Family Movie Night for Homeschoolers

Family Movie Night for Homeschoolers

All kids love family movie night! Want to get your kids excited about their assigned reading? Try setting up a "book made into a movie" night with your family. It's a great way to take the book beyond the pages.
Why Menu Planning for Homeschool Moms is Important

Why Menu Planning for Homeschool Moms is Important

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.
The Kitchen Isn’t Just for Cooking

The Kitchen Isn’t Just for Cooking

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...

How to Have a Peaceful Evening

How to Have a Peaceful Evening

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.
15 Ways to Show Respect and Appreciation to Your Husband

15 Ways to Show Respect and Appreciation to Your Husband

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.
Keeping Your Marriage Alive While Homeschooling

Keeping Your Marriage Alive While Homeschooling

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.
Top Ten Ways to Get in Shape

Top Ten Ways to Get in Shape

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...

Ten Ways to Encourage Kids to Help Around the House

Ten Ways to Encourage Kids to Help Around the House

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

Helping Mom Blog for the Day

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?