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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Fall Around the Farm

It’s fall, and fall around the farm is umm BUSY… If the farm is busy, then I am busy.  During the fall months, we put up hay, thresh alfalfa seed, milo harvest, prepare ground for planting wheat, keep cattle fed and watered, fix equipment… it is a never ending chore on the farm. In all […]

Fourteen Ways to Enjoy Education on Vacation

I have talked about our lifestyle of education a lot on this blog.  Even though I am changing up some curriculum and adding more workbooks, we will still be doing a lot of lifestyle education.  Many will be heading out on vacation sometime this summer.  Take your vacation to another level and enjoy education on […]

Why build an online support system for moms?

    Why would moms need an online support system? Because we are busy. Busy working from home to help make ends meet Busy serving in church Busy raising our children Busy helping on farms or with husband’s business Some are raising children alone. Who needs an online support system? Moms who are homeschooling Moms […]

When Motherhood Feels Like a Failure

I am going to be honest, brutally honest.  Some days being a mom is hard and well, it seriously feels like I am failing. I mean, I am outnumbered 7 to 1… actually if you include my husband in this, it is 8 to 1… At those odds, I am likely failing somewhere, Right? So, […]

From Planning Failure to Planning Success

At the beginning of 2016, I received an AWESOME, AMAZING planner to review.  I had all these ideas as to how I would use it… Then the fact that many of our unplanned welcome to our crazy life educational opportunities and lessons weren’t getting recorded,  I found a way to implement that into the most […]

Leaving the Angry Parent Cycle

We all do it… We let the daily trials of being a parent take us to a whole new ability to… LOSE IT!! I mean how many of us have had one of those times that the crazy way our children decide to complete a chore gets us on edge.  Now, take that there are […]

13 Non-Cluttering Gift Ideas

I love giving gifts and well, I love to get them too.  However, with nine people in our home, when everyone gets gifts it can be super chaotic for a few days as we try to find a home for all the new goods.  We tend to go through and eliminate things before Christmas, but […]

Christmas Copywork

Over the years, I have tried to find a fairly simple, but nice set of Christmas copywork/handwriting pages to use during the Christmas/Advent Season.  I wanted something that would provide opportunity for creativity, but with a bit of structure.  My husband and I have always used lots of quotes in our parenting, so came the […]

I am a Planner Failure

A Planner Failure?  Yep, I am admitting it. Whether it be a schedule or curriculum, homemaking, errands, I have failed… and not just once or twice. Actually if I were brutally honest, I fail daily with plans… but am a I failing or am I not listening to God as I plan?? I wake with big […]

Five Tips for the Discouraged Mom

As I have entered the years of parenting teens, I have found myself discouraged quite often.  Maybe it has to do with the fact my strongest willed child is my oldest and well, he became a teen first… I have been told that boys brains seem to turn to mush…. Maybe that is why I […]

Five Ways to Get through the Mommy Hard Days

Mommy Hard Days… we all have them.  Those days we just want to crawl back and bed and not be bothered.  We are worn out, sick and or tired.  We have something that is hurting us, whether it be physically or emotionally or likely both. Mommy Hard Days… sometimes we have Mondays every day of […]

Bible Curriculum 50% Off SALE

Our favorite bible curriculum is 50% off until February 3, 2015!!  We love to study the Bible as a family, and Grapevine Studies allow us to.   By using stick figures as you work through the lessons, you are helping your children engage both sides of the brain. When you engage both sides of the […]

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