Our Homeschool Curriculum for grades 12, 10, 8, 6, & 4

There is a veritable cornucopia of homeschool curriculum available, so much more than when I started this journey 16 years ago. Here’s what we’re using this year. Can you believe that this is my 16th year of homeschooling? I’ve only got 9 more to go! It’s practically the home stretch. 😉 Seriously, this has been […]

Get this FREE Back-to-School Printable Pack

Are you ready to go back to school? Ready to pack lunches, check homework, and be a responsible parent? Yep, it’s that time of year. School is gearing back up for the year along with opportunities for growth for ALL OF US. Get this FREE Back-to-School Printable Pack Take things a little easier this year by […]

We Win or We Learn, That’s How We Play the Game

Life is full of mistakes to be made, but that doesn’t mean we lose. In our family, we win or we learn. That’s how we play the game. I wish that I could bottle up all the things I’ve learned in the last 45 years and hop into a time machine. I’d transport myself back […]

Getting Ready for the Week Ahead

Planning for the week ahead, rather than letting it happen to you, can help you make the most of all the great things in your life. I don’t know about you, but my brain works in weeklong timeframes. Those are the chunks of time that my mind operates in. On Sunday I feel like I […]

Five Favorite Things to Make Me Feel Better

Illness got you down? Looking to feel better? Today’s Five Favorite Things are those that help me feel better and stay feeling well. Nothing I say in this post should be construed as medical advice. Please talk to your physician. At this moment a week ago I was on a plane to Minnesota. Since then […]

Five Favorite Things for Being Healthy

We each get only one body in this lifetime, so it’s in our best interests to take care of them. Here are some of my favorite things for being healthy. Five favorite things is a game I created several years ago to play with my littles at bedtime. We lie in the dark and I ask […]

Crockpot Parenting is a No-Go

It’s easy to fall into a trap that we can automate all the things in our lives as moms, but the thing we can’t set and forget is parenting. My life as mom has often felt like a game of spinning plates. There is so much to do in a day or a week; get […]

The Afternoon High Five

Do you have an afternoon routine for your family to wind down from school and work? Give them an afternoon high five to make it easy. What do your kids do when school’s done for the day? Is it a free-for all? Do folks scatter for their rooms and individual devices? Or do you have […]