Free Books to Enjoy While you are Cooped Up

Homeschoolers and parents who are new to homeschooling are all in the same boat. We are stuck at home educating our own children. Some are new to this, others are not. Some are trying to copy 6-8 hours of schooling for just a few kids, and some are seeing that that may not be needed … Continue reading Free Books to Enjoy While you are Cooped Up

10 Online Services and Subscription Boxes That Will Save You Time and Sanity

So I am online surfing and shopping during these crazy times. Lord of the Rings is always playing in my home. I'll be on my own for a while! We may be a homeschooling family but we leave our home every day. This is all weird and all new territory for us! So what better … Continue reading 10 Online Services and Subscription Boxes That Will Save You Time and Sanity

New Book: You are Wondrous

'A beautiful work of art, both in poetry and artwork, from the deepest corners of a mother’s heart." -Kat Caldwell author of An Audience with the King and Push a Pencil (Maine, February 29 2020) Ashley Elizabeth Mitchell has released a new children's book, 'You are Wondrous' now available for purchase from most online stores. 'You … Continue reading New Book: You are Wondrous

10 Reasons Why it’s OK to Click ‘Unfriend’

Social Media. These 2 words put together are more loaded than they should be, yet, here we are. I struggle with social media. It is necessary when you are a writer, it is helpful when you have family spread out, and it really is the best way for me to see all the funny The … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why it’s OK to Click ‘Unfriend’

Upcoming Class: Poetry and Photography

I will be teaching Poetry and Photography with Outschool. This is a one-day online class  is available on: Friday, January 31st, 3:00pm Monday, February 10th, 11:00am Tuesday, February 4th, 7:00pm You can register HERE. This class is based on how I created my book 'Carry Me Along', which is a poem that is broken up … Continue reading Upcoming Class: Poetry and Photography

10 Best Homeschooling Facebook Groups

Type in homeschooling in the Facebook search bar and you are overwhelmed with everything out there. Do you join every Facebook group out there? How do you pick and choose? I have been apart of hundreds of Facebook groups for homeschooling families. I was sent a nasty message once because when I said what book … Continue reading 10 Best Homeschooling Facebook Groups

AD: Spanish Programming on Crossflix

Save 82% on 3 Years Subscription with Crossflix Crossflix now has Spanish programming! I am really excited to partner with Crossflix and share about their new Spanish programming! This is really exciting for me because my children will be learning Spanish this year. This a great way to immerse them without me sitting and making … Continue reading AD: Spanish Programming on Crossflix

My Book Is Out!

Super exciting, Right? My first book (of many I hope) is now available on Amazon and Etsy through County Road Publications. I am super excited! My collection of poetry has been a long time coming. I titled my collection 'Lost Poems of a Functioning Mother' because some of these poems I thought were lost, I … Continue reading My Book Is Out!

Where Have I Been?

That is a loaded question. I've worked hard to consistently write but lately, it has been a struggle. I haven't been relaxing though! Last month I walked the Relay for Life in memory of lost family members and in honor of those friends and family who fought the battle of cancer, at the time my … Continue reading Where Have I Been?