Setting boundaries on media content that our family consumes can feel overwhelming. But with the right tools, it’s so much easier (and totally do-able)!
Kids chores do not have to be boring or feel like a punishment. There is a simple and wonderfully beneficial way to get kids to do chores and cleaning happily, without the argument, the nagging, or the power struggle.
Tips for homeschooling multiple ages from a mom with three children in school (and two younger ones at home), from using unit studies to changing routines.
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.
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We are making memories that our children will look back on & remember. Follow these 5 steps to start teaching children how to cook.
Cooking is a basic life skill that every adult should have at least a modicum of knowledge of how to do. Having the advantage of having our children home with us makes it easier to incorporate cooking skills into homeschool routines. Whether it's starting with the...
We haven’t had an easy road with our adopted son. While we didn’t always get along and had lots of power struggles, our son always wanted to help in the kitchen. I’d like to think that this time together was the glue that kept our family from unraveling. Food is a good motivator, and I’ll attribute much of his current success to the fact that he spent hours by my side in the kitchen.
With all that a homeschool mom has on her plate throughout the day, it’s hard to find a moment of peace. Setting aside any time for quiet can feel impossible. But, it doesn’t have to be. These homeschool mom bloggers are sharing their best tips a peaceful evening.
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.
Marriage is a beautiful joining of two lives into one. But before you know it children can get in the way of that beautiful relationship. Add in homeschooling which is both time consuming and seemingly all encompassing and marriage can seem to fade into the background. But, a strong marriage relationship is important for your emotional well being, your financial stability and don’t forget the relationship between you and your husband!
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.
It’s wonderful when kids help around the house. They pick up their toys, run laundry through the wash, and reduce the number of chores you have to do. But how do you encourage kids to help around the house without yelling or nagging all day?
Homeschool moms are busy women. Add blogging to that mix and sometimes we need just a little help. Today, the iHomeschool Network bloggers are getting some blogging help from their family members. See what blogging is like from the perspective our our kids or husbands.