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
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
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!
Co-Ops can be a big deal when you’re homeschooling. Which one do you choose? The one close to where you live? The one your friends go to? The one with awesome classes you’re just sure you’d never do justice with at home? What if I told you I chose none? Nope, nada, zilch, not interested… Continue reading To Co-Op or not to Co-Op?
I’m a big Dave Ramsey fan. One of the many helpful things we’ve learned from Dave is to pay our kids by commission, rather than allowance. Dave’s reasoning is that paying an allowance – even the name allowance – suggests that you are paying your child, not for work, but for simply being your child. You… Continue reading Do you give your child an allowance – or a commission?