7 Hacks for Excellent Homeschool Content from a Laid-back Mom of 15

Have you been effected by homeschool insanity? Sometimes it seems like a test to see how much cranium cramming can be done before lunch. No time for actually enjoying Pachelbel’s Canon in D, it’s just another requirement we hurry through to get to the Latin lesson to get … 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…

Are You Doing Family Life the Right Way?

Most of us deeply desire a peaceful family life but we don’t know how to make it a reality. As women we like to begin by focusing in on our relationships with our children, and rightly so. I have actually written extensively here on my blog concerning ways … 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…

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…

What Are Your God Goals for 2018?

Losing weight, flossing regularly, spending less, getting more organized…these are among the resolutions most of us make at the turn of the year. These are all great, but do we have “God Goals”? Are the resolutions we make shaped by our own thinking or by His? For as the heavens are … 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…

Customer Service at Home

There was a time when I lived pretty much according to how I felt. If I awoke groggy, I was grumpy. If I had a stomach ache, others had to hear about it. I was under the false impression that I didn’t have any choice. After all, I … 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…