Teaching Accountability To Homeschool Children

One of the struggles we have had over the years is our homeschool kiddos trying to skip some of their work. In my experience it's not like when they do it, they don't work on their school at all. What they do is make it look like they did school for the day. But in reality they did some of their classes for the day and not others. This hasn't necessarily been such a problem with the younger kids, because I help with their school and closely supervising most of their lessons. The older kids … [Read more...]

The Age Old Question… How Do You Do It All?

There are so many questions other parents have asked me over the years. After 12 years of homeschooling 6 children and over 18 years parenting some pretty great kids, I sure have learned a lot along the way, often times the hard way ;-) . While I surely don't claim to know everything, here is a look into the age old question I get all the time, how you do it all? Lets start with me giving away my #1 secret, I don't do everything, I can't do everything. Once you realize that you are not … [Read more...]

Using Pinterest To Increase Blog Traffic

I have had fellow bloggers ask me how I get traffic to my blog. While there are many different ways I get traffic to my blog, I have already shared a couple ways to do so, in previous posts. Today I am going to share how to use Pinterest to increase blog traffic. Pinterest is my biggest social media traffic source so here is a look into how I use it! Anyone who has been following me for a while knows that I have a slight Pinterest addiction. There are not many social media sites that I can … [Read more...]

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 and the shopping lists I … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Amazing Completely FREE Homeschool Resources!! ***Limited Time***

FREE Homeschool Resources, No sign ups, No strings attached!! This offer expires Sunday at Midnight, so head over and get your FREE samples before it is too late!! A few of the authors have been so amazingly gracious enough to share some free sample of a few of the products that are included in the years Omnibus and you won't want to miss them. These COMPLETELY FREE homeschool resources, there are no strings attached, no sign ups, no hoops to jump through completely FREE. Please … [Read more...]

Using Google Keyword Planner to Plan Your Posts

I have been working on a blogging series of all the great tips I have learned over the years. I have already shared how to get massive amounts of traffic to your blog as well as how to make money blogging. I have been waiting to get this post up for a while but with Google continuing to say they are updating Keywords I was trying to wait. Since it doesn't seem to be happening I figured I would just get the post up for you anyway. Of course as soon as I get this up I'm sure Google will finally … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

25 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Breakfast and Dessert Recipes

Today I'm sharing easy and delicious crock pot breakfast and dessert recipes. I haven't used my crock for desserts before, but it would be so much easier to just dump the ingredients into the crock pot and have a delicious dessert ready at dinner time. I am not a morning person, so I have taught the kids to make their own breakfast and unless it is something that can very easily be made, or it can be put together the night before that is what they do for breakfast each morning. This makes … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]