No More Math Struggles- REALLY!

Have you been searching high and low for something to help your child with math? Are today’s methods for teaching math, along with common core instruction making you absolutely insane? Help is here! Systematic Mathematics offers an end to your math struggles and frustration, and the chance for your students to succeed in math with our non-consumable DVD […]

5 Reasons Intimacy Should be Included on Your Calendar

Does it ever seem that you and your spouse have a tough time focusing on your physical relationship? Did the intimacy you once shared seem to disappear about the same time that you became parents? Once the honeymoon has ended, many couples have a difficult time building intimacy into their routine. A few changes to […]

7 Tips for Helping Tweens Through Life Transitions

The tween years are difficult years. When we think of childhood transitions, we often think of Kindergarten or teen year transitions, but the tween years often aren’t mentioned. The truth is these children are in an awkward positions. They aren’t “little kids” anymore, but they aren’t teenagers yet either. My daughters are 10 and 11 […]

21-Day Fix Chipotle Burrito Bowl Recipe

If you have been following me on Instagram, you know that I have recently been making some changes in my life….specifically in my health. I am currently on Day 9 of the 21-Day Fix and I am absolutely loving it. Is it hard? Harder than I even imagined. Am I excited to press play on […]

Cleaning Hack-How to Easily Clean Baked on Grease!

How to Easily Clean Baked on Grease! What’s your least favorite household chore? I have to say other than cleaning the bathroom, I hate washing dishes. I’m great at soaking dishes, especially when they have baked on grease, which happens more often than not if I’m cooking dinner. I recently discovered an awesome cleaning hack […]

Receive your Teen as a Gift

Even before a new baby is born, the parents imagine the person their child will eventually become.   Newborn infants are adorned with favorite sports teams paraphernalia and dressed up to look like miniature versions of their parents. We act as though our children are blank slates we’ve been given to write the story we want […]

7 Ways to Homeschool When You Have No Patience

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard the comment “I would love to homeschool my children, but I just do not have the patience for it.” Guess what?! Neither do I. Naturally, I am not a very patient person….especially when I am trying to teach someone else how to do something that […]

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The One Word Homeschool Moms Need to Say More Often

Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation. It’s the day that the Church celebrates Gabriel visiting Mary and asking for her consent in mothering Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Can you even imagine? As if an angel appearing in front of you isn’t crazy enough, he then tells you – a virgin who […]

THM-approved Dressings and Sauces

I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own. Affiliate links are used in this post. See my disclosure statement for more details. My family and I have recently set out on a journey to improve our health….specifically by improving our diets. I have been amazed by just how much junk is […]

Home Decorating Hacks for a Perfect Space

  Home Decorating Hacks to Create a Room you Love Have you ever thought about just how the designers on popular home decor shows get their rooms to look fabulous with such ease? Of course some of it is a great eye for style, but there are tricks designers use to get the look we […]

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Easter Activities for Toddlers

I’m so glad you’ve stopped by today! It has been a long winter, right? Easter is right around the corner and it is time to embrace spring and make some new memories. I’ll bet you are ready for that too! Tell me, does what I am about to say sound all too familiar? There are […]

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4 Ways Marriage is Like Homeschooling

Over the last 11 years of homeschooling I have realized how similar marriage and homeschooling really are. Sounds crazy, right? I agree. I mean what in the world does a holy covenant of matrimony have in common with teaching your children – not to mention all the chaos and child-rearing that go along with that. […]

Homeschool Convention Survival Guide {with printables}

It’s March and you know what that means…..Homeschool Convention season is upon us! I won’t lie. I love this time of the year. I’m the person who looks forward to a homeschool convention all year long. Is there anything better than being surrounded by thousands of other homeschooling families who totally get you? Or sitting […]

Balancing Boundaries and Freedom with your Teen

Do you ever get frustrated when working with your teen?  One minute he is so mature, you forget he’s not an adult yet.  The next minute he does something so incredibly childish that you suddenly lock up with fear at the idea of releasing him out into the world on his own. The journey from […]

Are you Feeling Frustrated as a Homemaker?

  Are you having trouble finding value in homemaking? Let’s face it, life as a stay-at-home-mom, or homemaker, can be lonely. Add in homeschooling, and your days are spent having conversations with grade-schoolers and vacuuming between the couch cushions. We all have times we feel frustrated with our role at home, especially when we feel that our […]

March Kid-Approved Meal Plan

  See if any of these sound familiar: It’s 4:30 pm and you have no dinner plan. You fix dinner and the kids won’t eat it. You would have no problem cooking if someone would just tell you what to cook. Your kids are tired of having the same meals over and over. The thought […]

Turn a defiant ‘No’ Into Happy ‘Yes’

You fear the day when your toddler learns the word ’no’. It then becomes a word that they use for, let’s be honest here – EVERYTHING! Even when they do decide that they want something, it comes out ‘No’ first. I got so tired of hearing this word, that I took some of my teaching […]

7 Easy Steps to a Clean House {for moms who hate to clean}

I won’t beat around the bush here, I am no Susie Homemaker. I can cook and I can homeschool my children, but keeping the house organized and clutter-free is a thorn in my side. It’s not that I don’t know how to clean a house. No, it’s not that at all. It is simply that […]

Superhero Reading Comprehension Worksheet Pack

  This free Superhero Reading Comprehension Worksheet Pack is sure to make any reading assignment more fun. It can be used with any reading selection. Each pack contains the following three worksheets: To get your free Superhero Reading Comprehension Pack, simply enter your email address into the form below. A link to download the pack […]

5 Tips to Balance Your Time Between Marriage and Kids

Do you find yourself feeling as though you and your spouse are ships passing in the night? If you’re anything like us, we’re forever crossing paths on his way to work or kids’ activities. It seems that the housework is never done and that there is never time for us to sit back and focus […]