Disclosure: I received this curriculum at no cost in exchange for an honest review. Language arts is one of my favorite subjects to teach. As an avid reader, professional blogger, and published author, I am very passionate about teaching my children all things language arts. Teaching my children how to write is one of my favorite things to do in our homeschool, because I enjoy equipping them with the ability to communicate through writing. Writing also opens up a world of unlimited imagination and possibilities; seeing my children work through writing has been a great joy for me these last Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
5 SCRIPTURES TO PRAY OVER YOUR CHILDREN For our family, prayer is something that is a very high priority. We love having an ongoing dialogue with God all day and equally love the ability to pray for all of God’s people – especially our children. We love praying for God to show them who He created them to be, for their well being, for their future spouse, and anything else you can imagine. The Scripture that fuels our love for prayer is found in Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Journal & Coloring Book for Teen Girls I am so thrilled to share with you a brand new journal and coloring book for teen girls by my dear friend Marcy from the blog Ben and Me. For those of you who have had the pleasure of raising a teen girl who loves Jesus - there is nothing quite like it. Raising a daughter who loves the Lord is an honor - especially in today's world that seems to do everything but point to Jesus. And what's more - raising a future mother and wife to the glory of the God - I'd say that we are blessed beyond measure to be anointed with this task of mothering Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
As I write this post I am fighting my way through a very long season of exhaustion. You know, the seasons of life where we dream of "one more hour" of sleep that never comes, and rely on coffee more than we care to admit. Have you been there? Not only have I been here before, I am certain I will be here again, so I've made peace with the fact that there is always rest, if we remain in Christ. And that, dear sisters has been the hope that carries me through. But how can we hear His voice when we are exhausted? How can we hear God's direction when the constant noise around us is drowning His Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
If you've had a chance to visit my blog NextGen Homeschool, you may know that I am a homeschool graduate who is now homeschooling my three daughters. On this month of thanksgiving, I'm sharing my thank you letter to my mom, a reflection on why I'll always be grateful for the unique experience she gave me and the Godly heart that motivated her to do it. I hope that it will encourage YOU in your personal homeschooling journey: Your children WILL thank you later! Dear Mom, I've come a very long way since the day you decided to pull me out of high school and homeschool me along with my Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Treat Bag Toppers Everyone I know has at least one teacher in their life that made a positive impact on their lives. I know I do. Three to be exact... My third grade teacher, Mrs. Asai, was the first teacher who really took the time out to show me just how much she cared. She taught me that I was valuable, despite my circumstances at home, and that I had a bright gift and love for education inside of me. And she was Japanese too - so she could relate to some of the discrimination issues I had being in an all-Caucasian school. The second Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
The basic concept of cooperative homeschooling — aka homeschool "co-ops" — is to "cooperate" with one or more families to share any part of the homeschool educational process. A co-op can be as simple as two families meeting regularly to share schooling on a particular subject (as my two sisters-in-law do weekly), or as structured as a district-provided public program or a charter group from an organization such as Classical Conversations. Co-ops can be academically focused, socially focused, or spiritually focused — or a combination of these. When I was homeschooled in the late 1980s, Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Are you looking for ways to become a better homemaker? If you are anything like me, you are continuously looking to revamp and revitalize your home for efficiency in every area. In my eyes, every woman can be considered a homemaker. I don't consider the term to be exclusive to those who stay at home full time, nor to just mothers. I see this as a term that is universal for those who make their house a home. So this post will be approached from that mindset, but will be specifically speaking to moms. 5 Ways to Become a Better Homemaker 1. Relax More. I think that many women I know work Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
The unplugged family is a rare sight in today's world. Nothing is wrong with technology, but I do believe that our consumption of it, if not controlled can be problematic. Imagine sitting at a restaurant, enjoying a meal with your family when you see, across the way, a family who is not speaking to one another. The kids are on their gaming devices, the parents are both checking their email or texts on their cell phones. While this idea might make you cringe, it’s not all that uncommon in a day and age when we are always “on.” Looking for ways to get back to basics with your family? Here are Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
I first heard the term blog-at-home mom when I began my journey as a professional blogger in 2011. A mom at our homeschool co-op in Germany (we were stationed there with the military) told me that instead of just a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, I was now a blog-at-home homeschooling mom. Cute, right? And now, here I am 5+ years later, still a blog-at-home homeschooling mom. And the funny thing? I love it more and more every day! And now I have a passion to share resources with other moms (homeschooling and non-homeschooling alike) to help them begin their blog-at-home mom Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.