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June 7, 2018

Almost always, the first question I get when meeting with homeschooling families is this:  Which curriculum should I use?

Seems like a good question.  But I'd like to propose that this is not the FIRST question you should ask.  Take a look at my former blog posts on hom...

April 26, 2018

In my last blog I mentioned the importance of recognizing your strengths and playing to them when it comes to deciding what homeschooling should look like in your home. Deciding which approach to take should take into consideration who your child is as a learner, as we...

March 30, 2018

During this season we think about the cross and the empty tomb.  Jesus’ death and resurrection made way for the great exchange, in which Christ bore the weight of and paid the price for our sin, sickeness, and even death.  In exchange, He offers us forgiveness, eternal...

March 3, 2018

You might be wondering, “Is this the article in which she will tell me what curriculum to use?”  Not yet, but WAIT!  I promise you that if you do these foundational steps, choosing the right curriculum will be SOOOOO  much easier.

Hopefully you read...

February 24, 2018

How Do You Eat an Elephant?

You’ve probably heard that joke before.  Remember the answer? 

One bite at a time.

This, my friend, is exactly how you homeschool.  You take one “bite” at a time.  I’m here today to tell you about the first two bites.  The first two steps...

February 19, 2018

You want to homeschool but there’s just one, little problem—you have no idea where to start.  You might be tempted to start with picking your curriculum—but WAIT---don’t do it!  With about a million options to wade through, it just might take you forever and ain't no m...

February 3, 2018

Before I was a parent, I was the perfect parent.  My experience as a teacher, nanny, and tutor told me that I was more than qualified.  The hundreds of books, articles, and podcasts read and listened to in preparation for parenthood only inflated my sense of pride in t...

February 1, 2018

"... it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, w...

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Homeschool enthusiast and family life coach writing for the curious mama who desires creative alternatives to “one-size-fits-all” parenting and education.  

Sharing stories and tips to inspire mamas to make the most of every MOMent.