• Homeschooling While Working Full Time – It can be done!

    Can it be done? I made the decision to homeschool after I had just graduated and started a job in my chosen career field (health-related). I had asked to be put on the schedule as PRN (which means that I would only work as needed, at my convenience), but somehow or another, I ended up in a full-time position. While I was less than thrilled about this outcome, I didn’t want to speak up and risk losing my job before I even started it. So I adjusted my life to prepare for this grueling schedule while trying to homeschool at the same time. There were days where I literally told my husband,…

  • Kids Schedules… Is that a thing?

    Time is a valuable commodity Time is one of those few precious things that you can’t get back once it’s gone. Ask anyone who has watched their children grow up too fast. They know exactly what I’m talking about. I’m at that stage in my life where I’m feeling baby fever because my littles are getting way too big and aren’t exactly thrilled with cuddle time. I have learned that there is nothing I value more than my time (family excluded). I absolutely hate it when my time is wasted. I also hate seeing my children waste their time. Let me define that a bit… I like to see my kids prioritize…

  • Best Homeschool Curriculum – How to choose?

    What is the best homeschool curriculum? That is a GREAT question!! It’s also a question that only you can answer. Choosing the best homeschool curriculum is relative to you and your family. A box curriculum can cost a great deal of money, so how much are you and your family comfortable spending on the purchase of books and their support material? Also, are you even sure you want a boxed curriculum? Maybe you want to chose some books from one company and some videos from another company. Or maybe your child learns best from conversation and you don’t really want to use books at all.  Boxed Curriculums A boxed curriculum…

  • Can I Homeschool My Child? – It’s the question we all ask ourselves

    Can you homeschool? The long and short answer is YES!! Absolutely and unequivocally, you can homeschool your child! Will you feel absolutely unprepared at times and insufficient? Of course. We’re human. Remember that feeling when you first found out you were about to have a baby? Did you feel overwhelmed and maybe just a little inadequate? I know I did. And I suffered those same exact feelings again when I thought about homeschooling. I didn’t… at first… Currently, my son is 8 years old and in second grade. He went to a public school for Pre-K and Kindergarten because I was so unsure of my ability, as just a mom, to…

  • About Me

    There’s always a set of rules. Everywhere we go. Everything we do. There’s a rule for it. If you want to play a game, you have to follow the rules. If you want to drive a car, you have to follow the rules. If you want to hold a job, you have to follow the rules. I’ve never been a big fan of the rules, but I completely understand why they are there. I have never been the letter-of-the-law kind, but I do believe that the intent behind the rule should be acknowledged and (usually) adhered to. This blog is my way of sharing my thoughts, ideas, and my general craziness…