All Things Pumpkin Ideas

Long time, no see blog friends! Today I am sharing some oldie but goodie pumpkin ideas so I thought I'd have them available for you here and they are also available over on Youtube!  There is just something about this time of year that brings out that southern greeting. It’s Fall Y’all and that means pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins! Pumpkin Pie Spice to get the recipe click here!  *the 2 ideas below originally posted 5 years ago in this post* Pumpkin Pie Smoothie This recipe is … [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...]

Embracing The Need for Rest Without the Guilt

Written by Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life, Contributing Writer My kids often ask why they have to go to sleep at all.  Why isn't an afternoon nap enough? Why do we have to sleep so much at night? And maybe most importantly to them, when are my parents going to bed and what am I going to be missing out on?  These are deep questions to young kids, and of course there's always the "because I told you so" approach to settle their queries. Honestly, there are plenty of … [Read more...]

Set Yourself Up to Succeed

Written by Starla, Contributing Writer On the heels of New Year's come the New Year resolutions that we all make.  Whatever the goals or resolutions: healthier way of eating, weight loss, financial goals, marriage goals and/or spiritual goals they all can be accomplished if we set ourselves up to succeed.  I prayfully chose a word and a Bible verse to focus on throughout this year.  Now that a theme word, goal or resolution has been chosen, what's next? How do we … [Read more...]

Our Must Have Homeschool Supplies

Written by Courtney @ A + Life, Contributing Writer Last year was our very first year homeschooling our oldest daughter, Abigail. While, both my husband and I were homeschooled growing up, going from homeschool student to homeschool parent and teacher can be kind of overwhelming! We tested the waters of homeschool pre-k and absolutely loved it. So, this September, we officially started homeschool Kindergarten! Or, Spena School, as we call it. We have been at it for almost two months now, … [Read more...]

Five Fun Fall Activities For Children

Written by Courtney @ A + Life, Contributing Writer  It is hard to believe that we are already one month into the fall season and that before long (if not already!) we will be bombarded with all things Christmas related. But, today, I wanted to share about some of our very favorite fall things to do with our daughter, Abigail. This time of year is perfect for being outside all day long! The crisp autumn air, the bright sun, the sights and sounds of fall, all make for a wonderful … [Read more...]

The Succesful Transition from Summer to School

Written by Kari, Contributing Writer Getting ready for the new school year means many things in our home. Our sleep schedule has to change, our chores change, we supplement differently and we have to ease back into a daily routine. Summer offers such freedom and opportunity to be laid back and relaxed. The kids can sleep in if they want (although mom keeps her 5:30am wake up time), we don't have to eat breakfast right away, we can chill inside during the afternoon heat and watch a … [Read more...]

Tips for eating healthy

Written by Christy @ Fresh Mix Momma, Contributing Writer Many people are looking to eat healthier these days. It seems like there is a common misconception that it is hard to eat healthy or too expensive. When I look at how my husband use to eat compared to now, I am shocked. Over the past few years we have pretty much completely changed our eating habits for the better. The best part about this change is, for us, it really wasn’t a hard change. Over the past few years we have just … [Read more...]

5 Herbs You Should Consider Growing This Year

Written my Karen @ To Work With My Hands, Contributing Writer If you've never grown herbs before, let me encourage you to make this the year. Herbs are amazing! There's so many wonderful herbs to try, and it can be overwhelming when you first decide to grow them. One eager browse through an online seed catalog can have you with a loaded cart before you know it. But, if you're just getting started, you'll be more successful if you keep things simple and grow just a few new herbs each … [Read more...]