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Ashley Klingsheim

Ashley is a Stay At Home Mom to 4 kids who also happens to homeschool. Her days include a lot of diapers, snacks, books, and tears but those are all part of motherhood. When she is not handling all the responsibilities of being a mom Ashley enjoys connecting with other moms, especially if a good cup of coffee is involved. You can also find her reading any number of books or sneaking chocolate when her kids aren't looking.

Goal Setting for the Busy Mom

I will be honest with you, I am not really a fan of resolutions. But last year for one of the first times in years I decided to set a clear goal for myself....

Teaching and Practicing Gratitude

I think it's a common thing for parents to want to instill an attitude of gratitude in their kids. Especially since November has arrived and the Christmas season is right around the corner. Kids...

Questions to Ask When Considering Homeschooling

There are so many things we've had to do differently thanks to Covid-19, including education. Distance learning threw a lot of parents a big twist and made the school year full of new challenges....

Inspiring Creative Play: Principles to Apply

As a mom, I often want encourage more creative play for my kids. When the colder months roll around it can be easy to find yourself dealing with extra screen time and extra bored...

Tips for Avoiding Burnout as a Homeschool Mom

I am a stay-at-home mom to 4 kids and I also homeschool. I really love that I get to stay home and that I get to teach my kids. But that doesn't mean it's...

Managing Multiple Ages While Homeschooling

Homeschooling is different from a public school setting in many different ways. Instead of getting into all of those differences, I'm just going to talk about one difference: having to manage multiple ages. In...

Staying Social While Homeschooling

One of the top questions I get asked about homeschooling is, "But what about socialization?" Or, "How do your kids socialize?" The concern about the social structure of homeschooling is a valid one. But...

You Want to Homeschool, Now What?

Making the decision to homeschool is a big deal. It is a huge choice to make for your family and it can feel overwhelming. Unfortunately the decisions don't stop after you've made your choice;...

Being an Influential Mom in an Influencer Culture

I can’t speak for you, but personally I’ve totally been influenced by an influencer on social media. I’ve swiped up. Made a purchase. Read an article. Bought a book. You get the idea. Most...

Lessons I Learned From My First Year of (Teaching) Kindergarten: A Homeschool Mom’s Perspective

The typical school year isn’t quite over yet, but I think it’s safe to say that my daughters and I have survived our first official year of homeschooling. My oldest is wrapping up the...