Why I Took an Unplanned Hiatus-Part 1

Hello and Happy New Year readers!  I'd like to start my apologizing for just dropping off the blog scene without sharing what was going on in my life.  I mean I could have at least put something on my Facebook page, right!?   Ten months ago, I received news that changed my life.  This … [Read more...]

Kindergarten at Home: 5 Tips for Teaching Your Little Learner

  Some posts contain affiliate links, see my disclosure You've decided to homeschool your kindergartener (hurray!), but you don't know where to start.  Allow me to share 5 tips as you navigate your homeschool journey. At the time of this article I'm  in my 9th year as a home-educator. … [Read more...]

Got Teens? 3 Be’s to add to Your Parenting Toolbox

Some posts contain affiliate links.   Don't you love it. The well meaning stranger comments on how cute your children are, then proceeds to tell you in almost the same breath to enjoy it while you can because the teenage years are a beast. It took a few times of this playing … [Read more...]

3 Tips to Makeover Your Linen Closet

Ah, with warmer temperatures approaching and the exodus of winter, many of us are starting to fire up our spring cleaning project list.   Some posts contain affiliate links see my disclosure policy   I’ve been tackling our linen closet in phases, and I'm so excited to share it … [Read more...]

2015 Reader Survey

I'm committed to providing quality content to serve your needs and interests.  In order to do that, I need to know more about YOU!     Would you please take a few minutes to complete this 10 question survey? By doing so, you are helping me to better serve you.  I value your … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Pulling Back the Reins in Your Homeschool

For our family, home-education has been a beautiful journey in more ways than just learning itself.  One of my favorite aspects of homeschooling is the opportunity to create an environment where mastery is at the heart of our learning. However, a common issued that we've experience in our own … [Read more...]

Bye Bye Valentine

We celebrated Valentine's Day for the first two years of our marriage.  After that, I went to my husband with an unusual proposal. Let's not do this anymore.   Why? I'm glad you asked. My husband was already leading the way by his expressions of love & appreciation. It would … [Read more...]

Homeschool Outsourcing

So here we are folks.  2015, the year Big Brother  graduates from high school. *Sigh* We've been moving along pretty well this school year in spite of our family relocating over the summer (which cut into my planning time for this school year), and adding Lil' Dozer to our homeschool … [Read more...]

How to eat an Elephant

  After completing extensive work related training in 2013, my husband received a t-shirt that stated "We ate the elephant" and today I'd like to share with you four action points for tackling those elephant sized tasks that you've been putting off because the thought of where or how to … [Read more...]

My Most Important Goal for this Year

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosure There's been a lot of talk around blog land regarding goals & resolutions for the new year. So, today I'd like to share my primary goal for this year, which is to read through the entire Bible, with special … [Read more...]