a little about me
Hi! So glad you are here! My name is Natalie and homeschool two awesome kids.
Before children, I was focused on my tech career until my daughter was born. She changed my life, my perspective on what's important. I had to learn to remove my insatiable appetite for the "things" of the world and instead be content with my God-given blessings.
During this transition time, I went from being discontent with my possessions, house, and money to enjoying what was right in front of me. My husband, children, and health was all I needed.
Please come on a journey with me as we search for ways to improve all areas of life. I have several roles to play and each one is important. Let's look for ways to de-clutter our stuff, soul, and spirit . The clock is ticking, are you ready to make a change? Let's go!
Oh, for the love of audio! What would my family do without it? My children absolutely adore audiobooks. We certainly would be less educated and have more fights while running errands in the van if it wasn’t for these awesome resources. I’m here to tell you why I love audio and why it’s a powerful[…]
***Affiliate Links can be found in this post. Thank you for your support!*** If you’ve been homeschooling for any length of time, you’ve heard of Charlotte Mason. Maybe you knew she had a huge following, but you’re not sure why. How can an educator over 100 years ago still have an impact on education[…]
It’s February and the holidays are a thing of the past. It seems like there is nothing to look forward to, other than another 5 months of teaching. February is supposed to be the month of LOVE, but sometimes we don’t feel like loving anything. We dread getting up to *what feels like* another Groundhog’s[…]
In honor of February, the month of love, this is the beginning of a 3 part series “I Love Homeschooling”. I’m discussing in detail the homeschool resources I have used over the 8+ years of trying MANY products and some new ones you don’t want to miss. As a middle-aged mom teaching middle-aged school kids, we’ve let[…]
We’ve been using the Solar System Online Unit Study for several weeks now and my kids love it! They especially enjoy the videos and experiments. As a teacher, I love these unit studies because they change up my routine and give me a break from teaching. I am also pleased that there are some[…]
Is your homeschool space a bit messy, disorganized, or an eyesore? Is it time for you to take some tactical steps to improve your homeschool space? I asked my email subscribers what areas of their home need organized. The majority consensus was organizing their homeschool place. So, this post is dedicated to my[…]
Here it is, my third and final installment of the Clipboard Commando series that saves you money, time and sanity! I hope you’ve gleaned some great ideas on ways to organize key areas of your life that need improvement. Now it’s time to explore 4 ways on how to use a dollar tool[…]
Now that we’ve established how the Clipboard Commando (aka clipboard) can be your best friend for organizing your homeschool, let’s move on to using them effectively for our household. Here are steps on how to organize your household to run more smoothly. Before we begin, let’s assume you have a clipboard for homeschooling. You’re now[…]
As a homeschool mom, one of the biggest challenges is finding the right curriculum for the student AND teacher. That’s why I’m sharing with you my review of the Yearly Membership at SchoolhouseTeachers.com. It’s the All-in-One Complete Homeschool Package and seriously the PERFECT fit for EVERY family! Now that I’m a middle-aged mom teaching[…]
Last week, I shared with you my secret weapon for effectively organizing your homeschool life. Plus, we discussed it can be used for ALL areas of life. Now, we’re going to FOCUS on HOW you can use the best Homeschool tool for $1. The Clipboard Commando! Let’s take back command of our homeschool day![…]