Easy Homemaking for Busy Moms

Easy Homemaking for Busy Moms

Can I make a HUGE confession here? I’m a horrible, horrible homemaker. I can do the homeschooling thing. I can do the work at home mom thing. I can EVEN do the homeschooling while working from home thing. But I just cannot seem to grasp the homemaking thing. Not even a little bit. My poor […]

Homeschool Conference 101: 7 Things to Know Before You Go

Homeschool Conference 101: 7 Things to Know Before You Go {with FREE printable resources}

Will you be attending a homeschool conference this year? If you’re still on the fence, let me encourage you to GO! Honestly, it is one of the very best things you can do for your homeschool. We attend the NCHE Conference each and every year and we always leave refreshed and refocused. If you’re a […]

I Would Have Crucified Jesus

I would have crucified Jesus.

That’s a hard thought to swallow. But, it’s true. It’s easy for me to sit here some 2,000 years later and think there’s no way I would have been one of those people yelling “Crucify him!”, but in reality, when I look at my life I realize I’m yelling “Crucify him!” multiple times every single day. […]

HUGE Homeschool Curriculum Giveaway

HUGE Homeschool Giveaway

If you’re looking to get a jump start on your curriculum shopping for next year, why not get it for FREE? You could be one of six lucky winners in this HUGE Homeschool Giveaway valued at over $900!! Welcome to the March Edition of Great Homeschool Giveaways! Each month, Homeschool Giveaways and Ben and Me, along with a host of […]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin Homeschooling

5 Questions to Ask Before You Begin Homeschooling

Making the decision to homeschool is a HUGE decision. It’s a decision that will forever change your family. I will admit that it has been the best decision my family has ever made, however, I do believe there are families that shouldn’t homeschool. Each family dynamic is unique. Homeschooling is not a one size fits […]

5 Fun and Faith-Filled Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is usually associated with romance, chocolates, sweet gifts and everything related to love. Although it’s considered nowadays as more of a “secular holiday,” causing some people to either love it or hate it, I think it would do us well to try to trace the roots of this holiday, and teach our kids […]

3 Simple Picture Book Perfect Activities for Valentine’s Day

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  When you snuggle up for Valentine’s Day read-alouds this year, wouldn’t you enjoy beautiful picture books that include faith, history, virtue and, of course, LOVE? I would!  That’s why I’ve already gotten ahold of copies of three of my family’s favorite Valentine’s Day read-alouds. Saint Valentine Mosaics Saint Valentine, retold and illustrated by Robert […]

The Day I Became…

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The day I became a writer. It was not the day I held my first book in my hands. (TODAY!) Or the day I signed my first contract. It wasn’t the day I wrote my first story. (Elementary) Or the day my dream took hold of my heart. (College) It was the day the words […]

Combating the Middle of the Year Homeschool Blues

Do your kids get weary in the middle of the homeschooling year? Check out these great tips for combating those middle of the school year blues! #10 is my FAVORITE!!! :: www.upsidedownhomeschooling.com

When it comes to homeschooling, I often hear “You’re so lucky. You must take field trips all the time.” Or “Your kids must get lots of outside time.” Not true – at least for us. We live in Central-Southern Indiana and our winters start early, last longer and are much colder than they were back […]