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Balancing a Job and Homeschooling Your Children

Over in the Sonlight Facebook page, I have often seen people asking how people can balance a job and homeschool their children. While I realize that it can be challenging, it isn't quite as hard of a task to do as you might imagine. I have been running a daycare for many months now, and homeschooling our 5 children. Let...

Why Our Big Family Loves Sonlight

When you have a big family working on the logistics of your homeschool is pretty important. We have used many different homeschool curriculums over the years. Grouping as many of the kids together is something that we found out is really important to our homeschool running smoothly...  Well and also to keep my sanity. Which means many of those...

Homeschool Management During The Holidays You Need To Know

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We have been homeschooling our 6 blessings for the last 13 years now. Deciding our homeschool management during the holidays is something that I decide at the beginning of our school year. I think making sure that the holidays are as less stressful as possible is very important. I want everyone to make fun and happy memories not be...

How We Manage Screen Time

I have discussed in a previous post just why we don't have cable and why we're much happier without it. In that post you can read what we use instead of cable. Today I am going to share with you how we manage screen time in our home. Now I'm not here to judge anyone, or say our way is...

50+ DIY Natural Cleaning Products For A Non Toxic Home

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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...

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

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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...

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...

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

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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...

Our Homeschool Room

This week for the Back To School Blog hop being hosted by iHomeschool Network the topic being shared is School Room Week. So of course that means we are going to give you a look into our homeschool room.     Great Homeschool Organization and Storage Ideas. A look into how we store all of our homeschool curriculum, supplies, some great organization...

75+ Delicious Main Dish Crock Pot Recipes

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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...

Our Homeschool Library and Where To Find Cheap Books

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So I have already given you a tour of where we do our school each day, and a look into what curriculum we use in our homeschool. Today I am going to give you a look into our homeschool library. I have to admit that this is one area I have a little bit of an obsession  ;-) ! You...

Absolutely wonderful, unique, and mobile Lego storage idea

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This easy to use and mobile Lego storage idea has been a wonderful way to store our many Lego's.