It’s Box-Day {Opening up our Sonlight Curriculum}

Today is a VERY special day.... it's Box Day! 📦And it's even more special because our very first box day ever! We are thankful to Sonlight for graciously giving us one all-subject package and I will be sharing our journey throughout the upcoming school year as a Sonlight Ambassador! 💛🔆💛 To check out the video, visit here!  📌To check out more info about sonlight you can visit here! *you can receive a $5 discount on your first order of $50 or more... use this referral code: … [Read more...]

Homeschool Mom Tag

I thought it would be fun to do a Homeschool Mom Tag especially since everyone is planning and thinking about next year! I am answering the 10 questions below.    Homeschool Mom Tag Questions: Do you have a set budget for your homeschool? 1. Were you homeschooled? 2. Did you know always know you'd homeschool your children? 3. What are your 3 favorite books in your homeschool library? 4. Are you the only "teacher"? Does your spouse help, outsource help, tutors, etc. 5. Where is … [Read more...]

Stupid Mistake + Where Have I Been???

Have you ever made a stupid mistake? Or is that even the word I'm looking for?!? Not like picking your kids up late from their practice or putting on the wrong shoes or putting salt in your coffee instead of sugar. Maybe the word I am thinking is irresponsible, foolish, "mom" brainless, the other kazillion of words that could be the right word. I almost lost my blog a while back and it was my OWN fault. I know I haven't even been writing on here in a LONG time but these are still … [Read more...]

Homeschool Student Planner {plus Free Printable}

With this being our first year full-time homeschooling, I knew I needed a plan in place. I had planned and selected our curriculum but was still trying to find a way to keep my kids accountable with their school work and responsibilities. I am not really one for the unschooling. In life there are things that must get done, even if you don't want to do it. But this is not a post about not agreeing with "unschooling".. I do like this post if you want to read more about it.  This post is … [Read more...]

A Few of my Favorite Things {August Edition}

Ok wait?!? It's August? Goodness gracious, oh my! Is 2016 flying by for anyone else? I mean at the beginning of next year my baby will be ONE!! I shared with you some of my favorite things one time last year, before I got terrible morning sickness which then lead to having that baby (at home)! And that's why I slowed way down on posting on this blog. So in less than two years, we added two more kiddos. We're now happily a family of SIX!! Anyhow, like I mentioned over a year ago, I love … [Read more...]

What’s in our Morning Basket? {Plus our read-alouds}

Going from part-time homeschooling to full-time homeschooling is going to be a transition for all of us. We haven't ever done a morning basket (or morning time, some might call it circle time) before, but looking forward to getting started this year.  The purpose of using a morning basket is to start your day off with truth, goodness and beauty. With the things that matter the most! Which are being together, reading and talking about Jesus, reading scripture, diving into rich literate … [Read more...]

Our Homeschool Curriculum for 2016-2017

Hey Everyone, I have missed you! I have been in a hiatus. Shortly after my 4th baby was born back in January, we began feeling a tug on our hearts toward full-time homeschooling. So that's where I've been... Praying. researching, Youtube watching, reading and learning all I could about homeschooling. Could I, can I, REALLY do it?  If you've read any of my homeschool posts, you know we take time to reevaluate each year. So this year we have made a decision to homeschool without … [Read more...]

Simple Steps To Healthy Eating Habits

Written by Janet @ Frugal & Focused, Contributing Writer When you make up your mind to start eating healthier it can be as overwhelming as it is exciting. If you're not careful, your enthusiasm to improve your health through healthy eating will get derailed by the planning and extra work involved. Before you jump in determined to eat healthy 100% of the time, set aside a little time to think about what healthy eating looks like to you and develop a strategy to make the … [Read more...]

7 Easy Healthy Kid-Approved Snack Swaps

Written by Christine @ So Domestically Challenged, Contributing Writer Breaking old habits is hard and if you didn't start your kids out eating healthfully, it's hard to get them to enjoy doing so.  To avoid fighting a battle at every meal and snack time, I usually change things out slowly, making swaps:  changing an unhealthy food for a new healthier alternative.  Here are my favorites. 7 Easy, Healthy, Kid-Approved Snack Swaps 100% Organic juice with no additives for … [Read more...]

Venting To Well Meaning Friends

Written by Starla, Contributing Writer It's important to seek God first in all we do. I enjoy the fact that God gives us best friends, because there is nothing better than a girls day out luncheon. Time alone with my best friend, lunch and hot tea. They are far and few between, so I cherish each of those moments. It's a time to talk, laugh and encourage one another.  During my daily bible reading and prayer time this morning, I was brought to Psalm 19:14. "Let the words of my mouth … [Read more...]