Confessions of a Cluttered Crafter

Confessions of a Cluttered Crafter

Do you have an area of your home that seems to attract clutter? I've been working on taming the clutter monster in my own home. So, whether it is your school room or your whole house these tips from guest poster Jeriann Watkins about decluttering her craft room can be...
3 Lies the enemy wants you to believe

3 Lies the Enemy Wants You To Believe

I am so proud of myself for sticking with the Make Over Your Mornings course. I am learning so much. I wanted to share with you some things that Crystal teaches in Days 9 through 11 in her course. They are simple truths that we all...
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Make Over Your Mornings Challenge – Days 1 & 2

I just started the Make Over Your Mornings 14 Day Course by Crystal Paine yesterday and wanted to share with you what I am learning and implementing each day of the course. The course contains a workbook to follow along with the short videos each day. What...

How to Homeschool Foreign Language – The Homeschooling Moms Guide

Homeschooling is full of surprises isn’t it? My 16 year old daughter once took a beginning Mandarin Chinese class in a local homeschool co-op when she was 10. The homeschooling father who was gracious enough to teach our young ones had been a missionary in...
Back to School Tips from My Teenage Daughter

Back to School Tips from My Teenage Daughter

Back to school planning can either be fun or a dreaded task. As parents, we want to do what is best for our children and we want our homeschool to run efficiently and effectively. Sometimes we get bogged down in the details and forget to ask the most important...
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Organize Your Pantry in 2 Hours

My pantry has been a source of stress for a long time so I was determined last night to organize my pantry and I was not going to stop until it was DONE! To my surprise, it only took me 2 hours to achieve my goal! Now, I love Pinterest and...
So often we get stuck in a rut or a routine and do things because that’s what we’ve always done. We do it without really thinking about whether or not it’s the best use of our time. It’s Not About Cramming More Things Into Less Time Making over your morning isn’t about figuring out how to cram more tasks into fewer hours.

Determining What You Should Be Doing Is Crucial

Yesterday we talked about finding the time in your busy morning to do the things that are important to you. Today I want you to think about what you should and what you shouldn’t be doing in those first few hours of the day. That’s an important idea to...
Now that you have a pretty good idea of what you want to do in the morning, what you don’t want to or need to do, and where to find the extra time needed, it’s time to put it all together in a new morning game plan.

Ready For A New Morning Game Plan?

Now that you have a pretty good idea of what you want to do in the morning, what you don’t want to or need to do, and where to find the extra time needed, it’s time to put it all together in a new morning game plan. What Is Most Important To You? The best...
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Common Homeschool Challenges For Children With Limited Mobility

Caleb Brown, a physically disabled 5th grader in Springfield, Missouri, says he wished his teachers knew what it felt like to see the world the way he does. Caleb has cerebral palsy, which is one of the most common congenital disorders of...

Don’t Forget To Review Your Routines From Time to Time

Creating routines and habits for your mornings are a great thing. They allow you to do what you need to do to move ahead without having to spend a lot of energy and time thinking about it. That’s a good thing. It can also be a dangerous thing when you’ve...
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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...
Encouragement for the Sport of Motherhood

Encouragement for the Sport of Motherhood

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

Gain Both Comfort and Cash When You Declutter

If you’ve moved to a different residence a time or two (or seventeen in our case!) in your life, you are probably familiar with how easy it is to accumulate stuff. It’s common for people to say they will never again have so much...
Whats For Dinner MOM 20 meal planning sites

What’s For Dinner Mom? 20 Meal Planning Sites to Solve Your Dilemma

What’s for dinner tonight? Well, look no further for a comprehensive list of menu planning websites and blogs that will help you schedule what you’ll cook for dinner tonight and the rest of the week or month. We did all the research...
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...
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My Homeschool Routine

Homeschooling parents love to compare their homeschool routines to gather ideas and try them out in their own homes. My homeschool routine has changed from year to year depending on our family size and other events that are happening in our...
5 Keys To Homeschooling Multiple Children Successfully

5 Keys To Homeschooling Multiple Children Successfully

I have been homeschooling since our oldest started kindergarten 10 years ago. Last year, we added our fourth child into the mix. One of our biggest challenges has been to homeschool multiple ages at once. Here are a few ways we make it work: Guest post by:...
Homeschool Storage Ideas that Beautify Your Space

Homeschool Storage Ideas That Beautify Your Space

One of the regularly neglected aspects of organizing and planning out the upcoming school year is strategizing WHERE you are going to store all of these homeschool materials you need? The first choice is the place where most of your homeschool learning...
10 unique homeschool schedule ideas

10 Unique Homeschool Schedules

Are you looking for unique homeschool schedules that will work for your family?  You know you need a solid schedule to get everything done for your homeschool and keep your home and family life in check, but do you need some fresh ideas to help you? The...
20 Busy Bag Ideas

20 Busy Bag Ideas to Keep Toddlers and Preschoolers Busy

  Hey, have you ever heard of Busy Bags? Busy Bags Are Great for PreSchool Homeschool Co-ops The first time I heard about Busy Bags I was at a meeting with our brand new home school co-op, and I was the lucky one they put in charge for heading up the...