It happens every year.Last minute gifts because you forgot, just could not find the "right" thing, or perhaps everyone in the household came down with the flu and shopping just did. not. happen. (Yes, we had that happen and it was awful!)It also seems like Mom is usually the last person who gets shopped for. Not because she isn't important, … [Read more...]
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Does the busyness of the holiday season seem to runaway with you? Does it feel like Christmas arrives and your entire season is a blur, leaving you wondering if your children really understand why we celebrate? Have you even talked about Jesus outside of church?I know how that feels. I want my own children to know that Christmas is not about … [Read more...]
We pack a shoebox every year. Some years we pack two. My hope is to grow the number we pack as the boys get older and can contribute.Cultivating a spirit of thoughtfulness, kindness, generosity, and mission-oriented hearts is something we are always working toward. Besides being the only gifts these children my ever get, the … [Read more...]
Can you believe how quickly the holiday season flies up every year? It's like you pack away the garlands and lights and then it's time to put them out again.Our Christmas decorations are aging since most of them have been around since we got married (almost 10 years ago!), and several were around before that. They are looking a bit worn now. By … [Read more...]
I get asked all the time how I get it all done.My friends ask. My homeschool mentoring clients ask. My email subscribers ask. Everyone wants to know how you can work at home, keep house, and homeschool and get it all done.Y'all, you can't. At least I can't.BUT . . .There are imperative tools that a mom must have in order to … [Read more...]
We love using natural products in our home, especially due to allergies and asthma. Our cleaning and laundry products are all chosen carefully. We have been able to help Mr. T and Mr. F with a lot of their challenges through diet. I believe in natural living as a means to better health. We do utilize medication when it's needed, but try to avoid it … [Read more...]
Have you received a handwritten note recently? The art of a beautiful handwritten card seems to be slowly fading into an era gone by. We are working on handwriting and keeping that art alive both in our homeschool and I am working to keep it alive in my own mom life of hustle, bustle, and business.Receiving a handwritten note is a beautiful … [Read more...]
So you've decided to homeschool!Are you nervous? Overwhelmed? Just plain scared? It's totally normal and Yes, you can!!! Homeschooling is just an extension of parenting. You teach your children everyday. They learn values, behaviors, attitudes, faith, and life skills from you whether you homeschool or not. And that is really the scary part (if … [Read more...]
The Tired Homeschool Mom-Gut Connection Your gut is very important to your overall health. The standard American diet, also know as SAD, is full of things that tear that gut to pieces. Stress compromises your immune system, cortisol spikes leave you with adrenal fatigue, and chasing toddlers/teaching math/navigating social media with a teen all … [Read more...]
My boys love all things having to do with Knights, battles, honor, and chivalry. I think all young boys are enamored with knights at some point. Have you ever wanted to use that to your advantage while working on character training?In an age when respect and honor seem like distant and antiquated relics, how can we equip boys to pursue … [Read more...]