Crazy Homeschool Schedule This Year

Our Crazy Homeschool Schedule This Year

I though it would be fun to give you a look into what our crazy homeschool schedule really looks like around here this year. This season in our lives is a very busy one, we have many different therapies for multiple kids weekly, gymnastics at least 3 days a week, and more. We also have 2 working teenagers 1 of which needs to be drove back and forth to work, at least 5 days a week. Added into our already crazy weekly schedules not listed below is dentist, orthodontists, specialists, doctors, eye doctors appointments and more. Honestly it can make my Continue Reading...

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2nd Grade Curriculum Choices 2015-2016

I have already shared our group classes for the year, so now I am getting into each of the kids individual classes. Each year we tailor each of the kids curriculum to what is best for them, since we have special needs kids that struggle in some areas and are highly gifted in other areas this is such a blessing for them. Today I am giving you a look into Ethan’s 2nd grade curriculum. On top of what he is doing listed here, he also still participates in our Mother Goose Time curriculum, because he chooses to. Ethan is our Continue Reading...

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Group Classes 2015-2016

Group Classes For the 2015-2016 Year Today I am going to give you a look a the classes that will be done together in a group in our homeschool. Now that Ethan is in 2nd grade I am working on doing group studies together with the older kids once again. This has been so helpful to group different classes together with multiple kids. History, Geography, Bible Genesis  – Deuteronomy & Ancient Egypt ~ We are using the Charlotte Mason guide from Simply Charlotte Mason this year for our History/Geography/Bible. We will be studying Genesis through Deuteronomy for bible and working Continue Reading...

Food-Storage

How We Store our Monthly Food

As I stated the other day I am going to give you a look into just how we store a months worth of food for 8 people. Like I also stated before we do things differently this time of year because we do not get our fruits and veggies from the farmers market anymore which means there is a lot more things in my freezer then normal. We also freeze strawberry jam and cut strawberries every year which equals about 100lbs of strawberries we prepare. We freeze corn and zucchini as well so our freezers are pretty full right now. We Continue Reading...

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Monthly Meal Planning ~ This Months Menus and Questions Answered

I recently shared a photo of our monthly Costco shopping trip over on Instagram. I had a request for this months menu as well as a lot of questions. I thought there are probably others who have the same questions so I am just addressing them all on the blog in 1 spot. At the very bottom of this post you will find our menu’s for the month, as well as links on how to do your own monthly meal planning. This includes making the list, putting it to a menu, shopping, and making our monthly meals. If you have Continue Reading...

Monthly Freezer Cooking

Monthly Freezer Crock Pot Meals

Welcome back to another day of crock pot freezer meals for a month. I have covered a bunch of different topics already in this series. I have covered an overview of the series, menu planning for a month of freezer crock pot meals, grocery list making and shopping for an entire month of freezer meals, and yesterday I shared some of the tips and ideas on what to prepare in advance for monthly freezer cooking. Today I am going to be sharing what the day of meal cooking looks like in our house. The first month we started making freezer Continue Reading...

Monthly Freezer Cooking

Preparing for Monthly Freezer Cooking

Welcome to my Monthly Freezer cooking and planning series. So far I have covered topics about planning as well as list making/shopping for a month. Today I am going to give you some tips for ways we make our freezer cooking day easier. I’m sure we will continue to learn more as time goes on, but after doing it years ago and doing it once again during this busy season in our lives these tips have been crutial for us to get all of our tasks accomplished. Things We Do In Advance There are a few things we have learned Continue Reading...

Crock Pot Meal Planning Series

List Making and Shopping For A Month

Welcome back to the third day of our monthly crock pot freezer meals planning series. Yesterday I shared how to make your meal plans for monthly freezer cooking, today I am going to be sharing how I make my shopping list for a months worth of groceries for our family of 8. We do some things a little differently then most people probably do, which makes going to the store regularly a little less of a necessity. All of our poultry and certain fruits, veggies, organic flour/coffee and more are purchased from local farmers at our local farmers co-op monthly, we Continue Reading...

Crock Pot Meal Planning Series

Monthly Freezer Crock Pot Meal Planning

Welcome to our first in depth post of how we monthly freezer crock pot meal planning and cooking series! Yesterday I shared an overview of the steps I plan on sharing during this series. The last day of the series I plan on answering your questions, so please comment on any of the posts, on Pinterest on any of the series pins, or over on our Instagram. Today I am going to give you an in depth look into what monthly meal planning looks like in our house of 8. For MANY years now we have meal planned and shopped Continue Reading...

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Monthly Crock Pot Meal Planning and Cooking Series

If you follow us on Instagram, you might have seen that the last 2 months we have been freezer crock pot meal planning for 5 weeks at a time. There were so many questions on Instagram that I figured it was time to give you a look into how we do it. My plan is to share with you some in depth posts on how we do I do it all and also share some of our favorite recipes. Right now we have 4 teenagers and 2 younger kiddos. 2 of them are working as an assistant gymnastic coaches, and Continue Reading...

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Back To School Photos ~ Our 6 Blessings

This week is the 3rd week of the Not Back-To School blog hop hosted by iHomeschool Network. This weeks topic is Back To School Photos. A great excuse for all of us bloggers to share photos of our blessings! If you are new here, welcome! We have 6 blessings (5 boys ~ 1 girl) that tend to keep us very busy, this year we are entering our 9th year of homeschooling. Here is a picture of all of our blessings. Getting 6 kids to look good in a picture is not fun, but you can almost see their personalities in Continue Reading...