Chocolate Peppermint Loaf

I love baking and cooking.  I often find myself stuck in a rut with breads though. However, I love chocolate and love peppermint, so this Chocolate Peppermint Loaf is now becoming a family favorite.   Just think, you can use all those leftover candy canes for something now!! Great for after school snacks or something to […]

5 Tips for Homemaking Struggles

Homemaking, the cooking, cleaning, laundry, all of it, can be a huge homemaking struggle.  It can leave you horrified, that things got to this point.  Most of us, if we are honest, will even admit to having homemaking struggles of some sort.  Since I am writing this post, I will say, that I have had […]

Christmas Math Activities

Do you struggle to keep the learning going during December?  Here are a few Christmas Math Activities.  I can’t wait to do some of these with my children.  We pretty much take off school through the month due to so much going on.  Our deer season is in the beginning of the month and have […]

Nativity Crafts for a Family Centered Christ Focused Christmas

Through the month of December our family likes to do a lot of crafts.  As I have mentioned we try hard to keep Christ at the Center.  What better way than to do a few Nativity Crafts?  Many of these crafts will use things you have at home. Many of these Nativity Crafts can be […]

Busy Mom? Here’s Help Plus a Free Printable to Get you Started

We have to start our day right. How you start your day can leave an impact on the entire day, and sometimes week. I am just as guilty as any other mom out there. I have my list of things that I think need to be done and start in, skipping the biggest part of […]

16 Free and Frugal Christmas Activities for the Whole family

Christmas is a time to remember our Savior’s Birth with our family.  However, so often it is easy to get distracted by this activity and that, meetings and ball games, and church and school and, well you get the idea.  We also tend to get distracted by money… we want to buy this for our […]

Large Family Homeschool Room

This year, I did it.  I set up a real life homeschool room!!  One that should make our lives so much easier. It will mean that my kitchen and dining room tables should not be covered in books all the time.  This room is a small bedroom that has been used as a catch-all and […]

Getting Fit as a Busy Mom

Hey Mom, yes you!!  You are busy right?  Are you finding it hard to get enough exercise?  Staying fit is not going as it used to?  Have Diastases Recti?  Well, one of my friend’s has something to help us all out!!  Getting Fit as a Busy mom may no longer be as hard. Another Mom […]

It’s Popping Up Spring All Over the Farm

Spring on the farm is full of some crazy days.  We have new baby calves, lots of mud, and a lot of new green…Kitties, chicks and more… The crops are greening up, the winter bare milo fields are getting green with weeds soon to be tilled.  The cows are calving and the wild animals are […]

Across the USA, Teaching U.S.A Geography

My children LOVE geography!  We have numerous maps all over our home, and they all have atlases to look through.  However, we haven’t done much with state facts, or many worksheets.  But, that is all about to change with this BRAND new Homeschool Geography resource!! Across the USA is a brand new curriculum designed to […]

Homeschool Giveaway: Get Ready for Spring

Some days it is feeling like spring.  Others not so much.  The spring feeling days gets me in the mood to organize and plan for the next school year.  I am also excited to have some summer learning activities for my children. It’s a special week. This week is The Ultimate Homeschool Spring Giveaway. I’m […]

Free Early Childhood Reading Resource Pack

Are you currently teaching a child to read? Are you or your child frustrated? Teaching reading can be frustrating for both parent and child.  This Early Childhood Reading Resource Pack is chock full of fun, engaging, reading activities and games to help take the frustration out! Activities include games for: Comprehension Alphabetical Order Rhyming Missing […]

Free Homeschool Convention Organization Pages

It’s that season, time to be preparing for the homeschool convention you go to.  Over the years I have come to find out homeschool conventions do not have to be stressful.  A little planning beforehand can make a huge difference.  I have put together five pages that will help you have the best homeschool convention […]

10 Ways to Create a Learning Environment

When we decided to homeschool, I hadn’t yet wrapped my mind around the idea that it wouldn’t just be school at home.  In fact, it took me a bit.   When we create a learning environment, we take a lot of the work off our own shoulders.  A learning environment allows our children to learn through entertainment and play. […]

My 2017 Word Better

It has become a thing over the last few years to choose a word to focus on. I don’t even remember what my word was last year. Oops… And yes, it is February and many have had their word for over a month.  However, My 2017 word it is better.  Why? 2016 was a rough […]

Thoughts on this Parenting Journey

This Parenting Journey, it isn’t for the faint of heart.  I don’t know how I would do it without God and my husband.  With seven children ages 2-17, there is utter chaos during many waking hours… chaos may be interpreted as messes, noise, and tons, yes tons of fun, laughs and kneeling on my knees. […]

Blogger Gift Guide

As a blogger, I keep my eye out for deals that could help me grow.  Black Friday-Cyber Monday for a few years now has been the main time I grab up those goodies!! Inspired Bloggers University Membership, this group of classes will help both the new blogger and experience blogger grow.  I have already in […]

DIY Paint with Water Pages

All of my children have loved the paint with water books.  They are pretty much mess free, and they enjoyed the creating.  However, they can be a bit hard to find and a little bit expensive.  This fall my two year old rode in the grain truck with me during milo harvest.  I asked on […]

Giveaway: Christmas Quotes Copywork 4 Winners

Did you forget to gather a few learning activities for this Christmas season?  Well, this giveaway is for you!!  I am giving away one of my most popular products, Christmas Quotes for Copywork.

Teaching the Child with Vision Challenges to Write

I have mentioned before, that teaching writing is a challenge for me. So, add a child with vision issues to that, and well, I had avoided it. Right or Wrong? My focus had been for a few years now to teach her to read.  Last year we finally after many hours of hard grueling work […]

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