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I'm a wife to my "Mr. Right". A momma of five. A maker of slow food and simple living. A collector of memories, a keeper of books, and a champion for books that make memories. An addict who likes my half-and-half with a splash of coffee. A fractured pot transformed by the One Who makes broken things beautiful. I heart homeschooling, brake for libraries, and am glad you're here with me on the journey! Be sure to subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Or, follow along with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google +, Youtube, or Pinterest.

Top 5 Things Every New Homeschool Mom Needs to Know

Top 5 Things Every New Homeschool Mom Needs to Know

I’m not one to hold too much stock in statistics, especially as they relate to education. I think there are so many factors that come into play when you’re trying to quantify something as large as learning. But when faced with the grim reality that 1/3 of all newbie homeschool moms quit after the first year, I definitely take note.

Can it really be true? Are so many moms looking for the exit ramp even before they’ve ever had a chance to see the thing take off?

Join the Homeschool Bravely Launch Team!

Join the Homeschool Bravely Launch Team #homeschool #homeschoolbravely

Three years.
I’ve been waiting to write these words for three whole years.
Yes, I realize that three years may not seem like a long time in the grand scheme of things. I’m pretty sure I have cans of tuna in my cupboard older than that. (I promise to toss them out as soon as we’re done here. Pinky swear.) But in the online world, writing years are like dog years: one feels like seven. So I suppose if I break it all down in digital math, I can say that I’ve been anticipating this moment for 21 years, give or take a few months.

5 Great Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

5 Great Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Written by Chelsea Gonzales.

It's almost March 17th! And you know what that means: time to dress in green, head to parades and festivals, and whip up green treats to share with family and friends.

Many people like to join in the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, of course, but I often wonder how many of those folks actually know the story behind St. Patrick's Day? How many of those wearing “Kiss me, I’m Irish” t-shirts truly know anything about their Irish culture?

5 Incredible Reasons to Roadschool Your Kids

5 Incredible Reasons to Roadschool Your Kids #Homeschool #Roadschooling #Wanderlust

Written by Chelsea Gonzales.

The number of full-time RVing families is on the rise. More folks are able to find remote work, and this means more people are hitting the road. However, this also means these RVing families must figure out how to educate their children.

Some wanderluster kids go to a public or private school during the school year and travel only during school breaks. However, far more of these students are taking up roadschooling: a nomadic version of homeschooling that incorporates travel experiences into a child’s education.

When You Feel Like Sending Them to "Real" School {Part 2}

When You Feel Like Sending Them to "Real" School {Part 2}

Written by Jessica.

February is late winter, a time many educators feel unmotivated or stuck in a rut. Some call this “the blahs.” It’s the no-man’s land of the school year – the freshness of a new school year is long past, the fun of the major holidays are over, and spring is still far away. It’s in this season that our day-to-day challenges and real-life shortcomings can seem magnified.