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…

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DIY Organizing Labels

There are loads of DIY organizing labels tutorials, but most involve special equipment or special expertise. I know this because I found myself in need of some organizing labels after our recent move. I think I must have moved the food in our pantry around at least three … Read More…

Teach Your Child to Read for FREE

Yes, that’s right. You can teach your child to read for free with this post. No gimmicks, not sign-ups required. All you have to do is scroll down to the bottom of this post and click to download your free reading program. This is something I’ve been working … Read More…

Keep Track of Homeschooling with One Simple Sheet

If there’s one thing I know about homeschooling, it’s that learning happens all of the time! Not just Monday through Friday. Not just between the hours of eight am and three pm. No, learning happens before six in the morning, and sometimes even after midnight in the evening. … Read More…

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

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…

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 become 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…

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Our Budget-Friendly Homeschool Room

Don’t have a lot of extra cash to create that “perfect” homeschool room? Neither do I! Spending oodles of money on the perfect space would eat up most of my budget, and, besides, who wants to turn the entire home into some ugly institution? (Blech!) Instead, our decor … Read More…

15 Grocery Shopping Hacks from a Mom of 15

Follow my blog with Bloglovin In our home grocery shopping is not incidental, it is MONUMENTAL ! We have to take out a back seat in our 15 passenger van to fit a major grocery-shop, and even then we have to use a few seats as well, and … Read More…