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.

Why Menu Planning for Homeschool Moms is Important

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Teaching Cooking Skills in the Homeschool

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...

The Kitchen Isn’t Just for Cooking

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.

How to Have a Peaceful Evening

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.

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.

Keeping Your Marriage Alive While Homeschooling

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!

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.

Helping Mom Blog for the 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.