(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) As a brand new homeschooler, 3 years ago I set out to create the ideal school at home. I read through countless books and articles. Watched way too many TED talks and devised the perfect “home/school” plan. I literally mapped out the next 12 years of home education, with a complete list of curriculum, projects, field-trips, etc. If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time you know I’m a planner. And a little very obsessive at times. How I Managed To Frustrate Everyone Before we even began homeschooling, I did some research on learningRead More →

For the last three years I’ve been a been able to work while homeschooling and successfully taking care of my home. Believe me when I say I’m not telling you this with the intention to toot my own horn, but to encourage you to ask Christ for His strength on your day to day routines. Our families and our our homes are a blessing and a great responsibility He has entrusted us with! here’s a peek at how we balance homeschooling and homeschooling at the same time.Read More →

Our move has taken much longer than we originally planned. After looking at a ridiculous number of homes, we finally found one that is just right for us. The only catch, is that it is not available yet. In the meantime, the old house is on the market, our ‘everything’ is in storage, and we’ve been paying an extended visit to grandpa’s house in Arizona. Consistently homeschooling during this move has been almost as difficult as finding a house. By day 20 (yes 20), we are finally getting a hang of it. Here are 4 tips in case you’re ever in a similar situation; thoughRead More →

I love routines,  I am definitely creature of habit, however  this past month has been the complete opposite. About two weeks before the Thanksgiving holiday I became completely overwhelmed with everything, specially homeschooling. I’ve heard everyone considers quitting in November and February, but with this being just my third year, I didn’t have much to compare it to. I really did want to quit. Getting lessons ready for 4 girls, working full time from home, holiday season coming up, an upcoming road trip to plan for, a big theater performance for 5 out of my 6 children plus a full basketball schedule just became too much. OnRead More →