Our home has looked like an “in progress” episode of Fixer Upper for the last, well… decade. There are a few rooms that are *almost* finished, and a couple that have not been started yet. And then there are some projects (ahem, wood floor restoration) that will likely not happen on my watch at this… Continue reading Showing Hospitality in the Midst of Home Renovations
As our family finishes up our 8th year of homeschooling, I can’t help but look back over the years and think of what a crazy, awesome roller coaster ride this has been. We’ve had some amazing opportunities because of the freedom we have with homeschooling. We’ve taken vacations during the school year because they’re cheaper and… Continue reading My Top 4 Homeschooling Mistakes
Summer 2016. It was an election year. It was perfect timing. I had it all planned out. An election unit study over the summer! I bought an inexpensive election unit study guide. I had my books picked out and my printouts printed out. I was set! As I was delightedly telling the Hubs how organized I was… Continue reading Father Knows Best
Several years ago, when our kids were pretty little, we were in line in a grocery store with a cart full of food for our growing family. After ringing everything up, the total was just under $200. As I pulled two crisp $100 bills out of my purse, I glanced at my oldest child and… Continue reading Using Cash to Budget
Affiliate Links are provided in this post. Please see my Disclosure Policy for details. According to statistics, there are more televisions than people in the average American household. Children 8-18 watch around 3 hours a day. When we tell people we haven’t had a tv in 10 years they look at us like we have… Continue reading Why we got rid of our tv – and why it won’t be coming back
We were at a new park a few days ago and I saw something that made me laugh out loud, and feel a bit of regret at the same time. There was a mom, dressed in workout clothes, running around like a crazy woman all throughout the playground with her kids (and other people’s kids… Continue reading 5 Easy ways to work out while playing with your kids
Do you find yourself running to activities every night (or even most nights) of the week? Do you find it difficult to keep up with all the kids’ activities and groups? If you, as a mom, are overwhelmed by all the activities – your child just might be also. Why do we feel the need… Continue reading Is Your Child Over-Scheduled?
Photo credit pixabay.com Did your parents ever go over a budget with you? Did they teach you how much to save, why to save, and where to save it? My mom, like most people in her generation, never talked about finances. Growing up, we never even thought about the bills she paid, or what she… Continue reading Talking to your kids about finances
Anyone who knows me know I’m no Martha Stewart. I love it when my house looks great, but honestly, it’s not going to be picture perfect until the kids go to college and the dogs go with them. I’m too busy trying to enjoy the moment and not wish my life away. I don’t have… Continue reading Super Easy Cleaning Schedule!
I’ve got a lot to figure out about blogging. This is an adventure that I’m excited (and a bit cautious) about. Here are my goals for April: Upgrade to Premium Theme Figure out pictures/graphics Write at least 3 content pieces per week Read 2 blogging/business books It’s not a huge list, granted, but April is… Continue reading April Blogging Goals