Hey, Mom!? How Do I Clean the Bathroom???

HELP!! How Do I Clean the Bathroom?? In our latest video, Izzy gets some cleaning motivation and a tutorial on how to properly clean the bathroom.

In the past year, more students have been educating at home than ever before.     But is school-at-home the same as homeschooling? Talk to any veteran homeschool family and they will be very quick to tell you that the experience of virtually educating children from home is NOT the same as homeschooling your children.  In today’s video, I help clarify the differences between a genuine … Read More

Need a Homeschool Assist? Check out AOP’s Monarch Curriculum for the Win!

Looking for a quality online, self-paced homeschool curriculum that schedules, teaches, corrects and keeps records? We have the BEST curriculum for you. Watch our Monarch curriculum review!

Sometimes Cleaning Up Our Own Messes Is a Little Overwhelming.

Sometimes cleaning a room is not as easy as you might think! Izzy and I work together to deep clean her room and provide some clean with me inspiration for you!

Top 5 Reasons YOU Should Consider Homeschooling Your Kids This Year

Starting to think about next school year? Have you considered homeschooling? Let me share my TOP 5 reasons why YOU should consider homeschooling this year.

Are you ready for Easter?

Lent begins on Feb. 17! Are you ready for Easter? I give you all the tools you need to make this the BEST Lenten/Easter season in today’s video!

What’s It Like to Be a Homeschool Mom?

What’s it like to be a homeschool mom? Watch our latest video to follow me for a typical day at home with the kids as we homeschool!

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Feeling anxious about homeschooling your kids this year? I’m here to support you every step of the way!

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Homeschooling can be an extremely rewarding experience for the whole family. Learning, growing, exploring, struggling and achieving goals together has the potential to draw families into a closer knit unit than ever before. Due to the fallout of COVID-19, many are contemplating homeschool as a valid option for the first time ever. Regardless of your reasons for homeschooling this year, it can feel very overwhelming to get started! There are so many considerations:

  • state laws
  • homeschool methods
  • multiple age levels and grade levels
  • setting up a school room/study area
  • supplies needed
  • curriculum options
  • scheduling the day
  • tracking progress
  • learning styles
  • keeping infants and toddlers engaged while teaching
  • finding local communities to plug into
  • keeping things fun!

It can be a struggle to know where to begin, but it’s not too late to get started! With the surge in homeschooling over the past decade (61.8% increase according to the US Dept. of Education1), there are more resources available to homeschool families now than ever. It’s merely a matter of learning what you need to know quickly and tapping into those resources.

And that’s where I come in.

Let my twelve years of home education experience serve you by giving your homeschool journey a jumpstart! Through my consultation services, I can accelerate your homeschool start-up by pointing you to all the resources you need. My homeschool start-up consultation includes:

  • a 30 minute phone or video call where I get to know you and your family’s personalities, needs, learning preferences, goals for the year, etc.
  • a personalized homeschool report, which will include homeschool laws specific to your state, homeschool methods, curriculum options and recommended assessments
  • a detailed checklist of items to consider as you prepare and plan for your homeschool, such as supplies, schedule and schoolroom setup
  • a final 30 minute phone call where we will review the document together, giving you an opportunity to ask any questions you have

And for those who want to ensure that their homeschool experience remains productive and positive, I offer ongoing consultating services throughout the year to keep you on track. I will

  • meet with you for 30 minutes via video or phone, followed by an email with notes from our time together
  • discuss curriculum challenges, troubleshoot learning difficulties, classroom dynamics, and suggest additional resources needed
  • provide reviews of curriculum
  • supply tips on how to incorporate the arts and physical education into homeschooling
  • offer ideas for active learning through field trips and various hands-on resources

My consulting services combined with my free weekly newsletter and Facebook homeschool support group, are sure to get your homeschool journey off to a great start this year. If you would like to learn more, click HERE to visit my Homeschool Consultaton page. I look forward to partnering with you in this adventure of life-long learning as a family!

YOUR TURN: In the comments below, share your biggest concerns about homeschooling this year. What homeschool topics would you like to hear more about on my blog or weekly newsletter?

1https://redtri.com/why-homeschooling-in-the-digital-age-makes-more-sense

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Don’t Let This Summer Go To Waste! Join Us For DLD Virtual Summer Camp

The summer of 2020 is looking a little different than normal.  Many public pools, summer camps, park recreation programs, festivals, concerts and fairs are closed or cancelled due to COVID-19.  Our kids were crushed that these beloved experiences would not be available to them.  With a heavy heart, I began praying and asking God how we could redeem this summer.  His answer was swift and clear: if they can’t go to camp, bring camp to them- and share the experience with others.  That is how DLD Virtual Summer Camp was born.
We would like to invite you to join our family for a summer of fun!  Beginning Monday, June 15th, through our YouTube channel, Doing Life Deliberately, we will lead your kids of all ages in a variety of weekly challenges they can complete around your home.  Challenges include elements of art, science, physical activity and even community service! Every weekday we will announce new projects by email that spur on your kids’ creativity and teach them skills they can use to complete the weekly challenges.  Don’t worry, your kids won’t be on screens all day– we’ll lead them to a couple YouTube channels to get their creative juices flowing and send them off to complete the daily activity.
In addition, we’ll provide an opportunity for our middle school and highschool students to be a part of a weekly Bible study, entitled Experiencing God, where they can grow in their faith in Christ.  Students who chose to participate can dig into the Word daily at home and then join our Livestream every Wednesday where we’ll share what we’ve learned and challenge them to go even deeper with their peers. They’ll definitely want to invite their friends!
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On Friday nights, we’ll conclude the week with a family campfire. We’ll encourage you to discuss the highs and lows of the previous week, enjoy some smores and campfire snacks, and hear from some special guests.  We hope that your family can set aside some time to have your own campfire- whatever that might look like (anything from the real deal to smores made over candlelight).  The idea is being intentional about spending quality time together as a family. The cherry on top? We’re asking all our camp participants to send in a video- 30 seconds or less- of your completed weekly challenge on Friday night by 6pm sharp.  We’ll take the next week to create a mashup of all the wonderfully creative ways that our campers have completed the challenge and air it the following week on Sunday.  This way, we can all celebrate as a community what we have learned and the creative ways we have met the challenge. In addition, campers can earn DLD Virtual Summer Camp swag for completion of mutiple challenges and participation in various contests throughout the summer. Ready to join us? We hope so! Let us know your camper(s) are “all in” by sharing your email address below. We’ll add you to our mailing list so you won’t miss a thing this summer. We’ll also share how you can get your hands on extra resources to make DLD Virtual Summer Camp an easy, worry-free experience such as a summer event calendar, weekly challenge themes and supply lists. We can’t wait to see you at camp!
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food, Fun, FRIENDS and a WHOLE LOTTA MEAT: Meatfest 2019!!

📣Calling all carnivores!! It’s time for our annual 🍔MEATFEST 🥩celebration with friends! 👏 We’ve planned for this weekend-long event all year long and it’s finally here! Join us in Wisconsin for food, Fun, and FRIENDS as we enjoy a weekend’s worth of delicious meat and good times!!🎉

 

If you enjoy today’s video, PLEASE, give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends!  We’d love for you to join us in the pursuit of Doing Life Deliberately!  If you haven’t already, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel (click the SUBSCRIBE button and the little bell next to it to be alerted every time we release a new video)!  We look forward to sharing this journey with YOU!

How Did Our Truck Get So GROSS??

We’ve traveled 40,000 miles (according to the odometer) and gone to 33 states this past year- and our truck shows for it!!  If you’re looking for #cleaningmotivation, come and #cleanwithme as we declutter, reorganize and clean our truck and exterior of the RV.  Let’s see what our full time RV family can do to make our truck and RV tidy again!

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What’s It Like to RV With Dogs??

🐶 Our Penny dog wants to show you 🤔what’s it like to 🚌RV with dogs! She’ll show you what RVing with pets is like by sharing the must have items to RV with a dog, how life has changed since she moved into a RV and what she loves most about fulltime RV living. And if you stick around until the end, she even has some bloopers to share with you!🤣