• A Little Bird Told Me – Linky Party #1
  • Working Homeschool Moms – 7 Goals For the New Year – HHM Contribution
  • “Motivate Your Child” Book Launch High Value Giveaway
  • Motivate Your Child Book Promotion And Pre Order
  • I Am A Wife Standing With The Thin Blue Line

Quitting Homeschool Because of a Fear of Failure?

quitting homeschool

Lately, day dreams of sending my kids off to school have filled my mind. Let me reassure you, I don’t have any plans of actually quitting homeschool. But still, these thoughts have been present. Seriously, life would be so much easier. I’ve even threatened to take one of my kids to the school so she can…

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Link Party

A Little Bird Told Me – Link Party #2

The “A Little Bird Told Me” Link Party had an awesome turnout this week! There are definitely some amazing bloggers out there! The variety of articles is a breath of fresh air! Because I have a growing desire to begin moving my focus on to more health related topics, I am thrilled to be able to…

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A Little Bird Told Me Linky Party

A Little Bird Told Me – Linky Party #1

I am super stoked to let everyone know that I will be joining an amazing group of women, co-hosting the Linky Party called “A Little Bird Told Me” Wednesday Link Party! I love this link up because it is not just one thing.  It is a collection of everything you would find in the family home…

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Motivate Your Child #heartparenting

Motivate Your Child Book Promotion And Pre Order

I am excited to share with you about a new book I’m reading this month — Motivate Your Child: A Christian Parent’s Guide to Raising Kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Isn’t that what you want for your kids? *Post contains affiliate links God’s Word gives…

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Thin Blue Line Wife, LEOW, Police Wife

I Am A Wife Standing With The Thin Blue Line

I’ve got to get something off my chest. I’ve stewed long enough and after what I’ve read this week, I can’t be silent any longer. I’ve got to say something even if what I have to say may upset some people. Some in our country have spread enough hate and exaggeration about those in my…

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Christmas Ornaments!

Moments and Musings – Christmas Fun, Newfie Pup, and More!

Life as been full the last couple weeks! Very full! We've managed to keep Christmas somewhat simple this year as I wrote about in my most recent Hip Homeschool Moms article. But we've still made sure to include some fun too! For our "messy project" we made dough ornaments. This is a yearly family ...

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working homeschool moms at christmas time

Working Homeschool Moms at Christmas Time

I've said it before and I’ll say it again…I LOVE everything about this time of year. Just listening to the music makes me feel a unique sense of joy that only December brings. I have to admit though, as a working homeschool mom, the thought of all of the festivities this month makes me cringe just a ...

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Learning to Read - Blending Sounds

Learning to Read – The Blending Sounds Struggle

Teaching my son to read has been a thorn in my side since I began homeschooling a couple years ago. Even though my now 1st grader had attended a formal private preschool and pre-k program, when I started his homeschool education, he didn't know any of his letters at all. He couldn't write anything, ...

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Christmas Tree Nurse Cop Ornaments

Moments & Musings – November 2014

As November comes to a close, my family is preparing for the Christmas season. Today we got our Christmas tree! It was probably the quickest tree purchase I've ever made. Normally we wander around on mountain side, or go to a slew of stores, before finding that perfect tree. But today, I just wanted ...

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Nurse Burnout

Nurse Burnout – Consider a Change in Specialty

It's been quite a while since I've written about being a nurse. It's long overdue. When I first started this blog, I wrote several posts about nurse burnout. I talked about the causes, what it truly looks like, then began digging a little deeper on the issues. Why did I do this? Because I definitely ...

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ixl review

Ixl-Review – TOS Crew

This year's very last TOS Review Crew project is on a special online learning system called IXL (www.IXL.com). This supplemental learning resource has become one of my children's favorites of the year! My review is specifically for the IXL Math and IXL Language Arts programs! I had unlimited access ...

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Working Homeschool Moms - teaming up with others

Working Homeschool Moms – Teaming Up With Others – HHM Post

While there are a good number of working homeschool moms (and dads) who do everything alone {{hugs}}, there are also a good portion of us who can only function because of the assistance we get from others. Mixing work with homeschool can get a bit hairy and chaotic. But, with help, things can be ...

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Quitting Classical Conversations Why I did it

Quitting Classical Conversations – Why I Did It

I have been part of a local Classical Conversations community for the last couple years. In that time I've tutored the 10-12 year old kids and wrote several posts about my simple tutor plans. I had high hopes of continuing with the CC plan all the way through high school with all three kids. But ...

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New Liberty Videos A Nation Adrift Review

New Liberty Videos – A Nation Adrift Review

MMy latest review as part of the TOS Crew is for New Liberty Videos. This company has several Christian documentaries with many focusing on American history. The one I will be sharing with you is called A Nation Adrift. Other DVD reviews included in the Group TOS Crew link up include these: Anthem ...

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Middlebury Interactive Languages Spanish Course Review

Middlebury Interactive Languages Review

Foreign languages can be a lot of fun to learn, especially as kids get older and have a real opportunity to use their new skills. As a homeschooling family, it can be challenging at times to find right kinds language course to fit all of the different learning styles in my home. My daughter, Tee, ...

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Standard Deviants Accelerate Review TOS Crew

Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses Review TOS Crew

As my oldest daughter, Tee, enters into the new world of middle school learning, online education is becoming increasingly tempting. Honestly, teaching multiple age groups is challenging. Giving Tee some independence through web-based learning sounds like a great idea! Because of this, I was pleased ...

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Working Homeschool Moms: When Life Gets Tough

Working Homeschool Moms: When Life Gets Tough – HHM

Typically, posts (the few that are out there) written with working homeschool moms in mind, focus on one main theme. That theme is associated with schedules. We want to know how to make it all work, don’t we? I’ve written my share of these posts (like this one or this one) right here at Hip ...

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homeschool dad

Having a Homeschool Dad in the Mix!!!

Much of my homeschooling career has been me, the mother, doing most of the teaching. My husband wasn't always supportive of the decision to homeschool...especially when I gave up the first year I tried. But he's a good guy and went with it because I was...umm...a bit of a nagger. Thankfully, after ...

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Lilla Rose Review and giveaway

Lilla Rose Flexi Clip Review And Giveaway 2

It's time for a fun review! My daughter, Tee, was blessed with a new Lilla Rose mini Flexi Clip from independent consultant, Melody Detwiler, to test out for all of you! Along with this review you will find a giveaway for a free clip (may not be the one pictured). What is Lilla ...

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Moments and Musings - Cub Scouts, Rocket Launch

Moments and Musings – October 5th, 2014

Our homeschooling season has been in full swing these last several weeks. This year the dynamics are different. My youngest is starting her first year of sit down school as a preschooler, my 6 year old son has the expectation to do a much more than he's used to, and my 11 year old daughter is ...

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Preschoolers and peace, homeschooling multiple ages

Preschoolers and Peace e-book Review – TOS Crew

Ihave three kids whose ages are 11, 6, and 3. This age spread is challenging for me. I struggle to work in all of the stuff we need to do while also dealing with the hourly disasters that erupt out of thin air. Our time is also limited as I am a working homeschool mom. As I sit with my 6-year-old - ...

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Jord Wood Watches Review and Giveaway

JORD Watches Review and Giveaway

The last several years I have completely depended on my phone when it comes to knowing the time of day. I haven't worn a watch in a long while. Instead, I fight with my purse or pocket to hunt for that ever-elusive mobile device that seems to always slip into a bottomless pit. What would have taken ...

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working homeschool moms

Working Homeschool Moms – Real Life Schedules – HHM

You work. You homeschool. You're a parent. You are a wife…or not. You Live. You Sleep. You eat. You worship. And hopefully you have fun. But what does this look like in REAL life? In my first post in the Working Homeschool Mom series, I opened up with scheduling tips for working homeschool ...

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Student Logbook

My Student Logbook Review – TOS Crew

If a person has homeschooled for any amount of time, I can guarantee check off lists, spread sheets, and every planner known to man has probably been tried out. Organizing homeschool seems to be a never-ending battle. Finding something that actually works for the individual family (at least my ...

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