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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 try … [Read more...]

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...]