Letting Go of Your Homeschooler

Letting Go of Your Homeschooler

He wanted to play football in the worst way.  None of his older 5 siblings ever wanted to play a team sport, so this was a new direction for our family.   It’s part of the adventure that is called homeschooling.  You spend a lot of time exploring and examining each child’s interests and letting them try things out and no matter how many kids you have, there’s always something new to tackle! (No pun Read More

Tears in My Crockpot


Welcome to the 21st century.  It’s a roller coaster ride of mad efforts to stay ahead of the latest information: are cell phones killing our brains and giving us cancer?  Does technology make us more or less smart? Are my kids getting the right food, exercise, sleep, stimulation, friends, teachers, education?  Is my marriage all it’s supposed to be? Am I really a good mom?  Are the candidates really who they say they are?  Who Read More

When the Homeschooling Road is Rough…Again

Homeschooling Road Rough

We have been homeschooling over 20 years now.  I wouldn’t change a thing.  It’s still something that brings me to my knees.  It still sometimes makes me cry.  I still want to be the best mom I can be and I want to finish this homeschooling thing well.  But, I’ll admit it…I’m tired. Next week we will be graduating our 4th and 5th from high school and our oldest son from college.  I have mixed Read More

Tough Times Need Tough Moms (Part 2)


Here’s the second part in a 2 part series Heidi and I did on being a tough mom.  The times they are a changin’ and as moms we have to be aware and ready to put our armor on daily!  We need to fight for our kids’ hearts! Tough Times Need Tough Moms

One Tough Mother


  A post I wrote for The Busy Mom: “Don’t let the culture keep you from being the mom has called you to be. Grow in your faith and walk it out in front of your kids. Train them up in HIS ways.  Let them KNOW that our God is almighty, sovereign, powerful and REAL!!  Be one tough mother.” One Tough Mother

Unhurried Homeschooling: Why We Need to Slow Down

Unhurried Homeschooler- Why We Need to Slow Down

(Contains aff. link) We have been homeschooling over 20 years.  We have eight children and are graduating our 4th and 5th in just a few short weeks. When I started this journey with our kids, the internet wasn’t in existence.  We didn’t have cell phones and homeschool curriculum availability was limited. As the years have passed, I’ve watched the internet, cell phones and curriculum companies give us access to unlimited amounts of information.  Although these Read More

Is it Conviction or Condemnation?


We have all felt that heavy blanket of condemnation. Sometimes we have mistaken it for conviction which is exactly what the enemy wants because it creates a distance between God and us.  Don’t be fooled!  KNOW what the difference is! Is it Conviction or Condemnation?

What Do Our Kids Say About Their Homeschool Journey?

What our kids have to say about homeschooling

  Within the time span of about  month, both Heidi and I interviewed one of each of our kids to talk about their homeschooling experience!  They are both super encouraging interviews, so I wanted to share them with you!  Here’s to all the homeschool moms out there!  We love you!  Keep up the good work!  You can do this! What Do Our Kids Say About Their Homeschool Journey? Durenda’s 21 year old son, Jake Heidi’s Read More

The High Cost of Indifference


The evidence is all around us: as a church we are paying a high price for our past indifference.  It’s time to change that.  Heidi and I felt strongly that we needed to talk about this.  As wives and mothers we CAN make a difference!  Let’s do it!   The High Cost of Indifference