Mother Culture

Do you ever feel like your homeschool mamma brain is turning to mush? You need to find something you love, that develops your mind or develops new skills. That’s Mother Culture. It’s a chance to be a grown-up even if you spend all day with people under five feet tall. I joke that it helps me feel human.  If you find something to do each day that incorporates discipline, delight, and growth, you’ll be surprised by how satisfied and happy you are. Continue reading “Mother Culture”

John Bunyan and Pilgrim’s Progress

John Bunyan wrote a little book. His little book ranks as the second best selling book of all time, after the Bible. In a cold and filthy prison, surrounded by despair and death, John Bunyan dreamed a dream.  He scratched out the words of an allegory and he called it Pilgrim’s Progress. His work has been so influential that every homeschooler, even every Christian, should read and know John Bunyan and Pilgrim’s Progress. Continue reading “John Bunyan and Pilgrim’s Progress”

Why Homeschool Moms Should Always Schedule Nap Time

Homeschool moms should always schedule nap time into their days. Nap time is good for everyone from infant to teenager. Even over-worked moms need a break. You don’t have to actually nap, in fact we don’t nap at all anymore. Call it a reading time or quiet time. We call it rest time and we use it to read. When I told my kids the topic of this post they laughed saying it’s my favorite topic. My husband regularly teases me (in a sweet way) about my one hour off every afternoon.  But I endure it all because it is my favorite time of day and I am adamant about fitting it in. A one hour time block set aside to rest is an intentional component of our daily schedule – and I think you should try it too. Continue reading “Why Homeschool Moms Should Always Schedule Nap Time”