Tag Archive: encouragement

Living Life Out Loud

  “Maybe someday we’ll live our lives out loud, we’ll be better off somehow, someday…” – Rob Thomas One day I was driving along listening to some of my favorite tunes and this Rob Thomas song came on. It’s called “Someday” and the line that talks about living our lives “out loud” really struck me….




3 Tips for Homeschooling Success

Strategize – Every good endeavor starts with a good plan. As homeschoolers it’s natural to think in terms of daily lesson plans, but we should also be considering what our long-term goals are, since they will certainly impact our short-term goals. When I first took a stab at setting long-term goals for my homeschooling I…

Help and Hope for Your Holidays

This isn’t going to be a long post.  I know you’re probably busy making travel plans or getting ready to host the whole family for Thanksgiving dinner. But before you get too busy I wanted to let you know about a few posts that I wrote, over the last couple of years or so, that…




Homeschooling ABC’s: S, T, and U

Well, we’re nearing the end of this Homeschooling ABC’s series.  I hope it’s been an encouraging journey for you!  Please let me know what you think in the comments and, if you’re not already subscribed to my e-mail newsletter, don’t forget to sign up so that you don’t miss any of my blog posts as…




Homeschooling Stresses Me Out!

Does homeschooling ever stress you out? What a silly question, right?  Who am I kidding?  If you’re a homeschooler, then at least some of the time homeschooling stresses you out. I’ve pointed out many times on this blog that I consider myself a “relaxed homeschooler.”  And I am, in the sense that I don’t obsess…




Homeschooling ABC’s: P, Q, and R

Have you thought lately about why you’re homeschooling?  Do you struggle with finding the time to “do it all” as a homeschooler?  Could you use some rest and relaxation?  If so, this post will help you to better focus and feel more encouraged whether you’re a new homeschooler or a veteran of many years.  Take…




Homeschooling ABC’s: G, H, and I

Hello dear reader!  I know you’ve been waiting breathlessly for this installment of my Homeschooling ABC’s series.  Well, you have, right?  Anyway, here they are: G, H, and I… G is for Gratitude: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thanked God for the gift of homeschooling.  The joy of having my children home…




Your Homeschool: Time for a Breath of Fresh Air?

I am not much for pithy motivational statements.  I’m more partial to the wickedly fun posters that you can find at Despair.com called “Demotivators.” However, sometimes a wise adage can be useful and today I am offering two that can help you immensely when making decisions about your homeschool.  They are: If it ain’t broke,…




Making the Most of a Home School Conference

It’s that season again!  Okay, I realize it’s nowhere near Christmas.  And yes, we’re in the middle of March Madness season but I’m not talking about that either.  I’m talking about home-school conference season. Over the next few months thousands upon thousands of home-schoolers will be flocking to conferences large and small.  Some of the…




What Do the Miami Dolphins Have to Do With Home-Schooling?

What do the Miami Dolphins have to do with home-schooling?  Did you know that Jason Taylor, who played for the Dolphins for eleven years – and then played for the Redskins, and then played for the Dolphins, and then played for the Jets and then played for the Dolphins again before officially announcing his retirement…