How I Organize Our Daily Curriculum with the School Cart

How I organize our daily curriculum with the school cart

  Over the years I have tried many different methods to organize daily curriculum. We’ve used baskets, shelves, tubs, even a dish drainer! About eight months ago, Aldi had these amazing carts for $25. I wasn’t sure I really wanted to buy one ($25 is a bit steep for me) and passed them up the first couple of times I saw them. But I just couldn’t shake the thought that it would be great to

Large Family Meal Planning on a Budget (Feeding 8 people on $150/week) With a Sample Menu

Large Family Meal Planning on a Budget (Feeding 8 people on $150/week) With a Sample Menu

  We are a family of eight. This includes me, my husband, and our six children – Oscar (18-year-old who comes home from college on the weekends), Julia (15), Max (7), Caroline (6), Louisa (3), and Isaac (1). It’s no surprise that my big kids eat like adults. Thankfully, the other four eat like normal kids. Over the years, I have nearly perfected the skill of large family meal planning on a budget. My husband gives

How to Make Homeschooling a Lifestyle

  It took me five years to figure out how to make homeschooling a lifestyle. Our first couple of years were essentially spent doing school at home instead of homeschooling. I let a combination of what other people did and what I remembered from public school rule our days. You’d be correct in assuming that no one was overly excited about our school days. Thankfully, I realized the error of my ways and after a

2018 Biblical Calendar from GrapeVine Studies (20% off through January 14th)

  Grapevine Studies has created a unique calendar combining our modern calendar with the biblical calendar. With this calendar, you have the opportunity to learn the names and pronunciations of the biblical months. Each day contains the Gregorian date along with the biblical date. Within the months you’ll find biblical references, Christian tradition, and Jewish historical events that have been stick figured onto the calendar. Wall Calendar The calendar can be hung on the wall

Making Time For What Matters Most In 2018

Making time for what matters most in 2018

  Christmas night I had a few quiet hours after the kids went to bed to do some thinking and planning. I thought about this year and all that has happened. This year my middles officially started first grade. My oldest daughter has decided she wants to do high school in three years instead of four so her first year has been a freshman/sophomore combo, and My oldest went to college! We harvested apples and peaches