Working From Home

Working From Home When I first became a Mom I was so excited (and a little nervous) to stay home and raise my daughter.  I didn’t want to send her off to daycare and just see her in the evenings and weekends.  I was also fortunate enough to have a husband completely on board with it and able to support us on his salary alone.  Not everyone is this fortune and I do count that as a major blessing in {Read More}

Just a Stay at Home Mom

Just a Stay at Home Mom “I’m not raising my daughter to be lazy.  She is going to be motivated.  She is going to go to college.  She is NOT going to be just some stay at home mom who is totally dependent on her man.  She’s going to be strong.  She’s going to be like ME!” These were literally the words that a friend of mine (a woman I have been friends with for the past 3 years) said {Read More}

Mama Sets The Tone

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Mama Sets The Tone We all do it.  Wake up in a bad mood.  One thing goes wrong (or maybe it’s the twentieth thing that day) and our attitude is shot.  We snap.  Our husbands never see it coming.  Our poor kiddos have a Mom who snaps at them. Have you ever noticed how the attitude of your home changes?  Have you noticed it tends to change with your attitude? It does.  Trust me. {Read More}

Back At It Again!

The links in this post contains affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Back At It Again! It’s early Monday morning.  I just finished my workout and Bible Study.  The girls are still in bed.  The house is quiet and I am giddy.  I’m giddy with the excitement of a new school year starting today!  Today we begin 5th Grade and Kindergarten.  Today I have the privilege of {Read More}

Why We Homeschool

  Why We Homeschool As homeschoolers we tend to get a lot of questions when a person realizes we’re homeschooling.  One of the number one questions I get is: Why?  Why would you choose to stay home with your kids all day and teach them? This is only second to: How long are you going to keep homeschooling? So I thought I would share our families top 5 reasons we homeschool: Personalized Education: When you are in school, whether public {Read More}

Organizing The New School Year – Prepping The Kiddos

The links in this post contains affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Organizing The New School Year Prepping The Kiddos   So far in this series we’ve covered: A Year In Review:  I always begin by reviewing the year we just finished. Choosing Curriculum:  Once you know what you all liked and didn’t like last year, you can then move on to the new stuff. Letters Of {Read More}

Monthly/Quarterly/Annually Cleaning Checklist

Monthly/Quarterly/Annually Cleaning Checklist Last week I shared with you my newest Weekly Cleaning Checklist (of course I had a free printable for you). Today I’m sharing my Monthly/Quarterly/Annually Cleaning Checklist with you.  These are things that I add into my cleaning time when appropriate.  I keep these checklists handy because let’s face it – I have “Mom Brain”.  I doubt any of these things would ever get done without an actual checklist for me. Monthly Checklists Clean/Change Out HVAC Filter Clean {Read More}

Don’t Rely on Your Feelings

Don’t Rely on Your Feelings We all go through times in our life where we feel like life is totally taking over.  We feel like we can’t do it any longer – be the mom our kiddos need us to be, the wife our husband need and keep the house and homeschool in the order it needs to be. This is why I haven’t been blogging for the last couple of months.  Because I have been feeling like I was {Read More}

10 Things I’ve Learned About Myself Through Homeschooling Girls

10 Things I’ve Learned About Myself While Homeschooling Girls For the next 10 Tuesday I am joining my friends and fellow bloggers in the iHomeschool Network 10 in 10 Series – Top 10 Lists!  Each week we will be covering one topic and sharing our top 10 answers.  Check out each of the iHomeschool Network bloggers on the 10 in 10 Series page.  This post does include some affiliate links.  I thank you for your continued support of our homeschool. {Read More}

Mom, Are You Missing From The Schedule?

Mom, Are You Missing From The Schedule? You make time for math and language arts and science and history and field trips and housekeeping and meal making and your husband and your church and your business and your neighbors…but what about you? Do you regularly take time to rest and indulge your own interests and passions? If not, you aren’t just hurting yourself. Confessions of a Selfish Mom I’ve regularly taken time to play tennis, scrapbook, write, travel to speak {Read More}