Menu Planning Organized

No homeschool mom is effective unless dinner is made. Yeah, I’d like to think it could be different, but they have to eat EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT. So, let’s get this part under control, so we can focus on their minds! Wendy offers great advice in A New Start in Menu Planning. Looking for great Homeschool Deals?

Managing your Mouth

Yeah, I know that on the surface this doesn’t appear to be about homeschooling, but it really is. You see, I think we can spend hours of precious time organizing our homeschool for success, but miss the importance of managing our bodies. (As I type this, one of my boys just screamed hateful words at […]

Organizing Back to School

Right now it’s not even back-to-school time, but when I saw this post I could smell the very scent of new pencils. Doesn’t it just make you smile? Ok, maybe I’m a little quirky about back-to-school time. Seriously though, these tips are excellent for planning the new year, but what if you are in the […]

52 Week Organization Challenge for Homeschoolers

I don’t know about you, but I’m always up for a challenge. Ha! Throw in the word organization and I’m THERE! What about you? Do you desire to tame the beast and create peace in your homeschool? Join, veteran homeschool mom of 6 as she encourages you with wit and real-life help. She provides printable […]

Free ebook on Feminine Priorities

God didn’t design us to “do it all.” Join Katie as she offers an in-depth look at what God says our priorities as women should be. Hurry, this ebook is FREE to subscribers until 1/31/14!

Growing Your Blog While Managing Your Home {Review & Giveaway}

“We can be bodily present while our hearts and minds are far away due to the misuse of the Internet”. Jacinda Vandenberg (pg.9) Yes, that! Have you found yourself guilty of pushing aside the duties of motherhood for just one more Facebook status update? Do you come to the end of the day feeling like a […]

An Orange for Frankie Book Activities with Printables

An Orange for Frankie is one of my favorite Christmas books that I read to my children each year.  Patricia Polacco, the granddaughter of one of Frankie’s sisters, shares the true story of Frankie, who lived during the Great Depression and knew the joy of giving, even when there was little to give in their own […]

Hands-On Fun with The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

Jonathan Toomey is the best woodcarver in the valley, but he is always alone and never smiles. No one knows about the mementos of his lost wife and child that he keeps in an unopened drawer. But one early winter’s day, a widow and her young son approach him with a gentle request that leads […]

15 Make-Ahead Homeschool Lunches

Recently, I have often thought that it would be a good idea to make our lunches ahead of time, even though we homeschool. Though I do not send my children out the door each morning with backpacks, permission slips, and lunchboxes, sometimes our homeschool days can get hectic, too. Meal times are no exception! Today […]

Quiet Time Basket

A big thank you to Apologia for sponsoring this series… We’re talking about getting organized this month at Homeschool Village. I want to take a moment to talk about getting your Quiet Time supplies in order. As a homeschooling mom is it vital that you have time with God each day. I struggle in this […]

A Homeschooling Spring Clean

As March rolls around, the first signs of spring are in the air.  Easter is fast approaching.  My thoughts turn to finishing up the school year, and purchasing and lining up our curriculum for the upcoming year. Spring is also a traditional time to do some extra deep cleaning around the house.  We  like to […]

Teaching Entrepreneurship to Our Children

My 11-year-old son spent several days this week making tote bags to sell at the farmers market next season. He’s planning to have his own booth selling eggs, chicks, herbs, vegies, and whatever else he can come up with. And I’m encouraging him all I can. How it all started In fact, all of my […]

Lessons from Fairs, Large and Small

This month our lessons from the homestead came from the Mother Earth News Fair. Most of our family returned from there last evening laden down with stuff, sales ideas, physician and motivation to try new things. I have found that learning can come from a variety of places. But I especially like those places that […]

Oh No! I Over-shopped!

It’s that time of year again – Back To School. Schools are starting up and, viagra 40mg as usual, many fliers are coming to my house with the latest sales on school supplies, books, and super-cute classroom ideas. It’s like the big stores are reading my mind! Once upon a time I was the girl […]

Not Starting Back to School

As I write this, vcialis 40mg everyone is posting about starting school. Blog posts abound during the month of August about the first day of school—planning for it, sales making it memorable, and just doing it. But I’m not there. Generally, we don’t plan to “start school” until after Labor Day. I’ve never been able […]