Posts in category Raising Responsible Children

10 Tips for Getting Through the Busy Spring Season

As the homeschool year winds down and summer approaches, there’s a sense of relief because another school year is almost done, right?  It feels so good to anticipate a time of rest and summer fun. But it seems that in the spring, many moms also feel anxious and overwhelmed with all there is to do […]

7 Tips for Homeschooling Your Preschooler

I love to meet and talk to parents who are just beginning to homeschool their preschooler! They’re so excited and eager to learn more about homeschooling. Unfortunately, I find that parents who are just starting to homeschool preschoolers are making the same mistakes I did! They think they need to buy expensive curriculum, and spend […]

Resources and Ideas for Building Your Child’s’ Faith

As I said in my last post, “Motherhood: A Blessed Calling,” we as moms have an amazing opportunity to disciple and train up our children to know the Lord. As a Christian parent, you hopefully have a great desire to teach your children about Jesus, but maybe you struggle with knowing how to do it […]

Motherhood: A Blessed Calling!

Lately, God has been impressing on my heart the importance of being a mom. I was a stay-at-home mom for 23 years, and I loved it! It was a privilege and blessing to be home with our kids and to homeschool them (well, most of the time)! But there were many times throughout those years […]

4 Homeschool Pitfalls to Avoid

As we began homeschooling, I remember thinking that I needed to do things right! I wanted our kids to have the best education possible. I bought little metal desks for the two oldest kids (ages 6 & 4) to do their school work in.  I bought all the workbooks and the teacher’s guides and we […]

The Key to Successful Homeschooling

When we started homeschooling back in 1995, it was NOT something many people did, it was, in fact, a bit socially unacceptable.  People looked at you weird when you said you homeschooling. People didn’t understand why you would even WANT to homeschool! There weren’t a lot of options out there for curriculum.  There weren’t a […]

Tips on Evaluating Your Homeschool Schedule

As you finish up the first semester of the school year, this is a great time to look back and evaluate all aspects of your homeschool to determine if there should be any changes made for the next semester. When you’re in the thick of it, it’s hard to take time to evaluate how things […]

Understand Your Child’s Love Language

Understand Your Child’s Love Language

Children have a great need to feel unconditionally loved.  God created us to need love, and He sent His Son to die for our sins to show us His unconditional love. Jesus said we’re to follow His example of loving others in John 13: 34-35:   34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I […]

8 Ideas for Keeping Toddlers Busy While Homeschooling

8 Ideas for Keeping Toddlers Busy While Homeschooling

Homeschooling several children of multiple ages can be challenging in itself, but homeschooling while you have a toddler running around can often seem overwhelming! When we first started homeschooling, our kids were ages 7, 5, 3, and 1; life was busy, to say the least! Looking back, I think that the two littlest ones were […]

Self-Control: Building Godly Character in Your Children

Self-Control: Building Godly Character in Your Children

(5th in a series on building godly character in your children) Our youngest son has always been curious and adventurous. As soon as he learned to open doors, he had trouble controlling his curiosity and desire to go outside.  We had to install a “Jonny-lock” (named after him) to keep him from heading outside when […]