10 Books that Have Made Me A Better Homeschool Mom

10 Books that Have Made Me a Better Homeschool Mom

This post contains affiliate links. I have a bookcase full of books on homeschooling. When we first started our homeschooling journey four years ago, I wanted to read every single piece of literature ever written about homeschooling. So I bought homeschooling book after book after book. Pretty soon my bookshelves were overflowing. Many of the books shared the same information, but there were a few that were just exceptional. These few are the ones that I've turned to over and over again … [Read more...]

Embrace the Imperfect: A Challenge for Homeschool Moms

Embrace the Imperfect: A Challenge for Homeschool Moms

Today, I am joining the other fabulous iHomeschool Network bloggers to bring you the Imperfect Homeschool Blog Hop. Please don't forget to visit the other bloggers listed here to be encouraged by their posts as well. Does the perfect homeschool actually exist? I'm going to venture out on a limb here and say no. I'm sorry if I step on any toes {which I am sure I will, because every time I blog about this subject, I get upset comments and emails. Remember this post??}, but I must inform … [Read more...]

Our Homeschool Week in Review 3/24-3/31/13


I'm joining iHomeschool Network and linking up to The Homeschool Mother's Journal. Are you looking for a way to document your weekly homeschool adventures? If so, consider joining us! In my life this week... I spent quite a bit of time in reflection and processing the events of last weekend. I was so refreshed and rejuvenated after attending Apologia's Real Refreshment Retreat last week. It is simply amazing what spending time with the Lord and realigning your focus can do for your … [Read more...]

A Tisket, A Tasket…Win an Easter Basket For Mom!


Spring is in the air and Easter is right around the corner! This is a super, busy time of  the year. There are eggs to be dyed, baskets to be filled, meals to cook, church services to attend, not to mention we have to fit homeschooling in there somewhere! I don't know about you, but if I were to be completely honest, all of the busyness has me a little bit stressed out. I would like nothing more than to steal away for a few minutes of uninterrupted quiet time, maybe a little pampering … [Read more...]

I Can’t Homeschool Because I Work Full-Time


Today I'm joining the wonderful bloggers from iHomeschool Network to bring you the I Can't Homeschool Because series. Go visit the other blogs participating in this blog hop and see how you can overcome some of the reasons why people think they can't homeschool. I can't tell you how many times I've had mothers say to me, "I really want to homeschool my children, but I can't because I have to work full time." My response is always the same: "Yes, you can! I've worked full time while … [Read more...]

$250 Amazon Gift Card GIVEAWAY!!


The winner of the $250 Amazon Gift Card is.......Kathleen Conradt! Congrats, Kathleen! Do you think you can match these iHomeschool Network bloggers to their baby pictures? If so, you could win a $250 Amazon Gift Card! Click here to see the baby pictures and enter for your chance to win! Would you like a hint as to which baby picture is mine? The letter of my baby picture is found in the first word of the name of my blog. You've got a 1 in 6 chance of picking me out of the line … [Read more...]

Homeschool Quotes Series: Day 7


Welcome to the final day of this homeschool quotes series. Not all of the bloggers in this series are posting for seven straight days, some are posting once a week, some are posting more, so I encourage you to keep following their posts to see all of the wisdom they will be sharing. Click here for the list of blogs participating. I've saved my favorite homeschooling quote for last. This one comes from Steve & Jane Lambert from Five in a Row. This quote speaks for itself and needs … [Read more...]

Homeschool Quotes Series: Day 6

Keep Calm

Don't forget to check out the other bloggers participating in the Quotable Wisdom link up with iHomeschool Network. Today's quote is meant to share a little laugh, but there is definitely some truth to it. Homeschooling is full of the unexpected. We have two choices. We can get excited and stressed out, or we can turn whatever has come up into a learning experience. I've been on both sides of this coin. Too often, I choose the stressed out option and no one wins. I'm learning to embrace … [Read more...]

Homeschool Quotes Series: Day 5

Two Roads

Day five already? I hope you've been encouraged by the blogs participating in this Quotable Wisdom blog hop with the iHomeschool Network bloggers. Today's homeschool quote has special meaning to me: Our homeschool is named Pathways Academy and it comes directly from this quote. Homeschooling is not the popular road. It is most definitely the road less traveled, but we do it in faith that our sacrifices truly will make all the difference in the lives of our children. Yes, I know the … [Read more...]

Homeschool Quotes Series: Day 3

When One Teaches; Two Learn

Are you enjoying this series so far? Have you been to any of the other iHomeschool Network blogs that are participating in this Quotable Wisdom blog hop? If not, you should check them out! Here is my homeschooling quote for today: If you have been homeschooling for any length of time, you know the truth within these words. I often tell people that through homeschooling I learn just as much if not more than my children. I learn alongside of them. Through the good days and the bad, we … [Read more...]