5 Good Reasons to Homeschool Year-Round

homeschooling year-round

Do you homeschool year-round?  Today’s post from the archives covers how learning through the summer months could benefit your family. This year we are finding our freedom as a homeschooling family and taking our conventional school schedule out of the box.  Last year we started out on a typical school schedule, mostly because it’s the […]

The Best Free Phonics Readers to Supplement Any Homeschool Reading Program

Free Phonics Readers

Photo Credit: Holtsman via Compfight cc Today’s post is focused on free homeschool resources and the full article can be found over at FreeHomeschool Deals.com The Problem With Most Kindergarten Reading Programs. Last year as I was teaching my kindergartner to read we ran into a rather unexpected problem. The problem for my little guy […]

Survival Advice for Managing a Household While Working From Home

Managing a household

Photo Credit: Pennerhead via Compfight cc This post is part of the Balanced challenge with Tricia Goyer—and you can join, too! Managing a household is a full-time job as it is.  When you’re a stay at home mom you’re the chef, the cleaning service, the taxi cab, the laundromat, and the general CEO of whatever your children need. […]

How My Children Benefit From My Work Online

How my children benefit from my work

Photo Credit: GSCSNJ via Compfight cc Today is Day 3 of the Balanced challenge with Tricia Goyer—and you can join, too! Lessons were done for the day, pencils, markers, worksheets, and math fact cards still strewn on the table.  It seemed like I had just run a marathon, a muscle burning, I hope we make it through […]

Behind The Scenes: What My Writing Space Looks Like


The great thing about being a writer is that it doesn’t take up much space at all and you don’t need a lot of expensive equipment.  All you need is the drive to put words to paper and fingers to keys. We live in a two bedroom rancher with less than 1500 square feet, a […]

Overcoming Guilt For Work At Home Moms

Overcoming Mommy Guilt

Photo Credit: rmolnar7 via Compfight cc The Balanced Challenge So, I recently picked up a copy of “Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom” by Tricia Goyer.  This little e-book was a game changer.  If you’re a mom who works inside the home or outside of the home, I would encourage you to download a […]