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How We Are Preparing Our Homeschooled Kids for College

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As we near the end of our first 13 years of homeschooling, we get ready to launch one child into college. Here’s what we’ve done to prepare.

Don’t Be Afraid to Travel with Children

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Don’t be afraid to travel with children! It can be a wonderful experience for the whole family. Use these tips to make it fun. The following is written by Amy Gross of Mom’s Toolbox: You will probably experience a diaper blowout at some point in your life as mom. Babies cry. Kids whine. And things get lost. […]

Video Games Are Not the Devil

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Video games get a bad rap, to the point that moms think their children should never play them. I’m going on record to say: Video games are not the devil. It took me a long time to learn this lesson, but here I am, going on record: Video games aren’t all bad, and I’m okay […]

Reader Q&A: Military Career? Yay or Nay?

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This week’s Q&A involves questions about careers in the military. What do you think about it? What advice can you give to a young person’s aspirations?

Do They Know You Love Your Life?

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Do your kids know that you love your life, specifically your life with them? Sometime in the last week my eldest son, almost 17, said, “You always seem sad and depressed these days.” He said this with a little sadness in his own voice. It was just the two of us in the kitchen, early […]

Enjoying the Ages and Stages

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These are my “littles”. As you may know, I have six children. Currently, they are divided into “the big boys” and “the littles”. Of course there are other ways to group them: the boys and the girls or the big boys, the middles, and the girls. But, these days for most experiences, their interests seem […]

Kids Can Clean the Bathrooms (with FREE printable checklists)

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Once upon a time, I did the bulk of the housekeeping on my own. Today, my kids help share the load. I’m both humbled and amazed at where we are today. (Hang in there, mamas of little ones, your time will come!) Now with children aged 16, 12, 11, 9, 6, and 4, I have […]

Reader Q&A: How do you motivate kids to do chores?

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A reader wrote in with a great question, one I’m sure we’ve all tangled with at one time or another. I am sure you’ve got some great ideas to help this Mama out. Question: I am a mom of 4 kids under 11. Sometimes I feel like I am the only one cleaning our house. My […]