July Habits

July officially marks the second half of the year! Time is moving so quickly. Where I live, we are enjoying warm days and sun. Here are the mini celebrations from July: Two baby showers, completed our first-ever online achievement tests, watching fireworks at my sister’s house, Independence Day cookout at my parents’ house, a beautiful

April, May, June Habits

Time got away from me and life got in the way of regular posts. I’m not sure if anyone really reads all the little things that make up our lives. However, this helps me journal it out and remember the blessings of the last month. Or months, in this case! Here are the mini celebrations

Seven Reasons I Won’t Miss a Homeschool Convention

We are soon to finish our tenth year of homeschooling, and I just returned from my fourth homeschool convention. I went to my first one alone, not knowing what to expect. I was blown away by the unexpected benefits! I want to share them with you as well as a few takeaways from the 2017

March

March brings hope that just maybe the cold winter is passing away and the newness of spring is on it’s way. It seems to mark the beginning of busyness in our home. Here are the mini celebrations from March: Meeting with a group of homeschooling moms for coffee and chatting, celebrating my dad’s birthday, our

February

February is quite possibly one of my favorite months of the year. This is mostly because it is my birthday month and Valentine’s Day is a favorite holiday of mine. Just those two events call for a lot of celebration because what is better to celebrate than love and life? Here are the mini celebrations

January

January is the month of new beginnings, resolutions, fresh starts and that elusive turning over a new leaf. As I told you, this year I’m trying something different: tiny habits towards a better life. Sometimes life just happens on its own. Here are some of the bits and pieces: Our first-ever professional family photo with

A Weekly Habit To Begin With Your Preschooler

He looked at his computer screen then at me a bit hesitantly. “Do you know you have 70 books checked out? That’s not 17, it’s 70,” he emphasized the last words. I smiled. Our family always amazes new library personnel. I replied how I usually do. “There are six of us reading, and we like

Five Favorite Free Homeschooling Resources

  As a homeschooling family, we spend a decent chunk of change on curriculum every year. Every year as I pay for a couple big boxes of books, I dream a little of becoming the idyllic unschooling family with just nature and a library card. While that works well for some families, it is not

How to Answer Our Kids’ Questions About God’s Law

They escaped slavery and ten of the most horrific plagues experienced by men. God carved a path in the middle of a sea for his people then turned it to a burial site for their pursuers. For forty years, they wandered in circles while He continually provided sustenance. With God’s help, they had fought battles

Interview: Tom Blubaugh, Author

Typically, I interview mothers who homeschool and work from home. Today, I’m making an exception since I believe our guest has several things of value to share with us. Our guest today is a man with grown children, but he has been a great help to me in establishing and marketing my business ideas. Tom