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...]

Guesstimation Game ~ Math Game For Kids

Guess-timation Math Game For Kids   Few kids would say no to a pocketful of cash (even if it's fake!). Gather some friends from the neighborhood and challenge them to a game of Guess-timation. Your children will learn about budgeting while practicing their math skills! You'll need to do a little prep work first. Before the game begins, take a trip to your local grocery store and buy fifteen common items: a bag of carrots, a carton of juice, a tube of toothpaste, a can of shaving … [Read more...]

Australia Unit Study Ideas

It's been a while since I last shared one of our viewer favorite posts, a new continent unit study ideas. There are always so many great ideas around the web about each of the continent studies having them together in 1 place makes planning our units so much easier. Well and of course sifting through all the resources on the web can be quite time consuming, so I have taken all the hard work out of this task for you. I have already shared Arctic and Antarctic unit study and South America unit … [Read more...]

Inspire Me Monday #125

Welcome to Inspire Me Monday Linky Party!! I'm glad you stopped over, please link up your posts, and stop over to check out some of the other great posts linked up too. Make sure to include the #InspireMeLink hash tag when sharing your posts on social media through out the week. I will be watching the hashtag and re-sharing the posts on my social media.   Lately In Our Life Last week was another long week. Nothing out of the ordinary, other then Ethan still struggling and making … [Read more...]

Inspire Me Monday #124

Welcome to Inspire Me Monday Linky Party!! I'm glad you stopped over, please link up your posts, and stop over to check out some of the other great posts linked up too. Make sure to include the #InspireMeLink hash tag when sharing your posts on social media through out the week. I will be watching the hashtag and re-sharing the posts on my social media.   Lately In Our Life So last week was a long, long week. Ethan had some really rough days which is always really stressful to deal … [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...]

Inspire Me Monday #123

Welcome to Inspire Me Monday Linky Party!! I'm glad you stopped over, please link up your posts, and stop over to check out some of the other great posts linked up too. Make sure to include the #InspireMeLink hash tag when sharing your posts on social media through out the week. I will be watching the hashtag and re-sharing the posts on my social media.   Lately In Our Life We had a good and normal busy week around here once again. I managed to get all of our curriculum planned out … [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...]

Inspire Me Monday #122

Welcome to Inspire Me Monday Linky Party!! I'm glad you stopped over, please link up your posts, and stop over to check out some of the other great posts linked up too. Make sure to include the #InspireMeLink hash tag when sharing your posts on social media through out the week. I will be watching the hashtag and re-sharing the posts on my social media.   Lately In Our Life Last week was yet another busy one around here. We had another full week of school, mixed in with my monthly … [Read more...]

50+ Colorful St Patricks Day Recipes You Need To Try

I am always on the lookout for some good and delicious recipes to make around our house for upcoming holidays. Due to the fact that searching around Pinterest or the internet can tend to suck me in and I end up spending way more time then I wanted to just searching for a recipe. I decided to put together a list of over 50 St Patricks Day recipes all in one spot so I can just scan through this list to find something yummy to make. I figured some of you might find this list useful too, since I'm … [Read more...]