Steven Spielberg: Filmmaker, Storyteller, Dreamer

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) I think it’s very safe to say that Spielberg is a well-known name in most households. It definitely is in mine, and not just because I am the proud mother of a film student. Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 18th 1946. At the […]

Chronic Beauty: A Courageous Fight to Live Fully

As a mother of 3 teen and 2 pre-teen girls I deal with more than my fair share of conversations about beauty both inward and outward. Like every good mom I assure them that beauty comes from the inside out, but I also remind them of their outward beauty. Let’s face it, we all need […]

5 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts: Handprint Wreath

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) Supplies: paper plates (1 per child) green cardstock (3 per child) red ribbon scissors glue jingle bells Prep-Time: 20 minutes (20 kids) Directions: Outline child’s hand on green cardstock and cout out as many as you can. Cut out inner part of paper plate. Glue cut out […]

5 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts: Stained Glass Window Ornaments

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) Supplies:   contact paper (1 sheet child) colorful tissue paper black cardstock (1 sheet) red yarn in 4″ pieces (1 per child) scissors tape Prep-Time: 10 minutes (20 kids) Directions: Cut cardstock into 1″ squares. Cut tissue paper into 1″ squares. Cut each sheet of contact paper […]

5 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts: Table Top Christmas Tree

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) Supplies: green cardstock (1 sheet per child) colorful tissue paper liquid glue paint brush jingle bells (because every Christmas craft is better with bells) red yarn tape scissors Prep-Time: 15 minutes (20 kids) Directions: Roll cardstock into a cone, cut excess so tree can stand upright. […]

My First Blogging Conference

During the Summer of 2015, I was determined to start blogging consistently. Blogs had become my primary source of information for all things homeschooling for some time, and I had developed friendships with many bloggers over the years. It was then that I first heard of the 2:1 Conference. As October approached my Facebook, Twitter […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Apologetics To Your Children

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) Apologetics have become a very important part of my life. I’m the type of person that needs to fully understand the why, behind every because. For ten years I’ve read countless books on Christian theology, attended conferences, and taken classes at church. I can say whole-heartedly say […]

10 Practical Self Care Tips - The Musings of Mum

10 Practical Self-Care Tips for The Tired Homeschool Mom

Webster defines tired as in need of rest, or weary. Synonyms for tired include exhausted, worn out, fatigued, ready to drop, drained. How many times have you used any of these words to describe how you feel this week alone? I’ve used them quite a lot of times. I’ll admit I’ve said I’m ‘ready to drop’ at […]

100 Books for Your Middle Schooler

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) My dad encouraged me to read great books at a very young age. I didn’t always understand what was going on, but I did develop a deep love for books. I remember him urging me to read Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne when I […]