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

Why You Should Have a Morning Time in Your Homeschool

Only in the last school year have we added morning time to our daily routine. Now I regret not making morning time a priority sooner. Morning time has been such a wonderful time of learning together, and no, it’s not all about the academics. Morning time is more about building character and fostering relationships. MyRead more

The Best Tip for Homeschooling a Teen

I am homeschooling a teenager. I’m not quite sure how this happened. I still remember the days of play-doh and fingerpainting. Almost overnight these activities have been replaced with algebra and composition. When I first began homeschooling, I could not even fathom the high school years. They seemed so far-off and overwhelming. Fast forward andRead more

Owl Books for Kids

I enjoy creating themed book lists for each month. For October, our theme is owls! So I created a fun list of picture books for my younger children. Curl up by the fire on a chilly day and enjoy this beautifully illustrated picture books. There are also some non-fiction picture books as well! National GeographicRead more

How to Combine Learners in Your Homeschool

I’m a mama of many. With 7 kids in our household, homeschooling can be well…complicated. On any given day I’m teaching 5 school-aged children and switching between the various subjects and grade levels. This makes me just a little bit crazy. By the end of the day I don’t have a single brain cell left.Read more

Chapter Books about Witches

If you’re looking for slightly scary and sometimes funny reads about wizards and witches, then this is the book list for you! These would be perfect reads for Halloween! The Witches by Dahl Archibald Finch and the Lost Witches The Little Leftover Witch Little Witch by Bennett The Witch Family The Worst Witch The LittleRead more