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 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 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 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

Reflecting on 2016: A Year of Building

I began 2016 with a long list of goals and the one word: BUILD. As 2016 is closing, I can say we built a lot of things but not quite how I expected. We had a lot of disappointments, discoveries and delights. We approached each of them with determination to build better things. The Name

The Hidden Costs of Working at Home

I come downstairs most mornings, and my husband is home. His work fills the dining room table and spills over into the floor all around him. I step around boxes to begin fixing breakfast. I serve it buffet style, and we find an available spot in the living room to eat. Sometimes the clutter of

August Building Blocks

August. The days were hot and full as we moved from spontaneous schedules to preparation for school to start. Building Spiritual Life I finished up my study on Proverbs 31 and studied the book of Esther. I began Deuteronomy as well. The Lord continually teaches me new things in amazing ways. Building Relationships Our oldest

Interviewing a Work-At-Home Mom: Kimberly Bagley

Kimberly has been homeschooling her four beautiful daughters since 2008. She loves to organize and find awesome tools to help make life simpler for others. Get 100’s of Tips on Organizing your Homeschool, Family and Business on her website at Here is the conversation we had over e-mail in the “fringe” hours of our

May Building Blocks

  May. It is always a busy month, finishing up the school year and preparing for the summer. Building Spiritual Life I read Luke, I and II Thessalonians, I and II Timothy, Titus and Philemon this month. The Lord has been working in my personal life in amazing ways, teaching me new things. Building Relationships Jessica and