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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Reward Board: Restore Sanity Part 2

Homemade Scratch-Off Paint.  Wow.  I saw this ingenious idea online here and thought it looked like so much fun!  I mean, don’t people buy lottery tickets just to have the fun of scratching them off?!  The original blog I saw … Continue reading

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Phase 1: Operation Restore Home Sanity

For a few weeks now, we’ve had all 6 of us in our 1000′ house…all the time.  And since we’re contemplating homeschooling this summer/fall, that won’t change anytime soon (see next post).  Perhaps you can imagine that organization and home … Continue reading

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Homeschooling…hmmmn…

I haven’t been writing much lately because, 1st, our life was INsane with end of school stuff, and then it got super relaxed (for me) because my loving husband gave me some “time off.”  🙂   I’m beginning to re-surface … Continue reading

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