15 Unusually Fun Ways to Homeschool During Summer

Are you feeling guilty because you need to homeschool this summer but don’t have the heart to sit your kids down to hours of book work each day? You are not strange or irresponsible. You are actually a mom with sense! I know, I know, we love the … Read More…

How to Deal With Teen Tantrums

There’s no reason to hang your head in shame when you’re dealing with teen tantrums. Despite common assumptions, parents are rarely the blame. Sure, moms and dads can sometimes be great contributors via rough handling, poor example, or both. We are all used to seeing these modeled on … Read More…

Cancel the Plans of the Devil for Your Family

There is a devil and right now he’s roaming the earth looking for anything he can consume.  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8 Is he eating up your family? Good intentions are not … Read More…

FREE Gentle Grammar Curriculum Download

Hey, Mom, are your beginning readers frustrated when it comes to writing and punctuating simple sentences?  I know mine have been. For years I searched high and low for a grammar program that would help my children write well from the very beginning of literacy. Then I discovered … 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…

How to do a language arts lesson using The Lesson Book

How to do a Primary Language Arts Lesson With The Lesson Book

The Lesson Book is perfect for doing primary language arts lessons. Not only does it offer freedom for you to choose what your child concentrates on, but it also lends structure so that you are more able to form consistent habits that will help your little one build … 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…