7 Back To School Savings Hacks No One Told You

Back to school time can be as expensive as Christmas shopping these days! There are the backpacks, the laptops, the fancy calculators, and then there are all the paper, pens, highlighters, and other things that you can never have enough of. With eight kids who I homeschool, I feel like an office … [Read more...]

16 Sanity Saving Tips For Surviving the Back to School Frenzy!

Can you believe that back to school is already right around the corner?! This is unbelievable to me. I say it all the time, but where has the summer gone?! For those of you who have been locked in oppressive heat for much of the summer, fall could be a welcome relief. However, I live in the … [Read more...]

The 10 Most Popular Posts In 2016

It was an incredible year in 2016. Posts on cleaning, saving money, raising kids, managing time, and keeping our own sanity...they've all been here this past year. Here are the 10 most popular posts of 2016!   How to Clean Nasty Window Tracks Using One Simple Trick To the Mom Who … [Read more...]

Your Kids Can Cook?! (yes, and here’s how to teach them!)

Your kids can cook? I hear this question all the time from exasperated moms who are looking for just a bit of relief. Meals are never-ending in a family, and they are also one of the most mundane things we as moms need to handle. "Your kids can cook?" people ask. And I tell them, yes they … [Read more...]

The Five Most Popular Posts This Week 12/18

It has been a fun and BUSY week for me in everything including my home here. There has been lots of exciting things going on here and on social media, and these are the things that have been keeping readers busy as the most popular posts this week!   8 Diet Tips You Can Actually … [Read more...]

Do You Know a Homeschooling Family? Here Are Some Inexpensive Ways to Bless Them This Christmas

Do you know a homeschooling family who could use an extra blessing this Christmas? As a homeschooling mom of seven, I can attest to the fact that the cost for needed school supplies can really add up, and I’m not even talking about the cost of curriculum! There are numerous ways to bless a … [Read more...]

The Five Most Popular Posts This Week 12/11

It has been a fun and BUSY week for me in everything including my home here. There has been lots of exciting things going on here and on social media, and these are the things that have been keeping readers busy as the most popular posts this week! The Ultimate List of Games Every Family Must … [Read more...]

Give Your Child a Head Start in Learning

*Learning Resources provided me with the Robot Mouse Coding Code & Go Activity for review, all opinions expresses are my own. It’s no secret that a large part of my day is spent in the world of technology, which is why I am so excited to have kids who are getting involved in the exciting world … [Read more...]

The Ultimate List of Games Every Family Must Have

There is nothing like family game night, especially when it comes to some frugal family fun. One of our favorite holiday traditions is that we get a new family game every year. We do grab games at other times, too, especially when there is a great sale, but with the tradition we know that we will … [Read more...]

20 Unforgettable Holiday Traditions Your Family Will Love

Traditions within a family are always so much fun, but I think there is something so special about them during the Christmas holiday season. Here are 20 amazing traditions that your family will absolutely love. Over the years we have come to embrace new traditions while still holding fast to some … [Read more...]

The Best Thanksgiving Resource EVER!

I cannot believe that in two weeks, Thanksgiving will be over and we'll be on to all things Christmas. Thanksgiving seems like the forgotten holiday, which is perhaps what makes it my favorite holiday. It could also be because I am a history buff. I love the history behind Thanksgiving. (this … [Read more...]

The Five Most Popular Posts This Week 11/6

It has been a fun and BUSY week for me in everything including my home here. There has been lots of exciting things going on here and on social media, and these are the things that have been keeping readers busy as the most popular posts this week! Why You Want to Teach Your Kids to Cook How … [Read more...]

Our Homeschool Calendar

When talking to people who are contemplating homeschooling, I am often asked if I follow an actual homeschooling calendar. My answer is yes, but that calendar is made knowing that because schooling takes place in the home, that the calendar I create will have to be flexible. Why? Because life … [Read more...]

Why You Want to Teach Your Kids to Cook

Wednesdays are my crazy busy day with driving kids all over the place. My day of driving literally starts at 7:50 in the morning and finally finishes at 8:45 at night having made 18 (yes, 18!) trips in and out of my car. I totally wish I was kidding. Meals are always a challenge to manage as … [Read more...]

Five Things I Love This Week 10/30

I have been posting five things that I have loved each week for a while, and it is something that I love doing. It forces me to slow down and take notice of things along the way each week, and I always find that I have trouble narrowing it down to just five things. If you have never tried this … [Read more...]