How to Homeschool When Your Kids are Crazy and Your Husband is Cranky

How to Homeschool When Your Kids are Crazy and Your Husband is Cranky

Do you feel at the end of your rope, pulled apart by the demands from all ends of your life? Here’s the way one dear mama put it: Could you help me please? My husband says he wants to put the kids in public school because our lives … Read More…

Unit Studies for Real Moms

Unit Studies for Real Moms

Unit studies can be as fancy or simple as you want them to be, but they should never be overwhelming! If you have tried unit studies and been disappointed, or just can’t figure out quite how to do them, this post is for you! First of all, just … Read More…

How We Homeschool: Mom of 15 Shares the Details

How We Homeschool: Mom of 15 Shares the Details

So…as I have promised, here is how we are doing it. Please keep in mind, this is only a snapshot. If you took a picture of how we did it 20 years ago, you may have not recognized it as the same thing. We have adapted according to … Read More…

How to Homeschool With Composition Books

How to Homeschool With Composition Books

If you’re looking for a low-cost, low-stress way to homeschool, why not try composition books? I know they aren’t impressive by themselves, but with just a few ideas, tips, and directions they can become the best way to give your children a top-notch education! You see, these are … Read More…

20 Ways to Survive a Hotel Stay With Lots of Kids

20 Ways to Survive a Hotel Stay With Lots of Kids

A hotel stay with lots of kids doesn’t have to become a horror film! In fact, you can turn a hotel stay into a great family memory. How do I know?–because our large family (17 of us) has done it for years! You can read more about our … Read More…

The Best Almost Free Language Arts Curriculum You’ll Ever Need

The Best Almost Free Language Arts Curriculum You’ll Ever Need

If you have more than one child and you are homeschooling, you know about Scattered Brain Syndrome. Since I have 15 children, I guess my brain is more scattered than the rest of civilization (an excuse I might use when apologizing for missing that doctor’s appointment on Monday…). … Read More…

How to Be a Sweet Mom to Your Family

How to Be a Sweet Mom to Your Family

Sweetness does not come naturally to most of us. We tend to react to the hard knocks of life by becoming cold and hard. Of course women must be tough as nails, but we don’t have to act rough and sharp! Not only babies and children, but husbands, parents, … Read More…

How to Become a Peaceful Mom

How to Become a Peaceful Mom

Moms can, and must, find peace.  When they don’t, they become a menace to their families. I know all about it, peace that is, and that’s saying a lot. People don’t believe me. They say it’s not possible for a mom of 15 to know even the meaning … Read More…

15 Happy Hacks for Spring Cleaning from a Mom of 15

15 Happy Hacks for Spring Cleaning from a Mom of 15

Spring cleaning makes me happy, I just can’t help it!  Everything is beginning anew, and I am itching to do a whole-house reboot. After all, there are 10 of us who run around with dirty shoes and fling our dirty underwear into the hamper (hopefully). For me it goes … Read More…

Seven Backdoors to Learning for Exhausted Moms

Seven Backdoors to Learning for Exhausted Moms

Let’s face it; there are times when formal homeschooling is impossible. Such as… …when you are experiencing debilitating morning sickness, …when there is a new baby in the house, …when the whole house is recovering from the flu, …when the family is experiencing a move, …during a time … Read More…