Handmade with Love – The Super Bundle

Handmade with Love – The Super Bundle Snow’s about ready to fall in the Northern hemisphere, and what will you be doing when it does? Sitting by a crackling fire… Hot cup of tea nearby… Soft yarn and smooth needles in your lap… Sounds like you’re ready for colder weather :). If you’ve been on the run all summer and fall, it’s about time for your schedule to slow down just a bit… which means you’ll be reaching for your {Read More}

Tater Tot Tuesday – Letter Ee

Tater Tot Tuesday – Letter Ee I finally have an all new Letter of the week for you – Letter Ee Learning Pack! Teachers Notebook Teachers Pay Teachers February’s {NEW} Subscribers Freebie All you need to do is subscribe to Homeschoolin’ Mama here and you will receive your ABC Cards & Wall Decor at the bottom of each new blog post email update! Subscribe to the Homeschoolin’ Mama Mailing List I pray you have a wonderful week with your Tater {Read More}

Subscribers Only – New {FREE} Learning Pack

Subscribers Only – New {FREE} Learning Pack I know… I know!  It’s been forever!  Life has been crazy and the school year began and … Well, you know.  You’re all homeschool mama’s too!  I’m entering back into my online life once again and as a thank you for sticking with me I wanted to offer all of my subscribers a totally {free} download! This year my little Boo is officially starting her Tater Tot School.  We will be working our {Read More}

Becoming an Intentional Homeschoolin’ Mama – Teaching & Support

Well obviously we are all teaching our children being that we are Homeschoolin’ Mama’s.  But are we truly being intentional about teaching our kiddos?  Or are we just going through the motions? I will admit that I have those days where I know that I am just going through the motions.  I’m sure we all do.  You know – your sick, having just the worst day ever and all you’re thinking is “Let’s just get this done!“ I look at {Read More}

Becoming an Intentional Homeschoolin Mama – Planning

Planning This just might be my all time favorite thing to do – planning!!!  Getting out all those pens, calendars, schedules and planning your day, month and year!  Woo Hoo!  Now that is an awesome time to me!  But some times the follow through is not as exciting to me.  So here are a few tools I use to keep me FOCUSED on my plans! Planning Your Homeschool Day I use a combination of things to schedule our homeschool days {Read More}

My One Word For 2013…

The past seven years have been kind of a blur for me.  We had our first child, lived in 6 different states, began homeschooling, had a miscarriage and finally added another sweet girl to our family – just to name a few.  To say we have had our fare share of ups and downs, highs and lows doesn’t do it justice.  But it’s most accurate to say that it is all a blur to me at this point. This year {Read More}

Koons Family Butterballs {So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler?}

There is one recipe in my family that makes it Christmas.  One recipe that if you didn’t make it you may have a riot on your hands.  In our family it is my Grandma Koons’ Butterball recipe!  Some may call them snowballs but my Grandmother always called them Butterballs (because half of the ingredients is butter). My Grandmother (Gram-Cracker) and I were very close.  She was hysterical, loving and tough lady – and I am proud to say I’m her {Read More}

Raising Proverbs 31 Women – Her Behavior

Today we will be looking at her character. What was her nature or qualities like? What behavior should we be teaching our daughters to strive for? What was the reputation of the Proverbs 31 Woman? Proverbs 31:25-27{ESV} Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.  She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.  She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the {Read More}

Raising Proverbs 31 Women: Being Organized and Prepared

We are continuing our look at the excellent wife’s behavior.   What did she do that made her so wonderful?   What actions should we be teaching our daughters to strive for?   What was important to the Proverbs 31 Woman? Proverbs 31:21-22{ESV} She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.  She makes bed covering for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.  Her Behavior {Biblical Times} She is one {Read More}

Blessings Come in Strange Packages

Blessings Come in Strange Packages Almost six years ago my family and I started, what we we now call, our East Coast Tour.  We hit some very difficult financial times because of jobs (or lack of) for my husband.  My husband and I were both born and raised in Ohio and I had finally given birth to our first child (after 10 years of marriage).  Both of us couldn’t be more excited about me staying home to raise our first {Read More}