Basic Essential Oils Toolbox for Moms

Essential Oils: 7 Oils Your Family Needs to Have on Hand

Are you curious about essential oils but don't know where to start? Trying to decide which oils to buy without breaking the bank? Here's a simple toolbox you can print out and use for reference. We've included the top seven oil singles and blends to buy based on their versatility and function. Then find out how to use them to treat seven common ailments in children … [Read more...]

Confessions of an Uptight Homeschooler

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I was all prepared to sit down and write this article focusing on creating the perfect homeschooling schedule for your family. I had to do a lot of research to prepare for homeschooling this coming fall. But something came to my attention and I changed my mind about this article. I think most homeschool days could stand for a little freedom. Especially in this … [Read more...]

Get Equipped: A Homeschool Giveaway ($600 in Prizes)

Get Equipped! Homeschool Giveaway - 10 winners, $600+ in prizes. Ends

Attention homeschoolers! Looking for resources, encouragement, and training for next school year? This giveaway has some great resources to get you started. We're giving away $600 in prizes. 8 Winners Will Get... A live stream pass to the Family Discipleship and Homeschooling Conference (worth $29.95) Two year-long handwriting workbooks—print and cursive—that … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Philosophies and Methods: Montessori

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I first heard the term Montessori about 30 years ago when I attended a Montessori preschool as an eager-to-learn toddler. I have great memories of my time in preschool and associated the name Montessori with "fun." When I began looking into preschool for our oldest, the term Montessori kept coming up. I really liked the philosophy but it seemed very overwhelming with all … [Read more...]

Moms and Sex Ed: 7 Tips for Teaching Young Boys

Moms and Sex Ed 7 Tips for Teaching Young Boys

As a mom of four boys (and no girls) I laugh thinking about testosterone dominance in the house. When I am around my four nieces, I think, "So this is what calmness feels like." I know my little boys will some day be men. My oldest is nine years old. I know puberty is on the way, and with that, my oldest will start experiencing all the chaos and confusion of raging … [Read more...]