Interview: Shannon Stoltz, Blogger and Podcaster

Shannon Stoltz  is married, and homeschools their four children ages 9 – 15. She has worked at home for 13 years and shares her experiences on her blog and podcast Living Life at Home.    Here is the conversation we had over e-mail in the “fringe” hours of our days: I’ve given a basic introduction, but I’m sure

Creating a Daily Rhythm

I’ve told you before that I’m not a big fan of balance  but prefer rhythm instead. That sounds nice, but how does it look practically speaking? Here are few tips for making a daily rhythm that creates a better flow for your day: 1. Determine your “chords”. Referring to the stable parts of the schedule

Spring Field Trip Ideas

If your family is like mine, you might be getting ready to get out of the house and do some outdoors learning after being shut up for the winter. Unfortunately, in the Northeastern US, we still have plenty of cold, rainy weather. That doesn’t mean we can’t get some fresh air, though. Here are a

Words for Your Weekend

Here are some things I wanted to share with you from my journey around the web this week to simplify and enrich your life: Home Management These are some ideas I just have to try soon in my house! My New {Kid-Friendly} Organized Coat Closet @ The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking Curtain Rod Hanging

I Was Given An Award!

My blogging buddy, DaLynn, blogs at For the Display of His Splendor. She recently awarded me the Liebster Award for new bloggers. Due to some family and work circumstances, I have been missing in action here lately. I thought I would try to get back into blogging here by participating in this fun blog hop. What

Words for Your Weekend

Here are some things I wanted to share with you from my journey around the web this week to simplify and enrich your life: Home Management On Encouraging Self Sufficiency in Children @ Smockity Frocks Home School 8 Ways to Make Practicing Math Facts More Fun @ Family Your Way Home Work Stop Dabbling: 5

Interview: Judy Hoch, Homeschool Blogger and Virtual Assistant

Judy Hoch is married to a truck driver and has 7 children, five of which she is officially homeschooling. She blogs about large family living and homeschooling at Contented at Home. She has branched out recently by working on an e-book and becoming a virtual assistant.   Here is the conversation we had over e-mail

The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

It happened again yesterday. Right in the middle of an important conference call, I heard the tell-tale footsteps. I watched the door knob of my room/office door turn and knew once again that my two-year-old had ignored my pictorial “Do Not Disturb” sign. We practiced not bothering Mommy while the sign is up and asking

Words for Your Weekend

Here are some things I wanted to share with you from my journey around the web this week to simplify and enrich your life: I am excited to welcome our sixth nephew to our family this week! Thus, the precious baby toes photo. They are not his, but they are still pretty cute! Thank the

A Plan for Your Devotional Life

We all have an idyllic vision of a quiet hour in the morning alone by candlelight during which we pour out our hearts to God and study His Word. We always perfectly understand everything we read.  Everything just flows together spontaneously, and we soon become spiritual giants. Maybe it happens that way for you, but