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Fall Yarn Leaf Magnets Pin

Fall Yarn Leaf Magnets

  Fall is my favorite season.  One of the things I enjoy the most about it is the beautiful colors of the changing leaves.  That’s probably why I was drawn to this neat yarn leaf craft. I recently did this craft with my older kids; head over to Hip Homeschool Moms to see how you can make them too! … {Read More}

Why I Don't Make My Bed

Why I Don’t Make My Bed

Confession Time! I don't make my bed everyday.  I actually don't make it most days.  I could probably count on two hands how many times a year I do make my bed. I don't make my kids make their beds either. And you know what?  I'm okay with it; I don't stress over it.  I used to, but not anymore. I grew up in a home where my mom made her bed everyday (and she still does), and had her kids do the same. I used to feel that if I couldn't manage to make my bed each day that … {Read More}

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Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up #4

Welcome to the Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up! We are so glad you are here.  We hope you will join us each Monday at 9am EST to link-up, hop around, encourage others, and be encouraged. The Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up is built on the foundation of 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV) This is a place you can come to offer encouragement to other moms as well as be … {Read More}

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Fall Yarn Leaf Magnets Pin

Fall Yarn Leaf Magnets

  Fall is my favorite season.  One of the things I enjoy the most about it is the beautiful colors of the changing leaves.  That’s probably why I was drawn to this neat yarn leaf craft. I recently did this craft with my older kids; head over to Hip Homeschool Moms to see how you can make them too! … [Read More...]

First things first - Making God the Priority in your homeschool

First Things First – Making God the Priority in Your Homeschool

As homeschooling moms, we usually have a lot that we try to fit into our days. Teaching aside, we have to prepare meals, keep the house (and the kids) clean, maintain order, run the occasional errand, find time to shower and get dressed - oh, and sleep! So when it comes to the schooling part, there is a lot we need to cover. There is the planning, the preparing, the teaching, and the reviewing. We need to teach reading, and math, and spelling, and science, and history, and....... you get … [Read More...]

5 Fun & Active Reading Games for Kids

5 Fun and Active Reading Games for Kids

It is important to teach your child to read, and even more important to ensure that he enjoys reading. However, as any mom of a preschooler or kindergartner will tell you, kids would rather run around and play games than read. So, here are five fun reading games for kids designed for active little tykes. Trust me, sitting still and reading is not the only way to learn. Environmental Literacy Challenge The world around us is full of words just waiting to be read, pronounced and spelt. Every … [Read More...]

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Homeschool Mom Ebook Bundle Giveaway

Homeschool Mom eBook Bundle Giveaway

Do you remember the Build Your Bundle Homeschool Sale this past summer?  You know, the one that let you customize and build your very own bundle of homeschool eBooks and curriculum for an … {Read More}

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Homemaking

Why I Don't Make My Bed

Why I Don’t Make My Bed

Confession Time! I don't make my bed everyday.  I actually don't make it most days.  I could probably count on two hands how many times a year I do make my bed. I don't make my kids make … [Read More...]

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Natural Homemade Cleaners Part 2

  Here is another round of homemade household cleaners. If you would like to read part 1 click on link. Laundry Soap The first thing I would like to share with you is one of my favorites, … [Read More...]

September Meal Plan

September Meal Plan

I've really let meal planning slip far longer than I'd like to admit.  There have been way too many late afternoons when my husband asks, "What's for dinner?" and my response is, "I don't … [Read More...]

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4 Ways to Stay Fit as a Family

*This post contains affiliate links   The last year I had a membership to a gym, I never got to use it. The childcare center at the gym would not take children showing any symptom of illness, even a clear slightly runny nose. In a family with five children, if a cold sets in, it could take weeks to make the rounds through all of the children.   When we realized that getting to the gym was difficult at best. Due to schedules and circumstances, we were forced to look for other ways … {Read More}

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7 Tips for a Big Happy Family

Is it possible to have a family that is big, and also happy? Many people don't seem to think so. In fact, from comments I have heard about the size of our family, many parents don't have a happy family with their two or three kids. In their words, the kids drive them crazy, and they can't handle the ones they have. People ask me often "How do you do it?!" How do you have such a happy family? Here are a few things we have chosen to do that we feel helped us have a big HAPPY family. (Our … {Read More}

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Family Movie Night with Big G Cereal

 This post is sponsored by General Mills, but my love for their cereal and family fun is all my own! Our family loves cereal!  And our family loves movies!  Put the two together and it makes for the perfect family movie night! And right now Big G Cereal (General Mills) is making it super easy to have a family movie night with FREE movie downloads. With the purchase of two, specially-marked packages of General Mills cereal, you get one movie download.  Choose from … {Read More}

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Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up #4

Welcome to the Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up! We are so glad you are here.  We hope you will join us each Monday at 9am EST to link-up, hop around, encourage others, and be encouraged. The Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up is built on the foundation of 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV) This is a place you can come to offer encouragement to other moms as well as be … {Read More}

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Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up #3

Welcome to the Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up! We are so glad you are here.  We hope you will join us each Monday at 9am EST to link-up, hop around, encourage others, and be encouraged. The Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up is built on the foundation of 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV) This is a place you can come to offer encouragement to other moms as well as be … {Read More}

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Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up #2

Welcome to the Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up! We are so glad you are here.  We hope you will join us each Monday at 9am EST to link-up, hop around, encourage others, and be encouraged. The Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up is built on the foundation of 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV) This is a place you can come to offer encouragement to other moms as well as be … {Read More}

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