Toddler and Baby Friendly Homeschool Room


This is my second year homeschooling.  My two older boys are in 1st grade and Kindergarten.  Easy peasy.  However, the 2 1/2 year old and crawling 8 month old are a force to be reckoned with.  The spring was a challenge with a newborn and a toddler, but now that the baby MOVES, I … [Read more...]

31 ideas for frugal summer fun

"Critter Catching" is always frugal fun!

It’s summer and this means it’s time for some free and frugal fun with the kiddies. Here is a quick list of 31 Ideas for Frugal Summer Fun! Indoor campout - I let my kids spread blankets around our living room, hanging them over couches and chairs, to make indoor … [Read more...]

Have you made a memory lately?

Take time for the little things

Sometimes I get so wrapped up in Mommy mode: homeschooling remembering that my kids should eat 3 times a day plus snacks that they need clean clothes to wear AND the bathroom shouldn't be nuclear waste site. Not to mention:  blogging. Oh, yeah...that does take … [Read more...]

Schooling Without a Schedule?

When people hear I am the mom of a large, military, home-schooling family they often assume our house either, 1. runs like boot camp or 2. exists in total chaos. I assume their perception depends on if they focus on the word “large” or on the word “military”. By nature I am a … [Read more...]

Save Time Teaching Several Ages Together


Unit studies are especially beneficial if you are teaching more then one child. If you are teaching three children, each seven different subjects using textbooks and workbooks – that’s a WHOPPING twenty-one subjects to prepare and teach. A family with three children using … [Read more...]