Being an Intentional Mom

Today I was an intentional mom by celebrating my girl's birthday with surprise pedicures for she and I along with my mom. It was a first pedicure for all of us.  Obviously I am not one to splurge on this sort of thing since I am 40 and have never done it, but it was such a special time for the three … [Read more...]

Homeschooling: A Series (Part One)

One of the common questions I hear of busy moms of young children who are thinking about homeschooling is what to do with the younger ones while homeschooling the older ones.  I am happy to help with some ideas that have worked for me.  I am now on a full school day for my fourth child, and my fifth … [Read more...]

Precious Moments Amidst the Chaos

This.  Moments like this is why I wouldn't trade my life even when I come home from running errands to find two children who need diaper changes in the worst way including one who needed a bath, the ingredients I needed for a recipe that I thought I had when I in fact do not have them, the house in … [Read more...]

Monday’s Walk in the Word

Today's Verse Hebrews 6:12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. As we spend a week focused on the basics of homeschooling, I wanted today's verse to focus on the diligence of homeschooling both on our part and … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday!

We have a birthday in our family today.  Birthdays are special days, and the way we spend them has changed through the years as the family has grown and needs have changed.  However, birthdays are always special days. When we had just three little kids who were all fairly close in age, we usually … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts: Monday: ooey-gooey goodness bread Tuesday: pancakes Wednesday: cereal Thursday: oatmeal Friday:  blueberry and donut muffins Saturday: puffed pancake Sunday: cereal Lunches: Monday: mac and cheese Tuesday: sandwiches Wednesday: hot dogs Thursday: bean … [Read more...]

My Trip to Walgreens

This week on my trip to Walgreens I spent a total of $37.20 out of pocket after taking into account the coupons, Register Rewards and bonus points that I earned.  Again I made my list from the deals posted on Hip2Save. This is what I came home with: 8 packs of Smile paper plates 12 packages … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Inspiration

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HOT Deal Alert

Who loves free panties?  I do!!!  Although I am not really a deal site, there are girls who do this so much better than I do, this was a deal that was too good to not share here. Through tomorrow, March 8th, you can get an awesome deal on Victoria's Secret panties.  I haven't actually paid for … [Read more...]

The Beauty of Spring

And because there is a season for everything under heaven, I'm decorating for spring this weekend, are you? … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner?

So, I'm starting a new series called, Hey Mom, What's For Dinner?!  Although I print off the meal plan and post it to the side of the fridge, I still hear this as much as if I didn't.  And since I have 6 people who can talk, I often hear this 6 times a day.  If my husband is home for dinner that … [Read more...]

Bible Verse

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Coming Soon – A Homeschooling Series

As I am planning blog posts for the next little bit, I wanted to give you all a heads up to a series that will be coming your way. Beginning Monday, a five day series covering some of the most commonly asked homeschooling questions by those who are thinking about homeschooling, just starting out, … [Read more...]

Being an Intentional Mom

The longer I'm a parent, the more I realize that teaching obedience is not about my kids obeying me because I am bigger, because I am louder, because I am stronger, or because they are afraid of me.  Teaching obedience is about my kids choosing to take the better way out of their own logic, their … [Read more...]

Recipe: Cornbread

Chili and cornbread is for dinner tonight.  I used to always buy those Jiffy mixes for cornbread, but of course making my own is the frugal choice, and who knew it was so easy?! I've played around with a few recipes, and this one is our … [Read more...]