Teach Your Kids How to Have a Quiet Time

Today I am over at the Teach Them Diligently Blog talking about teaching your kids how to have a quiet time.  Head on over there to read the whole post….   About a year and a half ago I began to think about what a huge blessing it would be to my kids if I taught them how to have a quiet time.  What does that mean?  What does it look like?  How do you do it?   ….To read this {Read More}

FREE New Ebook ~ 31 Days of Encouragement for the Homeschool Mom

Are you a homeschool mom in need of a little encouragement on your journey?  Or do you know someone who is? I am thrilled to share this wonderfully encouraging new resource with you!  Candace from His Mercy is New along with the help of Amanda Pelser  compiled 31 encouraging and inspiring articles from several Teach Them Diligently bloggers – and the result…this amazing new ebook created to encourage the hearts of homeschool moms. I am humbled and grateful to play a small {Read More}

Homeschooling Through Life’s Curveballs

How do you homeschool when life throws you a curveball? So far, during our homeschool journey, we’ve gone through about 3 good, solid years of some pretty big life stuff. God used those years of homeschooling  to ingrain in me the great need for flexibility in homeschooling. We homeschool at home, while living our everyday, ordinary life.  Difficulties happen. We go through unforeseen hardships, pain, suffering, grief, anxiety, stress, emergencies – you name it.  Living in a fallen world these {Read More}

What Do Your Kids Think About This Past Homeschool Year?

Today, I am blogging over at the Teach Them Diligently blog. Head on over there to read the rest of this post!   When it comes time to evaluate the past school year and decide what you will do for the next one, what do you do? Pray and seek God’s direction? Do the same thing as last year? Re-evaluate, and go in a new direction? Change a few things here and there? Go with what looks pretty, fun, affordable, {Read More}

Weekly Wrap-Up {6/30/13-7/6/13}

In my life this week… The week started off with a visit to Care Now for our daughter.  Her fever was getting worse, and she was having horrible ear pain.  That was followed up by a visit to her pediatrician the next day.  Turned out to be a severe swimmers ear infection.  (She hasn’t even been swimming – go figure) Poor girl.  It was a rough 4 days or so, but she is doing much better now. Thankfully she was {Read More}

Our 2013-2014 Homeschool Curriculum

{Post contains affiliate links.  See full disclosure here.} It’s hard to believe we are coming to the close of another homeschool year.  As I’ve mentioned before, we school year round.  The kids will soon be finishing their 2nd & 5th grade years, and jumping right into their 3rd & 6th grade years.  I have homeschooled my kids since the beginning of their education.   We are now heading into our 7th official year of homeschooling.  Unbelievable! The start of a {Read More}

Weekly Wrap-Up {6/23/13 – 6/29/13}

{Post may contain affiliate links. See full disclosure here} In my life this week… This week was a busy blogging week.  I have really enjoyed getting back to blogging, and working on changing things up around here.  I have been trying to make the site more user friendly, while also, sprucing up the look a bit.  I purchased some of the cute new things you are seeing from the etsy shop Le Charmed Boutique.  She did an awesome job, and {Read More}

What Can You Expect From a Teach Them Diligently Marketplace Event?

{This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you for supporting this blog.  Read full disclosure here.}   Imagine a convention center full of like-minded homeschoolers, encouraging speakers, discount curriculum and qualified specialists to help equip you for your homeschool journey… It’s not too good to be true! Teach Them Diligently is bringing a unique homeschool experience to 7 more locations this summer! The Teach Them Diligently Marketplace is an inspirational new one day event affirming and inspiring homeschooling families in God’s {Read More}

How to Stay Encouraged While Homeschooling

{This post contains affiliate links.  See my full disclosure here} So, you are called to homeschool.  You jump in with both feet (or maybe you feel like you’ve been drug in kicking and screaming).  Either way, your trucking along on this homeschool journey, and then BAM!  You hit the inevitable wall of discouragement, frustration, fear, feeling like a failure, or maybe just wanting to give up. What do you do in those moments?  How do you guard your heart and {Read More}

What God Taught Me at the Teach Them Diligently Convention

(This post contains some affiliate links)   We arrived home Sunday evening from the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Omaha.  I can’t even begin to tell you how awesome this convention was for our family. Our whole family was able to go, which was so wonderful for us all to spend this time together.  We road tripped up there & enjoyed staying in downtown Omaha, which was a really nice area.  The Lord was gracious in helping Felicity to do really {Read More}

Study the States – Road Trip Notebook

We just returned from one road trip, and are getting ready to hit the road again for the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Omaha! It was a little last minute, but a few days before we left for our Florida road trip, I threw together a couple of Road Trip Notebooks for the kids.  A little something to use for learning about each state we travel in.   They were to study the state while we were in it, collect {Read More}

A Fun Field Trip & Meeting New Friends

So, last week we had a fun day of meeting some fellow-homeschooling instagram friends IRL! SUPER FUN! It was so much fun to get together with several other homeschool moms and kids in our area, that we had never met before, and just hang out, have fun, learn a little, & even enjoy a little picnic lunch. What a blessing! The kids really enjoyed it too. Hopefully we will be doing it again soon!   Our fearless leader was the {Read More}

I Miss Blogging

Life is busy.  Wonderfully busy.  I am enjoying this season, with all of it’s new and exciting changes.  It is so much fun having a baby in our home again.  She is such a joy.  The big kids adore her.  We all adore her.  We lovingly call her our little sunshine.  In fact, I finally decided on a theme for her room.  “Sunshine.”  Slowly, but surely I’m working on creating her sunshine room.  I’ve been collecting some fun ideas on {Read More}

4 Months Old – and a Little Rambling

Life has been extra fun for the past 4 months. I’ve barely blogged since Felicity’s birth. I’m enjoying her SO crazy much! Every time I think about her and how thankful I am for her, an insane amount of joy fills my heart. I can’t even begin to put my thoughts and emotions into words that do them justice. So instead, I enjoy & soak up each sweet, wonderful moment. It still feels like she was just born- but at {Read More}

A Day in the Life of our Homeschool – {*Not* Back-to-School Blog Hop}

    We have entered our 6th year of homeschooling this year.  It took the first 3 years or so to really find my groove and figure out my “style” for what works best for us in homeschooling routines.  I still don’t have it all figured out.   I have found that I am a focused and driven homeschool mom – while also being relaxed & laid back, and not letting disturbances in the plan bother me.  It is a {Read More}