5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

The cold air blows in and covers the area with a wintry shine. Some days the cold brings a chance for togetherness and bonding. Some days the cold brings just coldness. Through the cold, we can keep the warmth even through the winter blues. Many people feel blue in the winter. It’s not just a [...]

Growing in Motherhood: Growing Our Faith

Motherhood stretches us, and if we let it, it will grow our faith. | by Virginia George at Upside Down Homeschooling

A couple months ago I posted an article on my Facebook page that got some people talking. In it, a very frustrated mom used some naughty words around her kids. I don’t condone the use of such language, and don’t use it myself, but the frustration she felt… that was me. Out of that frustration and the fact [...]

HUGE Homeschool Giveaway {$600 in prizes!}

Enter to win over $600 worth of prizes in our January Great Homeschool Giveaway event!

Welcome to the January Edition of Great Homeschool Giveaways! Each month, Homeschool Giveaways and Ben and Me, along with a host of homeschool blogging friends, are bringing the homeschool community GREAT GIVEAWAYS and FREEBIES! Here’s how it works: There will be 5 INDIVIDUAL WINNERS (one from each sponsor) and . . . One GRAND PRIZE WINNER, who will be awarded every prize in the [...]

How to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing in Your Home

How to keep the focus on what really matters in your home.

This is the time of year when I fantasize about summer. In the cozy realm of my imagination, warm temperatures replace frigid ones. A tank top and flip flops replace my heavy coat and boots. Lazy and carefree days at the pool replace my down-to-the-minute homeschool/blogging/ministry schedule. Vacations replace field trips. And long afternoons outside playing [...]

Finding Strength in God’s Word for the New Year

Finding Strength in God's Word for the New Year

What are your aspirations for the New Year? It’s that time of the year again when everyone is making New Year’s resolutions. We all want to make a fresh start with a new beginning in 2015. I understand – I’m right there with you. But as I’ve been contemplating the New Year, this one thing [...]

Restarting your Homeschool after the Holidays

Do you have trouble getting back into a homeschool routine after taking a break during the holidays? Check out these 6 tips that I've learned that help us! :: www.upsidedownhomeschooling.com

Did you take time off school during the holidays? Or just scale it back a bit? We have traditionally taken off from Thanksgiving through New Year’s at our house and this year was no different. Although I planned to do some minimal schooling, life happened and we ended up taking the time off anyway. What [...]

5 Steps to Begin Homeschooling in the Middle of the Year

You really can begin homeschooling in the middle of a school year, and here is how you do it. Number 5 is essential.

  It’s not surprising at all to me why so many people decide to start homeschooling in the middle of a school year. For many people homeschooling has been a recurrent thought in the back of their minds. The school year started out rough and they decide they’ll give it until Christmas break to see [...]

If He Had Not Come – A Christmas Book to Add to Your List

Do you like to read Christmas stories to your children in the weeks leading up to Christmas? If so, then you’ll want to add If He Had Not Come to your Christmas stories list this year! If He Had Not Come is a classic Christmas story written by Nan F. Weeks that has been reintroduced [...]

Heritage History Academy Online Curriculum review

Heritage History Online Academy

Compensation for this post was provided by Heritage-history.com. Opinions expressed here are my own. For the past month and a half I have had the opportunity to test out Heritage History Online Academy in our homeschool. http://www.heritage-history.com My son who is in 8th grade was the tester. I have been homeschooling Derek for 5 years [...]