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10 Resources for Teaching Botany in Homeschool

10 Resources for Teaching Botany in Homeschool

Botany, the study of plants. One of the sciences that often gets overlooked. Sometimes this is due to botany being studied inside a greater biology study while other times it’s due to interests. There are some who simply feel that they have no ability to […]

15 Autumn Date Ideas to keep the Spark in Your Marriage

15 Autumn Date Ideas to keep the Spark in Your Marriage

Autumn is such a gorgeous season if you happen to live in an area where the leaves turn vibrant colors. The cool crisp air coupled with warm mugs of hot tea, coffee, or cocoa make for a thrilling time to date your man. Why not […]

Coffee, Morning Fuel for Moms Plus, Score a FREE Bag of Organic Coffee

Coffee, Morning Fuel for Moms Plus, Score a FREE Bag of Organic Coffee

Coffee. The fuel for most homeschooling moms. We wake up and move through the morning getting kids breakfast, setting up lessons for the day, and if we are lucky we have time to grab a mug of coffee that we sip on through the morning and sometimes throughout the entire day. 

And, what’s not to love? The hot, steamy, rich and satisfying taste. Add to that the creaminess (well, for those of us who use lots of cream) of warm milk or cream, and oh my it’s just such a comforting experience.

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And, it all starts with the aroma. The scent wafting through the house as the coffee brews is like a little beckoning wave saying… wake up… wake up… wake up. 

Here’s the thing. I’ve been working hard for the last few years to eat healthier. But, healthy eating can be costly and sometimes it’s hard to find quality, organic, and natural options. 

Making healthy decisions means being selective about the types of foods you eat and buy—but that can also mean multiple trips to different grocery stores just to keep your favorite products stocked. Not to mention the high markup on high-quality food brands!

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Amazing Homeschool Supplies for your Whole Life

Amazing Homeschool Supplies for your Whole Life

As homeschool moms we have a lot to juggle. We manage households, our families, our children, and we educate them as well. Sometimes, when you find something that makes life easier or more interesting you just want to share it with the world. When our homeschool supplies […]

A Mother’s Role and Why You Should Discipline Your Child

A Mother’s Role and Why You Should Discipline Your Child

From the earliest of ages, you can begin to discipline your child. The word discipline, means to disciple, to train to act in accordance with rules. There are many forms of discipline, but the purpose of this discussion is to explore why you should begin […]

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How to Organize a Simple Homeschool Command Center

How to Organize a Simple Homeschool Command Center

After sharing a photo on Instagram and Facebook yesterday, I got several requests to share more information about my new homeschool command center. So below, I’m sharing details for how to organize a simple homeschool command center. It’s so easy it’ll work in even small spaces. All you need is some clipboards, and a wall. .

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This week we started back to school. And, it’s 9th grade for my young man! I wish I had been more proactive about preparing his 9th grade classroom. I could say that I was fully prepared for my son’s first day of High School. But, I have to admit that I was not. 

Digging into Homeschooling High School

I had most of the first day planned out, and some of the week. And, I had a general idea of what I want him to work through for the year. But, my reality was such that my August was super busy. I had planned to spend last week doing all the homeschooling prep work, and planning for this school year. However, that did NOT happen.

Instead my in-laws came to visit for the first time since our move to KC. We celebrated their 50th anniversary, and Jonathan’s 14th birthday. So, I have been a bit behind. Add to that, our classroom looked like a cross between a storage closet, playroom, and office and I knew I was not doing my 9th grade student any favors. 

I had intended to do it last week and we unexpectedly had my in-laws visiting for the week so my pre-planning days were nixed.  

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We’re Homeschooling High School and Our 9th Grade Curriculum Picks

We’re Homeschooling High School and Our 9th Grade Curriculum Picks

Ninth Grade y’all, seriously! I don’t think I’m ready for this and when I sit down and think about homeschooling high school I have panic attacks. It reminds me so much of those first few years when I started homeschooling, and then discovering what giftedness […]

Learn about a New Flexible Homeschool Planning App

Learn about a New Flexible Homeschool Planning App

Homeschooling today looks so different than when I first got started. My son is older and officially a high school homeschooler this year. With that our scheduling looks quite different. This coming year we’ll be doing piano, homeschool co-op, First LEGO League, and likely other […]