Christmas on a Shoestring

Christmas on a Shoestring

Thinking about Christmas in September is kind of silly; it seems we don't get a breather in the world of retail between flip-flops and Santa hats. When you have more than a couple kids, though, and a passel of nieces and nephews, and an oh-so-limited Christmas budget, one has to think out of the Christmas box. Here are a few tips to help tie up … [Read More...]

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Mama Moments Monday {Link-Up}

Welcome to Mama Moments Mondays! :) Our family is busy preparing for the new school year this week! My children are very excited, and I feel good having a full week of lesson plans penciled in and ready-to-go! Because of all of the hustle and bustle, there are no featured posts this week, but feel free to peruse several of the posts you find … [Read More...]

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Homeschooling the Child Who Lacks Confidence

She tried to brush them away quickly, but I saw: Hot, salty tears slipping out of my little girl's round, blue eyes and smudging her freckled cheeks. "They can do it, Mama.  They can.  And I can't." Her little voice was barely above a whisper and I had to lean in close to catch the haltering words. "They can do what, Sissy?" I probed … [Read More...]

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Mama Moment Mondays {Link-Up}

Welcome to Mama Moment Mondays! If you're featured below, help yourself to a featured button. Why We Stopped Buying Toys Pregnancy after Infertility The Most Valuable Lesson I Learned From My Strong Willed Child Now, onto this week's link-up! Topics may include homemaking homeschooling natural living personal … [Read More...]

Fitness Tips for Busy Moms

7 Quick Fitness Tips for Busy Moms

Today's post is by guest poster Paula.  I've often heard, and even said myself, that there's just no time to exercise when you're a busy mom. If we're not running after toddlers, cleaning up messes, and doing loads of laundry, we're at least hoping for a shower, right! And besides, shouldn't all that running, cleaning, and housework count for … [Read More...]

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Simplify Your Homeschool Budget With Great Products {And a Giveaway}

Homeschool moms, have you started your school year? I planned to begin a couple of weeks ago, but we decided to wait a few more weeks, while I polished our schedule. Whether you've started or you're wrapping up last minute planning, simplify your budget by shopping with Great Products, a company that's currently hosting their awesome $5.99 t-shirt … [Read More...]

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Mama Moments Monday {Link-Up}

Welcome to Mama Moment Mondays! If you're featured below, help yourself to a featured button. Carrying a Baby With a Fatal Diagnosis to Term How Well Do You Know Your Children? Life Skills With Toddlers: Restaurant Behavior Now, onto this week's link-up! Topics may include homemaking homeschooling natural … [Read More...]

Home Organization for the Homeschooling Family

Home Organization for the Homeschooling Family

I love homeschooling my family. I love having a large family. I love making my house into a home. But it sometimes feels impossible to manage a large homeschooling family while also keeping my home organized and running smoothly. About 13 years ago, I was introduced to FlyLady, but after I had my 4th child within a 6 year span, I lost … [Read More...]

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Pork: Be Inspired {And a Fajita Recipe}

Meet my daughter, Moriah.  Moriah is 12 years old and is second in a family of 8 children. She lives on a dairy farm where her primary responsibility is helping her dad with the night milking. She also helps with feeding the calves. For the past 6 years Moriah has raised and loved her 4H hogs. She has done well in her showmanship classes and … [Read More...]

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Mama Moments Mondays {Link-Up}

Welcome to Mama Moment Mondays! If you're featured below, help yourself to a featured button. Simple Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks 3 Tips for Effectively Parenting Teens Natural Remedy for Acid Reflux Teaching Kids to be Thankful 10 Things We Did as Intentional Parents Where is Your Focus? Now, onto this week's link-up! … [Read More...]