Relaxed Homeschool Record Keeping and a Giveaway

There are loads of homeschool planners available, but few meet the true needs of most homeschoolers. I’m the mom of 15 children, and I have to tell you that, no matter how well I have tried to plan, most of our learning has been spontaneous. This has left … Read More…

How to Homeschool with Confidence

Homeschooling is basically tutoring. It was the original form of education (look at it in Deuteronomy 6:10)                              If you take it down to its most basic, most effective essence, it is ORGANIC—it is as natural as breathing. THINK—if you taught your child to speak, talk, and potty train, … Read More…

Homeschooling With the McGuffey Readers and The Lesson Book

I struggled for years to find a solid language arts program that was both excellent and affordable. When I finally discovered the McGuffey readers it was almost too good to be true. There was something about the charm and wisdom of these books that put my heart at … Read More…

Socialization

Is “socialization” a real thing? Why are folks so concerned homeschoolers aren’t getting enough of it? These are the questions that beg answering. I’ve been homeschooling for a ton of years, and I’ve often been confused about exactly what this term’s definition. It can’t mean polite, considerate behavior … Read More…

Five Questions for a Homeschooling Mom of 15

I have been graciously invited by Lauren over at Whole Catholic Living to partake in a homeschool collab! Yours Truly has recorded a video (which you will find linked at the end of this post) along with a number of other wonderful homeschooling moms that will attempt to … Read More…

Autopilot Homeschooling

If you want to know a great secret for homeschooling huge amounts of children, read on. As a mom of 15, I understand the juggling routine when it comes to teaching multiple ages at the same time. Everyone told me to “combine subjects,” which helped a little bit, … Read More…

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Free Homeschool Assignment Sheet

Is it possible to have a near “auto pilot” homeschool day? I think there is. How? By using something like the assignment sheets I am offering for free. I have used these for more than a few years and they work quite well. By spending just an hour … Read More…

Cast a Vision for Your Home in 2020

Homemaking is not just a job I settled for. It is my chosen vocation, my avocation, and my calling. I consider it worthy of the same effort I would put into any other profession. That’s why I try and employ every method and tool available to promote the … Read More…

Christmas, Parenting, and Crazy Love

This time of year gets me thinking about Mary. I wonder what it was like back then; pregnancy and childbirth in times where there were no cars or hospitals. She was most probably contracting while riding around town late at night on a donkey. I can’t imagine a … Read More…

Glorious Mothering

I have an exciting announcement to make… Glorious Mothering has been published! For those of you who haven’t heard, I’ve been working on this book for about two years now. At first it was only a hodge-podge of ideas which sat on the shelf for over a year … Read More…