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...]

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...]

5 Not Boring Documentaries & Books About Chemicals in Your Food, Clothes & Body

Written by Christine @ So Domestically Challenged, Contributing Writer I hate to admit it, but year's ago, I thought "organic" was just a marketing ploy.  I thought plastic bottles were all safe.  I fed my family convenience foods that came in a box.  I never gave any of it much thought.  But over the years, I've learned that there are a lot of dangerous chemicals and additives, even in things you wouldn't think would have any, and that avoiding them is hard! … [Read more...]

Keeping in Touch with your School Aged Child

Written by KT @ One Organic Mama, Contributing Writer Are you back in the groove of school yet?  Whether you homeschool or school outside the home I think it is important to keep in touch with the hearts of your school aged children! With dinner going and cleaning to do - especially if you have more than one child in school! I find that having a healthy snack (think fresh cut fruit, veggies, and nuts) and a notebook for each child, helps me to keep my afternoon routine in … [Read more...]

5 Tips For a Successful Homeschool Year

Written by Karen @ To Work With My Hands, Contributing Writer Today is the first day of our new school year. Today the books are out again, all fresh and crisp. Everyone is excited, and everything is new - for now. But within a few weeks - maybe even days - the newness wears off and my children will wonder how they got duped by those pretty, crisp-covered books again. Sound familiar?  After 20 years of homeschooling, we still sometimes struggle. But along the way, I've learned a … [Read more...]

Top 5 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a natural and healthy oil that has been utilized all the way throughout history by different cultures. People utilize it for a variety of completely different uses such as cooking and/or preparing wholesome dishes, beautifying and enhancing the complexion, and to attain health benefits. You've probably have heard a lot about it since it has become mainstream on health websites, blogs and you might have even seen it on pinterest, sharing its advantages. When you go … [Read more...]

Are You A Health Warrior?

Written by Kari @ Living Strong, Health & Wellness , Contributing Writer We're in a battle right now. Many of you might not understand what I mean, but each day we wake up, we are faced with decisions that will ultimately affect our health - now and for years to come. A battle we face everyday is our food and nutrition. Eating healthy isn't as simple as it used to be; going to our garden, picking apples off a tree or collecting eggs from our backyard chickens. With all the changes … [Read more...]

7 Simple Ways To Improve Your Diet This Year

Please meet Karen, a new contributor here. She is a mama to many, with a passion to inspire you to be creative. I hope you will stop by her blog To Work with My Hands! Today she is sharing some simple ways to improve your health.  Written by Karen @ To Work With My Hands, Contributing Writer Are you one of the many people looking for ways to improve your diet this year? We all tend to realize after the food overload throughout the last few weeks of the year that we need to … [Read more...]

5 Homeschool Tips for Wiggly Kids

Written by Contributing Writer, Kelly @ Eyes On The Source Here we are half-way through the school year.  Cooler weather can make the days seem longer as the kids can't always get outside to run off their excessive amounts of energy.  The excitement of the new homeschool year has worn off by now and we're all ready for something new in the New Year! After a couple weeks off from school and many routine busting holiday events, late nights and cookies galore...it's been hard to get … [Read more...]