Why I Love Homeschooling

Why

I love homeschooling, and for that I make no apologies. Before I homeschooled my children I was quite uneducated. I didn’t know anything about history, or geography, or math. I didn’t know how to be a friend, or a mother, or a wife, or even a Christian. Oh, yes, I thought I knew everything, and I […]

Grocery Tips and Tricks From a Mom of 15, Part 3

grocery tips part 3

If you have been following along, you know now my philosophy behind our meals choices and just how we eat. Today I am going to get into the nitty-gritty of how I shop. Instead of looking at marketing as a chore, I consider a blessing and a treat. There is simply something about facing the […]

Grocery Tips and Tricks From a Mom of 15, Part 2

Grocery tips part 2

Now that I have shared with you some of the reasons behind the way I shop and prepare meals for our family, I would like to explain how we actually eat at our house. When I think of what we will eat, my first consideration is nutrition, the second is cost, and the third is […]

Grocery Tips and Tricks From a Mom of 15, Part 1

Grocery tips part one

Our family is over four times the average, so it is natural that there are parts of our lives which look very different from the norm. For instance, in our home grocery shopping is not something incidental, it is monumental! We have to take out a back seat in our 15 passenger van to fit […]

Four Tiers of an Excellent Home Education

4 legs of an excellent home education 1

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 […]