How We Do School: A Guest Post from JessieLeigh

Today’s post is brought to you by my twin, JessieLeigh. Well, we’re not really related. At least we don’t think we are. But, JessieLeigh and I have some uncanny resemblances. We are both named Jessica, obviously. But, we were also both French majors, lived abroad, love froofy food, and our dads are both of Norwegian […]

How We Do School

I grew up in a family of educators. Both my parents as well as close family friends and several aunts, uncles, and cousins were public school teachers. Lesson plan, students, and attendance were words I understood at a very young age. I knew the inside of a classroom before I took my first steps. I […]

7 Ways to Encourage Your Children to Read

Photo Source: Cristina Thornburg FishPapa and I are major bookworms. For years we lived without TV or VCR because we so much preferred reading. Our date nights were often spent browsing through Borders or talking about the books we were reading. He prefers theology and I prefer novels, so we’re good foils for one another. […]

Save Money with The Total Money Makeover

  The Debt-Free Cake This past month has been a busy one for me with travelling, house guests, and a generally busy family life. I read only one complete book over the last five weeks, but it was a good one: The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. I first read and reviewed this book […]

What Kind of School Do You Do?

Photo source: In Awe of God’s Creations So, I’m curious. I teach my children at home. But, there are many of you out there you have chosen different options for your child’s education. Would you mind sharing with me? One of my goals for the year is to make this site a place where moms […]

4 Books That Teach

We are book fiends at our house. My dad used to complain that I always had my “nose in a book.” Thankfully, my kids are no different. They all love to read. Little Man (FishBoy5) is just starting to read and you wouldn’t believe how happy he is to tell someone that he read a […]

Homeschool Help: Managing Multiple Schedules

While I’m busily uppacking my homeschool, I’ve turned to Connie from Smockity Frocks to share how she manages the fine art of teaching many children at once. Her posts have made me laugh, so hop on over and browse her archives if you’re in need of a chuckle. Managing multiple homeschool schedules can be tricky […]

Embracing The Preschool Years

Yesterday as my two-year old, soaking wet and clad in a soggy swim diaper, climbed into my fully-dressed lap, I reflected on the brevity of this season. While spending a few moments in damp shorts may seem like an inconvenience, it is a fleeting one. Judah will not always want to climb into my lap […]