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 involved […]
Now that you have your children taken care of, what type of things can the homeschool mom do this summer? Here are 9 ideas: 1. Take a break! Use the summer to enjoy your family! Forget about homeschooling for a while and just be Mom. After a few weeks, you’ll be rested and ready to […]
In a slump? Looking for inspiration? Here are 18 tips for remaining creative & inspired — and keeping the spark lit: Keep going. Persevere. Practice makes perfect. Interact. Interact with other homeschool moms in real life or otherwise. Not only do we pick up ideas from others, but sharing ideas and brainstorming generates more […]
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 she […]
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 faith […]
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 you […]
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, perhaps […]
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 up […]
“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 even […]