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

One Word 2017: Habits

So, here we are again. A brand new year lies before us. The old one lays behind us as a pleasant memory or as motivation to do better this year. I wrote about that last time. I have been known to jump into a new year with a list of resolutions. Then, everyone got smart

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

How to Invite Your Kids Into Your Life

Being a mom is not very private. Some of us moms begin parenthood by sharing body space with our little ones. And all moms give what is left of their hearts to that little person long before they lay eyes on them or sign the papers. That, of course, is just the beginning. I don’t

Guest Post: 5 Keys to Homeschooling Multiple Children

This is our first week of school. We have a lot of firsts this year…..first year with a highschooler, first year running school and a business in the same space, and the first year trying some new curriculum. I’m over at Organized Homeschool talking about our curriculum choices this year and how we homeschool multiple

Three Tips for Easy and Healthy Smoothies

One of the most difficult things about living, working and educating at home is mornings. They are always crazy with kids doing chores and preparing for school. Occasionally, my husband or I are trying to meet a last minute work deadline. And there’s always that one child who just won’t. get. out. of. bed. Somewhere

Five Favorite Planning Resources

  I love to plan even more than I love to implement. Yep, it’s true….although I’m working on that. On the other hand, the adage of “Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail” is absolutely correct. So here are a few of my favorites: Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner I met Sue Hooley, the designer of this

July Building Blocks

  July. The lazy days of summer just seemed to pass us by, and we were running full speed all month. Building Spiritual Life I finished the New Testament epistles and did a study on Proverbs 31. You will be hearing more about that later. Building Relationships We spent time with Jeff’s family for Independence