A Day in My Life

mom and boys on slide

Somedays, I feel like the old lady in the grocery store. You know the one. The one who tells you to enjoy these days because they will soon be gone. I know, I know. When you’re in the thick of child-rearing, baby-wearing, diaper-changing, nose-wiping, it’s hard to imagine looking back on these moments or days […]

Hit the Road with Great Listening

jim weiss on iphone

Hit the road with a supply of audio books to listen together as a family. It will be a fun way to spend your time as a “captive audience”. The following content is brought to you, in part, by Greathall Productions: Are you hitting the road this week? Before you head out of Dodge, I […]

Simplify Your School Daze

I’m over at Simple Homeschool sharing tips on how to simplify schooling at the holidays. From the post, I well remember my public school days near the holidays. They were chock full of rehearsals for the Christmas play, extended art sessions as we finished up crafts that would be gifts for our parents, and a […]

What Our School Looks Like

school shelf

A round-up of homeschool curriculum choices. We are currently a few weeks into the school year. We’re just starting to get into a groove. Thankfully, that groove is making its mark now before we add hockeyx3 and sciencex2 into the mix. Oy! I confess, I had to create an hour-by-hour schedule for the school day […]

Win a Student Writing Intensive from IEW


Win a Student Writing Intensive from IEW. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: jeepmama258@, sflakey@This summer I spent some time breaking down our homeschool curriculum choices. A few weeks ago, I mentioned The Writing Man. That is how Andrew Pudewa, founder of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, is known at our house. My […]

Win a Set of Traditional Logic from Memoria Press


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: ariannamconti@ In the early years of my homeschooling, I had all the best intentions to cover every topic under the sun and make sure that my kids were prepared for everything. Then reality set in. It just wasn’t possible for me to do everything I wanted […]

Learning Foreign Languages with Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone French

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER, dianahartman91@ Earlier today I talked about my experience learning and teaching a foreign language. Though I’m a little rusty in my francais, I still love the language and am excited to share that with my kids. One might think that with my past experience in learning […]

Tips for Teaching Foreign Languages to Kids

French book

The knowledge of a second language is a great gift to give to our children. Here’s one approach to teaching foreign languages to kids. About 25 years ago this month, I walked into my new high school to register for my freshman classes. I carried a heavy burden — at least for a suburban ninth […]