• Homeschooling,  Parenting,  Uncategorized

    My first podcast interview

    I am still learning the ropes on all things blog and social media as I begin to try to document more of this journey I call my life. I have been learning so many things along the way about parenting, homeschooling, and physical/spiritual/emotional health; so it only makes sense that I share what I’ve learned like others who have gone before me. With that being said, I was a little nervous to actually be interviewed for a podcast. I’m sure glad I did though! It was a really neat experience, and I’d love to do more with podcasts and videos in the future. Achieving Veteran Status I suppose having three…

  • Homeschooling,  Parenting,  Uncategorized

    What a homeschool day looks like at our house

    Homeschooling- Dream vs Reality Homeschooling and the culture of my home now is so different from what I imagined it would be. The whole journey from the first year until what is now my 18th year has been an ever changing, always evolving home culture to fit our needs at the time. When my first three were little, I had certain goals. As our family grew and as the first few kids got older, we have adapted and changed, and my goals as their main teacher have morphed. Let me take you through our family’s progression as we went from homeschooling three children, to six children. What I wanted a…

  • Parenting

    What to Do About Temper Tantrums

    (I’ve pulled this post out of the archives to share again. Janie is nine now… time flies!) So, my littlest sweetheart just turned two.  The five that went before her, were two years old at one time also.  Yes they were! I’ve seen some tantrums!   Just so you know, my kiddos are pretty incredible… smart, sweet little things!  But every now and then they have their moments.  We try to be consistent.  We try to use some good psychology.  We don’t have situations where our toddlers rule over the house with their whims and desires.  They know this house is run by Mom & Dad, not them.  But that selfish…