Category Archives: Homeschooling

Dear Momma: YOU are what your kids need

Many months ago, when I was lamenting about our homeschooling method (if you can call a complete lack of structure, continual procrastination, total chaos and disorganization a “method”), a fellow mom said one of the most helpful and hopeful things … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Comparison

. “You need to watch your sister do vibrato, she’s better than you at it.” As soon as the words left my mouth, I regretted them.  Oh, I tried to make up for it, telling my daughter I wasn’t telling … Continue reading

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Link: Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help

I read a wonderful article today that I wanted to share… Desperate Housewives–No Laughing Matter: Why Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help I used to joke all the time about the Proverbs 31 woman.  I used to say, … Continue reading

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Freedom of Choice

My boys taught me a really interesting lesson today, and I thought I would share it with you… First, a little bit of background info:  The rule of our house is that most toys are communal but there are some … Continue reading

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Babies Don’t Keep

I occasionally get criticized for the condition of my house, or my van, because it’s usually a mess.  Not a little mess, but a bread-crumbs-ground-into-the-floor-of-the-car-house-hasn’t-been-dusted-and-windows-haven’t-been-washed-in-over-a-year kind of mess.  And I get it.  The people who criticize me for those things … Continue reading

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WFMW – how we manage our family of 8

(“Manage” might be a little too hopeful a word.  “How I keep from spending all my time in a corner of the room, banging my head against the wall” might be a more appropriate title.  Sometimes the answer is simple: … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Takes – a closer look at our homeschool workboxes

. It’s taken me a while to perfect our workbox system (although I’m sure I’ll keep making changes as we go!), so I’m really excited to show you what we’ve got going on!  I’ve written before about our workbox system, … Continue reading

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