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...]