How I Find Time to Read as a Busy Homeschool Mom

How I Find Time to Read as a Busy Homeschool Mom

Maybe you have not found the time to read as a busy homeschool mom. I get it. Last year I put my foot down and carved out time for me to read. In fact, I set a lofty goal of a book a week. And I surpassed that goal. I learned a lot from reading a book a week, and I am excited to share six practical tips with you.

Finding a Homeschool Planner that Meets All Your Needs

Finding a Homeschool Planner that Meets All Your Needs

If you are always on the hunt for a homeschool planner that would solve all of your problems and meet all of your needs, you’ve probably realized that the planner that actually does all of these things for you doesn’t exist. Here are my tips for finding one that works.

How Homeschool Moms Can Start Freezer Meal Swaps

How Homeschool Moms Can Start Freezer Meal Swaps

Doesn’t cooking once a month sound glorious? Freezer meal swaps changed my life. A group of friends all get together and swap meals for the freezer. The concept is simple: each member makes the same number of meals as there are members in the group.

Midyear Homeschool Encouragement for Mom

Midyear Homeschool Encouragement for Mom

Can you believe for many of us this homeschool year is halfway over? I am often amazed by the speed the first semester of the school year passes. As the first semester winds down, I have found myself evaluating our homeschool year. I don’t know about you, but in our...

Why Menu Planning for Homeschool Moms is Important

Why Menu Planning for Homeschool Moms is Important

Note: This post may contain affiliate links that I know and love. Admit it.  Our lives as homeschool moms are busy.  There is always something to do whether its planning, teaching, cooking, cleaning, shopping, or budgeting.  Time and money are precious commodities in...

I am THAT Mom version 2.0

I am THAT Mom version 2.0

Moms can sometimes be clique-ish. Sometimes THAT mom can feel like they are left out or that they stand out from the crowd. Do you ever feel like, That Mom!? From time to time we all feel this way. But it's can especially be so when we've chosen to go against the...

How I Make Myself a Priority as a Homeschool Mom

How I Make Myself a Priority as a Homeschool Mom

Homeschool moms can get so bogged down wth time seeming to be ever elusive. Yet we know that if fail to fill our own cups, we'll soon find we are empty and unable to fill the cups of our children, spouses, friends, and others. We need to take the time to care for...

How Homeschool Moms Can Find the Time to Work From Home

How Homeschool Moms Can Find the Time to Work From Home

I can’t tell you the number of times I have had another homeschool mom come up to me and ask how in the world I’m able to work from home. They don’t think they have what it takes to work from home. They say, “I’d love to have extra money, but I just don’t have time to work from home” Don’t worry; with a little creativity, you CAN find the time.

12 Things Every Homeschooling Mom Should Do Now

12 Things Every Homeschooling Mom Should Do Now

The days are literally flying by. As a homeschooling mom of five, I sometimes wish time could just stop for a little bit. I just want to enjoy this stage, this age, this moment, this lesson. Since we do not have this option of stopping time, we can instead choose to live in the moment. If you are like me, a busy mom managing way too many things at once, this is for you. Here are the 12 things every homeschooling mom should do NOW (like today!)

Audiobooks for Homeschool Moms

Audiobooks for Homeschool Moms

I imagine you’ve heard the numerous reasons why audiobooks are fantastic for your homeschool. We know that we can listen to the classics on a road trip, enjoy entertaining stories without Mom having to read everything, and kids can independently listen to books beyond their reading level. But, do you ever wish you read more books? When’s the last time you read a book that supported your personal goals?

How to Overcome These 5 Challenges as a Working Homeschool Mom

How to Overcome These 5 Challenges as a Working Homeschool Mom

Being a working homeschool mom means that you run out the door in 5 minutes or less. In that time, you lose your keys twice, your cell phone once, and you leave your coffee by the microwave. Many people are worried about homeschooling and working, either inside the home or outside the home, because it is way too much to handle. I have to admit most days I agree. Being a mom is hard. Being a homeschool mom is hard. Being a working homeschool mom is hard. It’s all HARD. Today, I want to talk about 5 challenges working homeschool moms face and how you can overcome them.

What Does The Homeschool Mom Want For Teacher Appreciation Day?

What Does The Homeschool Mom Want For Teacher Appreciation Day?

With Teacher Appreciation Week coming up, the question comes to mind: “Is there a Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Day? How does that work?” Should homeschool moms celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day? How? That’s a good question. After all, we mothers are the ones that do the planning and the work, so wouldn’t we just be throwing a party day for ourselves?

3 Ways to Stay Sane as a Work at Home(schooling) Mama

3 Ways to Stay Sane as a Work at Home(schooling) Mama

One question that I get all the time is how do I manage to afford to stay at home and homeschool my children. Most families have at least one parent earning a full-time income to pay the bills. As a single mom I’m the only one in my home working to keep food on the table, a roof over our heads and books on our shelves. Over the years I have learned the importance of balancing my time and efforts as both a homeschool mom and a work at home mom.

15 Ways to Show Respect and Appreciation to Your Husband

15 Ways to Show Respect and Appreciation to Your Husband

Husband Appreciation Day is coming up, ladies, and I’d like to take the opportunity to share with you a compilation of ways to get an encouraging message across. I’ve written elsewhere about the dangers of inadvertently making your hubby feel left out in the cold when you homeschool. You know, being with the kids 24/7 often creates a closeness between you all that is hard to break into when hubby’s been away at work all day.

10 Books to Read as You Plan Your Homeschool Year

10 Books to Read as You Plan Your Homeschool Year

As the homeschool year begins to wrap up, homeschooling mothers’ thoughts turn to planning for next year. We take a look at what worked well, what needs to be changed, and what sort of subjects or activities you want to consider for the future. As you sit down and start to fill up your planner for next year, take a look at these books to help you plan and prepare a successful homeschool season.

10 Fabulous iHN Resources for Homeschool Moms

10 Fabulous iHN Resources for Homeschool Moms

Before you get started on this post, you may want to get cozy with a blanket and a cup of tea. Over the years, iHN has organized or hosted a great number of fun projects that you may find useful in your homeschool or your life in general. Here is a list of 10 of my favorite iHN resources. These include unit studies, books, and blogger linkups. I hope that you’ll bookmark this page and visit us time and time again.

Setting Realistic Reading Goals for Yourself

Setting Realistic Reading Goals for Yourself

Whether you are an avid bookworm or a reluctant reader, you probably have a list of books you want or need to read that is a mile long. It is easy to be overwhelmed when you look at the pile of books beside your bed or on your to-read list. Make this year the year you read more by setting realistic reading goals for yourself.

Top Ten Ways to Get in Shape

Top Ten Ways to Get in Shape

It’s that time of year. The overeating fest that began with Thanksgiving and culminated with Christmas leftovers is behind us and it’s time to think about getting back to healthy habits again. This is especially true for me this year. Six years ago, I began adopting a healthier lifestyle that resulted in me losing 90 pounds. Unfortunately, over the two years, I’ve been reminded that it’s much easier to gain weight than to lose it. That stops now, though, because I have no desire to go back to morbid obesity.

Christmas Break Tasks for the Homeschool Mom

Christmas Break Tasks for the Homeschool Mom

Ah, Christmas break!! This is a time that all families look forward to. For the homeschool family, however, it might be a rather, um, fluid concept. The kids aren’t the only ones still dabbling in school tasks over break. A homeschool mom has school-related things she could do over the holidays, too, to help get ready for next semester. I’ve put together a list of tasks that I would like to make it a priority to get to, as far as is reasonable within the conditions of the holiday season.