Earn Extra Cash with Bank Bonuses

If you're anything like I was, you don't spend time thinking about banking. Maybe you only ever deal with one bank and are convinced that it's good enough. All banks are basically the same, right? Wrong. Did you know that some banks will actually pay you to bank with them? I'm not talking about earning … Continue reading Earn Extra Cash with Bank Bonuses

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Quieting the Inner Critic

As I sat and listened to each of the children read their short stories, I was amazed. These kids had excellent writing skills. It didn't take long for my enjoyment and wonder to turn to negativity as my inner critic emerged. “My kids can't write like that,” I thought, “I must be a failure.” Oh, … Continue reading Quieting the Inner Critic

Five Step Plan for Independent Study

One of my goals in homeschooling is to encourage my children to become lifelong learners. I desire that my kids pursue their interests and learn continually throughout their lives. Completing an independent study is a great way for students to learn about something outside of their regular curriculum or to expand on a topic that … Continue reading Five Step Plan for Independent Study

New Year’s Resolution: Rest

The new year brings with it the promise of a fresh start. We make goals and write resolutions. We edit lesson plans and evaluate our students' progress. Then, we forge full-steam ahead into the new year convinced that our efforts will be fruitful. But, what happens before winter's end? We are completely exhausted! Why is … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution: Rest