Homeschool Mom’s Tool Kit Giveaway {$450+ Value}

As a homeschooling mom, I know there are certain homeschooling tools that I simply can’t function without. I’m sure you have your list of must-have items as well, right? I was curious to see which items other homeschooling moms just can’t live without, so I asked the question “What is one thing that you could […]

Win $3500+ worth of Homeschool Curriculum!

This post contains affiliate links. The 2016 Build Your bundle Sale is for ONE-WEEK ONLY – May 16-23, 2016. Sign up to be reminded when the sale goes live here, or ENTER the BIG GIVEAWAY, and you will automatically get reminded! Get a FREE Bonus Book Full of Coupons, Deals, and FREEBIES (over $250 in […]

5 Ways to Celebrate the End of a School Year

The end is here! Be honest, there were times during these past nine months that you thought this day would never come, didn’t you? I know, because I did too. You’ve worked hard. They’ve worked hard. And finally…finally…the school year is over! It’s time to celebrate!! Having an end of year celebration is something that […]

Star Wars Student Planner {freebie}

May the 4th is right around the corner and it seems like everyone is in Star Wars mode! If you have Star Wars fans in your home, be sure to download my free Star Wars Student Planner. This fun student planner includes the following pages: 8 cover page options {your child can choose his/her favorite […]

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 […]