Explore the wonderful world of homeschooling. Learn why we do it, how we do it, and enjoy the resources and FREE printables I share along the way!

November 27, 2018

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning, equipping young and old to develop a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. She challenges families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them, producing readers and thinkers who can engage the world from a biblical worldview. She’s taught in Christian...

August 31, 2018

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As my very first year of blogging is coming to an end, and I celebrate Lil' Olive Tree's 1st Blogiversary. (Yes, this is a thing), I have been reflecting on all the ups, downs, and in betweens of this past year. It has been a roller coaster ride, with lots of turns, and exciting dips of joy and wonder. 

The Burnout

Yes, all the warnings of "Bl...

August 7, 2018

Clara is a devoted wife and homeschooling mom of five boys!!! She enjoys art, poetry, writing, and reading. She loves making hand crafted gifts for her small gift business, Gifts For You. She enjoys serving as a worship team member, leads a coffee house once every other month at a local church, and planning monthly moms nights out for our local homeschool association. Above all she is daughter of the Most High King, and shines...

May 1, 2018

Jenn is a Jesus-loving wife and mom to six. She enjoys sharing her life as a first- generation homeschooler, and a novice homesteader. A crazy chicken lady that believes in mom transparency and having more kids than she knows what to do with!! 

Read more about Jenn and her inspiring life at Modlins Multiply .

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October 10, 2017

Thinking About Homeschooling? Don't Know Where to Start? Or did you already make the decision to homeschool, and now your a little lost on what to do next? 


A good place to start is by knowing your state's laws on homeschooling, and understanding your rights as a parent. Join the Home School Legal Defense Association. It's $120 a year. It's not mandatory, but some like the security of being a member, especially...

September 1, 2017

Probably the most annoying question you can ever ask a homeschool parent.  Besides the fact that socialization is highly overrated, especially if you have multiple children. (Hey, they socialize with each other all day everyday, so what are these people talking about right?) Today's notion of "socialization" defines children that are skilled in the latest video games, up to date with the latest trends in fashion and pop-cultur...

August 20, 2017

I suppose I should introduce myself. I'm Lauren Ambrico. Daughter of the Most High King, wife, mommy, teacher, and friend. I am a NJ state certified k-5 teacher, with my Masters in Elementary Education turned Stay-at-home/work-from-home mom. I love Jesus and I love doing His work. I am currently in school to become certified in Hollistic Natural Remedies. I have directed a preschool program at church, and also taught classes o...

August 19, 2017

Many parents think praise is the best way to build a child's self image. Although praise is important and can be a healthy tool to use to boost children's confidence, it's important to use praise properly and not over-use it. It is important to teach children that their uniqueness, talents, gifts, and "specialness" come from God. Praise helps point out to them what some of these qualities about themselves may be. However, we c...

August 18, 2017

In this post, I discuss the main reasons why we homeschool. I touch briefly on the topics of the homeschool teaching styles of Charlotte Mason and Classical Education, and make recommendations on books to help learn more about these homeschool teaching styles.

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Thank you for stopping by. I am Lauren. Daughter of the Most High King, wife, mommy, teacher, and friend. I hope to help bring like-minded people together for the sake of living healthier, more natural lives, and loving one another. Read More


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