Trophy Parenting for Homeschooling Kids

I tried to be a trophy parent, but I failed. And that’s a good thing. When I began homeschooling, I had inflated ideals. We were going to be the perfect family. My mothering and homeschooling would be flawless. My husband would be the ideal husband and spiritual leader. Of course the children would [...]

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Family field trips on a budget

Does your family have Cabin Fever but your budget is slim? With little money left over for fun, it makes sense to maximize your travel dollars. From experience, I’ve learned how to create family field trips on a small budget even if every family member has drastically different interests. Take Field Trips without Breaking the Bank [...]

3 Ways To Help Children Be Punctual

What’s worse: being chronically late—or having a child who is? Either way we feel frustrated and helpless. In my last post, I recommended four ways to train your children to be more aware of how long it takes them to do tasks. Give them practice in estimating how long different tasks take. Compare the estimates [...]

4 Summer Activities for Children

The weather is warmer and a mother’s thoughts turn to: summer relaxation. Oh yes, I forgot.  We have kids we have to plan summer activities for! In daily life, there is often little rest for mom.  In order for your world to slow down a bit, you’ve got to keep the kids busy. Here [...]