Making Room for Me

I have a tendency to put myself last. I spend hours each day serving and teaching those I love; and coaching women to be their greatest selves. At days end I sometimes feel depleted , worn and tired; having nothing left to give. At that point I am cranky and push off-ish. Often resenting homeschooling,…

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…

Friday Fun Weekly Update!

Swimming pool fun, strawberry picking, yummy desserts and a few home projects has filled our week.  For homeschooling we have watched so much National Geographic I feel like I have a degree in Africa’s deadliest animals! It is a yearly tradition in our home to go strawberry picking. My 2 youngest kids would eat strawberries…

Friday Fun Weekly Update!

Today is my first Friday Fun Weekly Update! Every Friday I will strive to post some fun updates and pics from the week. This week has been filled with exploration, yummy treats and foods, and new relationships! As I head in to the weekend, I am thankful this week for the love and tiny adventures…

5 Reasons Why YOU Should Color

This entire week my children and I have colored. I have printed out Captain America Civil War, Spiderman and Jurassic World coloring pages! I don’t know how much ink I have used, but it has been a truly relaxing homeschool week, filled with artistic expression and pure fun! My kids have colored so much I…

Why I Write

I write because I have to. I write because it is a way of life. While I may not always write as much as I would like to, it is self care for me. Since before I can remember, I have always had a journal that I wrote out prayers, my dreams, thoughts and hopes….

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…