Finding Balance in Homeschool and Household Management

Finding Balance

I don’t know about you, but I struggle striking a balance between our homeschool life and managing my house.  I can never find enough time in the day to keep up with dishes, laundry, cleaning, reading, and schooling while trying to stay sane and still finding time for fun.  In trying to conquer to do lists, have clean clothes to wear, feed my children, and focus on academics, I have found balance for our family.  Here’s what I’ve discovered: Let go I don’t do it all.  First let’s be clear: There are some things that do not get done.  Some Continue reading

Books to Encourage the Homeschool Mom

Books to Encourage the Homeschool Mom

  Marcy @ Ben and Me — Encouraging and Helpful Homeschool Books Leah @ When We Walk Along the Road – Top Ten Homeschool Mom Resources Rebekah @ Raventhreads – Five Favorite Books for Homeschooling Moms Melanie @ finchnwren – For Times When You Need Encouragement, Try… Jennifer @ a glimpse of our life – Zondervan’s Homeschool Mom’s Bible ~ A Review Brandy @ Kingdom Academy Homeschool – Refreshing Your Heart Annette @ A Net in Time – Be Encouraged, homeschool parents Beth @ Weavings – My Favorite Reads for Homeschool Encouragement Crystal @ Crystal Starr – Books to Encourage the Homeschool Mom Jenni @ Conversaving – Water for Continue reading

Organize Your Life in 7 Minutes a Day (The 7-Minute Life Daily Planner Review)

7-Minute Daily Planner Review

If there is one thing that is true for homeschoolers it’s that life is busy. Very busy. Keeping on top of your child’s educational needs while managing your home,the rest of your family, and life can can put a lot on your plate and make you feel really frazzled. To-do lists and detailed calendars, while wonderful, are many times not enough for a homeschooling mom to keep track of all that is going on. And goals and dreams seem to be lost in the day to day of keeping on top of homeschooling details. The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner Continue reading

What Running a Business is Teaching My 10 Year Old


My 10 year old son has a business. I had been asking each of my sons to come up with some goals for themselves and together we could develop a game plan to make it possible to achieve that goal. My oldest, who is 10, really wanted an iPad. Since that purchase is not within my means or interest, I told him he would have to come up with the money himself. After some discussions about ways to make money (like doing more chores to earn allowance faster), we decided to try and come up with a plan to make Continue reading

Homeschooling an Only Child

Homeschooling an Only Child

  Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy – Tips From Moms Who Homeschool Only Children I have 4 children, so I obviously do not fall into the ‘only child’ category. However, I have friends that homeschool ONE child and I know that the ripe old questions of socialization is even more overused in these circumstances. I thought it would be a great opportunity to pick the brains of those moms in this category and share it with all of you!   Melanie @ finchnwren – 5 Things I’ve Learned Homeschooling An Only Child My husband and I prayed together and came to the Continue reading

We Choose Virtues Giveaway


By definition, virtue is the quality of being morally good or righteous. Oftentimes parents may have difficulty in thinking of ways to teach their children how to be virtuous, or maybe even want to make it fun for them. Most important is making those qualities last a lifetime. Earlier this year, members of the Crew reviewed several character-building resources from We Choose Virtues. In today’s giveaway, three of you will have the opportunity to win some of these products! We Choose Virtues offers products that can be used for families, homeschoolers, kids’ church, schools, youth, and kids. The Schoolhouse Review Continue reading

G.A. Henty Audio Drama (Under Drake’s Flag Review)

Under Drake's Flag Review

Get ready for a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas! Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew recently had the opportunity to review the audio drama, Under Drake’s Flag from Heirloom Audio Productions. Based on the novel by G.A. Henty, the exciting, fast-paced dramatization comes in a two-CD set providing two hours of entertainment for ages six and up. Henty’s stories usually have a strong focus on Christian themes with an emphasis on strong morals and values, and Under Drake’s Flag is no exception. Sail with Ned and his friend Gerald as they journey on the sea with Sir Francis Drake, Continue reading

Music in Your Homeschool

music in your homeschool

Could you imagine being king? And not only king, but the first king your nation had ever seen. Talk about pressure. Well, consider King Saul. Not only did he have the responsibility of ruling an entire nation, but he was the very first king that the nation of Israel ever knew. Before him, the nation was ruled solely by judges. Could you imagine trying to adapt to this new role, the power and everything that goes with it? No wonder King Saul called for David, son of Jesse, to come and play his harp for him. It is because there Continue reading

Chapter Books to Read Aloud

chapter books to read aloud

Gwen @ Tolivers to Texas – Literature-Based Education – How It Works Gwen @ Tolivers to Texas – Chapter Books Read-Alouds for Boys Gwen @ Tolivers to Texas – What’s In Our Book Basket Rebecca @ Raventhreads – Favorite Chapter Books for Reading Aloud During the Early Elementary Years Tara @ This Sweet Life – September Book Bingo w/ FREE Printable Tara @ This Sweet Life – Read-Alouds for 5th Grade Tara @ This Sweet Life – 5th Grade Required Reading Annette @ A Net in Time – Books we read together Melanie @ finchnwren – Favorite Family Read-Alouds Kayla @ The Arrowood Zoo – Our Read Aloud Favorites Sarah Continue reading