Summer Meal Routines {plus some great freezer cooking resources}

Having meals planned out in advance is not only a time saver, it’s a sanity saver too! I love, love, love being able to glance at a paper in the morning and know what to pull out for lunch (if necessary) and dinner. I have always been a fan of filling my freezer with meals to be easily pulled out later. Over the years we have found some family favorites as well as some concoctions … Read more…

ARTistic Pursuits {Review}

I have long struggled with picking out (and sticking with!) an art curriculum for our homeschool. I have gone back and forth from basic art theory to picture study to just watching movies on Netflix and back again!! So when I was offered Elementary 4-5, Book 1: The Elements of Art and Composition by ARTisticPursuits, I jumped at it! The program is designed to involve the student in the creative process while still developing observation … Read more…

My Favorite DIY Laundry Detergent {a how-to}

  *This post contains affiliate links that help support our homeschool (at no additional cost to you). To see my full disclosure, see the above tab.*   Being a good homemaker means you make everything from scratch, right? Yeah right. If we are able to get through the day with all limbs intact, bellies full and dirty bodies bathed, I count it a good day.   IF we are able to squeeze in some (fun) … Read more…

Mango Homeschool Edition Review {foreign lanuage curriculum}

I was recently given a subscription to Mango Homeschool Edition to review. I first saw Mango at a homeschool convention last year. I was super interested in getting the program but couldn’t convince the hubby. When I saw that Mango was on our list of potential reviews this year, I was ecstatic!! A foreign language curriculum has been lacking in our homeschool and Mango was the perfect answer. My fifth grader and freshman both worked on learning … Read more…

Motivated Moms E-book Chore Planner Review

Having four children (plus one on the way), two dogs and six chickens in the house I have always struggled to not only get the house clean, but keep it that way. Motivated Moms offers a chore planner that could work well in any family setting. Whether it be a bit chaotic like mine or a one child family. The planners offered by Motivated Moms is primarily for moms however, there’s no reason you couldn’t get the kids … Read more…