Category Archives: Homeschooling

Home Organization and Rewards, Again

When we first started homeschooling grade level in 2012, I took the summer before to get our home life running a bit more smoothly, and it really paid off.  We instituted a system for chores (see post here: Restore Sanity) … Continue reading

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Kids can cook?

The answer is, of course they can.  Many kids and younger siblings would die of starvation if they didn’t manage to learn basic survival skill #1: Getting something to eat.  I remember one aspect that was mind-blowing during our visit … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning (purging) for a Large Family

When you’re a mother of a large family, spring cleaning takes on a whole ‘nother dimension.  I’ve been a professional house cleaner and home organizer for a few years  now.  I hope these tips help you!  Life with a large … Continue reading

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ADHD in girls

This article on HuffPost about how many girls are missing being properly diagnosed with adhd until years of suffering got me going tonight. This is such a good thing to know for any parent. As the article says, many girls … Continue reading

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Stages

At 4:15 in the morning I realized, after my usual pee break, that I had forgotten to do something online.  So I grabbed my phone to do it before I could forget about it the next day…and 20 min. later … Continue reading

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Magnum Opus

I don’t think that many of the world’s best writers have been women with a lot of kids.  Well, make that women with a lot of kids who also homeschool their kids.  Can you imagine?  “I want to write the … Continue reading

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Needing Him

I’ve always used writing to help me with hard places in life.  🙂 This week we began homeschooling in earnest, and Nathan began studying/writing full time again (for the last semester, hopefully!).  I don’t plan on complaining, but I just … Continue reading

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