Take a peek at a week in our homeschool life!

5th Grade Weekly Wrap-Up

Aaaaand.... we're back! Back from our week off, that is! Back to our routine, with a few changes. Morning meeting has now become afternoon meeting … [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.

Why I’m a Morning Meeting Failure {and what I’m doing to fix it}

Morning meetings aren't a new concept in the homeschooling world, but it's a new thing for us. This was our first year adding a morning meeting. And I … [Read More...]

Following the Trim Healthy Mama plan and need some guidance with your meal choices? Check out this list of 15 breakfast ideas that don't require any specialty ingredients.

Trim Healthy Mama: Breakfast {no special ingredients}

It is possible to follow the Trim Healthy Mama plan without buying special ingredients! Last week I shared a list of 15 snack ideas that don't use … [Read More...]

Need some great books for kids? Check out the books we've loved. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place is a FUN series!

Books for Kids – The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place

If you hang out here for a bit you'll find that we're a reading family. Well, if I'm being honest I'll confess that my daughter is not exactly an … [Read More...]

Enjoy your oatmeal even when you're eating a fuel pull meal with Trim Healthy Mama!

Trim Healthy Mama: {Fuel Pull} Overnight Oatmeal

Are you wondering what overnight oatmeal is? Simply put, it's soaking oats (whole rolled oats, not quick oats) overnight. Why would you want to do … [Read More...]


Take a look at how we're studying history with products from Homeschool in the Woods.

Like many classical homeschoolers, we follow a chronological history cycle, studying the span of … [Read More...]

Take a peek at a week in our homeschool life!

More sniffles and sneezing this week - Nick and I caught TJ's cold. On top of that I woke up with a … [Read More...]

Thinking about quitting All About Spelling? Here are 3 reasons you should stick with the program!

All About Spelling is a well-rounded program that is mastery-based, multisensory, and, after some … [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…

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...]

Have a kid who doesn't enjoy reading? Here are some great tips to get them reading. Reading at bedtime works for us!

I have a confession to make. My homeschooled-since-birth kid does not have the 'reading bug' (you … [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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