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3 Tips for Storytime

3 Tips for Storytime

Stories can connect us. Cuddling together on the couch… exploring new worlds through the pages of story… learning significant character lessons through noble (or ignoble) characters…. Seize these fleeting moments....

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always protect your marriage

What does it take to protect your marriage?

Great marriages don’t happen by accident. Great marriages are the result of a rock-solid commitment. (Learn 5 Tips to Help Protect Your Marriage and download this FREE printable.) Once...

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Reluctant writer working hard

How to Teach a Reluctant Writer

Writing can be hard work. Good writing often results from much rewriting, and much rewriting can make a writer weary. As a writer, I understand the challenges students face when...

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The Dignity of Motherhood

Motherhood is a real job

What do you want to be when you grow up? When you ask a little girl what she wants to be when she grows up, you expect answers like an...

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Do you need a day of rest?

You want to be a loving, joyful, peaceful momma, but you’re exhausted. The demands on your time and energy feel relentless. You need a chance to catch your breath—but you...

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Make Music with Our Lives

Stress-free Homeschooling?

Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could experience stress-free homeschooling? Stress. It’s often linked to anxiety and fear. It can make your heart race, palms sweat, and stomach churn. Stress...

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Are you equipped to educate your children

Are you equipped to educate your children?

What keeps you up nights? Do you find yourself fighting to overcome fear? Do you ever lie awake wondering whether you are equipped to educate your children? Do you wonder...

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Overcoming your greatest fear about homeschooling

Overcoming Your Greatest Fear About Homeschooling

Be encouraged by homeschool parents and students who have traveled the path ahead of you. While preparing my workshops for the upcoming homeschool conventions, it occurred to me to ask...

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Prone to Wander Devotion

A Homeschool Hymn Study Devotional

Saved From Myself Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love…. As I read these words, my heart breaks. Much as I wish it...

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The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.

Convert Failure into Insight

“The days are long but the years are short.” It’s a refrain I often repeat. But sometimes even the days are short. We make plans. We have the best intentions....

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3 Tips for Time Management

3 Tips to Help You Overcome Overwhelm, Clutter, & Chaos

Do you feel overwhelmed? Is your environment making you a little crazy? Do you worry about whether you’re giving the people you love the attention they need? With the flood...

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Boy Playing Guitar

EDUCATE YOUR CHILDREN ON THE POWER OF MUSIC

Do you have a soundtrack for your life? Songs you listen to when you feel victorious? Songs that bring comfort when you’re feeling blue? Songs to give you energy when...

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It's not about the bunny; it's about the Lamb.

THE EASTER CHRONICLE

It’s not about the bunny; it’s about The Lamb. Unbelievable as it may seem, I was 30 years old before I learned that Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Easter. I...

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5 mistakes parents and students make when planning for college

5 MISTAKES PARENTS & STUDENTS MAKE WHEN PLANNING FOR COLLEGE

Do you know the five mistakes parents and students make when planning for college? The words affordable, efficient, and effective aren’t typically associated with college. But they can be accurate...

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How shall we escape?

THE WINDOW (Hebrews 2:3)

How Shall We Escape? Although muted by the blind’s wooden slats, enough natural light filters in through my bedroom window to sustain my vision as I read and reflect upon...

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Habit overcomes habit.

DON’T EAT THAT FROG — PART 3

Habits Overcome Habits “A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.” ― Erasmus Attention Required As creatures of habit, we move through our days without...

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The Pareto Principle

DON’T EAT THAT FROG — PART 2

The Good vs. The Best Overwhelmed with Options? Have you ever had so many good options that you couldn’t make up your mind … and you ended up doing nothing?...

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Eat a live frog first thing in the morning.

Don’t Eat That Frog — Part 1

Frog for Breakfast? “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” ― Mark Twain Your Menu Selections...

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You're not alone.

DON’T EAT THAT FROG – INTRODUCTION

Before We Begin… “Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself …” ― C.S. Lewis...

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Russell and Gary Quito cathedral

WALKING WITH THE WAODANI — PART 4 — LIFE LESSONS

What About Socialization? (This is part 4 — life lessons — in our Walking with the Waodani series. Click here to start the series at the beginning.) We hear it so often that...

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