Year-Round Home School & Our Summer Session

Year-Round School and Our Summer Session - Homeschool doesn

Homeschool doesn’t have to fit a traditional schedule. We’re schooling year-round with a summer session. We’ve just completed our 12th year of homeschooling. That is pretty remarkable to me. I’m pleased to say the experiment is working. Yet, a successful homeschool doesn’t just happen. It takes a lot of worry, wasting of money, and freaking […]

My Aunt Cass, Wonder Woman

My Aunt Cass, Wonder Woman

The following post is sponsored by Hallmark: Disclosure: I have been compensated for my time spent writing. I have also been sent free product samples. All opinions are my own. Before there was the internet, there was mail. Sigh. I love mail. As a child I would stand by the window watching for the mail […]

Our Summer School: Getting Out and About

Our Summer School: Getting Out and About - Make weekly outings a learning experience.

Make weekly outings a summer learning experience. Last year I had great big dreams for a summer school that was lively and unique. We were going to read great literature, get ahead with math, learn filmmaking and cooking and basically expand our horizons beyond our wildest dreams. Bwahaha. Can you hear me knock over end […]

Things I Know About Our Homeschool

Things I Know About Our Homeschool - Curious about homeschooling? This is where I am today, 42-year old me with six kids, a writing career, and a homeschool.

Curious about homeschooling? This is where I am today, 42-year old me with six kids, a writing career, and a homeschool. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly […]

30 Summer Activities to Promote Kindergarten Readiness

30 Summer Activities to Promote Kindergarten Readiness

Do you have a child heading off to Kindergarten this fall? Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh has some fantastic and fun tips for encouraging kindergarten readiness this summer. This fall, I will send my third child off to kindergarten. This is not my first time down this road, obviously, but I still learn new […]

A Guide to Curing Thank You Note Writer’s Block

A Guide to "Thank You Note" Writer

Cat got your tongue when it comes to writing thank you notes? Here are some ideas to help you say thanks in a real and honest way. This post is sponsored by Hallmark. All opinions are my own. The end of the year is a great time to say thanks. Whether you homeschool or send […]

It’s Here! Get On the Road to Joyful Motherhood!

On the Road to Joyful Motherhood is a compilation of 31 devotions to help you enjoy this ride. They are ideas I

If you receive the seasonal newsletter, you already know this. If not, here we are: A fun, little devotional to help you enjoy this life as MOM. (Be sure to open the newsletter for a fun little coupon.) It’s not all rainbows and pixie dust at my house, and I bet it isn’t at yours, […]

End of the School Year Decisions

End of the school year decisions that public and private school parents need to be considering.

Note from Jessica: As you know I teach our kids at home. Our year is winding to an end, and I’m starting to think of next year. The same is true for my friend JessieLeigh, only in a different way, since her kids attend a local public school. Today JessieLeigh shares the end of the […]