I used to review curriculum, now I create it

7 Day Easy Crock Pot Meal Plan for Busy Families

Meal planning is a lot of work, I swear I spend about 2 hours just researching recipes that look appetizing. Then another 2 hours shopping and putting everything away. And then I still have to cook everything, sigh. But despite the dread I feel at the thought of taking a day to meal plan… I […]

The Mountain of Motherhood

The mountain that’s in front of me never goes away. It is always looming, seeming to grow. I work hard to chip away at it. I make lists of things to do and strategies of how I will get it done and I sweat and I cry and I labor. Slow and steady, sometimes fast […]

World Schooling… from Home!

I’m sure you have heard the popular form of education: world schooling. World schooling is essentially a form of homeschooling whereby your children are learning about the world around them through taking trips and traveling the world. While I’m sure we can all agree that this would be the most amazing way to learn about […]

Baby, Don’t Get Sick

  Baby, don’t get sick when you leave the house. Don’t pick gum off the floor and put it in your mouth. Don’t drink from that sippy cup that we have never seen Don’t lick the shopping cart, you don’t know where that thing’s been!   Baby, don’t get sick when we get into the car […]

1 Week in "Public School" was Enough for Me!

Homeschooling 5 kids is challenging (to put it mildly). There are days I feel outright sorry for myself when I think of how nice it would be to have my older ones in school, have time with the little ones, have a clean house again, a bit of time to breathe. But year after year […]

Math U See Delta Review

It is no secret that we love Math U See over here. In fact, this is the math we have used since the day we started in 2011. I remember watching the videos with my son and being blown away by the approach. Math can be incredibly complicated and frustrating for some kids, but a […]

Social Studies that will Grow your Child’s Faith

Homeschooling from a Christian standpoint is changing. The more mainstream homeschooling becomes, the more neutral curriculum companies have begun to make their programs. It is becoming harder to find curriculum that teaches from not only a Biblical perspective, but weaves the hand of God into the very foundation of the lessons. And yet this sums […]

The Family Bike Ride will Never Be the Same!

Let’s talk about a new family bike that is a total game changer. I recently stumbled upon a kickstarter video for the Taga 2.0 bike, and it kind of blew my mind. This is a bike like no other, it kind of puts all those bike trailers to shame! No more do you constantly have to look […]

To the Exhausted Mom: Why You Need to Make Time for Sex

I am exhausted: I’m talking bone weary, touched out, cuddled out, kissed out kind of tired! I spend all day serving and cleaning up and snuggling and loving on my 5 children. When my husband comes home in the evening, I’m bordering zombie land, just trying to salvage some remnant of affection from the seemingly […]

How to Improve Memory and Focus for the Whole Family!

I was so excited when Forbrain – Sound For Life LTD sent me a package with their bone conduction headset to review! Today I am going to share with you how this headset has improved our memory and focus, is helping my toddler enunciate her speech (think home speech therapy without the bill!), helping my […]

Free First Day of School Signs (NEW for 2017)

NEWLY REVISED FOR 2017/2018: Who doesn’t love first day of school signs?!?! Especially when they are free! As homeschoolers, I think we sometimes miss out on the fun little milestones and markers that happen when your kids go to school, but it doesn’t have to be that way! This year, I challenge you to take […]

Inspire your Kids this Summer with these Fun, Educational Crafts!

  With 5 young children, you might think art plays a huge role in our homeschooling and you would be (unfortunately) wrong. The reality is, I am so busy just trying to fit in the basics, that coming up with fun, engaging, educational ideas that bring art and creativity back to our homeschool is just […]

I used to review curriculum, now I create it!