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…

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…

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…

15 hacks for a stress-less holiday season from a mom of 15

15 Hacks for a Less Stressful Holiday Season

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…

Add Some Method to Your Homeschool Madness

This is the third installment in the Easy Homeschooling series. Today we are going to discuss how we need things we can touch and see in order to keep us on track. If you have multiple children in multiple stages of childhood, this will be especially helpful for … Read More…

Simplifying homeschooling into its most essential parts helps build confidence and quell confusion.

More Tips for Making Homeschooling EASY

Homeschooling is something that is either hugely complicated or wonderfully simple. It all depends on your perspective. While choice is an amazing thing, too much choice can lead to confusion unless you have a framework that dictates which helps you make decisions. By God’s grace (and isn’t it … Read More…

How to Demystify Math

I think what intimidates us most about teaching math to our children is our own ignorance of the subject. Knowing how it is approached dissipates confusion and frustration. I’ve created a video that helps explain (but this post has all sorts of other goodies and links you don’t … Read More…