5 Tips for Successful Shopping on eBay

Do you consider yourself a bargain shopper? Or maybe you aspire to be one. Long before our family size exceeded the American average, I was always looking for bargains as I desired to steward our family's resources well.   About 10 years ago; out of curiosity and the raving of a … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Homeschool Mom: 12 Lessons I’ve Learned

Our family started homeschooling 11 years ago.  And while our children have certainly learned many valuable lessons. So have I. Here they are in no particular order:    1.Homeschooling is more about character development than academics. We all learn academically (and I relearn many … [Read more...]

Having a baby? 10 Essentials to pack in your Hospital Bag

Well, at the time of writing this article I am 8 days away from my due date!   This post contains affiliate links And I had certainly hoped to share our happy news with you before now. But, alas between homeschooling (and graduating another child), morning sickness and my … [Read more...]

5 Alternatives to Homeschool Conventions

It's that time again.... homeschool convention time!     Now, before I talk about the five alternatives to homeschool conventions; I have a confession to make. I've never in my 11 years of homeschooling attended a convention! Not because I haven't had a desire, there … [Read more...]

Mr. T’s Birth Story

**I originally published this back in May, but I've rewritten it since then. I felt like it was a filled with facts about his birth but lacking the feelings I experienced during an emotional time. So, thank you for taking the time to read it again.*   Since Mr. T is almost 2 years old, … [Read more...]

Introducing Mr. T

  Well, it's high time for me to introduce the youngest member of our family to you before I share some other exciting news. In another post of course, I'll try not to keep you waiting too long! Introducing Mr. T, isn't he just adorable?! As some of you might remember I took … [Read more...]

What Does the Bible Say About Parenting? Book Review and Giveaway

On my wedding day, I married my best friend, who also happened to be a widower and father of two young children.   Just days before the ceremony, my mother posed this question, "Tiffany, what are you going to do with two children?" My response, written in the Hall-of-Fame of Dumbest … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday: Dust off Your Dreams

Years ago, I remember telling an older mother of many that I was going to write down my aspirations that I hoped to accomplish as my children grew up and eventually leave the nest.  Her response, "Don't do it." Our conversation was interrupted and I never took the opportunity to get clarity … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday: Giving the Gift of Time

This weekend at a homeschool mom's retreat, I reconnected with a woman whom I met 2 years ago.  During the course of the conversation she thanked me for taking the time to help her as she was gathering information about homeschooling through high school for her then 7th grader. "I just needed … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday: Mary, Martha, & Me

Hello friends! I want to apologize for not posting this on Monday.  I had a severe case of project mismanagement and this blog post got pushed to the bottom of my list two weeks in a row! I'm so thankful for your understanding. It's a good thing motivation is helpful no matter what day of the week … [Read more...]