Planning for Homeschool Success

I’m over at Simple Homeschool today sharing some of my strategies for homeschool success. From the post, I’ve been “going back to school” for almost 35 years now. That’s crazy! And while I’m no longer a registered student anywhere, I continue to learn. Thank the Lord. As a mom teaching her kids at home, one […]

FREE Back to School Resources

As school time approaches at our house, I’ve been sorting through our school stuff and discarding what we won’t need anymore. I’m also in the process of gathering supplies for the year. Whatever did we do before the internet? It’s been so much easier to do a quick search than to scrounge my way through […]

Making a Smooth Back to School Transition

This past week, I’ve been actively getting ready for the transition back to school daze days. Since I’ll be teaching five grade levels this year, I’m taking a few extra days of “vacation” to prepare. Preparation is key! Currently, as I type, the house is in varying degrees of “shambles.” My staging for life projects have included […]

Finding Balance, Routine, and a Smoother School Year – A Guest Post

Photo Source: Pink Sherbet Photography – A Guest Post from Kelly – It happens everyday at the same time… The kids come piling in from school. There are book bags strewn here and there, crumpled papers tossed on the kitchen island and artistic fingerprint paintings are shoved in my direction for Mom’s loving approval. Have […]

Back to School Inspiration from Around the Web

In case, you don’t go surfing where I do, check out these posts to help your Back to School season go well: 8 Back to School Breakfast Ideas and Recipes – delicious inspiration from Simple Bites. The Secret to Success: Teach Your Children to Fish – wisdom from FiveJs. Our Homeschool – a large family […]

Balancing Academics and Character

Raising children is a long mountain to climb. There are bumps and turns and sheer drop-offs along the way. As a homeschool mom, trying to give my children a solid academic foundation, I find that character development is the necessary partner to academics. Just as we can’t climb a hill without a few challenges in […]

6 Simple Ways to Exercise as a Family & Help Get Kids Fit

Photo Source: Mike Baird I have never been very good at playing sports. Well, actually, I was so worried about making a fool of myself, I never really tried. In fact, as a child I would fake a tummy ache in school so that I could avoid PE. It worked the first day out of […]

5 Ways to Be Generous with School Supplies

Now is the perfect time to stock up on school supplies. Not only can your own children put them to good use, but you can use them for other things, like cool journals like my sister made. Last year I shared 7 Creative Uses for School Supplies. But there are even more things you can […]