Posts tagged weariness

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips for Managing a Busy Home

  School has started and life is in full swing.   As a homeschool parent, it’s possible that things are getting a little overwhelming as you add the role of teacher to your already busy life again. I’m not saying that we ever stop teaching, but I’m referring to the “official” start school in the […]

12 Ideas for Raising Responsible Children

12 Ideas for Raising Responsible Children

(4th in a series on Building Godly Character in Our Kids) Recently I was visiting a friend, and was pleased to see her children helping her with emptying the dishwasher, cleaning up lunch and generally helping her with the chores around the house.  These children were between the ages of 2-8!  And they did it with […]

Obedience: Building Godly Character in Our Kids

Obedience: Building Godly Character in Our Kids

(3rd blog post in a series on building godly character in our children) Obedience is one of the most important character qualities to help our children develop as they grow up.  We want our children to be obedient to us as parents, to others in authority and ultimately to God.  But obedience doesn’t just naturally […]

6 Tips to Lessen Sibling Squabbles in Your Home!

6 Tips to Lessen Sibling Squabbles in Your Home!

“Mom, Joey hit me!”…  “He stole my truck”   “I want him out of my room!” Does this sound familiar?  When our children fight, it’s so frustrating! I remember days when I felt more like a referee than a mom!  Seriously, dealing with our kids bickering is often exhausting! Squabbles between siblings are probably one of the top […]

Encouragement for the Burned Out Homeschool Mom

Encouragement for the Burned Out Homeschool Mom

Burnout is defined as feeling depressed, exhausted, and exasperated, basically being worn out, even ready to give up.   Burnout is a fairly common problem among homeschoolers at some point in their homeschool journey, so if you’re feeling a little bit this way, don’t despair!   The daily grind, continuous lesson planning, teaching and dealing with […]