A Typical Day For Us

What in the World Do Homeschooled Kids Do In Their Spare Time?

What do your homeschooled kids do in their spare time? What do they do for fun? We boast about how we can get most of our homeschooling done by noon each day and that leaves all this free time for our children to explore their interests, or to get in trouble! Next...

Here’s How Planning a Move Can Be Stress Free

Moving doesn't have to be a stressful and daunting process. The key to having a quick and easy relocation is planning in advance and prioritizing. With more than 40 million Americans relocating annually, you will able to find a countless number of online resources...

Tips and Tricks to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Raise your hand if you have a toddler or preschooler who refuses to brush their teeth? Let alone twice a day. Forget that possibility! I am actually struggling with this right now with my soon to be 3 year old. She clamps her mouth tightly shut most...

My Kids Fired Me as Their Homeschool Teacher

I have been fired! That is the only way I can describe what happened last January. You see, I have been homeschooling 8 1/2 years. My oldest was in first grade when we started homeschooling. Along came daughter #2 and she of course was homeschooled from...

Encouragement for the Sport of Motherhood

Do you ever listen to the advice you use to encourage your children in their sports or other endeavors? As a mom one of our biggest roles in our child’s life is that of a cheerleader.  But moms need encouragement too! My family just finished up our swim season, and is...

5 Secrets To Homeschooling and Having a Career Too

This past summer (and year for that matter) has been full of changes for our family. We have had to make some very hard and unexpected decisions about how our family will operate in the upcoming school year. It has really made my husband and I sit down and really look...

Why Saying No Is the Best Thing You Can Do

If you read my blog regularly, you are probably wondering why on earth I have posted so much about "saying no" lately. The short answer is....this is something I really struggle with and am really working hard to accomplish. I am by nature a people-pleaser and I do...

How To Say No The Right Way

That there is a right and a wrong way to say no. If you say no while your mind is really thinking yes, you eventually stop saying no. When you learn how to say no the "right" way, your behavior matches your mindset. When you tell yourself that you don't do something,...

Saying No Doesn’t Make You a Bad Person

When to Say No Obviously, there are times when you should say yes rather than no. If your boss offers you a raise, you would be foolish to say "No thank you." Alternately, you probably shouldn't say yes to a 50% drop in salary either. So, when should you say "no"? You...

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...

How To Organize a 4th of July Party Quickly

My introverted self really STINKS at planning parties! How about you? Are you one of those people I secretly envy that can whip up a party in no time with the perfect party decor and not even stress one tiny bit about it? If so, give us your secret in the comments at...

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...

Minimalist Living Tips to Lower Your Stress

Are you a minimalist? Do you even know what that means? 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...

10 Easy Healthy Kid Snack Ideas for Road Trips

I'M HUNGRY? ARE WE THERE YET? IS IT LUNCH TIME? Is this the music you hear in your car when you are on a long road trip? Or maybe just shuffling the kids around town from one activity to another. For some reason, kids think they need to eat ALL THE TIME! Am I right? I...

Morning Routine for Night Owls – Is It Really Possible?

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. A morning routine for night...

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...

A Simple Morning Routine – Live With Intention

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. I discovered that a simple morning routine that includes self care is a must!   The goals I wanted...

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...

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...