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 […]

Homeschooling Through the Seasons of Life

I’m over at Simple Homeschool today talking about homeschooling through the seasons of life. From the post, With the coming of fall, we tend toward stories and learning activities about apples and pumpkins. A study of Columbus or the Pilgrims naturally fits well during this time of year. Winter, Spring, Summer, or fall, there’s no […]

Planning the Day

Photo Source: Flik One of the things that has really thrown me for a loop over the last few years is the necessity to implement a daily schedule. You know, an hour by hour schedule. A timetable. A “do-this-at-8-and-do-that-an-hour-later” kind of thing. I do not like “schedules.” I never put my babies “on a schedule.” […]

Managing Library Resources

At any given time in our house we can have at least 100 library resources in our possession. Since our kids are voracious readers, the older ones can easily go through 7 books a week as well as flip through numerous other books for their schoolwork. One hundred books can be quite the load to […]

Schoolhouse Expo Coming Up

As you know, attending a homeschool conference can be extremely helpful to your homeschool – and your sanity as a parent/teacher. But, attending conferences can be a hassle, especially if there’s much travel and childcare involved. Learn Online That’s why the idea of an online expo is so fascinating to me. While it doesn’t have […]