• Home Education
  • My Homeschool Game Plan in 5!

    So, it’s officially “Back to Homeschool!”  And, we’ve been having a great time – how about you? We have really swapped things up this year, and have tried a totally new combination. It’s been working great, but we are definitely taking some time to get into new habits. So, in a nutshell here’s our Fall 2016. 10th […]

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  • 5 Surprising Ways to Summer School

    5 Suprising Ways to Summer School

    How can we make this summer different? How can we cover the gaps? How can we make up that course? How can I get a BREAK while the kids are still doing some learning? These are my questions this summer… I know –  I. NEED. A. BREAK.  – probably more than my kids need a break. […]

  • Curriculum
  • Exercise Focuses Your Mind


    Are you getting a little crazy with the kid’s constant energy? Are they just unable to get quiet? It sounds like you need a little intervention. Let’s get ’em to focus! STOP… Don’t stress yourself out any longer!!Take a break, go outside and get some exercise. It’s easy, go for a bike ride, a walk […]

  • Current Events
  • Why Do I Homeschool?

    When we first began this homeschooling journey over 15 years ago, there were alot of people who were unhappy with our choice. As a family completely involved in a private school (principal and a teacher) to pull our children and bring them home was huge, even our pastor gave us a little grief. Fast forward […]

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  • Am I qualified to teach my Children?

    momschool am i qualified

    Are you wanting to homeschool but just doubting if you have what it takes? Perhaps you’re worried because you didn’t do so well in school yourself. Teaching is not an exacting science. In fact, the best teachers are the ones with a heart to teach. Research has clearly shown that there is no direct correlation […]

  • Current Events
  • Getting Ready for the ACT / SAT test

    SAT & ACT

      UPDATE: The SAT and ACT are changing… this should be no surprise to any of us, but it should affect how we prepare our students for these tests. From what I understand the SAT will be dropping the writing component and introducing a new test in January of 2016. Which makes me wonder if […]

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  • Make Your Field Trips Great!

    momschool field trips

    Field trips can be a great vehicle for learning and experiencing. Yet, even some of the best field trips can turn into disaster without a few guidelines. here are a few tips for an awesome field trip… 1) Make sure your field tip fits the age of your children 2) Don’t go during peak season. […]

  • Current Events
  • 10 great Summer Home school Ideas

    Summer ideas

    Not everyone agrees about school in the summer. Even I don’t agree with myself sometimes… (that’s a problem, huh?) I don’t know about you, but when summer rolls around I really really need a break! So, typically our summertime is just that – a break for mom. However, the kids do keep their brains active […]

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  • Enter for a FREE Book Giveaway!

    Check out the book cover and trailer reveal for Tialla Rising’s upcoming release, Where Shadows Lie, and continue below to enter the giveaway!    Release date: June 2015Synopsis via Goodreads: His dark past haunts him. His new life taunts him.   After twenty years in the gangs and a hefty prison sentence, an early release […]

  • Encouragement
  • Rejoice Evermore…


    I am one of those people that really tries (emphasis on try) to make things practical. This carries over into my spiritual life as well. I believe that all things in life work together for God’s glory. Though I may not understand it, He has the beginning and the end worked out. So, as I read […]