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Homeschooling the Child Who Lacks Confidence

She tried to brush them away quickly, but I saw: Hot, salty tears slipping out of my little girl's round, blue eyes and smudging her freckled cheeks. "They can do it, Mama.  They can.  And I can't." Her little voice was barely above a whisper and I had to lean in close to catch the haltering words. "They can do what, Sissy?" I probed … [Read More...]

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Mama Moment Mondays {Link-Up}

Welcome to Mama Moment Mondays! If you're featured below, help yourself to a featured button. Why We Stopped Buying Toys Pregnancy after Infertility The Most Valuable Lesson I Learned From My Strong Willed Child Now, onto this week's link-up! Topics may include homemaking homeschooling natural living personal … [Read More...]

Fitness Tips for Busy Moms

7 Quick Fitness Tips for Busy Moms

Today's post is by guest poster Paula.  I've often heard, and even said myself, that there's just no time to exercise when you're a busy mom. If we're not running after toddlers, cleaning up messes, and doing loads of laundry, we're at least hoping for a shower, right! And besides, shouldn't all that running, cleaning, and housework count for … [Read More...]

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Simplify Your Homeschool Budget With Great Products {And a Giveaway}

Homeschool moms, have you started your school year? I planned to begin a couple of weeks ago, but we decided to wait a few more weeks, while I polished our schedule. Whether you've started or you're wrapping up last minute planning, simplify your budget by shopping with Great Products, a company that's currently hosting their awesome $5.99 t-shirt … [Read More...]

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Mama Moments Monday {Link-Up}

Welcome to Mama Moment Mondays! If you're featured below, help yourself to a featured button. Carrying a Baby With a Fatal Diagnosis to Term How Well Do You Know Your Children? Life Skills With Toddlers: Restaurant Behavior Now, onto this week's link-up! Topics may include homemaking homeschooling natural … [Read More...]

Home Organization for the Homeschooling Family

Home Organization for the Homeschooling Family

I love homeschooling my family. I love having a large family. I love making my house into a home. But it sometimes feels impossible to manage a large homeschooling family while also keeping my home organized and running smoothly. About 13 years ago, I was introduced to FlyLady, but after I had my 4th child within a 6 year span, I lost … [Read More...]

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Pork: Be Inspired {And a Fajita Recipe}

Meet my daughter, Moriah.  Moriah is 12 years old and is second in a family of 8 children. She lives on a dairy farm where her primary responsibility is helping her dad with the night milking. She also helps with feeding the calves. For the past 6 years Moriah has raised and loved her 4H hogs. She has done well in her showmanship classes and … [Read More...]

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Mama Moments Mondays {Link-Up}

Welcome to Mama Moment Mondays! If you're featured below, help yourself to a featured button. Simple Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks 3 Tips for Effectively Parenting Teens Natural Remedy for Acid Reflux Teaching Kids to be Thankful 10 Things We Did as Intentional Parents Where is Your Focus? Now, onto this week's link-up! … [Read More...]

Preparing Yourself For Another Homeschool Year

Preparing Yourself for Another Homeschool Year

Though I am always thankful for a break from homeschooling when the end of May rolls around, come August, I start to really look forward to starting a new school year. I appreciate the freedom of summer, but I've also realized that after a couple of months of it, I start to miss the structure that our school year brings to life! In order for … [Read More...]

Why We Decided to Homeschool Our Kindergartner

Why We Decided to Homeschool Our Kindergartener

My husband and I wrestled for months about homeschooling our five-year-old daughter. He was against it; I was on the fence. I was homeschooled for one year in the ninth grade. Back then the requirements were not as strict. My mom, without a high school diploma, couldn't teach or tutor us if we were stuck on something. All I learned that year was … [Read More...]