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With summer fast approaching, it is time to start thinking of how we can make memories with our kiddos. As the mother to a high schooler – I am quickly learning that my summers with them are limited! I want to make sure that I am having fun with my kids, and being present with […]

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Obedience is Love

As a young child, I struggled to please people. I wanted people to like me, and to accept me. I was picked on and bullied quite a bit in school. So, I really tried to please people. Thankfully, I didn’t try to please the crowd. However, I took my people pleasing personality and moved it […]

Redeem some time with your children this summer and make it a point to help cultivate strong, Biblical character!

Cultivate Character This Summer

As the breeze changes from crisp to warm, children will be spending more time at home and with the family. The average student (who is not homeschooled) spends approximately 943 hours in the school setting a year. That is far more hours than they spend in church or Sunday School, where a lot of parents […]

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Digital Homeschool Hoarder

Confession. I have become a digital homeschool curriculum hoarder! I had barely gotten my feet wet in the homeschool world when I found out how much I love digital curriculum! Not just love it a little bit- but love it a lot. Confession. I am old school when it comes to learning. I love nothing […]

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Our Homeschool Curriculum 2016-2017 (3rd & 7th Grade)

As we wrap up the official year of homeschooling, I am already thinking about next year. I love researching the great curriculum that is out there for us to use! I might be a little bit of a curriculum junkie – which often makes it hard to pick just one thing! Our Homeschool Method/Approach I […]

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Wisdom for Living Well This Summer

Summer is right around the corner. In the next few weeks, kids will get out of school, graduations will happen, the sun will get hotter and the days will be long. I am looking forward to memories with my children, friends visiting from out of state, traveling with our family, long days at the pool, […]

Math almost ruined my homeschool. Yet, God had something He wanted to teach me in the process- and it was about way more than numbers!

Math Almost Ruined My Homeschool

She was in tears. We had been sitting at the table for what seemed like hours- really it had only been about 45 minutes. Yet, here she was, her blue eyes filled with tears. My patience was gone – and I was choking back tears too. I thought I was going to be great at […]

Are you unsure where to start with your homeschool curriculum for next school year? I am going to show you were I am getting started at!

Homeschool Curriculum 101

When I first started homeschooling, I was really worried about planning. As a former teacher at a school, you would think lesson and curriculum planning would be easy! I thought it would be too. I even spent a few years as a curriculum director – in which I helped others implement a curriculum. Even though […]

Homeschooling moms need encouragement- for their hearts and their souls. We need reminded why we are doing this and that are calling is from God.

7 Verses to Encourage the Heart of a Homeschooling Mom

Homeschooling is hard. I don’t think anyone- even those who don’t homeschool – would argue that. It isn’t what a lot of people think it is. We don’t just sit at home in our pj’s watching educational television and hope for the best. No, there are days that we cry- me and my child. There […]

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10 Must Have Homeschooling Favorites

Really, there are not a lot of things you have to have to homeschool. If you are reading this post right now- you have all you need. Someone with the ability to read, and a source to get information! After that, everything else is frosting on the cake! However, there are a few things that […]

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GIVEAWAY OF OVER $3,000 worth of Homeschool Curriculum

Are you wanting to homeschool – but don’t think you can afford it! I was in the same boat as you. Yet, this amazing bundle sale helped me realize I could get some of the best homeschool curriculum, but some of the best creators- and not break the bank! This year, they are giving away […]

A previous teacher homeschooling. That leads to a lot of misconeptions - for both the new homeschool mom and others looking in. Lets take a look

Confessions of a Teacher Turned Homeschool Mom

Yes, you read that title right. I have a huge confession to make. I am a former teacher turned homeschool mom. There are a lot of misconceptions about those of us who are former teachers who homeschool. There are some truths in some of the thoughts as well. Yet, there are some things I would […]

We live in a broken world. You don't have to look far to see that. Things like cancer, child abuse, neglect, famine, disease- our world is groaning from the decades upon decades of sin that has lived in it. Yet, it is where we have to live. We can't move on to heaven until either Jesus returns or God calls us home. How do we live in our world when the land around us is wicked?

Wickedness or Obedience

We live in a broken world. You don’t have to look far to see that wickedness is everywhere. ¬†Things like cancer, child abuse, neglect, famine, disease- our world is groaning from the decades upon decades of sin that has lived in it. Yet, it is where we have to live. We can’t move on to […]

Grief isn't easy - no matter what is left on your plate during the process. Homeschooling through grief isn't easy either- but I am sharing 4 tips to help!

Homeschooling Through Grief

Grief isn’t easy ¬†– no matter what is left on your plate during the process. A job, household responsibilities, being a wife, being a mom. Sometimes just breathing is hard. I have been in all of those places this week. Yet, one thing I have never experienced before was homeschooling through grief. It is hard […]

Mother's Day isn't easy for some. Today, I share my story of how I am redeeming Mother's Day - and choosing to let my heart beat again after loss.

Redeeming Mother’s Day

I wanted to throw the phone. I wanted to scream, and I wanted to lay down on the ground, right there in K*Mart and throw a 2 year old type tantrum. The phone call was suppose to bring tears. Happy tears. Tears of rejoicing that we were going to get our baby girl. Instead, all […]

It is so important to hide God's Word in our hearts- and this memory challenge will be helpful for the whole family!

May Family Scripture Memory Challenge: The Proverbs 31 Woman

I hope that you are enjoying these memory verse challenges as much as I am! I love sitting down as part of our homeschool day (or family discipleship time!) and memorizing God’s Word as a family! We are hiding so much truth in our hearts – and God’s Word does not return void! This is […]