El Gato Malo Coffee Press Review

My husband and I are true coffee lovers.  When we have friends over for a party, they expect a great cup of coffee.  We love to provide a wonderful brew and sit around talking with our cup filled over and over.  There’s nothing better than catching up with good friends over delicious coffee. In the … Read more

Homeschool Burn-Out


Have you ever felt burned-out from homeschooling?  Numerous things can cause a feeling of burn-out when a mom has been homeschooling for years.   Physical exhaustion can lead to burn-out, because homeschool moms don’t usually get enough sleep or exercise (self-care).  Can I hear an amen?  Homeschool moms can also get emotionally drained from stress. … Read more

What’s Your Learning Style?

As an educator, the thing I love most about homeschooling, is our ability to provide individualized education plans for each of our children.  I don’t know about you, but each of my children were very different.  In order for me to teach them well, and prepare them for life ahead, I needed to make sure … Read more

Don’t Forget The Arts

The curriculum is ready.  The lesson plans are in order.  All core subjects are covered.  It’s going to be a great homeschool year.  Please, don’t forget the arts!  As a homeschool mom who also holds a degree in music, I’m here to stress the importance of music education. Music and art can be very easy … Read more

Margin: Book Review

I was once a homeschooling mom who wanted to do it all.  I taught my children with a full load of curriculum and then taught dozens of music students in the afternoon.  It looked great on the calendar.  All the little boxes were filled in with different colored ink.  There was just enough time to … Read more

Student Lesson Planners

One of my intentions as a homeschool teacher was to prepare them to be self-directed learners.  This would help them be able to take any course or syllabus and learn on their own.  I intentionally tried to prepare them by teaching them basic study skills and having them use their own lesson planning book. In … Read more

Migraine Glasses From Theraspecs

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  My migraines started in my forties and intensified for … Read more