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, plus 6 daycare kids. 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 Continue Reading...

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 ideas, and more. Our Homeschool Library, well this is just one of them. In the post you will get a look at all our different areas we store our many books. So our classroom… We actually don’t have Continue Reading...

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 it, but that usually only takes a few Continue Reading...

Our Homeschool Library and Where To Find Cheap Books

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 see I cannot pass up a good book, especially when it is really cheap. Since there are so many good books out there we own a ton of books in our homeschool library. Our Homeschool Library Our books are split up Continue Reading...

Great Homeschool Organization and Storage Ideas

It has been a couple years since we have shared what our homeschool room looks like. The reason for this is that, even though we have an area in our basement that we can devote to a school room, we never use it. At this time the kids sit at the kitchen table or on the couch. Serena does school up in her room, away from the noise of us teaching younger ones using hands on methods. Since we decided to no longer do school in our school room, it has since then turned into a homeschool storage room. So today Continue Reading...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...