To Give Them Purpose

We’re in week 3 of our homeschooling year and I’ve quickly remembered how difficult it is to teach with a toddler and crawler under foot.  I’ve been yelling way too much and rushing trying to get everything done.  In the evening I sit down and sometimes wonder why I’m homeschooling.  It’s really hard for the… 

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The Homeschooling Mom’s Prayer

I’ve been spending my evenings in our “school room” trying to prep and organize everything before the end of August.  It’s quiet and relaxing in the evenings.  All four boys are in bed and I finally get some time to myself. I have been reflecting so much on my journey that brought me to homeschooling,… 

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Homeschooling the Very Young

I recently had a conversation with some homeschool friends about moms who wanted to start homeschooling their babies less than one year old.  I kind of giggled a little, thinking it was a silly notion.  However, last night as I was ordering curriculum for my older children, guess who ordered stuff for her two-year-old?  I… 

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How Am I Supposed to Do This?

Homeschooling with little ones (under 3 or 4) is nearly impossible.  There, I said it.  It’s the truth. Here’s my life in a nutshell.  I have 4 boys, ages 6 1/2 (we’re finishing up kindergarten), 4 1/2, 2 1/2, and 5 months.  We relocated a couple years ago for my husband’s job, so there are… 

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Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

When I was a little girl, making cookies for my children was my “what I wanted to be when I grow up.”  I usually lied when people asked me and said “a teacher” or “a veterinarian,” because being a homeschooling housewife wasn’t exactly anyone’s idea of success.  However, the truth was, I wanted to be… 

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Job Description: Hard Work

When I first began homeschooling, I thought it was pretty easy.  My son just started Kindergarten this year and we were all thrilled to start.  I was organized.  Motivated.  Ahead of schedule. When I spoke with many of my non-homeschooling friends, they would all say, “How do you do it?” I thought this to be… 

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