WIN! Kwik Sticks Now for sale at Toys R US

Kwik Sticks are sincerely one of my favorite art supplies for my own children, and now a go-to gift for children of the appropriate ages. These beautiful paints come in 12 tubes that look similar to markers sticks. But they don’t work like regular markers! These are a... read more

Review: Logic of English Foundations A

Last year I had the l the pleasure of reviewing Logic of English‘s program Essentials with my son, David. You can see that review here. Through this program he has continued to make significant progress, in spite of his dysgraphia. This made me curious. What if... read more

Quick Slow-Carb Breakfast

My sweet friend, and fellow homeschool mom made an instagram picture with some yummy breakfast quiches so I decided it was brilliant and decided to make my own slow-carb version using only veggies and eggs.   These were quick and easy to make, and if I couple... read more

The Perfectly Imperfect Tea Party

ME: “I can’t do it. My house is too messy. My dishes don’t match. I don’t have enough cloth napkins that match. The pretty paper napkins I have don’t match the dishes I have. I can’t use paper plates. What if no one else likes the... read more

FREE Kindle Books on Budgets and Money Management

Every year around tax time, I review our progress towards our financial goals and set new goals for the future. Here are 10 FREE Kindle books on this topic. Be sure to check the price before you purchase. Sometimes prices change without notice. 1. Saving Money: The 40... read more

Why You Should Register for your Baby at Amazon

Ok, I admit it- it seems new-fangled and impersonal to create a baby registry online. Here’s why I am BEGGING you to do it anyway. A lovely friend of mine recently had a beautiful baby shower. And of course, she registered for the things she wanted and needed... read more

Reading Challenge Update

At the beginning of the year I committed to read 52 books. I know I read a fair amount, but I often have several books going at once, and some books never get finished. But this challenge had helped me stick with just one book through completion (for the most part)... read more

Why I Use the FREE Cozi App PLUS a Paper Calendar

Once a week I sit down with my calendar and sync it up with my calendar app, Cozi. My paper calendar is my place where I think. I have it with me most of the time when I am home, and sometimes when I am out of the house as well. I brainstorm there, take notes, make... read more

Making Money As an Author Guest Post by Melanie Young

Have you ever thought about becoming an author? Malia said she was focusing on ways to bring in income from home this month and I immediately thought, “Become an author!” I really never dreamed I’d be one. I do remember thinking as I read the Christmas letter Hal had... read more

Reading Challenge: A Lantern in Her Hand

This weeks book from the reading challenge is the book: Lantern in Her Hand. This meets the requirement for a book about an interesting woman. Kindle | Hardcover | Paperback I know this book is marketed to middle school children, but as a woman in my 40s this book is... read more

A Dog’s Purpose- Win a Fandango Gift Card{Expired}

I was in the theater with my family watching a movie and saw the trailer for this fictional film based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A DOG’S PURPOSE, is a sweet and lovable family film that shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted... read more

Book Challenge: Eight Cousins

This weeks reading challenge book is Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott. (Author of Little Women and Little Men). Kindle | Paperback The Popsugar reading challenge has categories that you seek, and this one is a book with a red binding. I had a few on the shelf, and... read more

Shopping List by Colleen Langenfeld

Grocery Shopping List Power — Step 1 In Saving Grocery Money By Colleen Langenfeld A grocery shopping list can be the front line tool you use in saving money on your grocery budget each month. There are several more sophisticated ways to save grocery money, but... read more

Book Challenge Reading: Sycamore Row by John Grisham

As part of the reading challenge, I committed to reading a book each week. I used to read Grisham books as they were written, then for years switched to only reading nonfiction. But for our wedding anniversary cruise earlier this year, I bought two of his books to... read more

Reading Challenge, week 1: Present Over Perfect

The Reading Challenge we are doing as a family has begun. The first book for the year, and one very fitting for my stage in life was: Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living. Kindle | Hardcover | Paperback | Audible This... read more

Income From Home: Air B&B

Several months ago I went to a friend’s beautiful home and she shared with me that her family had started an Air B&B in her home. Basically, they rent out unused space in their home to strangers. This seemed intriguing to me. We had a largish space in our... read more

2017 Reading Challenge

Have you heard of doing reading challenges? One of the challenges of motherhood is finding time to actually read a book. So when my daughters, Anne, Sarah and Christina all decided to do reading challenges, I decided to join them. So here are the details: Christina... read more

My Favorite Planner for 2017

After YEARS of tweaks and changes, I have consistently used and loved the same brand of planner for the past three years. Based on a few pictures online a few years ago, I took a chance and bought my first “Tools4Wisdom” planner.   I really have no... read more

Uses for the Echo Dot

I love trying new technology. It’s my one weakness (bonus points if you know the reference for that quote). So, yes, when the Echo Dot went on Black Friday sale for $39, I bought one and had it shipped. I ordered mine in white.  It arrived the next day, using... read more

What Can My Six-Year-Old Do All Day?

Every once in awhile, we get in a creative box around here and the kids get into the habit of asking for TV, kindles, and video games to occupy their time. When they start shifting interets too much to electronics, I get nervous, because like every parent, I know too... read more

Review: Homeschool Legacy : Christmas Comes to America

I had the pleasure of reviewing a  Once-a-Week Unit Study: Christmas Comes to America from Homeschool Legacy as part of the Homeschool Review Crew. This was a precious e-book that came to me via email. I had the option of choosing that one or any of the following:... read more

Review: Accountable2you Group Plan

Accountable2You has given us a one year subscription to the Accountable2You, which is a reporting program that let’s you install their apps on your phone or computer and choose an accountability partner. This program is supposed to send your partner alerts when... read more

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