Take a peek at a week in our homeschool life!

5th Grade Weekly Wrap-up

It's our second week back to school after Thanksgiving break and we have 2 more weeks until we leave for Florida. To say we are antsy and not focusing … [Read More...]

Homeschooling a middle schooler? Check out these tips for teaching them independence.

Homeschooling in the Middle Years: 5 Tips for Teaching Independence

It's so easy for homeschooling moms to be available for all the questions and comments that homeschooled kids ask during the day. But, as those … [Read More...]

Following the Trim Healthy Mama plan? Check out this great list of 15 meal ideas - no special ingredients needed!

Trim Healthy Mama: Lunches {no special ingredients}

We're in our third week of Trim Healthy Mama - no special ingredients! We've talked snacks and breakfasts so far. So let's tackle lunches … [Read More...]

Monthly Reading Update

Books in a Pile: October

Can you believe another year is almost over? It feels like this year has just flown by! I can't believe it's the end of another month and almost the … [Read More...]

Scholé homeschooling - creating a restful learning environment for homeschooling families.

Finding the Scholé in your Homeschool

Scholé  - is it the new buzz word among homeschoolers? Perhaps. But, I'd also say that it's something that's important to all of us as homeschool … [Read More...]


Take a peek at a week in our homeschool life!

Aaaaand.... we're back! Back from our week off, that is! Back to our routine, with a few changes. … [Read More...]

Tried a morning meeting in your homeschool but just couldn't do it? Me too! Come see how I'm fixing my morning meeting failure.

Morning meetings aren't a new concept in the homeschooling world, but it's a new thing for us. This … [Read More...]

Tips & ideas for interest-led science. She has some good guidelines and a printable experiment form.

This year we made a slight deviation from the usual recommendations in The Well-Trained Mind. We've … [Read More...]

Frugal Fun & Travel…

Planning a vacation? Here are some tips and websites that will save you money.

Image Source Don't bust your vacation budget Summer means vacation. It also means planning and … [Read More...]

Planning a road trip this summer? Here are 5 tips to save money on expensive travel costs.

source Save money while you're on the road. Planning a road trip this summer? One of the most … [Read More...]

Planning a family road trip? Here are 6 tips that will keep the family entertained and happy while traveling.

Traveling with kids takes some planning! Anyone who has ever traveled with kids (or been a kid on … [Read More...]

Piles of Books…

The Well-Educated Mind Reading Challenge

I have finally reached the next section in The Well-Educated Mind - the autobiographies. I feel like … [Read More...]

A look at the books I'm reading for the Classics Club Challenge.

It's the beginning of a new month so time to share an update on my Classics Club reading challenge. … [Read More...]

5 fab tips to get kids hooked on reading! Have a kid who isn't too fond of reading - use these tips to change his mind!

Last week I shared a few ideas for creating times for non-bookish kids to read. I have a daughter … [Read More...]

In the Kitchen…

Need some Trim Healthy Mama snack ideas that don't require any special shopping trips? Here's a list of 15 great ideas!

Beginning the Trim Healthy Mama journey can be a bit daunting with some of those new ingredients … [Read More...]

Keep your freezer stocked with precooked ground beef and you have the makings of a quick, easy meal! Check out this collection of easy meal ideas using precooked ground beef.

When life gets busy I am so glad that I have a freezer filled with prepped or precooked ingredients, … [Read More...]

Freezer cooking doesn't have to take all day. In just 1-2 hours you can have a few meals stored away in your freezer. Check out this simple plan!

Freezer cooking doesn't need to take all day or use up a wallet full of cash. The easiest way to … [Read More...]

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