Creating a Mom-Friendly Homeschool

Creating a Mom-Friendly Homeschool

Creating a Mom-Friendly Homeschool

One of the things I am passionate about is helping parents understand their child’s learning and personality needs. I have literally dozens of posts on my website about tailoring our parenting and homeschooling to our child’s unique bent whether she is right-brained, gifted, spirited, highly-sensitive, or wired differently in some other way. But I also (continue reading…)

Our Family's Experience with Minecraft

Our Family’s Experience with Minecraft

Our Family's Experience with Minecraft

I freely admit that I was skeptical about the value of Minecraft. Part of that was my own inherent bias since I’ve never been inclined to play video games. But after reading more about it, we decided to load the Minecraft – Pocket Edition onto our Kindle to see if Caroline would enjoy it. (She was (continue reading…)

Increasing Your Pinterest Reach by Deleting Pins

Increasing Your Pinterest Reach by Deleting Pins

Increasing Your Pinterest Reach by Deleting Pins

With the recent changes in Pinterest, many bloggers and TPT sellers have found their repins dropping. There have been many theories about why this is and what we should do to recover. I happened across this post entitled 9 Reasons You Should Be Deleting Your Pins and found it thought-provoking. Delete Pins and Pin Less (continue reading…)

Saying No to Church Pressures

Saying “No” to Church Pressures

Saying No to Church Pressures

  Belonging to the body of Christ can be one of the most wonderful aspects of our lives. And belonging to the body of Christ can truly be one of the most difficult or even worst parts of our experience on earth. In this age of interconnectedness, our belonging to the body of Christ isn’t (continue reading…)

Saying No to Homeschool Pressures

Saying “No” to Homeschool Pressures

Saying No to Homeschool Pressures

If you’ve been homeschooling for any length of time, you know that it comes with its own set of pressures. Choosing a homeschool philosophy, curriculum, how you structure your day, and outside activities can all bring out very strong opinions amongst homeschoolers. Those are the external pressures. There are also internal pressures. Let’s look at (continue reading…)

Saying No Holiday Pin

Saying “No” to Holiday Pressures

Saying No Holiday Pin

So how were your holidays? Were they enjoyable? Meaningful? Special? Or were they (as Peggy called hers in a comment on another post) a “tightly-choreographed death march”? Did you and your family end up stressed, sick or burned out? Were you so busy doing the things you felt obligated to do that you didn’t do (continue reading…)

Saying No Relationships Pin

Saying “No” to Unhealthy Relationships

Saying No Relationships Pin

Unhealthy relationships suck the life out of you. They steal the joy out of what should be happy events. They cause dread to rise up in you whenever you think about being around that person. Unhealthy relationships are destructive, stressful, and need to be ended. Some of the most difficult decisions David and I have (continue reading…)

Saying No Burnout Pin

Saying “No” to Burnout

Saying No Burnout Pin

Have you ever felt completely burned out? I have and I’m sure you have too. Maybe you are struggling with burnout at this moment. Many of us carry huge loads today. Most of us live with some combination of the following: Working outside the home Working from home Homeschooling Children with learning needs Children with (continue reading…)