Facing My Giants

As fall approaches so does a fresh new homeschool year.  We school year round, but our summers are full of fun, camps and academically we focus on reading and basic math review. Every September we start full steam ahead and begin with renewed goals and plans for the year. The last several months, I internally…

Planning My Homeschool Year

I don’t know about you, but I need peace and quiet to effectively plan for our school year, and also to clean/organize our supplies.  Between hubby working, being with the kids 24-7  and day to day routines, sometimes my planning process is slowed. But thank God for a village! The kids get to spend a…

What’s love got to do with Juggling?

Today we ventured to our local library to see The Juggling Hoffmans. This was by far the best Juggling show I have ever seen. It brought such joy to everyone’s heart watching. I was so upset when I realized I didn’t have my phone! I love to snap pics at every activity we attend for…

Summer Homeschool Fun! 

I don’t know about you but learning never stops in my house! Sure the summer is full of more outings and less worksheets and formal lessons, but learning is integrated into our daily lives. We always sign up for our local libraries Summer Reading Program and participate in almost every free library activity! These classes…

I was Approved!!

Living in the state of Maryland requires that all homeschool families present a student portfolio to show thorough instruction for the school year. Last year, I was so nervous because I didn’t know if all I had compiled for the year would be enough. One of my main “sellers” was my designed photo/yearbook full of…

Managing Homeschooling & Stuff During Busy Weeks!

The past few weeks have been extremely busy. I have had homeschool lessons to teach, small groups to lead, dinner to cook, business planning, birthdays to plan…and the list goes on.  Emotionally I also have a lot going on because the anniversary of my brothers death is approaching and on Monday my little 14 year old…

Morning Power-Ups:Starting the Day off Right

   One of the reasons we wanted to homeschool was because we felt a strong need to teach our children how to fully and completely walk in confidence and love of themselves and who God created them to be. It takes time, consistency and a firm foundation to walk in confidence and self love in…

Bathroom Moments

The bathroom. The place where we go to release all the toxins and waste from our bodies. The area no one likes to clean, where we shower/bathe and where boys and men alike just can’t seem to aim. The bathroom only used to serve these purposes for me, until I became a mother. And especially…

Visitation

I had planned to write about something totally different. Something more homeschool related,  but some days you just have to go with the flow. So, last night or should I say early this morning, I had one of the most impactful dreams I have ever had. Well, let me just say to start, I don’t…

Wait…Did I do Anything Today?

After a long day with the kids did I accomplish anything?       Amy McCready’s Parent Solutions Book Amy McCready’s Free Webinar

Creating the Perfect Homeschool Space

It doesn’t take a lot of resources or space to create the best learning area for yourself and your children. Check out my simple space in my kitchen. Here is the link to the Melissa and Doug My First Calendar I referenced in my video.     If you have any questions you would like for me…