Looking for a great, easy to prepare, healthy snack option? Have you ever tried making your own hummus? If you have a blender (immersion or traditional), with just a few basic ingredients you can have a much cheaper option than store bought without any preservatives. This is a great snack for kids, FULL of fiber, […]
Jesus Storybook Bible David and Goliath: Free coloring sheet and lesson plan!
I am so excited to share with you my complete lesson plan and activity for the Jesus Storybook Bible story “The Young Hero and the Horrible Giant” (David and Goliath) including a free printable coloring sheet to go along with the story! Although this is just a rough sketch, I was so excited to draw […]
Build a Marshmellow Wall: Joshua and the Battle of Jericho Hands on Lesson and Activity
This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. The Jesus Storybook Bible has become one of our most treasured books: the beautiful illustrations, the animated stories, the beautiful way they all connect to the “big picture” of Jesus. When I found out about the amazing blog hop for this revolutionary book, I signed up as […]
Easy Freezer Slow Cooker Meals: Free Printable!
Are you going crazy in the mealtime mud pit? It NEVER ENDS does it? Check out my free, full week meal plan of easy freezer slow cooker meals! I suck at meal planning. I dislike cooking. I loathe destroying my house over and over and over again just to repeat in about 2 hours! I […]
Nancy Larson Science 1 Review: Opening the Box!
We were so excited to get our Nancy Larson Science 1 box in the mail! We have been eagerly anticipating this special package for a few weeks and the kids were ready to dive in the second I opened the door. Nancy Larson Science has complete kits for K-Grade 4 that includes all your supplies […]
Why We Homeschool
So if homeschooling 5 children is so crazy…. why do we do it????? I was home schooled along with my siblings. In my growing up years there were four of us, really close in age, and we all did school together. I tried school out for half of grade 2, for grade 6, and again […]
Meet Our Family!
Meet my kids, my world. The smiles that greet me in the morning, the brood that clings to me throughout the day, the littles that wake me at night. These five adorable, precious children are the reason that I smile each day, and sometimes the reason I want to pull out all my hair. I […]
Chore Charts and Schedules: a behind the scenes look at our day
This weekend was busy, but good. We’ve been battling some sort of stomach bug all week and now and I finally succumbed, on Valentines Day. Sigh. It’s always disappointing when you have plans for a special day and you can’t do anything at all. I managed to get out of bed long enough to make […]
The Learning Style Quiz
Knowing your child’s learning style is KEY to successful homeschooling. If your child has been overwhelmed, frustrated and disconnected with homeschooling, you may be approaching it in a way they can’t relate to. A lesson can be approached in a number of different ways and your child has a unique way of learning that will […]
Math Curriculum: Math U See Program Review
We have been using Math U See for three years now with all of the kids and I thought the time had come to review why we love it and how it works for our family. We are currently using the Primer, Alpha, and Beta programs and I fully intend to buy them the program […]
A Video Home School Room Tour: Come Explore my School Room!
My school room has very very slowly developed over the years. Our basement used to have this huge room that was half separated by a wall, but not fully. Kind of weird. The one room had carpet the other one had a terrible linoleum that was all ripped up, the wall had a ton of […]
Homeschool Organization: The Workbox System
If you are reading this you might be like me: looking for a strong smack of inspiration to hit you in the face. Homeschooling can be monotonous. It is the same thing in and out. It is tiring, at times boring. And I am CONSTANTLY re-evaluating and re-inspiring myself. Sometimes that means getting together with another […]
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