Four Tiers of an Excellent Home Education

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We homeschool moms aren’t just concerned with one grade level, or even one subject; we are responsible for an entire education! This is why we need more than just a snapshot mentality; we must develop a big picture of where we are headed so that we can reduce confusion when making the smaller choices. I […]

How I’m Prepping My Home For Homeschooling

How I'm prepping my home for homeschooling

I am not your typical homemaker. No matter how I many times I have set myself down and tried to come up with a cohesive plan as to how to go about big cleaning, I can never quite get a complete, detailed, blow-by-blow system in place. I suppose this is because I don’t really trust […]

Lies Public Schooling Reinforces

12 Lies Public Schooling Reinforces

  What the church had been for medieval man the public school must become for democratic and rational man. God will be replaced by the concept of the public good…The common schools…shall create a more far-seeing intelligence and a pure morality than has ever existed among communities of men. Horace Mann, father of the Common School […]

Encouragement for Stay-At-Home Saints

Encouragement for stay-at-home saints

If you’re knee-deep in the stomach flu, or teething, or broken appliances, or just having a hard time keeping up with the responsibilities of life, but you are still praising God in the midst of it all, then you should consider your holy estate. Saints, prophets, and all those otherwise used of God don’t look […]

How We Are Using Khan Academy in Our Homeschooling

How we are using Khan Academy in our homeschool

This post does NOT contain affiliate links–this is an unpaid, honest assessment for your information only. If you are unsure of how to approach math with older children, or if you just don’t have the time to sit with struggling mathematicians because you are teaching on multiple levels, Khan Academy might be a right “fit” […]

20 Tips and Tricks For Family Hotel Stays

20 Tips and Tricks For Family Hotel Stays

Hotel stays with lots of kids don’t have to be a nightmare! In fact, you can turn a hotel stay into a great family memory. How do I know?–because our large family (17 of us) has done it for years! Here are some tips and tricks that can help: 1. COVER THAT REMOTE! I’m not […]

How to Feed a Family on a Road Trip

How to feed a family on a road trip

Eating on the road does not have to mean a messy, junk-food, free-for-all. There are ways to pack snacks and meals that save money, time and mess! If you have been keeping up with my series on traveling as a large family, you will remember that we started traveling as a small army back when […]

How to Pack Clothes For a Family Road Trip

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Packing clothing for a few days’ trip takes some organization for any sized family, but when that family includes a number of small children, the task can seem daunting! As I related in this earlier post, we started traveling regularly as a family back when we had nine children, the oldest only thirteen years old. […]

The Missing Ingredient in Homeschooling

The Missing ingredient in homeschooling

It’s not curricula. It’s not supplies. It’s not physical exercise. It’s not test preparation. It is something so simple that we rarely think about it, yet it is so profound that we are doomed to fail without it. I was alerted to the importance of this simple ingredient while reading an old book, An Acorn […]

Four Ways to Reduce Homeschool Stress

Four Ways to Reduce Homeschool Stress

Remember this earlier post when we talked about being so discouraged you are tempted to give up? Here are some practical steps to get your homeschool feeling wonderful again: 1. Get order back in your home. Identify problem areas and write them down. Where are the “hitches” in your days? Is it the messiness of your […]