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Can You Work AND Homeschool? I Do

It’s tough getting by on one income. Like tight with a capital T. I quit working full time when I was pregnant with my second child, the week after I finished my MBA. Great timing? We thought we were in pretty good shape. No debt, except the mortgage. A little savings. A budget. Boy, were […]

Testing My Resolution to Do Less

I expounded on my resolution to do less this year instead of more, but I have met my first resistance. The decision to re-up for another year of homeschool co-op looms on our horizon.  I thought I had a pretty good case to not return when I examined a few realistic facts. Fact #1: Expenses […]

Not Normal #2: Do Less, Not More

I am a habitual over-committer.  I can always find more to do until I make the Mad Hatter look like he’s on tranquilizers. Of course, when you look at just my normal life, you would think I have a reason to be busy.  I mean, I have five kids.  Just keeping them all alive is […]

Mid-Year Homeschool Update…Just Keep Swimming

We jumped back into school today with renewed vigor and determination.  Yeah, right.  Well, my kindergartner did, anyway.  I heard her screaming because her older sister said she was going to get her books ready.  The K-child flew into a rage demanding to go first.  Why couldn’t they all have her desire to “do school”?  […]

Preschoolers Prove to be Adept at Selfies

When the preschooler gets the phone, she has fun texting her dad, friends and sometimes random strangers. My friends just respond to her silly texts with “Hi, Emma!” Her dad responds with, “Give the phone back to your mom!”  Then, “stop.”  Then, “STOP.”  Then, “When I get home!” Sorry Dr. Dentist.  I promise, I removed your […]

First Semester Behind Us, and All is Well

We have entered our ninth week of the school year.  This is the week we usually take a break, however all my students did not finish their work.  So, they will use their week off to catch up.  So sad. What did we do during our first semester?  Well, see for yourself. Our first week […]

Mom’s Monday Mingle Blog Hop – Come Have Fun!

I’ve been blogging at MomToManyGirls for almost two years now.  I’ve had so much fun meeting new people and reading other blogs.  One way to find new blogs is to visit Blog Hops or Linky Parties or whatever someone calls them.  Lots of bloggers get together and leave links to their blog or particular posts, […]

25 Survival Tips for Bad Days

I want to finish up this series on homeschooling with how to survive a bad day.  Because there will be bad days.  Just being honest here.  If you’re new to this series, I’ve written about the first half of our schedule, the second half of our schedule, choosing curriculum, getting started, homeschooling on a budget, and […]

The Second Half of A Typical Homeschool Day

Okay, so where were we?  It’s late morning, and I have two of my four students done with school.  On to the junior high and high school students.  This is where it gets tricky.  You’ll only know what I mean if you have one.  Sigh.  If you’re new to this series, I’ve written about the […]