Homeschool Giveaway: Get Ready for Spring

Some days it is feeling like spring.  Others not so much.  The spring feeling days gets me in the mood to organize and plan for the next school year.  I am also excited to have some summer learning activities for my children. It’s a special week. This week is The Ultimate Homeschool Spring Giveaway. I’m […]

Free Early Childhood Reading Resource Pack

Are you currently teaching a child to read? Are you or your child frustrated? Teaching reading can be frustrating for both parent and child.  This Early Childhood Reading Resource Pack is chock full of fun, engaging, reading activities and games to help take the frustration out! Activities include games for: Comprehension Alphabetical Order Rhyming Missing […]

Free Homeschool Convention Organization Pages

It’s that season, time to be preparing for the homeschool convention you go to.  Over the years I have come to find out homeschool conventions do not have to be stressful.  A little planning beforehand can make a huge difference.  I have put together five pages that will help you have the best homeschool convention […]

10 Ways to Create a Learning Environment

When we decided to homeschool, I hadn’t yet wrapped my mind around the idea that it wouldn’t just be school at home.  In fact, it took me a bit.   When we create a learning environment, we take a lot of the work off our own shoulders.  A learning environment allows our children to learn through entertainment and play. […]

My 2017 Word Better

It has become a thing over the last few years to choose a word to focus on. I don’t even remember what my word was last year. Oops… And yes, it is February and many have had their word for over a month.  However, My 2017 word it is better.  Why? 2016 was a rough […]

Thoughts on this Parenting Journey

This Parenting Journey, it isn’t for the faint of heart.  I don’t know how I would do it without God and my husband.  With seven children ages 2-17, there is utter chaos during many waking hours… chaos may be interpreted as messes, noise, and tons, yes tons of fun, laughs and kneeling on my knees. […]

Blogger Gift Guide

As a blogger, I keep my eye out for deals that could help me grow.  Black Friday-Cyber Monday for a few years now has been the main time I grab up those goodies!! Inspired Bloggers University Membership, this group of classes will help both the new blogger and experience blogger grow.  I have already in […]

DIY Paint with Water Pages

All of my children have loved the paint with water books.  They are pretty much mess free, and they enjoyed the creating.  However, they can be a bit hard to find and a little bit expensive.  This fall my two year old rode in the grain truck with me during milo harvest.  I asked on […]

Giveaway: Christmas Quotes Copywork 4 Winners

Did you forget to gather a few learning activities for this Christmas season?  Well, this giveaway is for you!!  I am giving away one of my most popular products, Christmas Quotes for Copywork.

Teaching the Child with Vision Challenges to Write

I have mentioned before, that teaching writing is a challenge for me. So, add a child with vision issues to that, and well, I had avoided it. Right or Wrong? My focus had been for a few years now to teach her to read.  Last year we finally after many hours of hard grueling work […]

Fall Around the Farm

It’s fall, and fall around the farm is umm BUSY… If the farm is busy, then I am busy.  During the fall months, we put up hay, thresh alfalfa seed, milo harvest, prepare ground for planting wheat, keep cattle fed and watered, fix equipment… it is a never ending chore on the farm. In all […]

Building a Writing Center for the Large Family with Special Learning Needs

One of our biggest struggles in our homeschool is teaching writing… It is hard for me.  Why?  Because I know I am NOT a strong writer.  That, right there, is likely why I don’t blog too often.  I love the idea of a writing center for the homeschool family.  I have been studying the introductions […]

Over $15,000 in Homeschool Giveaways

It’s that time of year, we are all getting ready for back to school.  We have curriculum to buy, lesson plans to plan, field trips to plan, and tons of other things to get done. Educents has several educational activities and other goodies worth over $15000 that they are giving away. Check it out!!  Educents […]

How to Pray for Farmers

A friend asked me how, specifically, she could pray for farmers.  So many think that farm life is glamorous, however I have to be honest… there is a glamorous side, but then there is the huge scary truth… from year to year our income can change by nearly 75% and sometimes more… Our lives depend […]

Homeschool Curriculum Shopping

Curriculum shopping can be so overwhelming.  Even 12 years into homeschooling, I can still walk into a curriculum hall at a convention and become overwhelmed!!  Reading reviews and making list before I start my buying has helped me make a plan for shopping whether online or at the vendor hall. I also use these to […]

A Boy and His Bees

Our family loves honey.  Our oldest has ALWAYS been a Nature Boy, catching bugs, flipping rocks looking for reptiles… YES, snakes too. Observing plants, animals, insects and everything nature related from an early age.  About four years ago, he took a big interest in honey bees.  And so the story of a boy and his […]

Busy Doing that Farm Wife Thing…

I am a stay at home mom.  But, as a farm wife, that doesn’t mean I am home much.  As a farm wife, I knew I would be helping on the farm a lot.  There are seasons when being mom takes first priority over my “farm wife” status. However, now with older children, my farm […]

No Stress Homeschool Curriculum Shopping

Curriculum shopping does not have to be stressful.  In fact with a few preparations before you begin, it can actually be a fun family event.  It has taken me a few years to figure out how to do the no stress curriculum shopping. My Curriculum Shopping Steps First, less is more… Less curriculum means more […]

Fourteen Ways to Enjoy Education on Vacation

I have talked about our lifestyle of education a lot on this blog.  Even though I am changing up some curriculum and adding more workbooks, we will still be doing a lot of lifestyle education.  Many will be heading out on vacation sometime this summer.  Take your vacation to another level and enjoy education on […]

Create a Flexible Household Routine

We have hit the season of the year where pretty much all ideas of a routine can be thrown out the window…  for instance, tonight my husband walked in letting me know we have to run for parts tomorrow.  Umm, a little FYI…  we have be gone on parts runs or unplanned doctor appointments a […]

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