5 Things Every Woman Needs to Hear (So I’m Telling You)

5 Things Every Woman Needs to Hear (So I

There are 5 things every woman needs to hear. In case you don’t have a woman in your life to tell you, let me: You’re not alone. You really, truly aren’t. Whatever you struggle with–discouragement, marital problems, a child who makes you feel like giving up, feelings of being overwhelmed–all other women struggle with those […]

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What Does Relaxed Homeschooling Look Like?

What Does Relaxed Homeschooling Look Like

A lot of people like the idea of “relaxed homeschooling”, but are so accustomed to what they feel is the only way to “do school”, they just can’t picture anything else. “How do they learn anything?” “What if I miss something?” These are some of the questions that are common to the relaxed approach. Again, […]

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4 Steps to Stress-Free Homemaking–FREE Video E-Course!

Are you a stressed-out homemaker? Don’t stay overwhelmed! You’re going to love this. I did! Check out this free eCourse: 4 Simple Steps to Stress-Free Homemaking! Are you tired of getting behind on laundry? Do you struggle to keep your kitchen clean? Does the dinner hour have you harried? If so, you cannot miss a […]

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Conversation: A Powerful Tool For Education

Conversation: A Powerful Tool For Education

I was driving, rather lost in thought, zoned by the double lines in front of me, when he asked the third question. “But how will they know?” I had probably answered his first two questions with a half-lying, “I don’t know”, the result of not really listening. “How will they know how to find my […]

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Amazing Web Links for Your Weekend

Amazing Web Links for Your Weekend

  Homeschooling Held Hostage, Heidi St John “Most of us took our children out of public school in search of something more, only to be hijacked by the world’s system—right there on the couches in our living rooms. We’re putting our kids into hyper-academic “homeschooling” programs and we’re allowing the pressure of the “what ifs” […]

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Do You Need to “Mom-Up”? (A Strategy for Discouragement)

Do You Need to Mom Up

Sometimes I feel like a wimp as a mom. Especially a homeschooling mom. I go to bed at night thinking of all the things I should have done, and shouldn’t have done, and how the older I get, the less I feel like I know what I’m doing. I get overwhelmed, thinking about the messes, the […]

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Easter, as Described by Screwtape (C.S. Lewis)

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“For all practical purposes, death has died. There has never been a more disastrous day in the history of the universe.” (Satan’s servant, Screwtape, to his nephew, Wormwood) From my favorite book, The Screwtape Letters, by C. S. Lewis: My Dear Wormwood, Now I am obliged to write to you about the most uncomfortable subject. […]

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Stretching Your Money in the Kitchen: Creative Ways to Use Left Overs

Stretching Your Money in the Kitchen Creative Ways to Use Left Overs

I love scrimping. Well, not scrimping, but seeing how far I can stretch a dollar. Even though Americans are known as the most wasteful of the world, I like to think we homemakers can redeem that stereotype with a little creativity. Saving money in the kitchen is one of the best places to start.  You can reduce […]

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Dear Mom: You’re Not Doing a Bad Job. How to Relax and Find Your Joy.

Dear Mom You

Was it the Internet that completely changed the way we parent? That ability to not only look into everyone else’s lives, but also to mask what everyone sees about your life–posting, pinning and publishing only the happy times, the highlights and beautiful moments, creating the facade that those define all our lives. Add to that we […]

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Walking Through the Storm (What Really Matters)

Walking Through the Storm (What Really Matters)

Many of you walked with us on our journey through the horrific storm of April 27 2011. Keri at A Happy Home Media asked me last week to share the story with her listeners. She and her husband did an amazing job helping bring the story to life (truly, the special effects are chilling). My heart […]

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