The Ultimate Tool For Homeschool Record Keeping

A true, living education is more than textbooks and tests. Just about everything a child experiences is educational, but how can we capture all of it so that it “counts”? Most homeschool record keeping products are either too general or too complex. Very little has been created to help … Read More…

How Doing These Two Things Can Revolutionize Your Mom Life

Back when I had loads of children under ten, I also had loads of frustration. Each day was like a box of chocolates; I never knew what I was going to get. No matter how I tried to be organized and create a “to-do” list, I never got … Read More…

One Habit That Will Immediately Improve Your Family Organization Problems

It’s crazy, this hoarding of “stuff.” Last week the kids and I scrambled through our entire 3500 square feet and pitched and burned. Now that the dust has settled, we feel about three van loads and two trash toters lighter (our normal cycle of family organization had been … Read More…

Simplify Homeschooling for Teens with The Lesson Book

Have a few teens in your house? Then you know about that fine line, the one that makes you wobble between giving a young person the freedom to develop their own lives and the need to keep them from crashing in the process! When it comes to homeschooling, … Read More…

How to Use The Lesson Book Level Two and Level Three

Last post I proposed a way to use The Lesson Book with beginning readers and writers. This post I would like to show you how I use The Lesson Book  Level Two and Level Three with children who are doing pretty well with sounding out words and sentences, they … Read More…

The Lesson Book: Easiest Way to Charlotte Mason Style Homeschooling

I’ve got something so amazing to share with you today that I almost cannot contain myself! It’s something that has been in the works or a long, long time; something that could revolutionize the way you do Charlotte Mason Homeschooling. It’s what we have named “The Lesson Book.” … Read More…

Planners for Real Moms

Because life moves at the speed of light, moms need planners. However, we don’t need the fancy-schmancy and uber-complicated. Hey, we’re the people who only have enough time for five-minute showers and 30-second potty breaks! Besides, we live within budgets. We can’t spend bread, milk (or underwear) money on … Read More…

15 Holiday Hacks from a Mom of 15

My ultimate Christmas dream is a quiet dinner, a modest Christmas tree, a few gifts opened while soft Christmas carols play in the background… However, my husband is the opposite. He is Santa Claus. Really, I’m not kidding. He loves everything about the season, even listens to Christmas … Read More…

Introducing Large Family Life: Video Conversations with a Mom of 15

Blogging has changed a lot since I started in 2005. Back then you could write about what you had for dinner and who got sick that week and everyone loved it! Today there is so much out there, so many choices, so many other things to do other … Read More…

How to Run Your Home Like a Professional

Don’t you hate the way feminism has devalued the work of stay-at-home moms? As if raising human beings wasn’t one of the most important jobs on the planet! I think it’s been downplayed so much that we’ve forgotten a lot of the dignity and pride that comes with … Read More…