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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2014-2015 Homeschool Curriculum Choices

DISCLOSURE POLICY: I have some affiliate links in this post, I only share links to products we use. To read more about our Disclosure Policy click HERE. This Years Homeschool Curriculum Choices   It’s curriculum week over at the Not So Back To School blog hop hosted by iHomeschool Network. So what better time them to share what curriculum we will be using for the upcoming year. This year we will be entering our 9th year of homeschooling our blessings. Wow where did the time go… We will have kids in grades 11, 9, 7, 6, 1, and preschool this year. Continue Reading...

Homeschool Planning ~ Binding Your Own Books

Welcome to the last day of our 6 day series Homeschool Planning A Step By Step Guide. I have covered many different topics through this series all of the links to those posts can be found at the bottom of this post. Today I am going to cover book binding, how we use it and how it saves us TONS of money! Book Binding Due to the fact that we have 6 children to homeschool through the years, things can get very expensive if your not careful. One of the ways I have saved a ton of money is by Continue Reading...

Homeschool Planning ~ The Homeschool Mom Binder

 Welcome back to Homeschool Planning A Step By Step Guide today is day 5 of our 6 day series. So far I have shared how to decide how many days will be in your homeschool year, how to schedule it all, how to organize it all, and calendar time / calendar notebooks. Today’s topic is one of my viewers favorite The Homeschool Mom Binder. Out of all of the photos in my original planning post my homeschool moms binder was by far the favorite. So I thought it was a perfect topic to discuss more in depth about. The Homeschool Continue Reading...

Homeschool Planning ~ Calendar Notebooks & Activities

Calendar Notebooks & Calendar Time Today is day 4 of my 6 day series on Homeschool Planning A Step By Step Guide. So far I have covered how to decide how many days will be in your homeschool year, scheduling it all, and organizing it into 1 central location. Today I am going to talk about our Calendar notebooks and other activities we use to learn many different skills. Calendar time/calendar notebooks looks a little different in our house depending on the age group. My older kids would rather work independently on their calendar notebooks, my younger 2 still use Continue Reading...

Homeschool Planning ~ Organizing It All

This post contains Amazon affiliate links, your purchases through those links help pay for our monthly hosting costs. Thank you for your support!  Homeschool Planning In my Homeschool Planning A Step By Step Guide series so far, I have covered deciding how many days are in your homeschool year and how to put it into a schedule that works for you and  scheduling your year. Today I am going to go over printing out all those pages and how I organize all of those pages you end up with when planning for your upcoming school year. As well as how to arrange Continue Reading...

Homeschool Planning ~ Scheduling Everything

 Homeschool Planning Yesterday I talked about how to decide how many days to have in your homeschool year, homeschooling year round or taking the summers off. I also showed you how to put that into a schedule for your upcoming school year. Today I am going to share with you how I fugue out each of my kids homeschool curriculum for the year, and then put that into a calendar for us to follow for the year. Scheduling Your School Year Decide what curriculum to use for each child With 6 years experience under my belt now, this has become a Continue Reading...