Join Me Today at the Free Homeschool Summit!

It's HERE!!! The Homeschool Summit starts today and I will be in one of the opening sessions. Click HERE to sign up now for the totally FREE Homeschool Teaching Summit 2.0 to access this exclusive video session from me: "Is Homeschooling Stressing You Out? A Closer Look at School vs Education" You’ll learn about: Why to treat conversation ...

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How to Handle Sibling Disputes

It's no secret...if you have children at home, especially if they're together all day, you deal with a certain amount of wrong attitudes and strife.  (If you don't, email me please.) For me, this is probably THE hardest part of our daily struggles.  It seems I never know quite how to handle it.  Sometimes I think ...

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Homeschool Teaching Summit for FREE! (Believe me you want to sign up for this.)

Because y'all, this is BIG. I LOVE going to  homeschool conferences to be renewed. There's just something about it. But often they are expensive or too far, not to mention the logistics of actually getting out of the house to go. But this is the best of it all--amazing encouragement free, from home! (But the ...

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Jennifer Lopez & the Superbowl Half Time Show: We’re Not Empowering Women

(For the record, the above image is not nearly the worst of the half-time show costumes; just what I felt comfortable sharing.) I realize there is a lot of commentary already about the half-time show in last night's Superbowl. Everything from "It was despicably sexual" to "another vote for empowered women!" I needed to write simply to ...

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All of Parenting is a Gracious Rescue (and we are not the savior of our children)

Paul Tripp's video, Mirror of Sin & Means of Grace: Parents are Works in Progress Too  hit me right in the heart. I may have cried, then wrote letters of apology to my adult children. Do yourself a huge favor and watch it. Then come back and talk to me. Cause I'm feeling a little ...

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Educational Treasure: Great Courses are 90% Off! (Perfect for Homeschoolers)

This morning I signed my senior up for one of Great Courses instant video classes to finish up her Science credit. I was so pumped to get a catalog in the mail with a priority code making a $300 class only $25! I'm not an affiliate for them, I just wanted to share what a ...

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God is Just Using Us

One of my greatest epiphanies as a mother who often feels overwhelmed was reading about Moses.  I shared my epiphany in the post, Moses and Motherhood:  The Beauty of Broken Vessels. Today I had to rally up that same courage again so I gave myself a shot in the arm with a condensed version. Maybe you ...

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Remembering the Importance of the Seemingly Unimportant at Home

You'd think I would remember. I've been cherishing and talking about HOME for so long. But we get busy and we forget. I do anyway. I forget how important are the hundreds of little things that make home what it is. That the atmosphere of a home subtly, slowly and profoundly shapes our children as they ...

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How to Raise a Snowflake (An Overly Sensitive, Easily Offended Person Who Struggles with Life)

By the new definition of what it means to be a snowflake, it feels like we're living in a winter wonderland, where it truly makes one wonder, "How did we get here?" Maybe you've noticed that we live in a time more than ever where feelings rule and the main rule is that anything or anyone ...

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A Letter to My Daughters About Sexual Harassment & Living Here Right Now

Dear sweet young girls and women, You are strikingly beautiful--inside and out. Our culture values beauty but sometimes they get it wrong. They mistake seductive or sexy or desired for real beauty and it can get really confusing to those of you trying to make your way through it all. There are mildly inappropriate behaviors that both ...

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