God has been working on me to quit yelling at the kids so much. Has He been working on you too?
The success of our homeschools is primarily a result of what habits we, as homeschooling moms, have formed for ourselves. Of course, it's our responsibility to help our kids form good habits, but it starts with us. After some false starts and a whole lot of practice, some habits, like reading more, have taken hold… Continue reading Three Tips for Better Habits
You know, the kind full of battle scenes. The good guys face hopeless odds. The women and children are crying. Only a wizard and group of mystical Ents can rescue the halflings from despair. "What can men do against such reckless evil?" "Ride out and meet them." Let's just say I did not ride out… Continue reading A Two Towers Kind of School Day
This is part of the series: Classical Homeschooling Those of you who have read any of these great books about classical homeschooling have, if you're anything like me, shut the book and said something like, "Yeah right." All of this sounds fabulous, but real people like me can't possibly accomplish all that these books lay out.… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Classical Homeschool
If you're considering giving your children a classical educaction at home, you might as well be aware of the challenges you'll face. This may be depressing, but read on homeschooling mama:
My kids are selfish, cranky, and mean sometimes. Also, they yell. I wonder where they learned that.
There are some striking similarities between being a homeschooling mom and being the CEO of a major corporation. Okay, I've never actually been the CEO of a major corporation. Out of the yearly boatload of books published on leadership in the corporate world, I've only read a handful, but I'm finding some leadership qualities apply to… Continue reading Mom, CEO. (Leadership Principles for Homeschooling Moms)
My living room looks like some disorganized, second-rate library. I haven't counted, but I'm sure there are no less than 1,136 half-read books stacked on the end tables, bookshelf, bench, and usually one or two on an armrest. My kids are usually each reading four at a time and have tossed them everywhere. A friend… Continue reading When Homeschooling Focus is Hard
As early as a month ago, a lot of moms in my local homeschooling group began talking about feeling overwhelmed and discussing strategies of how to do everything that needs to get done in a day. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear non-homeschooling moms have a similar conversation. Some things struck me during this… Continue reading How to Relax in a World of Overwhelmed Homeschoolers
A true homeschool day isn't complete without a little tumult, but during some seasons of your homeschooling life the chaos seems to take over. Amidst babies and toddlers, homeschooling can easily descend into complete disorder and a cacophony of small voices clamoring for your attention. Here are a few tips on how to homeschool with toddlers and… Continue reading Tips for Homeschooling with Toddlers and Babies