Be the Reading Example

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Be the Reading Exmaple

Do your kids whine when you tell them to go read? My boys enjoy reading, but sometimes the video games and other electronic devices are more captivating. They look at me with those sweet faces and tell me “no”. I don’t want to read, they say. When this happens, I have a choice to make. I can force them to read or I can give in to the video games. I usually I try a third option: give an incentive that {Read More}

Simply Homeschool

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Karen DeBeus has released a new revised 2nd edition of her ebook Simply Homeschool. I’m honored that Karen agreed to write the forward for my ebook Be Thankful. She’s a mentor to me from afar in homeschooling and simple living. She sent me a copy of this new edition of Simply Homeschool so I could take a look at it and share the release with you. All homeschoolers feel discouraged or frustrated at times. But, here’s the reality: we often {Read More}

Book Review: Notes from a Blue Bike

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Simple living has been a topic that has really been on my heart recently. As we were waiting and preparing for an open door to move to California, Tsh Oxenreider’s book Notes from a Blue Bike was released. I requested a copy from BookLook bloggers to read and share with you. I’ve been reading Tsh’s blog for years, starting when it was Simple Mom and before it became The Art of Simple. I love the way Tsh shares stories from {Read More}

Learning to Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

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Burnout. Have you ever experienced it? I have. Too many times. Usually, the burnout shows itself in my health, particularly in depression. I’ve learned over the years that I don’t want to live that way, but I still experience cycles of busyness and depression. Winter is the worst because the lack of sunlight makes my depression worse some days. In addition, I’m still currently in a season of little sleep because the baby still doesn’t sleep well and likes to {Read More}

From 2:1 with Love

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I’m excited to be speaking at the 2:1 Conference in May. I attended the first 2:1 Conference in 2012. I learned so much and made some great friends. If you’re a homeschooler and a blogger, you should really consider attending this event. My session at 2:1 is going to be on HTML, CSS, WordPress, and other tech related stuff. I’ll be demystifying the tech side of blogging and teaching some basics that will help any blogger maintain their own blog. {Read More}