How To Get Through Summer Vacation Without Breaking A Sweat

The long awaited summer break naturally spells fun for the kids, but when it comes to those who are home-schooled, moms and dads are faced with an additional challenge – how do we get the kids to stay in touch with their studies while all they’ve got on the brain is fun and games? Luckily for us, we’ve got lots of options these days, and fun and games can co-exist with education! If you’re stumped on how … Continue reading →

The Working Mom War

The Working Mom War Inside My Heart – Is It Even Biblical?

I have this struggle in my heart and mind. It’s like an ongoing war inside my head and in my heart. It has to do with trying to be the best at all I do, but yet feeling like I am always falling short. The main questions that repeat in my mind every day are: Is it okay for me to work? Full-time or Part-time? Is it my responsibility to make sure this new business succeeds and … Continue reading →

how to organize a 4th of July party quickly

How To Organize a 4th of July Party Quickly

I have been fervently searching the internet on how to organize a 4th of July party quick because we have dear friends coming in from out of town this weekend to spend the holiday with us. Life has been so busy with putting the house on the market and trying to implement our new minimalist lifestyle (a.k.a. getting rid of a bunch of stuff!) that this holiday totally snuck up on me. So here I am, exactly … Continue reading →

how to declutter a house pod style

How To Declutter a House POD Style

I have finally found the absolute best solution on how to declutter a house! Are you ready for it? RENT A POD! Yes it is a little unsightly, and this size POD cost $180 month, but I don’t intend to keep it forever. In fact, if the things I put in this nice little storage solution stay there untouched for over a month, then that gives me the green light to implement the DST Method (Donate, Sell, … Continue reading →

How I Feed My Family of 6 For $100 a Week

How I Feed my Family of 6 on a $100 Week Frugal Grocery Budget

I must confess to you I am not the most organized person, which can make monthly grocery shopping on a frugal grocery budget, or money diet as my oldest daughter calls it, a bit of a challenge.  But let me assure you it still is possible! I love the old saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Due to pay cuts and the poor economy I found myself needing to slash my family’s grocery budget from about … Continue reading →

How I Became A Monthly Grocery Shopping Convert

How I Became a Monthly Grocery Shopping Convert

I recently became a monthly grocery shopping convert out of necessity. I refused for many years because it did not retrieve positive memories of my childhood living in the middle of nowhere! Monthly grocery shopping was a necessity growing up and I loved the variety I had when I moved to the city as an adult and was able to shop weekly and at a moments notice. How I Started I grew up in Big Bend National … 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 →

Free Homeschooling and Organizing Resources on Amazon This Week

I am always on the lookout for free reading and learning helps for my homeschool journey. I also am an avid reader of new ways to be more efficient with my time and money. Below are my finds for this week. I hope these resources bless you and your family. If you have any additional great finds to share, let me know in the comments below. This Kindle book is Free until June 5,2016. Lee Binz is … Continue reading →

3 Ways to Fit Self-Care packed schedule

3 Ways To Fit Self Care Into a Packed Schedule

If you have ever traveled with a family, you know what it is like to pack a suitcase. You might think you have everything you need and start to zip it up only to realize you are missing a few things. When you finally get everything in, you almost need to sit on it to get it zipped. Managing a household, parenting, working from home or homeschooling can each feel like packing a suitcase. When you put … Continue reading →