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.

2014 Posts Worth Reading Again

2014 Homeschool Posts Worth Reading Again {The Unlikely Homeschool}

(I apologize in advance for the bit of narcissism coming at you in 5...4...3...2...)

I'm a homeschool blogger. I write about homeschool. 
Homeschool methods.
Homeschool madness.
All-things related to combining HOME and SCHOOL. 

And while I am quick to recognize the ministry behind my blog, I would be remiss if I did not also confess the selfish motives that sometimes propel my fingers on the keyboard.

Blogging is cathartic for me. Over the past few years, my blog has become an outlet...a place to purge all of my pent up musings about this counter-cultural life I've been gifted. Admittedly, I find it easier to sift through the daily journey when I can lay it all down in black-and-white. My days take on definitive shape and purpose when I can write them out in words. Words give me clarity. 

I guess since I'm in a confessing sort of mood, I'll also disclose that on some rare homeschool days...the ones that make me feel nearly numb...the days that make me stare longingly at the big yellow bus as it passes my window...

on THOSE days, I crack open this blog to be reminded of why this life I'm living...
this glorious HOME plus SCHOOL life 
is so very worth it. 

This past year, I've found myself coming back to a few posts...my favorites from 2014. I've re-read them a time or two and have reclaimed my love for ALL OF THIS. For home. For school.

2014 Posts I've Read Again

For more great posts worth re-reading, be sure to check out My Favorite Posts of 2014 from the lovely ladies of iHomeschool Network.


  1. Thanks for this Jamie! I love all your great homeschool advice.

    A post that I've been hoping you would write/vlog on sooner or later is this -- how do you deal with your student's unpleasant attitudes and lack of motivation? I often have lots of great plans laid out for our homeschool day. But, I stumble when I'm met with daydreaming, feet dragging, bad attitudes, crying, etc.. What are your go-to solutions for students who aren't cooperating in the learning process? If anything, it would be helpful just to know you deal with these issues and maybe some readers can chime in with some advice.

    Thanks for all you do!

  2. Thanks! I just came across your blog and appreciate this great roundup!