Tag Archive: priorities

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….




Ditch the Clutter! How to Organize Your Homeschool

Many of us are winding down our school year (or are already on summer break) and hopefully feeling like we accomplished some of our goals for the year. Rarely do we accomplish everything we set out to do in a school year…and that’s okay. Making adjustments based on our changing circumstances is one of the…




5 Tips for Taking Care of the Homeschooling Mom

You take care of everyone else. The laundry, the cooking, the shopping…AND the homeschooling. On top of everything else, you’ve taken responsibility for your child’s education. What were you thinking? Okay, just kidding on that last sentence. But let’s be real. Being a homeschooling mom can be downright difficult, and who is taking care of…




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: M, N, and O

I hope you enjoyed last month’s post on “Stealth Homeschooling.”  This month I’m getting back to my “Homeschooling ABC’s” series.  It’s full of practical advice and homeschooling encouragement, so I hope you’ll read it and let me know what you think! M is for Multi-Level Teaching – While it’s not always the case, it’s not…




Salt and Light: A Valid Argument or a Misuse of Scripture?

In my last blog post, I spoke about the insidious nature of the excuses bureaucrats make to justify their infringements on parental rights.  But this isn’t a problem that just affects bureaucracies, it affects the church too. I can’t tell you how many Christians I’ve seen abandon their families, and especially their children, using the…




Overcommitment and the Home-Schooler

I am taking a break this week from my series on “How To” teach specific subjects in order to publish a guest post by my lovely, intelligent and talented daughter Colette (and just because I am biased doesn’t mean all those things aren’t true).  Colette was home-schooled from first grade through twelfth grade and has…




Be the Boss of Your Holiday!

Hello there!  I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving.  Now it’s time for that final leg of the holiday relay – filled with parties, shopping, eating, baking, traveling…well, you get the idea.  I wanted to take some time today to address the struggles that families, including homeschoolers, can have with all the “festivities” that take place at…