15 Fingerprint Crafts to Do With Your Kids

In light of Tuesday’s post about The Lifegiving Home by Sally and Sarah Clarkson, I’m looking for ways to fill my home with love this February. Craft time is always hit in the Goyer household, and we seem to always have half-full bottles of finger paint scattered around the house. Below I’ve compiled a list of 15 fingerprint crafts I’ve bookmarked for a snowy/rainy day when we’re all stuck inside. Which craft will you do with your family? Fingerprint Hearts | Crafty Morning Fingerprint {Read More}

How to Homeschool Multiple Ages

Q: My kids are ages four-and-a-half years old, two-and-a-half years, and ten-and-a-half months old. I am intimidated to homeschool them for some reason! You’ve been home-educating for a while now, I would love to glean from your knowledge and experience! Are there any tips or advice that you can offer me as I begin to teach multiple ages? A: When I first started homeschooling, my children were the same ages as your kids! I’ve been a homeschooling mom for more than {Read More}

The BIG list of {FREE} Christmas Printables!

HUNDREDS of great projects you can print and use! I’ve turned into a printable junkie. I love finding great projects, printing them up and then using them around the homes, with my kids, or for gifts! Any time day or night you’ll hear my printer buzzing and my kids racing up the stairs to see what I’ve found. I’ve gathered a huge collection of awesome FREE Christmas printables. Be warned … stock up on toner or ink before opening these {Read More}

10 Ways to Make Your Homeschooling Easier {+ giveaway!}

I’ve been homeschooling most of my life – first as a homeschool student myself, and now as a homeschool mother of four. Now that I’m graduating my oldest son, it’s a good time to look back and see what works and what doesn’t work. And you know what works? Easy. Easy works, hard doesn’t. It seems obvious, but that’s not how I tend to operate much of the time. I seem to think that if I complicate things, if I {Read More}

14 Reasons Why I Homeschool

I’ve been a homeschooling mom for 20+ years. I’ve homeschooled three children all the way through high school, and my youngest child is 5-years-old, so I still have a long way to go. Why do I homeschool? Not because I want to hide my children away from the world. Not because I don’t have any dreams or goals of my own. Just the opposite. I sacrifice a lot to spend this time and effort on my kids. As a successful {Read More}

Deals of the Day | 9.4.15

Discounted Prints Summer may be over, but your memories don’t have to be! Snapfish has a great sale going on until September 14th—take 60% off prints using the code TAKE60. I know have a ton of snapshots from our summer adventures I want off my camera and in my hands!  Click here to print now. *Offer excludes Framed Prints. Offer expires at 11:59 p.m PT on September 14, 2015, while supplies last. Only one coupon, promotion, or account credit can {Read More}

Back-to-School Reading Recommendations

I LOVE getting to share my childhood favorites with my kids! This summer, we enjoyed reading through Bob books (time and time again with the little ones), Laura Ingalls Wilder and Beverly Cleary. Now that it’s back-to-school time (how did the summer fly by so quickly?!), we are looking for more books to add to our ever-growing collection. What are some of your reading recommendations? Leave a comment below to share your suggestions! Here are some of our favorites: Bob Books {Read More}

4 Things to Cut from Your Schedule {Before School Starts}

Does your schedule seem too full? Are you wondering how you’re going to survive the upcoming school year? That’s me. With seven school-aged kids I’m trying to figure out what we can add. I’m also re-evaluating what needs to be cut. God has given each of us 24 hours, and if things are too crazy-busy, it’s a sign something needs to change. And we’re the only ones who can do it. So before the school year starts, here are four {Read More}

There is No Shortcut to Parenting

If there was a shortcut to parenting, I thought I would have found it by now. I haven’t . . . not even close. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t tried. And it doesn’t mean I haven’t failed. Still we all keep looking and hoping, don’t we? Baby music classes do not give our kids a fast-track to music scholarships in college. T-ball at age four doesn’t mean the pros at twenty. Reading a Bible story at bedtime every night {Read More}

7 Brilliant Ideas for Your Homeschool

7 Brilliant Ideas for Your Homeschool   I’ve been a homeschooling mom for more than 20 years and I’ve graduated three students. I’ve adopted three children (and am in the process of adopting 4 more), so I’m starting completely over. The most best thing I’m doing this time around is not stressing out. We’ve used Sonlight for preschool and My Father’s World for early years. I also enjoy reading chapter books all together (in addition to library books). We’re having a lot of fun! Homeschooling is completely different {Read More}

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