In the winter months I spend more time indoors and working at my home office – especially as I prepare for the coming new year. So I usually take the opportunity to declutter, reorganize, and update my home office study area at this time. This year after the flooding we experienced, it is especially a […]
A Homeschool Planner is the Key to Success!
This high quality PDF planner can be used year after year after year – and with multiple children. Where else can you get this value?
How to Survive Busy Kid Weekends
Hectic weekends make tired Mondays. Here’s how we survive.
Garden Shed Makeover (Or Just Getting One – Both Are Valid)
I HAVE A SHED OF MY OWN! Yes, I was using caps lock – I really AM that excited. I’ve had some lack-of-shed-space issues that were causing me problems around the house lately. Seeds I had started on top of the freezer got knocked over and killed by the dog. And then again by the […]
Get Prepared: Protect Your Photographs
I’m worried about something. (Pause to praise God this is all I have to worry about.) I’m worried that the next generation won’t have any photographs. I saw that . . . the incredulous look on your face. I know what you are thinking – we are inundated with photographs. That’s all we do. That’s […]
Get More Organized with Sensible Storage
Howdy! I hope your week is going well. As for me, my husband is coming back tomorrow from an 8-day mission trip to Africa and I am SO ready to see him! (Someone remind me not to do a series on organization again when my hubby is away!) If you haven’t been reading along, be […]
(Simple) Steps for Organizing Shoes and Jewelry
Happy New Year! Even though I’m a few days late, the year is still really new, right? I hope it’s going well for you so far- and you’re keeping your resolutions so far. *wink* One of the most common resolutions people make is “to get more organized.” But what does that exactly mean? It’s a […]
Summer Project: Organize Your Storage Spaces
As summertime sets in and temperatures continue their steady climb into July, consider tackling some home organization projects that you won’t want to do when your attic or garage offer sweltering conditions. After all, you wouldn’t want to be stuck in a windowless closet, garage or basement when you could be cooling off at the […]
Planning Your School Rather than Detailing Your Day
One of the great temptations for new home educators is to bring a traditional, assembly line, children-stuck-at-desks, seven-subjects-each-day-in-50-minute-increments approach to their home education. That approach is not working very well for the schools and their students, so why would we bring it into our homes with our children? Sometimes, we are tempted to do that […]
Pros and Cons of Homeschooling Year-Round
As a veteran home school mom who began home schooling at the point of having two children, then adding several more babies, a couple major moves and all kinds of disruptions plus a thriving home based business, I have done our schooling just about every way possible. We have had a very traditional schedule as […]
Blogging and Playing On the Go – Microsoft Windows Phone Reinvented Around Me
With five kids there is always something going on – especially now that my older ones are becoming more involved in sports, Boy Scouts, and community activities. At the same time I’m pursuing more large-scale projects for my problogging, book writing, and speaking/teaching. How do I stay connected? Well for the last month I’ve been […]
How to Organize Your Projects This Year
If the theme of the year is Embrace the Journey, then we will need tools to get there in one piece. I realized during my BlogCast FM Interview – From Untrained Housewife to Published Author – that not everyone knows HOW to organize a long-term project. So here’s how I organized Backyard Farming on an […]