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How To Purchase Organic Food That Is Affordable

We have been on a journey the last 6 years to eat organic food. It hasn’t been a process that happened overnight. It has taken us quite a few years to switch our eating habits from what we grew up eating. We never knew that there was anything that was really different about purchasing organic food, versus regular food. Well other than the price. Since we started on this journey here is what we have managed to switch over: Our milk. We own part of a herd and drink raw milk. We have for the last 5 years and NEVER Continue Reading…

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How To Save TONS Of Money On Printing

Over the last 12 years of homeschooling our 6 children, we have printed so many resources. One way we have save tons of money on printing, is when purchasing our homeschool curriculum for the year, we purchase PDF instead of books when available. I will then print off the books and bind them into our own books. We print off schedules, lapbooks, timeline figures, online printables, Montessori resources, workbooks, and even our own books for the kids to use really the list could go on and on. Once we started doing this for a short time, we realized that we Continue Reading…

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50+ DIY Natural Cleaning Products For A Non Toxic Home

As time goes on we have been slowly working on taking toxic chemicals out of our cleaning supplies and making our own natural cleaning products. Not only is it healthier for our family, often times it saves us money in the long run as well. Depending on what type of cleaners you are using there can be an array of toxic chemicals. Many of these chemicals have been linked to serious health problems such as cancer, hormone disruption, reproductive problems, among others. In studies 90% of dust samples taken from homes have been found to contain toxic chemicals. These chemicals Continue Reading…

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Why We Don’t Have Cable and We Are Much Happier Without It

Shortly after moving into our house 9 years ago, my husband and I decided that we wanted to lower our monthly bills. In order to do this we decided that our cable was one of the things we could cut and we would be saving quite a bit of money in doing so. Yes that means that we don’t have cable and haven’t for the last 9 years. We are much happier without it too. Not only would it save us money, but we have been quite appalled at the things that were starting to be on cable television. We Continue Reading…

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How We Feed Our Family of 8 For Less Then $200 A Week

There has been quite a bit of interest in how we manage to feed our large family of 8 for less then $200 a week eating mostly organic. I mean can you imagine how much our family eats, we have almost 4 teenagers that work out in the gym at least 3 days a week. 2 of them work many hours during the week. So I’m sure you can imagine how much food has to be cooked at every meal for everyone to leave the table full. Today I am going to share my menu’s for the next 5 weeks Continue Reading…

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50 Amazing and Engaging Screen Free Activities For Kids

We do let our kids have a small amount of screen time every day, but essentially we keep it to a minimum and have lots of screen free activities for the kids to do. There are some exceptions to the rule if someone has had a surgery and needs bedrest, if mom is sick, etc. Sometimes it can be a challenge keeping kids busy when we they are doing screen free activities instead of just turning on a TV or video game on to keep them busy and hold their interest. Over the years we have become pretty creative at coming Continue Reading…

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Amazon Prime ~ SO Much More Then Just Free Shipping

I have been a member of Amazon Prime since 2007, yes that means for almost the last 10 years I have been a member. That also means I have been a member since before most people realized how awesome and super convenient Amazon was for us moms!! I now do so much of my shopping for things other then food and most of my Christmas shopping through Amazon. When I first joined Amazon Prime, it was quite a bit cheaper per year to be part of and it also didn’t come with all of the perks it does now. Today Continue Reading…

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40 Wondrous Bread Recipes You Will Crave

Today I am going to share with you some amazingly delicious bread recipes that have been shared over time on the Inspire Me Monday linky party. This list includes gluten free, paleo friendly, flour and egg free recipes and many other great recipe ideas for everyone no matter what type of diet you are on!! We make bread every month and put it in the freezer to use for breakfasts or a healthy snack idea. Many of the recipes on this list would be great for that, but some would be best eaten right away. All of them look so Continue Reading…

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50 Delightful, Easy, and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

I really feel strongly about my kids eating healthy breakfast ideas in the morning. I have multiple kids that work about 30 hours a week plus 4 of them work out in the gym multiple days a week. To keep up their strength and keep them from getting sick, healthy breakfast ideas are a MUST!! Since I don’t often have time to make breakfast for them I love finding breakfast ideas that can be made ahead of time even better when they can be put into the freezer and pulled out the night before. This list of 50 healthy breakfast ideas Continue Reading…

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How to Solve the Biggest Problems Homeschooling High School

Today I have an amazing deal to share with you that you will NOT want to miss!! It is only available for a short time (10 days), so you won’t want to delay in getting it. Together these resources would normally cost you $36 but during this 10 day sale they will only cost $25 plus you will get 78 other amazing homeschool resources too. These resources will help solve the biggest problems when it comes to homeschooling high school students. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. We receive a small commission for purchases you make using these links at no added cost Continue Reading…

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40 Sensational and Warm Crock Pot Soup Recipes

In our house we eat a ton of soup recipes, especially during the fall and winter months. They are a great and inexpensive way to feed our big family. Most soup nights our huge crock pot is empty by the time that dinner is done now a days. Let me tell you having teenage boys who workout at the gym regularly, boy can they sure eat A LOT! Not only is it economical to make soup recipes, but cooking in the crock pot is something we do most nights during the month since we have a busy schedule in our Continue Reading…

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75+ Delicious Main Dish Crock Pot Recipes

Dinnertime used to be a struggle in our house. Getting food on the table during the “witching hour”, after homeschooling and everything else that needs to be done around our house was hard. Things were a struggle until we started making monthly crock pot recipes and freezing them. Now I pull out dinner the night before, put it into the crock pot in the morning, and at dinner time we have a delicious meal to eat. Depending on the meal we are having I might have to make some sides to go with it, but that usually only takes a few Continue Reading…