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Stress-Free Celebrations

    Regardless of the holiday you’re celebrating, there’s always a certain amount of stress to go with it. There’s no magic wand to make that disappear, but some thinking ahead can go a long way. Here’s what Felice has to say …   Is stress-free enough? Every year, I dream of a stress-free celebrations. […]

How to teach teenagers about managing money (when you’re not doing so great yourself)

Teach Teenagers About Money It’s tough to teach teenagers about managing money, especially if you’re not doing so great yourself! But we all know that money management is an important skill that your teenagers will use every day of their adult life. They may never use Algebra II again, but money skills are vital. I […]

How do I Teach Politics to My Kids?

Raising homeschooled teenagers in this current political climate is not fun, and that, my friends, is putting it mildly. I’m frustrated. No, wait. I’m angry! Just think of all the years, I have spent as a parent raising children to love the Lord, do what is right, play fair, share, compromise, and think of others. […]

Need help? Look Up.

Need help? Look up! Recently I’ve taken to looking at the sky. It isn’t a normal for me. I’m usually preoccupied with the many things happening in my life. I see the sky, but I don’t really see it. What is typical for me is the daily routine of life that I motor through, you […]

My Kids Fight

Hate to disappoint you. We are not a perfect, Christian, homeschool family. Well, we do homeschool and we are Christians … but the perfect part? Therein lies the problem. You see many of us have these high hopes that homeschooling will insure that our kids get along – or that at the very least, will […]

Need Money For Homeschool Books?

Need money for homeschool books? After all the years of homeschooling I added up the amount of money I’ve spent and let’s just say, I could be driving a luxury car. I’ve homeschooled since 1986 and in that time I’ve purchased thousands and thousands of dollars in curriculum. It was everything from books to math […]

My Favorite Homeschool Curriculum for Character Building

Homeschooling’s number one aim for many families is character building. I know when I started out, I wanted curriculum that built character! How about you? Are you looking for homeschool curriculum that builds character? I’ve been homeschooling since 1993, and I’ve got some favorites to share with you! My Favorite Homeschool Curriculum for Character Building When […]

Activities That Teach

At some point in your homeschool career, you may find one or more children, dragging their feet, with little shoulders slumped and heads hung. School just isn’t fun. Just think about it. If you were struggling to learn new material how fun would it be? Not much. Especially for a child who has some learning […]

Special Needs Homeschooling 101

Special Featured Author Dr. Jan Bedell Do you have a child with special learning needs?  While every child is unique and needs specialized attention, some seem to require more. They struggle to progress through typical milestones and traditional curriculum and approaches don’t help them.   That was my dilemma with my first born, Jenee’.  When she […]

Homeschooling with the Principle Approach, an Overview

Homeschooling with the Principle Approach an Overview I’ve been homeschooling my four children since 1997. My youngest child will graduate next year. Over the years I’ve seen many homeschooling methods rise. Homeschoolers are smart cookies and tend to seek the best for their families. A little of my story… My oldest child had been in […]

Using Movies to Teach

Using Movies to Teach Going to the movies as a family today is hard. Before you even get to the issues of time, money, and motivation, you have to discern what’s appropriate for a family to see together. Not easy.  We’re bombarded with so many messages that are contrary to family and faith when we walk […]

Family Friendly Staycation Ideas for Homeschoolers

Family friendly staycation ideas for homeschoolers Wouldn’t it be fun to play a vacation that didn’t involve 20 hours in the car? It’d be great to save money, too! Summer is right around the corner and vacation planning starts now. Here are some fun ideas you can do as a family that children of all […]

Move Past the Juggling Act and Learn to Flourish

Moving past the juggling and learn to flourish Are you paralyzed by such a long to-do list that you don’t know where to start? Do you drag through the day exhausted, thinking only of how much longer it is before you can finally collapse into bed . . . just to get up and start […]

Homeschool Podcasts You Don’t Want to Miss

Homeschool Podcasts You Don’t Want to Miss What is a podcast? If you’re new to podcasts, it might help to begin with explaining what a podcast is!  “Simply put, a Podcast is a series of audio or video recordings, that you can subscribe to and listen to whenever you like.” – The Podcast Host. This […]

The Benefits of Read Alouds in Your Homeschool

I wasn’t homeschooled, but I can remember loving library time in elementary school. It wasn’t just the books or the break away from the regular classroom. It was sitting on the big round rug listening to the librarian read aloud. The Benefits of Read Alouds in Your Homeschool There are studies that demonstrate that read […]

Struggling Learner? Homeschool Success!

Homeschool Success with Your Struggling Learner Educating a child that is struggling academically, emotionally or behaviorally can be a real challenge. Sometimes when you are out there, seemingly alone as a homeschool mom you can even start to doubt yourself and if you are equipped for the job.  After all, the educators may have told […]

Future Flying Saucers?

What are future flying saucers? A better question is who is the lady behind Future Flying Saucers? Meet Anne Marie Gosnell.  Anne Marie is the founder of Future Flying Saucers where she shares creative, engaging resources so parents and teachers can share Jesus without fear. And she’ll be joining us for Mommy Jammies Night March 14th. […]

Words Do Matter

What’s in a Word? Words Do Matter. Words do matter, the ability to communicate makes us human. Words connect us to each other, they spark our imagination and give us hope. On the other side, words can be divisive, it can be considered hate language and incite riots. We as parents and homeschoolers should take […]

Real Womanhood

We need strong women – we really do! Women who can make up their own minds. Would the “real” woman please stand up? Our present culture believes with enough spin it can tell us how to act, what to think and what it means to be authentically a real woman.  To really understand what authentic […]

Mommy Jammies Night 2017 Preview

Mommy Jammies Night 2017 Preview I’m so excited about Mommy Jammies Night this year! You’ll see some new faces and some old favorites and lots of exciting topics! I’m going to introduce you to our guests for this year and share a little about each one so you can get to know them! In January […]

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