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Time for God, Husband, and Kids — When You’re Exhausted!

I received an excellent reader question lately, and she gave permission for me to share it with you:

1.  How do you prioritize your relationship with your husband when you have lots of kids and no money or anyone around for babysitting?

8 Things to Do Before Starting Homeschool

How many more weeks until school starts at your house? We’re planning to start back up again the first week of August — and it just recently dawned on me how soon that will be!

So I thought I’d make a list of the things I need to get done in the four weeks of summer I have left.

Homeschool Daily Schedule

The following is a guest post by homeschooling mom Kelli Rizutto. She has three children, ages 11, 9, and 6.

I wanted to share what we do to help plan our days during the homeschool year.

I do a homeschool/chore daily schedule for my kids on Microsoft Word.

5 Things That Make Moms Tired

The Bible says that younger women are “to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God” (Titus 2:4-5).

Mom, I’m Bored!

With summertime upon us, we have scaled back our daily schoolwork to just basic math and reading. The kids are really glad that it’s finally warming up enough in Minnesota to play outside almost every day, and I’m glad they’re able to spend some of their energy in new ways.

Homemade Bread, Housework, and Homeschooling?!

Several weeks back, I mentioned that food preparation and housework were major reasons why many of us homeschoolers feel that we just can’t get everything in a day done — and school, too!

So what’s to be done about it?

More Hours in My Day…

I heard this week that when someone is lost in the woods, his first inclination is denial. Then he starts to realize he really is lost, and starts to move faster. It’s called “Bush Panic.” Instead of stopping to evaluate his situation (like, where could I sleep tonight, or what will I eat, or how could I contact someone?), he uses all his energy, often running in circles… until the sun sets and he’s now in a real pickle.

Always Needing More Time in a Day…

Several months ago I took a survey of all my readers, and one of the questions was whether you wished you could spend MORE or LESS time homeschooling your children each day.

  • 57% of you said you wished you could spend MORE time homeschooling each day.

Homeschool Scheduling


Today I’m posting something that you might have seen before, but it’s always been such a favorite with my blog readers. It’s a short little booklet of 10 ways to create a homeschooling schedule.

This booklet is especially helpful for those times when you’re over-tired, over-worked, and under-rested.

A Realistic Mother

One of the hardest parts of homeschooling for me is having unrealistic expectations of what I should and should not be doing as a homeschooling mom. At least once each year, I feel myself running after this fad or that, copying this friend or that, seeking approval of this person or the other.