Winter Themed Chapter Books

Winter is coming and my older kids need some fun reading for our Christmas break. I compiled a chapter book list of winter-themed books for them to enjoy. Jasper and the Riddle of Riley’s Mine  The Great Hibernation  The Evil Wizard of Smallbone  Snow Treasure  The Endless Steppe  Icefall The Arctic Code The Boxcar ChildrenRead more

How to Avoid Homeschool Mistakes

I’ve been homeschooling officially for 8 years now. Does that make me a veteran? I’m not quite sure I’ve reached that status. I’m by no means an expert. But I’ve made a lot of mistakes. Ouch! So many mistakes! Thankfully, I’ve learned from those mistakes, adapted, made changes, and continued to press forward in ourRead more

Avoiding Decision Fatigue in Your Homeschool

Can everyone just stop asking questions, please? I have said this on more than one occasion in my house. Everyone has a question for mom – the one who holds all knowledge and the answers to all things. Also known as me. But I don’t have all the answers. I’ve got nothing. I’m just tired.Read more

5 Character Qualities Needed for College Success

My husband is a college professor. And he’s shared so many stories of student successes and also of failures with me. (Be sure to go back and read this story about college failure.) Through his experience guiding students, he made a list of the top 5 things he wishes all students knew before attending college.Read more

The Number 1 Way to Help Your Kids Succeed in College

Last week I shared a little bit about my husband’s co-worker. She had shared the story of her son’s college experience with my husband. You can read the story and my college professor hubby’s advice right here Her son lasted one semester at college before he flunked out and returned back home to live withRead more

5 Things a College Professor Wishes Students Knew Before College

“He failed out of college.” This was the conversation starter when my husband came home from work one evening. He was referring to the son of a co-worker who was in his first year of college at a local university. I remember the excitement of this co-worker as she prepared her son for starting collegeRead more