Homeschooling with Amazon Prime
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Homeschooling with Amazon Prime

There are a number of reasons I love being an Amazon Prime member. I shop on Amazon almost every week. The money I save each week on shipping more than pays for my membership fee. I even regularly purchase 25-pound bags of organic spelt flour and get free two-day shipping! I buy a lot of the…

ABC’s of Summer Fun {N is for National Parks}
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ABC’s of Summer Fun {N is for National Parks}

ABC’s of Summer Fun Over the years our family has enjoyed visiting many national parks around the country. We have plans to visit several this summer! On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant established Yellowstone National Park as the country’s first national park, but the National Park Service did not come into existence until…

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Learning to Juggle It All… Again

I’ll be honest. I’ve been struggling these last couple of months to juggle our busy, happy life. Just when I thought I was falling into a solid routine, our schedule changed. Again. Between kids in homeschool, kids in college,  orthodontist appointments, ice skating, multiple children in music lessons, choir practice, church, minister meetings, and blogging…

Ideas for Spring and Easter
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Ideas for Spring and Easter

I woke up this morning to sunshine… something that’s been severely lacking in my neck of the woods… all winter long. And the weather. Oh, it feels like spring! I love spring time. My yard fills with blooms, we like to do school outside on blankets, we can enjoy riding the horses again. As Easter…

Parrot Chalk Pastels
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Parrot Chalk Pastels

A Colorful Parrot with Chalk Pastels Last week in our homeschool we were reading about the Amazon River and I remembered this technique I had seen for making colorful Parrots with Chalk. You can see my inspiration here at Painted Paper. [Tweet “Check out this easy craft for kids using chalk pastels. Perfect for a…

Letting Go of Expectations
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Letting Go of Expectations

This post is the last post in the Letting Go Series. Embracing Imperfection Set Free from the Bondage of Shame, Guilt and Perfectionism Letting Go of Expectations [line] Letting Go of Expectations Life is a series of choices. Each day we wake up and choose to do what we do. Okay, so sometimes not everything…

Easy Lunch Box Menu & Chubby Taquitos
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Easy Lunch Box Menu & Chubby Taquitos

It’s been a while since I posted one of my girls’ packed homeschool lunch boxes. This one was a hit! The other night I made Chubby Taquitos for supper. I found the recipe on Pinterest from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice. They were delicious! These Taquitos are perfect as an appetizer {think game day} or…

How to Structure the Day with Young Children
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How to Structure the Day with Young Children

Q: So, what I am wondering is what do your kids really do all day? Do you have an activity for them every time while you clean, make snacks, dinner, or take a phone call, or do they watch T.V.? I don’t mean to sound critical, but while you are doing cleaning at 8am to…

Easy Lunch Box Planner {Free Printable}
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Easy Lunch Box Planner {Free Printable}

Yesterday I shared with you my list of over 125 Healthy Ideas for Lunch Boxes… So today I wanted to share with you my handy dandy Easy Lunch Box Planner. I homeschool, but I still like packing a lunch every day because it saves me lots of time right smack in the middle of the…