”
9 ideas for things the homeschool mom to do this summer.
Looking for inspiration? Here are 18 tips for remaining creative & inspired — and keeping the spark lit:
I remember once reading about one homeschool mom’s journey — about the things she had given up to spend time on her children. She hoped to get back to those things at some other point in her life. I don’t know how the end of the story turned out — whether those interests that sheContinue reading “Why Your Children Need You to Remain Creative”
Homeschooling can consume us — if we let it. It can become not only what we do, but who we are, the sum total of our existence. Here are 10 ways to stay well-rounded and avoid becoming one-dimensional! 1. Spend time with God. As a Christian, this is where my day starts. My faithContinue reading “10 Ways to Stay Well-Rounded”
If I want my children to love to read — they should see me reading! Here are 10 easy ways to read more.
Stay focused. Never look around you to see how others are doing. Keep the finish line clearly in view. (Philippians 3:14) Wear the right clothing. You need all of the support you can get. (Ephesians 6:10-17). Get the right inputs. The sudden adrenaline boost of a Snickers and a Mountain Dew will only take youContinue reading “10 Tips from the Track”
Less chaos? Get more done? Avoid nagging? 8 reasons to schedule in blocks.
From expectations to practical solutions, here are 6 tips for avoiding burnout!
Do you find that you are simply not getting as much done as you used to? The dirty dishes stay around longer. The laundry can be found in piles scattered around the house. Not all of the math problems are getting done — and forget the science experiments! It usually sneaks up on us, perhapsContinue reading “10 Ideas for Overcoming Lazy Habits”
Are you hoping spring blossoms a little early this year? Perhaps it is the letdown after the holidays. Maybe it’s the weather, or being indoors. Perhaps it’s the routine of routine. Whatever IT is, many of us find ourselves — and our children — fighting the February blahs. Here are 10 ideas to spark upContinue reading “10 Ways to Overcome the February Blahs!”
“All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.” Numbers 6:4…. Surely this is a lesson to the Lord’s separated ones, teaching them to come away from sin in every form, to avoid not merely its grosser shapes, but evenContinue reading “On Conscience”