Homeschooling through Heartbreak

Grief is a tsunami. Sometimes you have a warning, and other times, it’s a shock. Either way, the typical landscape of your life is suddenly underwater and rearranged. Everything is messy, and recovery seems distant. After a near-drowning, a person vomits up the water she struggled in and then just lays there and breathes. At … Continue reading Homeschooling through Heartbreak

Preparing to Teach: Homeschool Edition

Mom!  Where’s my (insert book or supply here)?  Is your homeschool day continually delayed because everything isn’t prepared and at hand? Sometimes the problem is that someone didn’t return an item to its home; other times, I haven’t prepared. Schedule Time In that case, I make time for it. Teachers in public and private schools … Continue reading Preparing to Teach: Homeschool Edition

Done is Good Enough

I struggle with perfectionism. I keep and craft meals and sentences with care. I like correct answers, excellent grades, and jobs done all the way.  So, as you can imagine, my sinful heart needed teaching about which things are important and which are not. So, God gifted me a husband who is my opposite, children … Continue reading Done is Good Enough

Homeschool like a Lazy Genius, part 4

Kendra Adachi’s book The Lazy Genius Way and her Lazy Genius Podcast, on which she applies her Lazy Genius principles to all sorts of different decisions, scenarios, and topics, are brilliant.  You can learn more at her website: https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/ One issue that she rarely addresses is how to apply those principles to homeschooling. That’s because she was homeschooled … Continue reading Homeschool like a Lazy Genius, part 4

Managing a Mathitude

Arithmophobia is common in our society. Many adults have been traumatized by their mathematic education, and they accidentally pass those feelings to their children. In reality, math is a set of rules applied systematically. Once those rules are understood, even algebra and calculus aren’t scary. Since people expect math to be hard, it is. Now, learning … Continue reading Managing a Mathitude

Homeschool like a Lazy Genius, part 3

Kendra Adachi’s book The Lazy Genius Way and her Lazy Genius Podcast, on which she applies her Lazy Genius principles to all sorts of different decisions, scenarios, and topics, are brilliant.  You can learn more at her website: https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/ One issue that she rarely addresses is how to apply those principles to homeschooling. That’s because she was homeschooled … Continue reading Homeschool like a Lazy Genius, part 3

Homeschool Like a Lazy Genius, part 2

Kendra Adachi’s book The Lazy Genius Way and her Lazy Genius Podcast, on which she applies her Lazy Genius principles to all sorts of different decisions, scenarios, and topics, are brilliant.  You can learn more at her website: https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/ One issue that she rarely addresses is how to apply those principles to homeschooling. That’s because … Continue reading Homeschool Like a Lazy Genius, part 2

Homeschool like a Lazy Genius (part 1)

Kendra Adachi has an enjoyable podcast called Lazy Genius. On the show, she applies principles from her book, The Lazy Genius Way, to all sorts of different decisions, scenarios, and topics.  You can learn more at her website: https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/. Although she was homeschooled as a kid, she isn’t homeschooling her children right now, so she … Continue reading Homeschool like a Lazy Genius (part 1)

I Can Wear Three Hats in a Day

Homeschool mamas wear a lot of hats. That means that every day has a lot of jobs. Every day, we are a child of God, a wife, a mother, and a daughter before taking on anything else. In any one day, before we count any other employment, we are teacher, maid, chauffeur, chef, laundress, nurse, … Continue reading I Can Wear Three Hats in a Day

That’s What Break Week Is For

Have you had too many weeks in a row in which you couldn’t get everything done? I don’t mean you didn’t finish all the school work; I mean, you are way behind in the stuff one would think would be easy. Like when it’s time to pay the bills, but you realize you haven’t filed … Continue reading That’s What Break Week Is For