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The Disadvantages of Homeschooling – Taming the End of Year Paper Clutter

One of the disadvantages of homeschooling is the mounds of paper we accumulate. We just wrapped up our homeschooling year last week and are ready for summer…..almost!   Let me re-phrase that….the kids are ready for summer and no school work. I am drowning in all the completed lessons (paper clutter) and used books that were finished this year. I also have another confession to make….I haven’t finished grading some of the last tests my daughters completed. … Continue reading →

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Minimalist Living Tips to Lower Your Stress

Recently I have been reading up on some minimalist living tips on some different blogs as well as books. I am really intrigued by the minimalist living approach. Especially at this time in my life when I have so many things going on and I feel like the clutter is getting out of hand once again. So today I’m going to talk to you about minimalism and what I’ve done, or what I’m going to do starting … Continue reading →

10 Healthy Kid Snacks for Road Trips

10 Easy Healthy Kid Snack Ideas for Road Trips

On days when you’ll be away from home, what can you pack for your kids that will be enjoyable to eat and healthy at the same time?  Here’s a list of 10 snacks for in the car that are sure to be a big hit for your kids, and certainly even you! 1.  Craft Box Finger Foods Vanessa at “See Vanessa Craft” has a very cute idea for craft box finger foods.  You choose your favorites:  fresh … Continue reading →

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Make Over Your Mornings – Is It Really Possible for a Night Owl Like Me?

Day 5 & 6 of the Make Over Your Mornings 14 Day Course was all about goal setting. She really broke it down in a way that made it really easy to put my goals on paper and see what really is important to me in my life right now. Worksheets were provided that you can print to help you write down the priorities in your life right now, set goals to achieve what is important to … Continue reading →

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Make Over Your Mornings Challenge – Day 4

I watched Day 4 of the Make Over Your Mornings 14 Day Course by Crystal Paine today and wanted to share with you what my goals are. Sharing these with you is truly holding me accountable, so bear with me. I need this! I skipped Sunday, so this morning I started implementing my goals from Day 3 which were prioritizing and starting my day with my devotion and prayer along with some exercise. My goal was to start slow … Continue reading →

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Make Over Your Mornings Challenge – Day 3

So I am on Day 3 of the Make Over Your Mornings 14 Day Course by Crystal Paine and wanted to share with you what I am learning and implementing each day of the course. The goals I wanted to implement from yesterday’s challenge went very well last night. All 4 children were in bed by 8 and remarkably even the 12 and 14 year old’s didn’t even blink an eye when I told them what our new … Continue reading →

Is God Doing a New Thing in Your Homeschool-

Is God Doing a New Thing in Your Homeschool?

I don’t know about you, but our homeschool looks different EVERY.SINGLE.YEAR! Life happens, activities change, a new baby comes along, or the tween years hit like a tornado and you have to adjust the way you roll in your homeschool. We allowed our oldest daughter to play basketball with the local homeschooling support group and that meant practices practically every night of the week except for Wednesday. Since we live in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, that meant … Continue reading →

Evening Routine

Create Your Ideal Evening Routine

It’s time to start winding down for the day and all you want to do is just REST! Is your home peaceful after 7pm? Or does chaos reign? Creating an evening routine for your family can move you from chaos to rest. Consider your family dynamics and put a system in place that everyone knows so that everyone is in bed ON TIME and Momma can put her feet up and relax before turning in for the … Continue reading →