The Mother of Thanksgiving

Our story begins in 1846, not with Pilgrims and Plymouth but with a single woman. Sarah Josepha Hale was a writer, editor, and mother. And she is the person responsible for making Thanksgiving a national holiday. Let’s back up just a tiny bit and learn about where Thanksgiving comes from.

End of Year Review — 2019

As we wrap up another year, I’m going to take a minute to think back on what this year brought. 2019 was a complicated year with some highs and lows, and I’m feeling good that it is over.

Homeschool Mom, Are you Okay?

Hey, Homeschool Mom, I want to talk to you for a minute, about you. Usually, we talk about your kids, your homeschool, all those things that are taking up your entire life. But those things aren’t all of you.

The Lying Liars of Homeschooling

I love following other homeschoolers on Instagram. I love pictures of books, projects, and crafts. Those sweet little faces playing, snuggling, and learning. And I love when they are honest about how it was a hard day. Too often, we blog, post, and Instagram to make ourselves and our lives look #Perfect!

Third kids are the Bomb!

A dear friend just had her third child, and while congratulating her, I told her repeatedly that third kids are the best.  And I really believe that. I also say that they should come with a clown nose. Because you are in the circus now and you gotta start juggling!

Conference Season 2019

As I wrap up my conferences for 2019, I’m reflecting on this new thing I’m doing. Before starting 5SLL, I had attended homeschool conferences and conventions of all different sizes. This was my first year as a vendor and speaker.

What does a Homeschool Parent do all day?

Ever try to explain your average day to someone who doesn’t homeschool? Has your partner ever asked, “why didn’t you get that done today?” If so, this is the post for you. Commiserate with us on the never-ending pile of dishes and endless lectures about Minecraft. What did you do today?

Taking stock of 2018. Looking forward to the future!

At the end of each year, I like to take a moment to reflect on what I did over the last twelve months and what changes the year brought to me and my family. As I look back on this past year, I realize that 2018 was a huge year for me. I am going to take a moment here to toot my own horn. Sometimes, we need to do that.

How to Spot and Befriend a Homeschool Mom

It’s homeschool park day, and we all know what that means! We’ll be dragging our children to the playground in hopes of adult conversation. But how do you identify and befriend a homeschool mom? This is my quick guide to homeschool moms, their patterns, habits, and how to lure one into a friendship.