The 10 Most Popular Posts In 2016

It was an incredible year in 2016. Posts on cleaning, saving money, raising kids, managing time, and keeping our own sanity...they've all been here this past year. Here are the 10 most popular posts of 2016!   How to Clean Nasty Window Tracks Using One Simple Trick To the Mom Who … [Read more...]

Our Homeschool Calendar

When talking to people who are contemplating homeschooling, I am often asked if I follow an actual homeschooling calendar. My answer is yes, but that calendar is made knowing that because schooling takes place in the home, that the calendar I create will have to be flexible. Why? Because life … [Read more...]

It’s a Contest – and YOU Can Win! ENDS TONIGHT!!!!

Who doesn’t love a contest, right? Especially when you can win something that is life-changing! I am all about contests, and as an overachiever, I often come out on top when I play along ;) I have just laid out my roadmap for this very blog for the next year, and there are so many exciting places … [Read more...]

So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling…Now What?!

So, you’re thinking about homeschooling, now what? If this is you, if this is even a little bit of you, then you are in the right place. This is not a post that will tell you about homeschooling methods, curriculums, or schedules. If you are looking for that sort of thing, I’ve written about … [Read more...]

The Right Planner Can Make All the Difference!

Keeping everything straight as the CEO of my family can be a bit of a challenge. There are so many different things to keep straight, and when that is combined with being a homeschooling mom, things only get messier. If you have read even a couple of things here or ever listened in on my live … [Read more...]

Why We Prefer Year-Round Homeschool

Is it hard to imagine that a homeschooling family would prefer year-round homeschooling? We have experimented with all kids of homeschool calendars over the years and have finally found the one that works best for us...and yes, it is to homeschool year round. Keep reading, and I will show you the … [Read more...]

The Ultimate List of Homeschool Supplies

I have gotten several emails from moms who are just getting started on their homeschool journey looking for what the essentials are to get started with. They are not looking for curriculum recommendations, I have plenty of them here, but they are looking more for the essentials. As a … [Read more...]

10 Things I Do to Get it All Done (and I’ve got a secret, too!)

I think at times we all struggle with how to get it all done, even the most organized, disciplined, structured people around. I had a reader, Vickie, who wrote in asking about how I get it all done, which is why I thought it to be helpful to share these ideas here with all of you. (this post … [Read more...]

Traditional School Practices That We Choose to Follow in Our Homeschool

First, let me say that it is not my desire to simply “do school at home” in homeschooling. However, I find it is nice to implement some of the typical school things that happen at a brick and mortar school. Since I have shared many of the more unique things we do in our homeschool and shared how … [Read more...]

Dealing With Internal Pressure in Your Homeschool

I have written about the external pressures that homeschoolers face, but what about the internal pressures you can face in your homeschool? These are the kinds of pressures that we put on ourselves, and usually, we do this all too often. In so many things, homeschooling included, we are often our … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget!

Did you miss by Ebook when it was free? Don't forget, you can get the first three chapters for FREE by subscribing here if you haven't already done so! That way you can see how you like it. It's only $3.99 to purchase the whole Ebook if you decide it's a good fit for you. In addition, when you … [Read more...]

A Realistic Action Plan For the Weary Mom

A Realistic Action Plan For the Weary Mom is here! Even better, starting today, my book is FREE through Monday. If you are a mom who has struggled with feeling overwhelmed, struggling to juggle being a mom who stays home or a mom who works, battling depression, or wondering how to balance it … [Read more...]

The Five Most Popular Posts This Week

What an exciting week here! We've had thousands of new readers, so I wanted to personally say thank you to all of you who are telling your family and friends to come visit here. It's been great to have everyone! I also wanted to personally welcome all of the new readers. It's great to have you … [Read more...]

How to Balance Homemaking and Homeschooling Part Three

Thank you for meeting me here for the third and final day in this mini-series on balancing homemaking and homeschooling. If you have not read the previous posts, you can read How to Balance Homemaking and Homeschooling Part One and How to Balance Homemaking and Homeschooling Part Two. In day … [Read more...]

How to Balance Homemaking and Homeschooling Part Two

Here we are in part two of balancing homeschooling and homemaking. If you missed part one, it dealt with recognizing that you are always a mom, which means that half of your time and energy will be expended there. Then it want on to talk about the advantage to scheduling your day in such a way … [Read more...]