10 Ways to Help Your Child Keep Christ in Christmas

10 Ways to Help Your Child Keep Christ in Christmas {yes, we do Santa too}

Today, I’m over at Blessed Beyond a Doubt, talking about a topic that is very dear to my heart…keeping Christ in Christmas. The society in which we live makes it hard for adults to remember to keep the focus of Christmas on Christ, let alone our poor children. They are constantly being bombarded with the [...]

I was a Better Mom…before I had Kids

Have you ever looked at a Mom and thought, "That is NOT how she should be parenting." I have...before I had kids.

I have always loved kids. I always wanted to be a Mom. I always wanted to be a teacher. So when we decided to homeschool our children, it really did seem like a natural fit for me. However, after 4+ years of homeschooling, I think it’s safe to say, “I was a much better Mom…beforeI [...]

Letting Go of Homeschool Pressure

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I’m a completely committed blogger. Except when I’m not. But it’s not because I don’t want to be. It’s because, like you, there are so many things that compete for my attention, my time, and my energy. With the flurry of planning and adjusting that accompanies the first several weeks of school (not to mention [...]

Holiday Resources Bundle

Holiday Resources Bundle

In honor of the ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series kicking off next week, I have a great surprise for you! I have bundled my holiday books and planners into one bundle and am offering it to you at a GREAT price! Check it out—for just $6.99, you will receive: {Click on the title [...]

10 Scriptures to Help Your Child Conquer Fear

10 Scriptures to Help Your Child Conquer Fear

This month is filled with frightful images, haunted houses, and haunted trails. We choose not to participate in all those frightful activities, instead opting to go to our church’s Halloween alternative. Fear is on overload all around us this month and the constant bombardment can cause problems with our children. Today I want to share [...]

Host a Project Fair in 8 Easy Steps

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Much to my amusement, the other day, my children woke and began transforming our hallway into a project fair. I smiled as I prepared breakfast, listening to my oldest son read information to his sister about hyacinth macaws, Japan, knights, tarsiers, Bunker Hill, Germany and more and, then, hearing my daughter, in turn, share recalled [...]

Would Jesus Avoid Halloween?

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  As a new Catholic, I endeavored that my family be loyal and obedient to our Lord and his Church, and so after my conversion I took an inventory of anything which might threaten the integrity of our faith. The investigation began with that national bastion of fun, sweets, and mischief: Halloween. Halloween bears a [...]

Staying on Track with your Homeschooling

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I love planning. I plan my blog, my family life, our holidays, and definitely our homeschool life. I start shopping for next years curriculum around May the school year before. I don’t commit to any curriculum until the summer, but start researching and gathering reviews a couple months before. My biggest downfall though is at [...]

Teach your Child to Advocate

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My daughter called me on the phone. FaceTime. She tried to not let it show, but my mommy eyes saw beyond first look. I noticed the fight-back-the-tears look and heard her voice quiver. It broke my heart. She wasn’t ready for her quiz. My daughter struggles to learn. Normally I’m there to run interference for [...]

Fall Sensory Bin from the $1 Store

Sensory bins are a great way for toddlers to learn. Check out this Fall themed sensory bin made with items from the $1 Store!!

I’m going to be honest with you all. I haven’t been the best homeschooling mom when it comes to preschoolers. We didn’t start homeschooling our oldest until he was in kindergarten, so as my others have grown – it’s been a struggle. It’s mostly been play and fun. But, this year with two in Kindergarten [...]