I’ve been homeschooling my children for almost 30 years. Yah, crazy, huh?!  But with that experience has come lots of practical tools, real-life experience, and foundational reasons this method of education is so beneficial.   Read on….

Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part Two

Okay, so we’re going for no “burn out” when it comes to home educating our children.  I’ll answer a reader’s questions and share some practical application for our family’s ‘method’.   “…
“Constructing” Successful Adults

“Constructing” Successful Adults

Have you ever felt that raising a child to adulthood is as complicated as managing the construction of the major building?  As parents, we often wonder if we’re capable of teaching our children what
Lessons from the Garden Can Make You A Better Parent

Lessons from the Garden Can Make You A Better Parent

Like plants, strong, capable kids don’t just “happen” without a healthy pot of rich soil. Where roots grow long and healthy. Parents need to give kids a safe place to grow and learn and broaden
How “Not” To Home School

How “Not” To Home School

There are countless methods, styles, and curricula for successfully teaching our children at home.  I could share the differing views, along with the benefits of various approaches, but as I am prone to do,
Marriage 101 – Lessons from the Chickens!

Marriage 101 – Lessons from the Chickens!

“But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; and the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.  Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you; and let the fish

How to Make Doughnuts and Raise Responsible Children

Raising children is one of the most important jobs that a person can have. The realization of this importance is one of life’s many lessons and comes sooner for some or often too late

The Myth Of Getting It All Done!

As Christian, home-schooling moms, we take on so much, go against the flow, all while living in a crazy, busy culture.  I hope I can help just a little as I give my answer to
Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part Three

Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part Three

Hopefully you’ve read my posts Part One and Part Two of this series. We’ve covered: simplifying home education to avoid burn out the freedom to learn from various adventures and interests and the

The Most Important Lesson in Home Education

When considering the most important lessen I’ve learned in home educating for the last 22 years, I must revisit the reality that it’s not about academics.  “Yikes,” some of you are saying!  Don’t

Inspiring Blogs – The Loft Link Up

I’m joining The Loft link-up, a group of women, seeking to build a community of bloggers who inspire, challenge, and simply share with others in a quest to grow into the women God intended
We Broke the Mold and Raised Responsible Adults!

We Broke the Mold and Raised Responsible Adults!

Our family’s style of raising responsible adults may be unique to many of you.  We have homeschooled all ten of our kids. I’ve been at it for 29 years. (I know, I’m
School’s Starting! – You Need To Plan For the Perfect Day

School’s Starting! – You Need To Plan For the Perfect Day

It’s that time of year again!  Where did summer go?!  No more vacay — it’s time to get organized! This time last year I decided to start REALLY using my planner — not just for
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