How To Carry On Studying When You’re A Busy Mom

When you’re a busy Mom, the idea of studying can be a daunting one. After all, you have so many things to do and think about, that you may believe that you’ll never have the time to fit it all in. How are you supposed to find the balance between your kids, your home life,…

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Finding Confidence When Things Don’t Go the Way You Expect

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Famous Footwear. All opinions are 100% mine. How do you find confidence in yourself when things don't go the way you expect?  I have a secret. {Whispers} Can I tell you a secret? This year has been hard. Really hard. Okay, maybe that’s not…

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The best laid plans of a planner

Despite my approach to homeschooling, I am a planner by nature. I like to make plans, set goals, create to-do lists, and—most importantly—execute those plans. And I love to learn tips and secrets for being more productive. But this year has been a lesson in letting go of my plans instead. It all started in early 2015…

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The art of juggling for work-at-homeschooling moms

I've been a work-at-home mom since the moment I became a mom—by choice, by necessity, by calling. I've also known I wanted to homeschool my kids since I was 16 years old. Reconciling those two things has not always been so easy, though. Any homeschool mom will tell you that homeschooling is basically a full-time…

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On recognizing & accepting limits and living my priorities

The first half of 2016 has been both full (in a good way) and busy (in a not-so-good way), and as we headed to Florida last month—on the heels of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, which had me work 12+ hour days for a week straight—I was determined to reprioritize, strengthen my boundaries, and regain focus…

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When you find yourself in the middle

The last couple of weeks have ended up busier than expected, so I'm sharing some of my favorite posts from the archives. With the election heating up, this seems like an especially appropriate post this week! On most divisive issues—politics, health, parenting, food, vaccines—I tend to fall somewhere in the middle. For a long time,…

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