It's NOT the End of the World

It’s NOT the End of the World

We are expecting an eclipse next week. Is this an opportunity for panic, for the end of the world, or for great joy and jubilation? When I was a little girl and something bad would happen to me, say, I lost my doll or skinned my knee, the … Read More…

McGuffey Primer Tutorial

Teaching a child to read is one of the most daunting tasks a homeschooling mommy can face. To make this a little easier, I have recently recorded a McGuffey primer tutorial, and I am republishing this post to go along with it. You will find the video I … Read More…

keep our children from educational slavery via relaxed homeschooling

Homeschooling Slavery

It has always been the tendency for people to lord it over each other and for one portion of people to become elitists and use the rest of the people for their own ends. However, it is one thing to be in bondage physically, and another to be … Read More…

mcguffey readers round up

McGuffey Readers Roundup

The McGuffey readers have been the solution to many of my homeschool problems. They are: They are excellent because they: They are simple because they: They are affordable because they: They are readily available because: Yes, you read that right: McGuffey wrote his first reader in 1836. He … Read More…

Elephant Homeschooling

Homeschool an Elephant

How do you homeschool an elephant? Let’s tackle this question. Why is homeschooling like an elephant? Because education is huge, colossal, and mammoth! It pretty much encompasses anything and everything a person needs to know, doesn’t it? Specifically, we are going to talk about how homeschooling is like … Read More…

how to be a pretty mom

How to Be a Pretty Mommy

Motherhood means sacrifice and virtue, but it also includes the cultivation of beauty. In this post we will explore how to be a pretty mommy. Recently a few of my viewers on YouTube asked if I would address the aesthetics side of motherhood. They actually accused me of … Read More…

Get Free From Mom Guilt

In this post we will discuss how to get free from mom guilt. If there’s one thing that steals mommy joy it has to be GUILT! Guilt is one of those necessary emotions. While it seems negative, actually one of the best things we can do is to … Read More…

Mom Life Simplified

An over-complicated life can kill our joy. We need mom life simplified. Clutter–it can steal, kill, and destroy! This is true when we talk about our physical surroundings and our time. It takes insane time and effort to keep our homes clean because we are constantly sloshing through … Read More…

Praying or Whining?

Whining Steals Joy

Sometimes our prayers aren’t prayers at all–they’re just whining sessions. When we whine, our joy dissipates, and things only get worse. Whining steals joy! In this post we are going to discuss how to reverse this trend and get our mommy joy back! We’re currently in a series … Read More…

The Comparison Trap

We can all fall into the trap of thinking that others have it easier or do things better or are more “normal” or holy than we are. I call this the Comparison Trap. It’s not healthy or helpful, but it is terribly commonplace. It’s especially prolific because the … Read More…