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To the New Homeschool Moms Wondering, “Can I really pull this off?”

Meet Kay

Kay’s real passion in homeschooling is being together in life and giving their kids a childhood. She says, “I see it as my mission to first understand my children, and then help them understand themselves and who God has made them to be, so that they can see how their gifts and abilities fit into a greater plan to serve and love Jesus.  This is our great commission as parents! “


Keeping a Portfolio

If you have not before, I encourage you to try keeping a portfolio this year. It is a project your kids will take pride in! And you might find that keeping a portfolio is a huge confidence booster for YOU as well! Here are the steps I use in putting a portfolio together.

Five Minute Math Games to do with Everyone

Looking for ideas for Math? Math is a subject that that should be done individually because it is a skill, however, there are some math games that I have done with all of my kids together. They love these!

Teaching a Child to Read

Though it really shouldn’t be, one of the most intimidating things to a new homeschooler is teaching a child to read. Here are some practical ways I have taught our kids to read.

Teaching a Child to Read Part 2: Reading Practice

Are you looking for help as you teach your child to read? There are many great methods and curriculums out there, but don’t think you need to find the best one. You can use a very simple approach and be successful. Here’s the basics of how I have taught all of our kids to read.

Catch 22

Have friends, family, and random strangers questioned your decision to homeschool? You are not alone!

Starting Your School Year Simply

If the start of a new school year finds you stressing over all you have to do, it shouldn’t. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some suggestions to help you start your year with peace.


Our Interview

Hi! I’m Sheri. This is my husband Nelson. We have been married for 20 years and live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. We have eight kids and have been homeschooling for ten years. I’ve been spending my summer interviewing homeschool moms, collecting their stories and resources. I’m excited to share them in hopes that they will be an encouragement to people who are thinking about homeschooling or are already homeschooling. To start things off, here’s our interview!

Why I Started This Blog

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