Marcia K. Washburn homeschooled five sons for nineteen years and lived to tell about it. Request your free copy of her Mommy Tips: Strategies for Survival from firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit her website at MarciaWashburn.com.
These habits will set the stage for a peaceful, effective homeschool year.
I am a person who likes to be organized and in control. In the early years of teaching our five sons, I spent the summer planning a perfect schedule (or so I thought!). But two weeks into the school year, my perfect schedule was…Read
A tried-and-true way to save time, cut frustration, and have a tidier home.
How many hours do you spend every day moving your possessions from one place to another? How much time do you spend searching for misplaced items—either yours or those of someone else in the family? Everyone needs a home. And every…Read
Any parent who has more than one child wonders how to teach different levels at the same time. The thought of teaching five sons eight different subjects was certainly daunting for me, even though I was a certified elementary teacher. I…Read
Easy ways to get meals on the table fast and easy!
Have you ever stood in the kitchen fifteen minutes before dinnertime and realized that you have nothing started for dinner? Have you ever wished you could spend more time with your family and less with your pots and pans? Research shows…Read
My grandmother was a lovely Christian woman, but housekeeping was not her forte. One hilarious story involved my mother as a child, tripping on dirty clothes piled on the stairs and landing at the feet of the neighborhood gossip who had…Read
How to have a happy, relaxing Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
Only in America would we make two holy holidays into the most exhausting events of the year. We try to keep up all of our normal activities and academic studies and then add another twenty hours per week to our schedules for the extras.…Read
Use these techniques to keep your home tidy and your mind clear.
I saw a Buckets comic a few years ago that illustrated the dilemma facing many homeschool moms. The bathroom is spotless, everything is put away in the living room, and the wife is thinking, “The house is immaculate, and it’s going…Read
How to respond to the world’s most annoying statement.
When our kids declare their boredom, it’s easy to try to fix the problem by handing them something to do. But is that the best solution?
Did you know that boredom can actually be a healthy condition because it often spurs creativity?…Read
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