Before something becomes a habit or a routine, it takes a lot of willpower to make things happen. That’s energy that you will need for other things throughout your morning and busy rest of the day. Yes, it will take some willpower, mental energy, and drive at first to create the new morning habits, but once they are set, it will become automatic like brushing your teeth before bed.

A Productive Morning Includes Habits And Routines

With your new morning game plan figured out, it’s time to not only put it into action, but make it your new morning routine. Why is this important? Because you want to make sure your new plan happens every morning without fail and turning it into a routine...
We easily recognize that puzzles benefit children. Mostly they are seen as an educational tool used to teach concepts such as the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and more. Puzzles are great for teaching these concepts because they are a self-correcting learning tool.

Benefits of Puzzles for the Whole Family

Often when we think of puzzles, we consider them a simple toy or source of amusement.  But did you know that benefits of puzzles extend far beyond enjoyment? Benefits of Puzzles for Children Educational Benefits of Puzzles We easily recognize that puzzles...
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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...
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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...
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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11 Frustration Free Homeschool Recordkeeping and Transcript Services

We showed you some free resources you can utilize for preparing your student's high school transcript in this post. Now we want to share with you some great services that do cost a little, but sometimes we need more help than the free resources can give....
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How to Help Your Children With Their Very First Resume

So your child just hit the age where she can get a REAL J-O-B! Yippee! With no experience, you need to arm her with some very first resume tips. Before you set him lose on the streets to hit up the "Help Wanted" signs plastered on the front doors of local...
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Simplify Your Life Today

As you all know, I have been steadily working my way through the Make Over Your Mornings course by Crystal Paine. I have changed so much in the way I view things and people around me as well as my physical daily routines that have...
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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...
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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...
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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!...
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How To Prepare Your Teen for College in High School

How do you prepare your teen for college and how do you know she will be okay when she leaves home? Isn’t that the fear of all parents of a graduating teen? My oldest daughter is entering her senior year of high school right now and let me tell you, I am...
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Make Over Your Mornings – How To Prioritize Your To Do List Correctly

Do you have the "should have" disease? What? You don't know what that is? Well let me tell you. I am the expert on the "should have" disease. At the end of the day, for years I have felt guilt and failure at not doing everything on...
what good habit do you want to cultivate that would make a real impact on your life? Think about this for a moment. It could be in any area of your life from exercise and healthy eating to self-improvement or getting ahead in business or at your job. It could be working on your relationship with your kids, finding time for creative pursuits, or getting in the habit of reading every morning.

Define Your Perfect Morning

Here is my question for you this morning. What’s most important to you? What is the one thing you really want to do on a daily basis that would make a big difference, but you just can’t seem to find the time for? What Habit Would Make a Real Impact On Your...
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10 Money Saving Hacks Around the House

Sometimes making ends meet isn’t easy, but learning to save every day is. Read these tips on how to save money on food, cleaning products, utilities, entertainment, and more. Buy in Bulk You don’t have to get everything supersized, only the things you know...
The Ultimate Homeschool Blogs List

The Ultimate Organized Homeschool Blogs List

We have compiled over fifty homeschooling blogs that are up to date and current and organized them for our readers. If you are looking for home school encouragement you will find many blogs here that fit the bill to give you your daily dose of uplifting...
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Top 15 Posts to Help Juggle the Responsibilities of Motherhood

Mom. How can this one little word capture what a woman does for her family? Whether you are a mom to one or many, to babies, teens or every where in between; you stay at home or work outside the home; you are doing incredible work as you juggle the...
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Happier At Home: 3 Ways To Keep Your Homeschooled Teen Happy

There is a growing number of homeschooled students in the United States. According to statistics, there were an estimated 1.8 million homeschooled children in 2012, which is an increase from 850,000 in 1999. Some of these homeschoolers are in the 13 to 17...
4 Steps to Plan Your Ideal Homeschool Daily Schedule

4 Steps to Plan Your Ideal Homeschool Daily Schedule

It is time to create your Ideal Homeschool Daily Schedule. Ah, the many ways to schedule your homeschool day! The possibilities are endless!  Take time to consider your family, your time, and your chosen curriculum and then make a plan. It can be achieved!...
15 Sources of Free Homeschool High School Transcript Templates

15 Sources of Free Homeschool High School Transcript Templates

Are you freaking out about having to create the perfect high school transcript for your homeschooled child? No need to worry! We have you covered in this post! Making a Homeschool High School Transcript and Plan does not have to cost you anything. Several...