A Homeschool Mom’s Struggle {and how she is overcoming it}

A Homeschool Mom's Struggle

A new school year is slowly approaching. In the past, I always looked forward to the “planning” stage of a new year – researching and buying curriculum, putting together a schedule, and setting new goals. In fact, these are some of the activities I spent previous summers on, but not this summer. What’s different? Several [...]

Why It’s Okay Not to Forgive and Forget

"When you forgive, bitterness and anger lose their power to steal your life. Forgiveness is freedom." ~Virginia George

The old saying tells us to “forgive and forget”. I’m not sure who came up with it, but I respectfully disagree. Actually, I think it’s just plain old foolish. I wrote once about a friend of mine who doesn’t like to receive love. My friend has had a lot of hardship in the last couple years. [...]

Homeschool Mommy Wars

Homeschool Mommy Wars- 5 Lies that are Ruining Homeschooling

There is a growing trend in the homeschooling world that breaks my heart. Chances are if you’re involved in a homeschooling group  {online or in real l ife}, you’ve seen it too. The homeschooling mommy war. I see it everywhere– in homeschooling groups, co-ops, online groups, homeschooling blogs… Anywhere that you have a few homeschooling [...]

Homeschool Organization: Books

5 tips organize school books

Over on my blog, In All You Do, we have been talking about Homeschool Organization this week. And today I want to talk to you about organizing and reigning in that ever-growing book obsession most homeschool families have. Organizing your books may seem either seem like a simple task or an overwhelming, heart attack waiting [...]

Friends & Heroes Review & Giveaway

Friends and Heroes Review

  I was given the opportunity to review Friends & Heroes DVD 1 and Homeschool Unit Study 1. I was compensated for this review. All opinions expressed are my own. What is Friends & Heroes? From the website..”Friends and Heroes is an animated children’s adventure based in ancient Egypt, Israel and Rome. The story follows [...]

Friendship – Love with Abandon

friendship

An old friend contacted me. We’ve spoken once in the past ten years. She apologized for not being a better friend over the years, that she let go of a deep friendship and love. This friendship, back in the day, defined soul mate for me. We were best friends, but the friendship grew deep and [...]

“Peace-full” Homeschool Planning

homeschool planning

Summer, oh how I love you! From swimming pools to barbeques, vacation time to ice cream cones, summer is overflowing with many of my favorite things. Though many of us homeschooling moms might like to bury our heads in the sand and not think about school for the entire three months, the part of us [...]

Making Your Family Vacation More Affordable

Family Vacation

With a tough economy and tight budgets, family vacations are easy to put on the back burner or forget about all together. But the fun, the memories and the connecting that come from family vacations are worth fighting for. Here are a few ways to make a family vacation affordable. 1. Buy food from a [...]

Homeschool Moms Pick: Top 10 English Curriculum Choices

homeschool english curriculum

Do you want to know how to find out which homeschooling curriculum programs are the best? That’s easy, ask a homeschooling mom who uses the curriculum! A few weeks ago, I polled the moms from our Facebook page and the Frugal Homeschooling Moms Facebook group to see what their favorite homeschool English curriculum was and [...]