A Good Story: What’s In It for You?

Last week I got a chance to share at Simple Homeschool, discussing our family’s affection for good stories. From the post, Developing a love of books is one of the most important parts of our homeschool. Not only is it academically sound, but it is also a way of nurturing my children, of creating a […]

Prioritizing in a Large Homeschool

Once a month I get the privilege of publishing an article at Simple Homeschool. Since homeschooling takes up a huge percentage of my life, it’s been so good to get me thinking about the whys and wherefores of teaching my children at home. Today I address methods of prioritizing in a large family homeschool. From […]

Making the Most of Your Homeschool: Old Schoolhouse Expo

This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And for my family and a lot of you, homeschooling is a major part of our lives. A high school English teacher by training, I became a home educator nine years ago. It […]

A Day in My Life as a Homeschool Mom

I love it that I get to write for Simple Homeschool. It gets me thinking and writing about things that I might not otherwise explore. This month we’re sharing our “day in the life.” Today you can read what a typical day is like at our house. Hold onto your hats! From the post, When […]

Lunar Eclipse Tonight!

Photo source This year our little homeschool is studying Astronomy. It’s the kind of Astronomy I wish had been the basis of the Astro 1 class I took in college. No one told me it was astrophysics! Booooorrrrring! No, this astronomy is learning about the planets and constellations and how things work up in space. […]

5 Educational Gift Ideas for Children

Gift giving is a tricky thing. We want to bless our kids and buy them gifts they like, but we want to encourage healthy pursuits as well. Sometimes those two don’t always agree. But, I’m convinced that a good gift is good for the recipient, challenges the mind, and encourages the child. Gifts that Teach […]

Wow! Stunned…. Will You Vote for Me?

Last year, I was honored with the Best Live What You Believe Blog Award from the Homeschool Blog Awards. Thank you once again to those who voted for LifeasMOM last year. Tonight, I found out that I’ve been nominated again — for five awards! While a single blog can only win one award, it’s an […]

Free Printables for Kids (Frugal Friday)

My kids love to color – even FishBaby FishChick2. And while we do have a huge bucket full of bargain coloring books and a few of the nicer Dover historical coloring books, many of the crew still get pretty jazzed about printable coloring pages. Maybe because it’s new and different? I love printable coloring pages […]