10 Random Things About Me

So today as part of iHomeschool Network's 10 in 10 today, we are sharing "10 Things About Me You Should Know", but I'm thinking that maybe I should call this "10 Things About Me You Might Want To Know" or "10 Random Things About Me". So here it goes, 10 Random Things About Me: 1. I like yogurt with fruit and granola every morning for breakfast.  I used to buy the generic fruit yogurt, but … [Read more...]

5 Tips to help you get it all done!

As a homeschooler and work at home mom, it's hard to find that balance between all the things that pull on my schedule.  It is difficult to figure out how to organize my week so that I can do what I need to do and not get to side-tracked by what I don't. With the new school year just around the corner, I thought that I would answer a question that I get quite often... "How do you get it all … [Read more...]

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Writing (and Owning Your Own Business)

There was a discussion on Twitter recently by The Mom Writes.  She posted the following: "Being a WAHM (work-at-home mom) is _____" We'll of course I had to answer, so I wrote: "crazy, absolutely crazy, but I love it!" It's true, being a WAHM, owning your own business, writing science curriculum, and homeschooling your children is crazy.  Some days I want to pull every hair on my head … [Read more...]

The other half of my brain…

I have the best husband in the world for me! He's my rock, my partner in business and in life, my best friend and so much more. Over the years, we have truly grown to function as one. The only problem I have found with this is that when he's gone, half of my brain has left with him. You see, I have a lot on my plate between writing for Elemental Science, homeschooling my daughter, having … [Read more...]

Avoiding Burnout in Life and Homeschool

"If you work all the time, even at something you love, you will burnout." Someone told me this once, but I didn't listen. You see when you have a home business, homeschool and stay at home with your kids, taking off is virtually impossible. Well, if I'm really honest, it's possible to take time off, I just have to really work at it. I'm the type of person who always has something going; there … [Read more...]

How to Set Realistic Self-Education Goals

Setting realistic goals is always a challenge when it comes to self-education. For me, my life is busy, so I don't have a ton of time to spend on self education.  However, there is still a lot that I would like to learn, so finding a balance between what I want to do and what I can do is difficult. Here are steps I've found helpful for setting self-education goals each year. How to Set … [Read more...]