Motivation Monday: See the Beauty

  "We're going to see the beauty," my then six year old daughter stated before our family headed out to do some sight seeing.  Not exactly a statement I would associate with sight seeing, especially from a six year old! Yet, our lives are like this.  We have an opportunity to see the … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday: What’s Your Focus

Hey there! Welcome to what I hope will be a weekly snippet of encouragement to kick off the week.   "Finally, be someone who finds a way instead of an excuse."- Neil Anderson This quote hit me right between the eyes last night, and it's causing me to take an honest look at the core … [Read more...]

Why I Took an Unplanned Hiatus (Part 2)

Today's post is a continuation of my last post. If you missed it click HERE Off to the ER, not the typical destination for a woman who just found out she's pregnant.  But this was no typical pregnancy.  You see, after the birth of our now three year old, Mr. Curiosity, I opted to use an … [Read more...]

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...]