A funny thing happened at conference this year. I noticed that some of the name tags had little ribbons on them that said “author.” Now, it’s a fiction writers conference, so I figured we were all “authors,” but since only some folks had the author ribbon, I also figured the ribbon signified something more than just “I sit around all day writing lies and Facebooking.” (What, that’s not what writers do? *slinks away and closes Google Chrome*)

I recognized the name of the person with the ribbon-she was a REAL author with lots of real books out, but I had never met her before, and assumed (as we all do) that she had no sweet clue who I was. So I said, “Ooh! Neat author ribbon! How do you get one of those?” To learn more, click here.



Personality Inventory

The Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory (MBTI) is a personality test designed to pinpoint one’s preferences in four areas – how you get re-energized (extrovert/introvert), how you see the world (sensing/intuitive), how you make decisions (feeling/thinking), and how you relate to your outer world (judging/perceiving).

Sounds simple, but what a load of info you can discover about yourself, your learning styles, and relationships with others. You’ll find yourself amazed at the gifts God has given you and your family members!

You’ll also discover ways to effectively teach your child and tap into his/her learning potential. Read more.


The Challenges of Homeschooling

If you are a homeschooling family, you can probably relate to this article.

Homeschooling isn’t all fun and games, as anyone who has been attempting it for longer than one day (or hour?!) realizes. Perhaps strong convictions, prayer, a child’s special needs, or lack of a better option led us to this educational choice. Maybe we’re in for the long haul, or maybe we just hope to make it through the day. On homeschooling blogs we often read about the benefits of this lifestyle. But what about the challenges? – See more.


When Everything Goes Wrong

Lately, my writing journey has been derailed by Murphy. It’s bad enough when my muse takes a vacation. Eventually she returns, and it’s usually when I become self-disciplined and sit down in my computer chair to write-about ten o’clock at night. But I don’t always do that. For good reason.

In August, we decided to update the countertop and get new cabinet doors in our kitchen on the covered patio. The project was scheduled to be finished in September. Again, for good reason. The major events on my calendar for October looked something like this: To read the rest of this adventurous story, click here.


Blessing Others

Homeschooling is such a blessing. This article is inspiring.

I’ve really been wanting to be more intentional about blessing people around me with random acts of kindness. I wanted these acts to be more than what would be considered common courtesy, such as holding a door for someone, and I wanted things that could be done inexpensively, since we’re a single-income family. Read more.


Homeschooled Classifieds

Homeschooled Classifieds is a great place to purchase used curriculum, teaching tools, and other resources. They even list groups and activities by state.

We are one of the largest sites on the web for buying and selling new and used homeschool materials, and for finding and announcing homeschool groups, activities, and events.

We invite you to explore the listings that thousands of other homeschoolers have entered, sorted into various categories. We also encourage you to add your own page — listing items for sale, items wanted, homeschool advice, and related groups and events in your area. Learn more.