Motivate Your Child Action Plan Review

Max is strong-willed. Max pretends that he can’t hear me. Max doesn’t respond to discipline. Max is four. I didn’t know what a strong-willed child was before him. My four other children have always responded well to discipline and not really caused me much grief. Max, however, has made me cry, yell, lock myself in the bathroom, and stress eat- all in the same afternoon. It’s not that he is a bad kid. Max just doesn’t

5 Tips on Saving Money and Avoiding Food Waste

In our home we do grocery shopping on a weekly basis. Because I buy a lot fresh fruit and veg, shopping any less frequently would result in wasted/rotten food. There are several things I do each week in preparation for my grocery trip that help save time and money in the long run. Here are five tips to saving money and avoiding food waste… 1. Organize your pantry, fridge and freezer and take inventory This

Homeschool Composition and Grammar At Its Best

Pretty much everyone in the homeschooling community has heard of Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW). Their writing and grammar products are unparalleled. We recently received the Deluxe Combo Teacher/Student Writing Package (Level C) for review. I could summarize my review in one word: WOW!! But I’m sure you’d like to know why I’m so impressed, so here we go… IEW’s Deluxe Combo Teacher/Student Writing Package Review Included in our package ($299 value) was: Teaching

Apologia’s Field Trip Journal Review

  For as long as I have been homeschooling, I have admired those who capture their children’s learning experiences through notebooking. Notebooking and lapbooking are incredibly creative ways for children and families to record memories and things learned throughout the years. There are a great deal of resources out there to help not-so-creative moms like myself by providing ready-made materials. One such product is the Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal from Apologia Educational Ministries. Exploring Creation Field Trip

5 Steps to a Smooth Sunday Morning and a Printable Checklist

Steps to a smooth Sunday morning

We are that family. Without fail, for months we would arrive at church on Sunday mornings at that awkward time of being too late for Sunday School but too early for morning service. Sunday mornings at home would be a confused, chaotic time that usually ended with shoes missing, diaper bag left at home and me yelling. Yes, a pretty picture I know. My frustration would inevitably peak each Sabbath as I asked others to take care